Kanya Rattanapetch

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Kanya Rattanapetch
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Kanya Rattanapetch at Press conf. of concert "Nokia Music Presents The Love of Siam Special Greeting"
Born Kanya Rattanapetch
(1989-11-02) 2 November 1989 (age 27)
Other names Loogtarn/Tarn
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2003-present
Website http://www.tarnkanya.com/

Kanya Rattanapetch (Thai: กัญญา รัตนเพชร์; rtgsKanya Rattanaphet, born November 2, 1989) in Thailand, is a Thai model and actress. She is best known for her role in the 2007 film, The Love of Siam as Ying.


Kanya Rattanapetch was born in Bangkok, Thailand. She is currently studies master's degree at Bangkok University.

Acting career[edit]

From left to right - Mario Maurer, Kanya Rattanapetch, Witwisit Hiranyawongkul and Chookiat Sakveerakul

Her acting career started[1] when she was 13 or 14 years old, and she was seen first in 2005 Thai Horror Film Scared(Rab Nong Sayong Kwan) [2] as Tarn. Aside from acting she was also in the field of modeling. She did two more films Mor.8 [3] in 2006 and Sick Nurses[4] in 2007, She rise to fame when she played the martyr girl named 'Ying' in the most acclaimed Thai film Love of Siam (Rak Haeng Sayam).

The year after she started getting supporting roles for TV Series / Lakorn from 3 major TV Station in Thailand. She was first cast in Ch.5's Sitcom Ruk Rhythm. After the sitcom she was cast at ch.3' Lakorn 'Ruk Sorn Kaen', then 2009, she got a role as Noodee in a Lakorn titled 'Mea Luang' in ch.7 (Ch.3's rival network). After that series Kanya is back at ch.3 for 'Sapai Glai Peun Tiang'[5] which is currently airing in Thailand. She will be back in ch.7 for a Lakorn where she will play in a lead role. The tentative title of the said Lakorn is 'Coke E-Ling Hansa'.

Aside from that, after her performance in the Love of Siam, she was chosen to be WAN's leading lady for his single's music video for "Safe Distance".[6] the song and the music video itself topped charts Thailand due to the chemistry between Kanya and Wan. It was proceeded with another music video for WAN's next single 'What the Rest'. The music video follows the story from the 1st video, yet ended in a sad end. Kanya was also featured in 2 music videos of the Thai band "AM Fine" where she acted a rocker-emo who fell in love with a guy who loves someone else.

In 2008, she made another movie titled 4 Romance[7] alongside her fellow cast in the Love of Siam, Mario Maurer and Witwisit Hiranyawongkul. The three actors were not actually seen in a same scene because they all have their lead roles in three different segments of the film. Witwisit is in the segment 'Dream', Mario in 'Kiss' and Kanya in segment 'Shy'.


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Scared (2005 film) Tarn
2006 Mor.8 Petchara
2007 Sick Nurses Ae
Love of Siam Ying The Martyr
2008 4 Romance Tong Lead Role: Segment: Shy
2009 Pai In Love Lead Role
2010 WHO R U? Lead Role

TV Series / Lakorn[edit]

Year Title Role TV Station
2008 Ruk Rhythm Nurse PiangOr Ch. 5
Ruk Sorn Kaen [8] Ploysai Ch. 3
2009 Mea Luang [9] Noodee Ch. 7
Sapai Glai Peun Tiang [10] Nampetch Ch. 3
TBA Wong Wien Hua Jai [11] Ch. 7
TBA Coke E-Ling Hansa [12] Ch. 7

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Result Film
2008 Kom Chad Luek Award Nomination Best Supporting Actress Nominated[13] Love of Siam
Thailand National Film Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated[14] Love of Siam

Other appearances[edit]

Kanya also did star in 2 music videos, one for the thai singer WAN and another for the Thai band AM Fine. which both was proceeded by a sequel.

Music Video's with WAN

  • Safe Distance:AF2 (Wan: Soloist).[15]
  • What the Rest:AF2 (Wan: Soloist).[16]

Music Video's for Am Fine Band

  • Chan Di Mai Pho Due Thoe Mai Pho Sak Thi by Am Fine.[17]
  • Fear Night by Am Fine.[18]



  1. ^ Career Career
  2. ^ Nangdee Movie Database Rub Nong Sayong Kwan (Scared)
  3. ^ Nangdee Movie Database Mor.8
  4. ^ Nangdee Movie Database Suay Larg Sai (Sick Nurse)
  5. ^ ThaiTv3.com สะใภ้ไกลปืนเที่ยง
  6. ^ WAN ว่าน - ระยะปลอดภัย Music Video ว่าน - ระยะปลอดภัย
  7. ^ THAICINEMA.ORG 4 romances (Fhun, Waan, Aiy Joob )
  8. ^ Series Info / SarnWorld Wiki Ruk Sorn Kaen
  9. ^ SarnWorld Wiki Mea Luang
  10. ^ Currently Airing Sapai Glai Peun Tiang
  11. ^ Kanya's Upcoming Series / SarnWorld Wiki Wong Wien Hua Jai
  12. ^ Upcom*ing Series Coke E-Ling Hansa
  13. ^ Kom Chad Luek Award Nomination Kom Chad Luek Award Nomination in Film Category
  14. ^ Kanya Rattanapetch Awards at IMDB.com Awards at IMDB.com
  15. ^ AF2 Music Video[MV] ระยะปลอดภัย - Wan Soloist - ว่าน ธนกฤต พานิชวิทย์
  16. ^ AF2 Music Video 2[MV] สิ่งที่ยังเหลือ - Wan
  17. ^ Chan Di Mai Pho Due Thoe Mai Pho Sak Thi Am Fine Music Video Am Fine - Chan Di Mai Pho Due Thoe Mai Pho Sak Thi
  18. ^ Fear Night Am Fine Music Video กลัวกลางคืน - Am Fine

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