Xu Kai

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Xu Kai
Born (1995-03-05) March 5, 1995 (age 25)
OccupationActor, model
Years active2016–present
AgentHuanyu Film
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese許凱
Simplified Chinese许凯

Xu Kai (simplified Chinese: 许凯; traditional Chinese: 許凱; pinyin: Xǔ Kǎi, born 5 March 1995) is a Chinese actor and model. He is best known for his role as Fuheng in Story of Yanxi Palace (2018) and Li Chenlan in The Legends (2019).[1]



In 2013, Xu won the championship in a print ads modeling contests held in Guangzhou.[2] In 2016, he signed a contract with Huanyu Film, an entertainment company owned by Yu Zheng, and entered the entertainment industry.[3] He was cast in his first television series Zhaoge, where he plays Yang Jian.[4]

2018–present: Rising popularity[edit]

In 2018, Xu starred in the historical romance drama Untouchable Lovers, followed by palace drama Story of Yanxi Palace.[5][6] He gained mainstream recognition with his role as Fucha Fuheng in Story of Yanxi Palace, which was a huge hit in China and across Asia.[7]

In 2019, Xu made his big-screen debut in the romance film Autumn Fairy Tale.[8] The same year, Xu played his first lead role in xianxia drama The Legends.[9] Xu's role as a loyal and reticent demon prince in The Legends received positive reviews, and he experienced a rise in popularity.[10] The same year, he starred in the youth military drama Arsenal Military Academy.[11] His performance in the drama earned him the Best Actor award at the Hengdian Film and TV Festival of China.[12] Xu also starred in the xianxia drama Once Upon a Time in Lingjian Mountain, based on the manhua Congqian Youzuo Lingjianshan.[13] Forbes China listed Xu under their 30 Under 30 China 2019 list which consisted of 30 influential people under 30 years old who have had a substantial effect in their fields.[14]



Year English title Chinese title Role Notes/Ref.
2019 Autumn Fairy Tale 蓝色生死恋 Han Tai [8]

Television series[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Network Notes/Ref.
2018 Untouchable Lovers 凤囚凰 Shen Yu Hunan TV [5]
Story of Yanxi Palace 延禧攻略 Fucha Fuheng iQiyi [6]
2019 The Legends 招摇 Li Chenlan / Mo Qing Hunan TV [9]
Arsenal Military Academy 烈火军校 Gu Yanzhen iQiyi [11]
Once Upon a Time in Lingjian Mountain 从前有座灵剑山 Wang Lu [13]
TBA Zhaoge 朝歌 Yang Jian [4]
Ode to Daughter of Great Tang 大唐女儿行 Cheng Chumo iQiyi, Tencent, Youku [15]
Dance of the Sky Empire 天舞纪 Li Xuan iQiyi [16]
Falling Into Your Smile 你微笑时很美 Lu Sicheng Tencent
Imperial Cuisine 尚食 Lu Xingqiao Mango TV


Year English title Chinese title Album Notes/Ref.
2019 "Entering a Dream" 入梦 Arsenal Military Academy OST with Bai Lu[17]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2018 7th iQiyi All-Star Carnival Promising Actor Award N/A Won [18]
12th Tencent Video Star Awards DOKI New Force Award N/A Won [19]
2019 6th The Actors of China Award Ceremony Best Actor (Web series) Arsenal Military Academy Nominated [20]
6th Hengdian Film and TV Festival of China (Wenrong Awards) Best Actor Won [12]
StarHub Night of Stars 2019 Best Actor (China) Won [21]
Golden Bud - The Fourth Network Film And Television Festival Best Actor The Legends, Arsenal Military Academy, Once Upon a Time in Lingjian Mountain Nominated [22]
8th iQiyi All-Star Carnival Most Popular Drama Actor N/A Won [23]
16th Esquire Man At His Best Awards Television Actor of the Year N/A Won [24]
Tencent Video All Star Awards Trendy Figure of the Year N/A Won [25]


  1. ^ "Rookie Actor Xu Kai Breaks Out with "Story of Yanxi Palace"". 12 September 2018.
  2. ^ "中国(广州)国际模特大赛全国总决赛举行" (in Chinese). Sina. 26 December 2013.
  3. ^ "欢娱影视签三新人 于正欲打造下个陈晓袁姗姗?" (in Chinese). Netease. 22 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b "许凯《朝歌》饰演杨戬 一袭白衣上演俊朗侧颜杀" (in Chinese). Sina. 5 May 2017.
  5. ^ a b "《凤囚凰》热播 许凯获封"最强新人"" (in Chinese). Netease. 10 April 2018.
  6. ^ a b "于正新男主上线!许凯《延禧攻略》演绎傅恒" (in Chinese). Tencent. 22 March 2017.
  7. ^ "璎珞是"套路女孩"?许凯生活中更喜欢富察皇后" (in Chinese). Sina. 25 July 2018.
  8. ^ a b "《蓝色生死恋》定档2月14日 恋爱启蒙书回忆升温". Netease (in Chinese). January 14, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "《招摇》开机 白鹿许凯加盟打造热血江湖世界" (in Chinese). Sina. 27 October 2017.
  10. ^ "《招摇》收官在即 许凯强力吸粉人气暴涨" (in Chinese). ifeng. March 27, 2019.
  11. ^ a b "《烈火军校》定档8月6日 白鹿代兄从军热血护国". ifeng (in Chinese). July 25, 2019.
  12. ^ a b "2019横店影视节圆满落幕 "文荣奖"各奖项揭晓". Sina (in Chinese). October 27, 2019.
  13. ^ a b "《从前有座灵剑山》定档 许凯张榕容解锁高能爽剧". Netease (in Chinese). November 11, 2019.
  14. ^ 福布斯30岁以下精英榜出炉 肖战王一博李现等上榜. Sina (in Chinese). October 17, 2019.
  15. ^ "《大唐女儿行》海报曝光 李一桐许凯甜虐相恋". Sina (in Chinese). March 19, 2019.
  16. ^ "《天舞纪》概念海报曝光 许凯演绎古装校园传奇". Netease (in Chinese). December 23, 2019.
  17. ^ "白鹿、许凯合唱《烈火军校》插曲《入梦》上线". Kulemi (in Chinese). August 14, 2019.
  18. ^ "2019爱奇艺尖叫之夜全程回顾 2019爱奇艺尖叫之夜完整获奖名单". Fengfeng (in Chinese). December 2, 2018.
  19. ^ "腾讯视频星光盛典:Baby美杨超越萌,老戏骨们最有范儿". Tencent (in Chinese). December 18, 2018.
  20. ^ ""好演员"候选名单:肖战李现赵丽颖杨紫等入围". Sina (in Chinese). October 16, 2019.
  21. ^ "Kim Jae-wook and Park Min-young win top awards at StarHub Night of Stars 2019". The Straits Times. November 28, 2019.
  22. ^ "金骨朵网络影视盛典提名揭晓 王一博肖战杨紫等入围". Ynet (in Chinese). November 25, 2019.
  23. ^ "2020爱奇艺尖叫之夜获奖名单一览". Bendibao (in Chinese). December 6, 2019.
  24. ^ "大半个娱乐圈明星高光时刻全记录 第十六届MAHB年度先生盛典燃爆京城". ifeng (in Chinese). December 19, 2019.
  25. ^ "2019年度星光大赏". Tencent (in Chinese). December 29, 2019.