Nasrul Suhaimin bin Saifuddin
27 September 1978
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter, director, producer|
Early life and educationEdit
Palarae was born in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia. He is of Malay, Punjabi-Pakistani and Thai ancestry. In 2005, he received a scholarship from the Italian government to attend a short course in Language & Culture at the University for Foreigners Perugia, Italy. He overstayed and toured the country for the next four months.
2000–2008: Early yearsEdit
Palarae made his acting debut on television in 2000, his first feature film Lang Buana (2003) but he first gained fame by portraying two characters in Cinta Tsunami, a television series in 2005.
In 2008, with the release of his biggest commercial success, SinDarEla (Cinderella), he rose to prominence in a lead role, Hussin on the hit television series with Sharifah Amani and Remy Ishak, followed by another television series, Rona Roni Makaroni in the same year, again with Sharifah Amani.
2009–2015: Breaking into filmEdit
Uncomfortable with his career direction, the media-shy actor turned his focus to film roles. Since then, he started attracting a variety of roles in films including Anak Halal (2005), Man Laksa (2005) and Bilut (2005). His first major role was in V3: Samseng Jalanan, starring alongside his good friend, Farid Kamil who also directed the movie. V3:Samseng Jalanan grossed over RM4.1 million at the box office.
In 2009, Palarae starred in Belukar alongside Daphne Iking, directed by Jason Chong. Though the movie did not do well at the box office, his acting was praised among critics and audiences alike. He won the Best Actor award at the 23rd Malaysia Film Festival and also the Anugerah Skrin 2010 for his performance in Belukar.
In 2010, Palarae co-founded Otto Films and through the company, he co-produced, co-written & co-directed Kolumpo, a feature film released in 2013. He also served Camwerk Studios as Creative Consultant to help developed The Kidnap Case of Ammar Affendi and secured a co-production deal with RexMedia (US) at the Marche Du Film at Festival De Cannes at the same year. He was later appointed as the Brand Ambassador for Edwin Denim Malaysia and also the face of local fashion designer Fairuz Ramdhan.
2016–present: Going regionalEdit
In 2016, Palarae starred in a Malaysian sports football film Ola Bola, Chiu Keng Guan's latest film after the record-breaking The Journey. Not only that the film made RM15.85 million and became the 5th highest-grossing Malaysian film of all time, Bront also won the Kuala Lumpur Critics' Choice Award 2016 in the Best Supporting category, for his role in the film.
After winning the Best Actor award for Terbaik Dari Langit at the Asean International Film Festivals (AIFFA) 2015, he was roped in for HBO Asia's original series titled Halfworlds directed by Indonesian filmmaker, Joko Anwar. He later joined the Mo Brothers on their latest film titled Headshot, starring Iko Uwais. In 2016, Palarae joined the cast of comedy film My Stupid Boss as a collaboration with another Indonesian filmmaker, Upi Avianto.
Bront recently appeared on Pengabdi Setan (Satan's Slave), a remake of classic Indonesian horror film by Joko Anwar. This would be his second collaboration with Joko after HBO Asia's Halfworlds series. Pengabdi Setan became the highest-grossing film in Indonesia for 2017 and being distributed in 26 countries under CJ Entertainment (Korea).
Palarae is currently preparing his role on his latest project titled What Comes Around, to be directed by Zahir Omar. Palarae is also working on a film called The Intern, which is to be his directorial debut.
In 2012, Palarae joined the AQSA2Gaza11 Emergency Relief trip to Gaza organised by Aqsa Syarif, a Malaysian non-governmental organisation that focuses on helping the people of Palestine affected by the Gaza-Israel conflicts occurring that year.
