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Dato' Afdlin Shauki bin Aksan (born 19 May 1971) is a Malaysian producer, screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, singer, songwriter, and television presenter.

Afdlin Shauki

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Afdlin presenting the 16th Anugerah Industri Muzik in 2009
Afdlin Shauki bin Aksan

(1971-05-19) 19 May 1971 (age 48)
Other namesChief Kodok, Alf
OccupationActor, film director, singer, songwriter, television presenter, comedian
Years active1990–present
Datin Maria Christina Orow Abdullah (m. 1997)
Parent(s)Fadzilah Jelani (mother; deceased 2018)




A singer, musician and live performer Afdlin, together with his band Acid Iz, presents a flavour of R&B, acid jazz and funk. His debut album FUUYO! was released in late 2003. In 1992, he performed for an audience of 50,000 in the 'Ikhlas Concert' alongside Zainal Abidin and Sheila Majid among others. He has performed in one of the most respected jazz clubs in Europe such as Ronnie Scott's, as an opening act for Sheila Majid for her 1996 UK Tour. He also made a guest appearance with David Foster's protege Jordan Hill for her 1997 Malaysian tour singing 'Till the end of time'.

He won the Best Ethnic Pop song category at the Anugerah Juara Lagu ke-19 in 2005 for a song he wrote for Dayang Nurfaizah called 'Erti Hidup'.


Afdlin has been working as an actor, director and TV presenter. Afdlin received the award for Best Presenter in an Entertainment Programme during the prestigious 1999 Asian Television Awards for his role as the host on the late night talk show Bila Larut Malam on Astro. He has hosted the illustrious for six years running, as well as game shows, sports, music and lifestyle programmes.

Film makingEdit

As a film actor, his local debut was as part of the supporting cast for Pesona Pictures' Mimpi Moon, which was followed by his role as the "Interpreter" in the Hollywood movie "Anna and the King". He played his first romantic lead in Serangkai Filem's Soal Hati, and was honoured with a Best Actor award for his portrayal of "Daniel" at the Anugerah Skrin Panca Delima Awards, 2000. He has since filmed "Soalnya Siapa?", a continuation of the story.

Afdlin has been involved in various direct-to-VCD projects, the latest being "Kelibat", a profit-sharing venture between the actors involved and Vision Works. For this Afdlin wrote, directed and acted, and it was released April 2004

His screen debut as a writer and director, as well as lead actor, manifested in Buli a Grand Brilliance produced film about a technical savant and social misfit in a corporate and highly socialised world. He was awarded Most Promising New Director, Best Screenplay and Best Original Story in the 2005 Malaysian Film Festival for this work. In the same year he was awarded for Best Actor, Best Director and Best Screenplay at the Anugerah Skrin organized by TV3. An eventual sequel, "Buli Balik", was awarded Best Director, Best Original Story and Best Film Awards at the 2006 Malaysian Film Festival and also the Best Director and Best Screenplay Awards at the Anugerah Skrin (TV3) awards of the same year.

Other movies since then include Gila-Gila Pengantin Remaja, Pontianak, Biar Betul and Baik Punya Cilok (which received the Film Goer's Choice Award at the Anugerah Skrin Era Awards of 2006).

In 2007 he produced, co-directed and co-wrote Sumolah under his company Vision Works, which was invited to show at the Fukuoka International Film Festival. He also produced, directed and wrote "Los Dan Faun" under the same company. He played main and supportive roles in both films.

In 2009, Afdlin produced the film Papadom, a story about a distracted, busy father who loses his wife in an accident, and ends up becoming over-protective of his only daughter. This bittersweet comedy drama garnered multiple awards at the 22nd Malaysian Film Festival on the same year for the categories of Best Original Story, Best Actor, Best Film, as well as Best Music Score for Film. Afdlin and his co-star Liyana Jasmay also won the Couple With Best Chemistry in the 2010 Shout Awards organized by 8TV. "Papadom" was in competition in the Asia Pacific International Film Festival held in Taiwan on December 2009. The film also competed in the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2010 in the International Competition and received 3rd place out of 12 movies taking part in the Audience Choice Award. "Papadom" was re-made as a Tamil version for the Malaysian Tamil audience and was released in November 2010.


