1 June 1984 |
|Notable work(s)||Sang Penari|
|Spouse(s)||Ananda Siregar (divorced 2012)|
|Awards||1 Citra Award|
Prisia Nasution (born Jakarta, Indonesia; 1 June 1984) is an Indonesian martial artist, model, and actress.
Beginning in junior high school, Nasution joined the national training camp for the Indonesian martial art pencak silat. She later attended university in Germany, majoring in information technology.
In 2003, during her university studies, Nasution was offered a chance to become a runway model. She accepted as she thought it would be an easy way to earn money, but soon discovered that she lacked the confidence to do it professionally; in a 2011 interview with The Jakarta Post she said her thighs were too big, making her body "defective" for modelling.
After retiring from modelling, Nasution was cast in several TV movies. She was later cast in Ifa Isfansyah's 2011 movie Sang Penari (The Dancer) as the lead female character, Srintil, after two casting sessions; when her first audition failed, she read the original novel by Ahmad Tohari and decided that she could not take no for an answer. To prepare for the role, she spent time as a ronggeng in Banyumas, Central Java, practising dancing and learning the language spoken there; she also spent a period eating less to better portray a malnourished rural girl.
As of January 2012[update], Nasution is playing in the TV series Laskar Pelangi – The Series (Rainbow Warriors – The Series), based on the novel by Andrea Hirata. She is also writing an original screenplay about parallel lives in the 1940s and 2010s.
- Kurniasari, Triwik (8 January 2012). "Prisia Nasution: Enchanting Prisia". The Jakarta Post (Jakarta). Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
- Maullana, Irfan; Soebijoto, Hertanto (4 January 2012). "Prisia "Sang Penari" Nasution Resmi Menjanda" [Prisia "The Dancer" Nasution Officially Divorced]. Kompas (in Indonesian) (Jakarta). Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
- "Mimpi, Phia Nasution Rambah Belakang Layar" [Dreaming, Phia Nasution Working Behind the ScenesZ]. KapanLagi.com (in Indonesian). Jakarta. 24 December 2011. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
- "Prisia Degdegan Bakal Lihat Srintil" [Prisia was Nervous Just Looking for Srintil]. Suara Merdeka (in Indonesian) (Semarang). 10 November 2011. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.