Dasmond Koh

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This article is about the Singaporean TV host and DJ. For the swimmer, see Desmond Koh.
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Koh.
Dasmond Koh
Dasmond Koh.jpg
Chinese name 許振榮 (traditional)
Chinese name 许振荣 (simplified)
Pinyin Xǔ Zhènróng (Mandarin)
Birth name Koh Chin Eng
Born (1972-02-22) 22 February 1972 (age 44)
Singapore
Other name(s) 荣少
Occupation Actor, Radio DJ, Host
Years active 1997–present

Dasmond Koh (born 1972) is a Singaporean actor, television host and radio DJ.

Career[edit]

Prior to entering the entertainment industry, Koh had been a full-time deejay with Y.E.S. 93.3FM since 1996. He was one of the RCS's most popular Chinese language deejays and was voted Friday Weekly Singapore's "Most Popular DJ" five years in a row[1][2] and YES 933's most popular DJ for three consecutive years at the biennial RCS Golden Mike Awards.[3]

In 2000 Koh joined MediaCorp while still juggling DJ duties and eventually resigned to join MediaCorp full-time several years later. Although fairly new to television, he was voted the Most Popular Newcomer at the Star Awards 2000 after starring in the sitcom Soho @ Work. He has hosted a variety of programmes ranging from travelogues to variety shows and major "live" events such as the Chingay Parade, Star Awards and SuperBand. Since crossing over to television, he has also enjoyed success as a host. He was voted the "Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes" for the sixth time at the Star Awards 2012 and has been nominated for Best Variety Show Host and Best Info-Ed Show Host several times.

In 2012 he co-directed his first film Timeless Love.[4][5]

In 2015, he founded an Anti-Aging skincare and beauty products company known as FrozenAge together with Aric Lim and Rexston Looi.

Personal life[edit]

Koh was educated at Anglican High School[6] and Temasek Polytechnic. In 2002, he was an Ambassador for World Vision and sponsored 2 Mongolian children. According to an interview, the misspelt name came about when it was a fad to have a Christian name. He had asked a teacher for the spelling of "Desmond".

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

] 大酒店 || Yang Maorong 杨茂荣 || Guest appearance

Year Work Role Notes
1999–2000 Soho @ Work 新新关系 Won – Most Popular Newcomer, Star Awards 2000
2003 A Child's Hope 孩有明天 Hong Zhonggeng 洪忠耿
A Toast of Love 吃吃面包谈谈情 Yang Jierong
2004 When the Time Comes 一线之间
Family Combo 门当户对
A Child's Hope II 孩有明天 Hong Zhonggeng 洪忠耿
2005 Family Combo 门当户对
2014 Scrum! 冲锋 Hei Ge 黑哥
2015 Life Is Beautiful 初一的心愿 Jun Kai 俊凯 Supporting Cast

Film[edit]

Year Work Role Notes
2000 The Tree 孩子树
2008 Missing You... 想你的时候 Simon
2012 Timeless Love 那个夏天 Directed

Radio Hosting[edit]

  • 1996
    • Especially For You (7pm – 11pm)
  • 1997
    • Late Night Dedication (11pm – 2am)
  • 1998
    • Lunch Show (12pm – 4pm)
  • 1999
    • The Nite Is Still Young (11pm – 2am)
  • 2000
    • The Nite Is Still Young (11pm – 2am)
  • 2001
    • Hi 中午好 Lunch Show (12pm – 2pm)
    • 降温180 Relax 180 (11pm-2am)
  • 2002
    • 男女交叉点 FM933 Crossroad Junction (10pm-1am)

Achievements[edit]

Year Accolade Works Result
2000 Star Awards 2000, Best Newcomer N/A Won
2000 Star Awards 2000, Best Variety Show Host Celebrity Telematch 全能大赢家 Nominated
2000 Star Awards 2000, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Won
2001 Star Awards 2001, Best Variety Show Host I Entertainment I娱乐 Nominated
2002 Star Awards 2002, Best Variety Show Host The Mission 创业无敌手 Nominated
2002 Star Awards 2002, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Won
2003 Star Awards 2003, Best Variety Show Host The Mission 创业无敌手 Nominated
2003 Star Awards 2003, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Won
2004 Star Awards 2004, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Won
2005 Star Awards 2005, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2006 Star Awards 2006, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2007 Star Awards 2007, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Won
2009 Star Awards 2009, Best Info-Ed Programme Show Host Tourism Insiders 旅游线上我在行 Nominated
2010 Star Awards 2010, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2011 Star Awards 2011, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2012 Star Awards 2012, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Won
2013 Star Awards 2013, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Won
2015 Star Awards 2015, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Won

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