Nur Fazura

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Nur Fazura
Born Nur Fazura Sharifuddin
(1983-09-27) September 27, 1983 (age 31)
Pekan, Pahang, MalaysiaMalaysia
Other names Faz, Fazura
Occupation Actress, Tv Host, MTV VJ
Years active 2002 - Present
Website
twitter.com/missfazura

Nur Fazura Sharifuddin (born September 27, 1983) is a Malaysian actress, TV Host and VJ. She began her career in Malaysian entertainment industry in hosting a television show and several minor acting roles. She was the host of a television show called Teens World. In 2004, she launched her film career with playing the leading role in Bicara Hati which became her breakout role and earned her an award nomination. Later in 2005, she starred as the bubbly-energetic lead character in the film Gol & Gincu.

Fazura is considered as one of the most stylish actress and celebrity in Malaysia according to many entertainment and fashion magazines and frequently appears in these magazine's "Stylish" and "Hot" lists. Up to 2010, she has done 10 featured films and countless hit TV series and dramas as well as hosting a numbers of television program.

Early life[edit]

Fazura was born in one of the rural province at Pekan, a town in the state of Pahang in Malaysia on September 27, 1983. She is the third of four siblings, the only daughter to her parent and sister to her three brothers. She attended the Sekolah Menengah Datuk Mahmud Mat in her hometown. She enrolled at a Fashion Design College and studied fashion for a while before quiting after a few months saying, "because my interest in the course dwindled after a while".[1] and also due kept getting all these offers so it was kind of tempting for her. She grabbed one of them and told herself that “This is where I’m going to start. Do one acting thing and then forget about it. At least, I’ve done it”.[2] She was discovered and been given the big break by a film producer-director, Datin Rosnani Jamil.

Career[edit]

2002–06: Early career, breakthrough and Gol & Gincu[edit]

Prior to her acting debut in 2004, Fazura hosted a television show which broadcast by one of the largest broadcasting network channels in Malaysia, RTM2, called Teens World. She kept getting offers to make a film, and decided to accept one of the offers. At 21, Fazura made her film debut in the 2004 film Bicara Hati which she played the leading female role of Noraini. Already earned a rave reviews from the film, she was nominated and won the Most Promising Actress award at the 17th Malaysian Film Festival ceremony. During an interview, she said she was not ecpexted to won at all by stating, “I’m still in a daze. I never thought that I would win" and added, “Throughout the night (before the winner was announced), friends were teasing me continuously about winning the award but I never took them seriously. In fact, I brushed it off as absurd. Look at the other contenders: Fasha Sandha is a very good actress and Betty Banafe has more experience in acting".[1] Due to her convincing performance of portraying Noraini in Bicara Hati, Datin Rosnani Jamil had recommended Fazura to fellow film producer, Habsah Hassan, who was then looking for an actress for her upcoming film. Being impresses enough with Fazura, Habsah Hassan immediately offered the leading female role to her. Before the initial release of the Bicara Hati film, she was already went shooting her second major film with and starring opposite to another newcomer, Jehan Miskin. Fazura also co-hosting a 2004 TV show called Olay Total White Aspirasiku with Linda Onn. In 2005, the film Qaisy and Laila which follows a Malaysian relief team that was sent to help refugees in war-torn of Afghanistan was released on June 30, 2005. In the same year, Fazura was again landed a role in Senario XX film and the lead role in Gol & Gincu film. In the comedy film Senario XX, she played the character named Siti, a simple rural province girl in which she stated, "Siti’s character will be a bit different compared to my two previous roles" and "when the character Siti in the comedy Senario XX was offered to me, I said ‘yes’ immediately. On top of it, I’d always wanted to work with abang Aziz (M. Osman)”.[1] In the Gol & Gincu film, Fazura played Putri, a bubbly-energetic girl who was suddenly being dumped by her boyfriend Eddy (Ashraf Sinclair) for Sasha (Sazzy Falak) that then decides to try and win over Eddy's heart by starting her own futsal team. The film was released on August 11, 2005 and has been the one of the successful film of Fazura to date and was the big winner at the 19th Malaysian Film Festival as it took home the Best Film award. 2005 also marked the first time Fazura landed the main role on a television series, Inspirion. Co-starring opposite Eizlan Yusof, the series directed by Rashid Sibir was broadcast on TV3. In 2006, Gol & Gincu went from a huge successful film onto a commercial TV series, Gol & Gincu The Series which premiered on June 4, 2006 in which Fazura reprised her role as Putri. The tv series marking Fazura second appearances in television series.

