Today, we count down some of the well-known Oman-born expat celebrities that have attained fame in the entertainment sphere.
Oman shares a very tight-knit bond with its expats, as several from the community have resided here for decades. Some of them have also started their family lives here – thereby adding to the two million-plus expats that already live in the country.
Here are the top expat celebrities born in Oman:
1) Isla Fisher
The Australian actress was born in Muscat, Oman in 1976 before moving to Australia with her Scottish parents and brothers.
2) Sarah Jane Dias
Bollywood actress and former beauty queen, Sarah, was born in Muscat in 1982. She has starred in movies such as Game, Angry Indian Goddessess, and Zubaan.
3) Samar Puri
The Indian guitarist was born in Muscat in 1987, and reportedly received education from the Indian School Muscat, in Darsait. He works in a pop band “SQS Supastars” with his younger brother Sanam Puri and two other friends.
4) Reem Sameer Shaikh
The Indian television actress was born in Oman, in 2002. She later moved to Mumbai in India, and became a television star by the age of six.