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Adira Suhaimi
Birth name Siti Adira Suhaimi
Born (1991-09-19) September 19, 1991 (age 22)
Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 2010-present
Labels Astro Entertainment Sdn Bhd (AESB)
Website AFtalent(Adira)

Siti Adira Suhaimi (born September 19, 1991), known widely by her stage name Adira, is a Malaysian singer. She is the runner-up of the eighth season of Astro's television reality program, Akademi Fantasia. She also known as Queen of Soundtrack.[1]

Early life[edit]

Siti Adira Suhaimi was born in Ranau, to Rujinah Sarungin and Suhaimi Rajiman, the youngest of eight .[2] She is of Kadazan-Dusun descendant. She attended Kundasang Secondary School.[3]

During her school years, she was a part of the Nasyid group of her school, and also represented her school in a poetry and song reciting competition.[4] She won first place in a singing competition in a Pesta Kobis Festival, held in her hometown Kundasang each year.

Akademi Fantasia[edit]

At age 19, she auditioned for the Astro reality show, Akademi Fantasia (season 8), along with her sister, Ema. They managed to enter the show, becoming the first pair of siblings to enter Astro. However, on the second week, her sister was eliminated.[5] She managed to remain in the show, throughout ten weeks, and in the finale, she resulted as a runner-up with 25.13% votes.[6]

In the show's 8th season, Adira was the shortest student, with a height of 4'9" (150 cm), and is also the student that was never on the bottom two.

Song performances on Akademi Fantasia[edit]

Week Instructed Songs Original Artist Result #
1 "Bertemu di Kalbu" Jaclyn Victor 5
2 "Ku Percaya Ada Cinta" Datuk Siti Nurhaliza 4
3 "Kini" Feminin 1
4 "Biarlah" Nidji 1
5 "Seri Mersing" Sharifah Aini 4
6 "My All" Mariah Carey 1
7 "Ayat-Ayat Cinta" Rossa 1
8 "Kitalah Bintang" Ella 1
9 "Mercy"
"Dua"
Duffy
KRU
2
Finale "Tiru Macam Saya"
"Ku Ada Kamu"
Sheila Majid
Adira
Runner-up

Post AF: Career[edit]

2010-present: Ku Ada Kamu[edit]

Adira's coronation song "Ku Ada Kamu" was released as a promotional single via the compilation album "Hitz AF8", featuring songs by the contestants of Akademi Fantasia 8. The song was a massive hit in Malaysia, topping several radio charts, such as Carta Hot FM 30, Carta Muzik Muzik and Carta Suria FM. It became a top 5 hit in Carta Muzik FM and Carta Era, at No.2 and No.5. A music video of the song was released about a few days after the finale concert of the eight season of Akademi Fantasia.

In December 2010, the song was announced as one of the songs that managed to enter the Anugerah Juara Lagu,[7] a Malaysian annual award show to honor the best songs in the local entertainment industry. She performed the song on the award show, held on Stadium Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur on January 9, 2011.

Following her success after Akademi Fantasia, Adira became the spokesperson for Innershine Pati Prun along with her sister, Ema. She made her acting debut in Lawaknya Fantasia Raya, a comedy television movie starring alongside Rozita Che Wan and Dato' Aziz Sattar.[8]

In the same year, she sang the theme song of Astro Citra's "Dendam Kesuma", "Kesuma"[9] and "Ilusi" which served as the theme song of the comedy series Awan Dania, in the third season,[10] which is also Adira's favorite TV series. She also voiced the Malaysian versions of Spider-Man and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, as Mary Jane and Lavagirl, respectively.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2010 Spider-Man Mary Jane Voice over; Malaysian version
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl Lavagirl Voice-over; Malaysian version

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Akademi Fantasia Season 8 Herself Reality programme; runner-up
Dari Studio bersama Adira Herself Music show
Lawaknya Fantasia Raya Adira Television movie; supporting role
2012 Tiara Tiara Television movie; main role with Singapore singer and actor Aliff Aziz

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album information
2010 Hits AF8
  • Format: Compilation
  • Release Date: July 2010
  • Record Label: Maestro Entertainment

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
Carta ERA 40[11] Hot FM 30[12] Muzik Muzik
2010 "Ku Ada Kamu" 1 1 1 Hits AF8
"Ilusi" 1 1 1 Awan Dania 3 OST
2011 "Ombak Rindu (with Hafiz)" 1 1 1 Ombak Rindu OST
"Sakura" 1 1 1 Sakura (Single)
2012 "Keajaiban Cinta (with Aliff Aziz)" - 4 - Tiara OST
2013 "Ratuku 2013 (with Awie)" - - - Sehangat Asmara OST
"Dewi Cinta" - - 1 Dewi Cinta (Single)
2014 "Ruhi Kasih" - - - Single 2014

Original Soundtrack (OST)[edit]

Her best achievement so far is as Singer of Malaysian film, drama or TV programs Soundtracks.

