Yasmin Kassim

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Yasmin Kassim
Yasmin Jade Kassim

21 May 1990
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
Alma materUniversity of Western Australia
OccupationActress, model
Years active2014–present

Yasmin Jade Kassim (born 21 May 1990 in Perth) is an Australian actress, model and musician who was runner-up in the 2013 Miss World Australia beauty pageant.[1][2] Kassim started her acting career by appearing in Australian independent films and in various television series.[2] In 2015, she played the recurring role of Shay Daeng on the Australian soap opera Neighbours.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Kassim was born in Perth, Western Australia to a mother Roseline McMahon; a former health food shop owner, and a father named Haniff Kassim; a Singaporean entrepreneur of Malaysian of Indian descent.[4] At the age of three, she moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with both parents where she began learning ballet and piano classes. Kassim is also a classically trained singer. She began her training at the age of eleven.[5]


Kassim made her stage debut at the age of six when Michael Jackson discovered her on a security camera while on the History World Tour in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[6] He personally invited her to play an orphan girl on stage during the songs "Earth Song" and "Heal The World", as well as the finale at Stadium Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur where Kassim was living with her parents at the time.[7]

Kassim’s breakout role in Australia came when she was cast in the recurring role of Shay Daeng on the Australian soap opera television series Neighbours. Following Neighbours, Kassim moved to Los Angeles and began auditioning for feature films where she was successful in landing roles in two upcoming productions. She was cast in the role of Kina in Jungle.[8]



Year Title Role Director
2014 Locks Of Love Tiffany Jane Barrett (plus 14 more)
2014 54 Days Becky Tim R. Lea
2014 Love Is Now Catherine Jim Lounsbury
2014 Lie Bec Wayne Blair
2017 Jungle Kina Greg McLean
2017 Nest Lisa Kimble Rendall


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Legally Brown Trixie Season 1, Episode 5 & 6
2014 Deadly Women Shafilea Season 7, Episode 20
2016 Neighbours Shay Daeng Recurring role, Episodes 7244 – 7272


  1. ^ CHLOE-LEE, LONGHETTI (10 August 2014). "Yasmin Kassim's star continues to rise with new Aussie film Love is Now". dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b "There's a new Neighbour in town". tvweeklogieawards.com.au. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  3. ^ Jonathon, Moran (26 October 2016). "Newest Neighbours star Miss World runner-up Yasmin Kassim on why she's given up the beauty business". dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  4. ^ "DPG'S MISS WORLD 2013 STUNNER ALERT – YASMIN KASSIM, NSW". dearpageantgirl.com.au. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  5. ^ "In my wardrobe: Yasmin Kassim". dsmh.com.au. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Fashion Weekly Talks: Yasmin Kassim". fashionweekly.com.au. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Yasmin Jade Kassim has a good foundation for Miss World crown". news.com.au. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  8. ^ DARCY, OLIVER (19 August 2016). "FIVE UP-AND-COMING AUSSIE ACTORS AND ACTRESSES TO WATCH". iris.theaureview.com. Retrieved 20 January 2017.

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