  Denotes films that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Director Notes
1999 Anna and the King Translator Andy Tennant Cameo appearance
2000 Mimpi Moon Sook Van Datin Paduka Shuhaimi Baba
Soal Hati Ahmad Daniel Othman Hafsham
2002 Gerak Khas the Movie II Wahid Datuk Yusof Haslam
Soalnya Siapa? Ahmad Daniel Othman Hafsham
2004 Buli Nordin Himself Also as director & screenwriter
Gila-Gila Pengantin Remaja Bakar Aziz M. Osman
Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam Admiral Madura Datin Paduka Shuhaimi Baba Cameo appearance
Biar Betul Fuad Aziz M. Osman
Kelibat Selamat Himself Also as director, screenwriter & producer, Direct-to-VCD
2005 Gila-Gila Pengantin Popular Awin Aziz M. Osman
Baik Punya Cilok Aben Himself Also as director, screenwriter & producer
2006 Buli Balik Nordin Himself Also as director, screenwriter & producer
Diva Popular Jojo Erma Fatima
2007 Sumolah Ramlee Himself Also as director, screenwriter & producer
Brave Himself Also as co-director & co-producer, Thai movie
2008 Cuci Fairil Datuk Hans Isaac
Sepi Adam Kabir Bhatia
Los dan Faun[1] Soffarudin Al Sogood Himself Also as director, screenwriter & producer
2009 Setem Joe Kabir Bhatia
Papadom Saadom Himself Also as director & screenwriter
Pisau Cukur Ship Captain Bernard Chauly Cameo appearance
My Spy Himself Also as director
2010 Kapoww! Din Abu Azizi 'Chuck` Adnan
2011 Homecoming Taxi driver Then-jean Lee Chinese singaporean movie
Nasi Lemak 2.0 Fisherman Namewee
Misteri Jalan Lama Harak Himself Also as director & screenwriter
Appalam Hassan Himself Also as director & screenwriter, movie itself is a Tamil remake of Papadom
2012 Azura Tan Sri Putih Aziz M. Osman
Untuk Tiga Hari Himself Also as director & screenwriter
Berani Punya Budak Shuhaimi Abdullah / Tong Himself Also as director, screenplay & executive producer
Pontianak vs Orang Minyak Pak Rejab Himself Also as director & screenwriter
2013 Husin, Mon dan Jin Pakai Toncit Wahab B. Mamat Khalid Cameo appearance
Lemak Kampung Santan Datuk Hans Isaac Cameo appearance
Bola Kampung: The Movie Sabok Loong Ah
Chong Tee Chua
Voice actor
Papadom 2 Saadom Himself Also as director & screenwriter
2014 Kami Histeria Himself Shamyl Othman
2018 The Big Day Chinese singaporean movie, special appearance
2019 Bikers Kental 2 Aidid Helmi Yusof
TBA Baik Punya Cilok 2   Aben Himself Also as director & screenwriter, Filming


Year(s) Title Role TV Network Notes
2004-05 Ah-Ha TV3
2004-07 Show Me The Money NTV7
2004-05 Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd Bobo Mediacorp Channel 5 from Seasons 7-8
2008 Babak Empat Madu Tiga Jamil Astro Prima A part of a telemovie anthology
Orang Minyak Naik Minyak Telemovie
2009 Spontan Himself (host) Astro Warna
2009 Mandi Himself (guest)
2009-10 Redah Kasi Pecah Himself (guest)
2010-11 Raja Lawak Astro Himself (permanent judge) Astro Prima Comedy talent show
Oh Yeah Astro Warna
2012 Upin & Ipin The Series Himself (Voice) TV9 Episode: Raja Buah
2017 Konsert Komedi Himself - Week 5 (Baik Punya Cilok) Astro Warna
Bas Stop Himself
Kasut Bola Pink Prof. Tipu Astro First Exclusive Telemovie


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2004–present Actorlympics
2005 Why you still fat?
2009 Cuci Fairil Based on the 2008 film Cuci


Fuuyo! (2003)Edit

    • Aku Lelaki
    • Miasara (As OST in Papadom)
    • Gadis Pilihan Ibu
    • Percaya (As OST in Buli and Buli Balik)
    • Waras (As OST in Buli)
    • Tiada Lagi
    • Tuan Dan Hamba
    • Bukan Cinta (As OST in Los Dan Faun)
    • Sampai Bila
    • Am I Too Late
    • Mangsa Keadaan
    • Disco Dancer
    • Ku Tak Mahu
    • Hingga Ke Akhirnya
    • Reprise



Year Award Category Title Result
2001 Malaysia Film Festival Best Actor Soal Hati Won
2004 Malaysia Film Festival Most Promising Director Buli Won
Best Original Story Buli Won
Best Screenplay Buli Won
Best Actor Buli Nominated
2006 Malaysia Film Festival Best Actor Buli Balik Won
Best Original Story Baik Punya Cilok Won
Best Original Theme Song Baik Punya Cilok Nominated
Best Screenplay Baik Punya Cilok Nominated
Best Music Score Baik Punya Cilok Nominated
Best Film Director Buli Balik Nominated
2007 Malaysia Film Festival Best Original Theme Song "Pacai" from Sumolah Nominated
Best Editor Sumolah (alongside Faizul Mohd Noh) Nominated
Best Actor Sumolah Nominated
Best Film Director Sumolah Nominated
Best Screenplay Sumolah Nominated
2009 Malaysia Film Festival Best Actor Papadom Won
Best Original Story Papadom Won
Best Film Director Papadom Nominated
2010 Osaka Asian Film Festival 3rd out of 12 Audience Award Papadom Won



  1. ^ "Los Dan Faun: A Production Diary". Retrieved 14 August 2016.

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