Misbach Yusa Biran (11 September 1933 – 11 April 2012) was an Indonesian writer, director and columnist who pioneered the Indonesian film archives.
Biran was born in
Rangkasbitung, in the
Lebak Regency, to a
Minangkabau father and a
 In 1969, he married actress
Nani Widjaja. They had six children, two of whom (Cahya Kamila and
Sukma Ayu) also went into the film industry.