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Ekin began acting in commercials when he was in High School. After which, he enrolled in TVB's Martial Arts school, but did not like it and switched to their acting school. After that he began to get a number of TV roles.
Ekin encountered a great scandal after leaving Maggie Sui , an older actress whom he dated for many years, for Gigi Leung. Maggie was well loved by Hong Kong audiences and gave up her career to support Ekin's career and many slighted him after the break up.
His first film was Girls Without Tomorrow (1992) and at the time he was still going by the name Dior Cheng. He changed his name to Ekin before his breakout role in Young and Dangerous as Chan Ho Nam. The film led to 5 sequels, all starring Cheng and a lucrative working partnership with director Andrew Lau . Together they went on to make Stormriders which was the highest grossing Hong Kong movie at the time and the first film to utilize a truly large number of special effects. They also worked together on The Legend of Speed , A Man Called Hero , The Duel and the comedy Women From Mars .
More recently, Ekin has branched out in the roles he's taken including more comedy like earlier in his career with My Wife is 18 and Six Strong Guys , while still doing more action oriented films like The Twins Effect and Tokyo Raiders .
Ekin had a successful music career with BMG. But in the 2000s, he signed with EEG - a juggernaut company owned by Albert Yeung . Under this company he was 'frozen' and not allowed to put out any records. But as is a custom with EEG, he made several movies with other EEG stars. As of 2004, his contract with EEG ended and he returned to BMG where he is once again releasing records.
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