6 Indonesian celebrities that are highly popular


Over the past few years, the Indonesian film industry has been gaining international fame for its actors as well as movies. Movies like Lovely Man and The Raid put the nation on the international radar and have brought to people’s attention the rich talent the country has to offer. This article talks about six famous Indonesian celebrity actors that have made their mark and gained success.

Reza Rahadian

One of the top celebrities of Indonesia, Rahadian is highly regarded for his acting skills. He initially started out as a model, but his goal had always been to perform on screen. Rahadian has been cast in various soap operas as well as movies. His movie debut was in a horror-comedy. One of the most notable roles donned by Rahadian was the part of BJ Habibie, the former Indonesian president in the biopic titled Habibie & Ainun.

Iko Uwais

One of the best action heroes of Indonesia, Iko Uwais made his acting debut in 2009. Uwais’s success as an action actor comes from his training in the Indonesian martial art of silat. He got his big break when he was spotted training at the silat school. Since then Uwais has worked on multiple projects, some of which went on to become blockbusters. Uwais also appeared as Razoo Qin-Fee in the famous sci-fi movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Nicholas Saputra

Another actor on the list who initially started off as a model, Nicholas Saputra has garnered awards and accolades over the years for his craft. He has been nominated for and won the Favorite actor award in various events. Some of his notable works include Janji Joni, Gie, and Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? He is also the National Ambassador of UNICEF Indonesia, a title that in itself is honoring and rewarding.

Vino G. Bastian

Vino G. Bastian is among the top Indonesian celebrities who made their acting career with the help of modeling. Bastian made his acting debut on screen in 2004 with the movie 30 Hari Mencari Cinta. He has won various awards and accolades over the years, and they have been a part of a rewarding career as an artist. In 2009, he claimed the spot of the highest-paid Indonesian actor. Some of the movies you need to watch to appreciate Vino’s talent include Notes For The End Of School, Radit Dan Jani, and 3 Nafas Likas.

Alex Abbad

Alex Abbad is a top Indonesian celebrity that is famously known for the challenging roles he takes up. Abbad has been a part of highly acclaimed movies like The Raid 2, Halfworlds, My Stupid Boss, and Night Bus. His role in My Stupid Boss is what got him the Best Supporting Actor Award during Festival Film Indonesia. Alex is famous for his dressing and styling sense and is one of the icons to follow if you are looking for fashion and styling ideas. Other titles that Alex has under his belt include host, poet, musician, and music producer.

Joe Taslim

Joe Taslim is one of the few Indonesian celebrities that have garnered fame not just locally but also internationally. Joe’s acting career started with a movie that gained national and international fame. He is a trained Judo artist and has won silver and gold medals in martial art. Joe’s international credits include two highly loved franchises. He appeared in the Fast and Furious 6 and was also seen in Star Trek Beyond.