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Nyoman Oka Antara : Totality of an actor

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, December 11 2011   /  12:09 pm

Applauded for his excellent performance in Sang Penari (The Dancer), actor Nyoman Oka Antara finds that the film has transformed him as a person.Courtesy of Kapanlagi.comActing was not his first love. The actor of Balinese descent has been in and out of various fields – from banker, being an emcee and a rapper, before finally hitting the big screen. The 31-year-old actor made his acting debut in a drama entitled Gue Kapok Jatuh Cinta (I Don’t Want to Fall in Love Again), directed by Awi Suryadi and Thomas Nawilis, in 2005.Upon Nawilis’ request, Oka, a big fan of American hip hop groups like N.E.R.D and The Neptunes, penned songs for the movie’s original soundtrack and performed a duet with songstress Sabria Kono for the track So Special, which became a hit. Even though people knew him more as a rapper, Oka chose to pursue his career in the film industry, starring in other movies ...