May 5, 2009

P. Ramlee as Melayu Boleh

Melayu Boleh P. RamleeToday, melayu boleh blog want introduce to all of you about further melayu boleh known as P. Ramlee. Tan Sri Dr P. Ramlee PSM, AMN was a Malaysian film actor, director singer, and songwriter. Due to his contributions in the movie and music industry, as well as in the literary scene, he is often attributed as the icon of Malay entertainment in both Malaysia, Singapore as well as in Sumatra, Indonesia (especially in Acheh due to his ancestry).

Melayu Boleh Ramlee was born Teuku Zakaria Teuku Nyak Puteh @ Ramli Puteh on Morning of Idil Fitri on 22 March 1929 (Wednesday) at Grandmother's house at 40A Counter Hall (Renamed Jalan P Ramlee on 30 Aug 1983), Penang, Malaysia. This father name is Teuku Nyak Puteh Teuku Karim (1902 - 1955) and mother name is Che Mah Hussein (1904 - 1967). As a child, he studied in several schools, including the famous Penang Free School. During his school days he was very active in sports, especially sepak takraw, badminton, and football.

Melayu Boleh P.Ramlee's big break came on 1 June 1948 when he was spotted by Tamil film director B. S. Rajhans. The director was impressed by Ramlee, and in 1949 he was cast in the film Nasib (Fate). Seven years later, Ramlee directed his first film Penarik Becha (The Trishaw Man). In 1957, Ramlee would act in the first of his Bujang Lapok (Dowdy Bachelors) comedic films that he acted along S. Shamsuddin along with Aziz Sattar, which are still popular among the modern Boleh Malay film watchers. He also travelled to Singapore on Idil Fitri to audition for Malay Film Productions of Jalan Ampas (8 Aug 1948). Moved to Kuala Lumpur to join Merdeka Film Productions of Ulu Klang (16 Apr 1964).

On 29 May 1973, Melayu Boleh P.Ramlee died at the age of 44 due to heart problems and was buried in Jalan Ampang Muslim Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur. In 1986, in honour of his contributions to the Malaysian entertainment industry, the Melayu P. Ramlee Memorial was set up in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. In 1982, Jalan Parry in the KL city centre has been renamed Jalan P. Ramlee in his honor. He was posthumously awarded with the Malaysian honorific title Tan Sri in the early 1990s.


  1. Melayu Boleh yang belum ada penggantinya fatihah untk arwah...

  2. yer..betul tu..
    beliau memang berkebolahan betul la..

  3. Almarhum P. Ramlee tetap akan menjadi idola sepanjang zaman.