19 November 1969
|Relatives||Sarah Azhari (sister)
Rahma Azhari (sister)
Tia Azhari (sister)
Rachel Azhari (sister)
Ibra Azhari (brother)
Lukman Azhari (brother)
Siti Khadijah (born 19 November 1969), better known by her stage name Ayu Azhari, is an Indonesian actress and author.
Azhari made her feature film début in 1984 in Akibat Buah Terlarang (Effects from the Forbidden Fruit). Director Teguh Karya, who saw her in the film, adopted her as a protégée. Her first role for him was as a minor character in the stage drama Pernikahan Darah (Blood Wedding), in which the director badgered her for not carrying her voice. In 1986 she played in Karya's film Ibunda (Mother). She took a small role in Karya's last feature film, Pacar Ketinggalan Kereta (Lover Left by the Train) in 1989.
By the early 2000s, Azhari was one of the highest paid television stars in Indonesia. It was rumoured that she earned Rp. 20 million (US$ 2,200) per episode, a rumour which Azhari denied. She had also released a studio album, Dung Indung.
In 2003, Azhari wrote a book on the dangers of voyeurism after her sister, Sarah, was one of several female celebrities portrayed changing their clothes on an underground VCD. Research for the book included interviewing victims of voyeurism. When it was finished, three publishers offered to take the book.
In 2010, Azhari registered with the Indonesian Democratic Party – Struggle (Partai Demokrat Indonesia – Perjuangan) to run for Deputy Regent of Sukabumi Regency. She reportedly invested Rp. 10 billion (US$ 1.1 million) in her campaign. During her political campaign, her opponents spread racy pictures of a woman resembling her with Frank Zagarino; Azhari took it as an attempt to discredit her. She was ultimately not chosen to run.
In late 2011, Azhari released a cookbook filled with Bangkan recipes.
Azhari has been married several times. Her first marriage was in 1990 to Djody Gondokusumo, with whom she had a son. Within four years she had married Teemu Yusuf Ibrahim and had another son. As of 2010[update], she is married to musician Mike Tramp, best known as the vocalist of the rock band White Lion. She has a total of six children. Her sister, Sarah Azhari, is also an actress, singer, and model.
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