Article: Top 10 Famous Thai Actors Who Are Ruling The Industry

Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations with epic tropical beauty, ancient temples, a fantastic food scene, and vibrant nightlife. Thailand certainly has a charm that captivates people from all over the globe. As we all know recently, Thailand's acting industry has been slowly rising to a tremendous height with such talented and hardworking actors. Thailand has gained great popularity with their Boy Love dramas which captivate viewers. With their proficient skills and charming appearances, they have gained popularity even internationally. In this article today, we will talk about the Top Ten Thai Actors who are ruling the acting industry.

1. Prin Suparat Or Mark

Prin Suparat (born 19 March; 1990), known internationally as Mark Prin, is a Thai actor and model. He is on Channel 3. His debut break into the Entertainment/Acting field began after he was initially approached by a manager working for Channel 3. He graduated from Rangsit University on an athletic scholarship. He gained popularity from his two shows- “My Forever Sunshine” and “My Husband in Law.” Mark has also earned deals with many brands like Samsung and Oishi. Mark Prin and his girlfriend of eight years, Kimberley Anne Woltemas, got engaged on April 21, 2022.


2. Bright Vachirawit

Vachirawit Chivaaree (born 27 December; 1997), well known as Bright Vachirawit, is an actor, singer, host, and model. He is well known for his leading roles in 2gether: The Series, and F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers. 2gether: The Series became the No.1 most viewed series on LINE TV Thailand in the first half of 2020, and it gained fans internationally. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing in 2021. Vachirawit initiated his first shop under the brand name “Astrostuffs” in May 2020, where all the proceeds of the sale go to the Seub Nakhasathien Foundation. Vachirawit has always expressed his support for the LGBT community.

3. Win Metawin

Metawin Opas-iamkajorn (born 21 February 1999), better known by his nickname Win is a globally renowned Thai actor, model, and singer who made his debut in 2020.  He gained international recognition with his first significant acting role as ‘Tine’ in the show  ‘2gether: The Series.’ alongside Bright. He graduated from Thammasat University with a Bachelor's degree in Economics.  After his surge in popularity, he launched his sustainable fashion brand, “Velence'' which committed to donating part of its revenue to orphanages. Just as he started his career, was named one of the 100 Influential People in the Fashion Industry of Thailand by Vogue Magazine.

4. Nadech Kugimiya

Nadech Kugimiya (born December 17, 1991) is a Thai actor and model. He gained immense popularity after starring in 'Duang Jai Akkanee' as Fai and 'Game Rai Game Rak' as Charles Makovich alongside Urassaya Sperbund (Yaya). His acting skills are applauded for being versatile. He graduated from Rangsit University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, majoring in Film and Cinematography. Kugimiya is also an in-demand brand endorser; he has been called the "King of Presenters."  He is also known as one of the most popular and influential people in Thailand.


5. Mario Maurer

Mario Maurer (born 4 December 1988) is a Thai actor and model who is also a part Chinese and part German descendant. He began as a model at 16 and is known for his roles in the 2007 film The Love of Siam, and the 2010 sleeper hit Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Maurer graduated from Ramkhamhaeng University, with a Bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Law. Mario has been in a relationship with Junji Janjira since 2015.


6. Thanapob Leeratanakachorn

 Thanapob Leeratanakachorn (born February 14, 1994) known by his nickname Tor is a Thai actor, model, and singer and a Thai- Chinese descendant. His first debut as an actor was in the drama club Friday: The Series in 2012, but his most notable role was when he played ‘Phai' in Hormones: The Series (2013–2014). He was in a Thai boy group Nine by Nine.  He graduated from Kasetsart University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Packaging Technology. He is in a relationship with Khaenapha Larpveroj, a Thai flight attendant. Thanapob was on the Top 50 Most Influential People List, for his excellence in acting and his contribution to the industry as an influencer and brand endorser.


7. Nattawin Wattanagitiphat

Nattawin Wattanagitiphat (born 24 February 1994), also called Apo, is a Thai actor and model. He was signed under Channel 3 until 2019. He is best known for his leading role in Sud Kaen Saen Rak (2015) and KinnPorsche (2022). He has been in several movies, series, and ads, but his true breakthrough is the 2022 mega-popular BL series. He attended Thammasat University before transferring to the Faculty of Communication Arts at Rangsit University. Nattawin returned as a freelance actor after his hiatus in 2019.


8. Mile Phakphum

Phakphum Romsaithong (born 5 January 1992), nicknamed Mile, is a Thai actor, model, businessman, singer, and songwriter managed by Be On Cloud.  Mike plays the guitar on a professional level. Mile had his acting debut in music videos, most notably starring in a music video for Jodai x พริกไทย. He played the leading role in "KinnPorsche." He graduated from Thammasat University in 2017. Interestingly, the main character of Kinn was based on Mile.


9. Tony Jaa

Tatchakorn Yeerum (born 5 February; 1976), better known internationally as Tony Jaa and in Thailand as Jaa Phanom, is a Thai martial artist, actor, action choreographer, stuntman, director, and traceur. We saw him in his role in Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior when he was only 18. He had caught the attention of Jackie Chan, who personally cast him in the film Rush Hour 3. Jaa continues to gain international fame from being in hits such as Furious 7, XXX: Return of Xander Cage, and Triple Threat. He has earned the title of a favorite actor in Thailand because he is super multi-talented. Jaa married his longtime girlfriend, Piyarat Chotiwattananont on 3 May 2012.


10. Weir Sukollawat

Sukollawat Kanaros (born 18 April 1985), nicknamed Weir, is a Thai actor, singer, and model. Weir entered the entertainment industry with the help of Supachai who later became his manager, who saw Weir's photo on his acquaintance's phone, and realized Weir's look had potential in the entertainment industry. His first acting was in the story Plik Din Su Dao and had since starred in more than 40 Thai drama series, and 5 Thai films. He is today also seen in TV commercials and advertisements. He has been awarded many awards such as 'Male Superstar of the Year, ' viewers' Favorite Male Actor,' and 'Best Asian Actor' in Thailand. He earned his Bachelor's from the Department of Civil Engineering at Khon Kaen University.