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Nourhane (Kheirieh Jarkas) was born on 1922 in Damascus, Syria, is an Arabic singer and actress (1922–2022). Discover Nourhane's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is she in this year and how she spends money? Also learn how she earned most of networth at the age of 100 years old?

Popular As Kheirieh Jarkas
Occupation Singer · Actress
Age 100 years old
Zodiac Sign
Born 1922, 1922
Birthday 1922
Birthplace Damascus, Syria
Date of death 2022
Died Place Beirut, Lebanon
Nationality Syria

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Kheirieh Jarkas (خيريه جركس, 1922–2022), known mononymously as Nourhane (نورهان), was a Syrian singer.

Jarkas was born in Damascus (registered in the civil registries of Quneitra in the Golan Heights) in 1922 to parents of Circassian origin, Ali and Maryam.

She started singing at a young age, memorizing songs she heard on the radio and record-players, and reciting them at all-women traditional musical gatherings (istiqbal) that her mother and her friends would organize.

An orphan at the age of 7, she was sent to boarding school, and married at the age of 14 to a Lebanese man, a teacher, linguist, and translator, Kassem Kassem, who mastered 11 languages and who had settled in Aleppo to teach.

Nourhane encouraged him to further his career by applying for a scholarship to study English literature in Cairo which he received.

Together with their son, they moved to Cairo.


For economic reasons, and due to the shortcomings of Kassem's stipend, Nourhane started working as an extra on movies (notably Honey Moon (1945) starring Farid al-Atrash where she can be seen sitting at a table, listening to the legendary singer and actor).

Her professional name, Nourhane, was made up of the first part of the name of Lebanese singer Nour El Hoda and the last part of the name of Syrian singer and princess Asmahan.


She acted in three feature films: Good and Evil (1946), Son of the Orient (1946), and Leila in Iraq (1949).

Through the first film Good and Evil, she met Mohamed Salman, who would eventually become her second husband, and her partner in professional and personal life for five years.

She sang professionally on stage and through radio stations in Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, Kuwait, and more.

The Syrian national radio station in Damascus holds hundreds of her recordings in perfect condition.

Composers who wrote music for her to sing included Mohamed Mohsen, Philemon Wehbe, Mohamed Abdelkarim, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Salim Helou, and Wadih Al-Safi.

The 6th number of the Syrian National Radio Station magazine in its first year, entitled "Radio Diffusion Syrienne", mentions several weekly evening program broadcasts featuring Nourhane.

On November 25, the evening program beginning at 6:30PM featured Nourhane singing "A little bit of my heart remains" composed by Mohamed Mohsen with lyrics by Omar Halabi, as well "Why do I love you?"

composed by Abdel Wahab Karam with words by Ibrahim Kamel.


On November 30, 1953, starting with Nourhane at 9:30pm singing "I called you my love" by Mohamed Mohsen with lyrics by Abdel Jalil Wehbe - followed by a 15 minute recorded improvisation by the buzuq virtuoso and Nourhane's friend Mohamed Abdelkarim.

The same magazine also features a large portrait of Nourhane on its cover

From her personal archive, another issue of the same magazine features a portrait of Nourhane on its cover.

Since she was disappointed with the quality of the films she appeared in, although they may have had a certain degree of commercial success, she decided to opt out of any additional filmmaking adventures.

American researcher and educator Richard Melvin Breaux wrote "As Nourhane, Kheirieh continued to sing on stage and on radio, she recorded and through Farid El-Atrash, her music made its way state side and to Alamphon Records’ Farid Alam al-Din."


Nourhane ended her career in the beginning of the 1960s and she opened up a hair salon in the Arnous area of Damascus.


Her granddaughter, May Kassem made a film narrating her life story entitled "Nourhane, a child’s dream" which came out in 2016.

Nourhane lived to be a hundred and died, at home, surrounded by her family, on February 28, 2022, in Beirut.

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