2007–2008: Films and TV Drama[edit]

Already a huge name in Malaysia entertainment industry within the last three years as one of the most predominant actresses, Fazura started 2007 with more works. Fazura went to playing the lead role in the 2007 film Kayangan and was cast in two TV drama series, Datin Diaries and Kasih Suci. Fazura co-starred alongside two Indonesian actors in both Kayangan and Kasih Suci. Kayangan was released on August 9, 2007, but was considered a box-office failure. Fazura then said to make a statement quoted as, "There's a lot more other factors that made a film failed on the markets. Wasn't entirely because of the actors in it".[1] In the same year, Fazura went back to her route as a TV host to became a VJ on MTV Asia network channel. She hosted shows called MTV Jus and MTV Pop Inc. throughout the year. Fazura also reprised her role as Putri for the second season of the hit Gol & Gincu The Series which aired starting on July 8, 2007. In 2008, Fazura co-starred in the film titled Selamat Pagi Cinta playing Julia together with Pierre Andre, Sharifah Amani and Que Haidar. Later that year, Fazura was cast in another TV series playing the title character in Ezora. Premiered on May 19, on TV3, the TV series was one of the hit drama series during the period. It premiered only for one season. Also in 2008, Fazura guest-starred on horror TV series called Keliwon.

2009–2011: Pisau Cukur, ESPN, Lagenda Budak Setan and TV Movie and Drama[edit]

In 2009, Fazura went to starred as one of the leading female role in the most anticipating film that year, Pisau Cukur. Fazura played a character named Intan who went to a vacation on a luxury cruise ship to cheered up her best friend Bella, played by Maya Karin, whereas while on the ship they come to encountered with three Datuks, three Datuk's wives, two Datuk's children, one private detective and one die-hard-fan of Bella's. The film released on November 5, 2009 and became box-office hit. It was the first time Fazura and Maya Karin have made a film together. In the same year, Fazura was chosen to host a reality program show alongside Rusdi Ramli called Anak Wayang as well as Malaysia's sport entertainment programme on ESPN Star Sports channel called MyEG Xtra Time! alongside Marion Caunter. According to Fazura, "Sports is often synonymous with male viewers, but with MyEG Xtra Time’s new concept of sports entertainment, I’m sure we’ll have lots of ladies tuning in as well! Men love sports, but I’m sure they’ll stay glued to the screens with the latest news outside the sports arena – and I’m certain lots of ladies will tune in as well with the gossipy nature of the show!".[3] In 2010, Fazura signed on as Katerina/Kate, one of the central character in the novel adaptation film, Lagenda Budak Setan and received well reviews from critics and fans alike for her performance in the film. However Fazura did not returned for the sequel in 2012 and was replaced by another fellow actress, Maya Karin whom she had worked together with in Pisau Cukur. In the same year,Fazura was nominated and won the award for Best Supporting Actress in Motion Picture for her work in Pisau Cukur during the 2010 Anugerah Skrin.

Fazura acted in an Islamic theme drama series and its television movie, Kitab Cinta as well as Tahajjud Cinta for Al-Hijrah and TV3 respectively.

2012 – 2013: House of Doll and Return to TV[edit]

In 2012, Fazura ventured into fashion business by opening a boutique called 'House Of Doll', located in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Her only film that year was Bujang Terlajak alongside comedians, Saiful Apek, Johan and Nabil. The following year, Fazura return to the small screen in a 13 episodes drama on TV3, "Kisah Cinta" alongside Shaheizy Sam.

2014 - Present: Return to silver screen, Music and Reality TV show[edit]

Fazura returned to the silver screen in early 2014 with the release of new horror-comedy, "Kami Histeria", followed by a psychological-drama thriller, "Tembus" in the middle of 2014.

She also ventured into the music scene with the release of her first single, "Sayangi Dirimu" and was chosen to star in E!'s first Malaysian miniseries title, "Facing Up to Fazura".[4] The series premiered across Asia starting 14 December 2014 on E! News Asia.

