He made his TV debut in his native country on a current affairs high school quiz of which he was the captain. But after moving to Europe and seeing Denzel Washington play a doctor on a TV show, AMARU was assured that “if Denzel can do that, I can do that”. And so as soon as he left his native South American homeland, the Republic of Suriname, for Europe, he started pursuing his career in acting and music.
He studied acting in Los Angeles and in Amsterdam, The Netherlands for about 8 years.
While he started out modeling for art students and print ads, he made his big European TV debut by portraying late opera legend
Luciano Pavarotti in the intro of the Dutch game show “Now Or Never”, a show in which people were offered money to do something
they were afraid of in an attempt to overcome their fears. AMARU has starred in (independent) feature films,
(international) TV commercials, (international) print ads, animations, industrials and music videos.
AMARU has also been very active in pursuing his music. Starting officially in 2007, he headed to Chicago (USA) to work on his first EP, which generated the reggae infused (digital) debut single “Put Your Hands Up”. The accompanying video was featured on then music station
TMF – The Music Factory and it was the “Hot or Not” single of the week, closing at 86% "Hot" at the end of its run.
While the acting gigs kept coming, AMARU was eager to return to music and in 2014 he did just that, resulting in the synth driven Pop/R&B track “I’m The One You Need”, for which he wrote lyrics in English and Spanish, sang all the vocals and co-produced. He released 3 more singles before starting to work on his biggest musical project yet: his debut album “Champagne Attitude”. The 20 song set was written by AMARU and he also sang all the vocals on each track. “Champagne Attitude” went on to win two GOLD awards at the Global Music Awards in September 2019 for “Best Album” and “Emerging Artist”. The album was released on two CD formats: a full color digipack CD album and a special limited edition CD album with linen packaging. AMARU's “Champagne Attitude” is an eclectic collection of
"Adult Contemporary Pop Music With A Dash Of Latin Soul".
In the summer of 2019 AMARU started shooting his first international feature film “Das Dritte Auge” (translated from German “The Third Eye”),
in which he plays the part of internationally wanted cybercriminal “John Michaels”. In November 2019 the movie was screened to a sold out crowd in the city of Koblenz, Germany.
August 2020 sees AMARU releasing his latest single "Tell Me", a "Pop Meets Politics" kind of a song
about the idiocy that is now planet Earth. The music video for this single was released on the 29th. of August!
In addition to that AMARU made his literary debut on 20 December 2020 by releasing his FIRST cookbook
"AMARU COOKS - A Touch Of Suriname Through Food & Anecdotes".
Detailed information is available on the "Cookbook" tab on this website.
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