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Atiqah Hasiholan

Atiqah Hasiholan is an Indonesian actress who is best known for her role in the Academy Award submitted film "Jamila dan Sang Presiden" (Jamila and the President) in 2009.

Ms. Hasiholan attended Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, where she studied media and psychology. On one of her many summer holidays, she acted in her mother's theater troupe "Satu Merah Putih Panggung." She enjoyed her stint at the theater that she decided to become an actress.

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She made her feature film debut in Nia Dinata's 2006 film "Berbagi Suami" (Love for Share). She then played in several further films, including "Suster N" (Nurse N) in 2007, "Cinta Setaman" (Love Potpurri) in 2009 – in which she played a prostitute – and "Pintu Terlarang" (Forbidden Door) in 2009.

In 2009, Ms. Hasiholan starred in her mother's film "Jamila dan Sang Presiden," in which she played a prostitute named Jamila who is convicted and eventually executed for killing a government minister. The film was submitted to the 82nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but not nominated.

After Jamila, she then starred in "Ruma Maida" (Maida's House), directed by Teddy Soeriaatmadja. In the film she played a young university student who studies history through a house in Jakarta; Ms. Hasiholan said the film "boosted her sense of nationalism". She played a prostitute for the third time in 2010's "Darah Garuda" (Blood of the Garuda). That same year she played in the sex comedy "Mafia Insyaf" (Repentant Mafia).

Ms. Hasiholan appeared in 2011 as the main character's mother in "The Mirror Never Lies," directed by Kamila Andini. In June 2011, the short film "Payung Merah" ("Red Umbrella"), in which she played a woman with a red umbrella and love issues, won Best Asian Short Film at the ScreenSingapore festival. Later in 2011 she appeared in "Arisan! 2," a sequel to the 2003 film "Arisan!."

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