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Birth name Aluna Sagita Gutawa
Born August 11, 1993 (age 18)
Genres Operatic pop, pop, teen pop, classical
Occupations Singer, actress, song writer
Years active 2004–Present
Labels Sony Music Indonesia
Aluna Sagita Gutawa (born in Jakarta, 11 August 1993), better known as Gita Gutawa, is an Indonesian soprano, actress, and songwriter; she is also the daughter of noted composer Erwin Gutawa.
Although she originally studied piano, Gutawa later switched to vocals. She was discovered in 2004 while practicing her vocals, then booked to sing a duet with ADA Band. After album featuring the duet sold 800,000 copies, Gutawa was approached by Sony Music Indonesia with an offer to record a solo album. The success of that album, the self-titled Gita Gutawa, led to her receiving numerous acting and marketing job offers. She has recorded two albums since then, the well-received Harmoni Cinta in 2009 and the Islamic-themed Balada Shalawat in 2010. Aside from singing, Gutawa has also acted. She starred in two Indonesian soap operas, Ajari Aku Cinta and Ajari Lagi Aku Cinta, after the success of her debut album. She later voiced a character for the animated Meraih Mimpi, making her feature film debut in 2010's Love in Perth.
Gutawa resents what she feels is a perception that she became successful through nepotism. Personality-wise, Dian Kuswandini of The Jakarta Post has described her as being "sweet like cotton candy and warm like a kiss". Gutawa has received several awards, including Best Newcomer at the 2008 Anugerah Musik Indonesia. She also won the 6th International Nile Children Song Festival in Cairo.