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Fazira Wan Chek|
9 February 1974
Sungai Choh, Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia
Yusry Abdul Halim (2003-2006, divorced) |
Engku Emran Engku Zainal Abidin (2007-2014, divorced)
|Children||Engku Aleesya Engku Emran|
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 ("Torn", Sembilu 2 ("Torn 2"), Maria Mariana and Pasrah (Surrender). She received critical acclaim and a Best Actress In a Leading Role trophy at Malaysia Film Festival twice for her portrayal of inspiring young sales girl and part time student "Nurul Ain" in "Soal Hati ("About The Heart")" (2001) and as "Nora", an old lady with dark past in the film Hingga Hujung Nyawa (" Until The End of Life" (2005). She received another three Malaysia Film Festival's Best Actress award nomination for her performance in Soalnya Siapa? ""Who is it?" (2003), Persona Non Grata (2006), and Anak "The Child" (2008).
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Discography
- 4 Filmography
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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 ethnic Malays of Sumatran Bangkahulu origin. 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.
Fazira attended several different schools including SM Puteri Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur.
As a beauty pageant participant (1992)
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.
Music career (1993–2007)
In 1994, after the release of her first feature film "Sembilu", Fazira released her eponymous self-titled EP under Polygram Records. She later records two albums with the label before leaving Polygram to join Sony Music. Her first studio album is Aku dan Dia (1995) with its hits single "Yang Terindah Hanyalah Sementara", and followed by 2.5 Sayang in 1996 with "Pertemuan" released as single.
Three years later, in 1999, Fazira’s fourth album and the first with Sony Music, Kini was released. Her 2001 single, "Sandarkan" along with Siti Nurhaliza’s song, "Lakaran Kehidupan" (from Siti’s seventh album, Safa) was chosen by TV3 as part of the network’s 3D campaign. Music videos for both songs were filmed in 3D where TV3 viewers wearing 3D glasses while watching it.
In 2002, her fifth album, Sampai Bertemu was released, followed by sixth album, Kini Kembali (2004). In 2006, Fazira released her seventh and last studio album, Ya Atau Tidak.
Acting career (1994–present)
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.
- 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)
- Koleksi Klasik (1998)
- Best of Erra Fazira (2001)
- Koleksi Istimewa Buatmu(2001)
- Keunggulan Erra Fazira (2007)
|1994||Sembilu||Rosmawati Sofian||Datuk Yusof Haslam||First film debut|
|1995||Sembilu II||Rosmawati Sofian|
|1996||Maria Mariana||Maria Zakaria|
|Tragedi Oktober||Rosmawati Sofian||Yusof Kelana|
|1997||Gemilang||Julia||Datuk Yusof Haslam|
|1998||Maria Mariana II||Maria Zakaria|
|Soal Hati||Nurul Ain||Othman Hafsham||Won Best Actress – 15th Malaysia Film Festival|
Won Best Actress – Anugerah Skrin TV3
|2001||Gerak Khas The Movie||Inspector Syafiqah||Datuk Yusof Haslam|
|Putih||Bawang Putih (voice)||Rashid Sibir||Animation film|
|2002||Mr. Cinderella||Puteri Megawati Darul Kasih||Ahmad Idham|
|Soalnya Siapa?||Nurul Ain||Othman Hafsham||Nominated, Best Actresses – 16th Malaysia Film Festival|
|2003||Gila Gila Pengantin||Aliah Hamdan||Aziz M. Osman|
