Fly Entertainment artiste Amy J Cheng, married to R. Chandran, founder and director of Act 3 Theatrics, shares tips for a happy, lasting relationship.
The couple and Amy’s son Joshua made their vows as a family during the Christian ceremony.
Amy J Cheng first came to our attention as the wife of Andrew Seow’s character in the cult TV series Growing Up, a local family drama set in the 60s and 70s. This was followed by a medical drama called First Touch. Effectively bilingual, she next ventured into Chinese dramas, like She’s The One and Making Miracles, and then movies and plays, such as Just Follow Law and The Deep Blue Sea & Letters From Home. Amy, 45, met husband R. Chandran (or Chandran) in 2000 at Act 3 Theatrics – Singapore’s first professional theatre since 1984 – when she was cast in the children’s production, Foot Steps In The Night. She and the company’s founder and director started a relationship in 2002, and married three years later in 2005. In 2012, she joined Act 3 Theatrics as its creative director after completing a postgraduate degree in Primary Education from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. Describing the dynamics between her and Chandran, 59, as “sizzling”, Amy credits their healthy 10-year marriage to family time with their sons, Joshua (from her previous marriage), 18, and Jivan, 7, regular date nights, and being able to forgive and forget. She shares a little of her life with us. When did you realise Chandran was The One? After he’d read and actually enjoyed my favourite adult fairy tale, The Princess Bride!