A new edgy charm

Fasha Sandha shares her feel­ings about her new im­age and her new TV3 drama projects with

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“I ’M not re­ally com­fort­able with this short hair­cut,” says Fasha Sandha about her new, edgy boy-cut.

Dressed in a pink en­sem­ble, Fasha looks dif­fer­ent than her usual de­mure, lady-like self.

The hair­cut makes her look “fierce”, as in­ter­na­tional su­per­model Tyra Banks would say. “Truth is, I love my long tresses. If it wasn’t for the movie Badang ,in which I play Tisha (who has her hair cut off in a scene), I would never cut my hair.

“At first, the role re­quired me to com­pletely shave my hair off. I knew it would cre­ate is­sues, so my man­age­ment team only agreed to let them cut as much as this,” says the 33-year-old, point­ing to her hair.

“That be­ing said, it doesn’t mean I don’t like it. I just feel it’s not re­ally me. When my kids saw my new look, they were like ‘what hap­pened to your hair? Did a bad per­son cut it?’,” she says, with a laugh.

Fasha re­veals that her con­fi­dence took a dip af­ter she first cut her hair. But fam­ily and friends lifted her spir­its by com­pli­ment­ing her, say­ing how much the new hairdo suited her.

“Fash­ion mag­a­zines and the me­dia also loved my new look, so it gave me con­fi­dence. It’s just hair, it’ll grow out even­tu­ally, so it’s not the end of the world.”


Fasha says that her new hairdo has opened more doors in terms of job of­fers.

In ad­di­tion to be­ing the brand am­bas­sador for sev­eral lo­cal brands, she will also start film­ing for two dra­mas for TV3

—Hanya Tuhan Yang Tahu and Ter­ima Kasih Syawal.

Both are ex­pected to air dur­ing Hari Raya.

De­spite be­ing su­per busy, Fasha isn’t com­plain­ing. She is en­joy­ing every minute of it be­cause she knows she’s do­ing it for her­self, her chil­dren Pu­tra Ray­fal Ramli, 4, and Putri Raysha Je­maima, who turns 3 this year, and other mem­bers of her fam­ily.


De­spite be­ing busy, there is one thing that’s keep­ing her wide awake at night and it’s got noth­ing to do with her ca­reer.

Fasha, who is a sin­gle par­ent, re­veals she has a “spe­cial friend” and that they’ve been see­ing each other for six months. How­ever, she is not ready to re­veal who the mys­tery man is.

“No we are not dat­ing; we don’t even talk about our feel­ings but he is very close to me.”

So close ap­par­ently that he has al­ready been in­tro­duced to her kids. What are the qual­i­ties Fasha looks for in a man?

“I like some­one who doesn’t hover around me. He must be able to ac­cept and un­der­stand what I do in terms of my ca­reer. For ex­am­ple, I’m con­stantly sur­rounded by men who are work­ing in the same in­dus­try so he needs to un­der­stand that,” she says.

“I’m much more par­tic­u­lar now when it comes to choos­ing a life part­ner. My past ex­pe­ri­ences, both good and bad, have made me into the ma­ture woman I am to­day.

“As for now, there is no talk of mar­riage. Fur­ther­more, I’m tied up with work. I’m giv­ing my­self two years be­fore I set­tle down. Un­til then, a lot can hap­pen. If I’m meant to marry this guy sooner than that, I ac­cept it as fate,” she says.

“You can’t force feel­ings. If it’s meant to hap­pen, it will. And if it does, I will share the news with ev­ery­one. What’s the point in hid­ing some­thing good?

“Even if we love some­one so deeply, a mar­riage might not achieve the hap­pi­lyever-af­ter that we dream of. You don’t have to be deeply in love to tie the knot. Some­times peo­ple fall in love af­ter they get mar­ried.”

In the mean­time, Fasha is giv­ing her full con­cen­tra­tion to her fam­ily. “I was happy be­fore, and I’m even hap­pier now. Ev­ery­thing I do, I do for my kids and my fam­ily. They are my for­ever.

I was happy be­fore, and I’m even hap­pier now. Ev­ery­thing I do, I do for my kids and my fam­ily. They are my for­ever.

Fasha Sandha

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