Asep Sunandar Sunarya (3 September 1955 – 31 March 2014) was a Sundanese wayang golek dalang (Sundanese rod puppet master). He was one of the most famous puppeteers in the gentre.
Sunarya was born in Kampung Jelekong, Baleendah, Bandung, where he died on 31 March 2014 at 14:20 WIB (UTC+7) of a heart attack."The Teacher". Miami Herald. 3 September 2006. Retrieved 29 July 2010. "Dalang Asep Sunandar Sunarya Tutup Usia". Republika. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
Personal Achievement1984–2001 : Founder board of Yayasan Pedalangan Giri Harja.1975 – Now : In a year at least held 120 wayang golek show, even in 1976 till 1987 run a wayang golek show for six month in a row.1978 : Champion Pinilih 1 Binojakrama in West Java Province.1982 : Champion Pinilih 1 Binojakrama in West Java Province.1985 : Champion General Binojakrama in West Java Province.1989 : A wayang golek tour to United States of America.1992 : Attending Puppet Festivity (Teater Boneka) in France.1993 : Honorable Lecturer at Institut International de la Marionnette in Charleville-Mézières.1994 : A wayang golek tour in Europe.1994-2004 : having own "ASEP Show" di Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia (TPI), with its main character Cepot every Ramadhan or feasting year in Moslem calendar.2001 : A tour of England for wayang golek play in 12 city with Asian Music Circuit (AMC).2005 : having a wayang golek show every Saturday night in Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia (TPI) for 39 Episode.2006 : Wayang Golek Festivity on socializing West Java Provinces government agenda along with RRI birthday.2006 : with American Music Circuit (AMC) having wayang golek show and workshop wayang golek in England for 40 days.
Giri Harja 3, Asep Sunandar Sunarya Wayang golek group, also having many award from many institution but the highest of all is given by Presiden Soeharto a medal of Tanda Kehormatan Satyalencana Kebudayaan."Wayang golek, a workshop in the Institut International de la Marionnette in Charleville-Mézières, directed by Asep Sunandar". Portail des arts de la marionnette. 1995. Retrieved 1 April 2014.