Laura Basuki is an Indonesian model and actress. She won a Citra Award for Best Leading Actress for her role in the 2010 film Tiga Hati, Dua Dunia, Satu Cinta (Three Hearts, Two Worlds, One Love).
Her first modelling job was at a bridal pageant showing the works of Bijan Wanaatmadja. This was followed by spots marketing products including Coca-Cola and Vaseline. The weekly entertainment magazine Tabloid Nova, Basuki’s compared her look to that of Japanese porn star Maria Ozawa. As the modelling work kept her too busy to study medicine, Basuki began studying economics.
In 2008, Basuki was cast in her first role, Gara-Gara Bola (Because of Football), after the producer Nia Dinata saw Basuki’s face in a magazine. She played the role of a bookie’s wife after a month of coaching. Gara-Gara Bola garnered her two awards at the 2009 Indonesian Movie Awards.
Two years later, Basuki played a Catholic woman in love with a Muslim man in Tiga Hati, Dua Dunia, Satu Cinta (Three Hearts, Two Worlds, One Love), which was a critical success. For her work, Basuki received a Citra Award for Best Actress at the 2010 Indonesian Film Festival. Also in 2010, Basuki served as an emcee hosting a quiz show for the MNC Group; the programme, broadcast during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, was about football.
Basuki married businessman Leo Sanjaya in 2011. In early 2012, she played a journalist in Agus Kuntz’ film Republik Twitter (The Twitter Republic). Basuki’s fourth film, Di Timur Matahari (East of the Sun), debuted on 12 June 2012. A children’s movie directed by Ari Sihasale, it followed Basuki’s character Vina as she moved to Papua with her Papuan husband. For the shooting, she spent over a month in the mountainous inner regions of the island, bathing only weekly.
In 2013 she was in a film entitled Madre. In 2015 she was in the film Love and Faith.
Height: 5’9″; 175 cm
Weight: 108 lbs; 49 kg
Date of Birth: 9 January 1988