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
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
Nationality Singaporean
Other names Pak Sudin
Years active 1948 - 2008
Known for Bujang Lapok film series
Panggilan Pulau
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.[1]

Early life[edit]

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.

Personal life[edit]

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.[2]


Year Title
1950 Aloha
1951 Sejoli
1952 Aladdin
1953 Istana Impian
1954 Panggilan Pulau
1955 Abu Hassan Pencuri
1956 Hang Tuah
1957 Bujang Lapok
1958 Kaki Kuda
Sarjan Hassan
1959 Pendekar Bujang Lapok
Nujum Pak Belalang
1960 Antara Dua Darjat
1961 Ali Baba Bujang Lapok
Seniman Bujang Lapok
1962 Siti Muslihat
1963 Nasib Si Labu Labi
1964 Bidasari
Mambang Moden
Tiga Abdul
1981 Dia Ibuku
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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