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Iko Uwais

Iko Uwais

12 Feb 1983


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Iko Uwais Biography

Iko Uwais (born Qorny Uwais; February 12, 1983) is an Indonesian actor, stuntman, fight choreographer, and martial artist.[1][2] He is best known for starring in the action films Merantau (2009), The Raid (2011), The Raid 2 (2014) and Headshot (2016).
In 2007, Iko was discovered by director Gareth Evans, who was filming a documentary about silat in Iko's training hall. Iko's natural charisma and great camera presence encouraged Evans to cast him as the leading role for his first martial art movie, Merantau.[5][6][7] After signing a five-year contract with Gareth Evans and his production company, Iko resigned from his daytime job as an operational driver at Esia, an Indonesian telecom company
Uwais was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, the son of Maisyaroh and Mustapha Kamaluddin. His grandfather, H. Achmad Bunawar, was a silat master and founded a silat school.[22] On June 25, 2012, Uwais married singer Audy Item at the Hotel Gran Mahakam in Jakarta.[23] The couple has one daughter, Atreya Syahla Putri Uwais.

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