BY: Michelle Liew

After actress Che Puan Juliana Evans, actress and singer Tya Ariffin also followed in the footsteps of her when she was named one of the most successful individuals in Malaysia for the year 2021 published by BritishPedia.

Despite the fact that she is not a Malaysian citizen and originally from Indonesia, this matter did not hinder her efforts to continue making a name for this country.

“Alhamdulillah, I am very grateful that I am in this book.”

“It is really touching that even though I am from Indonesia and have only lived in Malaysia for six years, this success has come through my business Mutyara, which I have been building for three years. It is an honour for me to be listed in this book.”

Tya, with her real name being Nurtria Wulandari Arifin, 28, also thanked all Malaysians, especially her followers and fans that made this achievement possible for her. With her business, Tya has helped more than 25,000 Malaysians.

“Thank you again to you Malaysians who have accepted me since the first day I came here.

“Malaysia has become part of my life (part of my life),” she added.

Tya gained recognition as being the step-daughter-in-law of national pride Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza. She married businessman Asyraf Khalid in 2015 and the couple has two children.

Tya ventured into the film industry in 2013 and has made a name for herself ever since. Many users have flooded her Instagram to congratulate her on the achievement.