Lisa Surihani

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Lisa Surihani
Lisa Surihani.jpg
Lisa in 2013.
Lisa Surihani binti Mohamed

(1986-03-23) 23 March 1986 (age 33)
Alma materAberystwyth University
OccupationActress, television host, model, commercial model
Years active1997–present
Height160 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Spouse(s)Yusry Abdul Halim (m. 2012)
ChildrenYahaira Leanne
Yusof Leonne
Parent(s)Mohamed Mahbob (father; deceased 2008)
Siti Amirah Ahmad (mother)
RelativesMohamad Azan Mohamed (brother)

Lisa Surihani binti Mohamed (born 23 March 1986), better known by her stage name Lisa Surihani (/ˈlisɑːˈsʊrihɑːni/), is a Malaysian actress, model, television host and commercial model. Starting her entertainment career in 1997, at the age of 11, Lisa has appeared in numerous feature films and television shows as well as TV commercials. Throughout her career, she won several awards, including Malaysian Film Festival for Best Actress. Her notable films include Goodbye Boys (2006) I'm Not Single (2008), Kapoww!! (2010), SAM: Saya Amat Mencintaimu (2012) and Ular (2013).

She married with singer-actor Yusry KRU in 2012 and blessed with two children. In February 2017, Lisa was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF Malaysia.[1][2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Lisa was born in Kuala Lumpur to a family of Bugis with distant Chinese, Arab and Indian ancestry[5] Lisa studied in Sekolah Sri Inai during her primary and secondary years. She studied law at the Help University College and Aberystwyth University in Wales, United Kingdom.[6]


Lisa started out in an Ovaltine commercial at 11. Some of her earliest TV appearances were Gergasi on TV1 and later Ayah Kami. She first acted in films Goodbye Boys and recently Sekali Lagi with Malaysian actor Shaheizy Sam.

Lisa was awarded Best Actress in a Comedy at the Anugerah Lawak Warna. She also received the Best Actress award at the 23rd Malaysian Film Festival.

In 2012, she starred in few of the local dramas such as Lagenda Budak Setan 2, Cyber X:Ancaman Penggodam and Istanbul Aku Datang. She was given the Best Actress award at the 23rd Malaysian Film Festival. And also Most Popular Film Actress at Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian.

Lisa's stage debut came in the November 2012 production of Teater Tun Siti Hasmah, a biographical sketch of first lady Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali.[7][8][9] Apart from acting, Lisa has also appeared in TV Commercials namely Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s, DiGi Easy Prepaid, Rexona, Maggi Cukup Rasa, MyEG, Lip Ice, Garnier, Honda Icon and Sofy.

Personal life[edit]

Lisa married Malaysian Singer-actor, Yusry Abdul Halim of KRU fame, in 2012. The couple welcomed a daughter named Yahaira Leanne in September 2015.[10][11] In November 2016, they announced that they are expecting their second child.[12] On April 23, 2017, Lisa gave birth to her second child — a baby boy.[13][14][15] On May 1, 2017, Lisa and her husband, Yusry named their first son as Yusof Leonne.[16][17]

On 11 January 2013, Lisa lost approximately RM50,000 in savings due to her ATM card being misused by other individuals without her consent. Lisa and her mother, Siti Amirah Ahmad lodged a police report.[18][19] The incident occurred on Friday at 10.30am when Lisa's mother attempted to withdraw cash from an ATM in Section 9, Bandar Baru Bangi and found that the money was missing.[20] She later expressed her gratitude towards the police who arrested a female bank officer suspected of stealing and using the funds.[21]


Feature films[edit]

Year Title Director Role Notes
2006 Goodbye Boys Bernard Chauly Lara Feature film debut
2008 I'm Not Single Pierre Andre Maya Borhan
2009 Jangan Pandang Belakang Congkak Ahmad Idham Mustika Sudirman
2010 V3 Samseng Jalanan[22][23] Farid Kamil Kamsah
Semerah Cinta Stilleto Ahmad Idham Siti Laila/Stilla
Lagenda Budak Setan Sharad Sharan Ayu Sidaratul Dursina
Kapoww!! Azizi 'Chunk' Adnan Siti Nurhasnita
Zoo Azhari Zain Shila
Jangan Pandang Belakang Congkak 2 Ahmad Idham Mustika Sudirman
2011 Sekali Lagi Hashim Rejab Sheila
Ombak Rindu Osman Ali Mila Amylia Rashdan
Papa, I 💗 You Hashim Rejab Elly
2012 Lagenda Budak Setan 2: Katerina Sharad Sharan Ayu
Cyber X: Ancaman Penggodam Amith Abidin N/A unreleased
SAM (Saya Amat Mencintaimu) Syafiq Yusof Lisa
Istanbul Aku Datang Bernard Chauly Dian
2013 Ular Jason Chong Myra
2014 Despicable Me 2 Pierre Coffin Lucy Malay version
Lagenda Budak Setan 3: Kasyah Sharad Sharan Ayu
Dendam Orang Mati[24][25] Jason Chong Lena
Manisnya Cinta Di Cappadocia Bernard Chauly Izelea
2015 Suamiku, Encik Perfect 10 Feroz Kader Aleeya Azmeen
Cicakman 3 Yusry Abdul Halim,
Ghaz Abu Bakar
Sinaran Osman Ali Shila
2018 Wheely Yusry Abdul Halim Bella (voice)


