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Niki Chow in 2018
|Labels||BMA Records (2005-2011)|
Niki Chow (周勵淇, previously 周麗淇; born August 30, 1979) is a Hong Kong actress and singer.
Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and commonly abbreviated as HK, is a special administrative region of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is the world's fourth-most densely populated region.
Chow was born and raised in Hong Kong. She is fluent in Mandarin. However, netizens have pointed that her Cantonese pronunciation is less than perfect. This is because she grew up speaking Shanghainese in her family. She is the younger sister of the Hong Kong model Kathy Chow. Niki's school life ended when she was spotted by an agent who offered her a modeling opportunity. This was the beginning of her life as an artist. She was just about 17 years old at that time.
Mandarin is a group of related varieties of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China. The group includes the Beijing dialect, the basis of Standard Mandarin or Standard Chinese. Because Mandarin originated in North China and most Mandarin dialects are found in the north, the group is sometimes referred to as the Northern dialects. Many local Mandarin varieties are not mutually intelligible. Nevertheless, Mandarin is often placed first in lists of languages by number of native speakers.
Cantonese is a variety of Chinese originating from the city of Guangzhou and its surrounding area in Southeastern China. It is the traditional prestige variety and standard form of Yue Chinese, one of the major subgroups of Chinese.
The Shanghainese language, also known as the Shanghai dialect, Hu language or Hu dialect, is a variety of Wu Chinese spoken in the central districts of the City of Shanghai and its surrounding areas. It is classified as part of the Sino-Tibetan language family. Shanghainese, like other Wu variants, is mutually unintelligible with other varieties of Chinese, such as Mandarin.
Several years later, she began her acting career in movies and television series, working mostly with TVB. Cast by Amy Wong, her first TVB series was Hard Fate . She is well known for her role and performance in Producer Lau Ka Ho's 2005 series The Gentle Crackdown , which stars Moses Chan and her. She won the Most Improved Actress award at the TVB Anniversary Awards (2005) for her performance in The Gentle Crackdown . Amy Wong's Under the Canopy of Love , starring Kevin Cheng, Bosco Wong and her, in the February of the following year also helped establish her popularity. An indirect sequel with the same cast and crew, The Seventh Day , came out February 2008. Her on-screen partnership with Kevin Cheng was well received by the audience in the years 2004-2008, along with rumours of the two dating in real life (until 2008). Her other series include The King of Snooker in 2009, with Adam Cheng and Patrick Tang. She filmed Sakura Memories (櫻紅醉), a travel documentary programme on Japan, in the spring of 2009 which aired on TVB in August 2009.
Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) is a television broadcasting company based in Hong Kong. The company operates five free-to-air terrestrial television channels in Hong Kong, with TVB Jade as its main Cantonese language service, and TVB Pearl as its main English service. TVB is headquartered at TVB City at the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate.
Amy Wong is a Hong Kong television drama producer. She worked for RTV and ATV before moving to TVB in 1989. Wong is known for her collaborations with Kevin Cheng and Ruco Chan, in which her productions have boosted both actors to stardom.
Hard Fate is a 30-episode series which aired on TVB in 2004. It stars Flora Chan 陳慧珊, Damian Lau 劉松仁, Kevin Cheng 鄭嘉穎 and Niki Chow 周麗淇.
Niki signed with BMA Records in 2005 and released her debut EP Pure Niki in the August of that year. In 2006, she released Child-Woman and a single Nikikaka. In January 2009, she released Redefine. In August 2010, she released a charity single Make a Wish with proceeds donated to an organization called Make-A-Wish Hong Kong. As well, in November 2010, she released her last EP under BMA Records: F.L.Y. (which stands for Freedom, Love, and Youth).
