Indonesian movie actors born in the year 1937

Here are 7 famous actors from Indonesia were born in 1937:

Teguh Karya

Teguh Karya (September 22, 1937 Pandeglang Regency-December 11, 2001 Jakarta) otherwise known as Steve Liem Tjoan Hok was an Indonesian film director, actor and screenwriter.

Teguh Karya began his journey in the film industry in the 1960s, starting out as a scriptwriter for Komoedie Stamboel, an old Indonesian film production company. He then went on to direct his first film titled "Tiga Dara" (Three Maidens) in 1956 which won him numerous awards in film festivals both domestically and internationally. Throughout his career, he directed a total of 16 movies and played various roles both in front of and behind the camera.

His films were celebrated for their social realism and nuanced depictions of the everyday lives of Indonesians. He was also known for his willingness to tackle topics often considered taboo in traditional Indonesian society such as extramarital affairs and political corruption. His works have influenced generations of Indonesian filmmakers and are still studied in film schools across the country.

Apart from his contributions to the film industry, Teguh Karya was also a lecturer at the Jakarta Art Institute and a member of the Indonesian Film Artists Association. He passed away due to a heart attack in 2001.

Wahab Abdi

Wahab Abdi (September 17, 1937 Jakarta-June 25, 2011) was an Indonesian actor and film director.

During his career in the film industry, Wahab Abdi appeared in more than 200 movies and directed over 50 films. He first gained popularity in the 1960s for his roles in action films, often portraying tough guys and gangsters. He later transitioned into directing and made a name for himself with his socially conscious films that tackled issues such as corruption and poverty. In addition to his work in film, Abdi was also a celebrated theater actor and director. He received numerous awards throughout his career, including the prestigious Citra Award from the Indonesian Film Festival. Abdi passed away in 2011 at the age of 73, but his legacy in the Indonesian entertainment industry lives on.

Robert Syarif

Robert Syarif (January 10, 1937 Indonesia-January 12, 2006 Bandung) a.k.a. Robert Syarief was an Indonesian actor and police officer.

Robert Syarif began his career as an actor in the 1950s and appeared in more than 70 films throughout his career. He was known for his roles in action films and was often cast as a police or military officer due to his tall frame, rugged looks, and commanding presence.

In addition to his successful acting career, Syarif was also a member of the Indonesian National Police. He joined the force in the 1960s and rose through the ranks to become a high-ranking officer. He continued to act while serving in the police force, balancing both careers until his retirement in the 1990s.

Syarif was widely respected in both the entertainment industry and the police force for his professionalism, dedication, and contributions. He passed away at the age of 69 in Bandung, Indonesia.

Henky Nero

Henky Nero (May 1, 1937 Jakarta-) a.k.a. Hengky Nero, Ang Eng Kie or Hengky Sujanto is an Indonesian actor.

He began his career in the entertainment industry in the 1950s and has since appeared in numerous films and television shows. Nero is known for his versatile acting skills and has played a variety of roles throughout his career, including comedic, dramatic, and action-oriented characters. He has won several awards for his acting, including the Citra Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1989. In addition to his work in film and television, Nero is also a talented singer and has released several albums throughout his career. He remains an important figure in Indonesian entertainment and a beloved icon of the industry.

Maruli Sitompul

Maruli Sitompul (December 21, 1937 Cilacap Regency-) is an Indonesian actor. He has three children, Poul D.H. Sitompul, Daniel B.M. Sitompul and Yusak E. Sitompul.

Maruli Sitompul is best known for his work in the Indonesian film industry. He began his acting career in the 1950s and has since appeared in numerous films and television shows. In addition to acting, he has also worked as a producer and director, and has been involved in the film industry for over five decades. He has received numerous accolades for his work, including several Citra Awards from the Indonesian Film Festival. Aside from his work in film, Maruli Sitompul is also a noted philanthropist and has been involved in various social and humanitarian causes over the years. He has been recognized for his charitable work by several organizations in Indonesia. Despite his age, he continues to be active in the film industry and remains a beloved figure in Indonesian pop culture.

Eddy Sud

Eddy Sud (August 20, 1937 Klaten Regency-) is an Indonesian comedian and actor. He has six children, Ety Suryawati, Eka Sutrisna, Irawan Achmad, Dewi Tjahyani, Subuh Priyadi and dan Indah Safariani.

Eddy Sud started his career as a comedian in the 1960s, and quickly became popular in Indonesia for his humorous acting style and ability to connect with his audience. He went on to star in numerous films, TV shows, and stage productions, earning critical acclaim for his performances. In addition to his work in entertainment, Eddy Sud was also involved in politics, serving as a member of parliament for several years. Throughout his career, he remained a beloved figure in Indonesian culture, known for his kindness, generosity, and dedication to his craft. Today, he is considered one of the greatest comedians in Indonesian history.

Matnoor Tindaon

Matnoor Tindaon (August 20, 1937 Pematangsiantar-) also known as Tindaon Matnoor is an Indonesian film director and actor.

He started his career in the film industry in the 1950s as a supporting actor and then went on to become a film director in the 1970s. Tindaon has directed several critically acclaimed films such as "Ombaknya Misteri" (1978) and "Sembilan Dewa Kugapai" (1979). He is known for his ability to portray social issues in his films and has won several awards in recognition of his work. Apart from directing films, Tindaon has also acted in several TV series and films including "Rukun Keluarga" (1983) and "Perempuan Bergairah" (1987). Tindaon's contribution to Indonesian cinema has been immense and he continues to inspire and mentor young filmmakers in the country.

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