Sunday, 20 March 2011
Popular name Nasha Aziz
Birth name Noraishah Abdul Aziz
Birth date May 14, 1971
Birth place Kampung Pandan, Kuala Lumpur
Occupation Actress and Model
Favorite food Gulai Asam Pedas
Nasha Aziz started her career as a model in 1989. She was introduced to the modelling industry by actress and model Tiara Jacquelina. She continued to build her fame as a model in Malaysia and declined an offer of a New York modelling contract because of religious and cultural factors. She then branched out into acting.
Nasha was given the title of Malaysia's number one supermodel. She appeared in commercials there for products such as Nescafe Classic, Avon Colour, Pantene and Panasonic.
Presently, Nasha is the face of Avon and Polo Ralph Lauren in Malaysia. This is her third year (2010) as the face of fashion giant Polo Ralph Lauren. In a recent interview, Nasha stated that she is more focused on her modelling than acting career for now. She is involved in a few modelling events such as a Bridal Showcase in Pulau Pinang at the end of May 2010 and followed by an event in Shanghai, China in June 2010.
Nasha began her acting career at 24 years old in 1995, starring in a box-office movie, Kad Cinta alongside Hairie Othman as the main leads. The movie was directed and produced by Julie Dahlan. Even so, Nasha was more well-knowned for her modelling than her acting career.
Nasha rose to fame in 1998 after starring in a popular TV Series, Hanya Dikau alongside Rosyam Nor and Hairie Othman. She was also well liked for her character in the Soap Opera, Idaman. In 1998 too, Nasha received an acting offer from Malaysia's number one director, Yusof Haslam to play the character, Effa, a prostitute, in the movie Bara. The role was previously turned down by Malay film primadona, Erra Fazira. The movie proved to be a stepping stone for Nasha when she was nominated in the Best Actresscategory and won Best New Actress at the 13th Malaysia's Film Festival (FFM13).