Zhu Zhu

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Zhu Zhu
Zhu Zhu, 2012 (cropped).jpg
Zhu Zhu in 2012.
Born (1984-07-19) July 19, 1984 (age 37)[1]
Beijing, China
EducationBeijing Technology and Business University
OccupationActress, singer, hostess
Years active2005–present
Notable work
Cloud Atlas
What Women Want
The Man with the Iron Fists
Marco Polo
TelevisionMTV China

Zhu Zhu (Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhū Zhū; born 19 July 1984) is a Chinese actress and singer. She rose to fame as a VJ on MTV China.[2]

Early life[edit]

Zhu was born in a military family in Beijing on July 19, 1984, with her ancestral home in Linhai, Zhejiang, the daughter of Zhu Hanbin (; ), a Chinese businessman.[1] Her grandfather Zhu Xuzhi (1912–2000) was a major general of the People's Liberation Army.[1]

Zhu started to learn the piano at the age of 3. When she was a junior school student, she performed Beauty and the Beast, an English stage.

Zhu graduated from Beijing Technology and Business University, where she majored in electronics and information engineering.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Zhu was in a relationship with Italian businessman Lapo Elkann from 2012 to 2013.[3]

On March 18, 2021 Zhu married Wang Yunjia, a lecturer at Tsinghua University's Fine Art Department.[4] They announced the birth of their first child, a daughter named Pearl, on September 2, 2021. [5]


In 2005, Zhu joined MTV China and hosted music programs on China's domestic MTV network.[1] Zhu was discovered by talent scouts after winning a local singing contest in Beijing, then placing third at the national level.[6]

Zhu signed with music label MBOX in 2007 and her first album was released in 2009.

In 2010, Zhu made her film debut in What Women Want, a Chinese romantic comedy film starring Andy Lau and Gong Li.[1]

In 2012, Zhu played the character Chi Chi in an American martial arts film The Man with the Iron Fists, alongside RZA, Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Byron Mann, Rick Yune, Dave Bautista, and Jamie Chung.[1] The film grossed million on its first day.[7]

In 2012, Zhu participated in five films, such as Shanghai Calling, Secret Sharer, and Cloud Atlas.

In 2014, Zhu starred in a supporting role in the romantic comedy film The Old Cinderella, produced by Lu Chuan.[8]

In 2014, Zhu played the female lead in the film Last Flight, opposite Ed Westwick and featuring Leon Lee and Cary Alexander.

In 2014, Zhu began starring in the American TV series Marco Polo which premiered on Netflix in December 2014.[9]

In 2016, Zhu signed on for a Bollywood historical war drama film Tubelight, opposite Salman Khan. The film is directed by Kabir Khan and was released on Eid 2017.[10] It was the first time that she was in Bollywood. She reached Mumbai on 3 August 2016 to learn Hindi as soon as possible.[11]



Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes [12]
2011 What Women Want 我知女人心 Xiao Wu
2012 Shanghai Calling 纽约客@上海 Fang Fang
Cloud Atlas 云图 Megan
The Man with the Iron Fists 铁拳 Chi Chi
2014 The Old Cinderella 脱轨时代 Mao Mao [13]
Last Flight 绝命航班 Lorain [14]
A Bed Affair 2 床上关系2 Li Chuan Short film
Secret Sharer 秘密分享者 Li
2015 Tales of Mystery 怪谈 Féng Xiāo
Doomed Disaster 诡劫 Coco
2016 The Apparition 恶灵之门 Zhang Jing Ru
Kung Fu Panda 3 功夫熊猫3 Master Viper Mandarin Dub
2017 Tubelight Li Leing Hindi Language film
2018 A or B 幕后玩家 Zhuang Yi
Edge of Fear Lauren Chen Netflix Exculsive
2019 Two/One Jia
2020 Confetti 五彩缤纷 Chen Lan
2021 Knock Knock 不速来客 Li Li


Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2014-2016 Marco Polo 马可·波罗 Kököchin Netflix Series
2015 Running After Love 大猫儿追爱记 Xiao Qiao
2019 The Best Partner 精英律师 Li Na
2020 The Deer and the Cauldron 鹿鼎记 Su Quan Adaptation of the novel
Qin Dynasty Epic 大秦赋 Queen Dowager Zhao
My Best Friend's Story 流金岁月 Female Customer Guest Role
2021 Douluo Continent 斗罗大陆 Bi Bi Dong
My Heroic Husband 赘婿 Lou Shu Wan
Breath of Destiny 一起深呼吸 Liang Kai Li
The Rebel 叛逆者 Lan Xin Jie
Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils 天龙八部 Kang Min Adaptation of the novel
The Bond 乔家的儿女 Ma Su Qin
TBA City of Desire 欲望之城 Qiao Na

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2015 The Amazing Race: Season 2 极速前进第二季 Cast Member Based on the American series of the same name
2016 Race the World 非凡搭檔 Cast Member


  • Zhu Zhu (朱珠)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2020 7th The Actors of China Award Ceremony Best Actress (Sapphire) N/A Pending [15]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Sexy Chinese actress and hostess Zhu Zhu". Archived from the original on 2017-04-19. Retrieved 2012-01-01.
  2. ^ Shapiro, Bee. "Zhu Zhu, a Star in 'Marco Polo,' on Her Easy Beauty Regime". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  3. ^ "All you need to know about Salman Khan's Tubelight co-star Zhu Zhu". The Free Press Journal. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  4. ^ Chuah, Rachel. "Chinese Actress Zhu Zhu Ties The Knot; Fans Discover Who's The Hubby". Hype. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Top celebrity Zhu Zhu announced to be a mother!The first photo of her daughter's face value is really high". INF News. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Young Hollywood interview with Zhu Zhu". Young Hollywood. November 14, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  7. ^ 《铁拳》北美票房飘红 朱珠作品登好莱坞 (in Chinese). Sina. Retrieved 2012-01-01.
  8. ^ "Zhu Zhu: My Role in 'The Old Cinderella' Is Sexy and Attractive". CRL. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  9. ^ "Netflix's 'Marco Polo' Sets Its Cast". THR.com. April 8, 2014. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "Zhu Zhu stars opposite to Salman Khan in Hindi film Tubelight". BOC India- BoxOfficeCollection.in. August 10, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  11. ^ "The identity of Salman's leading lady in Kabir Khan's Tubelight is out". Deccanchronicle. 2016-08-10. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  12. ^ "Zhu Zhu". IMBD. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  13. ^ 《脱轨时代》曝幕后特辑 众人欢乐吐槽朱珠 (in Chinese). Tencent. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  14. ^ 《绝命航班》深圳公映 绯闻男孩艾德最爱朱珠 (in Chinese). Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  15. ^ "第七届"中国电视好演员奖"候选名单,易烊千玺马思纯等超百名演员入围". Chongqing Chongbao (in Chinese). September 15, 2020.

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