Dian Sastrowardoyo

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Dian Sastrowardoyo
Dian sastro scroundbites 2007.jpg
Dian Sastrowardoyo in 2007
Diandra Paramita Sastrowardoyo

(1982-03-16) 16 March 1982 (age 37)
Other namesDian Sastro
Alma materUniversity of Indonesia
Height5 ft / 1.60 m
Spouse(s)Indraguna Sutowo (2010)
ChildrenShailendra Naryama Sastraguna Sutowo
Ishana Ariandra Nariratana Sutowo

Diandra Paramita Sastrowardoyo (born 16 March 1982), better known by her stage name Dian Sastro or Dian Sastrowardoyo, is an Indonesian model and actress. At the age of 14, she won the teen beauty pageant Gadis Sampul. She began her acting career with a leading role in the 2000 film Bintang Jatuh (Fallen Star) directed by Rudi Sujarwo.[1]

She achieved wider recognition for her role as Cinta in the 2002 film Ada Apa Dengan Cinta?, for which she won the Citra Award for Best Actress. She reprised the role in the sequel 14 years later. She won the Best Actress award in the Deauville Asian Film Festival for her role in Pasir Berbisik in 2002. Sastrowardoyo is one of the most successful actresses in Indonesia. She has been the face of L'Oréal Paris Indonesia since 2010.

Early life and education[edit]

Sastrowardoyo was born on 16 March 1982 in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Ariawan Sastrowardoyo, an artist, and Dewi Parwati Sastrowardoyo (née Setyorini), a university lecturer. Her paternal grandfather, Dr. Sumarsono Sastrowardoyo, was a physician, surgeon and author. Her uncle, Dr. Aswin W. Sastrowardoyo (b. 1957), is a musician turned physician.[2] She is also the grandniece of both Sunario, Indonesia's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1953 to 1956; Dra. Sukanti Suryochondro, a former instructor in women's studies at the University of Indonesia; and Subagio Sastrowardoyo (1924–1995), a noted poet and literary critic. Her paternal great-grandfather, Sutejo Sastrowardoyo (1878–1967), traced the family's ancestry back to the 15th century Javanese. Sastrowardoyo's family name is derived from sastra (Sanskrit, "writings") and wardaya ("heart", hence both: "writings of the heart").

She attended Junior high school at the SMP Vincentius Otista Jakarta and high school at the SMA Tarakanita 1. Dian furthered her studies at the University of Indonesia where she studied law briefly before moving to the Faculty of Literature, where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Philosophy in July 2007. She did her post-graduate degree at the School of Economics at the same institution, where she studied Finance Management as her major and earned a Master of Management degree.[3] She graduated cum laude in August 2014.


She began her career in 1996 as the cover girl of Gadis, a popular teen magazine in Indonesia. She starred as Daya in Pasir Berbisik, which was a critical favorite and won her many awards. She rose to greater prominence with her starring role as Cinta in the cult classic romance movie Ada Apa dengan Cinta?, which was a box office hit not only in Indonesia, but also in Malaysia a year later in January 2003. Since then she has established herself as one of Indonesia's most bankable actresses, starring in films such as Banyu Biru, Ungu Violet and Belahan Jiwa. as well as international movies such as the Malaysian production Puteri Gunung Ledang.

Other television appearances include playing Raya in Dunia Tanpa Koma and a brief stint as the host of the game show Kuis Super Milyarder Tiga Milyar.[4]

Sastrowardoyo is the goodwill ambassador for the MTV EXIT campaign, a multimedia initiative produced by MTV EXIT Foundation to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking and modern slavery through live events, video content, and youth engagement,[5] even hosting a special programme for the campaign in 2012 titled Enslaved, produced for thirteen different countries across Asia.

In 2016, she reprised her role as the titular character in Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? 2, the sequel to Ada Apa dengan Cinta? opposite actor Nicholas Saputra.[6]

In 2016, Dian starred as Indonesia's national heroine in the movie Kartini.[7] In 2018, Dian is set to star in Aruna dan Lidahnya (Aruna and Her Palate), a film based on the Laksmi Pamuntjak book of the same name.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Dian Sastrowardoyo married businessman Maulana Indraguna Sutowo,the son of tycoon Adiguna Sutowo, on 18 May 2010.[9] They have two children: Shailendra Naryama Sastraguna Sutowo (born 17 July 2011)[10] and Ishana Ariandra Nariratana Sutowo (born 7 June 2013).[11]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Bintang Jatuh Donna
2001 Whispering Sands Daya
2002 Ada Apa dengan Cinta? Cinta
2004 Arisan! Woman in Gallery Cameo appearance
2005 Puteri Gunung Ledang Medicine Seller's Daughter Cameo appearance
Banyu Biru Sula
Ungu Violet Kalin
2006 Belahan Jiwa Cempaka
2008 3 Doa 3 Cinta Dona Satelit
2009 Drupadi Drupadi
2014 7 Hari 24 Jam Tania Wulandary
2016 Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? 2 Cinta
Kartini Raden Adjeng Kartini
2018 Aruna dan Lidahnya Aruna
The Night Comes For Us Alma


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Dunia Tanpa Koma Raya Main role; 14 episodes
2006 Panasonic Cinema Herself (host) TV special
2012 Enslaved: An MTV EXIT Special[12] Herself (host) TV special
2015 The East Director Episodes: "Pilot"


Music video appearances[edit]

  • Xirus Indonesia — "Yang Terdalam" (2010)
  • Glenn Fredly — "Hitam Putih" (2009)
  • Peterpan — "Menghapus Jejakmu" (2007)
  • T-Five — "Yang Terindah" (2002)
  • Dewa — "Sayap-sayap Patah" (2001)
  • Shelomita — "Langkah" (2000)
  • Katon Bagaskara — "Cinta Selembut Awan" (2000)
  • Sheila on 7 — "J.A.P" (1999)
  • Sheila on 7 — "Anugerah Terindah" (1999)
  • The Fly — "Air Mata Sunyi" (1999)
  • KLA Project — "Gerimis" (1996)
  • PADI - “ Menanti Sebuah Jawaban” (2005)



  1. ^ "Fallen Star (2000)". film indonesia. filmindonesia.or.id. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  2. ^ Secaatmaja, Deny (30 March 2001). "Chaseiro, Senandung Jazz-nya Tetap Dirindukan". Horizon-line.com (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 22 October 2004.
  3. ^ "Guess what?: Dian graduates cum laude from UI". 1 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Dian Sastrowardoyo berambut pendek di Who Wants to Be A Millionaire Indonesia." SyokKahwin.com Accessed 28 February 2007.
  5. ^ "MTV EXIT Goes Deeper into Indonesia with Roadshow Series Educating, Engaging, and Empowering Young People to Fight Human Trafficking". asean. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  6. ^ "'Ada Apa dengan Cinta 2': Long-awaited sequel doesn't disappoint". thejakartapost. 29 April 2009.
  7. ^ Post, The Jakarta. "'Kartini': A politically correct version of her story". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  8. ^ Post, The Jakarta. "Dian Sastrowardoyo to star in Laksmi Pamuntjak's book-to-movie adaptation". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  9. ^ Sutowo
  10. ^ Dian Sastrowardoyo Son
  11. ^ "Dian Sastrowardoyo Lahirkan Anak Kedua". 10 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Enslaved: An MTV EXIT Special hosted by Dian Sastrowardoyo". vimeo. Retrieved 25 June 2016.

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