She's from an ethnic minority
Born in Urumchi in Xinjiang, Dilraba is a graduate of the Shanghai Theatre Academy. The actress is of Uighur ethnicity, which is one of the most persecuted groups in China.
She's got a massive following
Dilraba’s 31 million followers on Weibo make her the most popular minority star in China.
She's an accomplished actress
She first starred in a TV drama Anarhan in 2013, and rose to fame playing the role of Fuqu in Swords of Legends in 2014. She also starred in the TV blockbuster Eternal Love this year and the variety show Keep Running.
She's been recognised for her work
Dilraba clinched a number of awards such as ‘Golden Eagle Goddess’ at the prestigious China TV Golden Eagle Awards this year. It was one of three main national award ceremonies that recognize excellence in Chinese TV.
She's undeniably gorgeous
Her Uighur heritage gives her an exotic look and her beauty has been described by many commentators as simply unique. To many Japanese audiences, she is also regarded as the most beautiful woman in China.
She's got great fashion sense
Dilraba’s also a fashion darling, fronting numerous magazines covers and fashion shows. Dilmurat has also become the ambassador of several brands such as L’Oreal, Mikimoto and previously Dolce & Gabbana.
Her future looks bright
Dilmurat has a slew of projects underway that will ensure her star shines even brighter next year. Fans can expect to see her star in variety show Produce 101 soon, where she is set to debut as a presenter.
She's a foodie at heart
Dilraba reportedly has a big appetite for food. She loves sweet treats to match her sweet looks. Her dessert of choice? Ice-cream!