Chinese actress Dilraba Dilmurat has seen her popularity rising sky high ever since Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms. She now stars with Zhang Bin Bin in The King's Woman, the fascinating historical romance that has kept fans in high anticipation because of their extreme chemistry on (and off) the screen. Here are some more interesting things to know about the popular actress.

1. Dilraba Dilmurat is from the Uyghur ethnic group that primarily lives in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Her name is دىلمۇرات دىلرەبا in the Uyghur language. In Chinese, her full name is 迪丽热巴 迪力木拉提. Most people simply refer to her by her first name 迪丽热巴, pronounced as "Di Li Re Ba" in Mandarin Chinese.

2. The 25-year-old actress has no trouble keeping a slender figure, being 168 cm in height and 47 kg in weight. Incredibly, she admits to loving to eat snacks, all those forbidden goodies such as potato chips and chocolates, which are carried by her assistant in a secret stash.

Here is Dilraba demonstrating how she asks for snacks, but she says sometimes she gets rejected because the assistant would tell her that she's about to start a scene. (Isn't she cute?)

3. If she didn't become an actress, she surely would have pursued her passion in dancing. In Sound of the Desert, where she played a dancer, she performed beautiful dances along with leading star Cecilia Liu who also had trained in ballet for years.

(Recognize her under the veil?)

4. Dilraba gained recognition in her debut drama, Anarhan, in which she played the titular character in the acclaimed 2013 series. She filmed the drama in 2011 when she was still in college, but the series was not broadcast until 2013. From then on, she has progressed non-stop from support to leading roles now.

5. In Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, her Red Fox Princess Feng Jiu had an unrequited love for Dong Hua (Vengo Gao). Now, it's a reversal of fortune that, in The King's Woman, she is loved by three dashing men: King of Qin (Zhang Bin Bin), Jing Ke (super model-actor Liu Chang), and Han Shen (Li Tai).

(Photo taken during filming on media day)

BONUS: Here is a stunning photo from her Weibo account where Dilraba is an avid poster.

Dilraba is now one of the hottest actresses in China. She plays a woman who is torn between her first love and the powerful king who must have her in the new historical drama.


The King's Woman - 秦时丽人明月心

Starring Dilraba Dilmurat and Zhang Bin Bin (Vin Zhang)

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