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Erra Fazira
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Erra Fazira
Born Fazira binti Wan Chek
February 9, 1974 (1974-02-09) (age 35)
Malaysia Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia

Fazira Wan Chek or better known as Erra Fazira is a Malaysian actress. She became well-known during the mid-nineties, in particular after starring in the romantic drama Sembilu, a film which grossed $4.2 million (source?), opposite Awie (a popular Malaysian singer and actor). After receiving many popularity awards, she won the Malaysian Film Festival Award for Best Actress in 2001 for her performance in Soal Hati. Her films, which include romantic comedies such as Mr Cinderella, Gila Gila Pengantin, Cinta Kolestrol, Cuci, and crime/action films such as KL Menjerit 1, Gerak Khas The Movie and Castello, have collectively brought box office receipts of over $70 million, making her the most successful Malaysian actress in terms of local box office receipts [1]. She has been dubbed as Malay Film Primadonna since 1994 because of her success in the Malaysian film industry.

Erra was the first artist to appear on the cover of HAI magazine in its first issue - December 1996 [3]. In 2001, she was named as one of the 20 Most Richest Artist in Malaysia by Sentiasa Manja magazine, together with Siti Nurhaliza, KRU, Datuk Yusof Haslam, Chef Wan and Sheila Majid. In 2005, the Ministry of Women, Family and Community in Malaysia listed her as one of the most powerful and successful woman in Malaysia, alongside former Malaysian First Lady, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, National Bank Governor, Datuk Dr Zetti Akhtar Aziz and culture activist Puan Azah Aziz, in a book written by columnist Fatimah Abu Bakar entitled She: A Tribute To The Women Of Malaysia. Erra has a production company called Erra Fazira Entertainment.

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Early life (1974 - 1984)

Fazira was born on February 9, 1974 in Sungai Choh, Rawang, Selangor. She has been interested in singing and acting since a young age. In school, she joined societies and clubs such as Pramuka, St. John Ambulans, English Language Society and Culture Club.

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Relationships

Erra's personal life has often been in the spotlight. She has had widely reported romantic relationships with numerous famous men, including businessman Ariff Tuah Ahmad Sarji, singer cum actor Awie, actor Norman Hakim, model Azlan Nordin, Malaysian national swimmer Wan Azlan Wan Abdullah, singer, actor & director Yusry Abdul Halim, actor - producer Hans Isaac and corporate leader Engku Emran Engku Zainal Abidin.

She met Awie, former frontman of rock group Wings in 1993, when he was her co-star in Sembilu. In November 1996, Erra and Awie announced their engagement. Due to reported infidelity [citation required?], in September 1998 the engagement was called off.

(Months later, Awie was caught by several Islamic law enforcers in a hotel room with Arni Nazira, his co-star in Nafas Cinta. Their obligated marriage produced two daughters. -- consider removal, irrelevant to Erra's story)

Three years later, she was spotted with actor and singer, Yusri Abdul Halim from KRU band and they got married on June 15, 2003. However, the marriage ended in divorce on June 16, 2006. [Yusry announced the talaq on April 26 the same year. -- consider removal, adds little]

In 2006, Erra began dating Baik Punya Cilok star Hans Isaac, but both denied the rumors that they were a couple even though on Erra's 33rd birthday Isaac was spotted giving Erra a Rolex watch worth RM 10,000. They both claimed that they were just friends. Six months later, in June 2007, Isaac announced that they were no longer a couple. "It's come to a kind and tenderhearted end," she said of their relationship.

Erra met her current husband, Chief Operation Officer of Suria FM, Engku Emran, during the Suria FM Road Tour in April 2007. At the time, Erra was in a relationship with Hans Isaac. After a high-profile breakup, Isaac and Erra went their separate ways.

Erra and Emran got engaged on September 7, 2007, and wedded on October 25 at Restoran Puteri, Sungai Pencala Kuala Lumpur. In March 27, 2009, they became the parents of a daughter, Engku Aleesya.

Beauty pageant

Erra won the title of Miss Malaysia 1992 and represented Malaysia in Miss World 1992 in Botswana.

Erra Fazira
Beauty pageant titleholder
Measurements 34-27-37
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Eye color Dark brown
Hair color Black
Title(s) Miss Malaysia World 1992

Miss Fazira[1] was the Miss Malaysia/World in 1992. She was also the 3rd runner up for Miss South East Asia for the 1992/1993 session.

