Niki Chow

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Niki Chow
Nikichowpr2018.jpg
Niki Chow in 2018
Born (1979-08-30) August 30, 1979 (age 40)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1999–present
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese周勵淇
Simplified Chinese周励淇
Musical career
GenresCantopop
LabelsBMA Records (2005-2011)
Websitewww.chowlaiki.net

Niki Chow (周勵淇, previously 周麗淇; born August 30, 1979) is a Hong Kong actress and singer.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Chow was born and raised in Hong Kong, she is fluent in Mandarin. However, netizens have pointed that her Cantonese pronunciation is less than perfect; this is because she grew up speaking Shanghainese in her family. She is the younger sister of the Hong Kong model Kathy Chow. Niki's school life ended when she was spotted by an agent who offered her a modeling opportunity; this was the beginning of her life as an artist. She was just about 17 years old at that time.

Acting career[edit]

Several years later, she began her acting career in movies and television series, working mostly with TVB. Cast by Amy Wong, her first TVB series was Hard Fate, she is well known for her role and performance in Producer Lau Ka Ho's 2005 series The Gentle Crackdown, which stars Moses Chan and her. She won the Most Improved Actress award at the TVB Anniversary Awards (2005) for her performance in The Gentle Crackdown. Amy Wong's Under the Canopy of Love, starring Kevin Cheng, Bosco Wong and her, in the February of the following year also helped establish her popularity. An indirect sequel with the same cast and crew, The Seventh Day, came out February 2008, her on-screen partnership with Kevin Cheng was well received by the audience in the years 2004-2008, along with rumours of the two dating in real life (until 2008). Her other series include The King of Snooker in 2009, with Adam Cheng and Patrick Tang, she filmed Sakura Memories (櫻紅醉), a travel documentary programme on Japan, in the spring of 2009 which aired on TVB in August 2009.

Music career[edit]

Niki signed with BMA Records in 2005 and released her debut EP Pure Niki in the August of that year. In 2006, she released Child-Woman and a single Nikikaka. In January 2009, she released Redefine. In August 2010, she released a charity single Make a Wish with proceeds donated to an organization called Make-A-Wish Hong Kong; as well, in November 2010, she released her last EP under BMA Records: F.L.Y. (which stands for Freedom, Love, and Youth).

Writing career[edit]

She is also the author of several books, including Girlfriend Diary (周麗淇·女朋友手記; 2005), a book of the same title as her 2006 album The Child Woman (2006), Detailed Little Things (細味心事; 2007), Happiness (幸福; 2009), and Cherish (珍惜; 2010), her books are published under BMA Publications.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Order Album Information
1st Pure Niki (EP + DVD)
  • Released: August 25, 2005
  • Label: BMA Records
2nd Child-Woman (EP + VCD)
  • Release Date: April 11, 2006
  • Label:BMA Records
3rd Nikikaka (Single - AVCD)
  • Release Date: August 18, 2006
  • Label: BMA Records
4th Redefine (EP + DVD)
  • Release Date: January 20, 2009
  • Label: BMA Records
5th Redefine Second Edition (EP + DVD)
  • Release Date: February 13, 2009
  • Label: BMA Records
6th Make a Wish" (Single)
  • Release Date: August 27, 2010
  • Label: BMA Records
7th F.L.Y. (EP)
  • Release Date: November 11, 2010
  • Label: BMA Records

Soundtrack[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year English title Original title Role Notes
2004 Hard Fate 翡翠戀曲 Leung Wing-Sze (Ceci)
2005 The Gentle Crackdown 秀才遇著兵 Luk Sap-Yee
(Sap Yee Mui)
2006 Under the Canopy of Love 天幕下的戀人 Ko Yat-Sze
2007 Colours of Love 森之愛情 Ah Yi Guest star in Episode 8
2008 The Seventh Day 最美麗的第七天 Ling Ka-Yan
2009 The King of Snooker 桌球天王 Yau Ka-Kan
2009 The Book and the Sword 書劍恩仇錄 Huoqingtong CCTV Series
2011-12 Bottled Passion 我的如意狼君 Tsui Sum
2013 Sergeant Tabloid 女警愛作戰 Lui Fei Hap
2013 A Change of Heart 好心作怪 Yuen Siu Gat
2014 The Virtuous Queen of Han 大汉贤后卫子夫 Princess Pingyang
2016 Rogue Emperor 流氓皇帝 Yik Yung Yung
2017 Nothing Gold Can Stay 那年花開月正圓 Qian Hong
2018 Another Era 再創世紀 卓定垚 co-production with iQIYI
2020 Sui Sui Qing Lian 岁岁青莲 Fang Huairui

Film[edit]

Year English title Original title Role Notes
2001 Feel 100% II 百分百感覺2 Cherry
Fighting for Love 同居蜜友 Mindy
Horror Hotline...Big Head Monster 恐怖熱線之大頭怪嬰 Helen
Dummy Mommy Without a Baby 玉女添丁 Dina
2002 New Blood 熱血青年
2003 Diva - Ah Hey 下一站天后 Shadow
My Dream Girl 炮製女朋友
Good Times, Bed Times 戀上你的床 Peggy
Naked Ambition 豪情 Kiki
1:99
2004 Love Battlefield 愛‧作戰 Ching
2006 My Name Is Fame 我要成名
Heavenly Mission 天行者 Fion
2011 Summer Love Guest star
Old Master Q and Little Ocean Tiger
2012 Lan Kwai Fong 2 喜愛夜蒲2 Cameo
I Love Hong Kong 2012 2012我愛HK 喜上加囍 Cameo
2015 ATM
2017 Chasing the Dragon 追龍 Mei
2018 Enter the Fat Dragon 肥龍過江

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Category Result Notes
2018 Another Era 24th Huading Awards Best Actress (Modern Drama) Won [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Niki Chow". imdb.com. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
  2. ^ "Niki Chow". chinesemov.com. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
  3. ^ "张嘉译陈数获华鼎奖最佳男女主 "魏璎珞"摘奖". Sina (in Chinese). November 9, 2018.

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