Han Geng is a Chinese Mandopop singer and actor. He is of ethnic Nanai descent from Northeast China.
He started his career in 2001 when he was chosen by S.M. Entertainment to become a member of South Korean boy band Super Junior, which debuted in 2005. He later became the leader of its sub-group Super Junior-M in 2008. On December 21, 2009, Han filed a lawsuit against S.M. Entertainment to terminate his contract. He has since returned to China to pursue a solo career. On September 27, 2011, Han’s departure from S.M. Entertainment was made official as both parties came to a mutual agreement.
For his various contributions to the spread of Chinese culture, Han was chosen as a torchbearer for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He later also became an ambassador for the 2010 Shanghai Expo and the 2010 Asian Games. In late 2012, Han started to gain international attention and won the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards’ “Best Worldwide Act”
At age 12, Han was accepted into the dance department at the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing, and left his family and his hometown in the Northeastern part of China to pursue studies in dance. During his years at the university, he mastered all 56 types of traditional dances from China’s 56 ethnic groups, received training in ballet and martial arts and performed in many countries including the United States and Russia.
In 1999, as a representative of the Nanai ethnic group, Han participated in China’s anniversary parade.
Since February 2018, Han has been in a relationship with Hong Kong-American Singer and Actress Celina Jade. The two married on December 31st, 2019 in New Zealand.