Maya Karin Roelcke (born 29 October 1979) better known by her stage name Maya Karin, is a Malaysian film actress, television host, and singer. Now one of the leading and established actresses in Malaysia's film industry, she garnered wide recognition from the critics and public for her award winning and memorable performances in movies such as Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam and Ombak Rindu. In the history of Malaysia Film Festival, the nation's foremost film award ceremony, Maya hold the record for an actress with most nominations (7) in the category of Best Actress Award and one of only six actresses to have won the award twice. She is also the first of only two Malaysian actresses to have won the prestigious Best Actress Award at the Asia Pacific Film Festival. Being one of very few local actresses to be nominated in the popular and best acting category award for almost every year, Maya is titled for an impressive number of award and nomination in Festival Filem Malaysia, Anugerah Skrin, Anugerah Majlis Pengkritik Filem Kuala Lumpur, Anugerah Lawak Warna, Asia Pacific Film Festival, Estepona Fantasy and Terror Film Festival and Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian.