Prisia Nasution

Prisia Nasution (born Jakarta, Indonesia; 1 June 1984) is an Indonesian martial artist, model, and actress.

Prisia Wulansari Nasution
Born (1984-06-01) 1 June 1984 (age 36)
Jakarta, Indonesia
OccupationMartial artist, model, actress
Notable work
Sang Penari
Spouse(s)Iedil Putra m 2016
Awards1 Citra Award


Early lifeEdit

Nasution was born in Jakarta, Indonesia on 1 June 1984.[1]

Beginning in junior high school, Nasution joined the national training camp for the Indonesian martial art pencak silat.[1] She later attended Swiss German University, majoring in information technology.[1]

In 2003, during her university studies, Nasution was offered a chance to become a runway model.[1] She accepted as she thought it would be an easy way to earn money, but soon discovered that she lacked the confidence to do it professionally; in a 2011 interview with The Jakarta Post she said her thighs were too big, making her body "defective" for modelling.[1]

Acting careerEdit

After retiring from modelling, Nasution was cast in several TV movies.[1] She was later cast in Ifa Isfansyah's 2011 movie Sang Penari (The Dancer) as the lead female character, Srintil,[1] after two casting sessions; when her first audition failed, she read the original novel by Ahmad Tohari and decided that she could not take no for an answer.[2] To prepare for the role, she spent time as a ronggeng in Banyumas, Central Java, practising dancing and learning the language spoken there; she also spent a period eating less to better portray a malnourished rural girl.[1]

As of January 2012, Nasution is playing in the TV series Laskar Pelangi – The Series (Rainbow Warriors – The Series), based on the novel by Andrea Hirata.[1] She is also writing an original screenplay about parallel lives in the 1940s and 2010s.[3]


For her role in Sang Penari, Nasution received the Citra Award for Best Leading Actress at the 2011 Indonesian Film Festival.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Nasution was married to Ananda Siregar.[4] The couple divorced on 4 January 2012 after going to court 11 times for discussions.[4]


  • Kurniasari, Triwik (8 January 2012). "Prisia Nasution: Enchanting Prisia". The Jakarta Post. Jakarta. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  • Maullana, Irfan; Soebijoto, Hertanto (4 January 2012). "Prisia "Sang Penari" Nasution Resmi Menjanda" [Prisia "The Dancer" Nasution Officially Divorced]. Kompas (in Indonesian). Jakarta. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  • "Mimpi, Phia Nasution Rambah Belakang Layar" [Dreaming, Phia Nasution Working Behind the ScenesZ]. (in Indonesian). Jakarta. 24 December 2011. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.

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