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Ning Baizura binti Sheikh Hamzah (born 28 June 1975), better known by her stage name Ning Baizura, is a Malaysian pop and R&B singer,[1] who sings in Malay, English, Japanese, Italian, French, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Ning Baizura
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Ning Baizura binti Sheikh Hamzah

(1975-06-28) 28 June 1975 (age 43)
Nationality Malaysian
Other namesNing
OccupationSinger, actress, record producer
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Omar Sharif Christopher Layton Dalton (m. 2008)
Parent(s)Sheikh Hamzah Sheikh Mohammed (father)
Satillah Abdullah (mother)
Musical career
GenresPop, R&B, Soul
LabelsSony Music Entertainment


Early lifeEdit

She was born in Kajang, Malaysia from parents of Arab, Malay, Dutch and Javanese ancestry.[2][3] She is an alumna of Convent Kajang Secondary School.[2]


Ning crossed into the commercial scene in 1992 and became a recording artiste under various international labels, including (Sony, BMG, AMS Records Japan and Warner Music Group. From September 2008, she has recorded songs in the genres of pop, soul and R&B for her own music label, HappeNings Records. Her discography includes ten full studio albums (three of which are full English albums), as well as numerous compilations. Ning has also won various music industry awards and prizes, and has performed in the UK, Italy, France, China, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Switzerland and the United States.

Ning is best known for her live stage performances. She is an actress and has had roles in musicals, ten major films, short films and several tele-movies. Most significant of her roles is her critically acclaimed performance in the short film 'Malaikat Di Jendela' (Angel by My Window), directed by Osman Ali. She played a role of a midwife ostracised from her village because her husband had died of HIV. This film was entered into several film festivals in Cannes, Rotterdam and Singapore.

In 2006, Ning set up her own recording company, Artiste United Records (AUR). Her stable of artistes are her protégés, Nicolette Palikat or 'Nikki' from Malaysian Idol Season 1) and Siti Surianie Julkarim (Yanie) (from Mentor Season 1), as well as Ahmad Nubhan Ahamad (Nubhan) from Akademi Fantasia, Season 6. Meanwhile, her latest English album 'EastToWest' was released in Malaysia on 10 March 2008.

She worked with Yasmin Ahmad in the controversial movie Muallaf (The Convert). It won several international awards in Europe including The Berlin Film Fest and Singapore Film Fest.

Personal lifeEdit

Ning Baizura is married to Omar Sharif Christopher Layton Dalton. He is the director of Asia Pacific consultant at Landmark Graphics Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. They were married at Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq, Bangsar, on January 31, 2008. The marriage was solemnised by Ning's father, Sheikh Hamza Sheikh Mohamed. About 100 people attended the ceremony, including Ning's mother; Satilah Abdullah, Omar's parents; Maureen and Colin Dalton, Omar's adoptive mother; Datin Sri Farida Hashim and her husband, Datuk Seri Dr. Ibrahim Saad, Omar's brother; Mark Dalton, fellow artists and media reporters. The bersanding (reception) was attended by 5,000 people at martrade exhibition centre.[citation needed]

Ning's husband, Omar, has two children from a previous marriage. The couple has a son, Ryan.[4]



  • 1993 – Dekat Padamu (Sony Music)
  • 1994 – Ning (Sony Music)
  • 1995 – Teguh (BMG)
  • 1997 – Ke Sayup Bintang (BMG)
  • 1997 – Always (BMG)
  • 1999 – Pujaan Ku (BMG)
  • 2001 – Natural Woman (AMS Records,Japan)
  • 2003 – Selagi Ada... (Warner)
  • 2004 – Erti Petermuan (Warner)
  1. Awan Yang Terpilu
  2. Erti Pertemuan (Feat Jay Jay)
  3. Bukan Sebarangan
  4. Bebaskan
  5. Takdir
  6. Menu Minggu Ini
  7. Senang Tari (Feat Alia Elkine)
  8. Bersama
  9. Ini Yang Dikata Cinta
  10. Dikau
  11. Breathe Again
  12. Kepulangan Yang Terindah
  13. Bebaskan (Quiet Storm Remix)
  14. Bebaskan (Classic Club Remix)
  15. Awan Terpilu (minus One)
  • 2006 – 3113 (Greatest Hits Compilation)(Warner & SonyBMG)
  • 2006 – Drama (Featuring Nikki & Yanie) CD Single (Warner Music)
  • 2008 – EastToWest
  • 2011 – 3 Suara (with Jaclyn Victor & Shila Amzah)
  • 2011 – Dewa
  • 2013 – Kekal



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Gemilang Rita
1998 Maria Mariana II Rina
1999 Bara Zety
2000 Mimpi Moon Nona Mansoor
2005 Lady Boss Sheila
2007 Diva Kartika
2008 Muallaf Datin
2010 Magika Puteri Gunung Ledang
2011 Cun! Candy


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Malaikat Di Jendela __
2003 Azura 2003 Azura Direct-to-video



  • 1991 – Voice of Asia
  • 1991 – Best Artiste Development Award
  • 1993 – AIM Awards: Best New Artiste
  • 1993 — AIM Awards: Album of the Year (Dekat Padamu)
  • 1993 — Anugerah Juara Lagu: Best Song – Ballad Category (Curiga)
  • 1994 — AIM Awards: Best Pop Album (Ning)
  • 1994 — Anugerah Juara Lagu: Best Song – Pop/Rock Category (Kau & Aku), award as lyricist
  • 2003 — Anugerah ERA: Choice Female Vocalist
  • 2004 — AIM Awards: Song of The Year (Selagi Ada Cinta)
  • 2005 — AIM Awards: Best Album Cover (Erti Pertemuan)
  • 2005 — AIM Awards: Best Music Video (Awan Yang Terpilu)
  • 2005 — AIM Awards: Song of The Year (Awan Yang Terpilu)
  • 2005 — AIM Awards: Best Pop Album (Erti Pertemuan)
  • 2008 — VOIZE Favourite Local Act Award
  • 2008 — Cosmopolitan Malaysia magazine’s Fun, Fearless and Fabulous (FFF) Award 2008 – Singer category
  • 2011 — Anugerah Planet Muzik: Best Duo/Group (award for '3 Suara' with Jaclyn Victor and Shila Hamzah)
  • 2011 — AIM Awards: Best Vocal Performance In A Song Duo/Group – (Beribu Sesalan, award for '3 Suara' with Jaclyn Victor and Shila Hamzah)
  • 2011 — Anugerah Juara Lagu: Best Song (Runner-up) – (Beribu Sesalan, award for '3 Suara' with Jaclyn Victor and Shila Hamzah)
  • 2012 — Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian: Most Popular Duo/Group (award for '3 Suara' with Jaclyn Victor and Shila Hamzah)
  • 2015 — Brandlaureate Awards: Country Branding award
  • 2015 — Global Leadership Awards: Excellence is Entertainment award
  • 2015 — Global Branding Awards: Global Fashion Icon
  • 2017 — Anugerah Personaliti Industri & Usahawan Malaysia: Malaysia Music Icon award
  • 2017 — McMillan Woods Global Awards Night: Jazz Diva of the Year


  1. ^ True, Chris. "Biography: Ning Baizura". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  2. ^ a b Cynthia Ng (18 February 2014). "Daripada Mona Fandey kepada Ning Baizura dan Safee Sali, apa persamaan mereka?". Astro Awani (in Malay). Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  3. ^ Budiey. "Biodata Pelakon Filem DIVA". (in Malay). Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  4. ^ Gambar Majlis Persandingan Ning Baizura dan Omar, Retrieved 3 February 2008.

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