Film

Year Film Director Studio Role Notes Box-Office
1994 Sembilu Yusof Haslam Skop Production Wati RM 4.2 million
1995 Sembilu 2 Yusof Haslam Skop Production & Grand Brilliance Wati RM 6.1 million
1996 Maria Mariana Yusof Haslam Skop Producttion & Grand Brilliance Maria Zakaria RM 4.8 million
Tragedi Oktober Yusof Kelana Skop Production & ME Communications Wati RM 3.5 million
1997 Gemilang Yusof Haslam Skop Production Julia RM 2.2 million
1998 Maria Mariana 2 Yusof Haslam Skop Production & Grand Brilliance Maria Zakaria RM 4.7 million
2000 Pasrah Yusof Haslam Skop Production & Grand Brilliance Farah Diba RM 2.74 million
Soal Hati Othman Hafsham Serangkai Filem Nurul Ain Winner, FFM - Best Actress in a Leading Role RM 1.38 million
2001 Gerak Khas The Movie Yusof Haslam Skop Production Inspektor Syafiqah RM 4.4 million
Putih (animation) Rashid Sibir Eurofine Bawang Putih (voice) RM 0.4 million
2002 Mr Cinderella Ahmad Idham Kuasatek Pictures & Skop Production Puteri Megawati Darul Kasih RM 2.53 million
Soalnya Siapa? Othman Hafsham Serangkai Filem Nurul Ain Nominee, FFM - Best Actress in a Leading Role RM 2.2 million
2003 Gila Gila Pengantin Aziz M Osman Ace Motion Pictures & Skop Production Aliah Hamdan RM 2.57 million
Janji Diana Yusof Haslam Skop Production Diana Murad RM 2.19 million
Cinta Kolesterol A Razak Mohaideen Metrowealth Movies Production & Erra Fazira Entertainment Fazira Osman / Erra * First movie produced by Erra Fazira RM 3.82 million
Mr Cinderella 2 Din CJ Kuasatek Pictures & Skop Production Puteri Megawati Darul Kasih RM 1.2 million
MX3 Yusof Kelana ME Communications & Skop Production Erra Fazira (herself) RM 1.13 million
2004 Kuliah Cinta A Razak Mohaideen Metrowealth Movies Production Johanna Abdul Rahman (Jojo) RM 2.8 million
Hingga Hujung Nyawa A Razak Mohaideen Metrowealth Movies Production Nora Halim Winner, FFM - Best Actress in a Leading Role RM 1.8 million
Tujuh Perhentian A Razak Mohaideen Metrowealth Movies Production, Grand Brilliance & MIG Beats Sue RM 1.5 million
I Know What You Did Last Raya A Razak Mohaideen MIG Beats Dr Mira RM 2.27 million
2005 Potret Mistik A Razak Mohaideen Metrowealth Movies Production & Grand Brilliance Cik Puan Kartini RM 0.95 million
Sembilu 2005 Yusof Haslam Skop Production & Lotus Five Star Cikgu Ira RM 1.38 million
Lady Boss A Razak Mohaideen Metrowealth Movies Production & Gitu Gitu Production Salmi RM 1.78 million
Gila Gila Pengantin Popular Aziz M Osman ACE Motion Pictures & Skop Production Sheera Mustapha RM 1.26 million
KL Menjerit 1 Bade Azmi Tayangan Unggul Nina RM 2.52 million
2006 Castello Bade Azmi Suhan Movies Chalita RM 1.56 million
Persona Non Grata Syed Azidy Al-Bukhary Nizarman Hey Nominee, FFM - Best Actress in a Leading Role RM 0.42 million
2007 Qabil Qusyry Qabil Igam Zaili Sulan Sonata Film Karisma Saat RM 1.573 million
2008 Cuci Tune Entertainment & Tall Order Production Siti Jasmin Rahim (CJ) RM 2.043 million
Anak Barney Lee Box Lite Film Hasnita Nominee, FFM - Best Actress in a Leading Role RM 1.245 million
Los Dan Faun Afdlin Shauki Visionworks Puan Jasmine Al Sogood RM 1.299 million
2009 Sifu Dan Tongga A Razak Mohaideen Line Clear Motion Picture & Grand Brilliance Fatimah Omar (Tammy) RM 2.57 million
Post Production Hidden Sameet Baadkar N'Six Entertainment Limited & O'Zone Film Production Pvt Ltd Dian * Hollywood production
Andartu Terlampau - 21 Hari Mencari Suami Din CJ Haliza Misbun Production Markonah Rempeyek

