Dasmond Koh

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Dasmond Koh
Chinese name 許振榮 (traditional)
Chinese name 许振荣 (simplified)
Pinyin Xǔ Zhènróng (Mandarin)
Born Koh Chin Eng
(1972-02-22) 22 February 1972 (age 45)
Other names 荣少
Occupation Actor, Radio DJ, Host
Years active 1997–present
Label(s) NoonTalk Media
Star Awards 2000: Best Newcomer
Star Awards 2000 - Star Awards 2015 :
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes

Dasmond Koh (born 1972) is a Singaporean actor, television host and radio DJ and prominently a full-time Mediacorp artiste from 1997 to 2015.


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.

In 2015, Koh left the entertainment industry as he announced that he would not renew his Mediacorp contract due to opening a business.[4][5]

By not renewing his Mediacorp contract, he was not nominated for Top 10 Most Popular Male Artist. He also founded an Anti-Aging skincare and beauty products company known as FrozenAge together with Aric Lim and Rexston Looi. He would want to focus on his business more, The Sheng Siong Show asked him to be one of the hosts. Now, he only does hosting for The Sheng Siong Show. His last drama was Life Is Beautiful.

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".



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


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 No Role 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)


The Star Awards are presented by Mediacorp.

Star Awards – Acting Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result
2000 Best Newcomer N/A Won
2000 Best Variety Show Host Celebrity Telematch 全能大赢家 Nominated
2001 Best Variety Show Host I Entertainment I娱乐 Nominated
2002 Best Variety Show Host The Mission 创业无敌手 Nominated
2003 Best Variety Show Host The Mission 创业无敌手 Nominated
2009 Best Info-Ed Programme Show Host Tourism Insiders 旅游线上我在行 Nominated

Star Awards - Popularity Awards[edit]

Year Award Result
2000 Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Won
2002 Won
2003 Won
2004 Won
2005 Nominated
2006 Nominated
2007 Won
2010 Nominated
2011 Nominated
2012 Won
2013 Won
2015 Won


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