Tara Basro

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Tara Basro
Andi Mutiara Pertiwi Basro

(1990-06-11) June 11, 1990 (age 29)
Jakarta, Indonesia
EducationTAFE NSW
  • Actress
  • fashion model
  • television show host
Years active2011–present

Andi Mutiara Pertiwi Basro (born June 11, 1990), or known as Tara Basro is an Indonesian actress, model, and television host. She began her career when she joined a teen beauty pageant Gadis Sampul in 2005. She began her acting career with a role in the 2011 film Catatan (Harian) Si Boy, a remake of the 1987 film. For playing a cheap salon worker in the drama A Copy of My Mind, she won the Citra Award for Best Leading Actress. In 2017, she starred in a blockbuster horror film Satan's Slaves.

Early life[edit]

Andi Mutiara Pertiwi Basro was born on June 11, 1990 in Jakarta. Her father works for an airline. Tara started her career in the entertainment industry when she joined the teen modeling competition Gadis Sampul in 2005.[1] She then moved to Australia with her parents and continued her studies.[2] Tara graduated from TAFE NSW.[3]

Acting career[edit]

Upon returning to Indonesia, she participated in many auditions for films but struggled to be cast.[2] In 2011, Tara auditioned for a musical theatre where she met the casting director of her breakthrough film Catatan (Harian) Si Boy.[4] She earned a nomination for Best Female Newcomer at the Indonesian Movie Awards.[3] In 2012, she starred in an anthology horror film Hi5teria where she starred as the leading role of the segment "Pasar Setan".[5] The same year, she also starred in Rumah dan Musim Hujan, but released in 2018 under the title Hoax.[6] In 2013, she played as the materialistic girlfriend of Pandji Pragiwaksono's character in the film Make Money.[7]

Tara had four film releases in 2014. Her first appearance was in a historical silat film The Golden Cane Warrior, where she starred as Gerhana.[8] Then, she played a small part in Japanese-Indonesian action film Killers. She starred as a marine biologist in a romantic drama The Right One.[9] Tara next starred in an anthology family film titled Princess, Bajak Laut & Alien.[10]

Tara starred as Asa, the leading role of a surrealist film Another Trip to the Moon directed by Ismail Basbeth. The film premiered at the 2015 International Film Festival Rotterdam competing for Hivos Tiger Award.[11] She also starred as a guerrilla gardener in a documentary Flutter Echoes and Notes Concerning Nature.[12]

Tara next starred in A Copy of My Mind, a film directed by Joko Anwar. It featured her as Sari, a cheap salon worker who falls in love with a pirated DVDs subtitle maker. It was screened during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and 72nd Venice International Film Festival.[13][14] She won the Citra Award for Best Leading Actress.[15] In 2015, she also starred in two television series, HBO's Halfworlds and NET.'s The East. In the former, also written and directed by Joko Anwar, she played as a demit or demon named Ros.[16] In The East, she was cast as Mutia, the executive producer of a real life-inspired program Entertainment News.[17]

Following the success of A Copy of My Mind, Tara portrayed Kusuma Wardhani in 3 Srikandi, which reunited her with Reza Rahadian. It tells the story of Indonesian archer team at the 1988 Summer Olympics.[18] She starred in musical drama film Ini Kisah Tiga Dara, a remake of Usmar Ismail's Tiga Dara (1957). She portrays the middle sister Ella.[19] The same year, she was appointed as the host of The Amazing Race Asia 5 along with Allan Wu.[20]

In 2017, Tara starred in Joko Anwar's horror Satan's Slaves. It is a loose remake-cum-prequel to the 1980 film of the same name directed by Sisworo Gautama Putra.[21] She starred as Rini, the oldest of four. The film has been watched by 4.2 million moviegoers, making it as the best-selling domestic Indonesian film of 2017.[22][23] She was cast in Perempuan-Perempuan Chairil, a play inspired by the life of poet Chairil Anwar. She played as Sumirat, one of Anwar's partner.[24]

In 2018, she was cast as Kanti, a successful banker in Viu's drama series Halustik.[25]

In 2019, she was cast in two of Anwar's films, Impetigore and Gundala.[26][27]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Catatan (Harian) Si Boy Putri
2012 Rumah dan Musim Hujan Adek Re-released in 2018 under the title Hoax
2012 Hi5teria Sari Segment: "Pasar Setan"
2013 Make Money Imelda
2014 The Golden Cane Warrior Gerhana
2014 Killers Dewi
2014 The Right One Alice
2014 Princess, Bajak Laut dan Alien Miss Kei Segment: "Princess, Bajak Laut & Alien"
2015 Another Trip to the Moon Asa
2015 Flutter Echoes and Notes Concerning Nature Guerrilla gardener
2016 A Copy of My Mind Sari
2016 3 Srikandi Kusuma Wardhani
2016 Ini Kisah Tiga Dara Ella
2017 Satan's Slaves Rini
2019 Gundala Wulan / Merpati
2019 Impetigore Maya


Year Title Role Network Notes
2015–2016 Halfworlds Ros HBO Asia Season 1; 8 episodes
2015–2016 The East Mutia NET. Season 1
2016 The Amazing Race Asia Co-host AXN Asia Season 5
2018 Halustik Kanti Viu Main role; 13 episodes


Year Production Role Location
2017 Perempuan-Perempuan Chairil Sumirat Teater Jakarta, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta
11–12 November 2017

Music video[edit]

Year Title Performer(s) Ref.
2016 "I Want You, Love" Teza Sumendra [28]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2012 Indonesian Movie Awards Best Newcomer Actress Catatan (Harian) Si Boy Nominated
Favorite Newcomer Actress Nominated
2015 Indonesian Film Festival Best Leading Actress A Copy of My Mind Won
2016 Indonesian Movie Actor Awards Best Actress Nominated
Favorite Actress Nominated
Best Chemistry (with Chicco Jerikho) Nominated
Usmar Ismail Awards Best Actress Nominated
Favorite Actress Won


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