Iko Uwais

Iko Uwais is an Indonesian martial art actor. Born in Jakarta, on February 12, 1983, Uwais Qorny (nickname: Iko) is of the Betawi (native Jakartan) descent. He has been learning Indonesian traditional martial art, Silat, since he was 10 years old at his uncle's Silat school, Tiga Berantai, which uses the distinctive Betawi style of Silat. In 2003, Iko won third place at the Jakarta Provincial Tournament. In 2005, he won first place at the Silat National Championship as the best performer in the demonstration category.

Apart from Silat, his main interest was soccer. Once a midfielder in an Indonesian B-League soccer club, Iko has stopped his dream of becoming a soccer star after his club went bankrupt. Meanwhile his Silat skill has given him chances to travel abroad in several Silat exhibitions in UK, Russia, Laos, Cambodia and France.

In 2007, Iko's talent was discovered by Welsh movie director, Gareth Evans who was filming a documentary about Silat in Iko's Silat school. Iko's natural charisma and great camera presence encouraged Evans to cast him as the leading role for his first martial art movie, "Merantau". After signing 5 years contract with Evans and his production company, Iko resigned from his daytime job as truck driver of a telcom company.

In his first acting experience in "Merantau" Iko played a role of a young Minang (West-Sumateran) male, led him to learn the Minang style Silat Harimau (Sumateran-tiger style) from Silat Master, Edwel Datuk Rajo Gampo Alam. "Merantau" was released in Indonesia on August 6, 2009. The film was featured in Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea and Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas with highly positive reviews. Merantau won the Best Film award at ActionFest 2010.

Iko is expected to star in the next Gareth Evans movie, "Berandal", set to be released in 2010.

(From Wikipedia.)

Actor:

  • The Raid 2 (The Raid 2: Berandal)
    2014, Indonesia, UK release: 11 April 2014
  • The Raid (Serbuan maut)
    2011, Indonesia, United States, UK release: 18 May 2012
  • Merantau Warrior (Merantau)
    2009, Indonesia, UK release: 7 June 2010

Colleagues of shooting:

Sisca Jessica Christine Hakim Mads Koudal Gareth Evans Gareth Evans Gareth Evans Gareth Evans Doni Alamsyah Ananda George Ray Sahetapy Nathaniel Bolotin Gareth Evans Gareth Evans Joe Taslim Donny Alamsyah Pt. Merantau Films XYZ Films Gareth Evans Gareth Evans Donny Alamsyah Pt. Merantau Films XYZ Films Yayan Ruhian Julie Estelle

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