Wang Baoqiang

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Chinese actor Wang Baoqiang

Wang Baoqiang (王宝强) is a well-known Chinese actor who was recently elected member of the 11th Hebei Provincial Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Wang was born on May 29, 1984, in Dahuita Village, Nanhe County, Xingtai City of Hebei Province. He is the youngest of three children. His parents are ordinary farmers. Wang started practicing martial arts at the age of six and became a student of the Shaolin Temple in Henan Province at the age of eight. Later on, he went to Beijing to act as an extra in several martial arts movies.

For his leading role in the 2003 production "Blind Shaft," Wang won Best Actor at the Fifth Deauville Film Festival in France, Best Actor at the 44th Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival, and Best Actor at the Second Bangkok International Film Festival.

In 2004, Wang was invited by famous director Feng Xiaogang to star in "A World Without Thieves" which won him much praise from critics. In 2006, he starred in the TV series "Soldiers Sortie," in which he successively portrayed a soldier named Xu Sanduo. His natural and lovable performance deeply impressed audiences and won him great fame.

For his 2011 role in "Hello, Mr. Tree," Wang won the award for Best Actor at the Ninth Vladivostok International Film Festival in Russia, the award for Best Actor at the Fifth Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the award for Best Actor at the New York Chinese Film Festival, the award for Best Actor of the 2011-2012 Chinese Youth Film Handbook, and the award for Best Actor at the Italy Asian Film Festival. Wang"s 2012 film "Lost in Thailand" was a smash hit at the box-office, taking in 1.1 billion yuan (US$176.8 million). The comedy has unexpectedly become the highest-grossing Chinese film to date.

Wang is called a "grassroots star" by audiences. His remarkable diligence and painstaking efforts have laid the solid foundation for his success. "My success depends not only on good luck, but also on hard work," he said.

In January 2013, Wang was elected member of the 11th Hebei Provincial Committee of the Chinese People"s Political Consultative Conference.

Wang Baoqiang in "My Brother Shun Liu"

The following are Wang Baoqiang"s major achievements from 2002 to 2013:

Film

Blind Shaft 2003

A World Without Thieves 2004

Assembly 2007

Fire Boy 2007

Two Super Eggs 2008

Li Mi"s Guess 2008

A Mediator at Green Mountain 2008

East Wind Rain 2009

The Founding of a Republic 2009

The Big Eater 2009

Bright Future 2009

Not a Cold Winter 2009

Little Big Soldier 2010

Wang Baoqiang in "Soldiers Sortie"

Fire of Conscience 2010

Lost on Journey 2010

Hello, Mr. Tree 2011

Love for Life 2011

Choy Lee Fur Kung Fu 2011

Punished 2012

Romancing in Thin Air 2012

A Jack Of All Trades 2012

Lost in Thailand 2012

Better and Better 2013

TV

Liu Luoguo - Qing Envoy 2002

Children of the Hongqi Canal 2004

Wang Baoqiang in "Lost in Thailand"

See Through 2005

Plot Against 2005

Hui Mie Zhi Wang 2006

Soldiers Sortie 2006

My Brother Shun Liu 2008

The March For A New China 2010

The Story of the New Lei Feng Squad 2011

My Best Sidekick 2011

My Father Is a Bench 2011

A Dream Comes True 2012

Dance with Wolves 2012

A Romance of the Sui and Tang Dynasties 2013