P. Ramlee

ramlee61. Name: P. Ramlee / Teuku Zakaria bin Teuku Nyak Puteh, Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr.

2. Occupation: Actor, Director, Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Producer

3. Date of birth: March 22, 1929

4. Date of death: May 29, 1973

5. Education:

  1. Japanese Navy Academy
  2. Penang Free School
  3. Francis Light School
  4. Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Melayu Kampung Jawa


6. Contributions:

  1. Acted in 66 films
  2. Composed more than 1000 songs, started with Azizah (1945) until Airmata Kuala Lumpur (1973)
  3. Directed his first film, Penarek Becha (1957), then directed 16 films in Singapore, 18 films in Malaysia
  4. Appeared in his first of his Bujang Lapok comedic films (1957)


7. Honours and Awards:

  1. Awarded the Malaysian honorific title “Tan Sri” (1990), “Datuk Amar” by Sarawak State Government (2009)

  2. Honorary Doctorate in Performance Arts (2005)

  3. Won Best Comedy for Madu Tiga at the 11th Asian Film Festival, Taipei (1964)

  4. Won Most Versatile Talent for Ibu Mertuaku at the 10th Asian Film Festival, Tokyo (1963)

  5. Won Best Comedy for Nujum Pak Belalang at the 7th Asian Film Festival, Tokyo (1960)
  6. Won Best Comedy for Pendekar Bujang Lapok at the 6th Asian Film Festival, Kuala Lumpur (1959)

  7. Won Best Black and White Photography for Sumpah Orang Minyak at the 5th Asian Film Festival, Manila (1958)

  8. Won Best Male Actor for Anakku Sazali at the 4th Asian Film Festival, Tokyo (1957)

  9. Official Screening for Hang Tuah at the 7th Berlin International Film Festival (1957)

  10. Won Best Musical Score for Hang Tuah at the 3rd Asian Film Festival, Hong Kong (1956)

  11. Won first place in a song competition organized by Penang Radio (1947)


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