S. Shamsuddin

Shamsuddin bin Dali (Jawi: شمسو الدين بن دالي) or better known as S. Shamsuddin (1 January 1929 – 4 June 2013) was a Singaporean actor and comedian who appeared in Malayan films during the 1950s and 1960s.[1]

S. Shamsuddin
س. شمسو الدين
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Born(1929-01-01)1 January 1929
Died4 June 2013(2013-06-04) (aged 84)
Resting placePusara Abadi Muslim Cemetery, Lim Chu Kang, Singapore
NationalitySingaporean
Other namesPak Sudin
Occupation
Years active1948–2013
Known forBujang Lapok film series
Spouse
Puteh binti Esmoon
(m. 1954; died 2013)
Children7
Parents
  • Dali bin Kechik (father)
  • Khatijah binti Haji Ahmad (mother)

Early lifeEdit

S. Shamsuddin or Pak Sudin as he is affectionately known, was born in Pasir Panjang, Singapore. His father, Dali bin Kechik was from Malacca, Malaysia, while his mother, Khatijah binti Haji Ahmad was from Geylang, Singapore. He previously worked as a labourer to help his family before he entered the acting profession.

CareerEdit

One day, in 1948, he went to the Studio Malay Film Productions (MFP) at Jalan Ampas just to see how filming works. His visit turned out to be a lucky one for him as he was given an opportunity to work as an extra in a film titled Chempaka directed by B. S. Rajhans. A few days later he sought work at the MFP, getting a job as a carpenter for studios and filming sets. Meanwhile, he also worked as an extra or dancer in films.

Eventually, he was given a role in a film titled Aloha, also directed by Rajhans. He acted in a few scenes that required a lot of dialogue, which is considered plenty for an extra or even new actor. His comedic role in the film acted alongside Osman Gumanti, Mariam, P. Ramlee, A. R. Tompel and D. Harris, showed his talents in acting. More film offers continued, and Sudin eventually became a comedian staple of the Malay films of that era alongside Aziz Sattar, both appearing with successful actor P. Ramlee on numerous occasions, most notably in the Bujang Lapok series of films.

Personal lifeEdit

S. Shamsuddin married Puteh binti Esmoon in 1954, from which they had 7 children and 14 grandchildren. One of his children, Ariff Shamsuddin is also a comedian and TV actor who had recently participated in a Malaysian reality show titled Maharaja Lawak Mega.

DeathEdit

Following several years of poor health, S. Shamsuddin died at 10:56 in the morning of 4 June 2013 at the age of 84 at his residence in West Avenue 6, Bukit Batok and his remains was laid to rest at the Pusara Abadi Muslim Cemetery at Lim Chu Kang on 5 June 2013 at 11:00 am.[2]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1948 Chempaka
1950 Aloha
1952 Aladdin
Sedarah
Jiwa Lara
1953 Istana Impian
1954 Pawang
Panggilan Pulau Ombak (Pulau Kezambo)
1955 Empat Isteri Sulong
Abu Hassan Pencuri Tengku Mahkota Basyrah
1956 Hang Tuah Hang Lekir
Pencuri
Keluarga Tolol Sudin
1957 Bujang Lapok Sudin
Mogok
1958 Kaki Kuda Sudin
Sergeant Hassan Chef (Platoon Singapore)
Sri Menanti
1959 Pendekar Bujang Lapok Sudin
Nujum Pak Belalang Nyawa (literal translation: Soul)
Saudagar Minyak Urat Bomoh Jampuk
1960 Antara Dua Darjat Sudin
1961 Ali Baba Bujang Lapok Kassim Baba
Si Tanggang Lembik
Seniman Bujang Lapok Sudin
1962 Siti Muslihat Jumaat
Batu Durhaka Denak
Neracha
1963 Nasib Si Labu Labi Boxing Referee
1964 Bidasari Selaba
Mambang Moden Sulaiman
Tiga Abdul The Narrator
Siapa Besar Pak Khatib
1965 Dayang Senandong Ngah (Cahaya Nila)
1966 Dahaga
Anak Buluh Betong Tunggal
Aksi Kucing Azmi
1968 Ibulah Syurga
1970 Aku Mahu Hidup Mr. Bongok
Puaka
Mat Karung Guni Film Director
1975 Keluarga Si Comat Pak Sudin
1979 Tuan Badul Wak Sudin
1981 Dia Ibuku Pak Sohor
Setinggan Sudin
Penyamun Tarbus Sudin Pekak
Jejak Bertapak
1986 Bujang Lapok Kembali Daa Sudin
1989 Kolej 56 Father Rosli
1991 Sepi Itu Indah
2005 Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam 2 Bapa Sitam
2007 Budak Lapok Himself (voice)
TBA Eee...Hantu!!!!! Completed

Television movieEdit

Year Title Role TV channel
2008 Stok Lama Astro Ria
Tiga Menantu Astro Prima

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Win
1981 2nd Malaysia Film Festival Best Comedian
2005 Pesta Perdana in Singapore Pingat Emas Perdana
2009 22nd Malaysia Film Festival Special Award for Veteran Male Actor

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ New Straits Times 08-10-2001
  2. ^ "Veteran actor S. Shamsuddin dies at 84". Straitstimes.com. Retrieved 5 June 2013.

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