S. Shamsuddin

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S. Shamsuddin
Born Shamsuddin bin Dali
(1929-01-01)1 January 1929
Pasir Panjang, Straits Settlements
(now Singapore)
Died 4 June 2013(2013-06-04) (aged 84)
Jurong, Singapore
Spouse(s) Puteh binti Esmoon

Shamsuddin bin Dali or better known as S. Shamsuddin (1 January 1929 – 4 June 2013) was a Singaporean actor and comedian, who appeared in Malayan films during the 1950s and 1960s.[1]

Early life[edit]

S. Shamsudin was born in Pasir Panjang, Singapore. His father, Dali bin Kechik was from Melaka, while his mother, Khatijah binti Haji Ahmad was from Geylang, Singapore. S. Shamsudin or Sudin previously worked as a labourer to help his family before he entered the acting profession.


One day, in 1948, he went to the Studio Malay Productions (MFP) at Jalan Ampas just to see how filming works. His visit turned out to be a lucky one for him as he was given an opportunity to work as an extra in a film Chempaka directed by B. S. Rajhans. A few days later he sought work at the MFP & got a job as a carpenter for studio & filming sets. Meanwhile, he also worked as an extra or dancer in films.

Eventually, he was given a role in a film Aloha, directed by B. S. Rajhans. He acted in a few scenes that required a lot of dialogues, which is considered plenty for an extra or even new actor. His comedic role in the film acted alongside Osman Gumanti, Mariam, P. Ramlee, A. R. Tompel & D. Harris, showed his talents in acting. More film offers continued, and Sudin eventually became a comedian staple of the Malay films of that era alongside Aziz Sattar, both appearing with successful actor P. Ramlee on numerous occasions, most notably in the Bujang Lapok series of films.

Personal life[edit]

S. Shamsuddin married Puteh binti Esmoon in 1954 & they had 7 children & 14 grandchildren. One of his children, Ariff Shamsuddin is also a Singaporean comedian TV actor who recently participated in the Malaysia's show, Maharaja Lawak Mega.


Following several years of poor health, S. Shamsuddin died at 10:56 in the morning of 4 June 2013 at the age of 84.[2]


Year Title
1950 Aloha
1951 Sejoli
1952 Aladdin
1952 Sedarah
1953 Istana Impian
1954 Panggilan Pulau
1955 Abu Hassan Pencuri
1956 Hang Tuah
1957 Bujang Lapok
1958 Kaki Kuda
1958 Sarjan Hassan
1959 Pendekar Bujang Lapok
1959 Nujum Pak Belalang
1960 Antara Dua Darjat
1961 Ali Baba Bujang Lapok
1961 Seniman Bujang Lapok
1962 Siti Muslihat
1963 Nasib Si Labu Labi
1964 Bidasari
1964 Mambang Moden
1964 Tiga Abdul
1981 Dia Ibuku
1981 Setinggan
1981 Penyamun Tarbus
1986 Bujang Lapok Kembali Daa
2005 Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam 2
2007 Budak Lapok
2008 Stok Lama
2010 Eee...Hantu!!!!!
2012 3 Menantu


1981 2nd Malaysia Film Festival Best Comedian
2005 Pesta Perdana in Singapore Pingat Emas Perdana
2009 22nd Malaysia Film Festival Special Award for Veteran Male Actor


  1. ^ New Straits Times 08-10-2001
  2. ^ "Veteran actor S. Shamsuddin dies at 84". Straitstimes.com. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 

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