Meiyang Chаng

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Meiyang Chang
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Meiyang Chаng at Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Bash
Born Meiyang Chang
(1982-10-06) October 6, 1982 (age 31)
Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
Occupation Dentist, Actor, Singer, Anchor
Years active 2007–present
Meiyang Chаng
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 張眉陽[1][source needs translation]
Simplified Chinese 张眉阳
Hindi name
Hindi मईयांग चैंग

Meiyang Chang (born 6 October 1982) is an Indian actor, television host, singer and qualified dentist.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Meiyang Chang was born on 6 October 1982 in Dhanbad, Jharkhand. He studied in Dhanbad, Col. Brown Cambridge School Dehradun,Wynberg Allen Mussoorie, and Bangalore. His father is a dentist, while his mother a beautician.

Chang is a qualified dentist, with a degree from V.S. Dental College & Hospital in Bangalore. A chance audition on Indian Idol 3, a nationwide singing competition on Sony Entertainment Television channel turned his life around. He attained the 5th place in the competition and bagged a contract with Sony Music India to record an album Tu To Na Aayi which had compositions by music directors Leslie Lewis and Amit Trivedi. His songs include Tu To Na Ayi, Kuch Dino Se, Hanju, to name a few. The musical sojourn resulted in Live performances across the globe, a jet-setting journey that continues to this day especially in the form of Temptations Reloaded, the globe-spanning Bollywood extravaganze with Shah Rukh Khan.

Chang returned to anchor the fourth season of Indian Idol, which made him the first ex-contestant to ever host the show in all its international adaptations. He has also hosted the Indian Premier League, India's Got Talent, Mirchi Music Awards, IIFA amongst others. Chang has also dabbled in TV fiction with Yeh Hai Aashiqui and Ek Tha Rusty. His TV commercials include Kurkure, Orbit Chewing Gum and McDowell's No. 1.

His big ticket however, was his debut Bollywood film Badmaash Company with Yash Raj Films, one of the premier film production houses in the country. He played the character of Zing, a happy-go-lucky college graduate whose character growth from a fun loving boy to an out-of-control alcoholic to a sobered down, mature youngster was well appreciated.

He is currently shooting for a yet undisclosed film project which is due for release in December 2014. Chang briefly dated Monali Thakur.[3][4]

Filmography[edit]

  • Badmaash Company, Yash Raj Films, 2010, as Zing
  • Detective Byomkesh Bakshi, 2014

Television[edit]

Television commercials[edit]

  • Kurkure
  • Orbit chewing gum
  • McDowell's No. 1

Music videos[edit]

Music[edit]

References[edit]

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