Gibran Marten’s Thirst in Acting

Following the footsteps of his father and brother, Mahesa Gibran or more commonly known as Gibran Marten, jumped into the world of entertainment as a model, actor, singer and host. Gibran began his career while he was still pursuing his studies, he was in several bands, joined modeling, and finally exploring acting circa 2014.

Two years later, Gibran starred in a movie Pacarku Anak Koruptor and portrayed Matoa, and in his second movie Ten – The Secret Mission, playing alongside his father and senior actor Jeremy Thomas. The man who was born on March 22, 1987 also has hosted many television reality shows.

What made you shift your career from singing to acting and hosting?

“With a very idealist mindset, I’ve started my career as a jazz singer. It was pretty hard for me to do since jazz wasn’t popular at the time. My dad then told me to consider trying a more mainstream genre, or even to change my career to something more promising. So I tried acting and it turned out amazing, since then I started my career as an actor and a host.”

What is the proudest moment so far during your years in the showbiz industry?
“I have two of them, actually. First one was when I joined a competition for short movies and I got into the top 5. I really didn’t expect that I would make it into top 5. The second one was when I filmed in Malaysia and I left an impression that represents quality acting in Indonesian actor.”
Your biggest influence must be your dad. Do you got compared a lot?

“People tend to compare me with him in terms of our acting ability. They would measure whether the acting quality is on par or not, I took that as a challenge to overcome. Dad also always said to take challenges as a stimulation, to become better and it will become an achievement for me.”

Editor: Galuh Tathya
Writer: Dela Naufalia
Photographer: Vicky Melly
Digital Imaging: Rendra Martin
Stylist: Sasqia Ayuningtyas
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Location: Flow Jakarta

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