Sun 21 Mar 2010 12:01 PM
George Kurdahi
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George Kurdahi

Industry: Media & Marketing

Designation: TV presenter

Country: Lebanon

Occupation: TV presenter

Known for his city slicker hair and designer outfits, George Kurdahi is a household name for millions of Arab families, largely thanks to his stint on top game show
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

. The Arabic show, one of 50 global formats of ‘Millionaire’, proved a huge hit with Arabic viewers and catapulted its host to super-stardom.

Originally a journalist, Kurdahi cut his teeth on the Lebanese daily Lisan Elhala. After a stint in print he moved over to radio, where he eventually became head of news at the Beirut-based Radio Orient. He quit the role when MBC1 came calling with the top job on Millionaire. The show proved a springboard to an array of lucrative deals, including a hugely popular advertising campaign with UAE telecoms provider du.

The campaign saw Kurdahi appear alongside Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and Emirati cartoonist Mohammed Saeed Harib, prompting a huge response from local fans.

In the ultimate stamp of success — by celebrity standards — Kurdahi has also launched his own brand of perfume; GK.