Katreeya English: Thai-British Singer & Actress
Katreeya English was born in September 1976 to a British father and a Thai mother in Oxford, England. Hence, Kat English is fluent both in Thai and in English. She started her career as a singer in 1999 and was a very popular face of the new millenium. Kat’s musical style may be described as pop and of course as Thai pop. She was an artist at GMM Grammy from 1999 to 2009.
Apart from being a singer and dancer, Kat is also a successful actress, model and presenter. From 2000 to 2007 she produced a new album every year. Hence, her sound deeply influenced Thai pop of the 2000s like this song called ‘Siamese Kat’ (2003).
When she was a teen, she was discovered by an agent when she walked home from school with her brother. This was when Kat got into making her first commercials and thus her first movie also followed. In 1992, she appeared in the films called ‘A-nueng Kit-teung por Sang-keb’ and ‘Chem laew kor Cham’. However, I find that she is a singer in the first place. Here is one of her very early songs from the 2001 album ‘Kat around the clock’.
From that time on, Kat has had many roles in Thai TV series on Channel 3 and 7. Thus, she had her first break with her early Lakorns in the 1990s like Khun Ying Jom Kaen (1993) in her role of Lady Kantima and Nam Sai Jai Jing from the same year.
Kat loves entertaining people and she truly enjoys being famous and a role model for kids. It is important to her that she is able to do the things that she loves doing. She is a great performer and loves big concerts. Thus, Kat has been in Thailand’s biggest concerts of course.
However, Kat did not becomes famous overnight. When she thinks back at her early career she describes it as enjoyable but also stressful. Thus, her success developed gradually and she got to appreciate the different stages of her career. Well, Katreeya never seems to be aging. She is also a model and keeps fit by doing a lot of sports like swimming and gynmastics and she loves working out.
Until today, she is good friends with other actors like Chakrit Yamnarm (Krit) and half-Thai-Scottish actor Ray McDonald since they went to school together. For instance, their friends used to refer to Chakrit and her as KitKat.
Finally, we may say that Katreeya English is really a great and versatile performer. Her dancing skills are amazing. Today, she is still energetic and going strong in the enertainment industry.