Theeradej Wongpuapan (Kane) (Thai: ธีรเดช วงศ์พัวพันธ์) (born December 3, 1977 in Bangkok, Thailand), is a Thai actor, model and presenter. His father, also an actor in Thailand, persuaded him to start his career in acting.
Theeradej is currently one of Thailand's most popular actors. He gained immense popularity after his work in the series called Song Rao Nirun Dorn. All his projects from that point on, TV dramas, movies and even TV commercials, have become popular among Thais.
According to the Suan Dusit poll, Theeradej was voted the most popular Thai male star six years in a row from 2006 to 2011 and was honored the Most Popular Star Hall of Fame in 2012, along with Thongchai McIntyre & Pachrapa Chaichua.
He received the Golden Television Awards for Best Leading Actor a record four times for his work in Ey Mah Lek (2002), Song Rao Nirun Dorn (2005), Sawan Biang (2008) and Sood Sanaeha (2009).
Theeradej Wongpuapan is the youngest child of Weeraprawat Wongpuapan (his father) and Kanchana Wongpuapan (his mother). His father is a director and mother is a TV drama writer; her pseudonyms are Worapan Rawee, Leelawadee and Daeng Rawee.
He began acting at the suggestion of his father. In 1985, when he was seven years old, he appeared in The Six Siblings (หกพี่น้อง) on Channel 3, which was directed by his father. He next acted in the TV drama My Sweet Orange Tree (ต้นส้มแสนรัก) on Channel 3. He then stopped acting to attend เซนต์ดอมินิก School until he was in high school. Then, he shortly studied for his bachelor's degree at ABAC University before he went to study at the Brooks Institute of Photography in California, USA. He soon had to leave school, after two years of study, because of the 1997 Asian financial crisis. He returned to Thailand to be a model, presenter, and actor in TV Drama, movies, and music video. He appeared in Super Luk Toong on Channel 9 1998, followed by Queen of Luk Toong Pumpuang Duangjan (ราชินีลูกทุ่ง พุ่มพวง ดวงจันทร์) on Channel 7 in 1999, and The Ridiculous Battle (ฝนตกขี้หมูไหลคนอะไรมาพบกัน) on Channel 3 in 2000.
Ken was known extensively and popularly from "Eternal Love" ("สองเรานิรันดร") played with "Phiyada Akkaraseranee", "Chain of Love" ("อุ้มรัก") and "Paradise Diversion" ("สวรรค์เบี่ยง") with "Ann Thongprasom". The approximate rating from "นีลเส็น" of "Paradise Diversion" was 14.6; the finale was 18.7.
In "2009", he came back to play on "Bangkok Traffic Love Story" ("รถไฟฟ้ามาหานะเธอ") which was the most gaining profits movie in 2009, 145.5 million baht.
Ken was appointed to be a special Thai ambassador of "UNICEF" ("2008" – present) and a presenter of “"White Ribbon Year Project"” which campaigning the violence to children, feminine, and families. This is a project of the "Developing Social and Stability of Humans Ministry of Thailand" ("2010").
Ken Theeradej Wongpuapan's #1 leading female onscreen is Ann Thongprasom #1 Pra'nangs.
Theeradej married "Noi" Boosakorn Pornwannasiriwej, a popular Thai actress, on October 25, 2007. Queen Sirikit participated in the ceremony. On August 17, 2008, Noi gave birth to their first child, a boy named "Khun" Khunatum Wongpuapan. Their second child, a son named "Jun" Thippatai Wongpuapan, was born on August 4, 2010.
Theeradej's hobbies are making short films, taking pictures, naturist traveling, collecting antique watches and furniture. Basketball is his favorite sport.