Industry: Art and entertainment
A prominent Syrian actress, Sulaf Fawakherji rose to fame in
the Arab world through her numerous roles on Syrian soap operas and her
subsequent acting career, which established her as one of the leading lights in
Arabic cinema. Originally an arts student at Adham Ismail Fine Arts Institute,
Fawakherji transitioned towards the theatre, making her debut on stage in plays
such as Al Sawt and Hekayat al Shetaa. Fawakherji was chosen as a torchbearer
for the 2008 Summer Olympics torch relay.