Fazura

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Fazura
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A close-up shot of Fazura
Born Nur Fazura Binti Sharifuddin
Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia
Nationality Malaysia
Other names Faz, Fazura, Fazbulous
Education Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)
Alma mater Fashion Design College
Occupation
Years active 2002–present
Notable work Television:
Teen’s World
Tahajjud Cinta
Kisah Cinta
Facing Up To Fazura
Hero Seorang Cinderella
Film :
Bicara Hati
Gol & Gincu
Pisau Cukur
Manisnya Cinta Di Cappadoccia
Langit Cinta
Spouse(s) Fattah Amin (m. 2017)
Parent(s) Sharifuddin Bin Adnan (Father)
Fadillah Binti Nasir (Mother)
Musical career
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocal
Years active 2014-present
Associated acts Estranged, Ridho Rhoma, Ning Baizura, Taufik Batisah, Jason Dy, Fattah Amin, Samsons
Website www.facinguptofazura.com

Nur Fazura Sharifuddin is a Malaysian actress, singer, television Host, VJ and an entrepreneur. She began her career in the Malaysian entertainment industry by 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 break-out role and earned her an award nomination. Later in 2005, she starred in the film Gol & Gincu.

Up to 2010, she has done 10 featured films and countless hit TV series and dramas as well as hosting a number of television program.

Early life and education[edit]

Fazura was born in one of the rural province at Pekan, a town in the state of Pahang in Malaysia[1]. She is the third of four siblings, and has three brothers.[2] Her father died in 2000. She enrolled at a Fashion Design College and studied fashion for a while before quitting after a few months saying, "because my interest in the course dwindled after a while".[3] and accepted an offer to star in Qaisy & Laila.[4] She was discovered and been given the big break by film producer-director, Datin Rosnani Jamil.[5]

Career[edit]

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

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. 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 4 June 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]

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 9 August 2007, but was considered a box-office failure. In the same year, Fazura went back to her route as a TV host to become 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 8 July 2007. In 2008, Fazura co-starred in the film titled Selamat Pagi Cinta playing Julia together with Pierre Andre, Sharifah Amani and Que Haidar.[6] Later that year, Fazura was cast in another TV series playing the title character in Ezora.[7] Premiered on 19 May, on TV3, the TV series was one of the hit drama series during the period.[7] It premiered only for one season.[7] Also in 2008, Fazura guest-starred on horror TV series called Keliwon.[8]

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

In 2009, Fazura starred in Pisau Cukur,[9] Fazura played a character named Intan who went to a vacation on a luxury cruise ship to cheer up her best friend Bella, played by Maya Karin, whereas while on the ship they encounter three Datuks, their wives and two children, one private detective and one die-hard-fan of Bella's. The film released on 5 November 2009 and became a box-office hit.[10] It was the first time Fazura and Maya Karin have made a film together.[11] 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. In 2010, Fazura signed on as Katerina/Kate, one of the central character in the novel adaptation film, Lagenda Budak Setan and received good reviews from critics and fans alike for her performance in the film.

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.[12] 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: 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 and "Manisnya Cinta Di Cappadocia" in December. Fazura won the Best Actress Award at the 27th Malaysia Film Festival Awards for "Manisnya Cinta Di Cappadocia".[13]

She also ventured into the music scene with the release of her first single, "Sayangi Dirimu"[14] and was chosen to star in E!'s first Malaysian miniseries title, "Facing Up to Fazura".[15] The series premiered across Asia starting 14 December 2014 on E! News Asia.[16][17][18][19]

2015–present[edit]

She took one step ahead by announcing three variants of body mists spray — "I Love You", "Spotlight" and "Berry Beautiful" through her own brand namely "Mystical by Fazura" under her own company label, Doll Domination, which was launched on 14 October 2015 at her boutique, whilst saying she wanted to focus more on building her brand.[20]

At the same time, she emerged with a new single called "Bangun", created by Lea Ismail (The Wak Lu's), one of the band members who was also involved in the mini showcase that was being held at Hard Rock Cafe Melaka, in the same month. At the time, Fazura had announced that she was planning to produce a mini album which would consist of about 7 songs.[21]

On 18 October 2015, Fazura appeared live in a mini showcase at Hard Rock Cafe, Melaka alongside her band, "The Wak Lu's", and performed eight songs.[22] She also collaborated with a local alternative rock band, Estranged in a ballad called "Hancur Aku". Their official music video currently marks more than 12 million views on YouTube.[23]

Fazura intends to concentrate on her career.[24]

