Hannah Tan

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Hannah Tan
Hannah Sarah Tan.jpg
Background information
Also known as Hannah T, Hannah Sarah Tan
Born (1981-10-25) October 25, 1981 (age 33)
Penang, Malaysia
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress, television personality
Instruments Vocals, Piano
Years active 2001–present
Website hannahtan.com

Hannah Tan (born October 25, 1981 in Penang), also known as Hannah T or Hannah Sarah Tan, is a Malaysian singer-songwriter, actress, model and television personality. She is half-Chinese and half-Kelabit. She married Bryan Lee in 2014.

Music career[edit]

On Tan's debut music album, Crossing Bridges, she collaborated with composers/writers Jorgen Elofsson, Phil Thornalley, Andrew Fromm and Chris Rojas. The album also contained three songs Tan personally wrote and composed. In 2007, she appeared on the Live Earth stage at Live and Loud KL 2007 before acts such as Elliott Yamin, Shaggy and Whitney Houston.[1]

Her Malaysian single "Angel" was the first from a new album to be released at the end of 2010.[2]

In October 2009 she became the first Malaysian to venture into the commercial Japanese entertainment scene with the signing of a multi-million dollar recording contract to Tokyo-based Fillmore Far East Inc group. Her 2-year contract will see the release of a Japanese debut Single in August 2010.[3]

Acting career[edit]

In January 2008, she made her debut into the Malay entertainment scene by playing the lead role in the Malay tele-movie Bezanya Cinta.[4]

Hannah was invited in October 2008 by film director Afdlin Shauki to play the lead female role as an undercover interpol agent in his My Spy.[5][6]

Honors and charity work[edit]

At the same time, her 2009 I’ll Be Home For Christmas Christmas[7][8][9] saw the largest gift collection in a day for the underprivileged children in local orphanages around the Klang Valley, totaling up to more than 650 gifts worth over RM15,000. For the concert, Hannah invited friends from the industry to perform and be part of the community service event.[10]

Sony Pictures appointed Hannah as the first ambassador for Animax Asia in November 2007.[11]


  1. ^ Live and Loud Part 2 - Hannah Tan. (Dec. 5, 2007). ShaolinTiger.com.
  2. ^ Tan, Hannah (February 11, 2010). "Angel, The Single | Hannah Tan Official Website". Hannahtan.com. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Artiste Hannah Tan is the first Malaysian to produce an album in Japan". Thestar.com.my. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ "mStar Online : Hannah abadikan pengalaman Bezanya Cinta". Mstar.com.my. February 8, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Agent Hannah is gonna get you!". Dailychilli.com. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Catch Hannah Tan at the movies". Thestar.com.my. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  7. ^ Charity Concert[dead link]
  8. ^ "Hannah Tan's Xmas Treat". Dailychilli.com. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Come home for X'mas with Hannah Tan". Dailychilli.com. December 16, 2009. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Gifts galore for the poor". Thestar.com.my. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  11. ^ Prolific Malaysian Artiste Hannah Tan Unveiled As The New Face On Animax!. (Nov. 15, 2007). Animax Asia.

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