Alya Rohali is an Indonesian beauty pageant winner, show host, film and television actress.
Early life and career
Alya Rohali was born in Jakarta on 1 December 1976, the fourth child to Rohali Sani and his wife Atit Tresnawati. She received her Bachelor of Law degree from Trisakti University. She was one of the witness to the riots engendered by the 12 May 1998 shooting of 4 university students. Despite being within the campus, she became a victim of tear gas used by the security forces to control the rioters at the university gates.
Fellow model Okky Asokawati guided Rohali during the initial period of her modelling career. She was crowned Puteri Indonesia 1996 and represented her country at Miss Universe 1996 beauty pageant but could not make it to the Final 10.
Previous Indonesian representatives were sent as Observers. However, Rohali was made a participant and her wearing a swimsuit at the event was received negatively by Indonesian media. She received threats and was eventually attacked by people for whom her participation in the event was an "immoral [activity]". Mien Sugandhi, then state minister of Women Affairs, criticised the event and called her participation in it an "insult to the government". It was not until 2005, that Indonesia was represented at Miss Universe pageant.
Helmy Yahyaand Rohali hosted the popular TV quiz show Siapa Berani? .Together they won the Panasonic Awards 2002 in the Best Male and Female Quiz Show Host category. Rohali, following her transition to television roles, has been cited as the "most successful" Indonesian beauty pageant winner who entered the entertainment industry. After she reduced her weight by 10 kg in 2 months, a slimming center appointed her its celebrity spokesperson. Rohali holds a Master's degree in Law from University of Indonesia. She's also a notary.
Rohali made her film debut with Jose Poernomo-directed drama Moga Bunda Disayang Allah (2013). Her second film role in Di Balik 98 earned her a nomination in Best Supporting Actress category at the Indonesian Box Office Movie Awards 2016 .
Rohali married Eri Surya Kelana in 1999 and has a daughter from him. However their marriage did not last long and the couple separated in 2003. Three years after the divorce, she married a Madurese businessman Faiz Ramzy Rachbini. Their second child was born on 10 October 2010.