Cellica Nurrachadiana

Cellica Nurrachadiana (born 18 July 1980) is an Indonesian politician and doctor who is the regent of Karawang Regency, West Java.

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Regent of Karawang
Assumed office
17 February 2016
Acting: 24 December 2014 – 27 December 2015
GovernorAhmad Heryawan
Ridwan Kamil
Preceded byAde Swara
Deputy Regent of Karawang
In office
27 December 2010 – 27 December 2015
RegentAde Swara
Succeeded byAhmad Zamaksyari,H.Aep Syaepulah
Member of West Java DPRD
In office
31 August 2009 – 27 June 2011
Personal details
Born (1980-07-18) 18 July 1980 (age 41)
Bandung, West Java

First holding political office in 2009 as a provincial councillor, she became deputy regent the following year, and was acting regent by 2014. She was reelected in 2015.


Nurrachadiana was born in Bandung on 18 July 1980. After completing high school in Bandung, she earned a bachelor's degree in medicine from Maranatha Christian University and a master's degree in health law from Soegijapranata Catholic University.[1]

Nurrachadiana is divorced with one child.[2] According to her, her name was based on the Toyota Celica car, which her parents bought in the year of her birth.[3]


Before holding political office, Nurrachadiana served as director in several companies.[2] She also featured in the 2011 film Surat Kecil Untuk Tuhan, taking on a minor role as a doctor treating the main character.[4]


After being elected to the West Java Provincial Council in the 2009 election, Nurrachadiana was sworn in on 31 August 2009.[1][5]

In 2010 local election, Nurrachadiana ran as a running mate to Ade Swara and won, securing 38.8% of the votes in a five-way race and defeating incumbent Sonny Gersona.[6] They were sworn in on 27 December 2010, although Nurrachadiana's replacement in the council was not appointed until June the following year.[7][8] When she was sworn in at the age of 30, she received an award from the Indonesian World Records Museum for being the youngest female vice-regent.[9]

After Ade was arrested and charged for corruption and money laundering, Nurrachadiana was made acting regent in 24 December 2014, and remained so until the end of her term in December 2015.[10][11] In the 2015 local election, she secured a slim majority (51.06%, 533,240 votes) in the six-candidate race with Ahmad Zamaksyari as running mate.[12] She was officially sworn in by governor Ahmad Heryawan on 17 February 2016.[13]

As regent, Nurrachadiana promoted vertical housing in the regency in order to reduce land use, with agricultural land already pressured by the expansion of industry.[14] In 2018, she and her deputy entered a spat over the mutation of hundreds of regency officials, with the latter declaring an intent to run against her in the 2021 local election.[15]

During a book launch in March 2016, Nurrachadiana gave a speech which resulted in the leader of the local branch of the Islamic Defenders Front threatening to kidnap her. The issue was later clarified and resolved as an error by a local media in quoting her.[16]

She tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 during the 2020 pandemic, and was quarantined in a hospital.[17]


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  2. ^ a b "Daftar Riwayat Hidup Calon Bupati/Wakil Bupati Kabupaten Karawang Tahun 2015" (PDF). kpu-karawang.go.id (in Indonesian). Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 May 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  3. ^ Silaban, Martha Warta (22 April 2016). "Nama Bupati Cantik Terinspirasi Sedan Toyota, Ini Kisahnya". Tempo (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 11 September 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Wakil Bupati Karawang Bangga Bisa Main Film". Pikiran Rakyat (in Indonesian). 6 July 2011. Archived from the original on 11 September 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  5. ^ "100 Anggota DPRD Jabar Disumpah". Inilah.com (in Indonesian). 31 August 2009. Archived from the original on 17 October 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Ade-Sellica Ditetapkan Jadi Bupati-Wakil Bupati Karawang". Tempo (in Indonesian). 19 November 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Ade Swara-Cellica Akan Dilantik Jadi Bupati/Wakil Bupati". Pikiran Rakyat (in Indonesian). 27 December 2010. Archived from the original on 24 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Toto Purwanto Gantikan Dr Cellica". tubasmedia.com (in Indonesian). 27 June 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  9. ^ Muhammad, Djibril (26 April 2011). "Tebak, Siapa Wabup Perempuan Termuda Versi MURI Saat Ini?". Republika (in Indonesian). Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Cellica Nurrachadiana Resmi Jabat Plt Bupati Karawang". detiknews (in Indonesian). 24 December 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Dedi Mulyadi jadi Plt Bupati Karawang, Hari ini Dilantik Aher". Jabar Publisher (in Indonesian). 27 December 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  12. ^ "KPU Tetapkan Cellica Menangkan Pilkada Karawang". SINDOnews.com (in Indonesian). 18 December 2015. Archived from the original on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Gubernur Jabar Lantik Bupati dan Wakil Bupati Karawang". karawangkab.go.id (in Indonesian). 17 February 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Plt Bupati Cantik dan Apartemen Dua Kamar Tidur". KOMPAS. 20 April 2015. Archived from the original on 25 October 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Bupati Karawang dan Wakilnya Tak Lagi Kompak?". liputan6.com (in Indonesian). 13 February 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Bupati Cellica Sudah Selesaikan Urusan dengan FPI". Gatra (in Indonesian). 18 April 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Masih Dikarantina di RS, Bupati Cellica Ungkap Rindu kepada Anak, Termasuk Anak Adopsinya Sejak Bayi". Warta Kota (in Indonesian). 5 April 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2020.