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Adira Suhaimi
Birth name Siti Adira Suhaimi
Born (1991-09-19) 19 September 1991 (age 23)
Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2010–present
Labels Astro Entertainment Sdn Bhd (AESB)
Website AFtalent(Adira)

Siti Adira Suhaimi (born 19 September 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, 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"
Finale "Tiru Macam Saya"
"Ku Ada Kamu"
Sheila Majid

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 honour the best songs in the local entertainment industry. She performed the song on the award show, held on Stadium Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur on 9 January 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 favourite TV series. She also voiced the Malaysian versions of Spider-Man and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, as Mary Jane and Lavagirl, respectively.



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


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


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album information
2010 Hits AF8
  • Format: Compilation
  • Release Date: July 2010
  • Record Label: Maestro Entertainment
  • Format: Compilation
  • Release Date: Jun 2014
  • 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
2015 "Hilang" 1 Suamiku Encik Sotong OST
"Untuk Cinta (With Hafiz Suip)" 4 - PILOT CAFE OST
"Kekasih Teragung Dunia" - - Single 2015

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
2015 Hilang Suamiku Encik Sotong herself 20 Episode
Untuk Cinta Pilot Cafe With Hafiz Soundtrack PILOT CAFE

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
2014 "Ruhi Kasih" 5:02
2015 "Untuk Cinta (With Hafiz)" 4:20
"Hilang" Coming Soon

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2010 Akademi Fantasia (season 8) Runner-Up Adira Won
25th Anugerah Juara Lagu Finalist Ku Ada Kamu Nominated
24th Bintang Popular Berita Harian Awards[13] Most Popular Female Singer Adira Nominated
Most Popular Female New Artist Nominated
2011 Anugerah Pilihan Pembaca Media Hiburan Promising Award Nominated
2012 1st Blockbuster Awards Best Theme Song (with Hafiz) Ombak Rindu Won
12th Anugerah Planet Muzik Best Song (with Hafiz) Nominated
Most Popular Regional Songs (with Hafiz) Nominated
27th Anugerah Juara Lagu Finalist (with Hafiz) Won
  • Celcom Mobile Award
25th Malaysia Film Festival Best Theme Songs Won
26th Bintang Popular Berita Harian Awards Most Popular Duo / Group Singer (with Hafiz) Adira Nominated
2013 13th Anugerah Planet Muzik Best Collaboration (with Aliff Aziz) Keajaiban Cinta Nominated
4th Shout! Awards Power Vocal Award Adira Nominated
20th Anugerah Industri Muzik Best Vocal Performance in Song (Female) Dewi Cinta Nominated
Best Pop Song Sekadar Mimpi Nominated
2014 21th Anugerah Industri Muzik Best Vocal Performance in Song (Female) Hilang Nominated
Best Album Cover Dewi Cinta Nominated
27th Bintang Popular Berita Harian Awards[14] Most Popular Female Singer Adira Won

See also[edit]