Akhdiyat Duta Modjo

Akhdiyat Duta Modjo (popularly known as Duta; born in Lexington, Kentucky on April 30, 1980) is the vocalist of Indonesian band, Sheila on 7.[1]

Akhdiyat Duta Modjo
Duta Sheila On 7, 2018.jpg
Background information
Birth nameAkhdiyat Duta Modjo
Also known asDuta
Born (1980-04-30) April 30, 1980 (age 41)
Lexington, Kentucky
GenresPop, pop rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, actor, multi-instrumentalist, talent judge
Years active1996–present
Associated actsSheila On 7

Early lifeEdit

Duta is the eldest of two brothers. His father, Hakam S. Modjo, was a native of Limboto, Gorontalo and a professor of plant pathology at the Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta. From his father's lineage, Duta is a descendant of Kyai Mojo, a well-known Javanese Muslim cleric who fought alongside Diponegoro during the Java War and was exiled to the northern mountains of Sulawesi.

Duta was born in Lexington while his father pursued his graduate studies at the University of Kentucky.[2] His family later settled in Yogya, where Duta grew up and briefly studied agricultural technology at Gadjah Mada; he dropped out to pursue his musical career with Sheila on 7.[3]

Duta is married to Adelia Lontoh, a former model; the couple had two children.



  1. ^ Sheila On 7 Team (2015). "Duta". sheilaon7.com.
  2. ^ Purwandono, Agung (11 March 2017). "Waktu Bayi, Duta Sheila On 7 Pernah Diasuh Profesor Amerika Ini". Kedaulatan Rakyat. Accessed 17 February 2019.
  3. ^ Aziza, Kurnia Sari (29 August 2017). "Kisah Duta dan Adam "Sheila on 7" Lalui Masa Sulit Saat Kuliah di UGM". Kompas. Accessed on 17 February 2019.