Olga Syahputra

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Olga Syahputra

Olga Syahputra
BornYoga Syahputra
8 February 1983
Jakarta, Indonesia
Died27 March 2015 (aged 32)
Singapore
Cause of deathMeningitis
NationalityIndonesian
OccupationActorcomediansingertelevision presenter
Years active2003–2015
ReligionIslam
Parent(s)Nur Rahman
Nurshida
RelativesBilly Syahputra (brother)Reny Nurman (sister)
WebsiteWebsite

Olga Syahputra (born Yoga Syahputra; 8 February 1983 – 27 March 2015) was an Indonesian actor, comedian, singer, and television presenter.

Early life

Olga Syahputra was born on 8 February 1983 in Jakarta. He is the eldest of seven brothers of Nur Rachman and Nurshida. Olga’s youngest brother, Billy Syahputra, is also a comedian and actor.[1]

Career

Syahputra was seen in numerous Indonesian TV programs, especially during the annual Ramadhan festival. He was offered a role in the movie Lenong Bocah. The role required him to take advanced training in Padang-Java at the Sanggar Ananda owned by Aditya Gumay. Without money, Olga sold a refrigerator to pay for classes. A friend, Bertrand Antolin, later purchased a new refrigerator for him.[2]

He began to get roles in soap operas, including Kawin Gantung and Si Yoyo. He then became a presenter for Ngidam on SCTV paired with Jeremy Thomas. Olga appeared in Jangan Cium Gue, followed by Extravaganza ABG in 2005. By this time, Olga was becoming well known in Indonesia. His breakout year was 2007 when he appeared with Indra Bekti and Indy Barends at the Ceriwis on Trans TV.[3]

In 2008, Olga became a TV presenter of music events on Dahsyat, a morning show on RCTI. His co-presenter since March 2011 was Jessica Iskandar.[4] Olga won the award for Favorite Music/Variety Show Presenter and Favorite Comedian in 2009 Panasonic Awards and 2010 Panasonic Awards. He also starred in such movies as Skandal Cinta Babi Ngepet and Mau Lagi (released as Cintaku Selamanya).

Olga was reprimanded by the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) for off-color remarks he made while hosting the music show Dahsyat on RCTI on May 1, 2009.[5][6]

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