Sarimah Ibrahim

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This is a Malay name; the name Ibrahim is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Sarimah.
Sarimah Ibrahim
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Born Sarimah Binti Ibrahim
(1978-02-19) 19 February 1978 (age 39)
Dublin, Ireland
Other names Sarimah
Occupation Television host, Actor, Singer
Years active 1996 – present
(as a television host)
Spouse(s) Tunku Nadzimuddin Tunku Mudzaffar (2015-present)
Parent(s) Ibrahim Ahmad and Elizabeth Hanlon

Sarimah Ibrahim (born 19 February 1978) is a Malaysian-Irish television host, actress, singer and radio announcer.


She is of Irish-Malay-Banjar descent[1] and was born in Dublin, Ireland; being the oldest and only girl of four siblings. She received her early education in Malaysia, Ireland, Abu Dhabi and at the Emirates International School, Dubai. She completed O Levels and A Levels. Her highest academic qualification is the BA (Psychology). Sarimah is able to converse in Malay and English.

Sarimah is a first dan black belt holder in Karate. She was the host for the first season of The Biggest Loser Asia on Hallmark Channel Asia, and the Kuala Lumpur correspondent for CNNtogo. She was also a former announcer for radio station Mix FM as a host for its flagship breakfast programme the Mix Breakfast Show alongside Rod for almost two years.

Sarimah resides in both Malaysia and Ireland.



  • Seiras Hati
  • Maka Diciptanya Perempuan
  • Puteri Impian 2
  • Janji Diana
  • MX3
  • Gerak Khas 3


Year Title Network Notes
1996 The Attic Show TV2
1998 The Disney Channel
1999 The RIM Chart Show NTV7
1999 KIDS@NTV7 NTV7 Children's weekend entertainment show
2000 The Oreo Zone TV3 Game show
2001 Malaysia 202 TV2 Political talk show
2003 Anugerah Juara Lagu 18 TV3 Live broadcast
2004 Anugerah Juara Lagu 19
2006 Galaksi LIVE TV9 Talk show
2007 Fail Sulit AF Astro Ria
IKON regional singing competition (Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore)
2008 Diari Akademi Fantasia Astro Ria
Radar AF7 Segments of larger programme Akademi Fantasia 7
2009 Diari Akademi Fantasia
Tirai Akademi Fantasia 7
Diari INT 7
Tangkap Muat fashion makeover show
The Biggest Loser Asia Hallmark Channel Asia On first season only
2010 Akademi Fantasia 8 Astro Ria Weekly concerts only
2013 CNNGoto KL CNN
2014 Football Focus with MYEG Astro Supersport
2015 Bella NTV7 Talk show
2 Sen Webshow Webseries
2017 The Sarimah Show TV3 Talk Show

Other Hosting Gigs[edit]

  • WWF Earth Hour Malaysia 2009
  • KL World Marching Band Competition 2008
  • SKALI 10th anniversary dinner
  • Chanel
  • Tourism Malaysia
  • Coca-Cola
  • Maybank
  • Citibank
  • Kenwood
  • Malaysia Telecom
  • The Four Seasons Hotel
  • Lexmark
  • Petronas Twin Towers KLCC
  • Sabah Tourism
  • Nokia
  • Samsung
  • EMI press conference
  • Hewlett Packard
  • McDonald's
  • Westin Langkawi
  • Four Seasons Langkawi
  • Marina Bay Launch Singapore
  • Bank Negara Malaysia Annual Dinner 2008 and 2009
  • Biggest Loser Asia Press Viewing, Singapore
  • Anugerah Skrin (2016) TV3 with Alif Satar
  • Anugerah Juara Lagu 31 (2017) TV3 with Awal Ashaari , Fara Fauzana and other host.
  • The Sarimah Show ( 5 March 2017) - TV3

Commercials and endorsements[edit]

  • Telekom Malaysia
  • Sprite
  • Ribena
  • Laurier
  • Lexmarkt
  • Halls Confectionery
  • Clairol Herbal Essences Shampoo
  • Power Over Cervical Cancer Campaign
  • WCC ambassador for change "Women's Centre for change"
  • 2009: Ambassador for The Body Shop, Equal sweetener, Reebok; campaign ambassador for Earth Hour 2009


  • 2011 – playing 13 roles in The Musical - Tun Mahathir at the Istana Budaya (21 – 30 January 2011)
  • 2012 – playing one of three Nyonyas in 'Theatre Nyonya Mak Dara'


  • Best New Artist Anugerah Industri Muzik 2001
  • Best TV Presenter Anugerah Seri Angkasa -2010
  • Best Newcomer Anugerah Media Hiburan 1998
  • Best TV Presenter Anugerah Skrin 2005
  • FHM Sexiest Women In The World Poll 2002
  • ERA Awards Best New Artist 2001
  • New Straits Times Coolest Local Personality 1999
  • Nominated Best Supporting Actress at the Malaysian Film Festival 1999
  • Best Entertainment TV Presenter Anugerah Skrin 2005 TV3
  • Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Nominee 2008, 2009
  • Best TV Presenter - Anugerah Seri Angkasa 2010 (Feb 19th,2011)
  • Nomination for Best Radio Announcer 2012


  1. ^ Hasan Zainuddin (28 October 2014). "Keturunan Banjar Di Malaysia Jadi Melayu Baru". ANTARA News Kalimantan Selatan (in Indonesian). Retrieved 9 October 2015. 

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