2009-03-19

Top Ten Artistes In Asia (Reading)

AISWARYA RAI
After winning as Miss World in 1994, Rai went on to pursue modelling and a acting career. Today, she is the most popular face of Indian cinema globally.
AKSHAY KUMAR
For the past three years, Kumar has been the leading Bollywood actor. So far, he has appeared in over 80 Hind films. He has sfifted from being an action hero to villain and even as a comedian.
BAE YONG-JOON and CHOI JI-WOO
The stars of Korean drama Winter Sonata became the face of the Hallyu (Korean Wave), enjoying immense popularity especially in Japan.
F4
The famous quartet known as JVKV after the initials of their first name, ushered in a new era in Asiais pop culture when they appeared in the Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden in 2001.
GONG LI
She first gained international fame in Zhang Yimou's films in the late '80s to early '90s and is often credited with helping bring Chinese cinema to Europe and the United States. She has appeared in at least three Hollywood movies to date.
JET LI
From a wushu champion to martial arts action star. Li has also gone into charity by establishing The One Foundation, which has been involved in several disaster rescue including the Sichuan earthquake.
JACKIE CHAN
Despite the appearance of younger more good-looking actors, Chan has maintained his fame and charisma even crossing over to the Hollywood and impressing the world with his stunt coupled with his comic timing.
MICHELLE YEOH
Best known as Bound Girl for her role in the ''Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Malaysia's Yeoh has gone on to other Hollywood movies and doing charity work.
TAKASHI MURAKAMI
The contemporary Japanese artiste is known for ''repacking'' low-brow culture that caters to all classes. His pop art is available in the form of paintings, sculptures, videos,. T-shirts, key chains, mouse pads, plush dolls and limited edition Louis Vutton handbags.
ZHANG ZIYI
Dubbed as China's gift to Hollywood, Zhang has worked with renowed directors like Zhang Yimou, Ang Lee, Wong Kai Wai and Chen Kaige. Her breakthrough Hollywood role was in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Source :
Asia News Network : 10 Years
Werner vom Busch
Dr Suzanne Rentzow-Vasu
The Jakarta Post
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