Malaysian actor Danny X-Factor says he prefers doing ehailing: 'It's like a form of therapy'


Local actor Danny X-Factor has been working as an e-hailing driver since 2017. Photo: Danny X-Factor/Instagram

Malaysian actor Danny X-Factor has been working as an ehailing driver since 2017, and he has no plans on quitting anytime soon.

In an interview with Harian Metro, Danny – whose real name is Mohd Kardanie bin Anwa – said he initially did ehailing for fun but later decided to make it a long-term job after realising its income potential.

"I don't feel stressed driving. It's like a form of therapy to me because I get to meet more people. Even if I were to receive an acting offer, I would still choose ehailing," the 43-year-old said.

Danny added that he had encouraged his unemployed artiste friends to explore ehailing as an option. However, he claimed that some felt ashamed while others didn't have their own car.

Although he had been shamed previously for swapping his acting career for ehailing, the Drop Dead Rock (1999) star remains undeterred as he's only trying to make an honest living.

"The most important thing is that I’m happy and that I get my passengers safely to their destination," he said.

It was previously reported that Danny would make RM400 to RM500 per day. However, he clarified in the recent interview that his earnings don't always fall within that bracket.

"Whenever I bring the car out, every minute is money. Whether I make RM10 or more, it's all up to fate.

"Sometimes, I will plan how many days I have to work so I can get the amount needed to pay the bills," he said.

While income is important for Danny, he still gives free rides to students and passengers with disabilities.

"There are times when students want to go to the library and other places. Whenever they want to pay, I'll tell them to keep the cash and study hard instead.

"It's the same for disabled passengers. I won't take their money because I sympathise with them," he added.

Presently, Danny is content with working behind the cameras.

In fact, he's also a co-producer and production manager for local actor Syed Aiman's film production company, Double Channel Sdn Bhd.

"Alhamdulillah, we've managed to produce our first film, Janna Endoro, starring Trisha Ooi and Pekin. It's an action film with a female protagonist," Danny said.

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