Tiara Jacquelina

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Tiara Jacquelina
Born (1967-10-03) 3 October 1967 (age 49)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Occupation Producer, actress, singer
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Hani Mohsin (1993–1998, divorced)
Mohd Effendi Norwawi

Tiara Jacquelina Eu Effendi (3 October 1967) is a Malaysian actress and film producer. She is famous for her part in Puteri Gunung Ledang, the biggest budget movie in Malaysia up to 2005,[1] in which she played the lead role, and sang the theme song, "Asmaradana". Besides appearing on stage and on camera, Tiara Jacquelina is the managing director of Enfiniti Productions, a Malaysian company in the arts & entertainment and television production fields.

Early life and career[edit]

Jacquelina was born Jacqueline Eu in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to a Burmese Chinese father and Indonesian Chinese mother. She has been involved in the arts at a very early stage, and while at school, was part of the Theatre Society, the Literary Society, and was the President of the Film Society.[2] She first began her film career in 1988. In 1995, costarred with Academy Award winner, Frances McDormand, who played the lead role in the movie, Beyond Rangoon. In the 12th Malaysia Film Festival that year, she won the best actress award[3] for her role in the film Ringgit Kasorrga, a social drama concerning a sex scandal involving a politician and young models. In 2004, she appeared in Puteri Gunung Ledang. The movie was submitted to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards in 2004 but was not nominated.[4] Following the success of the movie,[5] Jacquelina moved on to translate it on to the stage as Puteri Gunung Ledang: The Musical.

Personal life[edit]

She converted to Islam and was previously married to actor and celebrity Hani Mohsin, from 1993 until they divorced in 1998. She is the mother of two children, Hani Karmila and Mohd Eridani.[citation needed] She later married Sarawakian businessman Mohd Effendi Norwawi, who also formerly served as a senator and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.


Year Award Result Category Film
1995 Malaysian Film Festival Won[citation needed] Best Actress Ringgit Kasorrga
2005 Asian First Film Festival Best Producer Puteri Gunung Ledang
Asia-Pacific Film Festival Best Actress Puteri Gunung Ledang
Malaysian PPFM Oscars 2005 Best Producer Puteri Gunung Ledang
Malaysian PPFM Oscars 2005 Best Actress Puteri Gunung Ledang
2009 Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP Malaysia) Outstanding Contribution to the Arts


  • Executive Producer of the multiple-award winning film Puteri Gunung Ledang which has garnered 11 awards at the Malaysian PPFM Oscars 2004 including Best Film, Best Producer, Cinematography, Best Actress, Costume Design, Art Direction, Best Sound b) Best Producer at the Asian 1st Films Festival 2005 c) 5 awards at the Malaysian Film Festival 2004 including best director, best screenplay, best art direction, best music score.[6]
  • Executive Producer of Puteri Gunung Ledang the Musical which won 8 wards at the 2006 Boh Cameronian Arts Awards for Best Director, Original Script (Bahasa Malaysia), Best Lighting Design, Set Design, Music and Sound Design, Costume Design, Supporting Actor, Audience's Choice Award for Theatre.
  • Executive Producer of P. Ramlee the Musical which won 6 awards at the 2007 Boh Cameronian Arts Awards for Best Director, Original Script (Bahasa Malaysia), Set Design, Music and Sound Design, Best Supporting Actor, Audience's Choice Award for Theatre.,[7][8]


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