Siti Nurhaliza Biography
Siti Nurhaliza (Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin) is a Malaysian singer and businesswoman born on 11th January 1979 in Kampung Awah, Temerloh, Pahang, Malaysia. In 2005, Siti became the first Southeast Asian singer, and third Asian singer to perform a solo concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London, while being backed by the London Symphony Orchestra.
She is the fifth child in a family of eight siblings. Her parents are Tarudin Ismail, a police officer and Siti Salmah Bachik, a housewife. She comes from a musical family; her brother, Saiful Bahri Tarudin, and her sisters, Siti Norsaida and Siti Saerah are also singers. Her grandfather was a famous violinist, and her mother used to be a local traditional singer.
Siti Nurhaliza Education Background
Siti Nurhaliza attended her pre-school at Tabika Perkep, Balai Polis Kampung Awah, Temerloh. She attended primary school at Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Clifford and later joined Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Clifford, Kuala Lipis, Pahang for her secondary education.
Siti Nurhaliza Career
Siti Nurhaliza began her career in music at a tender age; at the age of six while in pre school she sang “Sirih Pinang”, a Malay traditional song, at her kindergarten’s certificate-receiving event.
At the age of 12 Siti Nurhaliza won a singing competition with the song “Bahtera Merdeka” at the Merdeka Day Singing Contest, a local patriotic song competition. She began to learn traditional songs from her mother and went on performing the same music genre during special occassions and events.
Her uncle, Abdul Rahim Bachik, founded a small band and Siti Nurhaliza was the vocalist of the ‘family group’. She started to improve her singing skills by participating in numerous local singing competitions. At the age of 14 she auditioned for Asia Bagus but failed to go through.
At the age of 16 in 1995 she won a popular local singing competition show RTM Bintang HMI. In the competition, she met Adnan Abu Hassan, the music composer who tutored and helped her with her vocal performance, before she finally won the contest with the song by Aishah, Camar Yang Pulang. She signed a contract with Suria Records.
In 1996 Siti Nurhaliza first eponymous self-titled debut album was released with the first single Jerat Percintaan winning the 11th Anugerah Juara Lagu. The same year she won Most Popular Television Entertainer, Most Popular Female Singer, Most Popular Teen Artiste and the top award Most Popular Star in Anugerah Bintang Popular 1996.
In 1997 Siti Nurhaliza ventured into Indonesia’s music industry when her story was featured in one of the most popular magazines in Indonesia, POS Kota, in April 1997’s edition. She was the Siti was the first Malaysian singer to hold a live concert on Indosiar, a popular television station in Indonesia and it was televised nationwide. In 1997 she won Best New Artist and Best Song (Jerat Percintaan) from Anugerah Industri Muzik.
At the age of 19, on 12th January 1998, Siti Nurhaliza launched her own company, Siti Nurhaliza Productions (M) Sdn. Bhd. which acts as her official management team.
During the 1998 commonwealth Games she made her first biggest appearance on the international stage where she performed in front of Queen Elizabeth II and her consort, Prince Philip among other dignitaries and officials from 70 Commonwealth countries. This earned her international recognition as it was televised in 70 nations worldwide. In November of the same year, she was invited to perform in Japan for five days at the Pop Queen Festival, also known as Saga Fiesta ’98.
In May 1999 Siti Nurhaliza took part in ‘South Pacific International Song and Singing Competition 1999’ held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia where she was crowned with the first place in the category of ‘Pop/Top 40 for International Song’ beating contestants from all over South Pacific through her single, ‘We’ll Be As One’. She was awarded Best Female Vocal Performance.For the next few years, Siti took part in ‘Voice of Asia 2002’ which was held in Kazakhstan, where she performed one of her singles from her third album, Purnama Merindu and managed to grab the Grand Prix Champion title, the ultimate prize.
In December 1999 Siti Nurhaliza won an when she took part in ‘Shanghai Asia Music Festival 1999’ that was held in China, where she managed to win the Gold Award for the Asia New Singer Competition. She was also invited in 2000 and 2002 for the same competition as featuring artiste.
In 2004 she was invited to perform at the 15th Golden Melody Awards, becoming the first non- Chinese artiste to be invited. She also made her third appearance on MTV Asia Awards in 2004 held in Singapore, where she performed for the second time in a row for the ceremony with Gareth Gates.
In 2004 her company Siti Nurhaliza Production (M) Sdn. Bhd. (SNP) came up with the Siti Nurhaliza 3D (Siti Nurhaliza Dari Dalam Diri), a reality television series that exclusively reveal the private life of
Siti Nurhaliza with 13 episodes and airing on RTM.
In 2005, Siti Nurhaliza was dubbed as The Voice of Asia, when Alicia Keys first introduced her with the title during the MTV Asia Aid in 2005 held in Bangkok, Thailand due to her powerful vocal, and her outstanding achievements locally and internationally.