TV

Year Telefilm Role Notes Channel
2002 Siapa Mau Potong Baju? Erra Fazira (herself) * Special appearance RTM 2
2008 Joe & Faridah Faridah Astro RIA
2009 Bonanza Mastura Astro PRIMA
Cinta Lelong Emma Astro PRIMA
Year TV Series Role Notes Channel
2008 Mertua VS Menantu Nurul Ain Astro RIA
2009 Kasih Tercipta Lisa Astro RIA
Mertua VS Menantu (Season 2) Nurul Ain Astro RIA
30 Hari Mengenal Cinta Astro RIA
Year TV Show Role Notes Channel
2001 - 2002 Fesyen Tempo Host & Producer RTM 1
2009 Gugu Gaga Erra Reality show (with husband Engku Emranand daughter Engku Aleesya. Astro RIA
Pentas Akhir Anak Wayang Season 1 Judge (with Nasha Aziz & Rashid Sibir) Astro RIA
Dunia Wanita Co-host with best friend cum actress, Umie Aida RTM 1, Monday 9.30am
2010 Tiger Futbol Starz Host Astro Ria

Teater

Year Title Note
1999 Selendang Umi

Discography

Year Solo Album Singles Studio Notes
1994 Erra Fazira - The Mini Album
  • Cinta Abadi
Polygram Records
  • Nominated - AIM Best New Female Artist
1995 Aku Dan Dia
  • Yang Terindah Hanya Sementara
  • Aku Dan Dia
  • Cemburu
Polygram Records
1996 2.5 Sayang
  • Pertemuan
  • Gemilang
  • Terpaksaku Melangkah
  • Stail Lama Bikin Baru
Polygram Records
1999 Kini
  • Jendela Hati
  • Teman Bicara
  • Pasrah
  • Berteman Sepi
Sony Music
  • Finalist 14th Anugerah Juara Lagu for Pop Rock Category (Jendela Hati)
  • Finalist 15th Anugerah Juara Lagu for Ballad Category (Pasrah)
  • Nominated for Best Album Cover AIM 2000
2002 Sampai Bertemu
  • Nada Kasih (duet with Rio Rebrian)
  • Sampai Bertemu
  • Lepaskanku
  • Ucapkanlah (duet with Yusry Abdul Halim)
Sony Music
  • Nominated 2nd Anugerah Era for Favorite Duo Collaboration (Ucapkanlah) with Yusry Abdul Halim
2004 Kini Kembali
  • Hanya Dimata
  • Jika Kau Tiada (duet with Yusry Abdul Halim)
  • Tak Tentu Arah
  • Ingin Tahu
Sony Music
  • Finalist 19th Anugerah Juara Lagu for Pop Rock Category (Hanya Dimata)
2006 Ya Atau Tidak?
  • Ya Atau Tidak?
  • Harapan Hanya Impian
  • Wang Kita Galey
Sony Music Erra first composed song (Wang Kita Galey) is a Bengkulu dialect song.
Year Original Soundtrack Album Singles Studio Notes
2000 Soal Hati
  • Soal Hati
  • Soal Hati (duet with Afdlin Shauki)
  • Hadirmu
  • Kerana
Sony Music
  • Nominated for Song of The Year Category in AIM 2001 (Soal Hati)
  • Nominated for Favorite Pop Song at 1st Anugerah Era (Kerana)
2002 Soalnya Siapa?
  • Soalnya Siapa
Sony Music
2003 Cinta Kolestrol
  • Tangis Dalam Gerimis
Sony Music & KRU Records This OST also joined by Pretty Ugly, Abot & KRU
Year Compilation Album Singles Studio Notes
1999 Warna Warni Aidilfitri
  • Mulia
  • Warna Warni Aidilfitri (with Amy Mastura, Shima, Hattan, Ameng and Nash.
Sony Music
2001 Koleksi Istimewa Buatmu
  • Sandarkan
  • Terserah Padamu
Sony Music * Erra directed her own MTV (Terserah Padamu)
2007 Keunggulan Erra Fazira Sony Music
Manis Manis Lebaran
  • Gema Lebaran
Suria Records (SRC) Gema Lebaran also appeared in 2009's repackaged album Sinar Lebaran

Concerts & Tour

  • Konsert Bersama Erra Fazira, DBKL Hall Kuala Lumpur (1999)
  • Erra Fazira Live in Perth, Australia (2005)
  • Gempak Selebriti Astro Tour (2008) - in selected locations

Awards & Nominations

Festival Filem Malaysia (Malaysian Film Awards

Year Nominated work Award Result
2001 Soal Hati Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
2003 Soalnya Siapa? Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2005 Hingga Hujung Nyawa Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
2006 Persona Non Grata Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2008 Anak Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated

Anugerah Skrin (Screen TV Awards

Year Nominated work Award Result
1995 Sembilu 2 Favorite Actress in a Leading Role Won
2001 Soal Hati Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
2003 Soalnya Siapa? Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2005 Hingga Hujung Nyawa Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2006 Persona Non Grata Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2008 Anak Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated

Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian

Year Nominated work Award Result
1994 Most Popular Film Actress Won
1995 Most Popular Film Actress Won
1996 Most Popular Film Actress Nominated
1997/98 Most Popular Film Actress Nominated
2000 Most Popular Film Actress Won
Most Popular Female Singer Nominated
2001 Most Popular Film Actress Won
Most Popular Female Singer Nominated
2002 Most Popular Film Actress Won
Most Popular Female Singer Nominated
2003 Most Popular Film Actress Won
2004 Most Popular Film Actress Won
2005 Most Popular Film Actress Nominated
2006 Most Popular Film Actress Nominated
Most Popular Female Singer Nominated
2007 Most Popular Film Actress Nominated
2008 Most Popular Film Actress Nominated

Anugerah Industri Muzik Malaysia (AIM) Malaysian Music Industry Awards

Year Nominated work Award Result
1995 (2nd) Erra Fazira The Mini Album Best Female New Artist Nominated
2000 (7th) Kini Best Album Cover Design Nominated
2001 (8th) Soal Hati (Illusif / Habsah Hassan) Song of the Year Nominated

Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) Song Champion Awards

Year Nominated work Award Result
1999 (14th) Jendela Hati (Fauzi Marzuki/ Habsah Hassan) Pop Rock Category Nominated
2000 (15th) Pasrah (Saari Amri/ Yusof Kelana) Ballad Category Nominated
2004 (19th) Hanya Di Mata (Azlan Abu Hassan/ Ucu) Pop Rock Category Nominated

Semi-finalist

Year Nominated work Award Result
1996 (11th) Yang Terindah Hanya Sementara Ballad Category Nominated
2000 (15th) Teman Bicara Ballad Category Nominated
2001 (16th) Soal Hati Ballad Category Nominated

Anugerah Era

Year Nominated work Award Result
2001 (1st) Choice Female Singer Nominated
Kerana Choice Pop Song Nominated
2002 (2nd) Ucapkanlah (duet with Yusry Abdul Halim) Choice Duo/Group Collaboration Nominated

Anugerah Media Hiburan - Entertainment Media Awards

Year Nominated work Award Result
1996 Most Beautiful Artist Won
1997 Most Beautiful Artist Nominated
1998 Most Beautiful Artist Nominated
Best Magazine Cover Won
tied up with actor, Awie Best Couple in TV/Movies Won
1999 Most Beautiful Artist Nominated
tied up with actor, Norman Hakim Best Couple in TV/Movies Won
2000 Most Beautiful Artist Nominated
Best Magazine Cover Nominated
tied up with actor, Afdlin Shauki Best Couple in TV/Movies Nominated
Sensational Multi-talented Artist Nominated
Most Sensational Artist of the Year Won
2001 Most Beautiful Artist Nominated
Sensational Film Actress Won
Sensational Multi-talented Artist Nominated
2002 Most Beautiful Artist Won
Sensational Film Actress Won
tied up with actor, Yusry Abdul Halim Best Couple in TV/Movies Won
Sensational Multi-talented Artist Nominated
2003 Most Beautiful Artist Won
Sensational Film Actor Nominated
tied up with actor, Yusry Abdul Halim Best Couple in TV/Movies Won
Sensational Multi-talented Artist Nominated
as a producer Sensational Film of the Year Won
Stylish Female Artist Nominated

Influence

Erra's films have grossed over $76.93 million at the Malaysian box office, making her the highest grossing local female movie star of all time [14]. She was (is?) one of the most sought-after leading ladies in the Malaysian film industry. She has been dubbed as Malay Film Primadonna, in lieu of other luminaries such as Saadiah Baharom, Kasma Booty, Sarimah Ahmad, Fauziah Ahmad Daud and Sofia Jane.

Erra Fazira in Pop culture

Erra's name is mentioned in a few artworks such as

  • In Ezlynn's (a Malaysian singer) first single Hi Hi Bye Bye. The song won Best Pop Rock Song in the 18th Anugerah Juara Lagu in 2003.
  • In the RTM2 drama, Siapa Mau Potong Baju (2002), Erra is cited for her good fashion sense.
  • In Cerita Artis Malaysia and Macam Macam Aznil (Astro) in 2009, Erra was referred to as Malay Film Primadonna; (even though she refused that this is not her current season but another new actresses are on the top in demand -- I can't figure out what this means.) She named Maya Karin, Noorkhiriah & Nabila Huda as among of them. (??)

Notes

  1. ^ Malay Malaysians usually do not have a surname i.e. Given Name bin/binti Father's Name. As such, she cannot be referred to as simply Wan Chek

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