Hong Kong Film Award and the Golden Horse Award
Karena Lam Ka Yun's father is from Hong Kong and mother is from Yilan, Taiwan. At age 15 Chang Hung Liang discovered her. She ignored her parents' objection and entered show business. She released numerous records. In 2001 she returned to work in Hong Kong. With her sweet smile she left a deep impression and with her outstanding acting she became a frequent guest at award shows.
In 1996 she worked on Jacky Cheung Hok Yau's music video LOVE LETTER and became the music video lead actress for the first time. In the same year she released her record WANT A LITTLE (YAU DIM SEUNG).
In 2001 she returned to Hong Kong for work and signed with Filmko Entertainment. Her first film JULY RHAPSODY (NAM YUN SEI SUP) opened her road to stardom. Then she received Hong Kong Film Award, Taiwan Golden Horse Award Best Supporting Actress and Best New Actor.
In 2003 at the Golden Bauhinia Award, Ka Yun again with JULY RHAPSODY received Best Supporting Actress.
Ka Yun received her company's support and a chance to work with Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing in INNER SENSES (YI DOH HUNG GAN).
Ka Yun abandoned her good looks, in HOME SWEET HOME (GWAI MUK) she used special effect make up to make herself look old and decrepit, completely frightening.
Ka Yun became a Hong Kong Film Award frequent guest, with INNER SENSES, FLOATING LANDSCAPE (LUEN JI FUNG GAING), KOMA (KAU MING), HOME
SWEET HOME and CLAUSTROPHOBIA (CHUN MUK) received Best Actress nominations
for five years in a row, a Hong Kong Film Award record. Unfortunately she has never won.
In 2009 Ka Yun with CLAUSTROPHOBIA won the 3rd Chungmuro International Film Festival Best Actress.
DON QUIXOTE was Ka Yun's final work before marriage, it is expected to be released on October 15.