Lim Shi-An (Singapore Actress)

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Lim Shi-An
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EducationBachelor of Arts (Theatre Studies) Bachelor of Arts (Business Management Second Major)
Alma materNational University of Singapore (NUS) School of The Arts, Singapore (SOTA)

Lim Shi-An (born 1998) is a Singaporean actress, graphic designer and talent signed to Faces Talent Management.[1]


Early life and family

Lim Shi-An was born in 1998 in Singapore to local actors Tan Kheng Hua and Lim Yu-Beng.[2] The pair are currently divorced.[2] Shi-An has mentioned that growing up exposed to film and theatre from a young age made her consider a career in those fields.[1]


Shi-An and her mother, actress Tan Kheng Hua, at her graduation. Photo from Instagram.

Shi-An attended School of The Arts, Singapore (SOTA) from 2011 to 2016.[3] Following this, she enrolled in the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2017, where she double majored in Theatre Studies and Business Management. She graduated from NUS in 2021.[3]



Shi-An debuted as a child actress in the 2011 short Balik Kampung, where she played the young version of the main character Faye.[4] In 2013, she played the role of Hue-lin in Episode 6 of Australian-Singaporean drama series Serangoon Road.[5] She also acted alongside her father, Lim Yu-beng, in the meWATCH apocalyptic drama Sephia in 2021.[6] In addition to these, Shi-An has also appeared in the music videos of local artistes like The Sam Willows and Gentle Bones.[7]

Shi-An and her castmates for Third Rail. Photo from Instagram.

In October 2022, Shi-An was confirmed for the role of Yen in Singaporean thriller drama Third Rail.[8][9]

Other endeavours

According to Shi-An’s LinkedIn profile, she has interned and worked at various companies over the years:

Designation and Company Duration Ref.
Print Production Artist (Freelance), Hogarth Worldwide January 2022 - Present (November 2022) [10]
Print Designer (Freelance), Love Bonito April 2022 - May 2022 [10]
Head Illustrator & Associate Editor, blurb April 2020 - January 2022 [10]
Print Design Assistant, Love Bonito July 2021 - August 2021 [10]
Print Design Intern, Love Bonito July 2020 - July 2021 [10]
Design Intern, Temasek Life Sciences Accelerator May 2020 - November 2020 [10]
Publicity Manager for The Page On Stage 2019, The Arts House January 2019 - April 2019 [10]
Salesperson, Guerlain April 2017 - July 2017 [10]
Courier, Deliveroo January 2017 - April 2017 [10]


Film and television

Year Channel/Production House Title Role Genre Ref
2022 meWATCH Third Rail Yen Thriller drama [8][9]
2021 meWATCH Sephia Guest role Apocalyptic drama [6]
2013 HBO Asia Serangoon Road Hue-lin Drama [5]
2011 Huestripes Productions Balik Kampung Young Faye Short film [4]

Music videos

Year Artiste Title Ref.
2018 Gareth Fernandez My Heartbreak Song [7][11]
2017 The Sam Willows Save Myself [7][12]
2016 Gentle Bones Run Tell Daddy [7][13]

Media coverage

Her World (2022)

Shi-An for her interview with Her World. Photo from Her World.

As part of Her World’s ‘Age Is Just A Number’ feature series, Shi-An sat down with them for an interview published on May 9, 2022.[14] In this interview, she talks about how her mother has been an inspiration to her, as well as her plans after graduation and ageing in the acting industry.[14]

“My parents have given me a lot of freedom, and my friends have joked that ‘reverse psychology’ has occurred. I’m super guai (well-behaved), but maybe it’s because of my character. I’m very grateful for it, because there’s never been a time where I had felt pressure to think or act in a certain way, and that was the greatest takeaway from them giving me this freedom. It’s not like I can go out and do whatever I want, but it’s more like I know they will support me in whatever decisions I choose to make, as long as these are grounded in good things.”[14]

She also talks about how looking younger than a lot of her peers can be both a good and bad thing in her industry. On one hand, many tell her that it is a good thing as it “increases the longevity of [her] career”, but Shi-An says that this also limits the type of characters she can play.[14] She also mentions future plans to act while freelancing as a graphic designer.

“Since I graduated, my goal is to find what I’m passionate about and, of course, making a decent living while at it. I want to see where acting takes me, because I genuinely love it.”[14]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Lim Shi An”. Faces Talent Management. n.d. Accessed on 1 November 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chia, Amelia. “Tan Kheng Hua opens up about romance, sexuality and Asian representation in Hollywood”. Vogue Singapore. September 27, 2020. Accessed on 1 November 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lim, Shi-An. “Education”. LinkedIn. n.d. Accessed on 1 November 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Balik Kampung”. IMDb. n.d. Accessed on 1 November 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Serangoon Road S1E6 - Tracks of My Tears”. IMDb. n.d. Accessed on 1 November 2022.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Toh, Ziyi. “Tan Kheng Hua & Lim Yu-Beng’s Daughter Says She And Xiang Yun's Daughter Chen Yixin Are "Basically Sisters" Now”. 8Days. October 15, 2022. Accessed on 1 November 2022.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Lim Shi An CV”. Faces Talent Management. n.d. Accessed on 1 November 2022.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Content Distribution. “Third Rail”. Mediacorp. n.d. Accessed on 1 November 2022.
  9. 9.0 9.1 mediacorpch5 & shiiiannn. “𝙋𝙍𝙀𝙈𝙄𝙀𝙍𝙄𝙉𝙂 𝙈𝙄𝘿𝙉𝙄𝙂𝙃𝙏!”. Instagram. October 16, 2022. Accessed on 1 November 2022.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 Lim, Shi-An. “Experience”. LinkedIn. n.d. Accessed on 1 November 2022.
  11. GARETH FERNANDEZ. “Gareth Fernandez - My Heartbreak Song (Official Music Video)”. YouTube. February 13, 2018. Accessed on 1 November 2022.
  12. The Sam Willows. “The Sam Willows - Save Myself (Official Lyric Video)”. YouTube. July 14, 2017. Accessed on 1 November 2022.
  13. Gentle Bones. “Gentle Bones - Run Tell Daddy”. YouTube. June 8, 2016. Accessed on 1 November 2022.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Tan, Chelsia. “Actress Lim Shi-An On How Looking Young Can Be A Double-Edged Sword”. Her World. May 9, 2022. Accessed on 1 November 2022.