Yuni Shara

Yuni Shara is an Indonesian singer, she is the elder sister of singer Krisdayanti.[1] She was born as Wahyu Setyaning Budi in Batu, East Java on 3 June 1972. Her debut was in a music festival called Festival Bintang Radio & Televisi in 1987 when she was 15 years old, she won 2nd place. In 1989, she participated in the same festival and she won first place. This is where she was offered a record deal by Billboard. She released her first record in 1990 titled Jatuh Cinta Lagi. In 1991 she released another record titled Hilang Permataku, in 1992 she released Salah Tingkah. Her career peaked with the release of the record Mengapa Tiada Maaf in 1995. The record sold 1.5 million copies and BASF awarded her with 4 Platinum Records. She also received 3 more Platinum Record for the Indonesian version of the soundtrack to the martial arts TV series Return of the Condor Heroes.

Yuni Shara
Wahyu Setyaning Budi

(1972-06-03) 3 June 1972 (age 49)
Other namesYuni Shara
Years active1990 — present
Spouse(s)Raymond Manthey (divorced)
Henry Siahaan (divorced)
ChildrenCavin Obient S. Siahaan
Cello Obient Siahaan
Rachma Widianingsih

Her choice of songs are mainly popular old melancholic songs, an example is the Keroncong style. However, her career stopped to a halt due to a surge in new pop groups that appealed more to young audience.[2]

Her ex partner is the actor, Raffi Ahmad, with whom she released a duet Cinta Ini in 2011.[3]


  1. ^ Kurniasari, Triwik (26 July 2009). "Krisdayanti (finally) reveals the unrevealed". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
  2. ^ Yuni Shara profile Archived October 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Raffi and Yuni release another love duet". The Jakarta Post. Jakarta. 21 January 2011.