Coinciding with the celebration of everything Malaysian this September, we would like to honour all the powerful women in our country with our special "Women Who Walk Ahead" series.
And first on our spotlight is the one, the only multi-talented actress, model and entrepreneur Neelofa (@neelofa).
She was already a prima donna in the making before she dipped her toe in the entrepreneurial world. Her star-making turn in Azura landed her first acting nod at the 25th Malaysian Film Festival and opened countless doors for the young starlet.
While her peers chose to coast on the high life of a celebrity, Neelofa took a road less travelled when she founded Naelofar Hijab, as she yearned for something that’s more sustainable. “Acting is good while it is good, but it’s not forever”, she said.
"I do learn from the lessons after each controversy or backlash, so I know not to make the same mistakes in the future."
You seem to have it all already. What else do you wish to achieve?
I am grateful for everything that I have now. If there’s an opportunity in the future, I’d like to see my business ventures expand into the property sector; and also I would love to start my own family.
Cover Photo Credits:
Styling: Jeffrey Yan
Makeup: Khir Khalid
Hair: Juno Ko
Hijab Stylist: Nazerul Anaz
Styling Assistant: Joyce Fan