Famous People Born In Shanghai

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Yao Ming
(6th President of the Chinese Basketball Association and Former Professional Player)
Yao Ming
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 7'6" (229 cm)
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Angelababy
(Hong Kong Actress and Singer Known for Her Film ‘Mojin: The Lost Legend’)
Angelababy
23
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 3 
Joan Chen
(Actress Who Gained Fame for her Role in 'The Last Emperor')
Joan Chen
2
Birthdate: April 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 4 
Yang Yang
(Chinese Actor)
Yang Yang
0
Birthdate: September 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 5 
Wong Kar-wai
(A contemporary auteur, and ranks third on Sight & Sound's 2002 poll of the greatest filmmakers of modern times.)
Wong Kar-wai
1
Birthdate: July 17, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 6 
Hu Ge
(Actor)
Hu Ge
3
Birthdate: September 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 7 
Charles K. Kao
(Electrical Engineer and Physicist Who Developed the Use of "Fiber Optics" in Telecommunications)
Charles K. Kao
59
Birthdate: November 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 23, 2018
 8 
Soong May-ling
(First Lady of the Republic of China (1950 - 1975))
Soong May-ling
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 23, 2003
 9 
G.E.M.
(Singer-Songwriter)
G.E.M.
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 10 
Terence Young
(film director, screenwriter, soldier)
Terence Young
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Birthdate: June 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 7, 1994
 11 
Li Jun Li
(Actress who earned her first major role portraying Maggie Huang in the series Damages)
Li Jun Li
0
Birthdate: November 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 12 
Betty Sun
(Actress)
Betty Sun
1
Birthdate: September 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 13 
Daniel Zhang
(Chief executive officer)
Daniel Zhang
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 11, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 14 
Leana Wen
(Former President of Planned Parenthood)
Leana Wen
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 15 
Li Peng
(4th Premier of the People's Republic of China)
Li Peng
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 22, 2019
 16 
Tina Guo
(Cellist)
Tina Guo
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 17 
J. G. Ballard
(Novelist, Writer, Autobiographer, Screenwriter, Science fiction writer)
J. G. Ballard
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 19, 2009
 18 
Nina Li
(Actress, Miss Asia Pacific Hong Kong 1986)
Nina Li
0
Birthdate: December 31, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 19 
Laurence Tribe
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
 20 
Sharla Cheung
(Actress and film producer)
Sharla Cheung
1
Birthdate: February 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 21 
Huang Shengyi
(actor, entrepreneur, singer,model)
Huang Shengyi
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Birthdate: February 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 22 
Mary Hayley Bell
(English Writer and Actress Who is Best Remembered for Her Novel 'Whistle Down')
Mary Hayley Bell
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 1, 2005
 23 
Victor Chang
(Surgeon)
Victor Chang
4
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 4, 1991
 24 
Chen Yun
(One of the Most Influential Leaders of the People's Republic of China During the 1980s and 1990s)
Chen Yun
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 13, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 10, 1995
 25 
Liu Xiang
(hurdler, athletics competitor)
Liu Xiang
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 26 
Tsung-Dao Lee
(Physicist)
Tsung-Dao Lee
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 27 
Soong Ching-ling
(2nd Vice Chairperson of the People's Republic of China (1959 - 1975))
Soong Ching-ling
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 29, 1981
 28 
Wang Yihan
(Silver Medalist Badminton player at the 2012 Summer Olympics)
Wang Yihan
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 29 
Eileen Chang
(Chinese-born American Novelist, Essayist, and Screenwriter)
Eileen Chang
0
Birthdate: September 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 8, 1995
 30 
Edward Yang
(Film director, Screenwriter, Actor)
Edward Yang
0
Birthdate: November 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 29, 2007
 31 
Ming Xi
(Model)
Ming Xi
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 32 
Roy Chiao
(Actor)
Roy Chiao
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Birthdate: March 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 15, 1999
 33 
Zheng Cao
(Chinese-Origin American Opera Singer)
Zheng Cao
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 21, 2013
 34 
Tung Chee-hwa
(Hong Kong Businessman and 1st Chief Executive of Hong Kong (1997 - 2005))
Tung Chee-hwa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 7, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
 35 
Jimmy Wang Yu
(Actor, Film Director)
Jimmy Wang Yu
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Birthdate: March 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
 36 
Ju Wenjun
(Chess player)
Ju Wenjun
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 37 
Robert Henry Cain
(British Army Major who was awarded the prestigious Victoria Cross in 1944)
Robert Henry Cain
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 2, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 2, 1974
 38 
Zhenli Ye Gon
(Drug lord)
Zhenli Ye Gon
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 39 
Hu Shih
(Diplomat, Professor, Journalist)
Hu Shih
0
Birthdate: December 17, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 24, 1962
 40 
Charles Wang
(Businessperson)
Charles Wang
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 21, 2018
 41 
Kenneth Tsang
(Actor who won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2015)
Kenneth Tsang
2
Birthdate: September 2, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 27, 2022
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 42 
Dan Vadis
(Actor)
Dan Vadis
0
Birthdate: January 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 11, 1987
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 43 
An Wang
(Co-founder of Wang Laboratories)
An Wang
3
Birthdate: February 7, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 24, 1990
 44 
Anson Chan
(Ex- Chief Secretary of Hong Kong)
Anson Chan
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 45 
David Chiang
(Actor, director, producer)
David Chiang
1
Birthdate: June 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 46 
Ruan Lingyu
(Silent film actress. One of the most prominent Chinese film stars of the 1930s)
Ruan Lingyu
2
Birthdate: April 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 8, 1935
 47 
Francis Mankiewicz
(Film Director)
Francis Mankiewicz
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Birthdate: March 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 14, 1993
 48 
Lu Yi
(actor)
Lu Yi
1
Birthdate: January 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 49 
T.V. Soong
(Former President of the Executive Yuan)
T.V. Soong
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 4, 1894
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 25, 1971
 50 
Paul Chun
(TVB veteran actor)
Paul Chun
0
Birthdate: June 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)