Farid Kamil

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Farid Kamil

Farid Kamil bin Zahari

(1981-05-05) 5 May 1981 (age 38)
EducationBachelor's Degree in Performing Arts
Alma materUniversiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
OccupationActor, Model, Screenwriter, Film Director
Years active1999–present
ChildrenMuhammad Bin Farid Kamil
Nur Aurora Binti Farid Kamil
Parent(s)Datuk Dr. Zahari Che Dan (Father)
Datin Sharifah Bardah Syed Abdillah (Mother)
RelativesFadzil 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.


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[edit]

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[edit]

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 involved in two film productions in 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]

Drug allegations and assaults[edit]

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. [7]


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.[8][9]



Year Title Role Director Notes
2003 Mistik Jeffrey Dato' Prof A. Razak Mohaideen First film debut
Cinta Kolesterol Saiful
2004 Kuliah Cinta Amirul
7 Perhentian Amir
Tangkai Jering Amirul Cameo appearance
2005 Potret Mistik Zack
Cinta Fotokopi Zahid
Anak Mami Kembali Farid
2006 Remp-It Madi Ahmad Idham Also as a writer
Main-Main Cinta Dato' Prof A. Razak Mohaideen
2007 Chermin Yusof Zarina Abdullah
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
Estet Farid Mamat Khalid
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
Hantu Gangster Ewan Namewee
PE3 Megat Himself Also as director and screenplay
Lagenda Budak Setan 2: Katerina Kasyah Sharad Sharan
2013 Dampak Giran Lai Yuk Long
Bencinta Faizal Eyra Rahman
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[3] Zulkarnain Azhar
Tombiruo: Penunggu Rimba Amiruddin Seth Larney
Pinjamkan Hatiku Dr. Hasnan Osman Ali

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role TV Network Notes
2001 Fakulti TV2
2004 Begitulah Cinta TV3
2008 Takdir Yang Terindah TV1
Enigma TV3
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
Lu'lu Astro Ria
Korban 44 Bah Raden Astro Citra
2011 Wasiat Izran Astro Prima
2013 Jodoh Itu Milik Kita Aariz Danial Astro Mustika HD
2016 Qanun 99 Khalil Astro Maya HD
2018 Lafazkan Kalimah Cintamu[10] Tengku Ryan Ameer Astro Ria

Television movie[edit]

Year Title Role TV Network Notes
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
2016 Sedikit Waktu Farid
2017 Syukur Syawal Syukur TV3


Year Title Role Director Issue Notes
2003 Dimana Bulan Selalu Retak Falel Ahmad Yatim Anjung Seri Production Original Work A. Samad Said


  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.
  7. ^ Malaysian celebrity Farid Kamil arrested over assault, drug allegations Channel News Asia. 12 Jan 2017.
  8. ^ Raja Norain Hidayah Raja Abdul Aziz (16 December 2017). "Farid Kamil, Aaron Aziz dapat Datuk". Harian Metro. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  9. ^ Nik Sukry Ramli (16 December 2017). "Farid Kamil dakwa segelintir netizen tiada ilmu". Berita Harian. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  10. ^ http://www.kosmo.com.my/hiburan/drama-papar-derita-anak-disisih-keluarga-1.589847

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