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Park Hae-jin is the actor of the year, thanks to the TV series Far Away Love that has led to the South Korean actor winning the award far away in China. Hae-jin won the ‘Male Actor of the Year’ award at a Chinese award ceremony in Beijing, his management company told Yonhap on Friday, and Park will hold a complimentary fan meeting on April 23. Park played the lead role in the Chinese TV series Far Away Love which is of a successful businessman who owns an upscale restaurant and falls in love with a destitute woman.

“The fact that he won the ‘Male Actor of the Year’ means he has been recognized as on par with local actors,” WM Company, his management, told Yonhap. “I will try harder to make frequent appearances both in Korea and China,” said the star, who has appeared in four TV series in China.

He will hold the complimentary fan meeting at the SK Handball Gymnasium in Seoul’s Olympic Park at 5 pm on April 23. The event, which is to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his debut, will be broadcast live through China’s biggest content sharing site Youku and South Korean portal site Naver’s mobile app V.

It is his second win at the awards organized by Chinese technology and online video company Leshi Internet Information and Technology aka LeEco aka Letv. He last won the Asia’s Star award in 2012 for his role in the Chinese show roughly translated as Chen DuoDuo’s Marriage Story. Park, who will be celebrating his birthday next month, rose to stardom in the wider China region after My Love from the Star on SBS became a huge sensation in Asia in 2014.

The Cheese in the Trap actor had earlier revealed that he was proud to have played different characters throughout his career, instead of becoming a typecast talent. He had stated, “I’ve now been acting for over 10 years. I’m relieved that I have not been standing at the same spot for that amount of time. Though I know I still have miles ahead of me, I think I’m getting closer to where I want to be with each role I undertake.”

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