Dai Xiangyu (Chinese: 戴向宇; pinyin: Dài Xiàngyǔ; Wade–Giles: Tai4 Hsiang4 Yü3), previously known as Dai Yangtian (simplified Chinese: 戴阳天; traditional Chinese: 戴陽天; pinyin: Dài Yángtiān; Wade–Giles: Tai4 Yang2 T'ien1), is a Chinese former actor and model based in Singapore. He was a prominently a full-time Mediacorp artiste from 2007 to 2013. In 2013, Dai left Mediacorp after his contract expired.
戴阳天 (pinyin: Dài Yángtiān)
Born in China, Dai did some modeling in Japan and Shanghai. While in Shanghai he was talent-spotted by MediaCorp and moved to Singapore to sign the contract. His big break came in 2008 when he played Yamamoto Yousuke, a Japanese photographer, in the blockbuster series The Little Nyonya and earned a nomination for the Best Supporting Actor at the 2009 Star Awards. This role was supposed to go to Elvin Ng who was injured just before filming.
Dai acted the first time with Elvin Ng in Together and second time in No Limits. Dai acted his first antagonist role in Breakout. This is the third time Dai acted with Elvin Ng. Then, 8 Days touted them as the male version of Zoe Tay and Fann Wong. They appeared together in several cover page of 8 Days and I magazine.
In 2011, he briefly returned to China to film a co-production drama Precious. He played Ling Zhi Chu in Precious. Qi Yuwu replaced him, who was originally selected to play the role of Mo Li Guang, as the male lead in the drama series A Song to Remember. In 2012, Dai acted in Poetic Justice, his last MediaCorp project before his contract ended in 2013, where he was coupled with Rui En for the first time.
As of 29 July 2013, Dai officially changed his name from Dai Yangtian to Dai Xiangyu. In the same year, Dai left the Singapore entertainment industry. After his departure, Romeo Tan replaced him, who was originally selected to play the role of Hong Khee Leong, as the male lead in the drama series Sudden, where he was coupled with Rui En for the second time.
|2008||Taste of Love |
|Fang Youfang |
|The Little Nyonya |
|Yamamoto Yousuke |
|2009||Table of Glory |
|He Jiajun |
|Lin Xiaobei |
|2010||Carlsberg Telemovie Showcase |
|No Limits |
|Wang Yule |
|Yang Zhenfeng |
|Ling Zhichu |
|2012||The Quarters |
|Bai Jinhai |
|Poetic Justice |
|Fang Zhengye |
|2016-2017||Demon Girl 2|
|2019||New Little Nyonya |
|Yamamoto Yousuke |
|Three Lives Three Worlds, The Pillow Book|
|Star Awards – Acting Awards|
|2009||15th Star Awards Ceremony||Best Supporting Actor||The Little Nyonya |
(as Yamamoto Yousuke)
|15th Star Awards Ceremony||Best Newcomer||N/A||Won|
|2010||16th Star Awards Ceremony||Best Actor||Together|
(as Lin Xiaobei)
|N/A||Male Media Darling||N/A||Won|
|16th Star Awards Ceremony||Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes||N/A||Top 10|
|2011||17th Star Awards Ceremony||Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes||N/A||Top 20|
|2012||18th Star Awards Ceremony||Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes||N/A||Top 20|
|2013||19th Star Awards Ceremony||Best Actor||Poetic Justice |
(as Fang Zhengye)
|19th Star Awards Ceremony||Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes||N/A||Top 10|
|2014||20th Star Awards Ceremony||Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes||N/A||Top 20|
- "Dai Yang Tian is a ray of solemn sunshine". Channel News Asia. 30 March 2009.
- "TV heart-throb says 'forget me not'". ird AsiaOne. 19 March 2012.
- "No more Dai Yang Tian". Channel NewsAsia. 29 July 2013. Archived from the original on October 16, 2013.
- Seah, May (25 April 2015). "Dai Xiang Yu gets a foot in the Hollywood door". Today. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
- Profile on xin.msn.com