Maudy Ayunda (born Ayunda Faza Maudya; December 19, 1994), is an Indonesian singer-songwriter, actress, and activist for education and youth-related interests.
Maudy Ayunda's first film role was in Untuk Rena (2005) alongside Surya Saputra. Her next film was Sang Pemimpi (2009), directed by Riri Riza, where she played the role of Zakiah Nurmala, the protagonist's love interest. Her song "Mengejar Mimpi" was featured on the soundtrack.
In 2011, Ayunda appeared in two musicals, Rumah Tanpa Jendela and Tendangan dari Langit. In 2012, she had a role in Malaikat Tanpa Sayap, alongside Adipati Koesmadji.
Ayunda released her debut album, Panggil Aku..., in 2011 that featured 10 songs, one of which she wrote "Tetap Bersama". In 2012, her vocal of "Perahu Kertas", written by Dewi Lestari was used for the soundtrack of Perahu Kertas.
In January 2014, she recorded a duet "By My Side" with David Choi. The song was well-received in Indonesia and released on iTunes Music Indonesia and as a YouTube video on March 19, 2014. She released her second studio album Moments on April 1, 2015. In 2015, she also released three singles: "Cinta Datang Terlambat", "Bayangkan Rasa" and "Untuk Apa" and earned a Multi-Platinum award for selling over 200.000 copies.
In 2016, Walt Disney Pictures chose Maudy to sing the soundtrack "How Far I'll Go" from the Indonesian song "Seberapa Jauh Ku Melangkah" for the film Moana.
Ayunda was a runner-up in a speech competition at her school. She speaks English, Indonesian, Mandarin, and Spanish. After graduating from the British School Jakarta, Ayunda enrolled at the University of Oxford to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) and graduated in 2016.
Ayunda is involved in Social, Political, and Economic issues in Indonesia, especially those impacting the lives of young people. In 2015, accompanied the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, during his visit to Jakarta.
Ayunda plays an ambassador's role in sharing the message to youth in the fight against modern slavery that includes forced labor, marriage and dangerous labor. In March 2017, she was appointed a spokesperson against modern slavery at the Vice Presidential Palace in Jakarta. Through her work, she shares the realities of modern slavery, to ensure the rights of women and men to live in freedom and dignity is respected and uses social media platforms to promote that message.
Ayunda speaks at local, regional, and global conferences highlighting concerns in education, media, and the creative industry. In 2017, she was awarded by BUBU Awards as "Best Digital Influencer" and by Style Awards as a "Most Influential Millennial" for her positive social media engagement and collaboration with CIMB Niaga on the "Kejar Mimpi" movement.
As of 2015, she is in a relationship with Arsyah Rasyid, an Indonesian CEO and co-founder of the multimedia company Kokatto.
|OST. Perahu Kertas
(with Various Artists)
|"Aku Atau Temanmu"||2011||Panggil Aku...|
|"Tiba-Tiba Cinta Datang"|
|"Perahu Kertas"||2012||OST. Perahu Kertas|
|"Tahu Diri"||OST. Perahu Kertas 2|
|"Cinta Datang Terlambat"||2013||OST. Refrain|
|"By My Side"
(featuring David Choi)
|"Seberapa Jauh Ku Melangkah"||OST Moana |
|"Satu Bintang di Langit Kelam"||2017||Oxygen|
|"Kejar Mimpi"||Non-album single|
|Rena||Riri Riza||Lead role|
|Zakiah Nurmala||Riri Riza||Supporting role|
|2011||Rumah Tanpa Jendela
(A House without a Window)
|Andini||Aditya Gumay||Supporting role|
|2011||Tendangan dari Langit
(Kick from the Sky)
|Indah||Hanung Bramantyo||Supporting role|
|2012||Malaikat Tanpa Sayap
(Angel without Wings)
|Mura||Rako Prijanto||Lead role|
|Kugy||Hanung Bramantyo||Lead role|
|2012||Perahu Kertas 2
(Paper Boat 2)
|Kugy||Hanung Bramantyo||Lead role|
|2013||Refrain||Niki||Fajar Nugros||Lead role|
|2015||Battle of Surabaya||Yumna||Aryanto Yuniawan||Voice over|
|2016||Rudy Habibie||N/A||Hanung Bramantyo|
|2017||Trinity The Nekad Traveler||Trinity||Rizal Mantovani||Lead role|
|A Forest of Fables||2005||Children's fairy tales|
|Dear Tomorrow||2018||In English|
Awards and nominations
|2006||MTV Indonesia Movie Awards||Most Favorite Rising Star||Untuk Rena||Nominated|
|Jakarta Film Festival||Best Female Leading Role||Won|
|2012||Dahsyatnya Awards||Outstanding Newcomer||Maudy Ayunda||Nominated|
|Bandung Film Festival||Best Female Leading Role||Malaikat Tanpa Sayap||Nominated|
|Maya Awards||Best Theme Song||"Perahu Kertas"||Won|
|2013||Indonesian Music Awards||Best Original Soundtrack Production Work||Nominated|
|Best of the Best Newcomer||Nominated|
|Indonesian Movie Awards||Favorite Soundtrack||"Perahu Kertas"
(from Perahu Kertas film)
|Planet Music Awards||Best Artist (Female)||"Perahu Kertas"||Nominated|
|Best Song (Indonesia)||Nominated|
|Yahoo! OMG Awards||Most Wanted Female||Maudy Ayunda||Nominated|
|Rising Star of the Year||Nominated|
|2014||SCTV Music Awards||Most Famous Female Solo Singer||Nominated|
|2015||Dahsyatnya Awards||Outstanding Female Solo Singer||Nominated|
|Outstanding Video Clip Director||"Bayangkan Rasakan"||Nominated|
|Indonesian Choice Awards||Female Singer of the Year||Maudy Ayunda||Won|
|Selebrita Awards||Inspiring Celeb||Nominated|
|Indonesian Music Awards||Best Pop Female Solo Artist||"Bayangkan Rasakan"||Nominated|
|Best Mix Engineer||Nominated|
|Best Pop Collaboration||"By My Side"
(featuring David Choi)
|Best Pop Album||Moments||Nominated|
|Best Recording Album Producer||Nominated|
|Best of the Best Album||Nominated|
|Planet Music Awards||Social Media Icon||Maudy Ayunda||Nominated|
|Mom & Kids Awards||Favorite Female Singer||Nominated|
|I Fashion Festival||Lifestyle Award in Education||Won|
|Hai Reader's Poll Music Awards||The Best Female||Nominated|
|2016||Dahsyatnya Awards||Outstanding Female Solo Singer||Nominated|
|Outstanding Video Clip||"Untuk Apa"||Nominated|
|Outstanding Video Clip Director||Nominated|
|Pop Awards||Smart Pop Awards||Maudy Ayunda||Nominated|
|SCTV Music Awards||Most Famous Video Clip||"Untuk Apa"||Nominated|
|Indonesian Choice Awards||Female Singer of the Year||Maudy Ayunda||Nominated|
|2017||Dahsyatnya Awards||Outstanding Female Solo Singer||Nominated|
|Outstanding Song||"Jakarta Ramai"||Nominated|
|Brand Ambassador Awards||Favorite Brand Ambassador||Maudy Ayunda