Iko Uwais

Iko Uwais

Actor
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Life Story

Iko Uwais was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Maisyaroh and Mustapha Kamaluddin. His grandfather, H. Achmad Bunawar, was a master of silat, an Indonesian traditional martial art, and founded a silat school. Iko himself has been learning silat since he was 10 years old. He became National Champion in 2005 in Silat Demonstration category. Iko's talent as a martial arts actor was discovered by Welsh film Director, Gareth Evans, who visited Iko's Silat school for a documentary in 2007. Evans then asked Iko to quit his daytime job as a driver in a telecommunications company and join Evans' movie production company as the leading actor in his movies.

Family

Audy Item (25 June 2012 - present)

Trivia

Many Indonesians still mistakenly assume that Iko is a Minang (native West Sumateran) because of his role in Merantau. In real life, Iko is native Jakartan.
Iko Uwais was once a soccer player in a local Jakarta club.
He has phobia to a popular Indonesian food snack named Kerupuk Putih.
Before becoming an actor, he worked as an operational driver in a telecommunication company.

Personal Quotes 

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Filmography

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