Fazura's most recent film, Langit Cinta was released on 7 January 2016.[25] She also plays Janet in the Indonesian film Bulan Terbelah Di Langit Amerika.[26] She told reporters in an interview that she will be involved with two film projects in Indonesia apart from a joint discussion with Astro Shaw for her new film, but she could not provide any further details.[21]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Bicara Hati Noraini
2005 Qaisy & Laila Laila
  • Nomination : 18th Malaysian Film Festival (FFM 18) - Best Actress
Senario XX Siti
Gol & Gincu Putri Farhana Aliya
  • Nomination : 19th Malaysian Film Festival (FFM 19) - Best Actress
2006 Buli Balik Cik Hanum Dari Langkawi Special appearance
2007 Kayangan Maseira
  • Nomination : 21st Malaysian Film Festival (FFM21) - Best Actress
2008 Selamat Pagi Cinta Julia
2009 Pisau Cukur Intan Mastura
  • Win : Anugerah Skrin 2010 (2010 Screen Award - ASK 2010) - Best Supporting Actress
Kantoi Lydia
2010 Lagenda Budak Setan Katerina/Kate Nomination : 23rd Malaysian Film Festival (FFM 23) - Best Supporting Actress
2012 Bujang Telajak Puteri
2014 Kami Histeria Cik Lang
  • Win : Anugerah Majlis Pengkritik Filem Kuala Lumpur 2014 (2014 Kuala Lumpur Film Critics Award) - Best Supporting Actress
  • Nomination : 27th Malaysian Film Festival (FFM 27) - Best Supporting Actress
  • Nomination : Anugerah Lawak Warna (Warna Comedy Award) - Best Comedy Actress
Tembus Iza
Manisnya Cinta Di Cappadoccia Ifti Liyana
  • Win : 27th Malaysian Film Festival (FFM 27) - Best Actress
  • Win : Anugerah Majlis Pengkritik Filem Kuala Lumpur 2015 (2015 Kuala Lumpur Film Critics Award) - Best Actress
  • Nomination : Anugerah Skrin 2015 (2015 Screen Award - ASK 2015) - Best Film Actress
2015 Bulan Terbelah Di Langit Amerika Janet Indonesian movie
2016 Langit Cinta Khadeja
  • Win - Anugerah Telenovela 2017 (2017 Telenovela Award) - Most Popular Actress in Film Category
  • Nomination : Anugerah MeleTOP Era 2018 (2018 MeleTOP Era Award) - Bintang Filem MeleTOP
Warkop DKI Reborn : Jangkrik Boss Part 1 Nadia Indonesian movie
2017 J Revolusi[27] Dian
  • Nomination : Anugerah Skrin 2017 (2017 Screen Award - ASK 2017) - Best Film Actress
  • Nomination : 29th Malaysian Film Festival (FFM 29) - Best Supporting Actress
  • Win : Anugerah MeleTOP Era 2018 (2018 MeleTOP Era Award) - Bintang Filem MeleTOP
Rafathar Mila Cakra Indonesian movie
Warkop DKI Reborn : Jangkrik Boss Part 2 Nadia
Ayat-Ayat Cinta 2[28] Brenda
2018 The Legend of Pontianak[29] Mina Not yet released

Telemovies[edit]

Year Title Role TV channel
2006 Rendang Untuk Mertua Mariana/Ina
2007 Tikar Buruk
2008 Sebening Azan Dialun
2016 Europe, Here I Am [30] Firuz Astro Citra
2017 Wanita Terindah [31] Nuryn Nafeesa Astro First Exclusive
2018 Lahzeye Bi Payan (In An Endless Instant) Nur Zehan Nazleen Astro First Exclusive

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role TV channel Notes
2005 Inspirion Azie TV3
2006 Gol & Gincu The Series Putri Farhana Aliya 8TV
2007 Dalam Hati Ada Cinta Astro Ria
Wajah Cinta Kita TV3
Gol & Gincu The Series 2 Putri Farhana Aliya 8TV
Datin Diaries Nelly TV3
Kasih Suci Kasih
2008 Ezora Ezora TV3
Bicara Cinta Mila Astro Prima
Keliwon
2011 Kitab Cinta Mustika TV Alhijrah
Tahajjud Cinta Citra Maisara TV3
2013 Kisah Cinta Azalea TV3
2017 Hero Seorang Cinderella Nura Medina Astro Ria

Theatre performances[edit]

Year Title Role Date In Location
2006 Suzana@60[32] Suzana 7–9 April 2006 Istana Budaya

Television[edit]

