Article: Top 10 Chinese Celebrities Who Changed Their Names

We all know and understand that a name has a great significance and importance in a celebrity's life. It takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice to achieve stardom. These celebrities are willing to change their personalities, looks, and even their name. There are several reasons why these celebrities change their traditional birth titles. One reason could be that their original name could be hard to pronounce, remember, or doesn’t carry that spark, or someone has the same name in the industry. Fans don’t know that these are not their actual birth names, and they go by other names. The top ten Chinese celebrities who changed their names are.

1. Connor Leong

Liang Jingkang, also known as Connor Leong, is a Chinese model and actor. He is known for his leading role in the TV series Meteor Garden as Feng Meizuo, which gained him fame in China and Asia. In 2017 the actor first appeared in the drama Huang Fei Hong playing the role of Gong Ting. He even appeared in the movie Midnight Diner and the series Another Me.

2. Hu Ge

Hugh Hu changed his name from Hu Ge, a Chinese singer and actor. In 2005 he was invited to play the leading role in the TV series Chinese Paladin during when he was at the Shanghai Theater Academy as a student. After this, his image skyrocketed to fame, being one of China’s most famous actors. He has appeared in iconic TV series such as The Legend of the Condor Heroes, The Young Warriors, The Myth, and many more. He is the first actor to be the global ambassador for Giorgio.

3. Allen Ren

Ren Jialun, known as Allen Ren, is a Chinese singer and actor. He is well known for his drama The Glory of Tang Dynasty, Forever and Ever, Under the Power, One and Only, The Blue Whisper, and many more. Before beginning his acting career, originally he planned to debut in a South Korean-Chinese group but had to quit for unknown reasons in 2014. In 2017, he rose to fame after starring in the historical drama The Glory of Tang Dynasty, playing Li Chu which left a deep impression on the audience.

4. Caesar Wu

Wu Xize, known as Caesar Wu, is a Chinese model, singer, and actor. He rose to fame in 2018 for his debut role in the TV series Meteor Garden as Ximen Yan, which helped him gain international fame. A year late, he starred in the historical drama The Changán Youth and the romantic historical drama General’s Lady.

5. Steven Zhang

Zhang Xincheng, known by the English name Steven Zhang, is a Chinese actor. His first significant role was in the high school drama My Huckleberry Friends as Lin Yang. He is known for his role in the popular sports drama Skate into Love as Li Yubing, and the family drama Go Ahead as He Ziqiu. He was recognized and honored for these performances and got several popular awards for his work.

6. Lin Gengxin

Lin Gengxin, known as Kenny Lin, is a Chinese actor. He gained fame with his role in Scarlet Heart in 2011 and since has starred in several box office hits like My Old Classmate, The Taking of Tiger Mountain, and many more. During college, he appeared in low-budget films, short films, advertisements, and television shows.

7. Leo Luo

Luo Yunxi, known by his English name Leo Luo, is a Chinese model, singer, and actor who predominantly works in the Chinese TV drama industry. In 2015 he gained fame through his hit romance drama My Sunshine, playing the role of He Yichen, the younger counterpart of the protagonist. He got praised for his role as an ambiguous antagonist in the fantasy romance drama Ashes of Love which is considered his breakthrough.

8. Kris Wu

Wu Yi Fan, known as Kris Wu, is a Chinese-Canadian rapper, actor, singer, and model. He was formerly a member of the South Korean-Chinese band Exo before leaving the group in 2014. He has been part of several No.1 box offices, such as Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back and Mr. Six. In 2017 he had his Hollywood debut in XXX: Return of Xander Cage.

9. Dylan Wang

Wang He Di, known as Dylan Wang, is a Chinese basketball player, actor, and model. He is best known for the role in the TV series Meteor Garden, which cemented his international fame. Before first entering show business, he was a poster model for admission to Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation and a 16th-level flight attendant. Even though he never liked the idea of flying he pursued it for most of his early life.

10. Xiao Zhan

Xiao Zhan, known as Sean Xiao, is a Chinese singer and actor. He began his career when, he participated in an idol survival show, X-Fire, and later debuted as a member of the Chinese group X Nine. In 2016, he began his acting career and had won widespread attention for his dramas, such as The Untamed, The Wolf, Joy of Life, and Douluo Continent.