Prisia Nasution

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Prisia Nasution
Born (1984-06-01) 1 June 1984 (age 29)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Nationality Indonesian
Occupation Model, actress
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.


Early life[edit]

Nasution was born in Jakarta, Indonesia on 1 June 1984.[1]

Beginning in junior high school, Nasution joined the national training camp for the Indonesian martial art pencak silat.[1] She later attended university in Germany, majoring in information technology.[1]

In 2003, during her university studies, Nasution was offered a chance to become a runway model.[1] 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.[1]

Acting career[edit]

After retiring from modelling, Nasution was cast in several TV movies.[1] She was later cast in Ifa Isfansyah's 2011 movie Sang Penari (The Dancer) as the lead female character, Srintil,[1] 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.[2] 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.[1]

As of January 2012, Nasution is playing in the TV series Laskar Pelangi – The Series (Rainbow Warriors – The Series), based on the novel by Andrea Hirata.[1] She is also writing an original screenplay about parallel lives in the 1940s and 2010s.[3]


For her role in Sang Penari, Nasution received the Citra Award for Best Leading Actress at the 2011 Indonesian Film Festival.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Nasution was married to Ananda Siregar.[4] The couple divorced on 4 January 2012 after going to court 11 times for discussions.[4]



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