Happy Birthday, Wang Kai! The popular actor has emerged to be one of the hottest Chinese leading men, and August 18 is his birthday. How would you celebrate and congratulate Wang Kai on his birthday?

It turns out that DramaFever has quite a few great dramas that mark Wang Kai's path to stardom. Take your pick, and you'll enjoy seeing the multifaceted and charismatic star shine in any of these choices.

1. Nirvana in Fire, starring Hu GeLiu Tao, and Wang Kai

This legendary historical romance drama is still considered one of the best-ever dramas by Chinese audience. Wang Kai plays a neglected prince who unexpectedly wins in a battle for the throne, aided by the best friend (Hu Ge) that he didn't recognize and had thought to be dead. Wang Kai's star has risen high ever since this highly-praised performance.

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Nirvana in Fire - 琅琊榜

Starring Hu Ge and Liu Tao

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2. Love Me If You Dare, starring Wallace Huo, Sandra Ma, and Wang Kai

Wang Kai plays a detective in this fantastic thriller. The director liked him so much that Wang Kai would next play the lead detective in When a Snail Falls in Love.

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Love Me If You Dare - 他来了请闭眼

Starring Wallace Huo and Sandra Ma

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3. When a Snail Falls in Love, starring Wang Kai and Wang Zi Wen

Wang Kai plays a stoic detective opposite Wang Zi Wen's introverted profiler. The two admired each other with a strong but quiet intensity as they form a perfect partnership to solve crimes.

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When a Snail Falls in Love - 如果蜗牛有爱情

Starring Wang Kai and Wang Zi Wen

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4. Stay With Me, starring Chen Qiao-En (aka Joe Chen) and Wang Kai

A woman wakes up with amnesia after an accident, setting her back mentally to the age of 23. She tries to find out what's happened since then, while coming across her ex-love (Wang Kai). This drama is an interesting blend of romance comedy and crime mystery. But, who could ever forget Wang Kai? Look for Derek Chang from Prince of Wolf, too.

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Stay with Me - 放弃我, 抓紧我

Starring Joe (Qiao En) Chen and Wang Kai

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For those of you who ship Wang Kai and Wang Zi Wen from their successful pairing in When a Snail Falls in Love, you've got to watch Ode to Joy and the sequel Ode to Joy 2, where they transform into a sexy couple. There are many other good reasons to watch the two romance comedy dramas, but Wang Kai and Wang Zi Wen definitely steal the limelight.

5. Ode to Joy, starring Liu TaoWang Zi Wen, and Wang Kai

Season 1 of the famous romantic drama traces how five women from different backgrounds become friends and how, with the help of one another, they will face modern challenges in life and love. 

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Ode to Joy - 欢乐颂

Starring Liu Tao and Jiang Xin

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6. Ode to Joy 2, starring Liu Tao, Wang Zi Wen, and Wang Kai

Season 2 of the very popular romantic drama continues the friendship that was started in the original series as the women face new challenges. According to Wang Kai about his resume pairing with Wang Zi Wen, "We've gone all out for Ode to Joy 2!"

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Ode to Joy 2 - 欢乐颂2

Starring Liu Tao and Jiang Xin

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Is there another drama you'd like to add to this list? Please comment below.

Did you know Wang Kai has an international fan club that is started by his fans? The club is sponsoring a charity fundraiser to celebrate their favorite leading man's birthday.

So what are you doing to celebrate Wang Kai's 35th birthday?

~ NancyZdramaland

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