Star of Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago. His other films include 1968's Funny Girl, and the 1957 film, The Lebanese Mission.
He is an Egyptian actor who made it big in Hollywood and won multiple Golden Globes along the way.
He played Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia with Alec Guinness.
He graduated from Victoria College, where he was classmates with literary theorist Edward Said. He later attended and graduated from Cairo University with a degree in physics.
He had a controversial affair with actress Barbra Streisand, which almost cost him his Egyptian citizenship. He was married to Faten Hamama from 1954 to 1974. He has one son.
- The meaning of the name Sharif: Noble, Honourable