Yayan Ruhian - Biography

Last Modified: Jan 9, 2023

Yayan Ruhian
Profession: Actor, Martial artist
Best Known For: John Wick (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : October 19, 1968 (age 55)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia
Birth Place: Yayan Ruhian
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: Odo Ruhian
Mother's Name: Isoh Ruhian
Siblings: N/A
Ethnicity: Indonesian
Nationality: Indonesian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: November 27, 1997
Wife's Name: Wawa Suwartini
Children: 3

Dzikriyawan Sukma Wighuna (son)
Sidqin Sukma Maarij (son)
Dhia Ruhita Syakilla (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.57 meter (5 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 55 kg (121.25 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Yayan Ruhian?

Yayan Ruhian is an actor, martial artist by profession, and Indonesian by nationality. He is well known for his work in the films The Raid, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Beyond Skyline, John Wick: Chapter 4, The Raid 2, and Skylines.

Yayan Ruhian (Image: Pinterest)

Yayan Ruhian – Age, Parents, Siblings

Yayan Ruhian was born on October 19, 1968, in Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia. He was born to his mother Isoh Ruhian and his father Odo Ruhian. There are no mentions of his siblings or the profession of his parents. His father practiced karate.

Education, Ethnicity

The educational history of Yayan Ruhian is not known to the public. His ethnicity is Indonesian.

Yayan Ruhian – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Yayan Ruhian married Wawa Suwartini on November 27, 1997. It is unclear if she was his girlfriend or if it was an arranged marriage. He and his wife have three children together- sons Dzikriyawan Sukma Wighuna, and Sidqin Sukma Maarij, and daughter Dhia Ruhita Syakilla, who was born in 2017.

There are no rumors of divorce surrounding the married pair.

Yayan Ruhian with his wife and children (Image: Instagram- posted Feb 2020)

Yayan Ruhian – Career

Ealry Days

Ruhian began training in the traditional martial art Pencak silat at the age of 13. Marital art was later known as Pencak Silat Tenaga Dasar. He eventually became a trainer and a referee which disqualified him from participating in tournaments.  

In the mid-2000s, he taught Pencak silat in European countries such as Belgium, France, and the Netherlands and also worked as a hand-to-hand instructor for the Indonesian National Police.

A change in his career path came in 2008 when he was asked by Welsh director, action choreographer, and screenwriter Gareth Evans to help in his film Merantau, which was released in 2009.

Films, Series

Since then Yayan Ruhian has worked in numerous films, mostly action films, such as The Raid: Redemption (2011), The Raid 2 (2014), Yakuza Apocalypse (2015), Comic 8: Casino Kings Part 1 (2015), Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016), Beyond Skyline (2017), 212 Warrior (2018), John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019), Skylines (2020), Gas Kuy (2021), Ben & Jody (2022), Ashiap Man (2022), Gi, John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023), etc.

Moreover, he had an appearance in an episode of the TV series Strike Back (2020) as Kabul.


On the set of John Wick: Chapter 4, Yayan Ruhian has worked alongside Brahim Achabbakhe, Asia Kate Dillon, Bill Skarsgård, Natalia Tena, and Jackey Mishra.

Yayan Ruhian, Keanu Reeves in John Wick (Image: VOCKET)

Yayan Ruhian – Awards, Nominations

For his work in the film industry, Yayan Ruhian was been nominated for three Indonesian Movie Awards, an Infotainment Award, and a Berlin International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema - Best Lead Actor in a Foreign Film.

Yayan Ruhian – Net Worth, Salary

The figure on the net worth and annual salary of Yayan Ruhian is under review and will be updated.

Yayan Ruhian – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Ruhian is active on social media handles such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with thousands of followers and counting.

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