Titi Kamal

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Titi Kamal
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Born
Kurniati Kamalia

(1981-12-07) 7 December 1981 (age 42)
Other namesTiti Kamal
Occupation(s) Actress
Model
Singer
Years active1994–present
Spouse
(m. 2009)
Children
    • Arjuna Zayan Sugiono
    • Kai Attar Sugiono
Parent
    • Kamal Badri (father)
    • Elly Rosniati (mother)

Kurniati Kamalia or better known as Titi Kamal (born in Jakarta, Indonesia on 7 December 1981) is an Indonesian actress and model of Palembang descent.

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Biography

Kurniati Kamalia was born in Jakarta on 7 December 1981 to Kamal Badri from Palembang and Elly Rosniati of Bengkulu, both of Palembang descent; she is the youngest of the couple's five children. She started modelling in the 1990s. [1] In 1997, she was Aneka magazine's cover girl of the year. [2]

In 2002, Kamal played a high school student alongside Dian Sastrowardoyo in Ada Apa dengan Cinta? (What's Up with Love?). This led to her becoming "one of the most sought-after young actresses" in the country. [3] The following year she had minor role in Eiffel I'm in Love / Eiffer Aku Sedang Jatuh Cinta as the girlfriend of the male lead, played by Samuel Rizal; Kamal's character ultimately plays second fiddle to the female lead, played by Shandy Aulia. In the scene in which Kamal's character Intan arrives in Paris, slow motion reminiscent of Halle Berry's introduction in Die Another Day is used; [4] Kamal was introduced in a similar manner in several subsequent films. [5]

In 2005, Kamal played in several television serials, including Hantu Jatuh Cinta (Ghosts Falling in Love) and Pura-pura Buta (Pretending to be Blind). [3] That same year, she opened the first in a chain of restaurants. [6] In 2006, Kamal starred as a pop rocker turned dangdut singer in Mendadak Dangdut (Suddenly Dangdut). [2]

In 2008, Kamal performed in D.O. (Drop Out) as a sexually deprived, socially awkward teacher. She modeled her character on women in similarly themed comedies such as The Art of Seduction and Good Luck Chuck . [5] That same year she performed in Hanung Bramantyo's Doa yang Mengancam (The Threatening Prayer) as a poor prostitute; while preparing for the role, she paid a poor woman for the right to follow the woman and see how she dealt with life. [7]

On 20 February 2009 Kamal released her debut music album. [8] Titled Lebih Baik Sendiri, the album featured a duet with Anji, the lead vocalist of Drive. [9] In 2010 she released a single entitled "Happy". [10] She is the "current" face / brand ambassador for Ultima II cosmetics. [11]

Style

Kamal kept her hair long and straight for ten years, due to contractual obligations with hair product companies. [5] [10] In 2010, coinciding with the launch of a new single, she changed her style to a ponytail. [10] She prefers not to act in horror movies, considering them low brow. Instead, she chooses movies that she is likely to watch herself. [5]

Personal life

Kamal married actor Christian Sugiono in Perth, Australia, on 6 February 2009. The couple had two wedding receptions, one in Australia and the other in Jakarta. [12]

Filmography

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
2004 MTV Indonesia Movie Awards Most Favorite Supporting ActressEiffel I'm in LoveWon
2006 MTV Indonesia Movie Awards Most Favorite Actress Mendadak Dangdut Won
2006 Indonesian Film Festival Citra Award for Best Leading Actress Mendadak Dangdut Nominated

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References

Footnotes
  1. Official website, About me.
  2. 1 2 Tempo 2006, Titi Kamal: Mendadak.
  3. 1 2 The Jakarta Post 2005, Titi Kamal misses.
  4. Ryanto 2003, What's up with.
  5. 1 2 3 4 Yazid 2008, Titi Kamal: Looking.
  6. Mustholih 2009, Titi Kamal Bertahan.
  7. The Jakarta Post 2008, Titi Kamal to take.
  8. The Jakarta Post 2009, Titi Kamal to take.
  9. The Jakarta Post 2009, Titi, a wedding singer.
  10. 1 2 3 Febriani 2010, Lagu Baru, Titi.
  11. http://ultimaii-indonesia.com/category/ultima-ii-brand-ambassador/
  12. Tempo 2009, Titi Kamal-Cristian Sugiono.
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