Erra Fazira

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Erra Fazira
Born Fazira Wan Chek
(1974-02-09) 9 February 1974 (age 43)
Sungai Choh, Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Yusry Abdul Halim (2003-2006, divorced)
Engku Emran Engku Zainal Abidin (2007-2014, divorced)
Children Engku Aleesya Engku Emran
Musical career
  • Vocals
Labels Sony Music

Erra Fazira (born Fazira Wan Chek 9 February 1974) is a Malaysian actress, singer, fashion model, TV Host, film producer, as well as former beauty queen.

She rose to fame in the early/mid 1990s following her roles in Sembilu, Sembilu 2, Maria Mariana and Pasrah. She received critical acclaim and a Best Actress In a Leading Role trophy at Malaysia Film Festival twice for her portrayal of inspiring young village girl "Nurul Ain" in "Soal Hati" (2001) and as "Nora", an old lady with dark past in the film Hingga Hujung Nyawa (2005). She received another three Malaysia Film Festival's Best Actress award nomination for her performance in Soalnya Siapa? (2003), Persona Non Grata (2006), and Anak (2008).

Early life[edit]

Fazira was born in Sungai Choh, a small town in Selangor, Malaysia, the first child and the only daughter of Wan Chek and Azizah Zaik. Her parents were of Peninsula Malay and Sumatran Bangkahulu origin.[1] Fazira was an active student during her school days and developed a passion for acting, which she showed an interest in at a very early age. She also joined many school's clubs and societies such as Scouting, St John Ambulance of Malaysia, the English Language Society and the Culture Club. She was also an active sports student back then and has represented herself and her school in Netball. She said that the learning and involvement she did in those clubs played an important role in her later career.[1]

Fazira attended several different schools including SMK Putri Melawati, Kuala Lumpur.Mother of Engku Aleesya


As a beauty pageant participant[edit]

At the age of 18, Fazira went to take part in the 1992 Malaysian beauty pageant after being persuaded by her aunt. She competed against thirteen others and eventually won the title of Miss Malaysia/World 1992. As Miss Malaysia, Fazira went on to compete in Miss World 1992 pageant, representing Malaysia which was held in South Africa.

Erra then represented Malaysia in Miss South East Asia 1992/1993. She took the third places in Miss South East Asia 1992/1993.

Acting career[edit]

Fazira was approached by director, Yusof Haslam, to star as the lead role in Sembilu. The film opened in cinema on 18 August 1994. The film also marked the first time Erra worked together with her then former dating partner, Awie. Other films roles followed including a sequel of Sembilu the following year, where Fazira reprised her role as Rosmawati Sofian.

From 1996 until 2000, Fazira starred in four of Yusof's directed films including the portraying of Maria Zakaria in both Maria Mariana and its sequel Maria Mariana II. In the 2000 film Soal Hati, Fazira starred played the character of Nurul Ain. Fazira won the Malaysia Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her role in the film.

Starting 2001, Fazira began to work with many different directors for her films including Ahmad Idham for Mr. Cinderella (2002) and Abdul Razak Mohaideen for Cinta Kolestrol (2003) among others. In 2004, Fazira went on to star opposite her then former husband, Yusry bin Abdul Halim, in the 2004 film Hingga Hujung Nyawa, also directed by Abdul Razak. Through this film, Fazira once again was awarded the Malaysia Film Festival Award for Best Actress as for the portrayal of Nora Halim in the movie.

In 2002, Fazira acted in a telemovie and hosted the show, Fesyen Tempo.


Studio albums[edit]

  • Erra Fazira (1994)
  • Aku dan Dia (1995)
  • Menyanyi Bersama (1996)
  • 2.5 Sayang (1997)
  • Kini (1999)
  • Sampai Bertemu (2002)
  • Kini Kembali (2003)
  • Ya atau Tidak (2006)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Koleksi Klasik (1998)
  • Best of Erra Fazira (2001)
  • Koleksi Istimewa Buatmu(2001)
  • Keunggulan Erra Fazira (2007)


