The Jakarta Post
Opting to retire from sport to work in showbiz was a life-changing decision for Prisia Nasution.
Kapanlagi.comPrisia was beaming with joy when she was named Best Actress at the 2011 Indonesian Film Festival (FFI), earning her a Piala Citra (Citra Award) for her role as traditional dancer in Sang Penari (The Dancer), ahead of other nominees such as Fanny Fabriana, Gita Novalisa, Salma Paramitha and Dinda Hauw.
It was a pleasant surprise for the 27-year-old, receiving this award for her silver screen debut.
Before starring in Sang Penari, which was also awarded best movie at the festival, she had been known as an actress in television movies.
Acting was not a conscious career choice for Prisia, born in Jakarta on June 1, 1984. She first made a name for herself as an athlete of pencak silat martial art, her childhood dream, and had been a part of the national trai...