Zaskia Sungkar

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Zaskia Sungkar
Zaskia Sungkar, The Best Of Ini Talkshow, 01.30.jpg
Zaskia Sungkat at Ini Talkshow
Background information
Born (1990-12-22) 22 December 1990 (age 28)
Jakarta, Indonesia
GenresPop, R&B, soul, dance-pop
Occupation(s)Actress, singer, fashion designer
Years active2008–present

Zaskia Sungkar is an Indonesian actress, singer and fashion designer.

Early life and family[edit]

Sungkar was born in Jakarta on 22 December 1990. She is the eldest child of actor Mark Sungkar and Fanny Bauty. Her younger sisters, Shireen Sungkar, is also an actress.[1]


Sungkar entered the entertainment industry after her younger sister, but encountered more resistance from their father. While Shireen went into acting, Zaskia began with singing;[2] in 2008 the two founded The Sisters. The two released a self-titled album that year, with the single "Keajaiban Cinta" ("Love's Miracle") receiving national airplay. The following year, she began acting in several sinetron (Indonesian soap operas), including Terlanjur Cinta (Too Far in Love), Seruni, and Koboi Cabe Rawit (Bird's Eye Chili Cowboy).[1]

After her marriage to actor Irwansyah, Sungkar released a single with him[3] and cooperated him as a television presenter several times.[4] Sungkar opened her first venture, the Khalifa Kindergarten Centre in Bintaro, Tangerang, with her sister.[5][6] She has stated that she does not want to act in any more sinetron, although she would consider television or feature films,[6] and intends to continue singing.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Sungkar married Irwansyah on 15 January 2011[7] in the Padang style.[3] They had begun dating in May 2010 and became engaged on 8 December that year.[1] For their honeymoon they went on an umrah to Mecca.[8] [1][9]

Sungkar has stated that she prefers working over partying, as she enjoys the financial independence.[9] However, she is considered to be less famous than her younger sister.[2]


  • "Irwansyah-Zaskia in no hurry to have kids". The Jakarta Post. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  • Haryanto, Rachman (24 April 2011). "Zaskia Sungkar Pilih Nyanyi, Irwansyah Syuting Stripping" [Zaskia Sungkar Chooses Singing, Irwansyah Shoots Serials]. (in Indonesian). Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  • Kamil, Ati (16 January 2011). "Irwansyah-Zaskia Sungkar: Bulan Madu Sekalian Umrah" [Irwansyah-Zaskia Sungkar: Honeymoon and Umrah]. Kompas (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  • "Ketimbang Hura-hura, Zaskia Sungkar Pilih Mangkal di Lokasi Shooting" [Rather than Go Partying, Zaskia Sungkar Prefers Staying at her Shooting Location]. Kompas (in Indonesian). 2 February 2010. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  • Rodiana, Nugraha (6 March 2011). "Irwansyah & Zaskia Sungkar Rilis Single di Resepsi Pernikahan" [Irwansyah & Zaskia Sungkar Release an Album at Their Wedding Reception]. (in Indonesian). Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  • "Zaskia Sungkar". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  • "Zaskia Sungkar Dibawah Bayangan Shireen" [Zaskia Sungkar in Shireen's Shadow] (in Indonesian). Indosiar. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  • "Zaskia Sungkar Ingin Anak Belajar Bahasa Arab" [Zaskia Sungkar Wants Children to Study Arabic]. (in Indonesian). 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  • "Zaskia Sungkar Jalani Program Untuk Hamil" [Zaskia Sungkar is On a Fertility Program]. (in Indonesian). 4 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011.

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