Siti Nurhaliza bt Tarudin was born on 11 January 1979 in Berek Polis Kg. Awah, Temerloh, Pahang, Malaysia. Her father, Tarudin bin Ismail was a policeman and her mother, Siti Salmah Bachik is a full-time housewife. Siti Nurhaliza is indeed a figure that needs no introduction to the music industry of the Malay archipelagos. Her career has been paved with bold, creative achievements, and highlighted by a series of first.
The Beautiful and Talented Siti
The Early Years
Siti is the fifth child among her eight siblings. She lost one of her elder brother when she was young. Her other siblings are – Saiful Lizan, Saiful Bahri, Siti Nursaida, Mohd Ali, Siti Nursaerah and Mohd Hafiz. Siti started schooling in Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Clifford, Kuala Lipis before pursuing her study until Form 5 in Sekolah Menengah Clifford, Kuala Lipis.
The Starting Years
Though singing to her is simply following her family’s formidable footsteps, her real talent was only unveiled when she became the champion of Pertandingan Bintang Hiburan Minggu Ini, organized by Radio Television of Malaysia in 1995. The then teenage Siti Nurhaliza lunged, unassisted and without encouragement, into show business. She was relatively unknown to the general public, yet had already generated a detectable industry buzz Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and the streak of recognition had only just begun. Her eponymous debut album produced by a local recording company, Suria Records Sdn. Bhd. in 1995, became the first of the string of Number One albums. She was just 16. Since then, the Malaysian music goers grew up surrounded by the mystique of Siti Nurhaliza. The beautiful gift she possessed – her ethereal voice and talent Ã¢â‚¬â€œ has touched the inner feelings of every people. Her agile voice just appeared to pour out of her effortlessly. Her grace and beauty had motivated legions of audiences. You can hear the growth and poise that she governed as she matures from a coltish, fresh-faced ingÃƒÂ©nue to a self-assured figure.