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Benjamin Kheng
Born
Benjamin Kheng Wen Ming

August 15, 1990 (1990-08-15) (age 31)
Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore
Nationality Singaporean
Education Diploma in Arts and Theatre Management
Alma mater Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)
Singapore Sports School
Republic Polytechnic
Occupation
  • musician
  • actor
  • presenter
  • writer
  • influencer
  • former national swimmer
Years active 2012-present
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Family Narelle Kheng (sister)
Benjamin Kheng
Musical career
Genres Indie pop
Labels Sony Music Singapore
Associated acts The Sam Willows

Benjamin Kheng (born August 15, 1990) is a Chinese-Singaporean musician, actor, presenter, writer, and former national swimmer. He made his debut in the Singaporean band The Sam Willows, who made his debut into the industry back in 2012.

Personal life

He was a former national youth swimmer, having trained since he was 6. He attended Anglo-Chinese School (Primary), Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Singapore Sports School and has a diploma in Arts and Theatre Management from Republic Polytechnic. Benjamin is the older brother of The Sam Willow's Narelle Kheng. He is currently engaged to Singaporean model and 987FM host, Naomi Yeo.

Career

Kheng is the keyboardist, rhythm guitarist and vocalist for The Sam Willows. After announcing their hiatus in May 2019, he has since pursued his solo career.

Besides music, Kheng co-created “The BenZi Project,” an online comedy sketch series on YouTube with Singaporean YouTuber Hirzi Zulkiflie.

Kheng is an advocate for youth and social causes, Benjamin has also been invited to speak at TEDxYouth to share his experience in overcoming depression and anxiety disorder with synesthesia.

Filmography

Movies

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 Young & Fabulous
最佳伙扮
Jay Lee Singapore 1st Cosplay theme movie
2017 Wonder Boy
音为爱
Richard "Dick" Lee Singaporean coming-of-age musical film

Television

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013 Unnatural Jake Appeared in Season 3 Episode 2
2014 Mata Mata Ringo
2014 Code of Law 2 Benji
2015 Love is Love - Fat Hope Pete
2016 The Breakup List Luke
2017 TrendSetters Ken Beng toggle original series
2018 FAM Jayden Tan
2019 The Intruder Adam
2019 After Love Ryan toggle original series

Variety

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Do It Yourself Himself A magazine infotainment variety show and a mockumentary sitcom

Theater

Year Title Role Ref.
2014 Ah Boys To Men musical Ken Chow
2015 The Emperor's New Clothes Tailor #2

Discography

Extended plays

  • A Sea That Never Stops (2020)

Singles

Year Title Format Album Other notes
2019 "Wicked" Digital download, streaming A Sea That Never Stops Solo debut
2020 "Find Me"
"Lovers Forever"
"Make Do"
2021 "Fresh Feelings" Digital download, streaming
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