Famous People Born In Shanghai

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 1 
Yao Ming
(Basketball Player)

Yao Ming
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 7'6" (229 cm)

 2 
Angelababy
(Model)

Angelababy
10
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
1
Birthdate: April 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 4 
Hu Ge
(Actor)

Hu Ge
3
Birthdate: September 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 5 
Charles K. Kao
(Electrical Engineer)

Charles K. Kao
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Birthdate: November 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 23, 2018

 6 
J. G. Ballard
(Novelist, Writer, Autobiographer, Screenwriter, Science fiction writer)

J. G. Ballard
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 19, 2009

 7 
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)
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 8 
G.E.M.
(Singer-Songwriter)

G.E.M.
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 9 
Terence Young
(film director, screenwriter, soldier)

Terence Young
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Birthdate: June 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 7, 1994

 10 
Betty Sun
(Actress)

Betty Sun
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Birthdate: September 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 11 
Leana Wen
(Former President of Planned Parenthood)

Leana Wen
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 12 
Li Jun Li
(Actress who earned her first major role portraying Maggie Huang in the series Damages)

Li Jun Li
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Birthdate: November 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 13 
Daniel Zhang
(Chief executive officer)

Daniel Zhang
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 11, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 14 
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

 15 
Tina Guo
(Cellist)

Tina Guo
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 16 
Huang Shengyi
(actor, entrepreneur, singer,model)

Huang Shengyi
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Birthdate: February 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 17 
Sharla Cheung
(Actress and film producer)

Sharla Cheung
1
Birthdate: February 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 18 

Laurence Tribe
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra

 19 
Liu Xiang
(hurdler, athletics competitor)

Liu Xiang
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 20 
Ming Xi
(Model)

Ming Xi
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 21 
Victor Chang
(Surgeon)

Victor Chang
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 4, 1991

 22 
Nina Li
(Actress, Miss Asia Pacific Hong Kong 1986)

Nina Li
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Birthdate: December 31, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 23 

Mary Hayley Bell
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 1, 2005

 24 
Chen Yun
(Political leader)

Chen Yun
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 13, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 10, 1995

 25 
Zheng Cao
(Opera Singer, Soprano Singer)

Zheng Cao
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 21, 2013

 26 
Soong Ching-ling
(Political figure)

Soong Ching-ling
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 29, 1981

 27 
Tsung-Dao Lee
(Physicist)

Tsung-Dao Lee
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 28 
Zhang Ailing
(Writer)

Zhang Ailing
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 8, 1995

 29 
Edward Yang
(Film director, Screenwriter, Actor)

Edward Yang
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Birthdate: November 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 29, 2007

 30 
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)

 31 
Kenneth Tsang
(Actor who won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2015)

Kenneth Tsang
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Birthdate: September 2, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 27, 2022
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 32 
David Chiang
(Actor, director, producer)

David Chiang
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Birthdate: June 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 33 
Roy Chiao
(Actor)

Roy Chiao
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Birthdate: March 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 15, 1999

 34 
Jimmy Wang Yu
(Actor, Film Director)

Jimmy Wang Yu
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Birthdate: March 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries

 35 
Robert Henry Cain
(British Army Major who was awarded the prestigious Victoria Cross in 1944)

Robert Henry Cain
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 2, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 2, 1974

 36 
Charles Wang
(Businessperson)

Charles Wang
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 21, 2018

 37 
Hu Shih
(Diplomat, Professor, Journalist)

Hu Shih
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Birthdate: December 17, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 24, 1962

 38 
Tung Chee-hwa
(Businessman)

Tung Chee-hwa
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 7, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer

 39 
Zhenli Ye Gon
(Drug lord)

Zhenli Ye Gon
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 40 
An Wang
(Co-founder of Wang Laboratories)

An Wang
2
Birthdate: February 7, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 24, 1990

 41 
Ju Wenjun
(Chess player)

Ju Wenjun
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 42 
Dan Vadis
(Actor)

Dan Vadis
0
Birthdate: January 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 11, 1987
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 43 
Anson Chan
(Ex- Chief Secretary of Hong Kong)

Anson Chan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 44 
Lu Yi
(actor)

Lu Yi
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Birthdate: January 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 45 
Francis Mankiewicz
(Film Director)

Francis Mankiewicz
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Birthdate: March 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 14, 1993

 46 
Ruan Lingyu
(Silent film actress. One of the most prominent Chinese film stars of the 1930s)

Ruan Lingyu
1
Birthdate: April 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 8, 1935

 47 
T.V. Soong
(Businessman)

T.V. Soong
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 4, 1894
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 26, 1971

 48 
Paul Chun
(TVB veteran actor)

Paul Chun
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Birthdate: June 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 49 

Pauline Chan Bo-Lin
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Birthdate: May 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 31, 2002
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 50 
Ian Fang
(Actor)

Ian Fang
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Birthdate: December 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)