She is also the author of several books, including Girlfriend Diary (周麗淇·女朋友手記; 2005), a book of the same title as her 2006 album The Child Woman (2006), Detailed Little Things (細味心事; 2007), Happiness (幸福; 2009), and Cherish (珍惜; 2010). Her books are published under BMA Publications.
|1st||Pure Niki (EP + DVD) |
|2nd||Child-Woman (EP + VCD) |
|3rd||Nikikaka (Single - AVCD) |
|4th||Redefine (EP + DVD) |
|5th||Redefine Second Edition (EP + DVD) |
|6th||Make a Wish" (Single)|
|7th||F.L.Y. (EP) |
The Gentle Crackdown is a TVB costume comedy series broadcast in May 2005.
Moses Chan Ho is an actor from Hong Kong. Having started his career working mostly on films, Chan subsequently concentrated on his TV acting career with Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), including roles in productions like War and Beauty, a drama produced by TVB.
Under The Canopy of Love is a TVB modern drama series broadcast in February 2006.
|Year||English title||Original title||Role||Notes|
|2004||Hard Fate||翡翠戀曲||Leung Wing-Sze (Ceci)|
|2005||The Gentle Crackdown||秀才遇著兵||Luk Sap-Yee|
(Sap Yee Mui)
|2006||Under the Canopy of Love||天幕下的戀人||Ko Yat-Sze|
|2007||Colours of Love||森之愛情||Ah Yi||Guest star in Episode 8|
|2008||The Seventh Day||最美麗的第七天||Ling Ka-Yan|
|2009||The King of Snooker||桌球天王||Yau Ka-Kan|
|2009||The Book and the Sword||書劍恩仇錄||Huoqingtong||CCTV Series|
|2011-12||Bottled Passion||我的如意狼君||Tsui Sum|
|2013||Sergeant Tabloid||女警愛作戰||Lui Fei Hap|
|2013||A Change of Heart||好心作怪||Yuen Siu Gat|
|2014||The Virtuous Queen of Han||大汉贤后卫子夫||Princess Pingyang|
|2016||Rogue Emperor||流氓皇帝||Yik Yung Yung|
|2017||Nothing Gold Can Stay||那年花開月正圓||Qian Hong|
|2018||Another Era||再創世紀||卓定垚||co-production with iQIYI|
|Year||English title||Original title||Role||Notes|
|2001||Feel 100% II||百分百感覺2||Cherry|
|Fighting for Love||同居蜜友||Mindy|
|Horror Hotline...Big Head Monster||恐怖熱線之大頭怪嬰||Helen|
|Dummy Mommy Without a Baby||玉女添丁||Dina|
|2003||Diva - Ah Hey||下一站天后||Shadow|
|My Dream Girl||炮製女朋友|
|Good Times, Bed Times||戀上你的床||Peggy|
|2006||My Name Is Fame||我要成名|
|2011||Summer Love||Guest star|
|Old Master Q and Little Ocean Tiger|
|2012||Lan Kwai Fong 2||喜愛夜蒲2||Cameo|
|I Love Hong Kong 2012||2012我愛HK 喜上加囍||Cameo|
|2017||Chasing the Dragon||追龍||Mei|
|2018||Enter the Fat Dragon||肥龍過江|
|2018||Another Era||24th Huading Awards||Best Actress (Modern Drama)||Won|
Stephanie Cheng is a female cantopop singer in Hong Kong She debuted under Go East Entertainment with the song "Grown Up" in 2003 and has since released more than six albums and EPs. She is best known for her song "Traffic Light" 紅綠燈 released in 2006; the song topped all four major radio stations in Hong Kong and garnered many year-end chart awards.
The Miss Hong Kong Pageant, or Miss HK (港姐) for short, is an annual beauty pageant organized by local Hong Kong television station, TVB.
Feel 100% is a popular Hong Kong comic book series written by Lau Wan Kit (劉雲傑) and Yau Ching Yuen (游清源). Its popularity has resulted in various adaptations on film and television. To this date there are 4 movies and 1 TV series.
Vivian Chow is a Hong Kong-based Cantopop singer-songwriter and actress.
Ron Ng Cheuk-hei is a Hong Kong TVB actor, singer, professional dancer and model.
