Lee Da Hae has once again proved her status as a Hallyu celebrity in China. Her recent win as Best Actress in a Drama in the recently held 3rd LETV Movie and Drama Awards in Shanghai verified her growing popularity in China.

Reports further said that the actress’ win was more meaningful as she became the first Korean actress to receive the honor. With the award, Lee Da Hae stood shoulder-to-shoulder with other well-known Chinese celebrities like Fan Bing Bing and Jong Han Ryan.

Lee Da Hae attracted even more attention and impressed the audience by addressing them in fluent Chinese. The actress has been known to be diligently learning foreign languages, including English and Chinese.

Lee Da Hae, through her management agency Ferrera Star Entertainment, said in a statement, “I’m very grateful to have had the chance to reach audiences in Korea, China and other parts of Asia. This award confirms hard work and I hope to give back the support I received by becoming more active in work.”

The LETV Awards is an annual film and TV awards chosen through votes from film and drama critics, journalists, expert judges and netizens’ votes on the LETV.com web site.

Lee Da Hae is expected to make her domestic TV comeback in early 2013 with “IRIS 2.”