|Denotes film/dramas that have not yet been released|
|2000||Lips to Lips||Amir Muhammad||Production manager|
|2003||Lang Buana||Perdana||Mamat Khalid|
|2006||Man Laksa||Mat Topoi||Special appearance|
|Castello||Abang Calita||Bade Hj. Azmi||Guest appearance|
|Tipah Tertipu The Movie||Bad Guy||Ahmad Idham|
|2007||1957: Hati Malaya||Muzaffar||Shuhaimi Baba|
|Anak Halal||Danny||Osman Ali|
|Apa Khabar Orang Kampung (Village People Radio Show)||Radio Actor||Amir Muhammad|
|2008||Akhirat||Ramon||S. Baldev Singh||Special appearance|
|Kala Malam Bulan Mengambang||Mahinder Singh||Mamat Khalid|
|Antoo Fighter: Amukan Drakulat||Rambo||Azizi `Chunk` Adnan|
|2009||Setem||Abu Bakar / 'Burn'||Kabir Bhatia|
|15Malaysia||Pedophile Man||Nam Ron||Episode: "Lolipop", short film anthology|
|2010||V3 Samseng Jalanan||Brett||Farid Kamil|
|2011||Jalan Pintas||Nam Ron|
|Quattro Hongkong 2||Ho Yuhang||Segment: "Open Verdict" |
|Sekali Lagi||Haris||Hashim Rejab|
|Ombak Rindu||Ismail||Osman Ali|
|2012||Bunohan||Deng||Dain Iskandar Said|
|Jiwa Taiko||Pinto||Osman Ali|
|Lagenda Budak Setan 2: Katerina||Hisyam||Sharad Sharan|
|2013||Juvana||Warden Encik Raja||Faisal Ishak||Cameo appearance|
|Bikers Kental||Ponthaliwat||Helmi Yusof|
|Psiko: Si Pencuri Hati||O. Sidi||Nam Ron|
|2014||Sejoli: Misi Cantas Cinta||Jo||Osman Ali|
|Lagenda Budak Setan 3: Kasyah||Hisyam||Sharad Sharan|
|Anak Jantan||Somchai||Faizul A. Rashid|
|Dollah Superstar||Himself||Kabir Bhatia||Cameo appearance|
|Terbaik Dari Langit (Nova)||Berg||Nik Amir Mustapha|
|2015||Redemption Night||Rahman||Takatoi Hosoi|
|Girlfriend Kontrak||Zain||Virginia Kennedy|
|2016||Ola Bola||Rahman||Chiu Keng Guan|
|My Stupid Boss||Adrian||Upi Avianto|
|Headshot||Interpol Agent Ali||Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto||Indonesian movie|
|Hanyut||Sayed Rashid||U-Wei Haji Saari|
|2017||Kau Takdirku||Harris||Jason Chong|
|Pengabdi Setan||Bahri Suwono||Joko Anwar||Indonesian movie|
|Ayat-Ayat Cinta 2||Baruch||Guntur Soehardjanto|
|2018||Dukun||Shah||Dain Iskandar Said|
|One Two Jaga||Inspector Rayyan||Nam Ron||Also producer|
|2019||Bikers Kental 2||Pornthaliwat||Helmi Yusof||Special appearance|
|Fly by Night||Inspector Kamal||Zahir Omar|
|KL Vampires||Himself||Devan R.||Opening voice over|
|Wira||Colenal Izzar||Adrian Teh||Cameo appearance|
|Gundala||Pengkor||Joko Anwar||Indonesian movie|
|Love is a Bird||Darma||Richard Oh||Indonesian movie|
|2020||Motel Acacia||Bront||Bradley Liew||Philippines movie|
|Tyickoouns||Izan Hailmey Mokhtar|
|Zombitopia||Dr. Rahman||Woo Ming Jin||Post-production|
|TBA||Rajah||Pengiran Indera Mahkota||Michael Haussman||Filming|
|The Lies I Tell||Iskandar||Himself||Post-production|
|Safari Mall||Himself||Jordan Suleiman||Post-production|
|Dawn Raid: The Hands That Rattled The Queen||Desa Pachi||Himself||In-development |
|2003||Dengan Nama Cinta||ntv7|
|2004||Rumah itu Duniaku||TV1|
|Garisan Takdir||Mediacorp Suria|
|2007||Cinta Secangkir Kopi||Ammar||TV9|
|2008||Sindarella||Tengku Hussein@ Sein||TV3|
|Rona Roni Makaroni||Roni||Astro Ria|
|2009||Tower 13||Adam Baktihar / Johan Ariff||TV3|
|Tangkal Besi||Astro Citra|
|2010||Ibn Battuta: The Animated Series||TV2|
|2011||Juvana||Warden Encik Raja||TV3|
