Actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist
I feel Bali has accepted me, so I do whatever I can to give back to Bali.
You’ve probably seen Indah Kalalo on Instagram, TV and YouTube – she’s become a household name in Indonesia, and rightly so. Her extensive career in the entertainment industry spans modelling, acting and even singing. And when she’s not out at sea filming the wonders of Bali, you’ll find her at yet another stunning destination modelling the latest in her luxury resort wear label, Je Suit Flirt.
But that’s not all that Indah is famous for. Dig a little deeper and you’ll also find that Indah is a passionate philanthropist who refuses to sit idle when the people of Bali need her most. As such, you’ll also spot her in Bali’s poorest communities, donating food parcels to those in need.
It was during the pandemic when Indah used her massive influence to shine a light on Bali’s disadvantaged communities. Together with a group of friends, Indah took the initiative to give out meals, AKA nasi bungkus, to people in her neighbourhood who needed them the most.
This initiative turned into a massive campaign called “Nasi Bungkus Tetangga Bali”, where Indah & co successfully raised over IDR 120,000,000 in partnership with Benih Baik, an Indonesian crowdfunding platform. Indah continued to expand this success by creating another campaign called “Together for Bali”, aimed at providing meals and groceries to other villages around Bali.
Indah, you’re our Local Legend!
What do you love most about Bali?
There’s such strong energy here, it’s an extremely spiritual place. Bali chooses you! I find, some people really want to live here, but when they come, they get sick or they have incredibly bad luck, while others come here and everything just seems to flow and go right for them. They can start businesses, or whatever, but Bali decides whether she accepts you or not. That’s what I feel anyway and I feel Bali has accepted me, so I do whatever I can to give back to Bali.