Maya Karin Roelcke (born on October 29, 1979) is a Malaysian actress, television personality, and singer. Commonly known as Maya Karin, she is more famously known for her roles in supernatural horror and thriller films.
Maya is born to a German father, Gottfried Roelcke, and a mother of Malay, Chinese and Indian parentage, Che Zan, from Pulau PinangShe was born in Bayreuth, Germany. Maya is the oldest of three siblings. Her brother is called Armin and her sister Irina. She is married to her long term British boyfriend who teaches in Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur. Growing up, Maya did some theatre work in Indonesia, and she later graduated from Limkokwing University in media and marketing.
Maya began her entertainment career as an endorsement model for brands such as Pantene (Hair Care Brand), Wella (Hair Care Brand) and Halle and Yishion (Fashion Apparel Brand). She also experimented in theatre productions, and was involved in plays for Actor’s Studio such as ‘Mahna Mahna’ and ‘In the Mind’s Eye’.