Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tan Sri P.ramlee

Know your favorite artist

Teuku Zakaria Teuku Nyak Puteh @ Ramli Puteh

Known as:
P Ramlee (since 1947)


Grandmother's house at 40A Counter Hall *, Penang, Malaya (* Renamed Jalan P Ramlee on 30 Aug 1983)

Date of birth:
Morning of Idil Fitri on 22 March 1929 (Wednesday)

Teuku Nyak Puteh Teuku Karim (1902 - 1955)

Che Mah Hussein (1904 - 1967)

Sheikh Ali Mohamad (Step brother. Mother was Che Mah Hussein)

Junaidah Daeng Harris (Married 1950. Divorced 1954) Noorizan Mohd Noor (Married on 6 Feb 1955. Divorced 1961) Salmah Ismail a.k.a. Saloma (Married on 21 Nov 1961)

Mohamad Nasir (Son. Born 1953. Mother was Junaidah) Arfan (Son. Born 1954. Mother was Junaidah) Sazali (Son. Born 1958.) Armali (Step son. Born 1953. Mother was Saloma. Father was A R Tompel) Safarina @ Dian (Adopted daughter. Chinese parentage) Zakiah @ Zazaloma (Adopted daughter. Born 1963) Sabarudin @ Badin (Abdopted son. Born 1966)

Kampung Jawa Malay School Francis Light English School (1939 - 1941) Japanese Navy School 'Kaigun Gakko' (World War II) Penang Free School (1945 - 1947)

Actor, Singer, Comedian, Songwriter, Screenwriter and Film Director

390 songs: as singer, songwriter, composer and/or musician. 66 films: as actor, screenwriter and/or film director. 4 stageplays: 'Jiwa Putera Melayu' (1956) as director. 'Sultan Mahmood Mangkat Di Julang' (1959) as writer/director. 'Damaq' (1962) as director. 'Sam Pek Ang Tai' (1972) as actor/director. 2 radio dramas: 'Jiwa Putera Melayu' (1955) as producer. 'Kachep Mas' (1961) as writer/director. 2 television dramas: 'Intan' (1971) as actor, song writer and singer. 'Rantau Selamat' (1972) as actor, song writer and singer.

Career Highlights:
Travelled to Singapore on Idil Fitri to audition for Malay Film Productions of Jalan Ampas (8 Aug 1948). Moved to Kuala Lumpur to join Merdeka Film Productions of Ulu Klang (16 Apr 1964). P.Ramlee's big break came on 1 June 1948 when he was spotted by Tamil film director B. S. Rajhans. The director was impressed by Ramlee, and in 1949 he was cast in the film Nasib (Fate). Seven years later, Ramlee directed his first film Penarik Becha (The Trishaw Man). In 1957, Ramlee would act in the first of his Bujang Lapok (Dowdy Bachelors) comedic films that he acted along S. Shamsuddin along with Aziz Sattar, which are still popular among the modern Malay film watchers.
During his career he directed and acted in sixty-six films, and had more than 360 songs to his credit. Among his films that received awards are:
Best Musical Score for Hang Tuah — Third Asian Film Festival, Hong Kong (1956)
Best Male Actor for Anak-ku Sazali (My son, Sazali) — Fourth Asian Film Festival, Tokyo (1957)
Best Comedy Film for Nujum Pak Belalang (The Fortune Teller) — Seventh Asian Film Festival, Tokyo (1960)
Most Versatile Talent for Ibu Mertua Ku (My Mother In-law) — Tenth Asian Film Festival, Tokyo (1963)
Best Comedy Film for Madu Tiga (Three Wives) — Eleventh Asian Film Festival, Taipei (1964)
His final film was Laksamana Do Re Mi on 1972 and last songs and lyrics was Ayer Mata Di Kuala Lumpur on 1973 before his death.

Various awards throughout career.

Music Group:
'Orkes Mutiara' in Penang, Malaya (1946) 'Pancharagam Rangkaian Melati' in Penang, Malaya (1946) 'Pemuda Indonesia Keronchong Party' in Penang, Malaya (1946) 'Sinaran Bintang Sore' in Penang, Malaya (1946) 'Nada Minggu' in Penang, Malaya 'Coronation Amateur Party' in Penang, Malaya (1947) 'Teruna Sekampong' in Penang, Malaya (1947) Pancharagam Mustika' in Penang, Malaya (1948) 'Kembang Murni Keronchong Party' in Singapore (1949) 'Orkes Malay Film Productions' in Singapore 'Pancha Sitara' in Singapore (1960) 'P Ramlee Keronchong Orkes' in Singapore (Oct 1960) 'Pancha Sitara II' in Singapore (Dec 1960) 'The Veteran' in Singapore 'Ben Puteh 5 Merdu Orchestra' in Kuala Lumpur (1970)

Film participation:
Asian Film Festivals (Hong Kong*, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur*, Manila*, Seoul, Singapore, Taipeh* and Tokyo*) and International Film Festivals (Paris* and Berlin). * Awards winning

Died of heart attack at 5.30 a.m. on 29 May 1973 (Tuesday) at age 44. Buried at muslim cemetary of Jalan Ampang in Kuala Lumpur.

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