Happy 29th Birthday to Aaron Yan!

With his killer smile and easy-going charm, it’s no wonder that Aaron Yan has managed to mesmerize audiences around the world. The Taiwanese singer and actor’s achievements have earned him many loyal fans and admirers. In honor of Aaron’s 29th birthday today, here are some things you probably didn’t know about the man also known as Abu (阿布).

Aaron was discovered by entertainment industry scouts after posting a “selca” (selfie) on the Internet. Yes, you read that right. He’s so good at taking photos of himself that it got him started on the road to fame! And don’t think just because he’s a star that Aaron has let his selca game slip. A quick look at his Instagram will ease your doubts about his dedication to the Art of Selca!

Aaron made his first screen appearance in the Taiwanese drama “An Shi Ai Mei Hui (I Love My Wife)” in 2004 but didn’t enter the public eye until his casting in “KO One” and “It Started with a Kiss” in 2005. The same year, Aaron launched his music career in the boy band “Fahrenheit.” In addition to acting and singing, Aaron is an accomplished musician, playing the piano, guitar, drums, oboe, violin and flute. He truly is a Renaissance Man!

Check out two of Aaron’s recent starring roles that have made him a favorite among drama fans!

Just You

Aaron Yan as Qi Yi, alongside the always fantastic Puff Guo

In the 2013 Taiwanese romantic comedy series “Just You,” Aaron plays Qi Yi, a neurotic young man who is deathly afraid of germs and spontaneity. Soon after moving into a historic home in Taiwan, Qi Yi discovers that he has inherited a tenant, Liang Liang (played by the bubbly Puff Guo). Their difficulties extend to the workplace when Qi Yi finds that Liang Liang also works for his new company!

Fall in Love With Me

Aaron Yan as Xiao Lu, the alter ego of Lu Tian Xing

In this year’s T-drama “Fall in Love With Me,” Aaron Yan is Lu Tian Xing, an advertising prodigy. At the height of his success, he decides to take a sudden break from advertising. Unknown to everyone else, Lu Tian Xing adopts a new appearance and persona, returning to the agency as Xiao Lu. Will he be able to fool his colleagues or will love interest Tao Le Si (Tia Li) uncover his secret?

Happy birthday to the talented actor and musician! What’s your favorite Aaron Yan moment? Let us know in the comments!

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