Puteri Sarah Liyana Biography: Age, Net Worth, Family, Wife, Father, Wikipedia, Entrepreneur Business

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Puteri Sarah Liyana Megat Kamaruddin is a multi-talented personality who has made a name for herself in the Malaysian entertainment industry.

She is an actress, model, and entrepreneur who has starred in various television and film projects and launched her beauty brand.

She is also a published author who has shared her life story and insights in her memoir.


  • Full name: Puteri Sarah Liyana Megat Kamaruddin
  • Date of birth: December 1, 1985
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: London, England
  • Nationality: Malaysian
  • Profession: Actress, model, entrepreneur, author
  • Height: 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
  • Parents: Megat Kamaruddin bin Megat Abdul Rahman and Noraini binti Abdul Hamid
  • Siblings: Puteri Nadia Liyana (sister) and Puteri Nurul Liyana (sister)
  • Spouse: Syamsul Yusof (ex-husband)
  • Children: Syaiful Ariffin bin Syamsul Yusof (son) and Syaiful Aisyah binti Syamsul Yusof (daughter)
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: Estimated at $5 million

Early Life & Education

Puteri Sarah Liyana, now 38 years old as of 2023, was born on December 1, 1985, in London, England, where her father was a diplomat.

She is the eldest of three daughters of Megat Kamaruddin bin Megat Abdul Rahman and Noraini Binti Abdul Hamid.

Her father is of Malay and Minangkabau descent, while her mother is of Malay and Chinese descent. She has two younger sisters, Puteri Nadia Liyana and Puteri Nurul Liyana, who are also involved in the entertainment industry.

Puteri Sarah Liyana spent her childhood in various countries, such as England, France, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, due to her father’s diplomatic postings. She attended international schools and learned to speak English, French, and Arabic fluently.

She also became interested in arts and culture, especially music and dance. She participated in various school performances and competitions and won several awards and accolades.

Puteri Sarah Liyana returned to Malaysia when she was 16 and completed her secondary education at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bukit Jelutong in Shah Alam, Selangor.

She then pursued her tertiary education at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Shah Alam, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Mass Communication (Hons) in 2008.

She also obtained a Diploma in Performing Arts from Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA) in Kuala Lumpur in 2010.

Personal Life

Puteri Sarah Liyana married Syamsul Yusof, a famous actor and director, on January 25, 2014.

They had a lavish wedding ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Royale Chulan Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, attended by many celebrities and dignitaries.

They were blessed with two children: a son named Syaiful Ariffin bin Syamsul Yusof, who was born on October 14, 2014, and a daughter named Syaiful Aisyah binti Syamsul Yusof, who was born on June 6, 2016.

However, their marriage was not smooth, as they faced various challenges and controversies. They were often rumored to have marital problems and disputes, which they denied and tried to resolve.

They also faced criticism and backlash from some fans and netizens, who accused them of being arrogant, hypocritical, and ungrateful.

They also had to deal with legal issues, such as a defamation suit filed by Syamsul’s former manager and a tax evasion case filed by the Inland Revenue Board.

In 2023, Puteri Sarah Liyana and Syamsul Yusof announced their divorce, which was finalized on April 15, 2023.

They cited irreconcilable differences and mutual consent as the reasons for their separation. They also agreed to share their children’s custody and maintain a cordial and respectful relationship for their sake.

Puteri Sarah Liyana said she was grateful for their time together and wished him all the best for his future endeavors.


Puteri Sarah Liyana started her career as a commercial model when she was 18 years old. She appeared in various advertisements and campaigns for brands and products, such as Celcom, Maxis, Nescafe, Sunsilk, and Honda.

She also became an ambassador for several beauty and fashion labels, such as L’Oreal, Maybelline, Revlon, and Guess.

Puteri Sarah Liyana made her acting debut in 2006 when she starred in the television drama Asmaradana, based on a popular novel by Ramlee Awang Murshid.

She played the role of Puteri Aisyah, a princess who falls in love with a warrior named Hang Tuah. She received positive reviews and recognition for her performance and won the Best New Actress award at the Anugerah Skrin 2006.

Puteri Sarah Liyana appeared in several other television dramas and series, such as Cinta Medik, Dendam, and Andai Itu Takdirnya.

She also ventured into film acting and starred in movies such as Evolusi KL Drift, Bohsia: Jangan Pilih Jalan Hitam, and Munafik.

She worked with her husband, Syamsul Yusof, on some of these projects, and they became known as one of the most popular and powerful couples in the Malaysian film industry.

Puteri Sarah Liyana also expanded her career into other fields, such as entrepreneurship and writing. She founded Shara Cosmetics, a beauty brand offering women’s products, such as lipsticks, eyeshadows, foundations, and skincare.

She also published her first memoir, Puteri Sarah: Terus Melangkah, which chronicles her life journey and challenges, as well as her insights and advice on various topics, such as love, marriage, career, and self-esteem.


Puteri Sarah Liyana has faced several controversies and scandals throughout her career, some of which are:

  • In 2009, she was accused of having an affair with Syamsul Yusof, who was then married to another actress, Nur Fazura. She denied the allegations and claimed that they were only friends and colleagues. However, Syamsul Yusof later divorced Nur Fazura and admitted that he had fallen in love with Puteri Sarah Liyana.
  • In 2011, she was involved in a car accident, which resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. She was driving her Ferrari at a high speed and collided with the motorcyclist, who died on the spot. She was charged with reckless driving and causing death by negligence and faced a possible jail sentence and fine.

However, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years of probation and 240 hours of community service. She also compensated the victim’s family and apologized for her mistake.

  • In 2015, she was criticized for wearing a revealing dress at an award ceremony, which was deemed inappropriate and disrespectful by some conservative Muslims. She wore a red gown with a plunging neckline and a high slit, which exposed her cleavage and legs.

She was slammed by some religious leaders and netizens, who accused her of being immoral and indecent.

She defended her attire, said she was confident and comfortable with her body and did not intend to offend anyone.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @puterisarahliyana
  • Twitter handle: @puterisarah


Puteri Sarah Liyana has appeared in the following films:

  • Evolusi KL Drift
  • Bohsia: Jangan Pilih Jalan Hitam
  • Tipah Tertipu
  • Lu Pikirlah Sendiri
  • Radhi Rudy Bin Dadu
  • Usin UFO

Net Worth

Puteri Sarah Liyana has an estimated net worth of around $5 million.

She earns income from various endeavors, such as acting, modeling, entrepreneurship, and writing.

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