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|Born||Fazira Wan Chek
9 February 1974
Sungai Choh, Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia
|Occupation||Actress, Singer, Fashion model, Businesswomen|
|Years active||1994 – present|
Erra Fazira (born Fazira Wan Chek 9 February 1974) is a Malaysian actress, singer, fashion model, TV Host, film producer, as well as former beauty queen. Also known as "Primadona Malay Films of the New Millennium"
She rose to fame in the early/mid 1990s following her roles in Sembilu, Sembilu 2, Maria Mariana and Pasrah. She received critical acclaim and a Malaysia Film Festival award for her portrayal of "Nora" in the film Hingga Hujung Nyawa. She received another three Malaysia Film Festival award nomination for her performance in Soalnya Siapa?, Persona Non Grata, and Anak.
Fazira was born in Sungai Choh, a small town in Selangor, Malaysia, the first child and the only daughter of Wan Chek and Azizah Zaik. Her parents were of Chinese and Bangkahulu origin. Fazira was an active student during her school days and developed a passion for acting, which she showed an interest in at a very early age. She also joined many school's clubs and societies such as Scouting, St John Ambulance of Malaysia, English Language Society and Culture Club. She was also an active sports student back then and has represented herself and her school in Netball. She said that the knowledge and socialisation which she gained in joining those clubs played an important role in making who she was as Erra Fazira today.
Fazira attended several different schools including SMK Putri Melawati, Kuala Lumpur.
At the age of 18, Fazira went to take part in the 1992 Malaysian beauty pageant after being persuaded by her aunt. She competed against thirteen others and eventually won the title of Miss Malaysia/World 1992. As Miss Malaysia, Fazira went on to compete in Miss World 1992 pageant, representing Malaysia which was held in South Africa.
Erra then represented Malaysia in Miss South East Asia 1992/1993. She took the third places in Miss South East Asia 1992/1993.
Fazira was approached by director, Yusof Haslam, to star as the lead role in Sembilu. The film opened in cinema on 18 August 1994. The film also marked the first time Erra worked together with her then former dating partner, Awie. Other films roles followed, including a sequel of Sembilu, Sembilu 2 the following year. Fazira reprised her role as Wati.
From 1996 until 2000, Fazira starred in four of Haslam's directed films including the portraying of Maria Zakaria in both Maria Mariana and its sequel Maria Mariana 2. In the 2000s, Soal Hati film, Fazira starred played the character of Nurul Ain. Fazira won the Malaysia Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her role in the film.
Starting 2001, Fazira begun to work with many different directors for her films including Ahmad Idham's Mr. Cinderella (2002); A. Razak Mohaideen's Cinta Kolestrol (2003) and others. In 2004, Fazira went on to star opposite her then former husband, Yusry bin Abdul Halim, in the 2004 Hingga Hujung Nyawa, one of the four films she starred in directed by Mohaideen. Through this film, Fazira once again was awarded the Malaysia Film Festival Award for Best Actress as for the portrayal of Nora Halim in the movie.
In 2002, Fazira acted in a telefilm and hosted the show, Fesyen Tempo.
|1996||Maria Mariana||Maria Zakaria|
|1998||Maria Mariana 2||Maria Zakaria|
|Soal Hati||Nurul Ain||Won Best Actresses – 15th Malaysia Film Festival
Won Best Actresses – Anugerah Skrin TV3
|2001||Gerak Khas The Movie||Inspektor Syafiqah|
|Putih||Bawang Putih (voice)||Animation film|
|2002||Mr. Cinderella||Puteri Megawati Darul Kasih|
|Soalnya Siapa?||Nurul Ain||Nominated, Best Actresses – 16th Malaysia Film Festival|
|2003||Gila Gila Pengantin||Aliah Hamdan|
|Janji Diana||Diana Murad|
|Cinta Kolestrol||Fazira Osman / Erra||First film direct by Erra|
|Mr. Cinderella||Puteri Megawati Darul Kasih|
|2004||Kuliah Cinta||Johanna Abdul Rahman (Jojo)|
|Hingga Hujung Nyawa||Nora Halim||Won, Best Actresses – 18th Malaysia Film Festival|
|I Know What You Did Last Raya||Dr Mira|
|2005||Potret Mistik||Cik Puan Kartini|
|Sembilu 2005||Cikgu Ira|
|Gila Gila Pengantin Popular||Sheera Mustapha|
|KL Menjerit 1||Nina|
|Persona Non Grata||Hey||Nominated, Best Actresses – 19th Malaysia Film Festival|
|2007||Qabil Khusry Qabil Igam||Karisma Saat|
|2008||Cuci||Siti Jasmin Rahim (CJ)|
|Anak||Hasnita||Nominated, 21st Best Actresses – Malaysia Film Festival|
|Los dan Faun||Puan Jasmine Al Sogood|
|2009||Sifu dan Tongga||Fatimah Omar (Tammy)|
|2010||Andartu Terlampau - 21 Hari Mencari Suami||Markonah Rempeyek|
|2002||Siapa Mau Potong Baju?||Erra Fazira (as herself)||Special appearanced||RTM 2|
|2008||Joe & Faridah||Faridah||Astro RIA|
|Cinta Lelong||Emma||Astro PRIMA|
|2010||30 Hari Mengenal Cinta||Astro RIA|
|Selamat Tinggal Alexandria||Astro PRIMA|
|2011||Pontianak Kampung Batu||Astro Ria|
|Sanggul Beracun||Siti Aminah||Nominated "Best TV Actresse" Anugerah TV Asia
Nominated "Best TV Actresse"Anugerah Skrin 2011
|Hantu Susu||Astro Prima|
|Pontianak Beraya Di Kampung Batu||Astro Ria|
|Mak OK Jer!||Astro PRIMA|
|2012||Parut Asyikin||Astro Citra|
|2008||Mertua VS Menantu||Nurul Ain||Astro RIA|
|2009||Kasih Tercipta||Lisa||Astro RIA|
|Mertua VS Menantu (Season 2)||Nurul Ain||Astro RIA|
|2011||Kelaasss Kau Maria!||Meera||Astro RIA|
|2012||Mana Hilangnya Juwita||Julia||Astro PRIMA|
|2001 - 2002||Fesyen Tempo||RTM 1|
|2009||Gugu Gaga Erra||Reality television series, featuring Erra,Engku Emran and their daughter Engku Aleesya||Astro RIA|
|Pentas Akhir Anak Wayang Season 1||Judge on the first series of Anak Wayang (S1) (with Nasha Aziz & Rashid Sibir)||Astro RIA|
|Dunia Wanita||Hosting with Umie Aida. She also an producer of this show.||RTM 1, Isnin 9.30am|
|2010||Tiger Futbol Starz||Host||Astro Ria|
|2011||Mentor Season 5||Reality singing competition with protege Salma A Asis (Won the competition with Salma||TV3|
|VOKAL "Bukan Sekadar Rupa"||Judge (with Azmeer)||TV3|
|Pilih Kasih Season 3||Judge (with Umie Aida and Rosyam Nor )||RTM 1, Ahad 9.30am|
|2012–present||Primadona||Host (with Ziela Jalil, Raja Azura and Rozita Che Wan)||Astro Mustika|
- "Malaysian actress Erra Fazira". London Academy of Media & Film TV. 5 January 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011.