“When I am on timeout mode, I dedicate my time fully to my family.”
When asked to choose between basketball and acting, award-winning Indonesian actor Oka Antara is unable to pick just one. These two different fields dominate his world and make him more than just an actor. When he’s not on set, he involves himself in the running of his basketball school for kids aged 6-12. “My long-term goal is to make an impact on the young generation through my basketball school, and of course, keep doing movies,” said the father of three.
A well-crafted daily schedule is essential for Oka to make sure everything is on the right track. Self-discipline is key. “It’s not that hard when you have everything lined up six months prior and I normally take a timeout in between projects. When I am on timeout mode, I dedicate my time fully to my family. My kids and I, we enjoy playing basketball together.”
As he grows older and wiser, Oka prioritises his family over everything else. His life completely changed when he became a father for the first time. That was the moment when he finally understood what people say about unconditional love. “My perspective in life changed from then on. Time is a luxury I can’t afford so I use it wisely by making my family more important than my friends.”
The actor is best known for his roles in the films “Sang Penari” (2011), “V/H/S/2” (2013), “Killers” (2014) and “The Raid 2” (2014). Currently, he is beyond excited about the launch of his new movie “Aruna dan Lidahnya”, a film adaptation of Laksmi Pamuntjak novel, and last but not least, his other upcoming movie “Foxtrot Six”. Oka Antara wears TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02 T.