Bunga Citra Lestari

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Bunga Citra Lestari
Bunga Citra Lestari Ausembassy.jpg
BCL at the Embassy of Australia in Jakarta, 2016
Born (1983-03-22) 22 March 1983 (age 36)
Other namesBCL
  • Actress
  • singer
  • model
  • judge (Maharaja Lawak Mega 2016 )
Years active2001–present
Ashraf Sinclair (m. 2008)
ChildrenNoah Sinclair
Parent(s)Muchlis Rusli
Emmy Syarif
  • Ivan Permana (niece)
  • Intan Ayu Purnama (niece)
Musical career
LabelsAquarius Musikindo
Associated acts

Bunga Citra Lestari (born 22 March 1983), also known as BCL, is an Indonesian pop singer and actress.


Bunga started her career on television as a drama actress. The TV series that she has played were Bukan Perempuan Biasa, 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.[1] 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.

Personal life[edit]

Bunga Citra Lestari's name is translated as "perpetual image of a flower". She is also known by the acronym BCL.[2]

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.[3] The couple had their first son in mid-September named Noah Sinclair.[4]


Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • OST. Dealova (2005)
  • The Best of Ari Lasso (2007)

Chart studio song[edit]

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



Year Role Title Notes
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)")
2007 Kangen Imel Lead role
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 3 Srikandi Lead role
2016 My Stupid Boss Diana Lead role
2017 Surat Kecil Untuk Tuhan Lead role


Year Title Role Notes TV Network
2002–2004 ABG Supporting role RCTI
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

Television show[edit]

Year Title Role TV Network Notes
2016 Maharaja Lawak Mega 2016 Herself/judge Astro Mustika HD with Shaheizy Sam, Najip Ali & Ziana Zain 2017
 "Indonesia Idol season 9"
 with Ari lasso, Maia Estianty,Judika and Armand Maulana

TV Advertisement[edit]

Year Title Role
2003 Sunsilk Herself
Coca-Cola Herself
2005 Fanbo Herself
2006–2007 Sharp Herself
2007–present Pond's Herself
2009 Tora Bika Herself
2012 Floridina Herself
2013 LUX-Present Herself

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ (in Indonesian) Most Phenomenal Indonesian Solo Singer in Debut Album, accessed 24 December 2010
  2. ^ Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak (16 July 2016). "Getting Personal: Bunga Citra Lestari: What's in a Name?". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  3. ^ IMDB: Saus Kacang, accessed 6 March 2018
  4. ^ DetikHot:Ashraf-BCL's son named Noah Sinclair, accessed 23 September 2010

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