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|Born||Shamsuddin bin Dali
1 January 1929
Pasir Panjang, Straits Settlements
|Died||4 June 2013
|Cause of death||Heart attack, asthma, Parkinson's disease, old age|
|Resting place||Pusara Abadi Muslim Cemetery, Lim Chu Kang|
|Residence||West Avenue 6, Bukit Batok|
|Other names||Pak Sudin|
|Years active||1948 - 2008|
|Known for||Bujang Lapok film series
Antara Dua Darjat
|Spouse(s)||Puteh binti Esmoon (1954-2013; his death)|
|Children||7 (including Ariff Shamsuddin)|
|Parent(s)||Khatijah binti Haji Ahmad
Dali bin Kechik
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.
S. Shamsuddin or Pak Sudin as he is affectionately known, was born in Pasir Panjang, Singapore. His father, Dali bin Kechik was from Malacca, Malaysia, while his mother, Khatijah binti Haji Ahmad was from Geylang, Singapore. He 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 Film 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 titled Chempaka directed by B. S. Rajhans. A few days later he sought work at the MFP, getting a job as a carpenter for studios and filming sets. Meanwhile, he also worked as an extra or dancer in films.
Eventually, he was given a role in a film titled Aloha, also directed by Rajhans. He acted in a few scenes that required a lot of dialogue, 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 and 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.
S. Shamsuddin married Puteh binti Esmoon in 1954, from which they had 7 children and 14 grandchildren. One of his children, Ariff Shamsuddin is also a comedian and TV actor who had recently participated in a Malaysian reality show titled 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 at his residence in West Avenue 6, Bukit Batok and his remains was laid to rest at the Pusara Abadi Muslim Cemetery at Lim Chu Kang on 5 June 2013 at 11:00 am.
|1955||Abu Hassan Pencuri|
|1959||Pendekar Bujang Lapok|
|Nujum Pak Belalang|
|1960||Antara Dua Darjat|
|1961||Ali Baba Bujang Lapok|
|Seniman Bujang Lapok|
|1963||Nasib Si Labu Labi|
|1986||Bujang Lapok Kembali Daa|
|2005||Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam 2|
|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|
- New Straits Times 08-10-2001
- "Veteran actor S. Shamsuddin dies at 84". Straitstimes.com. Retrieved 5 June 2013.