Dramas that have not yet released Denotes films that have not yet releases

Feature films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Sembilu Wati Debut film
1995 Sembilu 2 Wati
1996 Maria Mariana Maria Zakaria
Tragedi Oktober Wati
1997 Gemilang Julia
1998 Maria Mariana II Maria Zakaria
2000 Pasrah Farah Diba
Soal Hati Nurul Ain Won Best Actress – 15th Malaysia Film Festival
Won Best Actress – Anugerah Skrin TV3
2001 Gerak Khas The Movie Inspector Syafiqah
Putih Bawang Putih (voice) Animation film
2002 Mr. Cinderella Puteri Megawati Darul Kasih
Soalnya Siapa? Nurul Ain Nominated, Best Actresses – 16th Malaysia Film Festival
2003 Gila Gila Pengantin Aliah Hamdan
Janji Diana Diana Murad
Cinta Kolestrol Fazira Osman / Erra First film co-produced by Erra
Mr. Cinderella Puteri Megawati Darul Kasih
MX3 as herself
2004 Kuliah Cinta Johanna Abdul Rahman (Jojo)
Hingga Hujung Nyawa Nora Halim Won, Best Actresses – 18th Malaysia Film Festival
Tujuh Perhentian Sue
I Know What You Did Last Raya Dr Mira
2005 Potret Mistik Kartini
Sembilu 2005 Cikgu Ira
Lady Boss Salmi
Gila Gila Pengantin Popular Sheera Mustapha
KL Menjerit 1 Nina
2006 Castello Chalita
Persona Non Grata Hey Nominated, Best Actresses – 19th Malaysia Film Festival
2007 Qabil Khusry Qabil Igam Karisma Saat
2008 Cuci Siti Jasmin Rahim (CJ)
Anak Hasnita Nominated, 21st Best Actresses – Malaysia Film Festival
Los dan Faun Puan Jasmine Al Sogood
2009 Sifu dan Tongga Fatimah Omar (Tammy)
2010 Andartu Terlampau - 21 Hari Mencari Suami Markonah Rempeyek
2011 Hidden Dian Hollywood production
2012 Ngorat Keyra
2013 Longkai Zarina
2016 Warna Cinta Impian Erra
2017 Soulmate Hingga Ke Jannah Ira
2018 Polis Evo 2 Filming


Year Telemovie Role Note Channel
2002 Siapa Mau Potong Baju? Erra Fazira (as herself) Special appearance RTM 2
2008 Joe & Faridah Faridah Astro RIA
2009 Bonanza Mastura Astro PRIMA
Cinta Lelong Emma Astro PRIMA
2010 30 Hari Mengenal Cinta Astro RIA
Selamat Tinggal Alexandria Astro PRIMA
2011 Pontianak Kampung Batu Astro Ria
Sanggul Beracun Siti Aminah Nominated "Best TV Actresse" Anugerah TV Asia
Nominated "Best TV Actresse"Anugerah Skrin 2011
Astro Citra
Hantu Susu Astro Prima
Pontianak Beraya Di Kampung Batu Astro Ria
Mak OK Jer! Astro PRIMA
2012 Parut Asyikin Astro Citra
Year TV series Role Note Channel
2008 Mertua VS Menantu Nurul Ain Astro RIA
2009 Kasih Tercipta Lisa Astro RIA
Mertua VS Menantu (Season 2) Nurul Ain Astro RIA
2011 Kelaasss Kau Maria! Meera Astro RIA
2012 Mana Hilangnya Juwita Julia Astro PRIMA
2013 Ammara Batrisya Batrisya TV9
Nur Melinda Cikgu Nur Astro PRIMA
2016 Rumi & Jawi Astro Prima
2017 Dia Bidadariku Suri Astro RIA
My Darling Inspektor Daniel Maria Astro Ria & Astro Ria HD
Year TV show Note Channel
2001 - 2002 Fesyen Tempo RTM 1
2009 Gugu Gaga Erra Reality television series, featuring Erra,Engku Emran and their daughter Engku Aleesya Astro RIA
Pentas Akhir Anak Wayang Season 1 Judge on the first series (with Nasha Aziz & Rashid Sibir) Astro RIA
Dunia Wanita Hosting with Umie Aida, also as a producer RTM 1
2010 Tiger Futbol Starz Host Astro Ria
2011 Mentor Season 5 Reality singing competition with protege Salma A Asis (Won the competition with Salma TV3
VOKAL "Bukan Sekadar Rupa" Judge (with Azmeer) TV3
Pilih Kasih Season 3 Judge (with Umie Aida and Rosyam Nor ) RTM 1
2012–2015 Primadona As talk show host (with Ziela Jalil, Raja Azura and Rozita Che Wan) Astro Prima / Astro Mustika


  1. ^ a b "Malaysian actress Erra Fazira". London Academy of Media & Film TV. 5 January 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 

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