Jackie Chan was born on 7th April 1954 in British Hong Kong. He is a Hong Kong actor, comedian, director producer, choreographer, martial artist, singer and stunt performer, screenwriter. In his move he used acrobatic fighting style and innovative stunts. He did all of his stunts himself in his all films. His acting career starts in 1960s and acted over 150 films. He is an action hero but he use action mixed with comedy. Jackie Chan is a cultural icon. He has received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hong Kong Avenue of Stars.He has won 27 awards and nominated for awards about 33 times.
Jackie Chan attended the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island and he failed in the first year
and his parents withdrew him from the school. His father immigrated to Canada in 1960 to work for the American embassy as the head cook. Jackie Chan was send to the China Drama Academy which was run by Master Yu Jim-yuen. It was a Peking Opera School. For the next decade, Jackie Chan was trained rigorously. He became expert on martial arts and acrobatics during those years. Gaining the stage name Yuen Lo in homage to his master, Jackie Chan eventually became part of the Seven Little Fortunes, a performance group made up of the school’s best student. Jackie Chan became friends with Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao were his fellow group members. Grand master Jim Pal Kim trained Jackie Chan and Sammo Hing “Hapkido”. Jackie Chan earned a black belt.
In 1976 Jackie Chan joined his parents in Canberra he studied in Dickson College and worked as a construction worker. In the 90s, he changed his Chinese name to Fong si-lung. His father’s original surname was Fung.
Jackie Chan is a Buddhist. 1982 Jackie Chan married to a Taiwanese actress, Lin Feng-Jiao. He has a son name Jaycee Chan, he is also an actor. Elaine Ng Yi-Lei had a daughter, Etta in 1999. She claimed Chan was Etta’s father but Jackie Chan admitted the affair but did not formally announced Etta as his daughter.
Jackie Chan can speak Cantonese, English, American Sign Language and Mandarin. He also can speak some Spanish, Korean, Japanese, German and Thai. He lived in Thailand for a short period at the age of 9 and 16, that time he learned boxing. He learns from a former professional boxer who had a broken leg.
Jackie Chan is also a humanitarian and a donor. In 1988 he founded a foundation named Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation which offers scholarships and active help to Hong Kong’s young people through a variety of worthy causes. Jacky Chan also founded a foundation named Dragon’s Heart Foundation in 2005 to give much-needed educational opportunities for the poor and elderly with donations of warm clothing, wheelchairs and other items. In 2009 the University of Cambodia gave him an honorary doctorate.