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Aaron Kwok
Aaron Kwok at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2019
Kwok in 2019
Kwok Fu-shing

(1965-10-26) 26 October 1965 (age 58)
NationalityHong Kong Chinese
Other namesShing-Shing
CitizenshipHong Kong
EducationSt John's Co-education College
  • Singer
  • dancer
  • actor
  • racing driver
Years active1984–present
OrganizationAaron Kwok International Charity Foundation (Chinese: 郭富城國際慈善基金會)(2000-present)
Moka Fang
(m. 2017)
Children2 Daughters
Musical career
LabelsUFO Record
Warner Music Group
Music Nation Group
Chinese name
WebsiteFirst Strong Workshop Ltd (Aaron Kwok Management Co.)

Aaron Kwok Fu-shing (born 26 October 1965) is a Hong Kong singer, dancer, actor and racing driver. Active since the 1980s, Kwok is known as one of the "Four Heavenly Kings" of Hong Kong pop music. Dubbed the "God of Dance",[1] Kwok's onstage dancing is influenced by the late American performer Michael Jackson. He has released over 30 studio albums in Cantonese and Mandarin, mostly in the dance-pop genre, with elements of rock, R&B, soul, electronica and traditional Chinese music.[2]

Concurrently with his music career, Kwok started as an actor with a role in the TVB television drama Genghis Khan (1987), followed by Twilight of a Nation (1988), Man from Guangdong (1991), Heartstrings (1994), and Wars of Bribery (1996). He gained widespread recognition in the movie Saviour of the Soul (1991), for which he was nominated for a Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, before starring in a string of box-office hits, including Future Cops (1993), China Strike Force (2000), Divergence (2005), After This Our Exile (2006), Port of Call (2015), and Project Gutenberg (2018).

Early life[edit]

Kwok graduated from St John's Co-education College in Hong Kong. After graduating from secondary school, Kwok worked as a junior staff in King Fook Gold & Jewellery Co. Ltd. His father, who owns a small gold retail store, desired that he gain experience in the business with the view of eventually handing the family business over to him. If not for one of Kwok's brothers taking over the gold business, his father would not have allowed him to join the entertainment industry. In 1984, he was fired for prolonged absenteeism (sick leave) caused by a foot muscle injury from trying the splits at a party.[2]

In 1991, Kwok's older brother, Kwok Fu-kun, was shot dead outside the Sunbeam Theatre in North Point while chasing armed robbers who had raided his Marble Street jewelry store.[3][4]


Early years[edit]

After being fired from a jewellery company in 1984 at the age of 19, Kwok only had a high school education and had never studied dancing in university before. Kwok subsequently joined a dancer training course at TVB, where his talent for dancing was immediately recognized. Kwok then performed in music videos and variety shows for other singers. In 1987, he was transferred to the acting department of the talent training course and became a TV actor, where he played minor parts in TVB dramas. In 1990, he did a TV commercial in Taiwan for the Honda motorcycle DJ-1RR.[5] The commercial gained him instant popularity with Taiwanese girls, and he immediately burst onto the music scene.[2]


Aaron performing in San Francisco

Kwok then began his music career with three mandopop albums including the famous song "Loving You Forever" (對你愛不完) to accompany his dance moves. After his success in Taiwan, he returned to Hong Kong in 1991 to do Cantopop. The next few years saw his popularity reach fever-pitch, and he was soon ranked as one of the "Four Heavenly Kings". Kwok became one of Hong Kong and Asia's most prominent pop stars. He won his first major awards with the 1991 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards and 1991 RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards.[2]

Janet Jackson collaborated with Aaron Kwok and Ricky Martin for international versions of "Ask for More", a promotional single and commercial released as part of an advertising campaign for Pepsi. A full-length music video of the version with Kwok was also released in Asian markets.[6][7]


As soon as Kwok entered the music industry in 1991, he started a fast-dancing trend (勁歌熱舞). Kwok's onstage dancing and displays has been known to be influenced by Michael Jackson. Later in his career, he is known to have won a prestigious top ten Hong Kong dance award (十大舞蹈家年獎).[8][9] Of all the performing arts at which Kwok excels, stage appearances remain his perennial favourite. His dance accomplishments are also matched with stage displays. On 16 November 2007, he held an "Aaron Kwok De Show Reel Live" concert at Hong Kong Coliseum with the largest revolving stage.[10] On 17 February 2008, he held an "Aaron Kwok De Show Reel Extension Live" concert at the Hong Kong AsiaWorld Arena with the largest revolving stage measured at 10m x 9.44m and created a new entry for the Guinness Book of World Records.[11]


Kwok in Taipei in 2013

Over the years, Kwok has also been active in other media such as TV commercials and acting. He began his acting career with the TVB series Rise of Genghis Khan, and the 1988 series Twilight of a Nation about the Taiping Rebellion. One of his more noticeable role was for the 1996 TVB drama series Wars of Bribery where he plays an ICAC special-agent with Athena Chu.

