The present Doodle celebrates the beloved Singaporean-Malaysian entertainer, singer, and fashion icon most popular as Saloma.
A trend-setter of Malaysian diversion from the last part of the ’50s through the mid ’80s, Saloma recorded more than 500 songs, and through her charismatic film work she prepared for people in the future of female entertainers in her nation.
On this day in 1978, she made history when she was granted Malaysia’s first Biduanita Negara (National Songbird) by the Malaysian government of the time.
Saloma was born Salmah Ismail in Singapore on January 22, 1932, and first began to investigate her skills as an entertainer at only seven years of age. By her young years, she started to sing expertly, beginning her music career through exhibitions at dance club and weddings.
When Saloma progressed to acting by the mid ’50s, she immediately turned into a superstar figure.
In 1961, she wedded fellow multi-hyphenate entertainment icon P. Ramlee, and throughout the long term that followed, the legendary power couple forever altered Malaysian entertainment through music and film.
Sporting her unique coiffed haircut and supreme attire (a lot of which she sewed herself), Saloma featured in films all through the ’60s and released albums for an rest of her life.
Much Thank to you, Saloma, for utilizing your artistic gifts to inspire ladies in Malaysia and past to be themselves.