Personal life and controversy[edit]

In early 2007, Fazura was said has been involved and an item with Singapore Idol Season 2 winner, Hady Mirza after both having first met at the MTV Hip-Hop Party at the Ministry of Sound Club on November 30, 2006. According to a source, "He's (Mirza) very much into her (Fazura). They are madly in love and they talk practically every day on the phone".[1] Responding to the rumored via SMS, Fazura said, "While I am pretty open about my life and work, I really hope to keep my personal life private. I would rather not comment on speculations..."[1] In another interview, Fazura said herself, "I would rather not say yes or not regarding the gossip".[1] Fazura is good friends with TV host and singer Cheryl Samad and Gol & Gincu co-star Sazzy Falak.

Fazura allegedly assaulted Geraldine Mariana Wong, ex-wife of Ezra Effendi (son of Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohd Effendi Norwawi) during a fight over Ahmad Razman Ahmad Razali, 30, (the son of the late Tan Sri Ahmad Razali Mohd Ali, former Selangor Mentri Besar). Wong was allegedly assaulted at Bar Luna, Pacific Regency Hotel and Apartments, in Jalan Kia Peng here on Dec 19, 2004 at 1.20am. Wong, who testified as the first prosecution witness, told a magistrate’s court here that she had gone to Bar Luna with her friend Cerina Tan and was with several friends at the bar when the actress came up to her and started a conversation. She said Fazura suddenly shoved her three times and in retaliation, she shoved the Gol & Gincu star back. Fazura then was acquitted not guilty and discharged by the Magistrate's Court for the charge of causing hurt to the housewife.[5]

As of 2013, Fazura began to start a relationship with Malaysian actor,Shaheizy Sam.When being questioned by the media,neither one of them refused to comment more about this. Rumors began to surface when the two of them were spotted holding hands in public several times. The news about Fazura and Shaheizy Sam were dating each other shocked the media and their respective fans.

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Bicara Hati Noraini Malaysian Film Festival for Most Promising Actress
2005 Qaisy and Laila Laila Nominated - Malaysian Film Festival for Best Actress
2005 Senario XX Siti
2005 Gol & Gincu Putri Farhana Aliya Nominated - 19th Malaysian Film Festival for Best Actress
2006 Rendang Untuk Mertua Marina/Ina TV film
2007 Kayangan Masiera Nominated - Malaysian Film Festival for Best Actress
2008 Selamat Pagi Cinta Julia
2009 Pisau Cukur Intan Mastura Anugerah Skrin for Best Supporting Actress in Film
2009 Kantoi Lydia
2010 Lagenda Budak Setan Katerina/Kate Nominated - Malaysian Film Festival for Best Supporting Actress
2012 Bujang Telajak Puteri
2014 Kami Histeria Cik Lang Anugerah Majlis Pengkritik Filem KL for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Malaysian Film Festival for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Anugerah Lawak Warna for Best Comedy Actress
2014 Tembus Iza
2014 Manisnya Cinta Di Cappadoccia Ifti Liyana
2015 Langit Cinta Khadija
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Inspirion Azie Main Role, TV3
2006 Gol & Gincu The Series Putri Farhana Aliya Lead Role, 8TV
2007 Gol & Gincu The Series 2 Putri Farhana Aliya Main Role, 8TV
2007 Datin Diaries Nelly Main Role, TV3
2007 Kasih Suci Kasih Lead Role, TV3
2008 Ezora Ezora Main Role, TV3
2008 Bicara Cinta Mila Main Role, Astro
2008 Keliwon Guest-starred, TV3
2011 Kitab Cinta Mustika Main Role, TV Al-Hijrah
2011 Tahajjud Cinta Citra Maisara Main Role, TV3
2013 Kisah Cinta Azalea Main Role, TV3

Host/TV Appearance[edit]

Host/TV Appearance
Year Title Role
2002 Teen's World Host
2004 Pop TV Host
2005-2007 MTV Jus Host
2006 Anugerah Skrin ke-8 Host with Naz
2009 Anak Wayang Host with Rusdi Ramli
2014 Malaysian Film Festival Host with Fahrin Ahmad
2014 Maharaja Lawak Mega Judge

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