Abimana Aryasatya


Abimana Aryasatya (born Robertino, October 24, 1982) is an Indonesian actor and film producer.[2] He is best known for starring in the films Shackled (2012), 99 Cahaya di Langit Eropa [id] (2013), Haji Backpacker (2014), and in the highest-grossing Indonesian film of all time, Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss! Part 1 [id] (2016). He has received multiple awards and nominations such as Indonesian Movie Awards, Indonesian Film Festival, and Indonesian Box Office Movie Awards [id].

Abimana Aryasatya
Abimana Aryasatya on Interview with Media Indonesia.jpg
Abimana on interview with Media Indonesia, 2019

(1982-10-24) October 24, 1982 (age 39)
Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Actor
  • film producer
Years active1995–presents
Inong Nindya Ayu
(m. 2001)
ChildrenBelva Ugraha
Satine Zaneta Putri Hujan
Bima Bijak
Arsanadi Sarka
Parent(s)Roberto Candelas Aguinaga[1]
Siti Emi


1995–2010: early careerEdit

Abimana began his entertainment career in 1997 as stand-in and film crew in television series or movies.[3] in 1999 he started his first role debut as supporting actor in Indonesian popular TV series Lupus Millenia under the name Robertino.[4]

He made his big screen debut in 2005 with Missing and 12.00 AM. Just as his acting career was starting to kick off, Abimana vanished from the industry in 2006. In an interview with The Jakarta Post in October 2014 Abimana stated that at the time, he felt he had had enough of acting and just wanted to get away from the entertainment world, saying, "Acting has never been the only choice for me. At that time, I felt that there was too much drama and backstage politicking in the entertainment world". During the hiatus, he took his wife, Inong Ayu, to Semarang in Central Java, where he started a culinary business.[5]

However, he still appear in low budget movies such as Miracle: Menantang Maut (2007), Malam Jumat Kliwon (2007) and Rudi Soedjarwo 2008 Film, Sebelah mata.

2010–2013: career comeback and breakthroughEdit

After a hiatus of five years, In 2010, he made comeback to small screen with soap opera Sinar. In 2011 he decided to change his name to Abimana Aryasatya,[6] also in the same year his breakthrough role arrived when he starred opposite actor Ario Bayu, Carissa Putri, and Didi Petet in the film Catatan (Harian) Si Boy a reboot of the 1987 film Catatan Si Boy. He received his first Indonesian Movie award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor and Favorite Supporting Actor at the 6th Annual Indonesian Movie Awards.[7] The film established him as a promising film star and leading man and led him continued his career with leading roles in films such as Dilema (2012), Keumala (2012), Sang Pialang (2013), Coboy Junior: The Movie (2013) and isyarat (2013)

In 2012, Abimana starred in the horror-thriller movie Shackled with Imelda Therinne and Laudya Cynthia Bella. In the movie, he plays Elang, a youth who experiences mental illness. He was nominated in numerous awards for his performance, such as, Best Male Leading Actor at the 2013 Indonesian Film Festival, Favorite Actor and Best Actor at the 2013 Indonesian Movie Awards, and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 2013 Maya Awards. The same year, he also starred in the film Republik Twitter as Lead actor with Laura Basuki and Tio Pakusadewo. He formed the band Drona with Ario Bayu and one of their singles, "Gadis Dalam Mimpi", was used in the soundtrack of the movie Republik Twitter.

In 2013, he was cast to replacing Noah's vocalist, Nazril Irham, as Arai in the third Installment of Laskar Pelangi franchises Edensor.[8]

2013–present: rising popularity and widespread recognitionEdit

His popularity skyrocketed and gain widespread recognition when he starred alongside Acha Septriasa in the 2013 Indonesia blockbuster film 99 Cahaya di Langit Eropa [id] adaptation from novel with the same name.[9][10] This movie, a Maxima Pictures film, was the studio's most expensive movie when released, with a budget exceeding 15 billion rupiah. It received praise from the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, during its premiere at Djakarta Theater on November 29, 2013.[11]

In 2014, Abimana starred as Mada in Haji Backpacker. His character travels overland to Mecca through Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, India, Tibet, Nepal, Iran, and Saudi Arabia.[12] His performance received praise both from critics and public and he was nominated for Best Male Leading Actor at the Indonesian Film Festival for the second time, and also for Favorite Actor and Best Actor at the 2013 Indonesian Movie Awards.[13][14][15]

