Yan Shunkai

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yan.
Yan Shunkai
Chinese name 嚴順開 (traditional)
Chinese name 严顺开 (simplified)
Pinyin Yán Shùnkāi (Mandarin)
Origin People's Republic of China
Born (1937-06-06) June 6, 1937 (age 77)
Echeng, Hubei or Shanghai, China
Occupation Director

Yan Shunkai (born in E'cheng, Hubei or Shanghai on 6 June 1937) is a Chinese comedian, actor and film director.

Yan enrolled in the Central Academy of Drama in 1959, graduating in 1963.[1]

He won "The Gold Stick Prize" at the Second International Festival of Comedy Films in Switzerland in 1982 for his role in The True Story of Ah Q.[1]


As actor[edit]

  • 江湖俏佳人 (2006)
  • 大宋提刑官 (2005)
  • 银饰 (2005)
  • 梦想成真 (2004)
  • 好女不愁嫁 (2000)
  • 夫唱妻和 (1996)
  • 阿潭内传 (1988)
  • 女局长的男朋友 (1986)
  • 阿混新传 (1984)
  • 鼓乡春晓 (1983)
  • 阿Q正传 (1981) - The True Story of Ah Q

As director[edit]

  • A Tan nei zhuan (1988)


  1. ^ a b Yan Shunkai: a Well-Known Comedian

Yan Shunkai at the Internet Movie Database