10 inspiring Asian celebrities who are born in the Year of the Dog
The Lunar New Year is right around the corner that is why we decided to round up some of our favourite stars who were born in the year of the dog. Ranked as the eleventh animal in the Chinese zodiac, dogs have often been called man’s best friend because they are fiercely loyal and honest.
According to traditional Chinese belief, the animal that you are represented by can tell you a lot about your personality. People who are born in the year of the dog (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, and 2006) are responsible, smart, faithful, trustworthy, friendly and wise. Scroll through the gallery to find out which celebs are born in the year of the dog.
The past four years have been quite a run for the 24-year-old local actress who went from fresh-faced rookie to leading lady. In the last four years, she starred in a total of 19 dramas.
She is currently in the midst of filming a drama “VIC” where she plays a model who swapped bodies with a 50-year-old businesswoman. After which, the statuesque actress plans to jet-off for a much-needed two-month long break when filming for the show wraps February.
It seems like the one half of Cantopop girl group Twins is off to a good start of the year. The baby-faced Hong Kong actress has been chosen to host the 37th instalment of the prestigious Hong Kong Film Awards alongside actor-songwriter Louis Cheung. While Charlene has starred in numerous television and movie productions since making her debut in 2000, this is the actress’s first hosting gig. The actress revealed online that she is both nervous and excited about her duty and promises to do her best to work alongside her co-host to entertain the audience.
We’re hoping that 2018 will be a good year for the actress romantically who has been dating her current boyfriend, Anthony Shek, for a year. In 2017, the latter brought Charlene to India to attend the wedding of a family friend, leading some to speculate that Charlene and her boyfriend might be walking down the aisle soon. Could Charlene be following in the lead of fellow Twins member Gillian Chung who recently announced her engagement to Taiwanese doctor Michael Lai?
The exotic mixed-blood actress was first thrust into the spotlight after being discovered on the reality talent TV contest, “Hey Gorgeous” that scouts good-looking young people with star quality in campuses across Singapore.
Since her debut in 2014, she has landed roles in television serials like “Against The Tide” and the long-form drama “118”. We bet that you’ll be seeing a lot more of this chiselled young star in the New Year.
2017 has been a busy year for the local actor. The veteran actor has been shuttling between Singapore and China, while working on multiple projects simultaneously.
You can look forward to seeing more of the charismatic celeb who will be starring in an upcoming drama “Babies on Board” where he will play former doctor Sun Zhihui who is married to obstetrician Peng Shiyun, played by Jesseca Liu.
2018 marks the 25th year since Hong Kong actress Jessica’s Hsuan’s foray into show business. The Imperial College London alumnus entered the show business in late 1992 and early 1993 and was known as one of the top five “Fa Dans” (actresses with high popularity of broadcasting network TVB) from the mid-1990s to mid-2000s. In 2017 alone, the “Detective Investigation Files” actress landed the part of female lead in two popular dramas, “Line Walker: The Prelude” and “My Unfair Lady”. She also won the accolade of My Favourite TVB Actress at the TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2017 for her efforts.
Like Jessica Hsuan, Hong Kong singer-actress Karen Mok entered the show business in 1993 with the release of her debut album, “Karen” and her cameo appearance in the movie, “The Tigers – The Legend of Canton”.
The mulit-talented artist has won the Golden Melody Award three times, released over 20 solo albums, acted in over 40 movies, and has over 36 million followers on Chinese microblogging site Weibo. To add another feather to her cap, Karen bagged the Best Asian Artist Mandarin in the 2017 MAMA.
In the same year, apart from releasing his EP album, “My Life”, he was also cast in the movie “Uhm Bok-Dong” that was inspired by a true story that took place during the Japanese colonial rule. We’re sure that the New Year will be even better for the heartthrob.
Judging from his accomplishments in the past year, we’re pretty sure the year of the dog will be a good one for Hong Kong actor and film producer Louis Koo.
The tanned actor was elected as the 13th Council President of the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild, succeeding previous president, Jackie Chan. The production company, “One Cool Film Production Limited” founded by the multi-hyphenated artist will be releasing a movie, “In Your Dreams”, a love story between a teenager who lives with his drunkard father and a home room teacher living with her cheating husband), in the New Year.
Korean singer-actress Krystal Jung is also a 1994-er who is enjoying her success with the drama series “The Bride of Habaek” and “Prison Playbook”.
Krystal made her debut as a member of South Korean girl group f(x) in 2009. The K-pop star who has been active in China will be appearing in a Chinese television series “Graduation Season” and film “Unexpected Love”.