Farid Kamil bin Zahari
5 May 1981
|Education||Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts|
|Alma mater||Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)|
|Occupation||Actor, Model, Screenwriter, Film Director|
Datin Diana Danielle (m. 2012)
|Children||Muhammad Bin Farid Kamil Nur Aurora Binti Farid Kamil|
|Parent(s)||Datuk Dr. Zahari Che Dan (Father) |
Datin Sharifah Bardah Syed Abdillah (Mother)
|Relatives||Fadzil Zahari (Brother) |
Yana Samsudin (Sister In Law)
Dato' Farid Kamil bin Zahari (born 5 May 1981), better known by his stage name Farid Kamil, is a Malaysian actor, director and screenplay writer. He is a well-known male model turned actor who has made a big reputation of himself as one of Malaysia's most famous actors since Rosyam Nor in the 1990s for several of his outstanding performances in drama series and movies alike.
- 1 Background
- 2 Career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Recognition
- 5 Filmography
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Farid Kamil was born in Alor Star, Kedah. He is the eldest son of five siblings to Dato' Dr. Zahari Che Dan and Datin Sharifah Bardah Syed Abdillah. His brother, Fadzil Zahari is also an actor. His other siblings were Anis Anwar, Azman Aizuddin and Nurnadiah.
Kamil graduated from Universiti Teknologi MARA with Bachelor's Degree (Hons.) in Performing Arts in 2010. He has also been one of the most fortunate actor as he was lucky enough to have been guided by in acting by known actor; Ahmad Yatim which had given him an edge as a method actor despite appearing in a number of comedy and commercial released films and dramas.
Kamil began his career in the entertainment industry as a model in 1999 to support his tuition fee - some of the companies he worked for during this early period were Dunhill, Pringles and TM Net. His involvement in the film industry however only began in 2000 when he was discovered by Abdul Razak Mohaideen, a very popular director during that time, and was cast as a minor character in his film; Mistik. Appearing in Mistik was a turning stone for Kamil as he began to catch the attention of local directors and film makers. In 2003, Kamil was cast alongside Erra Fazira in Cinta Kolestrol, playing her younger brother.
2004-2007: Rise to fame and major roles
By 2004, Kamil's popularity soared. He continued to appear not only in films alongside prominent names such as Erra Fazira in Hingga Hujung Nyawa and Kuliah Cinta in a supporting role and a leading man debut in a thriller movie titled Tujuh Perhentian . In the same year, Kamil also appeared alongside Datuk Siti Nurhaliza for a Hotlink advertisement campaign. The campaign itself helped Kamil to be recognised as well as becoming a fan favourite.
Kamil starred mainly in Abdul Razak's movies until 2006, where Kamil joined forces with a different director; Ahmad Idham in his movie Remp-It not only as the lead actor, but also the screenwriter, at the behest of the producer. The movie was a box office success and was followed by two sequels.
With his career on a roll, Kamil took one of his most challenging roles to date in 2008 when he appeared in Osman Ali's Anak Halal. His appearance in the movie as well as in Mamat Khalid's Kala Malam Bulan Mengambang made him one of the most sought actors during that time. Kamil was also recognised when he was nominated for Best Actor for his portrayal in Anak Halal and best supporting actor for his role in Kala Malam Bulan Mengambang in the 21st Malaysia Film Festival in 2008.
2010-present: venture in directing
In 2010, Farid was entrusted to direct the third and final movie in the Remp-It series. However, the movie snowballed bad publicity due to perceptions that it had glorified mat rempit culture which was very prevalent in TV dramas and movies at that time, much to the Government's chagrin. The movie was subsequently retitled V3-Samseng Jalanan.
Farid involved in two film productions in 2017: the first one is the action film J Revolusi while the other being Tombiruo: Penunggu Rimba, an adventure film adapted from a novel written by Ramlee Awang Murshid.
As a well-known actor, Farid Kamil was romantically linked with a number of actresses. From his break-up with his then girlfriend Irma Hasmie some years ago, his alleged romantic entanglement with Lisa Surihani and the latest one being his courtship with starlet Diana Danielle. On 16 October, it was confirmed that he is engaged with Diana Danielle and the couple got married on 3 November 2012. They now have two children together, namely Muhammad and Nur Aurora.
Drug allegations and assaults
On 12 January 2018, Kamil was remanded for four days for investigations, after he allegedly slapped a policeman and kicked a member of the public. Authorities also ran a urine test, in which he tested positive for marijuana, according to the report. 
