Niki Chow

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Niki Chow
File:Niki Chow.jpg
Niki Chow in 2007
Chinese name 周麗淇 (traditional)
Chinese name 周丽淇 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhōu Lì Qí (Mandarin)
Jyutping chow1 lai6 kei4 (Cantonese)
Origin Shanghai, China
Born (1979-08-30) August 30, 1979 (age 43)
British Hong Kong
Occupation Actress, Singer
Genre(s) Cantopop
Label(s) BMA (2005-2011)
Years active 1999–present
Ancestry Shanghai, China
Official website

Niki Chow (周麗淇) is a Hong Kong actress and Cantopop singer of Shanghainese descent. She terminated her contract with management company BMA and label BMA Records in January 2011 and currently has an artist contract with TVB which began on February 1, 2011.

Early life

Niki was born and raised in Hong Kong. She is fluent in Mandarin. However, netizens have pointed that her Cantonese pronunciation is less than perfect. This is because she grew up speaking Shanghainese in her family. She is the younger sister of the Hong Kong model Kathy Chow Man Kei. Niki's school life ended when she was spotted by an agent who offered her a modeling opportunity. This was the beginning of her life as an artist. She was just about 17 years old at that time.

Acting career

Several years later, she began her acting career in movies and television series, working mostly with TVB. Cast by Amy Wong, her first TVB series was Hard Fate (翡翠戀曲). She is well known for her role and performance in Producer Lau Ka Ho's 2005 series The Gentle Crackdown (秀才遇著兵), which stars Moses Chan and her. She won the Most Improved Actress award at the TVB Anniversary Awards (2005) for her performance in The Gentle Crackdown. Amy Wong's Under the Canopy of Love (天幕下的戀人), starring Kevin Cheng, Bosco Wong and her, in the February of the following year also helped establish her popularity. An indirect sequel with the same cast and crew, The Seventh Day (最美麗的第七天), came out February 2008. Her on-screen partnership with Kevin Cheng was well received by the audience in the years 2004-2008, along with rumours of the two dating in real life (until 2008). Niki's most recent series The King of Snooker (桌球天王) of 2009, with Adam Cheng and Patrick Tang, did not do well, resulting in low ratings and negative reviews. She filmed Sakura Memories (櫻紅醉了) – a TVB travel documentary programme about Japan – in the spring of 2009 and it aired on TVB in August 2009.

Music career

Niki signed with BMA Records in 2005 and released her debut EP Pure Niki in the August of that year. In 2006, she released Child-Woman and a single Nikikaka. In January 2009, she released Redefine. In August 2010, she released a charity single Make a Wish with proceeds donated to an organization called Make-A-Wish Hong Kong. As well, in November 2010, she released her last EP under BMA Records: F.L.Y. (which stands for Freedom, Love, and Youth).

Writing career

She is also the author of several books, including Girlfriend Diary《周麗淇·女朋友手記》(2005), a book of the same title as her 2006 album The Child Woman 《The Child Woman》(2006), Detailed Little Things 《細味心事》(2007), Happiness 《幸福》(2009), and Cherish 《珍惜》(2010). Her books are published under BMA Publications.


Order Album Information
1st Pure Niki (EP + DVD)
2nd Child-Woman (EP + VCD)
3rd Nikikaka (Single - AVCD)
4th Redefine (EP + DVD)
5th Redefine Second Edition (EP + DVD)
6th Make a Wish" (Single)
7th F.L.Y. (EP)

Music for TVB:


Television series

Year Title Role Notes Awards
2004 Hard Fate
Leung Wing-Sze (Ceci) Supporting role
Co-stars include: Damien Lau, Flora Chan, Kevin Cheng
Producer: Amy Wong
2005 The Gentle Crackdown
Luk Sap-Yee
(Sap Yee Mui)
Leading role
Co-stars include: Moses Chan, Wayne Lai, Michelle Yim
Producer: Lau Ka Ho
Most Improved Actress Winner
TVB Magazine Popularity Award (Top 10 Most Popular Characters)
2006 Under the Canopy of Love
Ko Yat-Sze Leading role
Co-stars include: Kevin Cheng, Bosco Wong, Natalie Tong
Producer: Amy Wong
Best Actress (Top 20) Nomination
My Favourite Female Character (Top 5) Nomination
Most Favorite Couple: Kevin Cheng and Niki Chow (Astro Award)
2007 Colours of Love
Ah Yi Guest star in Episode 8
2008 The Seventh Day
Ling Ka-Yan Leading role
Co-stars include: Kevin Cheng, Bosco Wong, Natalie Tong
Producer: Amy Wong
2009 The King of Snooker
Yau Ka-Kan Shared female lead role with Joyce Tang
Co-stars include: Adam Cheng, Patrick Tang, Joyce Tang
Producer: Terry Tong
2009 The Book and the Sword
Huoqingtong CCTV Series
2011-12 Bottled Passion
Tsui Sum Leading role
Co-stars include: Raymond Wong Ho-yin
Producer: Lee Tim Sing
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actress (Top 10)
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Female Character (Top 10)
2012 Sergeant Tabloid
Lui Fei Hap Leading role
Co-stars include: Michael Tse, Mandy Wong
Producer: Nelson Cheung
2013 A Change of Heart Yuen Siu Gat Leading role
Co-stars include: Michael Miu, Bosco Wong
Producer: Nelson Cheung

2014 大汉贤后卫子夫 / Da Han Xian Hou Wei Zi Fu The Virtuous Queen of Han

English title: The Virtuous Queen of Han supporting role Co-stars include Raymond Lam Wang Luo


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Feel 100% II
Fighting for Love
Horror Hotline...Big Head Monster
Dummy Mommy Without a Baby
2002 New Blood
2003 Diva - Ah Hey
My Dream Girl
Good Times, Bed Times
Naked Ambition
2004 Love Battlefield
2006 My Name Is Fame
Heavenly Mission
2011 Summer Love Guest star
Old Master Q and Little Ocean Tiger
2012 Lan Kwai Fong 2
I Love Hong Kong 2012
2016 The Bombing

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Awards and achievements
TVB Anniversary Awards
Preceded by
Shirley Yeung
for Angels of Mission
Most Improved Actress
for The Gentle Crackdown
Succeeded by
Linda Chung
for Always Ready ; The Bitter Bitten ; Forensic Heroes