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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 best 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. He won Best Leading Role Actor in Indonesian Movie Awards for his role in Janji Joni and Citra Award for Best Leading Actor in Indonesian Film Festival 2005 for his role in Gie.
Saputra is also known as a dedicated environmentalist.
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 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. It was filmed in three locations; Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and New York. The film received positive reviews and was highly successful at the box office, becoming the third highest-grossing film of all time in Indonesia.
|2002||Ada Apa Dengan Cinta?||Rangga||Nominated – 2004 Indonesian Film Festival for Citra Award for Best Leading Actor|
|2003||Biola Tak Berdawai||Bhisma||Nominated – 2004 MTV Indonesia Movie Awards for Most Favorite Actor|
|2003||Arisan!||Man in the Gallery||Cameo|
|2005||Janji Joni||Joni||Won – 2005 MTV Indonesia Movie Awards for Most Favorite Actor
Nominated – 2005 Indonesian Film Festival for Citra Award for Best Leading Actor
Won – 2007 Indonesian Movie Awards for Best Actor
Nominated – 2007 Indonesian Movie Awards for Favorite Actor
|2005||Gie||Soe Hok Gie||Won – 2006 MTV Indonesia Movie Awards for Most Favorite Actor
Won – 2005 Indonesian Film Festival for Citra Award for Best Leading Actor
|2007||3 Hari Untuk Selamanya||Yusuf|
|2008||Cinta Setaman||DVD sellers|
|2008||3 Doa 3 Cinta||Huda||Nominated – 2008 Indonesian Film Festival for Citra Award for Best Leading Actor
Nominated – 2009 Indonesian Movie Awards for Best Actor
Nominated – 2009 Indonesian Movie Awards for Favorite Actor
|2012||Postcards from the Zoo||The Magician||Nominated – 2012 Maya Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role|
|2012||Kita Versus Korupsi||Vano||Segment: "Aku Padamu"|
|2013||What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love||Edo||Nominated – 2014 Indonesian Movie Awards for Best Actor
Nominated – 2014 Indonesian Movie Awards for Favorite Actor
Won – 2014 Indonesian Movie Awards for Best Chemistry (with Ayushita)
|2013||Cinta dari Wamena||Daniel|
|2014||Pendekar Tongkat Emas||Elang|
|2016||Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? 2||Rangga|
|2016||Save Our Forest Giants||Himself||Saputra took part in this short documentary film as narrator and co-producer|
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.
- "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.
- "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.