Lin Gengxin

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Lin Gengxin
Chinese name 林更新
Pinyin Lín Gēngxīn (Mandarin)
Born (1988-02-13) February 13, 1988 (age 26)
Shenyang, China
Other name(s) Kenny Lin
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009 - present
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lin.

Lin Gengxin (Chinese: 林更新) born 13 February 1988 Shenyang, Liaoning province, China is an actor. Lin is known for his role in Scarlet Heart.


Lin Gengxin enrolled in the Shanghai Theatre Academy in 2007. During his college years, Lin appeared in low-budget films, television shows, short films and advertisements. He worked with experienced actors such as Betty Sun and Alex Fong.

Role in Scarlet Heart[edit]

Scarlet Heart is a television program based on Tong Hua's novel of the same name (2006). It first aired on "Hunan TV" on 10 September 2011. Filming finished on 20 March 2011. Lin portrayed the 14th Prince Yinti, a youthful, carefree and gentle person who was willing to sacrifice his life to protect and support his eighth brother. Lin won a Sohu drama festival award for "best male newcomer". Scarlet Heart is not Lin's first TV but definitely is one to let him known by everyone and get numerous fans.


Year Title Chinese title Role Notes
2009 The Blue Cornflower 蓝色矢车菊 Sales manager
The Immemorial Magic 玩命魔术 Tong Xing
2011 Royal Tramp
2013 Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon 狄仁杰之神都龙王 Shatuo
2014 Just Another Margin 天仙奇缘 Guest role
2014 My Old Classmate 同桌的你 Lin Yi
2014 The Taking of Tiger Mountain 智取威虎山
TBA Black & White 2 痞子英雄2 Chen Zhen
TBA Sword Master 三少爺的劍
Year Title Chinese title Role Notes
2011 Scarlet Heart 步步惊心 Yunti
2012 Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar Of Sky 轩辕剑:天之痕 Zhang Lie
Drama Go! Go! Go! 姐姐立正向前走 Tong Shaotian
2013 Dancing Legend 舞乐传奇 Burmese Prince Shu Nanda

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