THE late Sudirman may be Malaysia's legendary pop star. Not only did he have big dreams but he was a unique and determined man.
With songs that strike a chord with every Malaysian, whether they are rich or poor, Sudirman sung songs that spoke about everyday people and their lives.
Recently, AETN All Asia Networks collaborated with the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS), to share with viewers the legendary story of the talented Sudirman Arshad via the History Channel (Astro 555).
Although Sudirman lived a hard childhood life, that experience was enough to fuel his journey to stardom in the coming years ahead.
Known for his skills to perform classic Malay songs and later with the influence of Hollywood Broadway songs, Sudirman gave his audience a wonderful blend of entertainment in the late '80s that escalated his popularity to great heights.
"Sudirman is a true Malaysian icon whose legendary talents are loved throughout the region. Despite his personal struggles, he managed to achieve stardom in the short span of his career.
"Many people will be able to identify with his life story, thereby making his achievements all the more admirable. We are very pleased to have been able to collaborate with FINAS, and their support has helped us do justice in the retelling of this legend's story," said Louis Boswell, general manager of AETN All Asia Networks.
As many would know, Sudirman was not only a brilliant singer but he also dabbled in acting, hosting as well as being an avid cartoonist during his career as a celebrity.
"FINAS is very proud to be part of this inspiring production. Sudirman was a professional artiste who lived, worked and ultimately died for his craft, his country and his fans.
Having created many historical moments during his life as an all-rounded artiste; not only was he the first Malaysian to perform at London's Royal Albert Hall, which he took home the trophy for Best Singer during the Inaugural Asian Popular Music Awards in 1989 but Sudirman also made history when he was and has always been the only Malaysian entertainer to have a 'live' concert at the popular Chow Kit Road.
Step into the life of Sudirman Arshad as we follow his journey as Malaysia's most remembered talent on History Channel (Astro 555) premiering this Sunday at 10pm.