He also starred in various movies. At the Taiwan's 42nd Golden Horse Awards ceremony on 13 November 2005, Kwok was the surprise winner of Best Leading Actor award for his role in the film Divergence. It was Kwok's first Golden Horse nomination and beat veteran Hong Kong star Tony Leung Ka-fai to win the honour. He won the Best Actor Award again at the 43rd Golden Horse Awards on 24 November 2006 for his role in the film After This Our Exile. He became only the second actor in the history of the Golden Horse Awards to win the Best Actor Award consecutively. Jackie Chan first accomplished this back in the 1992-3.

Along with Zhang Ziyi, Kwok stars in an AIDS-themed film Love for Life, which premiered on 10 May 2010. In 2016, Kwok won his first Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor for his role in the crime thriller film, Port of Call, at the 35th Hong Kong Film Awards.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Kwok married Shanghai-based Chinese model Moka Fang (方媛) and they both are parents to daughters Chantelle Kwok[13] and Charlotte Kwok. Kwok posted on social media on 18 April 2019 that his second daughter Charlotte Kwok was born.[14]


Kwok is a collector of sports cars as well as a fan of motor racing. He is known as a car fanatic and has a large collection of notable cars.[15] Some of his collection include the Audi R8 GT Spyder, Ferrari F50, F512M, F355 GTS, F360 Modena, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari California, Ferrari F430 Spider, Lamborghini Diablo SE30, Mercedes-Benz SL600, Mercedes CLK DTM AMG, Porsche 911 Turbo, Porsche 911 GT3 RS mk2. Other cars include the Enzo Ferrari, a Carbon version Pagani Zonda F, Lamborghini Murciélago, Gallardo, Lamborghini Aventador 50th Anniversario Roadster, Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, Porsche 996 GT3, Nissan GT-R.[15]

In 2011, Kwok became a race-horse owner at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. He originally owned two horses: N288 CALLING WITH LOVE[16] and another named P288 MY FAVORITE.[17] In 2018, he purchased a new horse named C180 DANCING FIGHTER.[18] Kwok is also well known to be a super fan of Chinese hotpot .


Kwok in 2015

He was famous for popularising a new type of "center-split hair style" that was widely imitated during the 1990s.[19] As a fashion icon amongst the show biz industry, throughout his career he changed his hair style numerous times, including styles such as the five-five split and the four-six split.[19] In 2020, he became the brand ambassador of HSBC Jade in Hong Kong with advertisements that shared his own beneficial experience of using its banking services.[20]




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  8. ^ 首位流行歌手獲此殊榮 Archived 24 July 2018 at the Wayback Machine SUN娛樂. 2004-12-31
  9. ^ 郭富城成首位獲香港舞蹈年獎歌星 Archived 19 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine 網易娛樂. 2005-02-03
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  13. ^ 【一家三口】郭富城微博默認升級做爸爸 Archived 9 July 2018 at the Wayback Machine MPweekly. 2016-09-23
  14. ^ 天王郭富城官宣又做老竇 Archived 18 April 2019 at the Wayback Machine 東網. 2019-04-18
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  17. ^ MY FAVORITE Archived 21 March 2019 at the Wayback Machine The Hong Kong Jockey Club
  18. ^ DANCING FIGHTER Archived 10 August 2021 at the Wayback Machine The Hong Kong Jockey Club
  19. ^ a b dailynews.sina.com. "Sina.com Archived 18 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine."當年狂追的偶像髮型 Retrieved on 2 April 2010.
  20. ^ "精準投資數據分析,助您睇高一線 | 滙豐尚玉 Be at the top of your game with detailed analysis | HSBC Jade - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Archived from the original on 9 December 2020. Retrieved 7 January 2021.

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