Year Title Role TV channel Ref.
2002 Gergasi TV1
2004 Ayah Kami TV1
2008 Mertua vs Menantu Astro Prima
2010 3 Janda Intan Astro Prima [26]
Tudung Ekspres Erin Astro Ria [27][28]
2011 Adamaya Maya TV3 [29]
2012 Mana Hilangnya Juwita Anggun Astro Ria [30]
Oh My English! Herself Astro TVIQ [31]
2018 Alamatnya Cinta Cameo Astro Ria


Year Title Role TV channel Ref.
2008 Down Memory Lane Herself/host TV1
2010 MyEG Extra Time Bring It! Herself/host ESPN
Mari Menari Herself/host Astro Ria
2011 Siti: Hiburan & Inspirasi Herself/guest Astro Ria
2013 HBO Sentral Herself/host HBO Asia [32]
2014 Pasport Cinta Herself TV1
2016–17 e-bu Babypedia Herself/host Astro Ria


Year Title Role Director Source
2012 Teater Tun Siti Hasmah Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali Erma Fatima


Year Title Role TV channel Ref.
2009 Ponti Anak Remaja Astro Ria
2010 Azan Rosa TV1 [33]
2011 S3RAM Astro Ria
2013 Mamma Mamma Mia! Astro Ria
2014 Jawa Taiko Alisa Astro Prima [34][35]
2016 Syahadah Yang Hilang Zubaidah Astro Citra
2017 Kontena Ana Ana


Music video
Year Title Singer
2004 "Milikku" Zahid AF2 ft Cat Farish


Year Products Notes Sources
1997 Ovaltine
Johnson & Johnson
2002 McDonald's
2004 Hotlink Siti Nurhaliza Fantasia Tour with Siti Nurhaliza, Nadiya Nisaa and Sazzy Falak
2007 Lip Ice
2010 Garnier [36][37][38][39]
Honda Icon
2012 Freshlook [40]
2012 I Choose Malaysia campaign ads
2012 DiGi Easy Prepaid
2013 Marigold Peel Fresh [41][42][43][44][45]
WeChat with Shaheizy Sam
2014 Sofy BodyFit
2015 Courts with Harith Iskander
Maggi Cukup Rasa
Body Shop

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2008 21st Malaysian Film Festival Most Promising Actress I'm Not Single Won
2010 23rd Malaysian Film Festival Best Actress Lagenda Budak Setan Won
Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian Most Popular Film Actress N/A Won
2012 Anugerah Skrin Best Supporting Actress For Film Ombak Rindu Won
2013 Anugerah Lawak Warna Best Comedy Actress For Film Istanbul Aku Datang Won
2014 Festival Filem Malaysia Best Actress Istanbul Aku Datang Won
2015 Anugerah Skrin Best Actress For Film Dendam Orang Mati Won


