Niki Chow

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Niki Chow
Chinese name 周麗淇 (traditional)
Chinese name 周丽淇 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhōu Lì Qí (Mandarin)
Jyutping chow1 lai6 kei4 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Shanghai
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1979-08-30) August 30, 1979 (age 35)
Hong Kong
Occupation Actress, Singer
Genre(s) Cantopop
Label(s) BMA (2005-2011)
Years active 1999–present
Official Website chowlaiki.net

Niki Chow (周麗淇) is a Hong Kong actress and Cantopop singer. She terminated her contract with management company BMA and label BMA Records in January 2011 and currently has an artist contract with TVB which began on February 1, 2011.

Early life[edit]

Niki 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 Shanghaiese in her family. She is the younger sister of the Hong Kong model Kathy Chow Man Kei. 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 (翡翠戀曲). She is well known for her role and performance in Producer Lau Ka Ho's 2005 series The Gentle Crackdown (秀才遇著兵), 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 (天幕下的戀人), 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 (最美麗的第七天), 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). Niki's most recent series The King of Snooker (桌球天王) of 2009, with Adam Cheng and Patrick Tang, did not do well, resulting in low ratings and negative reviews. She filmed Sakura Memories (櫻紅醉了) – a TVB travel documentary programme about Japan – in the spring of 2009 and it 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 《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]

Order Album Information
1st Pure Niki (EP + DVD)
2nd Child-Woman (EP + VCD)
3rd Nikikaka (Single - AVCD)
4th Redefine (EP + DVD)
5th Redefine Second Edition (EP + DVD)
6th Make a Wish" (Single)
7th F.L.Y. (EP)

Music for TVB:

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Awards
2004 Hard Fate
翡翠戀曲
Leung Wing-Sze (Ceci) Supporting role
Co-stars include: Damien Lau, Flora Chan, Kevin Cheng
Producer: Amy Wong
2005 The Gentle Crackdown
秀才遇著兵
Luk Sap-Yee
(Sap Yee Mui)
Leading role
Co-stars include: Moses Chan, Wayne Lai, Michelle Yim
Producer: Lau Ka Ho
Most Improved Actress Winner
TVB Magazine Popularity Award (Top 10 Most Popular Characters)
2006 Under the Canopy of Love
天幕下的戀人
Ko Yat-Sze Leading role
Co-stars include: Kevin Cheng, Bosco Wong, Natalie Tong
Producer: Amy Wong
Best Actress (Top 20) Nomination
My Favourite Female Character (Top 5) Nomination
Most Favorite Couple: Kevin Cheng and Niki Chow (Astro Award)
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 Leading role
Co-stars include: Kevin Cheng, Bosco Wong, Natalie Tong
Producer: Amy Wong
2009 The King of Snooker
桌球天王
Yau Ka-Kan Shared female lead role with Joyce Tang
Co-stars include: Adam Cheng, Patrick Tang, Joyce Tang
Producer: Terry Tong
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 Leading role
Co-stars include: Raymond Wong
Producer: Lee Tim Sing
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 10)
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character (Top 10)
2012 Sergeant Tabloid
女警愛作戰
Lui Fei Hap Leading role
Co-stars include: Michael Tse, Mandy Wong
Producer: Nelson Cheung
2013 A Change Of Heart Yuen Siu Gat Leading role
Co-stars include: Michael Miu, Bosco Wong
Producer: Nelson Cheung

Movies[edit]

Year 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
I Love Hong Kong 2012

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Niki Chow". imdb.com. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Niki Chow". chinesemov.com. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
TVB Anniversary Awards
Preceded by
Shirley Yeung
for Angels of Mission
Most Improved Actress
2005
for The Gentle Crackdown
Succeeded by
Linda Chung
for Always Ready ; The Bitter Bitten ; Forensic Heroes