Saturday, June 8, 2013

P Ramlee Biography

Know your favorite artist, 
Name:     Teuku Zakaria Teuku Nyak Puteh @ Ramli Puteh
Known as:     P Ramlee (since 1947)
Nationality:     Malaysian
Birthplace:       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)

Father:     Teuku Nyak Puteh Teuku Karim (1902 - 1955)

Mother:     Che Mah Hussein (1904 - 1967)

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

Spouse:      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 bin Aman Ramlie a.k.a. A R Tompel (Step son. Born 1953. Mother was Saloma.)
Safarina bte Mum @ Dian P Ramlee (Adopted daughter of Saloma. Chinese parentage.)
Zakiah bte Ahmad Rejab @ Zazaloma (Adopted daughter. Born 1963.)
Sabarudin bin Ramlee @ 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 and/or composer.
66 films: as actor, singer, screenwriter and/or film director.


Jiwa Putera Melayu' (1956) as director.
'Sultan Mahmood Mangkat Di Julang' (1959) as writer and director.
'Damaq' (1962) as director.
'Sam Pek Ang Tai' (1972) as actor and director.

Radio dramas: 

Jiwa Putera Melayu' (1955) as producer.
'Kachep Mas' (1961) as writer and director.

Television dramas:

'Intan' (1971) as actor, singer and composer.
'Rantau Selamat' (1972) as actor, singer and composer.

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).


Various awards throughout career.

Music Group:        '

Nada Minggu' in Penang, Malaya
'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)
'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*)
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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