Dewi Perssik (born Dewi Murya Agung on December 18, 1985 in Jember, East Java, Indonesia) is a dangdut singer and actress who debuted in 2004. Some of the soap opera that she starred are "Mimpi Manis" and "Legenda eps. Nyi Ronggeng". She is the ex-wife of Saipul Jamil.
Dewi is the daughter of H. Moch Aidil (father) and Hj. Sri Muna (mother). She is a Chinese descendant on her grandmother's side. Her stage name was given by her manager, Pak Yogi, so that her career will shine like a peach (persik), in which is regarded as "luck carrier" by the Chinese.
Dewi is well-known for her controversial career, especially her "Goyang Gergaji" (Sawing Dance Move) with sexy and tight outfit. Once, when she was performing for TPI's anniversary in Istora Senayan, Januari 23, 2008, her chest was suddenly touched by a male audience. Back then she was only wearing a white tank top with a black stripe. Before touching her chest, the man had already been crazily taking pictures of her chest while she was doing an on-stage interview. However, this incident was not her first. In 2005, she did a Janet Jackson's stunt, but this time, her breasts slipped out for a few seconds due to her vigorous dance moves.
The year 2008 became the year of banning for Dewi. The city government is first local government to ban her appearance in Tangerang district. The banning was intended to avoid social exposure and related to Regional Regulation (Perda) No. 8 2005 on the prohibition of prostitution in the area. Following Tangerang, Bandung mayor was also said to blocking Dewi Perssik and artists who moves extremely (inviting lust). Then, a few others followed, such as local government, Mayor of Depok, South Sumatra MUI, Head of Sukabumi, Regent of Probolinggo, and the Mayor of Balikpapan.
Dewi reacted to the banning and accused them for blocking her freedom, and it is part of character killing and slander against her. She even conveyed the "challenge" to claim those who defamed her name to court. On top of that, she threw words of 'threat' to the Mayor of Tangerang. The controversy was hyped by the media and lasted for days, which caught the attention of Menpora Adhiyaksa Dault and Minister of Women Empowerment, Meuthia Hatta. Menpora even asked her to go for self introspection. In the end, Dewi pleaded guilty, but she will not change her way of performing.
Dewi's stage performance is not the only source of controversial career. Her debut film, Tali Pocong Perawanm was also deemed to be extremely sexy and lead to pornography. However, she responded by saying, "semua itu ujung-ujungnya duit" (in the end all these (issues) are money).
After parting with Saipul, they portray a husband and wife in the film "Setan Budeg" for Maxima Pictures production. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.