Jing Boran

Jing Boran (Chinese: 井柏然; pinyin: Jǐng Bórán; born 19 April 1989) is a Chinese actor and singer who achieved popularity after becoming the champion at the 2007 talent contest My Hero. Along with the third-place winner Fu Xinbo, he formed a boy band called BoBo. Since 2008, Jing has appeared on a series of films and televisions. He is known for his leading roles in Chinese films Monster Hunt (2015), Time Raiders (2016), Us and Them (2018) and The Shadow Play (2019).

Jing Boran
Born (1989-04-19) April 19, 1989
ResidenceBeijing, China
Alma materShenyang Foreign Affairs Service School
OccupationActor, singer
Years active2007–present
AgentHuayi Brothers
Musical career
LabelsHuayi Brothers, Seed
Associated actsBoBo

Jing ranked 24th on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2017,[1] and 31st in 2019.[2]


2007–2014: Beginnings

Jing began his singing career after winning the top prize at the 2007 Chinese talent contest My Hero.[3] He then signed a contract with Chinese entertainment company Huayi Brothers and formed a boy band named BoBo with fellow contestant Fu Xinbo.[4] In October 2007, the band released their debut EP, Glory.[4] In 2008, he appeared as a minor unaccredited role in the Chinese film The Equation of Love and Death.[5]

Jing made his feature film debut in the Chinese romance film Hot Summer Days (2010),[6] which won him a Best New Actor award at the Beijing College Student Film Festival.[7] Since then, he has developed a passion for acting and started to focus on acting and refining skills by exploring different genres of film.[8]

In June 2011, Jing signed a recording deal with Seed Music, and released his debut eponymous studio album.[9][10] The album topped the charts in both mainland China and Taiwan, and won him a Global Chinese Golden Chart Award for Best New Artist.[11]

2015–present: Rising popularity and breakthrough

Jing started to gain popularity with his role in the time-travel romance drama Love Weaves Through a Millennium and travel reality show Divas Hit the Road;[12][13] his chemistry and friendship with co-star Zheng Shuang (who also appeared in both programs) was a huge topic online.[14]

Jing then starred in the road drama film Lost and Love alongside Hong Kong actor Andy Lau;[15] his performance as a bike mechanic who was orphaned since young earned him a Golden Rooster Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.[16] The same year, he starred in the fantasy comedy film Monster Hunt;[17] which grossed over 1.8 billion yuan to become one of the highest-grossing films in China.[18] The success of Monster Hunt successfully launched Jing to mainstream fame.[19][20]

In 2016, Jing starred in the adventure film Time Raiders, which is based on the novel Tomb Raiders.[21] The film was a box office success, and was the only summer release in China to surpass 1 billion yuan.[22] He then starred in the romance-gaming film Love O2O, which is based on the novel under the same title, alongside Angelababy.[23]

In 2018, Jing reprised his role in the sequel of Monster Hunt.[24] The same year, he starred in the romance film Us and Them, directed by Taiwanese actress Rene Liu.[25]

In 2019, Jing starred in the crime suspense film The Shadow Play directed by Lou Ye.[26][27] The same year, Jing was cast in the adventure drama film The Climbers .[28]

Jing returned to the small screen with fantasy period drama The Love of Hypnosis alongside Liu Yifei.[29]


In 2015, Jing became the youth ambassador for the Youth Creativity Entrepreneur Awards, established by United Nations Human Settlements Programme.[30]



Year English title Chinese title Role Notes Ref.
2008The Equation of Love and Death李米的猜想Boy sitting on Li Mi's taxiCameo
2009Beautiful Song of Taste美味情歌Zhang Zhe[31]
2010Hot Summer Days全城热恋Xiao Fang [6]
2011The Founding of a Party建党伟业Xie Zhaomin [32]
Love in Space全球热恋Wen Feng [33]
2012Shadows of Love影子爱人Bi Da [34]
The Bullet Vanishes消失的子弹Xiao Wu [35]
The Guillotines血滴子Hou Jia Shisan [36]
2013Up in the Wind等风来Wang Can [37]
Extreme Pursuit极速无间Ah ShengShort film[38]
2014Rise of the Legend黄飞鸿之英雄有梦Che Huo [39]
2015Bride Wars新娘大作战HostCameo [40]
Lost and Love失孤Zeng Shuai [15]
Monster Hunt捉妖记Song Tianyin [17]
A Tale of Three Cities三城记Shou Maihua [41]
2016Time Raiders盗墓笔记Zhang Qiling [21]
Love O2O微微一笑很倾城Xiao Nai [23]
2018Monster Hunt 2捉妖记2Song Tianyin [24]
The Faces of My Gene祖宗十九代LeiCameo [42]
Us and Them后来的我们Lin Jianqing [25]
2019The Shadow Play风中有朵雨做的云Yang Jiadong [26]
The Climbers攀登者Li Guoliang [28]

