Farid Kamil

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Farid Kamil
Born Farid Kamil bin Zahari
(1981-05-05) 5 May 1981 (age 36)
Alor Star, Kedah, Malaysia
Nationality Malaysian
Education Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts
Alma mater Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Occupation Actor, male model, screen play writer, film director,Comedian
Years active 1994 - present
Height 184 CM
Weight 125 KG (Recorded in 1999)
Spouse(s) Diana Danielle (m. 2012)
Parent(s) Datin Sharifah Bardah Syed Abdillah
Datuk Dr. Zahari Che
Relatives Fadzil Zahari (brother)
Yana Shamsuddin (sister in law)

Farid Kamil (born Farid Kamil bin Zahari; 5 May 1981) is a Malaysian actor 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.

Early life and family[edit]

Farid Kamil was born in Alor Star, Kedah. He is the eldest son of five siblings to Dato' Dr. Zahari Che and Datin Sharifah Bardah Syed Abdillah. His brother, Fadzil Zahari is also an actor.

Education[edit]

In 2010, Kamil graduated from Universiti Teknologi MARA with Bachelor's Degree (Hons.) in Performing Arts. Kamil 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.

Career[edit]

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 drector 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.

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 role 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.

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.[1][2] The movie was subsequently retitled V3-Samseng Jalanan.

Farid is currently involved in two productions as of 2017: the first one is the action film J Revolusi[3] while the other being Tombiruo - Penunggu Rimba, an adventure film adapted from a novel written by Ramlee Awang Murshid.[4]

Personal life[edit]

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.[5][6]

Filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Film Role
2003 Mistik
Cinta kolesterol
2004 7 Perhentian Amir
2005 Potret mistik Zack
Cinta fotokopi Zahid
2007 Chermin Yusof
Anak Halal Indraputera
2008 When the Full Moon Rises Jongkidin
Evolusi KL Drift Sham
Apa Kata Hati Aidil Fitri
I'm Not Single Adam
2009 Papadom Hisham
Lembing Awang Pulang Ke Dayang Awang
Duhai Si Pari-pari Pemilik Kereta Sport
2010 V3 Samseng Jalanan Rudy
Evolusi KL Drift 2 Sham
Semerah Cinta Stilleto Leto
Lagenda Budak Setan Kasyah
Cuti-Cuti Cinta Omar Rudy
Estet Farid
Aku Masih Dara Zackry
2011 3,2,1 Cinta Nazril
2012 3 Temujanji Himself
Hantu Gangster Ewan
PE3 Megat
Lagenda Budak Setan 2: Katerina Kashah
2013 Dampak Giran
Bencinta Faizal
2014 Apokalips X X
Pengantin Malam Razif
Anak Jantan Darin
Kaki Kitai Inspektor Farid
2015 Love Supermoon Razak
2017 J Revolusi Andra[3]
Tombiruo - Penunggu Rimba Amiruddin
"Pinjamkan Hatiku" Hasnan

Television Series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Note
2008 Enigma TV3

Television Movie[edit]

Year Title Role Network Note
2017 Syukur Syawal Syukur TV3

As writer[edit]

Year Film Notes
2006 Remp-It screenplay
2010 V3: Samseng jalanan screenplay/story
2011 Kongsi screenplay

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shazryn Mohd. Faizal (17 Mac 2010) "Farid tidak angkat mat rempit" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia.
  2. ^ Wahida Asrani (16 Julai 2009) Farid Kamil kecewa Remp-It V3 diharamkan (in Malay), mStar Online. Retrieved on 14 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Farid cipta penjahat sendiri dalam J Revolusi". Malaysiakini (in Malay). 21 June 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Groves, Don (23 August 2016). "42 Entertainment Creates Characters For Malaysian Action-Thriller 'Tombiruo'". Forbes. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Dennis Chua (13 August 2015) Farid Kamil is set to be a proud dad again The New Straits Times. Retrieved on 14 August 2015.
  6. ^ Farid Kamil reveals newborn daughter’s name The Malay Mail. 26 November 2015.

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