Friday,Feb.10 – Liyana Jasmay started out as an actress when she was only nine.
Her foray into showbiz began when she landed a role in a TV series, Si Lembik, produced and directed by Datuk Aznil Nawawi.
“I didn’t play the lead role but I got to know a lot of people from the show. It helped me build connections and people started calling me because there weren’t many child actors at the time,” the 28-year-old actress said in an interview.
“Then I got to know Rosyam Nor through a TV show and later, I met up with him when I was about 16 and he gave me my first breakout role in the film Castello.”
Liyana was a natural. The then-teenager’s film debut earned her a Best New Actress nomination at the prestigious Malaysia Film Festival (FFM) in 2006.
She went on to star in a slew of movies, most notably, Papadom. She was named Best Actress for her performance in the Afdlin Shauki-helmed project at FFM in 2009 (the film also picked up four other awards including Best Film).
Around the same time, Liyana decided to try her luck in the music scene, releasing her debut album in 2009 which churned out hit singles Aku Tak Percaya Cinta and Aku Jatuh Cinta.
Liyana tied the knot with businessman Fathuddin Mazlan in 2013 and gave birth to her first child, Sofia, in 2014, and welcomed her second, Selena, last year.
“It was the right time,” she noted, about returning with two new R&B-tinged singles Oh Na Na and Selesa Tanpamu last October after taking a break from showbiz. “I’m not as busy as I was two years ago. Back then, I was busy with my first baby and it was a very challenging time for me raising her. That’s why I didn’t do a lot of things.”
Besides the new singles, Liyana can be seen on the big screen in Bella & Jamie slated for release some time this year.
The film, produced by her own production company Mermaid Studios, chronicles the relationship highs and lows of two best friends.
Source : Internet