|Hajar Aswad||Asrul Aswad||TV9|
|Projek Pop||8TV||Special appearance|
|I Eat KL||HyppTV|
|2018||Doors: A Philippines Horror Anthology||Boo||Episode: "Daddy's Home"|
|2018—present||The Bridge||Megat Jamil||HBO/Viu|
|2000||Mat Nor Kusyairi and the Velvetboys||ntv7|
|2003||Neon||Ringgo's Friend III||VCD|
|2009||Senandung Malam||Astro Prima|
|2010||Bunga Rampai Musim Tengkujuh||Jamal||TV1|
|2013||New York Cinta||Seth||Astro First Exclusive|
|2015||3 Nota||Atoi||Astro Prima|
|2016||Eropah, Here I AM||Bukhary||Astro Citra|
|2018||Janji Zehan-Lahzeya Bi Payan||Faizal||Astro First Exclusive|
|2003||Beat TV||Host||Astro Ria|
|2006||Hotlink Maxis Prepaid|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2010||14th Anugerah Skrin||Best Male Actor||Belukar||Won|
|23rd Malaysia Film Festival||Best Male Actor||Won|
|Best Male Supporting Actor||V3: Samseng Jalanan||Nominated|
|24th Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian||Most Popular Male Film Actor||Bront Palarae||Nominated|
|2011||25th Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian||Most Popular Male Film Actor||Nominated|
|2012||16th Anugerah Skrin||Best Male Supporting Film Actor||Jiwa Taiko||Nominated|
|25th Malaysia Film Festival||Best Male Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|The Kuala Lumpur Film Critics' Circle Award||Best Male Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|26th Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian||Most Popular Male Actor||Bront Palarae||Nominated|
|Most Popular Villain in Film or Drama||Nominated|
|2013||Anugerah Blokbuster 2||Best Villain Award||Jiwa Taiko||Nominated|
|2014||Anugerah Stail EH!||Most Stylish Male Celebity||Bront Palarae||Nominated|
|Most Sexy Male Celebrity||Nominated|
|Anugerah Lawak Warna 2||Best Male Comedy Actor (Film)||Sejoli||Won|
|26th Malaysia Film Festival||Best Male Actor||Psiko Pencuri Hati||Nominated|
|18th Anugerah Skrin||Best Male Film Actor||Won|
|The Kuala Lumpur Film Critics' Circle Award||Best Male Actor||Nominated|
|2015||Anugerah MeleTOP Era 2||Bintang Filem MeleTOP||Bront Palarae||Nominated|
|27th Malaysia Film Festival||Best Male Actor||Terbaik dari Langit||Nominated|
|ASEAN International Film Festival||Best Male Actor||Terbaik dari Langit||Won|
|2016||The Kuala Lumpur Film Critics' Circle Award||Best Male Actor||Ola Bola||Won|
|Anugerah Melodi 2016||Personaliti Filem Melodi||Bront Palarae||Nominated|
|Asian Television Award 2016||Best Actor||Eropah Here I Am||Nominated|
|2017||Festival Filem Tempo 2017 (Indonesia)||Best Supporting Actor||Pengabdi Setan||Nominated|
|2018||IBOMA Awards 2018 (Indonesia)||Best Actor||Pengabdi Setan||Nominated|
|2019||7th QCinema International Film Festival (Philippines)||Best Actor||Fly by Night||Nominated|
|Festival Filem Tempo 2019 (Indonesia)||Best Supporting Actor||Gundala||Nominated|
|2020||IBOMA Awards 2019 (Indonesia)||Best Supporting Actor||Gundala||Nominated|
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Meanwhile, questionable choices abound on the main awards night of FFM 23 - with only Bront Palarae's win, one that was noteworthy and much overdue for the low-profile, talented actor.
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