|Janji Diana||Diana Murad||Datuk Yusof Haslam|
|Cinta Kolestrol||Fazira Osman / Erra||Prof. Madya A. Razak Mohaideen||First film co-produced by Erra|
|Mr. Cinderella 2||Puteri Megawati Darul Kasih||Din C.J|
|MX3||Herself||Yusof Kelana||Guest appearance|
|2004||Kuliah Cinta||Johanna Abdul Rahman (Jojo)||Prof. Madya A. Razak Mohaideen|
|Hingga Hujung Nyawa||Nora Halim||Won, Best Actresses – 18th Malaysia Film Festival|
|I Know What You Did Last Raya||Dr Mira|
|Sembilu 2005||Teacher Ira||Datuk Yusof Haslam|
|Lady Boss||Salmi||Prof. Madya A. Razak Mohaideen|
|Gila Gila Pengantin Popular||Sheera Mustapha||Aziz M. Osman|
|KL Menjerit 1||Nina||Bada Hj. Azmi|
|Persona Non Grata||Hey||Syed Azidi Syed Abdul Aziz||Nominated, Best Actresses – 19th Malaysia Film Festival|
|2007||Qabil Khusry Qabil Igam||Karisma Saat||Zaili Sulan|
|2008||Cuci||Siti Jasmin Rahim (CJ)||Datuk Hans Isaac|
|Anak||Hasnita||Barney Lee||Nominated, 21st Best Actresses – Malaysia Film Festival|
|Los dan Faun||Puan Jasmine Al Sogood||Dato' Afdlin Shauki|
|2009||Sifu dan Tongga||Fatimah Omar (Tammy)||Prof. Madya A. Razak Mohaideen|
|2010||Andartu Terlampau - 21 Hari Mencari Suami||Markonah Rempeyek||Din C.J|
|2011||Hidden||Dian||Sammet Baadkar||Hollywood production|
|2012||Ngorat||Keyra||Prof. Madya A. Razak Mohaideen|
|2016||Warna Cinta Impian||Erra||N.S Krishnan|
|2017||Soulmate Hingga Ke Jannah||Ira||Prof. Madya A. Razak Mohaideen|
|2018||Hantu Kak Limah 3||Wati||Mamat Khalid||Special appearance|
|Polis Evo 2||Joel Soh||Post-production|
|2002||Siapa Mau Potong Baju?||Herself||Special appearance||TV2|
|2008||Joe & Faridah||Faridah||Astro Ria|
|Cinta Lelong||Emma||Astro Ria|
|2010||30 Hari Mengenal Cinta|
|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
|Hantu Susu||Astro Ria|
|Pontianak Beraya Di Kampung Batu||Astro Ria|
|Mak OK Jer!||Astro Prima|
|2012||Parut Asyikin||Nur Asyikin||Astro Citra|
|Hantu Susu Kembali||Astro Ria|
|2015||Aku Benci Raya|
|2008||Mertua VS Menantu||Nurul Ain||Astro Prima|
|Mertua VS Menantu (Season 2)||Nurul Ain|
|2011||Kelaasss Kau Maria!||Meera||Astro Ria|
|2012||Mana Hilangnya Juwita||Julia|
|Nur Melinda||Cikgu Nur||Astro Prima|
|2016||Rumi & Jawi|
|2017||Dia Bidadariku||Suri||Astro Ria|
|My Darling Inspektor Daniel||Maria|
|2018||Gerak Khas||ASP Jeslina||TV2|
|Mak Cun (Season 4)||Olio||TV3|
|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)|
|Dunia Wanita||Hosting with Umie Aida, also as a producer||TV1|
|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)|
|Pilih Kasih Season 3||Judge (with Umie Aida and Rosyam Nor)||TV2|
|2012-15||Primadona||As talk show host (with Ziela Jalil, Raja Azura and Rozita Che Wan)||Astro Prima|
- "Malaysian actress Erra Fazira". London Academy of Media & Film TV. 5 January 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
- Other references
- http://ww1.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2004&dt=1020&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Hiburan&pg=hi_01.htm Matlamat jadi penerbit
- http://ww1.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2003&dt=1028&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Hiburan&pg=hi_02.htm Erra Fazira - Saya berhak dapat bayaran lebih
- http://ww1.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2008&dt=0111&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Hiburan&pg=hi_01.htm Erra Fazira sedia bantu promosi Cuci