Myolie Wu Hang-yee, is a Hong Kong actress and singer. Born in Hong Kong with Guangdong Taishan ancestry, she is signed under for the Hong Kong TVB television station and a singer under contracts with Neway Star. In 2011, She has won "Best Actress" for her role in Curse of the Royal Harem, a TVB grand production, "Most Favourite TV Female Character" for her role in Ghetto Justice and also won "Extraordinary Elegant Actress" at the TVB Anniversary Awards 2011, making her the first ever Triple TV Queen of the year. By summer of 2015, Myolie left TVB to explore new avenues.
Kevin Cheng Ka-wing is a Hong Kong American actor and singer who is currently under the management of the Hong Kong television network TVB. Cheng rose to fame in late 2004 after playing his first lead role in the TVB drama Hard Fate.
Kathy Chow Hoi-mei is a Hong Kong actress who is widely known for her leading roles in Hong Kong TVB series during the late 1980s to 1990s such as The Breaking Point and Time Before Time. Her popularity peaked in Asia following her portrayal of Zhou Zhiruo in the 1994 Taiwanese adaptation of The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber. She is an ethnic Manchu, being descended from the Gūwalgiya clan of the Bordered White Banner.
The King of Snooker is a TVB television drama miniseries revolving around the sport of snooker in Hong Kong. It was originally broadcast by the network in 2009, from 30 March through 24 April, and subsequently re-released on DVD in several translations.
Sergeant Tabloid is a Hong Kong television drama produced by TVB under executive producer Nelson Cheung. The drama tells the story of female police officers of the Hong Kong Police Force, using their perspectives to look at issues of modern women experience in society. Sergeant Tabloid first aired on TVB's overseas affiliates and partners from 2 to 27 April 2012.
Raising the Bar is a 2015 Hong Kong modern legal drama series produced by TVB and starring Ben Wong, Louis Cheung, Ram Chiang, Grace Chan, Elaine Yiu, Jeannie Chan, Stephanie Ho, Natalie Tong, Timothy Cheng, Elena Kong and Moon Lau. Filming of the series took place from June till September 2014. The series began airing 26 January 2015 and ended its run on 27 February 2015. It was broadcast on weekdays, Monday to Friday, by TVB's Jade channel in the 8:30–9:30 pm timeslot.
Eye in the Sky is a 2015 Hong Kong crime thriller television drama created and produced by TVB. The drama focuses on the relationship between two brothers, portrayed by Kevin Cheng and Ruco Chan, and deals with themes of comeuppance and destiny. In the series, the two brothers often use video surveillance cameras to catch criminals; these cameras are also commonly referred to as "heaven's eye" in Cantonese speech.
Rogue Emperor is a 2016 Hong Kong pre-modern romantic-comedy television drama created and produced by TVB, starring Kenneth Ma, Niki Chow, Mandy Wong, Benjamin Yuen, Koo Ming Wah and Brian Tse as the main cast. Filming took place from April till June 2014. The drama was originally scheduled to broadcast after "Master of Destiny" on Hong Kong's TVB Jade and HD Jade channels on August 3, 2015 every Monday through Friday during its 8:30-9:30 pm timeslot with a total of 20 episodes. On July 8, 2015 the drama was shelved again with no scheduled date of when it will be broadcast. In November 2016, it was announced that the drama will finally have an air date of 12 December 2016, with the number of episodes decreasing to 17.
The StarHub TVB Awards is an awards ceremony held every year to recognise the achievements by Hong Kong television dramas and artists in Singapore. The awards are presented by StarHub, VV Drama, and E City, and are given for TVB productions and performances. The inaugural StarHub TVB Awards were held on 29 January 2010.
Another Era is a 2018 drama produced by TVB, iQiyi, CCTV and CRTP. It is the sequel to At the Threshold of an Era starring Roger Kwok, Niki Chow, Frankie Lam, Tavia Yeung, Linda Chung, Benjamin Yuen, Pakho Chau, Gloria Tang, Roxanne Tong and Pat Poon.