Year Title Film/Drama/TV Program Duet Notes
2010 Kesuma Dendam Kesuma herself A slot "Suatu Ketika" in Astro Citra (drama 8 episodes)
Mari Menari Mari Menari with Hafiz A dance reality entertainment program
2011 Ilusi Awan Dania (season 3) herself This song also the second single after Ku Ada Kamu
Saya Anak Malaysia MyMusic Indiepretasi project with Aizat, Altimet, Azlan and The Typewriter, Hafiz, Fina, Najwa Mahiadin, Phoebe, Mei Yan, Jason, Aanantha) -
La La La Elly & Epit with Akim Ahmad Comedy drama in Astro Ceria
Ombak Rindu Ombak Rindu herself & with Hafiz Malaysian Box Office film 2011/12
Lara Lagi Ombak Rindu herself Second single in Ombak Rindu OST
2012 Sampaikan Salam Cintaku Sampaikan Salam Cintaku herself -
Merisik Khabar Aku Sudirman - Suatu Interpretasi herself Her cover for the programs
Erti Kawan Memberku Hawa herself A drama in TV3 and Astro Ria
Juwita (Mana Hilangnya?) Mana Hilangnya Juwita? with Monoloque and Hazama A Mysterious & controversy drama in Astro Ria
2013 Dewi Cinta Dewi Cinta herself The movie started filming in 2012
Keajaiban Cinta Tiara with Aliff Aziz A TV drama and she play as a main role with Singapore singer and actor Aliff Aziz
Cinta Lagenda Budak Setan 2 : Katerina herself -
Primadona Primadona herself A sensation show hosted by Erra Fazira, Rozita Che Wan, Ziela Jalil and Raja Azura
Raikan MAHA MAHA International herself OST for Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture & Agrotourism International (MAHA) campaign
Ratuku (2013) Sehangat Asmara with Awie OST for Sehangat Asmara in Mustika HD

Music videos[edit]

Year Music video Length
2010 "Ku Ada Kamu" 3:52
"Ilusi (Awan Dania 3 OST)" 3:16
2011 "Ilusi" 3:07
"Kesuma" 4:16
"Hari Yang Ku Nanti" (with Dina Nadzir and Hazama) 3:39
"La La La" (with Akim) 3:03
"Ombak Rindu" (with Hafiz) 3:44
2012 "Sakura" 4:35
"Aidilfitri Yang Mulia (with Dj's Era fm)" 2:57
"Sampaikan Salam Cintaku" 3:51
"Juwita (Mana Hilangnya?) (with Monoloque and Hazama)" 5:00
"Keajaiban Cinta (with Aliff Aziz)" 4:23
2013 "Ratuku 2013 (with Awie)" 4:53
"Dewi Cinta" 5:52

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2010 25th Anugerah Juara Lagu Candidate "(Ku Ada Kamu)" Nominated
24th Bintang Popular Berita Harian Awards [13] Most Popular Female Singer Nominated
Most Popular Female New Artist Nominated
2011 Anugerah Pilihan Pembaca Media Hiburan Promising Award Nominated
25th Bintang Popular Berita Harian Awards Most Popular Female Singer Nominated
Most Popular Female Artist Online Nominated
2012 Blockbuster Awards Best Theme Song "(Ombak Rindu with Hafiz)" Won
12th Anugerah Planet Muzik Best Song "(Ombak Rindu with Hafiz)" Nominated
Most Popular Regional Songs "(Ombak Rindu with Hafiz)" Nominated
27th Anugerah Juara Lagu "(Ombak Rindu with Hafiz)" Won
  • Celcom Mobile Award
25th Malaysia Film Festival Best Theme Songs "(Ombak Rindu with Hafiz)" Won
26th Bintang Popular Berita Harian Awards Most Popular Female Singer Nominated
Most Popular Duo / Group Singer "(with Hafiz)" Nominated
Stailo Female Artists Nominated
Influential Artists on Social Media Nominated
Best on Screen Chemistry "(with Hafiz)" Nominated
Best on Screen Chemistry "(with Shahir)" Nominated
Best on Screen Chemistry "(with Aliff Aziz)" Nominated
Most Popular Asian Artist Nominated
2013 Anugerah Planet Muzik Best Collaboration "(with Aliff Aziz)" Nominated
Shout! Awards Power Vocal Award Nominated
Anugerah Industri Muzik Best Vocal Performance in Song (Female) "(Dewi Cinta)" Nominated
Best Pop Song "(Sekadar Mimpi)" Nominated

See also[edit]