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Ix Shen
Born (1972-03-11) 11 March 1972 (age 52)
Nationality Singaporean & Ukrainian
Other names
  • Shen Qing
  • Shen Qingshan
  • Actor
  • film production crew
  • writer
Years active 1995−present
Awards Star Search 1995 : Male Champion
Stage name
Traditional Chinese 沈傾
Simplified Chinese 沈倾
Hanyu Pinyin Shěn Qīng
Birth name
Traditional Chinese 沈傾掞
Simplified Chinese 沈倾掞
Hanyu Pinyin Shěn Qīngshàn

Ix Shen (born 11 March 1972), also known as Shen Qing, is a Singaporean Ukrainian actor and film production crew.


Shen began his acting career in TCS (now Mediacorp) in 1995 after emerging the male winner of Star Search, a televised talent search competition. In 2000, he joined SPH MediaWorks not long after the latter was established. In late 2004 SPH MediaWorks was merged into MediaCorp and Shen was one of the 20 artistes who rejoined MediaCorp.

The 2007 television series Honour and Passion, produced by MediaCorp Channel 8 and sponsored by Singapore's Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), featured Shen in the role of a terrorist named Wu Chengyi, who holds the lives of Singaporeans to ransom. Metamorphosis, another MediaCorp Channel 8 television series aired in 2007, also featured Shen as being involved in terrorism activities.

In 2009, he starred in 2 ntv7 shows: Lion Hearts and My Destiny which was shown in Malaysia. Shen had a small role in the 2010 film Old Cow Vs Tender Grass.

In 2011, Shen returned to local screens where he starred in the series The Oath alongside Christopher Lee, Jesseca Liu and Ann Kok. As of 2017, The Oath is Shen's last television role, but he has not ruled out a return to television.

He served as an executive director for the Chinese film Wolf Warrior 2.

Personal life

It was reported by Shin Min Daily News in 2017 that Shen has removed the "" (shàn) from his Chinese name, after he relocated to China.

Shen married his Ukrainian wife, a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, in 2015 and moved to Kyiv, Ukraine in 2021. When the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine first started, he did not intend to leave the city along with his family. However, as the fighting in Kyiv intensified, he and his wife decided to evacuate westward from Kyiv, arriving at Lviv on 10 March 2022. The couple then proceeded to cross into Poland and travelled to Warsaw. .....

In June 2023, Shen released an autobiography book titled Impressions of an Invasion: A Correspondent in Ukraine which was published by Marshall Cavendish International.



Year Title Role Notes Ref
2007 Men in White
2009 The Wedding Game
2010 Old Cow vs Tender Grass
2017 Wolf Warrior 2 Executive director

Television series

Year Title Role Notes Ref
1995 Tales of the Third Kind (第三类剧场) Cai Jiefu
1996 Ace Cops (妙警点三八)
Tofu Street
Marriage, Dollars and Sense (5C老公)
Tales of the Third Kind 2 (第三类剧场2 之"墙里幽魂") Guan Minghui
Three Rooms
1997 The Accidental Hero (流氓英雄)
From the Medical File (医生档案)
1998 Dreams – First Love (七个梦之《豆芽梦》) Liu Xuehui
The Return of the Condor Heroes
Legend of the Crow (乌丫传说) Zong Jia
My Chatty Neighbours (我家楼下口多多)
1999 From the Medical Files 2 (医生档案II) Marc Low
Hero of the Times
Out to Win
2000 As You Like It
2001 Looking for Stars
Making Headlines (独家头条)
2002 Cash is King
Feel 100%
2003 Back to Basics (重进森林)
2004 Money No Enough (恭喜发财)
Together Whenever (天伦)
Project J (水母计划)
2005 Destiny Fan Yining
A Promise for Tomorrow
2006 Angel Lover
2007 Honour and Passion
2009 Lion.Hearts
My Destiny
2011 The Oath

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Category Nominated work Result
1996 Star Awards 1996 Best Newcomer N/A Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 20
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