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Jakarta Post

Atiqah Hasiholan: Finding her true passion

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, May 1 2011   /  08:00 am

JP/Triwik KurniasariLaunching a career in the theater, the 29-year-old has transformed herself into one of the country’s promising actresses.

Atiqah Hasiholan looked casual in a black-and-white striped sleeveless top and black pants for the interview at a beauty salon in Kemang, South Jakarta.

Assisted by a makeup artist, she was getting ready for an off-air show held by a soap producer in which she is its latest icon.

In between eyeliner, mascara and lipstick, Atiqah shared stories about her acting career, her latest projects and the role of her mother, senior actress-activist-politician Ratna Sarumpaet.

With her height, slender figure and high cheekbones, Atiqah is often mistaken for a model.

“I cannot even pose in front of the camera,” Atiqah says, giggling.

“When I did a photo session for [local fashion designer] Andreas Odang an...