Niki Chow

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Niki Chow
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Niki Chow in 2018
Born (1979-08-30) August 30, 1979 (age 39)
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active1999–present
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 周勵淇
Simplified Chinese 周励淇
Musical career
Genres Cantopop
LabelsBMA Records (2005-2011)
Website www.chowlaiki.net

Niki Chow (周勵淇, previously 周麗淇; born August 30, 1979) is a Hong Kong actress and singer. [1] [2]

Hong Kong East Asian city

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.

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Early life

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 Chinese major branch of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China

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 standard dialect of Yue language that originated in the vicinity of Guangzhou (Canton) in southern China

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.

Acting career

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.

<i>Hard Fate</i>

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.

Music career

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).

Writing career

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.

Discography

Studio albums

OrderAlbum Information
1stPure Niki (EP + DVD)
  • Released: August 25, 2005
  • Label: BMA Records
2ndChild-Woman (EP + VCD)
  • Release Date: April 11, 2006
  • Label:BMA Records
3rdNikikaka (Single - AVCD)
  • Release Date: August 18, 2006
  • Label: BMA Records
4thRedefine (EP + DVD)
  • Release Date: January 20, 2009
  • Label: BMA Records
5thRedefine Second Edition (EP + DVD)
  • Release Date: February 13, 2009
  • Label: BMA Records
6thMake a Wish" (Single)
  • Release Date: August 27, 2010
  • Label: BMA Records
7thF.L.Y. (EP)
  • Release Date: November 11, 2010
  • Label: BMA Records

Soundtrack

<i>The Gentle Crackdown</i>

The Gentle Crackdown is a TVB costume comedy series broadcast in May 2005.

Moses Chan Hong Kong actor

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.

<i>Under the Canopy of Love</i>

Under The Canopy of Love is a TVB modern drama series broadcast in February 2006.

Filmography

Television series

YearEnglish titleOriginal titleRoleNotes
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
2007Colours of Love森之愛情Ah YiGuest 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

Film

YearEnglish titleOriginal titleRoleNotes
2001 Feel 100% II 百分百感覺2Cherry
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
2002 New Blood 熱血青年
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
Naked Ambition 豪情Kiki
1:99
2004 Love Battlefield 愛‧作戰Ching
2006 My Name Is Fame 我要成名
Heavenly Mission 天行者Fion
2011 Summer Love Guest star
Old Master Q and Little Ocean Tiger
2012 Lan Kwai Fong 2 喜愛夜蒲2Cameo
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

Awards and nominations

YearNominated workAwardCategoryResultNotes
2018Another Era24th Huading Awards Best Actress (Modern Drama)Won [3]

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References

  1. "Niki Chow". imdb.com. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
  2. "Niki Chow". chinesemov.com. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
  3. "张嘉译陈数获华鼎奖最佳男女主 "魏璎珞"摘奖". Sina (in Chinese). November 9, 2018.