Still widely known by his former "English" personal name "Ekin", which is actually Chinese for "Noodle".
During his boyhood appeared in several commercials before enrolling in the TVB's Martial Arts Training Class and the next year TVB's Acting Training Class. Very soon he begins to appear in several TVB series and at the same time he begins a career as pop singer. Debuted in the film "Girls Without Tomorrow" in 1992.
Ekin Cheng was born on 4th October 1967. At the age of 18, Ekin Cheng shot his first television commercial, which began to draw the attention of fans and launched his career in entertainment. After participating in Hong Kong's TVB Singing Contest in 1989, he was signed as a contract-artiste with the television broadcaster. He then appeared in several TV drama series and compared a popular children's program.
In 1991, Ekin joined BMG and released his first two albums "Don't Cry" and "Sahara." With his third album, "On Stage," Ekin achieved phenomenal success; he reached the top position in the IFPI best selling chart and was crowned 5th "Pop King of the Era."
Starting with his fifth album, "My Best Show," he has managed to maintain at least double platinum sales. He has recorded over 12 albums to date, with his latest release, "Senses" recently topping the charts. Ekin's first solo concert, "22096 Ekin Cheng in Concert," entertained over 100,000 people in eight nights at the HK Coliseum. His talents are recognized throughout South East Asia, Japan and China.
Ekin made his film debut with "Girls Without Tomorrow" in 1992 and has then been starring in several blockbusters including "Young and Dangerous" (I-V) and "Feel 100%" (I&II). In 1996 alone, movies starring Ekin earned over HK$100 million in the Hong Kong box-office. His lastest film was "The Stormriders."