Pornsak Prajakwit

Pornsak Prajakwit (born (1982-01-14)January 14, 1982), better known mononymously as Pornsak, is a Singapore based Thai actor who is a contracted artiste under Left Profile. He is fluent in Mandarin, Teochew, Cantonese, Bahasa Melayu, English and Thai.

Pornsak
Born
Pornsak Prajakwit (Thai: พรศักดิ์ ประจักษ์วิทย์)

(1982-01-14) January 14, 1982
ResidenceSingapore
Alma materSouth View Primary School
Clementi Town Secondary School
Jurong Junior College
Singapore Management University
OccupationMedia personality
Years active2004-present
AgentLeft Profile
AwardsStar Awards 2007 : Best Newcomer
Star Awards 2011 : Rocket
Star Awards 2015 : Best Variety Show Host
Star Awards 2009 & Star Awards 2011, Star Awards 2013 - Star Awards 2015, Star Awards 2017 - Star Awards 2019 : Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes
Musical career

Pornsak has won multiple awards at the Star Awards, Singapore's most prestigious entertainment award ceremony, including Best Variety Show Host in 2015 and Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste Award six times. From 2015 to 2017, he was voted Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Entertainer in Asia, as part of the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Survey.

Early life and education

Pornsak was born in 1982 in Sathon District, Bangkok, Thailand to a mainland Chinese father and a Thai-Chinese mother. Pornsak's mother died when he was five years old. Shortly afterwards, his father sent him to Singapore where he studied at South View Primary School, Clementi Town Secondary School and Jurong Junior College. During his early years, he reportedly suffered from a language impediment.[1] In 2004, Pornsak graduated with Bachelor of Business Management from Singapore Management University.[2] Pornsak attended Monash University, where he read for a master's degree in Early Childhood Education.[1] In June 2015, he obtained his bachelor's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine.

Career

Pornsak won a competition run by Singapore Press Holdings radio station UFM 1003 and joined them as a full-time radio deejay. He started as a television host at Mediacorp in 2007.[3]

Pornsak has hosted many different genres of shows.[1] In 2007, he won the title of Best Newcomer at the Star Awards.[2] He subsequently was voted to the "Top 10 Most Popular Artiste" and won the "Rocket Award". Pornsak co-owns a Thai restaurant chain, Porn's Sexy Thai Food[1][4] and founded an education lab for young children. In December 2016, his restaurant chain had been taken over by Jus Delish Group with the stake of 60%.[5]

In 2017, he was invited by CCTV, China's national broadcaster, to make a special appearance in their international debate competition programme.

Pornsak has gotten 8 out of 10 Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes from 2009, 2011, 2013-2015, 2017-2019 respectively.

Accolades

Star Awards – Hosting Awards
YearCategoryNominated workResult
2007Best NewcomerN/AWon
2010Best Info-Ed Programme HostStars for a CauseNominated
2011Best Variety Show HostFood SourceNominated
RocketFood SourceWon
2012 Best Variety Show HostFood SourceNominated
2013Food SourceNominated
2014The Joy TruckNominated
2015The Joy Truck 2Won
Best Info-Ed Programme HostShop StoriesNominated
2016Best Programme HostGe Tai ChallengeNominated
Star Awards – Popularity Awards
YearCategoryResult
2009 Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Top 10
2010 Top 20
2011 Top 10
2012 Top 20
2013 Top 10
2014 Top 10
2015 Top 10
2016 Top 20
2017 Top 10
2018 Top 10
2019 Top 10

References

  1. Foong, Woei Wan (July 8, 2013). "Daddy's Boy". The Straits Times. pp. C4–.
  2. Kwok, Kar Peng (29 March 2009). "I was a teen rebel". AsiaOne.
  3. "It's no child's play" (PDF). Singapore Management University. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  4. "Man charged with embezzling $100k from TV host's restaurant". AsiaOne. December 16, 2011.
  5. hermesauto (2017-01-05). "Thai restaurant chain Porn's taken over by F&B company Jus Delish Group". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
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