Ms Kara Hui Ying Hung



Kara Wai was referred to Shaw Brothers by director Cheh Chang when she was just 17. The young actress first made a name for herself in The Brave Archer (1977) and another break came when director Lau Kar Leung cast her in a series of martial arts movies that included Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979), Return to the 36th Chamber (1980) and Martial Club (1981). These and other titles drew on her kung fu skills and established her early on as a warrior-hero. In 1982, Hui was named Best Actress at the first Hong Kong Film Awards for My Young Auntie (1981). She scooped the same honour again for At the End of Daybreak (2009) and Happiness (2016). At the End of Daybreak won a host of other accolades, including Best Supporting Actress at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards and at the Asian Film Awards; and Best Actress at the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, the Chinese Film Media Awards, the Changchun Film Festival and the Vladivostok International Film Festival. In 1989, Hui began appearing on television as well as film. She participated in a number of serial dramas, predominantly as a supporting actress. It was only when she joined HKTV that she was cast in a leading role – in Incredible Mama (2015). Her more recent projects include Wu Xia (2011), Rigor Mortis (2013), Daughter (2015) and Mrs K (2017). Hui scooped her third Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress honour for Happiness in 2017. She won Best Actress at the Golden Horse Awards for the first time in 2017 for Taiwanese production The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful. She was honoured with the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong Government in 2018.

惠英紅女士 Ms Kara Hui Ying Hung