Sunday, 20 March 2011
Popular name Maya Karin
Birth name Maya Karin Roelcke
Birth date October 29, 1979
Birth place Bayreuth, Germany
Occupation Actress, singer, Channel V VJ
Maya began her entertainment career as an endorsement model for brands such as Pantene (hair care brand), Wella (hair care brand) and Halle and Yishion (fashion apparel brand). She also experimented in theatre productions, and was involved in plays for Actor’s Studio such as Mahna Mahna and In the Mind’s Eye.
Maya Karin is largely known for her roles in supernatural horror and thriller films. Maya's mass popularity as an actress and entertainer led to her appointment as the first Malaysian Ambassador and Power Icon for local telecommunications giant Celcom in June 2006. By 2007 she is also the only female brand ambassador for Celcom, a role she shares with other celebrities such as Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen, Leehom Wang, Robert Pires and Indonesian popular band, Peterpan. In August same year Maya was appointed spokesperson for L'Oréal Paris Malaysia and endorsee of its 2006-2007 skincare and cosmetics line.