Proudly Malaysian: 5 Homegrown Talents Shining Bright on Disney+ Hotstar!

Malaysia boleh!
By: Balqis Ariffin
June 6, 2023

As the adage goes, “Malaysia boleh!” These homegrown talents have been making us proud with their remarkable skills on Disney+ Hotstar. From Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh to comedian Ronny Chieng and acclaimed screenwriter Adele Lim, these local gems have firmly established their status on the global stage through their exceptional craft. Don’t miss out on these five national treasures on the must-watch list of Disney+ Hotstar.

Meet The Homegrown Talents Dominating Disney+ Hotstar

1. Michelle Yeoh: American Born Chinese, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Michelle Yeoh in American Born Chinese

Michelle Yeoh, hailing from Ipoh, made history by becoming the first Asian woman to win the Oscar for Best Actress, breaking records in the process. With a remarkable filmography, she soared to stardom with her impeccable performances. Don’t miss her captivating portrayal of Guanyin, the goddess of mercy, in “American Born Chinese.”

2. Ronny Chieng: American Born Chinese, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. Season 2

Ronny Chieng in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Ronny Chieng astounded us with his comedic brilliance and captivating performances. Hailing from Johor Bahru, this award-winning comedian took on the role of Jon Jon in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and portrayed Dr. Lee in season two of “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” He also showcased his talent as Ji Gong, an unconventional monk, in “American Born Chinese.”

3. Suki Low:  Pinocchio


Suki Low, a multi-talented singer-songwriter born in Seremban, showcases her remarkable singing prowess in the Malaysian dub of “Pinocchio.” In the Disney live-action film, she takes on the roles of Fabiana the puppeteer and Sabina her marionette, delivering impressive and powerful voice acting. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness her incredible talent in action.

4. Adele Lim: Raya and The Last Dragon

Raya and The Last Dragon

Adele Lim, a renowned screenwriter born in Petaling Jaya, has made a significant impact in establishing Southeast Asian representation in Hollywood. She beautifully illustrated the story of “Raya and The Last Dragon,” Disney’s first Southeast Asian warrior princess, which earned a nomination for the 2021 Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

5. Lyon Liew: Coco, Luca, Incredibles 2, Turning Red

Turning Red

Lyon Liew, the lead technical director at Pixar Animation Studios, consistently astounds audiences with his work on emotive animations, including the Oscar-nominated film “Turning Red.” His exceptional passion for crafting visual storytelling shines through in his remarkable contributions to other acclaimed works such as “Coco,” “Luca,” and “Incredibles 2.”

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