You probably didn't know that Aarif Rahman is the hottest male star in China now because of The Empress of China, the famous drama series starring" target="_blank">Fan Bingbing. Also known as Aarif Lee, he played the young crown prince who was so in love with Fan Bingbing that he married her and made her his Empress. Aarif's exotic look came from his multi-ethnic heritage and he speaks 4 languages. Find out why he is more than just a handsome face and how he looks without the imperial robe.

Aarif Rahman is also known as Aarif Lee, and his Chinese name 李治廷 is pronounced as Li Zhi Ting. His multi-ethnic heritage comes from his father, a Malaysian of Arabic, Malay and Chinese ancestry, and his mother, a Hong Kong Chinese. Aarif was born in Hong Kong, and his citizenship is actually Canadian.

The 28-year-old multi-talented hottie grew up with a strong interest in music, and he can sing, write, and compose songs. He also speaks four languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and German. He rose to fame when he won "Best New Performer" and "Best Original Song" at the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2010 for his performance in the movie Echoes of the Rainbow.

As promised, here are the stunning photos from a pictorial he did for Men's Health magazine:

Here's something else to surprise you from the handsome rising star: He has a degree in Physics from the Imperial College London. 

Aren't you impressed by a hottie with great physical structure and grey matter?

~ NancyZdramaland

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