On 16 December 2017, Kamil, along with Singaporean actor Aaron Aziz (his co-star in Evolusi KL Drift film series) awarded by the Sultan of Pahang by carrying the title of Dato’ in conjunction with Ahmad Shah of Pahang’s birthday.
|2003||Mistik||Jeffrey||Dato' Prof A. Razak Mohaideen||First film debut|
|Tangkai Jering||Amirul||Cameo appearance|
|Anak Mami Kembali||Farid|
|2006||Remp-It||Madi||Ahmad Idham||Also as a writer|
|Main-Main Cinta||Dato' Prof A. Razak Mohaideen|
|Anak Halal||Indra Putera Hisham||Osman Ali|
|2008||Kala Malam Bulan Mengambang||Jongkidin||Mamat Khalid|
|Evolusi KL Drift||Sham||Syamsul Yusof|
|Apa Kata Hati||Aidil Fitri||Saw Teong Hin|
|I'm Not Single||Adam||Pierre Andre|
|2009||Papadom||Hisham Hashim||Dato' Afdlin Shauki|
|Lembing Awang Pulang Ke Dayang||Awang||Majed Salleh|
|Duhai Si Pari-pari||Sports car Owners||Azmi Mohd Hata|
|2010||V3 Samseng Jalanan||Ahmad Asrudy@Rudy||Himself||Also as director, screenplay and story|
|Evolusi KL Drift 2||Sham||Syamsul Yusof|
|Semerah Cinta Stilletto||Sulaiman Toyol aka Leman Toyol aka Leto||Ahmad Idham|
|Lagenda Budak Setan||Kasyah||Sharad Sharan|
|Cuti-Cuti Cinta||Omar Rudy||Ahmad Idham|
|Aku Masih Dara||Zachery||Ahmad Idham|
|2011||Kongsi||ASP Khamis||Himself||Cameo appearance, Also as director and screenplay|
|3,2,1 Cinta||Nazril||Azahari Zain|
|2012||3 Temujanji||Farid||Hashim Rejab||Cameo appearance|
|PE3||Megat||Himself||Also as director and screenplay|
|Lagenda Budak Setan 2: Katerina||Kasyah||Sharad Sharan|
|2013||Dampak||Giran||Lai Yuk Long|
|2014||Apokalips X||X||Mamat Khalid|
|Pengantin Malam||Razif||Eyra Rahman|
|Anak Jantan||Darin||Faizul A. Rashid|
|Kaki Kitai||Detective Inspector Farid||Azaromi Ghazali|
|Lagenda Budak Setan 3: Kasyah||Kasyah||Sharan Sharan|
|2015||Love Supermoon||Razak||Wan Hasliza Wan Zainuddin|
|Abang Lejen||Ajim||Azaromi Ghazali|
|Hantu Bungkus Ikat Tepi||Farid||Hashim Rejab|
|2016||Langit Cinta||Budiman||Osman Ali|
|2017||J Revolusi||Andra||Zulkarnain Azhar|
|Tombiruo: Penunggu Rimba||Amiruddin||Seth Larney|
|Pinjamkan Hatiku||Dr. Hasnan||Osman Ali|
|2008||Takdir Yang Terindah||—||TV1|
|2009||Tiga Janda||—||Astro Prima|
|Cinta Tikar Sejadah||Hazrey Hussein||Astro Oasis|
|Mertua vs Menantu session 2||—||Astro Prima|
|2010||Lagenda Budak Setan - The Series||Kasyah|
|Korban 44||Bah Raden||Astro Citra|
|2013||Jodoh Itu Milik Kita||Aariz Danial||Astro Mustika HD|
|2016||Qanun 99||Khalil||Astro Maya HD|
|2018||Lafazkan Kalimah Cintamu||Tengku Ryan Ameer||Astro Ria|
|2009||Mata Di Jiwa||Jeffrey||Astro Ria|
|2011||7 Lagu||Farhan||Astro Citra|
|2012||Apa Dah Jadi?||—||Astro Prima|
|2014||Misteri Bulan Madu||Farid||Hypp TV Sensasi|
|Sayang Awak Sangat-sangat||Iman|
|Kem Cuci Tangan (Kecut)||Joe|
|Tolong Aku Nak Puasa!||Amir||Astro Ria|
|2003||Dimana Bulan Selalu Retak||Falel||Ahmad Yatim||Anjung Seri Production||Original Work A. Samad Said|
- Shazryn Mohd. Faizal (17 Mac 2010) "Farid tidak angkat mat rempit" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia.
- Wahida Asrani (16 Julai 2009) Farid Kamil kecewa Remp-It V3 diharamkan (in Malay), mStar Online. Retrieved on 14 February 2015.
- "Farid cipta penjahat sendiri dalam J Revolusi". Malaysiakini (in Malay). 21 June 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
- Groves, Don (23 August 2016). "42 Entertainment Creates Characters For Malaysian Action-Thriller 'Tombiruo'". Forbes. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
- Dennis Chua (13 August 2015) Farid Kamil is set to be a proud dad again The New Straits Times. Retrieved on 14 August 2015.
- Farid Kamil reveals newborn daughter’s name The Malay Mail. 26 November 2015.
- Malaysian celebrity Farid Kamil arrested over assault, drug allegations Channel News Asia. 12 Jan 2017.
- Raja Norain Hidayah Raja Abdul Aziz (16 December 2017). "Farid Kamil, Aaron Aziz dapat Datuk". Harian Metro. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
- Nik Sukry Ramli (16 December 2017). "Farid Kamil dakwa segelintir netizen tiada ilmu". Berita Harian. Retrieved 18 December 2017.