Jing Boran

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Jing Boran
Chinese name 井柏然
Pinyin Jǐng Bórán (Mandarin)
Born (1989-04-19) April 19, 1989 (age 27)
Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Other name(s) Jing Bao / Xiao Jing
Occupation Singer, Actor
Genre(s) Mandopop
Label(s) Warner Bros. Records
Years active 2007–present
Partner(s) Ni Ni
Ancestry 7/8 Chinese &
1/8 Russian
Website lyc.trmusic.com.cn

Jing Boran (Chinese: 井柏然; pinyin: Jǐng Bórán; born April 19, 1989 in Shenyang, Liaoning) is a Chinese singer and actor who rose to fame after winning first place in the 2007 My Hero contest.[1] Along with third-place winner Fu Xinbo, he then formed a group called BoBo.[2] Since 2008, Jing has participated in various television series and movies. He is best known for his lead roles in the Chinese box office hits Monster Hunt (2015) and Time Raiders (2016).

Career[edit]

2007–2014: Beginnings[edit]

Jing Boran began his singing career after winning the top prize at the Chinese talent contest My Hero in 2007. He signed a deal with Huayi Brothers and formed a boy band name BoBo with fellow contestant Fu Xinbo. In October 2007, the band released their debut EP, Glory.[1][2]

In 2008, he appeared in the Chinese film The Equation of Love and Death.[3] The following year, he made his film debut in Hot Summer Days. His performance in the film netted him newcomer awards at the 30th Hong Kong Film Award and the Beijing College Student Film Festival.[4][5]

In June 2011, after Jing signed a recording deal with Seed Music, he released his eponymous debut solo studio album.[6][7] The album topped the charts in both mainland China and Taiwan's G-music chart, and he won a Global Chinese Golden Chart Award for Best Newcomer.

In 2012, Jing started to focus on his acting career, and featured in many Chinese films, including The Bullet Vanishes (2012), The Guillotines (2012), Up in the Wind (2013), and Rise of the Legend (2014).

2015–Present: Rising popularity and Breakthrough[edit]

Jing first achieved recognition with the road film Lost and Love, where he won a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 30th Golden Rooster Awards.[8] His popularity continued to rise with the television series Love Weaves Through a Millennium and the travel-reality show Divas Hit the Road.

Jing achieved his breakthrough with the fantasy film Monster Hunt. The film broke several box office records in China and won the highest-grossing film of the year.[9]

In 2016, Jing starred in the fantasy-action-adventure film Time Raiders, based on the online novel series Tomb Raiders. The film topped box office charts, and became the only local summer release to surpass CN¥1 billion.[10] He then featured in romance film Love O2O, based on the Chinese novel under the same title, with Hong Kong actress Angelababy.[11]

In 2017, Jing will star in Lou Ye's upcoming film Lovers in Hell.[12]

Endorsement and Ambassador Activities[edit]

In 2015, Jing became the youth ambassador for the Youth Creativity Entrepreneur awards, established by United Nations Human Settlements Programme.[13]

Personal life[edit]

In March 2016, Jing was announced to be dating actress Ni Ni.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2008 The Equation of Love and Death 李米的猜想 Cameo
2010 Hot Summer Days 全城热恋 Xiao Fang
2011 The Founding of a Party 建党伟业 Xie Zhaomin
Love in Space 全球热恋 Wen Feng
2012 Shadows of Love 影子爱人 Bi Da
The Bullet Vanishes 消失的子弹 Xiao Wu
The Guillotines 血滴子 Hou Jia Shisan
2013 Up in the Wind 等风来 Wang Can
2014 Rise of the Legend 黄飞鸿之英雄有梦 Che Huo
2015 Bride Wars 新娘大作战 Host Cameo
Lost and Love 失孤 Zeng Shuai
Monster Hunt 捉妖记 Song Tianyin
A Tale of Three Cities 三城记 Shou Maihua
2016 Time Raiders 盗墓笔记 Zhang Qiling
Love O2O 微微一笑很倾城 Xiao Nai
2017 Monster Hunt 2 捉妖记2 Song Tianyin
Lovers in Hell 地狱恋人 Yang Jiadong

Television dramas[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2009 Youth Forward Time 青春进行时 Jing Bao
Girl Rushes Forward 女孩冲冲冲 Jing Xiaoqiao
2011 33 Story Halls 33故事馆 Zhang Chengyou
2013 New Editor Department's Story 新编辑部故事 He Cheche
2015 Love Weaves Through a Millennium 相爱穿梭千年 Gong Ming
2017 Love in New York 当我们爱在纽约 Wang Jing

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2015 Divas Hit the Road 花儿与少年 Cast
2016 Fighting Man 我们战斗吧 Cast

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Notes
2010 Warm Hands 暖暖手 Collaboration with Guo Biyao
2011 Jing Boran 井柏然首张同名专辑

Soundtracks and theme songs[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Album Notes
2009 "Homework" 回家作业 Youth Rushes Forward OST
"Be Happier" 快乐多一些
"Jiayou Angel" 天使加油
2010 "Hot Summer Days" 全城热恋 Hot Summer Days OST
2012 "No Valentine's Day" 不过情人节
2014 "Another Side of the City" 你飞到城市另一边 Up in the Wind OST
2015 "Where Will You Be Tomorow" 明天你會在哪 Monster Hunt OST Duet with Bai Baihe
"Can't Forget" 不能忘 Love Weaves Through a Millennium OST Duet with Zheng Shuang
2016 "The Initial Dream" 最初的梦想 Love O2O OST
2017 "Beauty and the Beast" 美女与野兽 Beauty and the Beast OST Chinese version; Duet with Hebe Tien

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2010 17th Beijing Student Film Festival Best New Actor Hot Summer Days Won
2011 30th Hong Kong Film Awards Nominated
1st Hong Kong Australia Youth Film Festival Most Popular New Star Won
2012 8th Huading Awards Best Chinese Newcomer Won
2nd Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards Best Newcomer (Silver Award) Jing Boran Won
2015 30th Golden Rooster Awards Best Supporting Actor Lost and Love Won
15th Chinese Film Media Awards Most Anticipated Actor Nominated
2016 33rd Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actor Monster Hunt Nominated
13th Changchun Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Lost and Love Won [15]

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