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Titi Handayani Rajobintang
Born (1981-02-10) 10 February 1981 (age 39)
NationalityIndonesian
Other namesTiti Sjuman
OccupationActress, drummer, songwriter
Notable work
Mereka Bilang, Saya Monyet!
Minggu Pagi di Victoria Park
King
Spouse(s)Sri Aksan Sjuman (2004–2013)
Children1
Parent(s)Idham Rajo Bintang (father)
Susie Ariani (mother)
RelativesDjenar Maesa Ayu (sister-in-law)

Titi Handayani Rajobintang (born 10 February 1981), known by the name Titi Sjuman during her marriage to Wong Aksan, is an Indonesian actress and musician.

Biography[edit]

Titi was born on 10 February 1981.[1] She is fond of sports and never wears skirts.[2] In high school, she supposed to study economics but she switched to drums because she wanted to do something "different".[2] She furthered her drum studies at Farabi Music School and Daya Music Institute.[2] After graduation, she performed at the Java Jazz Festival; she also performed with artists such as Ruth Sahanaya.[2]

Titi made her feature film debut in Djenar Maesa Ayu's 2007 film Mereka Bilang, Saya Monyet! (They Say I'm a Monkey!).[2] She was initially contracted to provide a soundtrack for the film with her husband, Sri Aksan Sjuman (also known as Wong Aksan), Maesa's brother.[2] However, Maesa later asked her to take the lead role; after being cajoled by her husband and sister-in-law, Titi accepted.[2] Aksan told her "in a kissing scene, when [she] kiss[es] a man, [her] body should not reject it".[2]

In 2010, Titi starred in Minggu Pagi di Victoria Park (Sunday Morning in Victoria Park), a film about immigrant workers in Hong Kong.[3][2] For her role, she met with immigrant laborers in Indonesia and Hong Kong to "get a deeper understanding" of the role.[2] That same year, she and her husband provided the soundtrack to Tanah Air Beta (My Homeland).[2] Although there were some scheduling conflicts, she was able to complete both.[2]

In February 2011, Titi took her first role as an antagonist, appearing in Rindu Purnama (Longing for the Full Moon).[4] She disliked the role as she disapproved of her character's actions.[5] Later that year, she and her husband composed the score to Sang Penari (The Dancer), a film based on the Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk trilogy by Ahmad Tohari, over a period of a month and a half.[6]

Inspirations[edit]

Titi enjoys the work of American composer John Williams, citing his works on Star Wars, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Home Alone as some of her favourites.[2]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Titi has won the first annual Extra Joss Awards in November 2000. Eight years later, she won two Indonesian Movie Awards for Best Actress: Her first was Best Newcomer for Mereka Bilang, Saya Monyet, while the second was for her role in Minggu Pagi di Victoria Park.[3][5] Her role in Mereka Bilang, Saya Monyet! garnered her a Citra Award at the Indonesian Film Festival for Best Actress, while Titi and her husband won a Citra Award for Best Soundtrack for the 2009 film King.[2] She has said that receiving awards is a bonus which drives her to work harder.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Titi is married to fellow musician Sri Aksan Sjuman (formerly of Dewa 19), who was one of her instructors at Farabi.[2] They often collaborate on writing film scores.[2] The couple have a daughter.[2] Titi is sister-in-law to writer-cum-director Djenar Maesa Ayu.[2] She filed for divorced from Aksan on 14 February 2013.[7] They were divorced by March 2013.[8]

Works[edit]

Music Video[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

TV Commercials[edit]

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ Sudarmanto & Sofyan 2011, Titi Sjuman: Sutradara.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Kurniasari 2011, Titi Sjuman juggling.
  3. ^ a b c The Jakarta Post 2011, Titi Sjuman dedicates.
  4. ^ The Jakarta Post 2011, Titi Sjuman finds.
  5. ^ a b Sofyan 2011, Titi Sjuman Bertingkah.
  6. ^ The Jakarta Post 2011, Film brings Titi.
  7. ^ The Jakarta Post 2013, Guess what.
  8. ^ Prabowo, Danang Setiaji (7 March 2013). "Titi Rajo Bintang dan Wong Aksan Resmi Bercerai". Tribunnews.com. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
Bibliography
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Extra Joss Awards
(First Annual)

(2000)
Succeeded by
Ahmad Dhani
(2001)
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Fahrani
(Radit dan Jani)
(2008)
Best Leading Actress
(Citra Award)
(Mereka Bilang, Saya Monyet!)

(2009)
Succeeded by
Laura Basuki
(3 Hati 2 Dunia, Satu Cinta)
(2010)