Article: 10 Chinese Celebrities Who Are Not Han Chinese

The Han Chinese, often known as the Han people, are a Chinese ethnic group. They constitute the world's largest ethnic group, accounting for around 18% of the global population. Han Chinese people are divided into subgroups who speak different dialects of Chinese. The Han Chinese are descended from the Huaxia, a confederation of agricultural tribes who resided around the Yellow River in Northern China. They are the majority in China, so many famous people and celebrities are Han. But, in this article, we will look into those celebrities who are not Han.

1. Dilraba Dilmurat

Dilraba Dilmurat, known by her stage name Dilireba, is a Chinese actress, singer, and model of Uyghur descent. The Uyghurs, also known as Uighurs, Uygurs, or Uigurs, are a Turkic ethnic group who originated in and are culturally associated with Central and East Asia. The Uyghurs are indigenous to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Northwest China. They are a member of one of China's 55 recognized ethnic minorities. The Uyghurs are acknowledged by the Chinese government as the official inhabitants of Xinjiang and a regional minority.

2. Madina Memet

Madina Memet is a Chinese actress of Uyghur descent who initially gained attention in 2011 for her role as the Fragrant Concubine in the television series New My Fair Princess. In 2016, she had her breakout role as Lan Shang in the epic fantasy television drama Ice Fantasy.

3. Hani Kyzy

Hankiz Omar, also known as Hanikezi, is a Chinese actress, dancer, and model of Uyghur origin who rose to notoriety in 2018 after appearing on IQIYI's show The Chinese Youth. Hanikezi was cast as one of the key characters in the historical drama Dance of the Sky Empire in 2020. Later that year, she appeared in several films, including Song of Youth, Ancient Love Poetry, Ultimate Note, and the costume fantasy picture Soul Snatcher.

4. Nigermaidi Zechman

He belongs to the Uighur people. He is the well-known host of CCTV, China's largest television network. He speaks Uygur, Chinese, and English fluently. In China, he is famous and successful. He is renowned for his work as the host of SuperStar DingDong and Sing My Song. Since 2015, he has also hosted the CCTV New Year's Gala.

5. Tong Liya

Tong Liya is a Chinese actress of Xibe ethnicity. The Sibe or Xibo are an East Asian ethnic group who speak Tungusic and live primarily in Xinjiang, Jilin, and Shenyang in Liaoning. The Sibe is one of China's 56 officially recognized ethnic groups, with a recorded population of 190,481 in the 2010 Chinese Census, accounting for slightly more than 0.014% of China's overall population.

6. Purba Rgyal

Purba Rgyal, commonly known as Pu Bajia, is a Tibetan-born Chinese singer and actor. He received a Golden Angel Award for his performance as Rameau Laudun in Prince of the Himalaya at the 3rd Los Angeles International Film Festival in 2007. Love Is So Simple, his debut solo album, was released on December 15, 2008.

7. Xu Qing

Xu Qing, known professionally as Summer Qing, is a Chinese actress. The Tujia are an ethnic group and the People's Republic of China's eighth-largest legally recognized ethnic minority, with a population of over 8 million. They dwell in the Wuling Mountains, which share the borders of Hunan, Hubei, and Guizhou Provinces, as well as Chongqing Municipality. Bizika means "native dwellers" in Swahili. Tujia translates to "local families."

8. Song Zuying

Song Zuying is a Chinese classical singer. She is of Miao ethnicity. The Miao are linguistically associated with people who live in Southern China and Southeast Asia and are recognized as one of China's 56 official ethnic groups by the Chinese government.

9. Wu Jing

Wu Jing, often known as Jacky Wu, is a Chinese actor and director renowned for his roles in the films Sha Po Lang, Fatal Contact, Tai Chi Boxer, and Wolf Warrior as Leng Feng. He is a Manchurian actor. The Manchus are a Tungusic East Asian ethnic group from Northeast Asia's Manchuria. They are a legally recognized ethnic minority in China and are the source of the name Manchuria.

10. Ma Tianyu

Ma Tianyu, popularly known as Ray Ma, is a Hui Chinese Mandopop singer and actor. Ma Tianyu competed in the My Hero competition in 2006. He was the Wuhan province's regional winner, finishing sixth in the final round, and was voted the most popular contender. Ma launched his debut album, Beautiful Light, in 2007. The Chinese Hui ethnic minority is an Islamic group. The Hui people are China's third-largest minority community, living around the country.