15 C-Drama Celebrities Who Have Verified Instagram Accounts

Ever wondered who among your favorite C-Drama celebrities have verified accounts in Instagram?

Verified accounts in social media are those that are considered authentic accounts bearing the real identity of real people and organizations. Most often than not, these are primarily managed or accessed by its account owners.

Social media in China

In Mainland China, most Western-based social media platforms are blocked. It is due to the country's extreme restrictions on sharing information critical to their government. 

However, although access is blocked, according to a discussion in Quora, it is not illegal to access those blocked sites via alternative means like VPN.

VPN means Virtual Private Network. It has the ability to establish a protected network connection when using public networks. 

Its main function is to encrypt your internet traffic and protect your online identity which makes it hard for a third party to track your online activities and steal your data.

Sites that are blocked in Mainland China

  • Facebook (partially blocked. Available to tourists)
  • Instagram 
  • Youtube 
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Google/Chrome search engine
  • Snapchat
  • Wikipedia 
  • Reddit
  • Whatsapp
  • Tumblr
  • Viber
  • Messenger (partially blocked. Available to tourists)


China has its own microblogging platform called Weibo, which most Chinese celebrities utilized to connect with the market and fans. 

Weibo functioned like Twitter. And it has now an English version for international users who may want to connect with people in Mainland China, including favorite celebrities.

Nonetheless, despite Instagram and Facebook being blocked in China, there are C-Drama stars who managed to have a verified Instagram and FB accounts.

Whether they personally managed their account or have a media team that handled their international branding promotion, it's nevertheless verified so fans can assure these accounts signify the real identity of their idols.

Who among them are Instagramming?

So how we know if the account is verified in instagram? When it has a blue check next to the name of the account handle. It means that personal information of the person or organization has been verified by the Instagram team.

The following are the verified accounts of C-Drama stars in Instagram. Including the number of followers.

1. Lu Han @7_luhan_m 

The current Chinese celebrity who has a colossal number of followers in Instagram is Lu Han. He is a singer and actor and a former member of the Chinese-Korean boy group, EXO. 

In 2017, he was listed in Forbes China Celebrity 100 as the second highest paid celebrity in China, next only to Fan Bingbing.

Lu Han

He left EXO in 2014 and on the following year, launched his solo album, Reloaded. The same year he debuted into film via "The Witness" taking a lead role.

Lu Han made his debut in the television series in 2017 through Fighter of Destiny. In 2020, he co-starred with Leo Wu (Wu Lei) in the 2020 hit drama, Cross Fire.

In 2017, he confirmed being in a relationship with Chinese actress, Guan Xiaotong, one of the Four Dan actresses in China.

2. Angelababy @angelababyct 

Her real name is Angela Yeung Wing. Born in Shanghai, China in 1989. Her father is of German descent and originally from Hongkong. Apart from Mandarin and Cantonese, Angelababy speaks English and Japanese.


She is an actress, model, singer and a huge celebrity in China. In 2013, she was named one of the Four Dan Actresses, an citation given to four actresses from Mainland China with box office powers.

She starred in several box office films in China and international hit like Independence Day: Resurgence. Her television series includes the 2017 hit, General and I.

She is a K-drama fanatic. Most people she followed in her IG are K-drama celebrities.

Angelababy is married to Chinese superstar, Huang Xiaoming, and have one child together.

3. Kris Wu @kriswu 7.6M followers

Lu Han's co-member in EXO, Kris Wu, also got a huge number of followers in Instagram. He is known in Chinese as Wu Yi Fan and been using the name Galaxy Fanfan in Instagram. Like Lu Han, Kris Wu left EXO in 2014.

Kris Wu

After leaving the boy band group, Kris Wu concentrated in his solo career and ventured into film and TV series. He starred in several box office hits films in China like Mr. Six and Journey to the West: The Demons Strikes Back.

In 2017, he made his Hollywood debut via XXX: Return of Xander Cage. He is fluent in English, having been raised in Canada. He is also fluent in Korean.

4. Fan Bingbing @Bingbing_fan 

Born on September 16, 1981, Fan Bingbing is one of the most popular celebrities in Mainland China with international branding. 

She successfully barged into the Hollywood film via X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) portraying the role of Blink.

Fan Bingbing

She has been listed in Forbes China Celebrity 100 as the highest paid actress in China. She is also a global fashion icon with frequent appearances in fashion shows and movie premieres in the international scene.

Fan became famous in 1998 when she starred in the hit television series, My Fair Princess. In 2013, she starred in the movie, Cell Phone, which became China's highest grossing film of the year.