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In April 2005, Siti Nurhaliza held a successful solo concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. British press compared her performance to those by Celine Dion and cited her as Asia’s Celine Dion for her powerful vocal and outstanding performances. During the concert, she was backed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Indonesian maestro, Erwin Gutawa where the concert was even attended by the Sultan and Sultanah of Pahang and royal families from Brunei.
In April 2006 Siti Nurhaliza released her eleventh studio album, ‘Transkripsi’ which won the Best Pop Album and Best Album categories in the Anugerah Industri Muzik.
On 24 October 2006, she was conferred as “Dato'” after receiving the title of Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) from the Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah on his 76th birthday alongside two Malaysian designers, Bernard Chandran and Dayang Tom Abang Saufi.
On 11th February 2007 Siti Nurhaliza made her first appearance at the Grammy Award for the red carpet session becoming the first Malaysian to walk the red carpet, after she won the two tickets as Best Dressed celebrity at Star World’s “Breakfast With the Stars” in conjunction with the 78th Annual Academy Awards.
She won Best Pop Album and Best Album for Transkripsi in the Anugerah Industri Muzik. She won Most Popular Female Artist, Best Female Artist and Best Song,Biarlah Rahsia, in Anugerah Planet Muzik 2007.
Siti Nurhaliza recorded two soundtracks for two different films in 2007. Menanti Pasti and Hati for Kayangan and 1957: Hati Malaya respectively. Hati was included in her twelfth studio album ‘Hadiah Daripada Hati’. In 2008 during the 21st Malaysian Film Festival the song won award of Best Original Theme Song from Anugerah Festival Filem Malaysia ke-21.
On 10th December 2007 she released her twelfth studio album ‘Hadiah Daripada Hati’ which received three awards Best Pop Album, Best Musical Arrangement in a Song (Malay) for the song Cintamu as well as her ninth Best Vocal Performance in an Album (Female) in the 15th edition of AIM.
On 25 March, Siti Nurhaliza received her first award of the year, Anugerah Artis Contoh HIP TV 2009 (HIP TV Role Model Artist Award 2009).
On 30th March 2010 Siti Nurhaliza launched her she launched her own beauty and cosmetic products under the name SimplySiti. The products underwent research and development in Korea, and are incorporated with Nanotechnology before receiving approval of Halal status by JAKIM. 6 days later, she received her 13th consecutive award of Penyanyi Wanita Paling Popular 2009 (Most Popular Female Singer 2009) and the overall category award, Bintang Paling Popular 2009 (Most Popular Artist of 2009) from Anugerah Bintang Popular Bintang Harian 2009 with votes from over 225 300 votes from the readers of Berita Harian. The latter one is her seventh time winning the same accolade.
Less than two months after being commercialised since late March, her skincare products range, SimplySiti received “The Best Halal Product” under Cosmetic category by Halal Journal Magazine and on 11 January 2011, she received two awards from The BrandLaureate – Small and Medium Enterprises Chapter Awards (The BrandLaureate – SME’s Chapter Awards), one for her SimplySiti range, for Most Promising Brand and another one for herself, first time introduced in 2011, The BrandLaureate Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah SME’s Women of The Year 2010 which was presented by Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah, wife of Malaysia’s fourth Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir herself
In early 2011, she hosted her own talk show programme, SITI, which with 13 episodes, encompassing four main segments – V.I.P. Siti, Sentuhan Kasih (Caring Touch), Siti’s Perspective and Siti’s Symphony
with the first episode aired on 12 February.
On her 34th birthday, Siti Nurhaliza made a decision to fully observe the Islamic code of dressing for females by wearing a hijab at all times even when performing on stage. She also has commented that she will be taking a short break until April to take care of her husband who was involved in an accident in December 2012.
Siti Nurhaliza Age
- She was born on 11th January 1979 (39 years as at 2018)
Siti Nurhaliza Career in Acting
In 2007 Siti Nurhaliza acted in a production where she performed as Azizah, P. Ramlee’s mysterious lover, in the musical ‘Remy … Kisah P. Ramlee (Remy … The Story of P. Ramlee), which is a tribute to the late P. Ramlee, staged at Istana Budaya from 19 October to 3 November 2007.
Siti Nurhaliza Husband
On 17 July 2006, after months of speculation by the media, Siti Nurhaliza and her then-fiancé, Datuk Khalid made a press conference announcing that their wedding would be held on 21 August. Her plan to marry Datuk Khalid caused criticisms and uproar, since she was going to marry a 47-year-old divorcee with four sons where she was accused of causing his divorce. However, the issue was rebutted when Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (Selangor Islamic Council) verified that Datuk Khalid and his former wife, Tengku Zawyah Tengku Izham officially separated in February 2004, after 15 years of marriage.
On 21st August 2006 they got engaged at Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan (Federal Territory Mosque). The ceremony was also televised live and gathered more than 2 millions viewers.
Siti Nurhaliza Wedding
On 28th August 2006 their first wedding reception was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). and was televised to 6.3 millions viewers nationwide. he wedding also received coverage from
Indonesia, where 10 Indonesian media representatives were there to capture the moment.