Year Title Role TV channel
2002 Teen's World Host TV2
2004 MTV Pop Inc Host MTV
2005-2007 MTV Jus Host
2006 Anugerah Skrin ke-8 Host with Naz TV3
2009 Anak Wayang Host with Rusdi Ramli Astro Ria
2014 Malaysian Film Festival Host with Fahrin Ahmad
Facing Up To Fazura (Season 1) Herself E! Asia
2015 Facing Up To Fazura (Season 2) Herself

Discography[edit]

Studio album[edit]

Singles[edit]

Singles
Year Title Composer
2014 Sayangi Dirimu Lyrics by Shah Shamshiri
Music by Damian Mikhail
2015 Bangun Lyrics & Music by Lea Ismail (The Wak Lu's)
Hancur Aku (Feat with Estranged) Lyrics & Music by Rich (Estranged)
Special collaboration with Estranged
Bulan Terbelah Di Langit Amerika Lyrics & Music by Ammir Gita (Indonesian composer)
Special duet with Ridho Rhoma
2016 Like Fireflies (Collaboration with Ning Baizura & Taufik Batisah) Lyrics & Music by Estranged[33]
2017 Nothing Like Pag-ibig (Feat with Jason Dy) Lyrics & Music by Jungee Marcelo[34]
Cinderella (Feat with Fattah Amin)[35] Music by Aizat Amdan, Mel Ramlan
Lyrics by Anas Amdan
Bisa Apa Music by Mhala Numata
Lyrics by Tantra Numata
Cinta Langka (Feat with Ariadinata (Samsons) Music by Ariadinata (Samsons)
Lyrics by Ariadinata (Samsons)

Personal life[edit]

On November 23, 2017, it was confirmed that she and actor, Fattah Amin got engaged on November 13 2017. The pair made the official announcement at a packed press conference. They both met while shooting for the drama Hero Seorang Cinderella which aired on Slot MegaDrama Astro Ria.[36] They got married in a private ceremony where only family members and close friends were invited on November 27, 2017, at Ritz Carlton hotel in Kuala Lumpur. [37]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2004 17th Malaysian Film Festival Most Promising Actress
Bicara Hati
Won
2005 18th Malaysian Film Festival Best Actress
Qaisy & Laila
Nominated
2006 19th Malaysian Film Festival
Gol & Gincu
Nominated
2008 21st Malaysian Film Festival
Kayangan
Nominated
2009 Screen Award Best Supporting Actress in Film
Pisau Cukur
Won
2010 23rd Malaysian Film Festival Best Supporting Actress
Lagenda Budak Setan
Nominated
Shout! Award Hot Chick Award N/A Nominated
2011 Anugerah Stail EH! Selebriti Wanita Paling Bergaya N/A Won
Anugerah Pilihan Pembaca Media Hiburan Artis Wanita Seksi N/A Won
Artis Stailo N/A Nominated
2014 KL Film Critics Award Best Supporting Actress
Kami Histeria
Won
Warna Comedy Awards Best Comedy Actress Nominated
Anugerah Penghargaan H-Live Woman Of The Year N/A Won
Anugerah MeleTOP Era Fesyen MeleTOP N/A Nominated
Anugerah Stail EH! Selebriti Wanita Paling Bergaya N/A Won
2015 KL Film Critics Award Best Actress
Manisnya Cinta Di Cappadoccia
Won
27th Malaysian Film Festival Best Supporting Actress
Kami Histeria
Nominated
Best Actress
Manisnya Cinta Di Cappadoccia
Won
Warna Comedy Awards Best Comedy Actress Nominated
Screen Award Best Actress Nominated
Anugerah MeleTOP Era Fesyen MeleTOP N/A Won
2016 Entrepreneur Insight 2016 100 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs 2016 (100MIYE) N/A Won
Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2016 Pelakon Filem Wanita Popular N/A Won
Anugerah Stail EH! Selebriti Paling Fotogenik N/A Won
Selebriti Wanita Paling Bergaya N/A Nominated
Selebriti Pencapaian Terbaik N/A Nominated
Anugerah Melodi Personaliti Fesyen Melodi N/A Nominated
2017 Anugerah MeleTOP Era Fesyen MeleTOP N/A Nominated
Bintang Filem MeleTOP
Langit Cinta
Nominated
Anugerah Telenovela 2017 Pelakon Wanita Popular (Kategori Filem Pilihan Juri)
Langit Cinta
Won
2018 Anugerah MeleTOP Era Fesyen MeleTOP N/A Nominated
Bintang Filem MeleTOP
J Revolusi
Won

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Quoted from The Star's 15th paragraph line - 'the only girl and the third of four siblings."" (22 October 2014). Retrieved 4 December 2017. 
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