Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Occupation||Producer, actress, singer|
|Spouse(s)|| Hani Mohsin (1993–1998, divorced)|
Mohd Effendi Norwawi
Puan Sri Tiara Jacquelina Eu Effendi is a Malaysian actress, film producer, musical theater producer, and the proud founder of The Enfiniti Academy of Musical Theatre and Performing Arts, an institution that aims to nurture creative talents in Malaysia.She is well-acclaimed for her role in Puteri Gunung Ledang , the biggest budget movie ever produced in Malaysia up until 2005, in which she played the lead character and sang the theme song, "Asmaradana". Aside from appearing on stage and on camera, Tiara Jacquelina also serves as the managing director of Enfiniti Vision Media , a Malaysian arts, entertainment, and television production company.
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Jacquelina was born as Jacqueline Eu in October 1967 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to a Burmese Chinese father and Indonesian Chinese mother. She has been involved in the arts at a very early stage, and while at school, Jacquelina took part in the Theatre Society, the Literary Society, and was the President of the Film Society. [ unreliable source? ]
She began her film career in 1988. In 1995, Jacquelina co-starred with Academy Award winner, Frances McDormand, who played the lead role in the movie, Beyond Rangoon . In the 12th Malaysia Film Festival later that year, she won the Best Actress Awardfor her role in the film Ringgit Kasorrga, a social drama concerning a sex scandal involving a politician and young models. In 2004, she played in and as Puteri Gunung Ledang, a legendary Javanese princess in Malay culture, which gained her soaring recognition due to her stellar performance. The movie was submitted for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards in 2004 but was not nominated.
Following the success of the film,she later staged it as a musical at Istana Budaya in 2006 with the title, Puteri Gunung Ledang: The Musical .
Recently, in March 2018, Jacquelina adapted and directed Ola Bola: The Musical, a theatrical musical that was staged at Istana Budaya and has received positive reviews from both the media and its viewers.The musical was staged after the movie, Ola Bola, after marking its success in Malaysian cinematography in 2016 where the story revolves around the history of Malaysian national football team in their journey of paving their way into the 1980 Summer Olympics
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Jacquelina converted to Islam in 1993 and was previously married to actor and celebrity Hani Mohsin, from 1993 until they divorced in 1998. She is the mother of two children, Hani Karmila and Mohd Eridani.
She later married Sarawak ian businessman Mohd Effendi Norwawi, who also formerly served as a senator and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.
|1995||Malaysian Film Festival||Won[ citation needed ]||Best Actress||Ringgit Kasorrga|
|2005||Asian First Film Festival||Best Producer||Puteri Gunung Ledang|
|Asia-Pacific Film Festival||Best Actress||Puteri Gunung Ledang|
|Malaysian PPFM Oscars 2005||Best Producer||Puteri Gunung Ledang|
|Malaysian PPFM Oscars 2005||Best Actress||Puteri Gunung Ledang|
|2009||Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion (FACP Malaysia)||Outstanding Contribution to the Arts|
|1988||Lukisan Berlumur Darah||Hannah||First film debut|
|1990||Mat Som||Wan Faridah|
|1995||Beyond Rangoon||San San, Hotel Desk Clerk|
|Ringgit Karsorgga||Meera (Almeera Almeida)|
|2004||Puteri Gunung Ledang||Gusti Putri, the Mount Ledang princess||As producer|
|1999||Jam 2 Petang||Producer|
|2019||Spanar Jaya X||TV3||Executive producer|
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