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The spotlight is firmly on rising star Sarimah Ibrahim as she sets her sights on a groundbreaking opportunity in the entertainment industry. The bilingual talent, fluent in both English and Malay, is on a mission to secure a coveted role in the highly anticipated new Karate Kid movie alongside icons Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio. Inspired by the achievements of fellow Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, Sarimah aims to make 2024 a defining year in her career.

Already a celebrated figure at the age of 44, Sarimah Ibrahim is not just an award-winning broadcaster and actress but a force to be reckoned with in the world of entertainment. Her latest project, a gripping 30-episode Malay language drama slated for television broadcast in Asia in 2024, is just the beginning of what promises to be a stellar year for the versatile artist.

Fuelling Sarimah’s ambitions is her unwavering determination and passion for the art of acting. Having honed her skills under the guidance of renowned instructors, including the esteemed Mel Churcher, who coached her inspiration Michelle Yeoh, Sarimah is well-equipped to take on challenging roles and make a lasting impact on the global stage.

Trained by fellow Irish native Gerry Grennell, a sought-after coach for world-renowned talents such as Anne Hathaway, Cillian Murphy, and Paul Mescal, Sarimah embodies a unique blend of diverse influences. Her multicultural background—Irish, Malaysian, and Muslim—adds a distinctive flavour to her journey, and she is excited to explore new opportunities not only in Ireland and the UK but also on an international scale.


Expressing her admiration for Michelle Yeoh, Sarimah shared, “Michelle Yeoh broke the mould for culturally diverse women like me, and with my Irish-Malaysian heritage, I’m thrilled to be exploring new roles and opportunities globally.”

Beyond her acting prowess, Sarimah is a multifaceted talent, holding a black belt in Karate, advanced scuba diving certification, and credentials as a certified Pilates instructor. Her ambition is to follow in the footsteps of Michelle Yeoh and carve out her own distinctive mark on the world stage.

Currently living between Malaysia, the UK and Ireland, Sarimah is actively engaging with agents and casting directors to further propel her career. She is available for interviews and features, providing a unique insight into her journey and aspirations.