  1. ^ Lisa Surihani is Unicef ambassador The Star Online. 22 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Lisa Surihani teruja dilantik duta UNICEF". Utusan Malaysia. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Lisa Surihani duta baru UNICEF". Sinar Harian. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Lisa Surihani kini duta UNICEF". Harian Metro. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  5. ^ Lisa Surihani: Proud of Malaysia Koh Lay Chin, 28 November 2011, The Nut Graph
  6. ^ "Malaysia's Résumé - Lisa Surihani". Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  7. ^ Iss Latiff (1 September 2012). "Lisa Surihani Ganti Erra Fazira, Terajui Watak Tun Siti Hasmah". EntCentral. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Erra Fazira Tarik Diri & Lisa Surihani Bakal Bawa Watak Tun Siti Hasmah". Rotikaya. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Lisa & Datin Sofea Jane Jadi Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah?". Malaysian Digest. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Lisa, Yusri terima kehadiran orang baharu". Sinar Harian. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  11. ^ Nadia Azam (21 March 2016). "Lisa Surihani merajuk, terharu 'ditipu' Yusry". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  12. ^ Farah Harith (November 12, 2016). "Yusry and Lisa expecting baby number 2". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
  13. ^ Ifqdar Rahman (23 April 2017). "Lisa Surihani selamat lahirkan anak lelaki". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  14. ^ Syafil Syazwan Jefri (23 April 2017). "Lisa, Yusry timang anak kedua". Harian Metro. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  15. ^ Zaidi Mohamad (23 April 2017). "Lisa, Yusry dapat anak lelaki". Berita Harian. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  16. ^ Zaidi Mohamad (1 May 2017). "Lisa, Yusry namakan anak kedua Yusof Leonne". Berita Harian. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  17. ^ Alif Fadli Mohd Sori (1 May 2017). "Yusof Leonne nama anak Yusry, Lisa". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  18. ^ "Hilang RM50,000, Lisa Surihani serah pada polis". Sinar Harian. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Kad ATM Bertukar Tangan — Lisa Surihani Rugi RM50,000 Lesap Dari Akaun Bank". Rotikaya. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  20. ^ Aida Sue (14 January 2013). "RM50,000 Lesap Dalam Akaun Bank Lisa Surihani". Wanista. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Lisa Surihani Syukur Misteri Kehilangan RM50,000 Hampir Terlerai". mStar Online. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  22. ^ Hong Boon How (28 March 2010). "Lisa's big on versatility". Carsifu. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  23. ^ Faizal Saharuni (8 March 2010). "Lisa tidak janggal hisap rokok". Kosmo!. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  24. ^ Dendam Orang Mati : Lisa Surihani Atau Fizz Fairuz Yang Psycho? Oh Bulan!. 8 Oktober 2014.
  25. ^ Dicabar Yusry Sebab Lisa Surihani Berlakon Filem Seram My News Hub (17 Oktober 2014). Diperoleh pada 20 Oktober 2014.
  26. ^ Abdul Aziz Itar (12 March 2009). "Mampukah 3 Janda atasi Mertua...?". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  27. ^ Budiey (18 Jun 2010). Lisa Surihani, Julia Ziegler Pakai Tudung dalam Tudung Ekspress Sensasi Selebriti. Diperoleh pada 15 Mac 2015.
  28. ^ Jessabel Soo (18 Jun 2010). Lisa, Julia bertudung Kosmo!. Diperoleh pada 15 Mac 2015.
  29. ^ Budiey (16 April 2010). Gandingan Sein Ruffedge & Lisa Surihani Dalam Adamaya Menjadi Sensasi Selebriti. Diperoleh pada 15 Mac 2015.
  30. ^ Mohd Al Qayum Azizi (3 July 2012). 'Mana Hilangnya Juwita' Angkat Kisah Penculikan mSTAR Online. Retreieved 15 March 2015.
  31. ^ 'Mana Hilangnya Juwita' Angkat Kisah Penculikan Rotikaya (16 Julai 2012). Diperoleh pada 15 Mac 2015.
  32. ^ "Lisa Surihani Dilantik Sebagai Hos HBO Sentral". KLXpress. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  33. ^ Budiey (25 August 2010). "Lisa Surihani, Razali Hussin dalam Telemovie Azan". Sensasi Selebriti. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  34. ^ "Lisa Surihani Takut Kena Marah Dengan Yusry?". Sensasi Selebriti. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  35. ^ "Lisa Surihani hanya percaya ibu". Kosmo!. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  36. ^ Marina Sahabudin (21 March 2013). "Lisa Surihani amalkan '6 to 1' untuk kekal remaja..." Sinar Harian. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  37. ^ "Lisa Surihani memilih". Utusan Malaysia. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  38. ^ "Garnier: Skincare line invites women to take part in challenge". The Star Online. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  39. ^ "'Ramah Mesra' dengan Garnier dan Lisa Surihani". Selebriti Online. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  40. ^ Matthew, Andrea (30 October 2012). "Lisa Surihani is brand ambassador for FreshLook". The Malay Mail.
  41. ^ Vincent Tan (6 July 2013). "Actress to educate consumers on value of Marigold Peel Fresh line-up of beverages". The Star Online. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  42. ^ "Starting the year with fruity goodness". The Star Online. 27 February 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  43. ^ "New Marigold Peef Fresh Brand Ambassador". Marketing Magazine. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  44. ^ "Lisa Surihani Jumpa Peminat di Siri Jelajah MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH". Sensasi Selebriti. 15 December 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  45. ^ "LISA SURIHANI DUTA MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH". Media Hiburan. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2017.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Natasha Hudson
Malaysian Film Festival- Promising Actress
Succeeded by
Jaclyn Victor