Television series

Year English title Chinese title Role Ref.
2009Youth Forward Time青春进行时Jing Bao[43]
Girl Rushes Forward女孩冲冲冲Jing Xiaoqiao[44]
201133 Story Halls33故事馆Zhang Chengyou
2013New Editor Department's Story新编辑部故事He Cheche[45]
2015Love Weaves Through a Millennium相爱穿梭千年Gong Ming[46]
2019The Love of Hypnosis南烟斋笔录Ye Shen[29]

Variety show

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes Ref.
2015 Divas Hit the Road 花儿与少年 Cast member Season 2 [47]
2016 Fighting Man 我们战斗吧 [48]
2017 Divas Hit the Road 花儿与少年 Season 3 [49]
2018 I Actor 演员的品格 Mentor [50]
2019 Who's the Murderer 明星大侦探 Cast member Season 5 [51]



YearEnglish titleChinese titleNotes
2010Warm Hands 暖暖手with Guo Biyao
2011Jing Boran 井柏然首张同名专辑


YearEnglish titleChinese titleAlbumNotes
2009"Homework"回家作业Youth Rushes Forward OST
"Be Happier"快乐多一些
"Jiayou Angel"天使加油
2010"Hot Summer Days"全城热恋Hot Summer Days OST
2012"No Valentine's Day"不过情人节
2014"Another Side of the City"你飞到城市另一边Up in the Wind OST
2015"Where Will You Be Tomorrow"明天你會在哪Monster Hunt OSTwith Bai Baihe
"Can't Forget"不能忘Love Weaves Through a Millennium OSTwith Zheng Shuang[52]
2016"The Initial Dream"最初的梦想Love O2O OST
2017"Beauty and the Beast"美女与野兽Beauty and the Beast OSTChinese version; with Hebe Tien[53]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
Major awards
2010 17th Beijing College Student Film Festival Best New Actor Hot Summer Days Won [7]
2011 30th Hong Kong Film Awards Best New Performer Nominated
9+2 Music Pioneer Awards Best New Artist (Mainland China) N/A Won [54]
Top 10 Songs of the Year "Where Did Love Drop" Won
Most Popular Duet "Warm Hands" Won
2012 2nd Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards Best New Artist (Silver) Jing Boran Won [11]
Music Radio China Top Chart Awards Best New Artist (Mainland China) N/A Won [55]
Huading Awards New Actor Award (China) Hot Summer Days Won [56]
2015 30th Golden Rooster Awards Best Supporting Actor Lost and Love Nominated [15]
15th Chinese Film Media Awards Most Anticipated Actor N/A Nominated
2016 33rd Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actor Monster Hunt Nominated
13th Changchun Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Lost and Love Won [57]
Other awards
2007 BQ Awards Popularity Award (Silver) N/A Won
2011 "Love The Future" Beijing Charity Night Charity Star N/A Won} [58]
1st Cantonese Youth Film Awards Most Popular Newcomer N/A Won [59]
2012 Sprite Music Awards Best Newcomer N/A Won [60]
Best Song "Jing Zi You Xi" Won
CityFM Music Awards Newcomer of the Year N/A Won [61]
3rd LETV Film & Drama Awards Rising Film Actor N/A Won [62]
2013 Shen Bao Award Ceremony Best Young Film Actor N/A Won [63]
2015 GQ 2015 Men of the Year Idol of the Year N/A Won [64]
L'Officiel Night Award N/A Won [65]
Bazaar Men of the Year Awards Most Attractive Star of the Year N/A Won [66]
"Wind From The East" Entertainment Influence Awards Film Figure of the Year N/A Won [67]
5th iQiyi All-Star Carnival Rising Star of the Year N/A Won [68]
EMEAward Most Commercially Valuable Endorser N/A Won [69]
2016 Baidu Fan Appreciation Season Baidu Entertainment Person of the Year N/A Won [70]
10th Tencent Video Star Awards Most Popular Film Actor N/A Won [71]
2017 Netease Attitude Awards Best Actor N/A Won [72]
2018 15th Esquire Man At His Best Awards Film Actor of the Year N/A Won [73]
2019 GQ 2019 Men of the YearGoodwill AmbassadorN/AWon[74]
Cosmo Glam Night Person of The Year (Dream) N/A Won [75]


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