Linda Chung Ka Yan (Chinese: 钟嘉欣)was born in Vancouver April 9, 1984, Canada as the youngest of three. She has an older brother and sister. She graduated from Templeton Secondary School, Vancouver in 2002. She then studied at University of British Columbia, Canada for a year. In 2004, she joined Miss Chinese International, a beauty contest organized by TVB, and became the third Vancouverite in 4 years to win Miss Chinese International. She was also the winner of Miss Chinese Vancouver 2003.
Linda's first debut in Virtues of Harmony II as "Hung Bak Lam" (Michelle) started to draw attention from the audience. At first, she has been facing the same criticism as another TVB actress Charmaine Sheh about her squeaky voice and lousy acting skills. Later, it slowly faded as her acting gradually improved.Linda is known as "Advertisement Queen" in Hong Kong because of her sponsors and advertisement deals.
After the airing of the critically acclaimed TVB 40 episode drama series Heart of Greed, Linda's acting skills have been improved dramatically. She has been receiving numerous positive reviews for her acting as the first leading actress "Seung Joi Sum" (常在心） in the drama.
Miss Chinese Vancouver 2003
Miss Photogenic (Miss Chinese Vancouver 2003)
Miss Talent (Miss Chinese Vancouver 2003)
Miss Snow Beauty (Miss Chinese Vancouver 2003)
Miss Chinese International 2004
TVB Anniversary Awards Most Improved Female Actress Award 2006