In 2016, he portrayed indonesian famous comedian Dono [id] in remake comedy film, Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss! Part 1 [id].[16] The film went on to become the highest-grossing Indonesian film of all time, grossing more than 6.8 Billion in admission.[17] Abimana performance was praised and the following year he won Indonesian Box Office Movie Awards [id] for Best Actor in Leading role [id] and nominated for numerous awards such as Indonesian Film Festival for Best Leading Actor, Maya Awards for Best Actor in Leading Role and Indonesian Choice Awards for Actor of the Year.[18][19]

2018 become his debut year as a producer, he collaborated with Fourcolour Films to produced family films The Adventure of a Thunder Catcher and also co-produce Timo Tjahjanto horror movies May the Devil Take You.[20][21] at the same year he also played alongside Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim and Julie Estelle in Netflix original films The Night Comes for Us.[22][23] In October 2018 at Indonesia Comic-Con, it was announced that Abimana will star in Joko Anwar's Highly anticipated upcoming superhero film Gundala.[24][25]

Personal lifeEdit

Abimana was born on October 24, 1982, in Jakarta. He is the only child of Spanish father, Roberto Candelas Aguinaga, and Indonesian mother, Siti Emi.[26] Previously known as Robertino, In 2011 he changed his name to Abimana Aryasatya because Robertino is his father's name. "I never see my father, and I am uncomfortable using that name," he explains. "By changing my name, I want to become a new person and apart from the shadow of my father and my past".[27] He has been practicing Islam since he was around the age of 13.[28]

In 2001, he married Indonesian Actress and Model Inong Nindya Ayu. Together, they have four children.[29] After years of searching his biological father, he eventually met him for the first time after 33 years, where his father currently reside in Durango.[30][31]



Year Title Credited as Role Notes Ref.
Actor Producer
2005 Missing Yes No [32]
12.00 AM Yes No Alvin [32]
2007 Miracle "Menantang Maut" Yes No Mr. Irawan [32]
Malam Jumat Kliwon Yes No Ramon [32]
2008 Sebelah Mata Yes No Anton Gabrielle [33]
2009 Serigala Terakhir
Yes No Uncredited [34]
2010 Demi Dewi Yes No [35]
2011 Catatan (Harian) Si Boy
Yes No Andi [36]
2012 Republik Twitter Yes No Sukmo Wiyogo [37]
Dilema Yes No Barry Segment: "Big Boss" [38]
Keumala Yes No Langit [39]
Belenggu Yes No Elang [40]
2013 Sang Pialang
Yes No Mahesa [41]
Coboy Junior: The Movie Yes No Patrick [42]
Edensor Yes No Arai [43]
99 Cahaya di Langit Eropa
Yes No Rangga Almahendra [10]
Yes No Danel [44]
2014 Haji Backpacker Yes No Mada [45]
99 Cahaya di Langit Eropa Part 2
Yes No Rangga Almahendra [46]
2015 CJR: The Movie Yes No Patrick [47]
3 (Alif Lam Mim) Yes No Herlam [48]
Negeri Van Oranje
(Van Oranje Country)
Yes No Wicak [49]
Bulan Terbelah di Langit Amerika Yes No Rangga Almahendra [50]
2016 Sabtu Bersama Bapak
Yes No Gunawan Garnida [51]
Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss! Part 1 [id] Yes No Dono [id] [16]
Bulan Terbelah di Langit Amerika 2 Yes No Rangga Almahendra [52]
2017 Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss Part 2 Yes No Dono [id] [53]
2018 The Night Comes for Us Yes No Fatih [23]
Petualangan Menangkap petir Yes Yes Arifin [20]
212 Warrior Yes No Pangeran Matahari Uncredited Cameo [54]
May the Devil Take You No Yes [21]
2019 Gundala Yes No Sancaka / Gundala [id] [24]


Year Title Role Network
1999 Lupus Millenia Nuno Indosiar
2010 Sinar Ferry SCTV

Music video appearancesEdit

Year Song Title Artist Ref
2014 LDR Raisa [55]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2012 Indonesian Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor Catatan (Harian) Si Boy Nominated
Favorite Supporting Actor Nominated
2013 Best Actor Belenggu Nominated
Favorite Actor Nominated
Maya Awards Best Actor in Leading Role Nominated
Indonesian Film Festival Citra Award for Best Leading Actor Nominated
2014 Haji Backpacker Nominated
2015 Indonesian Movie Awards Best Actor Nominated
Favorite Actor Nominated
2016 Indonesian Film Festival Citra Award for Best Leading Actor Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss! Part 1 Nominated
Maya Awards Best Actor in Leading Role Nominated
2017 Indonesian Movie Actor Awards Best Actor Nominated
Favorite Actor Nominated
Indonesian Choice Awards Actor of the Year N/A Nominated
2019 Indonesian Film Festival Citra Award for Best Leading Actor Gundala Nominated


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