|Birth Date||October 20,1995|
|Full Name||Zhenwei Wang|
|Birth Name||Zhenwei Wang|
|Profession||Actor and Martial arts Instructor|
|Father Name||Chao Wang Guo|
|Education||Beijing Shichahai Amateur Sports School|
A Chinese born movie actor and a black belt Martial arts instructor, Zhenwei Wang made his first film debut as Cheng in the remake of the film, The Karate Kid in the year 2010. Also, he is known for his works including Movie Martial Arts vs. Reality (2012), and Kung Fu Yoga Hitman (2017).
He was born on October 20, 1995, in Hebei, China to the father, Chao Wang Guo while his mother’s name is unknown. But Wang moved to Beijing at an early age, to obtain a better education. He attended the amateur sports school called Jet Li’s school when he was four years old. As per his citizenship, he is Chinese but ethnicity is not known to the media.
Born on October 20, 1995 in Handan, Hebei, China, Zhenwei Wang is an actor, best known for his work in the Hollywood movie “Karate Kid”, the 2010 remake starring Will Smith’s son, Jaden Smith. He was one of the antagonists in the film, a rival to the main character.
Zhenwei grew up in the southernmost region of China’s eastern Hebei province, in an industrial city that is one of the oldest in the country, and home to the martial art of Tai Chi, and in the midst of an ancient culture, although he is not did. often went out because he was a sick child. Wanting to get stronger, his father sent him to Shichahai Sports School to train at the age of four; the school is known as one of the main training facilities for children, with programs in martial arts and other sports. Countless Wushu champions, table tennis and badminton champions started their training there.
Is Zhenwei Wang married ?
The 27-year-old martial artist has never been married and is very happy to be single right now. And the truth is that he is a very private person who doesn’t like to talk about his private life. So, his current relationship status is kept secret or out of the spotlight.
Not only that, but there is no proof that he has any relationships or dates up to this point. So, he needs to think about his future instead of going out with girlfriends or lovers. He is spending his free time with his family and karate teams for the time being.
So far, Wang, who is 1.66 m tall, has been posting a photo a week on his Instagram account to show off his great body. Since he is such a good-looking guy, his fans still think he is dating someone behind their backs. Who is talking? But, unfortunately, he hasn’t told the press anything about it until now.
Martial arts career
Wang showed a lot of potential during his training as he had the energy and also developed the stamina that was needed. He practiced for many hours most of the week, so his father sent him to Beijing to continue his education.
After a while, he got the recommendation of many who trained alongside him, and when he was eight, he started participating in national wushu routine competitions, with his first at Haidian Gymnasium, one of the largest districts in Beijing.
Although it was unusual to be separated from his family, Beijing offered a better education than his hometown. His life immersed in Wushu would pay off as he started winning national competitions including two gold medals in Beijing Youth Wushu competition. Two years later, he was selected in the national wushu team and participated as a member of the B team in nationals.
Finally, while training and competing, he got the chance to audition for the movie “Karate Kid”. In 2009, the movie started filming and they were looking for a young teenager to cast. Jackie Chan’s assistant and other casting directors then attended numerous martial arts schools in China.
Getting cast for The Karate Kid
An estimated 10,000 kids auditioned for the part because they wanted the chance to see a major Hollywood movie. The selection was extremely strict and many were eliminated due to the lack of fluent English – Mandarin and English were a must for the role.
They were also judged on their appearance, facial expressions, wushu skills, and their ability to act even without speaking, such as the way they expressed themselves with their eyes. The entire audition lasted three months and Wang overcame everything to be selected for the role of Cheng.
“The Karate Kid” is a revival or continuation of the 1980s film series of the same name, with Jackie Chan taking on the role of kung fu master and teacher Chan, who works as a maintenance man in his spare time. The film was produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, with their son Jaden Smith naturally taking the lead.
It tells the story of a boy who moves to Beijing with his mother and encounters the world of self-defense and martial arts.
The success of The Karate Kid
Wang played the role of the neighborhood bully and martial arts student, akin to the antagonist in the original film. Unlike the original, however, this film was set in China and features Kung Fu more than the titular karate, an aspect that has been criticized by some viewers. The film was a collaboration between China, the US and Hong Kong, and was highly successful at the box office, but received mixed reviews, with some saying it was an inferior version of the original film, while others praised the update of the original.
The film was responsible for boosting Jaden Smith’s career, which subsequently led to more acting projects for him, although after several failed films he took a long break from acting, only recurring sometime in 2017. For Wang, he returned to China and didn’t get much attention abroad like many of the other Chinese cast members, with most of the credit going to Jackie Chan, who was a big part of the film. Despite this, his return home established him as a movie star and he started appearing in more martial arts films such as the “Boss” series.
He has shown a strong propensity for acting and wants to further develop his career as an actor and as a martial artist.
Honors and Prizes
After a few years of hard work and dedication, Zhenwei got high praise from the Wushu industry for his dedication and strong martial arts background. He won a lot of awards at national competitions when he was young.
At first, Zhenwei won two gold medals from the Beijing Wushu Youth Competition. When the Wushu national team was looking for new members when he was 10, he came in first out of 57 athletes. And he joined the Wushu B-national Mannschaft’s show in a good way.
In the 2010 remake of The Karate Kid, he finally made his first appearance as Cheng, at the age of 14. During the whole movie, he tried to be like the actor Jaden Smith. In The Karate Kid, he played one of Smith’s opponents, a rebellious, cruel, and ruthless kung fu prodigy.
How Much Net Worth Does Zhenwei Wang Have?
Zhenwei Wang makes a good amount of money as an expert in martial arts and a movie actor. As of 2020, his amazing net worth is expected to be more than $700,00, which is about the same as Miyako Fujitani, another Martial Arts Instructor. His main source of income is his job as a professional martial artist.
In the same way, the average wage for a Martial Arts Instructor is about $17.50 per hour, or $45,371 per year. Now that he is a well-known martial arts teacher, he might make over $4,000 a month, based on what he has learned. In the same way, the American martial arts drama The Karate Kid, which he starred in and cost $8 million to make, made $91.1 million worldwide.