Attractive and bubbly, Belinda was the first Singaporean to become an MTV VJ in 1998 after winning over the producers in a regional talent scouting competition. During her five years at MTV, her shows, MTV Kan Yi Kan won the Best Magazine Entertainment Program at the Asian Television Awards in 1999, sealing her reputation as a quick witted and entertaining television host.
Her career at Mediacorp studios began when she joined the company as a host. But she soon broadened her artistic skills by trying her hand at acting. She caught viewers’ attention in her debut drama serial Room In My Heart, convincingly playing the dual roles of a teenage rebel and a goody-two-shoes turned KTV hostess. She also acted as a long-suffering wife of a former gangster in Soup of Life, a hypochondriac in one of Singapore’s longest drama, Your Hand In Mine and a big-hearted girl who was always looking for true love but she never had any luck finding her Mr Right in her latest long-form drama “Peace and Prosperity.”
Versatile and effectively bilingual, Belinda hosted Channel News Asia’s current affairs programme Show Me The Money and won the Best Info-ed Host award at the 2009 Star Awards for the reality dance show Come Dance With Me. She also hosted popular info-tainment shows RenovAID, The Places We Live In and Somewhere Out There.
The effervescent host especially touches viewers with her long-travelogue Find Me A Singaporean, where she went in search of Singaporeans abroad, some of whom were bettering the lives of others. Currently in its fourth season, Find Me A Singaporean won Belinda the best Info-ed Host award at the 2013 Star Awards.
Belinda is a household name among television viewers, having been consecutively voted Mediacorp’s Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes from 2013-2016. Her current appointment as World Vision SG Ambassador reinforces her popularity as a socially conscious celebrity who is both relatable and caring. Belinda also launched her first motivational book called Larger Than Life this year.
It’s a collection of heart-warming stories that introduces readers to some of the amazing people she meets on her travels – people who celebrate the human spirit and restore your faith in the good of humanity.