Zhang Yaodong

Mediacorp Artiste
Yao Dong entered the entertainment industry after finishing first runner-up in the Malaysian edition of talent-search contest Star Search in 2001. He was previously a model and had done various commercials in Malaysia before joining Mediacorp.

He made his small screen debut in the sixth season of popular sitcom, Don't Worry, Be Happy. After seven years in the industry, Yao Dong was awarded his first lead role in Happily Ever After. He has since snared played lead roles in series such as The Greatest Love of All, Your Hand in Mine and several Malaysian co-productions. He has been dubbed by many as the "Chinese Michael Jackson" as he bears a strong resemblance to the late singer.

In the Star Awards 2007, Yao Dong won the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes award, his first award in his acting career and was also nominated for the Best Actor Award, his first ever nomination in the acting category.

Yao Dong left MediaCorp in 2012 for a period of 2 years for adventuring overseas market and he was back again in 2015. He has since starred in Mind Game as well as long-running drama Life - Fear Not.

Yao Dong has gotten 5 out of 10 Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes from 2007, 2011–2013, 2016 respectively.