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Desmond Tan

August 19
Mandarin, English, Teochew
Acting, Singing, Muay Thai

After graduating with an honours degree from NUS in 2011, Desmond plunged into his acting career; he acted alongside Qi Yuwu and Joanne Peh in a blockbuster, A Song To Remember, where his role as a heroic rickshaw puller left a deep impression on the audience. With this role he won the Rocket Award for Most Breakthrough at Star Awards 2012.

Being the male metropolitan icon of Singapore entertainment scene, Desmond is hot on the fashion scenes with numerous invites from international high end brands for events and shoots. An adventurous spirit with diverse interests, he also list Muay Thai and singing as hobbies; with singing as a hobby which he started nurturing since his high school days.

Pursuing his passion of singing, Desmond has launched 6 singles till date and has had 2 music showcases. He also represented Mediacorp at Singapore Day 2015 in Shanghai, performing alongside several well-known Singapore singers/composers like Dick Lee, Lee Wei Song and Roy Li. 

Desmond has successfully crossed over to our English channel after Mata Mata 3, and subsequently he took on a serial killer role in Code Of Law 4, winning many over with his applauding performance.

2018 has been a fruitful year for Desmond; taking on his first movie role (as male lead) in A Simple Wedding, co-starring with Taiwanese sexiest female celebrity, Amber An. He also secured the male lead role in Blue Tick drama; an online drama collaboration between Singapore and Hong Kong’s ViuTv featuring many veteran and known actors like Law Kar-ying, Liu Kai-chi. He also won his first Best Actor award at Star Awards same year for When Duty Calls drama; which is his first performance nomination and win.

In 2019, Desmond was once again nominated for Best Actor, with his role as a nurse in You Can Be An Angel 4. whereby he acted alongside Zoe Tay. 



2019 - A Simple Wedding 

2014 - 1400

2010 - When Night Falls (白天爱了黑夜)
            A Small Note (小字条)



2015 - My Star Guide 10 – Cambodia 我的导游是明星 8 – 柬埔寨
Unusual Schools – Shandong, China 非常学校

2014 - Green Footprints – Australia 绿悠游

2013 - My Star Guide 8 – Turkey 我的导游是明星 8 – 土耳其

2008 - Fly Me to Beijing 遨游北京



2019 - Star Awards, Best Actor 红星大奖, 最佳男主角

2019 - Star Awards, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes 红星大奖,十大最受欢迎男艺人

2018 - Star Awards, Best Actor 红星大奖, 最佳男主角

2018 - Star Awards, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes 红星大奖, 十大最受欢迎男艺人

2017 - Star Awards, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes 红星大奖, 十大最受欢迎男艺人

2015 - PPCTV MediaCorp Awards ’15-Favourite Couple Award with Jeanette Aw for The Voyage: A Journey

2014 - Star Awards, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes 红星大奖, 十大最受欢迎男艺人

2012 - Star Awards, Rocket Award (Most Breakthrough) for A Song To Remember role 红星大奖, 年度飞跃奖 (星洲之夜角色)

2010 - Star Awards, Nomination for Most Memorable TV Villain of The Year (The Ultimatum) 红星大奖, 最难忘电视大反派提名 (双子星)

2007 - Star Search ‘07 Top 4 Finalist 《才华横溢出新秀》4 强



2018  将爱延续 (Blue Tick theme song)

2017  关怀新方式

          Merry Summer Xmas

2014  Love Song To SG (lyricist)

2013  关怀方式



2014 to 2016 - Uniqlo

2014 to 2019 - Mercedes

2014 - Peel Fresh Marigold

2013 to 2014 - Samsung