Musician who rose to fame as the guitarist and vocalist of the pop rock outfit Jikustik. He has also recorded material with and performed alongside Indonesia's The Dance Company.
He studied English at the Sanata Dharma University.
In 2014, he released a compilation album titled Pongki Barata Meets The Stars.
He married actress Sophie Navita in 2003. The couple have had two children.
He co-wrote a song for Siti Nurhaliza's Inscription Art album.