On 3rd September 2006 a second reception was held in Siti’s hometown of Kuala Lipis, Pahang where more than 10,000 people attended the ceremony including those from neighbouring countries.
Siti Nurhaliza Daughter
In December, 2015, Siti Nurhaliza suffered a miscarriage two months into her pregnancy prompting her to share her difficult fertility journey with the public. In October, 2017 after seeking longterm treatment at a fertility centre, Siti announced via social media live that she was expecting her first child with Datuk Khalid. Their daughter was born on 19 March 2018 via caesarean section.
Siti Nurhaliza Albums
- 1996: Siti Nurhaliza I
- 1997: Siti Nurhaliza II
- 1997: Cindai
- 1998: Adiwarna
- 1999: Pancawarna
- 2000: Sahmura
- 2001: Safa
- 2002: Sanggar Mustika
- 2003: E.M.A.S
- 2004: Prasasti Seni
- 2006: Transkripsi
- 2007: Hadiah Daripada Hati
- 2008: Lentera Timur
- 2009: Tahajjud Cinta
- 2014: Fragmen
- 2017: SimetriSiti
Siti Nurhaliza Songs
- Aidilfitri Di Alaf Baru
- Air Mata Ibu
- Air Mata Syawal
- Aku Cinta Pada Mu
- Antara Waktu Dan Usia
- Anugerah Aidilfitri
- Azimat Cinta
- Beradu Di Khayalan
- Berpantun Kasih
- Bicara Luka
- Bicara Manis Menghiris Kalbu
- Bila Raya Menjelma
- Bisikan Asmara
- Bisikan Hati
- Bukan Cinta Biasa
- Bunga Melor
- Debaran Cinta
- Demi Kasih Kita
- Demi Kasih Sayang
- Di Batas Masa
- Di Sini Ku Berjanji
- Diari Hati Mu
- Diari Hatimu
- Dondang Dendang
- Engkau Bagaikan Permata
- Es Lilin
- Gelora Asmara
- Hati Kama
- Indah Percintaan
- Jalanan Berduri
- Jalinan Cinta
- Janji Kasih
- Jawapan Di Persimpangan
- Jerat Percintaan
- Joget Berhibur
- Joget Kasih Tak Sudah
- Joget Pahang
- Joget Senyum Memikat
- Kau Kekasihku
- Kau Ku Sayang
- Kembalikan Indah
- Kerana Jelingan Mu
- Keroncong Si Endang Endong
- Kesilapan Ku, Keegoan Mu
- Ketawa Lagi
- Khayalan Cinta
- Kita Kan Bersama
- Ku Menunggu
- Ku Milikmu
- Ku Yakini
- Kudus Sinarmu
- Kurik Kundi
- Kurniaan Dalam Samaran
- Lagu Gembira
- Laguku Di Hatimu
- Lakaran Kehidupan
- Laksamana Mati Dibunuh
- Langkah Di Persada
- Lela Manja
- Lelaki (warkah Seorang Anak)
- Lembaran Cinta Pudar
- Lenggang Lenggok
- Mahligai Asmara
- Mahligai Permata
- Masri Manis
- Mawar Ku
- Mekar Hari Raya
- Menyintaimu Selamanya (sendiri)
- Meriah Suasana Hari Raya
- Milikmu Teristimewa
- Musalmah Manis
- Nian Di Hati
- Nikmat Hari Raya
- Oda Bumi Anbia
- Panas Berteduh Gelap Bersuluh
- Pandang Pandang Jeling Jeling
- Patah Hati
- Pawana Sampaikanlah Salam
- Pulau Pisang
- Purnama Merindu
- Rindu Di Antara Kita
- Salju Kasih Nya
- Sanggar Bayu
- Satu Cinta Dua Jiwa
- Sebenar Cinta
- Tak Rela Berpisah Darimu
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Siti Nurhaliza warns rude Instagram fans: Be polite or get blocked!
Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin sent out a stern message to Malaysians who leave disrespectful comments on her official Instagram account.
“Honestly, I do not care about getting critics or responses. But I’m a bit unhappy when the critics are being rude or negative.
“If you carry on, I’d not think twice and to block you from viewing my account,” she was quoted as saying on Kosmo! Online.
Siti was commenting in response to the negative comments left on a video of her four-month old daughter Siti Aafiyah who was seen at a baby’s spa earlier this month.
Malaysians lashed out on her for allowing her baby in the water using only a neck float, some saying it was dangerous while others deemed it foolish.
Clinical studies have showed that water therapy accelerates growth and also assists in a better balance and grasping of things.
Though hydrotherapy baths in baby spas do not involve swimming it helps the little ones prepare for the future.
She added that her husband Datuk Khalid Mohamad Jiwa also advised not to frequently upload pictures of Aafiyah on social media.
“My husband always advises me not to upload pictures of Aafiyah. He worries that the routine will allow more negative comments,” the 39-year-old singer said.
Source: Mallaymail (17th July 2018)