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Afdlin Shauki

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

(1971-05-19) May 19, 1971 (age 52)
Nationality Malaysian
Other names Chief Kodok, Alf
Occupation Actor, film director, singer, songwriter, television presenter, comedian, politician
Years active 1990–present
Political party People's Justice Party (PKR)
Datin Maria Christina Orow Abdullah
(m. 1997; div. 2022)
Children 3
  • Aksan Abu Bakar (father)
  • Fadzilah Jelani (mother)

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



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 making

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 in 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 Credited as Role Notes
Actor Director Screenwriter
1999 Anna and the King Yes No No Interpreter Hollywood debut film
2000 Mimpi Moon Yes No No Sook Van
Soal Hati Yes No No Ahmad Daniel
2002 Gerak Khas the Movie II Yes No No Wahid
Soalnya Siapa? Yes No No Ahmad Daniel
2003 City Sharks Yes No No Zul Singaporean movie
2004 Buli Yes Yes Yes Nordin
Gila-Gila Pengantin Remaja Yes No No Bakar
Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam Yes No No Admiral Madura
Biar Betul Yes No No Fuad
Kelibat Yes Yes Yes Selamat As producer, Direct-to-VCD
2005 Gila-Gila Pengantin Popular Yes No No Awin
Baik Punya Cilok Yes Yes Yes Aben As producer
2006 Buli Balik Yes Yes Yes Nordin As producer
Diva Popular Yes No No Jojo
2007 Sumolah Yes Yes Yes Ramlee As executive producer
Brave Yes Yes No Tong Thai movie
2008 Cuci Yes No No Fairil
Sepi Yes No No Adam
Los dan Faun Yes Yes Yes Soffarudin Al Sogood As executive producer
2009 Setem Yes No No Joe
Papadom Yes Yes Yes Saadom
Pisau Cukur Yes No No Ship Captain
My Spy No Yes No
2010 Kapoww! Yes No No Din Abu
2011 Homecoming Yes No No Taxi driver Singaporean movie
Help! My Girlfriend Is A Vampire Yes No No Don
Nasi Lemak 2.0 Yes No No Fisherman
Vote! Yes No No Video short
Old Road Mistery Yes Yes Yes Harak
Appalam Yes Yes Yes Hassan Movie itself is a Tamil remake of Papadom
2012 Azura Yes No No Tan Sri Putih
Untuk Tiga Hari Yes Yes Yes Armi
Berani Punya Budak Yes Yes Yes Shuhaimi Abdullah / Tong As executive producer
Pontianak vs Orang Minyak Yes Yes Yes Pak Rejab
2013 Husin, Mon dan Jin Pakai Toncit Yes No No Wahab B.
Lawak ke der? 2 Yes No No Boboi
Ops Kossa Dappa 3 Yes No No Tamil movie
Lemak Kampung Santan Yes No No
Bola Kampung: The Movie Yes No No Sabok Voice only
Papadom 2 Yes Yes Yes Saadom As executive producer
2014 Kami Histeria Yes No No Himself
2018 The Big Day Yes No No Inspector Rashid Singaporean movie, special appearance
2019 Bikers Kental 2 Yes No No Aidid
2022 Cikgu VS Hantu Yes No No Cikgu Daud
TBA Baik Punya Ah Long Yes Yes Yes Filming


Year Title Role TV channel Notes
1998 Kopitiam Pete Ramlee NTV7 1 episodes
2002–2005 Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd Bobo Mediacorp Channel 5 15 episodes
2004–2005 Ah-Ha TV3
2004–2007 Show Me The Money NTV7
2015 Bola Kampung Sabok (voice) TV1
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
Mandi Himself (guest)
2009–2010 Redah Kasi Pecah Himself (guest)
2010–2011 Raja Lawak Astro Himself (permanent judge) Astro Prima Comedy talent show
Oh Yeah Astro Warna
2012 Upin & Ipin (Season 6) Himself (voice) TV9 Episode: "Raja Buah"
2013–2014 Liga Lawak Superstar Host TV3 with Adibah Noor
2014 Nostalgila Pakcik Astro First Exclusive Telemovie
2017 Konsert Komedi Himself - Week 5 (Baik Punya Cilok) Astro Warna
Bas Stop Himself
Kasut Bola Pink Prof. Tipu Astro First Exclusive Telemovie
2019 Emma Sofea: All in the Family Norman James D'Cruz Disney Channel TV short
Wizards of Warna Walk 14 episodes
2022 Bini-Bini Lockdown Azim TV3 Telemovie
AI.5YA Dato Soffaruddin Al Sogud Viu As director, screenwriter and executive producer


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


Fuuyo! (2003)

    • 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


  • Soalnya Hati (duet with Erra Fazira)
  • Diva Bermimpi (Themesong of Diva Popular – with Umie Aida, Sheila Rusly & Ezzlynn)
  • Baik Punya Cilok (As themesong of Baik Punya Cilok)
  • Tanya (As Soundtrack of Sumolah)


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


  • Asian Television Award 1999 – Best Presenter

Personal life

Afdlin Shauki was born and grew up in Johor Bahru, Johor. He is an eldest child among 10 siblings in his family to his parents, Fadzilah Jelani (died 2018) and Aksan Abu Bakar (died 2020).


Honours of Malaysia

  •  Pahang :
    • MY-PAH Order of the Crown of Pahang - Knight Companion - DIMP.svg Knight Companion of the Order of the Crown of Pahang Second Class (DIMP) – Dato' (2017)
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