Dian Sastrowardoyo

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Dian Sastrowardoyo
Dian sastro scroundbites 2007.jpg
Dian Sastrowardoyo in 2007
Born Diandra Paramita Sastrowardoyo
(1982-03-16) 16 March 1982 (age 34)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Other names Dian Sastro
Alma mater University of Indonesia
Height 5 ft / 1.60 m
Spouse(s) Indraguna Sutowo (2010)
Children Shailendra Naryama Sastraguna Sutowo
Ishana Ariandra Nariratana Sutowo

Diandra Paramita Sastrowardoyo Javanese: ꦢꦶꦄꦤ꧀ꦢꦿ꧈ꦦꦫꦩꦶꦠ꧈ꦯꦱ꧀ꦠꦿꦮꦂꦢꦪ;[1] Gêdrìk: Diandra Paramita Sastråwardåyå; O-Javanese: Diandra Paramita Sastrawardaya; born 16 March 1982), more popularly known as Dian Paramita Sastro (Javanese: ꦢꦶꦄꦤ꧀꧈ꦦꦫꦩꦶꦠ꧈ꦯꦱ꧀ꦠꦿ) or Dian Sastrowardoyo (Javanese: ꦢꦶꦄꦤ꧀꧈ꦯꦱ꧀ꦠꦿꦮꦂꦢꦪ), is an Indonesian model and actress. At the age of 14, she won the teen beauty pageant Gadis Sampul. She began her acting career main cast member of Bintang Jatuh (2002) directed by Rudi Sujarwo.

She achieved wider recognition for her role as Cinta in Ada Apa Dengan Cinta (AADC) (What's Up With Love? (film)), a role she reprised in Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? 2. She won best actress award in Deauville Asian Film Festival for her role in Pasir Berbisik (2002).

Sastrowardoyo is one of the most successful actress in Indonesia. She is the face of L'Oréal Paris Indonesia since 2010. She is also one of the MTV EXIT Celebrity Ambassador, the campaign to combat human trafficking and exploitation through live events, video content, and youth engagement.

Early life[edit]

Sastrowardoyo was born on March 16, 1982 in Jakarta, Indonesia to Ariawan Sastrowardoyo, an artist, and Dewi Parwati Sastrowardoyo (née Setyorini), a lecturer in a public university. Her paternal grandfather, Dr. Sumarsono Sastrowardoyo, was a physician, surgeon, and author of the memoir Kembali ke Uteran (Return to Uteran and married to Ina Sastrowardoyo. A screenplay based on Kembali ke Uteran is in the works, with Sastrowardoyo to play the role of her own great-grandmother in the film adaptation. Her aunt, Dr. Aswin W. Sastrowardoyo (b. 1957), is a musician turned physician,.[2] She is also the grandniece of both Sunario (1902–1997), 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 15th century Javanese. Sastrowardoyo's family name is derived from sastra (Sanskrit, writings) and wardaya (Sanskrit, heart), so literally means "writings of the heart."


  • Kindergarten: Don Bosco
  • Elementary: SD Strada Van Lith II, Duren Sawit, Jakarta
  • Junior high school: SMP Vincentius Otista, Jakarta
  • High school: SMA Tarakanita 1
  • Bachelor's degree: Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Literature, University of Indonesia (graduated in July 2007)
  • Before taking on her degree in philosophy, Dian studied briefly at University of Indonesia's Faculty of Law
  • Post graduate degree: School of Economics, University of Indonesia (cum laude graduated in August 2014) she studied Finance Management major and got a Master of Management degree[3]


In 1996, she was the cover girl of Gadis, a popular teen magazine in Indonesia. She starred as Daya in Pasir Berbisik (Whispering Sand) which earned mostly positive reviews from critic. She won many film awards for her role in this film. She rose to prominence with her starring role in the box office hit (In Indonesia and Malaysia) Ada Apa Dengan Cinta (AADC) (What's Up With Love? (film). 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, Puteri Gunung Ledang, which was produced in Malaysia.

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 also the goodwill ambassador for MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) campaign,a multimedia initiative produced by MTV EXIT Foundation to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking and modern slavery.[5] She hosted Enslaved: An MTV EXIT Special (2012) 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 the 2002 cult classic romance Ada Apa dengan Cinta? opposite actor Nicholas Saputra.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Dian Sastrowardoyo married businessman Indraguna Sutowo,the son of tycoon Adiguna Sutowo, on 18 May 2010.[7] They have two children : Shailendra Naryama Sastraguna Sutowo (born 17 July 2011).[8] and Ishana Ariandra Nariratana Sutowo (born 7 June 2013).[9]





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