Born in Penang, Malaysia, in 1932, Nordin Ahmad got his start as an actor at Malay Film Productions, but later moved to Cathay-Keris Productions. He starred in hit films such as ‘Serangan Orang Minyak’ (1958) and ‘Hang Jebat’ (1961). In 1964, he made his directorial debut in the film ‘Wan Perkasa’. He went on to direct seven more films. He passed away in 1971.