With over 30 years' experience dedicating to the entertainment industry, Andy Lau, an accomplished actor and singer, has starred in more than 140 films. He started his career in 1981 when recruited by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB). The continuous and extensive exposure to cameras has assisted him in expertising his acting skills, which in return has earned him a high reputation throughout the world.
Major Achievement in Film
Andy's endeavors in and enthusiasm for acting were recognized when he was nominated for the Best New Artist in the Hong Kong Film Awards in 1982.
In 2000 and 2001, he was honored the Best Actor in the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Golden Bauhinia Awards. This has helped solidifying his place in the industry.
In 2003, his deeply touching performance in "Infernal Affairs III" gave him his first Golden Horse Best Actor Award.
In 2006, Andy was named Asian Filmmaker of the Year at the Pusan International Film Festival for his contributions in the film industry and efforts in promoting new Asian film talents.
In 2007, Andy was honored the Nielsen Box Office Star of the Asian Film Awards organized by the 31st Hong Kong International Film Festival.
In 2008, Andy was honored the Best Supporting Actor of the 27th Hong Kong Film Awards for his outstanding performance in "Protégé"
In 2011, Andy was once again being the Golden Horse Best Actor. He was rewarded the Best Leading Actor at the 48th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival for his superb acting in "A Simple Life".
In 2012, Andy won the support of netizens to win My Favorite Actor award with "A Simple Life" at the 6th Asian Film Awards. He was also awarded Best Actor at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards in the same year.
Andy served as the Jury President at the 49th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival in 2012 and the 7th Asian Film Awards in 2013.
In 2013, Andy was awarded Salento Actor Award by Italy Consul at the 2nd Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival as a recognition of his contributions in the film industry. In the same year, with "Blind Detective", Andy was presented the Best Actor in the 46th Festival de Cine de Sitges and gained the title of Best Actor in Europe.
In 2015, he won the Favourite – Male for the Year for his role in "Saving Mr. Wu" at the 2nd Silk Road International Film Festival.
In 2016, Andy was honored the Best Actor of the 16th China Huabiao Film Awards for his soul-stirring performance in “ Lost and Love”.
Major Achievement in Music
Aside from his film career, Andy has made a phenomenal impact on Asia's music scene. Since his debut album in 1985, he has recorded and released over 100 albums in Hong Kong, Taiwan and a host of other countries in Asia. He has won numerous music awards including but not limited to Most Popular Male Singer for 6 times and Most Popular Male Singer in Asia Pacific for 9 times. He also filled the stadiums with more than 500 concert shows around the world.
Other Achievement and Honors
In 1994, Andy established the "Andy Lau Charity Foundation Limited" which is focused on supporting the disadvantaged minority as well as the people in need.
His continuous endeavors and commitment to the community was recognized when he was honored the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 1999. In the next year, Andy was awarded the Outstanding Young Persons of the World, the 3rd person from Hong Kong being bestowed this distinguished honor.
In 2004, his tremendous contributions and perseverance he had been demonstrating gained himself the Medal of Honor by the Government of the HKSAR.
In 2006, in recognition of Andy's outstanding achievements and distinguished services to the performing arts, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts had conferred on him the award of Honorary Fellowship.
In 2008, Andy had been appointed by the Government of the HKSAR as the Justice of the Peace in recognition of his services to the community.
In 2010, Andy was deeply honored to receive the conferment of the 12th World Outstanding Chinese Award and an Honorary Doctor Degree of Philosophy from Lansbridge University, New Brunswick, Canada, as the recognition of his extraordinary contributions in the entertainment field.
In the same year, Andy was appointed as the Vice Chairman by China Foundation for Disabled Persons. He has assumed this position up to now.
In 2012, Andy was the award winner of Sports / Culture / Performing Arts category to commend his outstanding success and contribution to Hong Kong film industry in the past year at the 2011 Leader of the Year presentation ceremony.
During the Glory of Hong Kong – Hong Kong Handover 15th Anniversary Award Presentation Ceremony which was co-sponsored by Overseas Chinese Media Cooperation Organization and Hong Kong Wen Wei Po in 2012, Andy was the only representative of the entertainment industry that received the Accomplishment Figure Award.
In 2014, Andy took up the position as Vice President for Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled.
In 2016, in recognition of Andy’s meritorious community service, particularly the dedication to the promotion of sports for the disabled and outstanding achievements and significant contribution of the development of the entertainment industry, the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region awarded Mr. Lau of Bronze Bauhinia Star.