February 24, 1984
|Alma mater||University of Indonesia|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
Nicholas Saputra (born February 24, 1984) is an Indonesian actor, model and television personality. He is known for his role as Rangga in the 2002 cult classic romance Ada Apa dengan Cinta?, a role he reprised in Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? 2.
Early life and education
Saputra was born to a German father and an Indonesian mother. After graduating from SMA Negeri 8 Jakarta, Saputra continued his study in University of Indonesia. He holds a degree in architecture from University of Indonesia.
Saputra started his career in fashion industry as run-way model.
In 2002, he made his film debut in the romantic teen drama film Ada Apa dengan Cinta? opposite actress Dian Sastrowardoyo. For his performance in the film, Saputra earned his first nomination in Indonesian Film Festival for Best Leading Actor. In 2005, he starred as the activist Soe Hok Gie in the biographical film Gie. He won Best Leading Role Actor in Indonesian Movie Awards and many other films awards. Saputra made television appearances on Channel V Asia, hosting such segments as The Ticket and Screentime (2007). Later in 2011, Saputra became a sportcaster for Malaysian TV station TV3.
In Pendekar Tongkat Emas, he played the mysterious warrior, Elang, a role that also involved heavily choreographed fight sequences. In 2015, he starred in a web series Nic and Mar with Mariana Renata. This is the second collaboration between him and Renata, who previously co-starred in Janji Joni. The series filmed in France and Czechoslovakia.
In 2016, Saputra reprised the role of Rangga in Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? 2. The film received positive reviews and was highly successful at the box office, becoming the third highest-grossing film of all time in Indonesia. He also has a role in the fantasy thriller film Interchange, which debuted at the Locarno International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival on the same year.
Awards and nominations
|2004||Indonesian Film Festival||Citra Award for Best Leading Actor||Ada Apa Dengan Cinta?||Nominated|
|MTV Indonesia Movie Awards||Most Favorite Actor||Biola Tak Berdawai||Nominated|
|2005||MTV Indonesia Movie Awards||Most Favorite Actor||Janji Joni||Won|
|Indonesian Film Festival||Citra Award for Best Leading Actor||Nominated|
|2006||MTV Indonesia Movie Awards||Most Favorite Actor||Won|
|2007||Indonesian Movie Awards||Best Actor||Janji Joni||Won|
|2008||Indonesian Film Festival||Citra Award for Best Leading Actor||3 Doa 3 Cinta||Nominated|
|2009||Indonesian Movie Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|2012||Maya Awards||Best Actor in a Leading Role||Postcards from the Zoo||Nominated|
|2014||Indonesian Movie Awards||Best Actor||'What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love||Nominated|
|Best Chemistry (with Ayushita)||Won|
- "'Ada Apa dengan Cinta 2': Long-awaited sequel doesn't disappoint". jakartapost. 29 April 2016.
- "First Annual Coral Triangle Day June 9". Ecology. 9 June 2012.
- "Nicholas Saputra invites you to help protect Sumatran elephants". the Jakarta Post. 21 June 2016.
- "Nicholas Saputra tentang Rangga, puisi, gajah, dan pacar". BBC Indonesia. 30 June 2016.
- "Ada Apa Dengan Cinta' Sequel to Hit Screens in April". jakartaglobe. 1 April 2016.
- "Gie". MilesFIlms. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
- "Nicholas Saputra belajar menjadi "setengah atlet". Antara News. 11 December 2014.
- "Pendekar Tongkat Emas: Pencarian Pahlawan Asli Indonesia". CNN Indonesia. 11 December 2014.
- "Nicholas Saputra dan Mariana Renata bertemu lagi di "Nic and Mar"". antaranews. 12 March 2015.
- "Rangga "Berpaling" dari Cinta di Drama Line "Nic and Mar"". Kompas. 12 March 2015.
- "Ada Apa Dengan Cinta?': 14 years later". the Jakarta Post. 23 April 2016.
- "Locarno reveals 2016 line-up". Screen Daily. 13 July 2016.
- "Film Terbaru Nicholas Saputra Masuk Festival Film di Toronto". Kompas. 12 August 2016.
- "Peduli Gajah Lewat Film Dokumenter 'Save Our Forest Giants'". CNN Indonesia. 22 June 2016.
- "Nicholas Saputra stars in EU documentary on elephant conservation". the Jakarta Post. 21 June 2016.
- "Nicholas Saputra Luncurkan Film tentang Perlindungan Gajah". Tempo. 20 June 2016.
- "Save Our Forest Giants". Youtube. Retrieved 25 June 2016.