Her last costume television series was The Empress of China in 2014. Since breaking up with her fiance, Li Chen, in 2019, Fan Bingbing has not heard having a relationship.

5. Victoria Song @victoria02_02 

Also known as Song Qian, Victoria is a Chinese singer, actress, dancer, model and television presenter. She debuted in the Korean pop group, f(x) in 2009.

Victoria Song

She made name in Korean television via We Got Married season 2 and Invincible Youth. She starred in the hit Korean romantic comedy film, My New Sassy Girl in 2016 and transitioned to C-drama later.

Some of her popular C-drama series are Ice Fantasy, Ice Fantasy Destiny, A Life Time of Love. She won the Popular Actress Award in the 8th China TV Drama Awards for her role in Ice Fantasy.

6. Lin Yi @iam_linyi 

Born on January 11, 1999, Lin Yi rose to fame in 2019 when he starred in a romantic C-drama series, "Put Your Head On My Shoulder". He is currently studying Ballroom dance at the Beijing Sports University.

Lin Yi

He was introduced in the film, Hope Island, in 2020. His latest C-drama series include The Blessed Girl (streaming in Tencent), Love Scenery and Memory of Encaustic Tile (Youku).

7. Shen Yue @shenyueyeah 

Shen Yue shot to fame in 2018 when she reprised the role of Sanchai for the Chinese version of Meteor Garden. Born on February 27, 1997, Shen Yue is an actress, model and singer.

Shen Yue

She also has two television drama hits, Love So Beautiful in 2017 and Count Your Lucky Stars in 2020 opposite Jerry Yan, the original Dao Ming Si of Meteor Garden.

8. Zhou Dongyu @Zhoudongyu 

She has been named as one of the Four Dan Actresses for the post-90's generation along with Zheng Shuang, Yang Zi and Guan Xiaotong. In 2020, she ranked third in the Forbes China Celebrity 100.

Zhou Dongyu

Her breakthrough performance in the film was via Soul Mate (2016). Her C-drama series include Sparrow (2016), Behind the Scenes (2019) and Ancient Love Poetry (2021).

Zhou graduated from the Beijing Film Academy's performing arts institute.

9. Yu Shuxin @estheeerrrrr 

Also known as Esther Yu, she is an actress and singer born in 1995 in Shanghai. She became a member of a Chinese girl group, The Nine.

Esther Yu

She made her acting debut in the 2016 television drama, Border Town Prodigal and gained recognition for her role in the 2020 hit drama, Find Yourself, followed by I've Fallen For You. 

In 2021, she starred in a contemporary romance series, Moonlight, opposite Ding Yuxi, and also performed the ending theme song of the series, Here's Chu Li.

Esther Yu obtained a degree in Fashion, Media and Industries at the La Salle College of the Arts in Singapore.

Esther Yu comes from a wealthy family. Her parents are real estate developers and own several companies.

10. Yang Mi @yangmimimi912 

Yang Mi is a popular Chinese actress, singer and TV producer. She co-owns Jaywalk studio which handles the career of Dilraba Dilmurat, Vin Zhang, Vengo Gao, Lai Yi etc.

Yang Mi

She starred in several hit C-drama series such as Chinese Paladin 3, Beijing Love Story, Eternal Love: Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms. Legend of Fuyao, Swords of Legends, The Interpreter, Negotiator. Her latest television series are Storm Eye (with Vin Zhang) and Novoland: Pearl Eclipse.

Yang Mi married Hongkong actor, Hawick Lau, in January 2014 but in December 2018, they announced their divorce. They have one child, a daughter, born in 2014.

Other popular Chinese celebrities with verified IG account:
  • Tiffany Tang @tangyan1206
  • Liu Yifei @yifei_cc
  • Song Weilong @songsongswl 
  • Li Bingbing @libingbing
  • Cai Xukun @caixukun

Yang Yang has an associated name in IG and whose account is verified @yang_0099, however, it looks like this account is being handled by someone else because it rarely posted an update.

Other hot Chinese celebrities: Dilraba Dilmurat, Wang Yibo, Xiao Zhan, Leo Wu, Zhao Liying, have associated names in the IG platform but the accounts are not verified and looked like handled by someone else or just a fan page. 

It could be their accounts are handled by their media team to connect with their international fans. Further information are needed to verify the veracity of these accounts so I didn't include it in this listing.

However, for fans who may want to follow them and get first-hand information about their activities and projects, their only authentic verified account, which they personally handled, is on Weibo. 

For overseas fans, Weibo has an English version and people outside China are free to join.

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