- Country of Residence
- Language Proficiency
- English, Mandarin
- Acting, Dance/Movement, Singing, Gymnastics, Martial Arts
Kheng is a well-recognised and respected award-winning actor/producer in the Singapore English language arts scene. She has been intensely involved in Singaporean television, stage and film productions since 1985, and has cut her teeth in many genres – musical-theatre, drama, comedy, devised/improvisation, physical theatre and dance.
She has appeared in more than 50 local theatre productions, including leads in landmark plays such as Beauty World, Lao Jiu, Descendants of the Admiral Eunuch and Animal Farm. She produced the critically-acclaimed Dim Sum Dollies® shows (2004/5/6) and was consultant producer for the recent critical and box office hit, The Full Monty with Adrian Pang.
On Channel 5, she is a household name as Margaret in the longest running and most successful local sitcom PCK Pte Ltd and created Table for 3 and Heartland Getaways. She also fronted high profile TV dramas such as War Diary, The Singapore Short Story Project, Sayang Sayang and Beautiful Connection, all of which earned her acting award nominations. On Arts Central, she created and produced the dramas 9 Lives and Do Not Disturb, the latter being the first local TV series to receive the maximum 5-star rating from Straits Times Life!
For her work, she has won the Life! Theatre Best Actress Award, the Asian Television Award for Best Female Performance in a Comedic Role and The Art Nation Best Actress Award. She was also given the JCCI Award for her contributions to the Singapore Arts Scene and was part of a photographic exhibition entitled “21 Remarkable Women” for AWARE.
In 2009, she created, produced and acted in her first Mandarin serial, Mr & Mrs Kok, with Mark Lee. She starred in Glen Goei’s new movie, The Blue Mansion and produced her first original stage musical It’s My Life! by Spare Room, a company she owns. In December 2008, she made her directorial debut with Do Not Disturb – Late Checkout, Please and followed that up the year after producing, co-directing and acting in The Composer. These productions were held in collaboration with Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay and based on her original premises - both productions sold out.
Her other projects include producing “Utter”, a series of dramatized reads for The Singapore Writer’s Festival 2011, as well as co-creator, producer and performer for “No.7”, an original theatre piece commissioned by the Georgetown Festival 2011 in Penang. “No.7” was sold out with a waiting list. She also recently acted in TheatreWorks’ “Fear of Writing” and W!ld Rice’s “Cooling Off Day”.
Tan Kheng Hua is proudly represented by FLY Entertainment.