Benjamin Kheng is a Singaporean musician, actor, host, writer and former national swimmer.
He had his start in the arts and entertainment industry at the age of 17 as a radio producer / presenter on Lush 99.5FM, hosting two recurring programmes – The Art of Lush and The Lush Lab.
In 2012, he founded the folk-pop quartet The Sam Willows. The group has performed globally at the SXSW Festival in Austin, the Canadian Music Festival in Toronto, MU:CON and Zandari Festa in Seoul, the Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2013 & 2014, and the Western Australian Music Festival in Perth. They have been produced by 5-Time Grammy Award Winner Steve Lillywhite (U2, Rolling Stones). Their latest single, Take Heart, hit No.1 on the Singapore iTunes charts.
Benjamin’s body of work stretches beyond music, into the world of acting. His recent theatrical projects include EDGES The Musical (Sight Lines Productions), Dick Lee in National Broadway Company (Theatreworks), and the titular character in The Little Prince (ACT 3 International), which played to Shanghai audiences. Benjamin has also become the leading man of choice on stage playing lead characters like Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (Toy Factory) and recruit Ken Chow, in the local movie blockbuster turned sellout musical Ah Boys To Men: The Musical (Running Into The Sun).
His onscreen acting debut saw Benjamin as the lead “Pete” in Channel 5’s three part telemovie Love is Love – Fat Hope, as a guy who sees through the superficial to find love. Since then, Benjamin has become a regular face as seen in the latest seasons of Unnatural, Code of Law 2 and Mata Mata Season 2 (Mediacorp’s Channel 5) whilst also writing for various online art and lifestyle magazines, and performing his own spoken word pieces.
As a presenter, Benjamin has helmed shows like, oktoLIVE! Season 7, an edutainment programme designed for tweens that is recorded in front of a live audience. He was also paired with his real life sister Narelle, in Channel 5’s first ever magazine-infortainment-variety-mockumentary-sitcom that revolves around a pair of siblings finding out new ways to DIY for their start up. Benjamin has also become one of the resident on ground reporters for The 5 Show.
Benjamin has recently performed solo to a live audience of 50,000 at the SEA Games Opening Ceremony with an estimated viewership of 600 million turning in from around the region. The Sam Willows was also invited to open at NDP 2015 Singapore’s 50th Jubilee Celebrations to a live audience of 26,000 people at the Padang, with their own rendition of the nation’s favorite, Home.
An advocate for youth and social causes, Benjamin has also been invited to speak at TEDxYouth@Singapore to share his experience in overcoming depression and anxiety disorder with synesthesia.
Benjamin Kheng is proudly represented by FLY Entertainment.