Cinta Laura

Birth name  :  Cinta Laura Kiehl
Born            :  August 17, 1993 Quakenbrück, Germany
Origin          :  Jakarta, Indonesia
Genres         :  Pop, electropop, R&B
Occupations :  Actress, singer
Instruments  :  Vocal

Personal Life

Cinta Laura Kiehl better known as Cinta Laura  born August 17, 1993 is a German-Indonesian actress, electropop singer and model in Indonesia. Beginning her career in 2007, she has starred in several TV series, movies and endorsed several local and international brands. Since the start of her career, she has won several awards for acting and singing, two of which are from the "Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Indonesia" and "SCTV Awards". Her debut single, Oh Baby was from the soundtrack of her film, "Oh Baby". Cinta Laura Kiehl, proudly states that she's the citizen of the world. Born to a German father and Indonesian mother, Michael and Herdina Kiehl, a successful German hotelier and Indonesian lawyer, Cinta Laura spent most of her childhood moving around the world, and therefore affects her accent too America for local hearing and taste. In May 2006, Cinta won an acting and modeling and boldstar competition by MD Entertainment, who offered her a main role in a new TV series called Cinderella in 2007. Because of her father's job, Laura traveled around the world, moving from country to country every two years, english being her first language. Before her debut on Indonesia's television screens, she was taught bahasa Indonesia sufficiently. She also starred in the film, “Oh Baby” by MD Entertainment in 2008. Her debut single, Oh Baby was from the soundtrack of the film. Since the start of her career, she has won several awards for acting and singing, two of which are from the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Indonesia. She was also awarded in "Aktris Ngetop" (Best Actress) at the SCTV Awards in 2007. Her first wide screen Oh Baby which shows an average dance skill is not critically acclaimed, however the OST has been haunting particularly those of teenyboppers, not only in Indonesia but also neighboring countries such as Malaysia and Brunei. And to the surprise of many, Cinta Laura is selected by AXN channel to be the regional icon for their new program "Dance Off".  Aside from her professional and academic life, Laura also holds a charity foundation called the “Soekarseno Peduli”, aimed at rebuilding dilapidated schools in Bogor, Indonesia. The foundation has cooperated with several multinational companies and NGO's, aiding more than 4000 children since 2003. After the success of her debut single, Oh Baby, Laura had collaborated with Duo Maia in the song Penghianat Cinta, and Afgansyah Reza in the song Let’s Get the Beat. In January 2010, she released her first studio album, Cinta Laura. The album has sold a million copies and received a record breaking 13 times platinum from sales in Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam.  In early 2011, Laura collaborated with the winner of Australian Idol 2003, Guy Sebastian in a version of his song, Who's That Girl. She also graduated from the Jakarta International School with honors and is attending Columbia University, New York for her undergraduate studies in psychology and political science. Recently, she has been cast in a Hollywood movie called “The Philosophers”, making her debut appearance in an international movie.

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