Bunga Citra Lestari
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|Bunga Citra Lestari|
BCL at the Embassy of Australia in Jakarta, 2016
22 March 1983|
Ashraf Sinclair (m. 2008)
Muchlis Rusli |
Bunga started her career on television as a drama actress. The TV series that she has played were ABG, Senandung Masa Puber, Kala Cinta Menggoda, Penjaga Hati, and others. She later moved on as a singer and as a film actress.
Bunga started her music career in 2004 on a collaboration with PAS Band. She also recorded a single titled "Saat Kau Pergi" for a soundtrack-album for film Dealova in 2005. Her debut album Cinta Pertama was released in 2006 with the hits singles, "Cinta Pertama" and "Aku Tak Mau Sendiri". Her first album was success and sold out 75,000 copies in the first week in Indonesia. This album raised up her name as a famous singer. She also starred her first film with the same title with her album, Cinta Pertama. This film also got then same success with her first studio album.
In 2007, Bunga starred her second film titled Kangen. The soundtrack of this film was also taken from Bunga's first album, titled "Mengapa Harus Terjadi". At the end of 2007, she did a duet with Indonesian singer, Ari Lasso in a single titled "Aku dan Dirimu". From her collaboration with Ari Lasso, she won an award from Indonesian Music Awards (AMI) for "Best Pop Collaboration".
She then became very popular in Indonesia and neighbouring countries. Bunga briefly moved to East Timor for career development outside of Indonesia. After gaining popularity in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines she returned to Indonesia.
Bunga released her second studio album in 2008 titled Tentang Kamu. The album produced her successful singles, "Tentang Kamu" and "Pernah Muda". In the same year she also starred in 2 films titled Ada Kamu, Aku Ada and Saus Kacang with her husband, Ashraf Sinclair.
In February 2010, Bunga Citra was appeared again in "Dahsyat", where she duet with Filipino singer Christian Bautista with a remake of Indonesian version of Please Be Careful With My Heart from Christian Bautista's 6th album Romance Revisited originally sung by Filipino Crooner Jose Mari Chan and released in the Philippines.
Bunga Citra Lestari's name is translated as "perpetual image of a flower". She is also known by the acronym BCL.
Bunga married Ashraf Sinclair, a Malaysian actor, on 8 November 2008. Her marriage party was very luxurious and celebrated in 2 countries, Indonesia and Malaysia. After they got married, Bunga and Ashraf played in the same film, Saus Kacang. The couple had their first son in mid-September named Noah Sinclair.
- Cinta Pertama (2006)
- Tentang Kamu (2008)
- The Best of BCL (2013)
- OST. Dealova (2005)
- The Best of Ari Lasso (2007)
Chart studio song
|Year||Title||Album||MTV Ampuh||Inbox||Derings||Dahsyat||Radio Airplay||Guntur Radio|
|2005||"Ku Merindu" (feat. Pas Band)||The Best of Pas Band||5||—||—||—||4||—|
|"Saat Kau Pergi"||OST - Dealova & Cinta Pertama||2||—||—||—||4||—|
|2006||"Cinta Pertama (Sunny)"||Cinta Pertama||1 (2 Weeks)||—||—||—||1 (9 Weeks)||1 (1 Week)|
|"Aku Tak Mau Sendiri"||2||—||—||—||1 (4 Weeks)||1 (1 Week)|
|2007||"Ingkar"||3||—||—||—||1 (2 Weeks)||—|
|"Mengapa Harus Terjadi"||3||—||—||—||1 (3 Weeks)||—|
|"Aku Dan Dirimu" (feat. Ari Lasso)||Tentang Kamu||1 (6 Weeks)||3||—||—||1 (6 Weeks)||1 (1 Week)|
|2008||"Tentang Kamu"||1 (1 Week)||4||—||—||1 (6 Weeks)||1 (1 Week)|
|"Kecewa"||—||—||—||—||1 (1 Week)||1 (1 Week)|
|2009||"Pernah Muda"||1 (3 Weeks)||1 (2 Weeks)||1 (2 Weeks)||1 (3 Weeks)||1 (7 Weeks)||1 (1 Week)|
|"Hanya Untukmu"||OST - Saus Kacang||3||2||—||4||1 (2 Weeks)||—|
|2010||"Karena Kucinta Kau"||OST - Bayu Cinta Luna||1||1||1||4||1 (3 Weeks)||1 (1 Week)|
|"Tetaplah Dihatiku" (feat. Christian Bautista)||The Best of BCL||1||1||1||2||1||—|
|2012||"Wajahmu Ingatkan Aku"||Non-album single||—||—||—||13||2||1 (1 Week)|
|"Hot" (feat. Intan Ayu)||The Best of BCL||—||1||—||2||1||1 (1 Week)|
|2013||"Cinta Sejati"||—||—||—||1||10 (7 Week)||1 (2 Week)|
|2018||"Dance Tonight" (feat. JFlow)||Asian Games 2018: Energy of Asia||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006||Cinta Pertama||Alya||Lead role|
Nominated – 2007 Indonesian Movie Awards for Favorite Soundtrack (for the song "Cinta Pertama (Sunny)")
Nominated – 2007 MTV Indonesia Movie Awards for Most Favorite Actress
Nominated – 2007 MTV Indonesia Movie Awards for Best Theme Song (for the song "Cinta Pertama (Sunny)")
|2008||Ada Kamu, Aku Ada||Stella||Lead role|
|2008||Saus Kacang||Dewi||Lead role|
|2012||Habibie & Ainun||Ainun Habibie||Lead role|
Nominated – 2013 Indonesian Movie Awards for Best Actress
Nominated – 2013 Indonesian Movie Awards for Best Chemistry (with Reza Rahadian)
Nominated – 2013 Indonesian Movie Awards for Favorite Actress
Won – 2013 Indonesian Movie Awards for Favorite Soundtrack (for the song "Cinta Sejati")
Nominated – 2013 Festival Film Bandung for Best Female Film Leading Role
|2016||My Stupid Boss||Diana||Lead role|
|2003–2004||Senandung Masa Puber||Supporting role||Trans TV|
|2004–2005||Kala Cinta Menggoda||Lead role||SCTV|
|2005||Mukjizat Allah||Supporting role||Indosiar|
|2005–2006||Rahasia Hati||Supporting role||SCTV|
|2006||Penjaga Hati||Olga||Lead role||SCTV|
|2009–2010||Bayu Cinta Luna||Luna||Lead role
Nominated — 2010 Panasonic Gobel Awards for Favorite Actress
|2012–2013||Berbagi Cinta||Alisha||Lead role
Nominated – 2013 Festival Film Bandung for Best Soap Opera Female Leading Role
Nominated – 2013 Panasonic Gobel Awards for Favorite Actress
|2016||Maharaja Lawak Mega 2016||Herself/judge||Astro Mustika HD||with Shaheizy Sam, Najip Ali & Ziana Zain|
Awards and nominations
- (in Indonesian) Most Phenomenal Indonesian Solo Singer in Debut Album, accessed 24 December 2010
- Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak (16 July 2016). "Getting Personal: Bunga Citra Lestari: What's in a Name?". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
- IMDB: Saus Kacang, accessed 6 March 2018
- DetikHot:Ashraf-BCL's son named Noah Sinclair, accessed 23 September 2010