Rano Karno (48 years old) is an actor, director, and singer. Rano also known as Si Doel, which is a fictional figure from his sequel movies and videos Si Doel Anak Betawi, Si Doel Anak Sekolahan (the firsts to the sixth) and ect. Rano later was elected as a deputy Bupati Tangerang (like Major) — the first artist who achieved that political position in Indonesia history.
He begins his career since he was 9 years old when his father an actor Soekarno M. Noer engaged him in a movie Lewat Tengah Malam. Along his career, Rano has played for 70 movies even more, and 7 television videos. He got 6 awards notably Piala Citra as a best actor for movie Taksi (1991), and as best child actor in Asia Film Festival in Taiwan (1974) for movie Rio Anakku.
Rano also recorded several pop music albums. I have no detail data on this, but his most popular song is Kau yang Sangat Kusayang. But personally I like his song from sound track Di Manakah Kau Ibu (1973). Overall, his albums did not hit any succes, because his songs mostly have no cacthy melodies and are poor taste. Do you remember Obbie Messakh songs? Rano’s song is like that poor-pop-Obbie Messakhist.
Actually, pop song like Obbie Messakhist also has a potential dig to be a qualified song, as far as there is talented arranger behind it. Look at what musician Erwin Gutawa did to Chrisye album Dekade (Musica, 2003). Erwin rearranged Obbie Messakh song Kisah Kasih di Sekolah so far and made it more shining. And don’t forget, golden voice of Chrisye is an other magic. However, Rano’ songs still have a potential dig to be rearranged, as Erwin Gutawa did it to Obbie Messakh stuff. *
Artist : Rano Karno
Album : Adakah Cinta Lagi
Arranger : Bartje Van Houten
Publisher: Purnama Record