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Iko Uwais

pramesh Published On Fri Dec 06 2019   Modified On Fri Dec 27 2019
Iko Uwais

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Full Name
Birth NameUwais Qorny
ProfessionActor, stuntman, fight choreographer, martial artist
NationalityIndonesian
EthnicityAsian
Birth CityJakarta
Birth CountryIndonesia
Father NameMustapha Kamaluddin
Mother NameMaisyaroh Kamaluddin
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
HoroscopeAquarius
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseAudy Item
No Of Children2 Daughters (Atreya Syahla Putri Uwais and Aneska Layla Putri Uwais)
AwardsInfotainment Awards
FilmographyThe Raid,Man of Tai Chi,The Raid 2,Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Headshot,The Night Comes for Us,Triple Threat,Snake Eyes,Chinatown Express,Wu Assassins
ReligionIslam
Height165.1 cm
Weight145 kg
Networth$4 M
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Twitter Profile
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Date of BirthFebruary 12,1983
Age37 years
Married DateJune 25,2012

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    of Iko Uwais

    What is Iko Uwais marital status ?Married
    How many children does Iko Uwais have ?2 Daughters (Atreya Syahla Putri Uwais and Aneska Layla Putri Uwais)
    Who is Iko Uwais married with?Audy Item
    When was Iko Uwais married?2012
    What is the height of Iko Uwais?165.1 cm
    What is the weight of Iko Uwais?145 kg

    Who Is Iko Uwais?

    If you are wondering why Netflix series Wu Assassins is filled with action, then it's all because of Iko Uwais who is an action coordinator and the lead actor for the action-packed series Wu Assassins.

    Born as Uwais Qorny, the actor who appears in the lead role of Wu Assassins is an Indonesian actor, stuntman, fight choreographer, and martial artist.

    Uwais can be a new face in the Hollywood world but to an Asian audience, he isn't any lesser than a superhero. 

    Iko is best known for lead roles in Movies like Merantau, The Raid and its sequel, Headshot, Mile 22, Stuber, The Night Comes for Us, and his recent Netflix original series Wu Assassins alongside Katheryn Winnick, and Byron Mann.

    Why Is Iko Uwais Famous?

    Iko Uwais is recently playing the lead role in Netflix series Wu Assassins which has created a huge buzz in the media and so far the series looks like a promising investment.

    Silat style fighter Iko Uwais is famous as an Indonesian action star who is equally famous in the western world. Iko is so famous that he briefly appeared in The Star Wars Awakens as well.

    The silat style fighter is pretty much known for his movie The Raid where he is seen clearing a building full of mobs.

    Iko Uwais Bio, Early Life, & Discovery

    Indonesian actor Iko Uwais was born on February 12, 1983, in Jakarta, Indonesia and is currently 36 years old.

    His parents are Mustapha Kamaluddin (father) and Maisyaroh Kamaluddin (mother). Growing up, Iko was hugely inspired by his grandfather, H. Achmad Bunawar, a silat master and founder of a silat style school.

    At the age of 24, Iko Uwais was discovered by director Gareth Evans, while he was filming a documentary on silat fighting style in H. Achmad's dojo.

    Director Gareth Evans was greatly moved by Uwais' fighting abilities, his camera presence, and personality so Evans gave him his very first movie break in a martial art movie, Merantau, released  Indonesia on 6 August 2009.

    Even after signing Merantau and penning a five-year contract with Gareth Evans' production company, Uwais worked as an operational driver at Asia, an Indonesian telecom company.

    Iko Uwais Career & International Success With The Raid

    Uwais and Gareth was the gave one the best performances in his second action movie The Raid/The Raid: Redemption), released in mid-2012. 

    The Raid, as per fans and critics is an insanely good martial arts movie released in international marker in a very long time. The Raid was so successful that Iko and Gareth later made its sequel The Raid 2 in 2014.

    Uwais also had a short role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.

    Then Uwais did three commercially successful movies Headshot, Mile 22, and The Night Comes for Us.

    Later in 2018, Iko started filming another action movie Triple Threat which featured another Asian superstar Tony Jaa, Never Back Down-No surrender actor Michael Jai White; Triple Threat was released in 2019.

    Triple Threat: Starring Tony Jaa, Michael Jai White, Iko Uwais, And UFC Hall Of Famer Michael Bisping

    Iko Uwais in 2018 also signed the streaming service Netflix cast of  Wu Assassins as its lead Kai Jin. The series is already making a buzz on the internet as he was seen bending the elements as a chef in the Chinatown.

    Likewise, in 2019, Uwais starred alongside Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista in a comedy movie Stuber.

    Uwais will also be seen in a Hollywood movie China Town Express who will be killing all short of bad guys in the streets of New York's Chinatown.

    Iko Uwais Married Audy Item

    Iko is married to the famous Indonesian singer Paula Allodya Item, famously known as Audy Item. The duo tied the knots on June 25, 2012. 

    Uwais and Audy Item got married in Hotel Gran Mahakam in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

    The actor-singer couple has two beautiful daughters, Atreya Syahla Putri Uwais and Aneska Layla Putri Uwais.

    Reportedly, even when Iko was away for shooting Iko often called his daughters on Skype.

    Iko Uwais Is Worth $4 million

    Iko is debuting as a lead in a Hollywood movie China Town Express which will surely increase his fan base and net worth. For now, the Indonesian-Actor Iko Uwais is worth $4 million.

    He reportedly received $700 thousand as a lead in The Raid. Further, Iko received $60 thousand as a lead in The Wu Assassins, a Netflix series.

    Additionally, Iko also is an action co-coordinator and earns over $50 thousand per movie as an action director.

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