Recently, more and more Asian celebrities have been going international. Thanks to their talent in music and cinema, they are winning the hearts of millions of people globally. So, let’s look at the top 10 trending Asian celebrities whose names you have definitely heard at least once in the last year.
#1: Jungkook of BTS
It’s hard to find someone who spends time on the Internet daily and has never heard of BTS. This boyband, formed in 2013, has been tearing up record charts for the past few years with their catchy music. Their last single, Permission to Dance (2021), topped the charts in five countries, which added to the group’s long list of accomplishments. Each of the seven members is extremely popular among K-pop fans and young people worldwide. But it is Jeon Jungkook, or Golden Maknae, as fans call him, who is the most popular member of the group. Thanks to his angelic voice, handsome looks, and talent for everything this young man does, he easily wins the hearts of girls (and guys) who have seen his passionate performance on stage at least once in their lives.
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#2: Jennie of Black Pink
Another South Korean K-pop band, this time consisting of girls, is Black Pink. Each girl is attractive and has her own fanbase, but recently, one particular member, Jennie, became the subject of heated discussion among netizens. She was spotted with Kim Taehyung (another member of BTS), hanging out on Jeju Island, a popular vacation spot among South Koreans. Some speculated that they were dating, while others said it was just a no-strings-attached relationship. After the scandal, everyone looking for Asian hookups started actively registering on Asian dating sites for casual encounters in hopes of meeting Jennie there. Considering how easy it is to hide your identity on a casual dating site when looking for hookups, it’s not surprising that no one has ever been able to meet her. Regardless of whether Jennie uses Asian dating sites or is actually in a serious relationship with Taehyung, dating sites have gained a huge number of new users after this scandal.
#3: Katrina Kaif
As one of India’s highest-paid actresses, Katrina Kaif is known for her stunning beauty and acting skills in Hindi films. Originally from Hong Kong, Katrina has managed to work as a fashion model for some time, but still, her main calling has turned out to be cinema. Katrina frequently appears on lists of India’s most attractive actresses and is also a regular sponsor of various makeup brands.
IU, or Lee Ji Eun, is a South Korean singer and actress who every year amazes her fans not only with her beauty but also with her excellent vocal skills and acting. Endowed with incredible talent, Lee Ji Eun regularly reaches new heights. For example, her single Eight (2020) reached number one on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart. One of the best-selling solo performers in the predominantly band-dominated K-pop industry, IU became the first solo K-pop artist to perform at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena during the Seoul leg of her 2019 Love, Poem concert tour. Today she remains one of the most talked about Asian celebrities in South Korea and beyond.
#5: Lee Min Ho
Lee Min Ho is a sought-after South Korean actor as well as a singer, model, and businessman. Min Ho made his debut as an actor in Boys Over Flowers (2009), well-known to all fans of k-drama. This role later won him the Best New Actor Award at the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards. To date, Min Ho earns about 2.5 million U.S. dollars from product advertisements alone. Successful and incredibly attractive, he makes the hearts of women worldwide melt.
#6: Xiao Zhan
Xiao Zhan is a Chinese singer and actor. Being as talented in everything as the previous celebrities, he is well-known throughout China and far beyond. His singing career began with the boyband X Nine, but currently, he is more engaged in a solo career. His latest single, Spotlight (2020), was a real hit, setting a Guinness World Record as the fastest-selling digital track in China. More than 25 million copies were sold in 24 hours. His career as an actor also brings regular awards and nominations.
#7: Takeru Satoh
In Japan, actor Takeru Satoh, best known for his starring role as Ryotaro Nogami in the Kamen Rider Den-O franchise, is extremely popular. His career as an actor began when he was a child, starring in various commercials and photo shoots for magazines. Due to health problems, he took a short break, disappearing from the screens for a long time. But recently, making his debut a second time, he melted the hearts of millions with his talented acting and attractive looks.
G-Dragon is another K-pop legend. He has always been famous not only as a member of the one-of-a-kind boyband BigBang but also as a solo artist. His creativity, unique style, charisma, and ability to create music literally on the fly has fallen in love with thousands of girls around the world. Widely recognized for his influence on youth culture, fashion trends and music in South Korea, G-Dragon was named the most influential person in entertainment and sports in Asia by Forbes in 2016. He is still a topic of discussion among netizens, as everyone looks forward to new music from him.
#9: Lee Jong Suk
Another South Korean actor and model known for his talent and attractive looks is Lee Jong Suk. He made his debut as a model in 2005, becoming the youngest male model ever to participate in Seoul Fashion Week. It turned out later on that he was blessed with an excellent acting talent, which led to a very successful career as an actor. Some of the most talked about roles to this day are his roles in School 2013 (2012), I Can Hear Your Voice (2013), Pinocchio (2014), and Big Mouth (2022).
#10: Fan Bingbing
And finally, Fan Bingbing, one of China’s most famous actresses. From 2013 to 2017, she was listed by Forbes China Celebrity 100 as the highest paid celebrity. Her real breakthrough was her role in Cell Phone (2003), which became the highest-grossing movie in China. But Fan Bingbing is not only famous for her acting career. A couple of years ago, the actress was fined nearly $130 million for tax evasion, which shattered her career. Nevertheless, after a short break, the actress is back in the public eye and continues to shoot for magazines and appear in various shows.
So, how many celebrities have you recognized? You’ve probably heard about them at least once lately, and no wonder, considering how much buzz they’ve made on the Internet!