Singer-actor Jordan Chan attends the premiere of his new film "Kungfu Hip-hop" in Shanghai on Friday, June 27, 2008. [Photo: Tungstar/sina.com]
Hong Kong pop singer Jordan Chan was in Shanghai for the premiere of his new film "Kungfu Hip-hop."
Starring with Chinese mainland sweetheart Fan Bingbing, Chan practiced many difficult kungfu moves blended with hip-hop dancing in the movie.
"I did 90 percent of all the kungfu action," Chan told the media.
Born in Hong Kong in 1964, Chan got his start by enrolling in a dancing class in 1985. Soon he joined dancing troupes that accompanied pop stars such as Alan Tam, Leslie Cheong and Anita Mui before a producer encouraged him to make a record of his own.
In 1994, he made his film debut, but really made his name with "Young and Dangerous" in 1996, still regarded as a classic tale of triad gangsters.
Like his movie characters, Chan is a bit of a rebel in real life, and is notorious for refusing to cooperate with interviewers. After dating Cecilia Chung, he is now going out with young actress Cherrie Ying and plans to marry her soon.