Hiroyuki Shimosawa is a Japanese actor. He played the role of Kirito no Sengyo in the movie “Immortal” and also in the movie “The Twilight Samurai.” On the stage, he worked in Japanese and British theatre. 

He is a good friend of Jackie Chan. Some of his movies are “The Last Samurai,” “The Wolverine,” “Mr. Holmes,” “Ring,” and also “The City of Your Final Destination.”

Quick Info
Full NameHiroyuki Shimosawa
Date of BirthOctober 12, 1960
Birth PlaceShinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Age60 years
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Satomi Tezuka (1990–1997)
Net worth$10 Million

Early Life and Bio

Hiroyuki Sanada was born on the 12th October 1960 in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. Sanada started his training when he was very small, 11. He has completed his studies in “Shorinji Kempo” and “Kyokushin Kaikan Karate.” He developed martial arts ability. 

He also was introduced to Michelle Yeoh and even co-starred with her in some of the films. Later, when he completed his martial arts, he started working in the film industry from Japan, China, and later from Hollywood.

Hiroyuki Sanada
Hiroyuki Sanada Image source (celpox.com)

Nationality and Physical Stats

Hiroyuki Sanada is 5’7” tall, weighing 63KG. The body measurement is as the chest of 44 inches, waist of 32 inches, and biceps of 16 inches. He has black hair with brown eyes.

Hiroyuki is Japanese by Nationality as he grew up, trained, and educated himself there itself.

The zodiac sun sign of Hiroyuki Sanada is Libra.


Movies and Television Series

Hiroyuki Sanada has played in several award-winning movies like “Rush Hour 3”, “Avengers Endgame,” “Minions,” “Speed Racer,” “Fall Guy,” “Ring,” “Ring 2”, “The Catcher Was a Spy.”

Also, some of the series that he has taken part in are “shadow Warriors II,” “Shadow Warriors III,” “Love Story in New York,” “Revenge,” “Helix,” “Lost,” and many more.

Talking about theatre, he has played in “Stuntman Story,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Romeo and Juliet” he played the role of Juliet, “Big River,” and “King Lear.” 

Rush Hour 3

This is an American comedy action movie from 2007. The movie is directed by Brett Ratner and written by Jeff Nathanson. The movie stars are Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Youki Kudoh and Max Von Sydow. 

Hiroyuki Sanada has played the role of Kenji.

The movie’s budget was $125-140 Million, and the box office income was $258.1 Million.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 6.2/10.

Avengers: Endgame

The Superhero movie from Marvel Comics “Endgame” was produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Disney Studios in 2019. This movie is in number one as the most earning movie till now. The directors of the movie are Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. The movie stars are Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin

He has played the role of Akihiko, the boss operating in Tokyo, and he also opposes Barton.

The movie’s budget was $356 Million, and the box office income was $2.798 Billion.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 8.4/10.

Hiroyuki Sanada
Hiroyuki Sanada Image source (nbcnews.com)

The Wolverine (Movie)

The movie “The Wolverine” is a Superhero movie from 2013 by Marvel Comics. The movie is directed by James Mangold. This is the sixth movie from the X-Men Movie Series. The movie stars are Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee and Svetlana Kodchenkova.

He has played the role of Shingen Yashida, proficient kendo.

The movie’s budget was $100-132 Million, and the box office income was $414.8 Million.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 6.7/10.

Awards and Achievements

Some of the awards with his name are “Awards of the Japanese Academy” for two times, “Blue Ribbon Awards” for three times, “Hochi Film Awards” for two times, “Kinema Junpo Awards” for four times, “Mainichi Film Concours” for once, “Nikkan Sports Film Awards” for three times and “Yokohama Film Festival” for two times.

He also was nominated for the “Asian Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actor” in the year 2006. 

Hiroyuki Sanada
Hiroyuki Sanada Image source (cbsnews.com)

Personal Life: Wife and Children

Hiroyuki Sanada was married to Satomi Tezuka in 1990; they had two kids. Now, they are not together anymore as they separated in 1997.

Hiroyuki Sanada has not revealed his wives and relationships after the separation.

What is Hiroyuki Sanada’s Net worth?

The Net Worth of Hiroyuki Sanada is expected to be around $10 Million. Although he has not mentioned his lifestyle and his collections but as seen in movies and in public, he has some sports cars and luxury cars.

Social Media Presence 

Hiroyuki Sanada has not updated himself, and also, he has no interest in social media. He is a kind of introverted type of person after his divorce from his wife.


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