Meiyang Chang wanted to follow the family tradition of dentistry, but life had some other plans. He has become a TV host, a singer and even an actor in Bollywood films now. He was an Indian Idol 3 finalist and even was a TV host of Indian Idol 4 and Indian Idol 5. As a host, he gained reputation and was given a chance to play a TV host again for many reality TV shows such as India's Got Talent 3, New Talent Awards, Apsara Awards and Indian Premier League 2, etc.
After finishing his dentistry course from Bangalore, he was heading to Georgia or some other US university for further studies. During September 2007, he was supposed to go the US. But then an opportunity to take part in Indian Idol had eventually happened in March. Meantime the date for going to Georgia had passed, and he took a decision to begin his career as an aspirant singer. His parents had been supportive, and audiences liked him and he was chosen as a finalist in Indian Idol 3(2007). Later he even won Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa(2010). Thus, his confidence reached a new height, and he became a carefree TV host.
Today, with all late-night realty shows, Meiyang Chang is one of the most watched TV stars in small screen. Due to the success of the TV shows, which ran for many seasons and Meiyang became an in-demand host. He has hosted numerous Award shows such as Indian Television Academy Awards(2014) and New Talent Awards (2011). Throughout 2007-2014, he appeared even as a singer or guest performer including a regular role for himself too in many TV programs. He was also the guest host for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5( 2012) and Indian Telly Awards(2011).
He even declared as a first runner up for reality TV show ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6’ that was aired on Colors recently. The singer then made his debut in a Yash Raj production film ‘Badmaash Company’ which fetched him best- supporting actor and then the actor went to bag role in Dibakar Banerjee's
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy
. It was another Yash Raj film where the singer got to act as resident hostel character with Chinese roots. Truly, the singer has come a long way leaving behind his dream to become a dentist long back. On October 6, 1982, he was in Dhanbad.