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Joe, Eddie and Awie in a recent 'live' concert.
|Born||Ahmad Azhar Bin Othman
24 November 1968
Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Occupation||Singer, Actress, Host, comedian|
|Spouse(s)||Arni Nazira Anuar (1998 - 2006; divorced)
Rozana Misbun (2006 - 2014; canceled)
Datin Sharifah Ladyana (married 2016)
|Children||5 (two with Arni Nazira three more with Rozana)|
|Parent(s)||Azizah Abdul Hamid (mother; deceased 2016)
Othman Maarof (father)
|Associated acts||Wings, Ziana Zain, Ella|
Awie started his music career in Kuala Lumpur in 1986, fronting the Malaysian rock band Wings, which had an original line-up of Black (drums), Syam (guitars), Eddie (bass) and Awie (lead vocals). They debuted with the album Belenggu Irama. Their subsequent album Hukum Karma features successful singles "Misteri Mimpi Syakilla" (composed by J.S. Kevin) and "Taman Rashidah Utama" (written by a producer Bob Lokman). Various albums followed, including Teori Domino, Jerangkung Dalam Almari and Bazooka Penaka. A number of Wings's hits are composed by singer-songwriter M. Nasir.
Awie left the band in 1994 after reported disagreements with Bob Lokman (Wings manager), and pursued a career as a solo artist and actor. He re-joined Wings in 2002 after lukewarm fan response to his replacements Mus (formerly from May) and Mel (a club singer). The band is still active. Their recent concert appearances and recordings include Wings Alive 2006 and Wings Live In KL 1991. On top of that, Awie had joined the band Samudera Astana.
During his departure from Wings, Awie recorded four albums as a solo artiste: 'Satu', 'Otak','Awie Unplugged','Awie' And 'Santai'.
Awie began his acting career in 1992 with the film Pemburu Bayang. Other locally-successful films followed, the more prominent ones being Bara and the Sembilu series. Recently Awie has concentrated on comedic roles.
Awie was engaged to Erra Fazira, his co-star in Sembilu. Due to reported infidelity, the engagement was called off.
Months later, he was caught by several Islamic law enforcers in a hotel room with Arni Nazira, his co-star in Nafas Cinta. Their obligated marriage produced two daughters. In October 2006, his ex-wife Arni Nazira filed for divorce after 8 years of marriage. The reason for the divorce is claimed to be due to Awie's marriage to Rozana Misbun in a secret ceremony in southern Thailand.
The title of Dato
2017 Awie has been blessed by the Sultan The of Pahang. Now he is in the title as Dato Ahmad Azhar bin Othman or Dato Awie.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1993||Pemburu Bayang||Himself||Datuk Yusof Haslam||First film debut|
|1994||Sembilu||Himself||Datuk Yusof Haslam|
|1995||Sembilu II||Himself||Datuk Yusof Haslam|
|1996||Tragedi Oktober||Himself||Yusof Kelana|
|1997||Merah||Merah||Datuk M. Nasir|
|1998||Maria Mariana II||Sazali||Datuk Yusof Haslam|
|1999||Nafas Cinta||Amir||Jailani Abdul Ghani|
|Bara||Ambri||Datuk Yusof Haslam|
|2003||Iskandar||Karl Iskandar||V. Nagaraj|
|2005||Sembilu 2005||Zambri||Datuk Yusof Haslam|
|Baik Punya Cilok||Bob KP||Datuk Afdlin Shauki|
|2006||Diva Popular||Faizal||Datuk Afdlin Shauki|
|2007||Zombi Kampung Pisang||Husin||Mamat Khalid|
|Sumolah||Harris||Datuk Afdlin Shauki|
|2008||Cuci||Jojo||Datuk Hans Isaac|
|Duyung||Kordi||Datuk Prof. Madya A. Razak Mohaideen|
|Antoo Fighter: Amukan Drakulat!||Drakulat Van Listerbooy||Azizi Chunk Adnan|
|Cinta U-Turn||Faiz||Datuk Prof. Madya A. Razak Mohaideen|
|Apa Kata Hati?||Sophi|
|2010||Andartu Terlampau... 21 Hari Mencari Suami!||Aziz Al-Biruni||Din CJ|
|Kapoww!!||Azizi Chunk Adnan|
|Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah||Husin||Mamat Khalid|
|2012||Baik Giller!!||Kimie||Mansor Akob|
|Berani Punya Budak||John||Datuk Afdlin Shauki|
|2013||Husin, Mon Dan Jin Pakai Toncit||Husin||Mamat Khalid|
|Bikers Kental||Eddie Guardo||Helmi Yusof|
|Lemak Kampung Santan||Abu||Datuk Hans Isaac|
|Ribbit||Kulup||Mamat Khalid||Version Malaysia|
|2016||Warna Cinta Impian||Himself|
|Upin & Ipin Jeng Jeng Jeng!||Himself||Ainon Ariff & Erma Fatima|
|2017||Lebuhraya Ke Neraka||Mamat Khalid|
|2018||Hantu Kak Limah 3||Husin||Mamat Khalid||Post production|
- Tragedi Oktober
- She's Gone
- One In A Million
- Nur Nilam Sari
- Di Medan Ini
- Baik Punya Cilok
- Tiada Rahsia Antara Kita
- Di Ambang Wati
- Dipenjara Janji
- Terima Kasih
- Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah
- Tanda Putera
- Cinta Bukan Ilusi
- Belenggu Irama (1987)
- Biarkan Berlalu (1987)
- Tuhan (1987)
- Bebaskan lah Hatimu Ft Goldkartz
- Ukiran Jiwa
- Lamunan Terhenti
- Alif Ba Ta Duniaku
- Tunggu Sekejap (TV3)
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- Lohan, N. Rama. "To the tune of Lat: Awie in the spotlight". The Star. Archived from the original on 12 March 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
- "Awie: I Have Another Wife". The Star. Archived from the original on 6 November 2006. Retrieved 18 February 2012.