Jeremy Lin on whether it's more difficult to make it as an Asian-American player in the NBA.
Monita Rajpal speaks with NBA player Jeremy Lin as he prepares for a game in the Philippines.
Jeremy Lin opens up about becoming a high-profile Asian-American player in the NBA.
NBA superstar Jeremy Lin on some of the toughest moments of his career.
CNN's Monita Rajpal speaks with Jeremy Lin as he opens up about becoming a sports icon.
17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer on staying motivated and giving his best.
The grand slam winner talks about his foundation which helps children gain access to quality education in South Africa.
Roger Federer explains why confidence is crucial when it comes to mastering the tennis court.
CNN's Monita Rajpal meets the Grand Slam winner as he visits Shanghai for the first time in over a decade.
Known for his impressions of different accents, Russell Peters talks about how his time in Hong Kong inspired him.
French pastry chef Pierre Herme shares his recipe for success and why he rejects competition.
Monita Rajpal meets Pierre Herme, the only pastry chef to receive France's highest honor.
French pastry chef Pierre Herme opens up about his unique take on the traditional macaron.
CNN's Monita Rajpal speaks with Baz Luhrmann about confronting fear and helping actors succeed on set.
Director Baz Luhrmann on dealing with critics and how his work is a labor of love.
Oscar-nominated director Baz Luhrmann reflects on his career journey and making more time for family.
Director Baz Luhrmann talks about bringing the American novel "The Great Gatsby" to the silver screen.
Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan on why rock music needs God and how suffering isn't good for business.
Smashing Pumpkins' front man Billy Corgan talks about "Pale Horse," a song inspired by the relationship with his mother.
CNN's Monita Rajpal meets the front man of Smashing Pumpkins, who says authenticity has helped the band stay successful.
Billy Corgan on how the success of Smashing Pumpkins' early music didn't bring him happiness.
Manchester City's Captain Vincent Kompany talks about what drives him and connecting with supporters around the world.
CNN's Monita Rajpal speaks with Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany about how Belgium nurtures young footballers.
Manchester City's captain Vincent Kompany talks about not taking fans for granted and living for the future.
Actor and producer Vin DIesel talks about the success of his characters in the Fast and the Furious and Riddick.
Hollywood actor and producer Vin Diesel talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about his career and success.
Actor and producer Vin Diesel tells the story of his first meeting with Steven Spielberg.
Lie Sang Bong talks about the inspiration behind his work and why it's important to please loyal customers.
The South Korean fashion designer on who the ideal "Bong woman" is and healing a broken relationship with his son.
CNN's Monita Rajpal meets designer Lie Sang Bong, who has dressed such A-list stars as Lady Gaga and Beyonce.
Jeffrey Katzenberg says having a strong story is crucial when creating successful animated films.
The DreamWorks Animation CEO opens up about his tenure with Disney and leaving under difficult circumstances.
CNN's Monita Rajpal meets Jeffrey Katzenberg, the man behind the multimillion dollar "Kung Fu Panda" franchise.
Arcadia Group owner Philip Green talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about bringing British high street fashion to Hong Kong.
Arcadia Group owner Philip Green gives CNN's Monita Rajpal his tips to making good investments.
Arcadia Group owner Philip Green talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about the importance of having Topshop in central Hong Kong.
Aerosmith sinnger Steven Tyler describes how singing in church inspired his rock music.
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about music and family.
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about the band's 40 years in the business.
Stella McCartney talks about the signature pants she created while at Chloe and creating clothes for women of all shapes.
Talk Asia joins fashion designer Stella McCartney on a visit to Donghua University in Shanghai.
CNN's Monita Rajpal meets Stella McCartney, one of the world's most celebrated fashion designers.
Talk Asia goes behind the scenes with the musical mastermind before a concert in Seoul, South Korea.
Mark Ronson opens up about his most successful collaborations -- including working with the late Amy Winehouse.
CNN's Monita Rajpal meets Grammy award-winning Mark Ronson who has produced some of the biggest stars in the industry.
CNN's Monita Rajpal meets Vin Diesel who talks about the success of the "Fast and Furious" franchise.
The "Fast & Furious" actor talks about landing a role in Academy Award-winning film "Saving Private Ryan."
"Fast & Furious" star Vin Diesel tells Monita Rajpal how the latest movie installment challenges earlier releases.
Award-winning Author Salman Rushdie takes CNN's Monita Rajpal on a tour of his childhood home.
Salman Rushdie talk about the fallout from the publishing of "The Satanic Verses" in 1988.
Award-winning Author Salman Rushdie talks to CNN about his controversial career.
Tom Ford Chairman, Domenico De Sole talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about the company's expansion plans.
Tom Ford Chairman, Domenico De Sole talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about his career in fashion
Tom Ford Chairman, Domenico De Sole talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about turning around the fortunes of Gucci.
George Foreman talks about his namesake grills, where the idea came from and how they became a success.
George Foreman opens up about his childhood growing up, and how he learned to be a thief in order to survive.
Foreman talks about his fight against Muhammad Ali, how confident he was going into it, and how crushing his defeat was.
Comedian Russell Peters talks about his experience meeting the King of Jordan and being "punked" by him.
Comic Russell Peters speaks about how important it still is for him to be accepted and praised, even with all his success
The celebrated Australian chef talks to CNN's Monita Rajpaul about food, life and living well.
Tetsuya Wakuda show's CNN's Monita Rajpaul how to cook the perfect crab.
Tetsuya Wakuda on what he had to give up to be one of the most celebrated and creative talents.
David Henry Hwang talks about his latest play and its similarities to the news surrounding the downfall of Bo Xilai.
David Henry Hwang talks about what he's currently working on, a play based on Bruce Lee called "Kung Fu."
Seppuku, transvestites and diplomacy; American playwright David Henry Hwang weaves plots with many strands.
Ivan Lendl discusses what it is like to be Andy Murray's coach.
Czech former tennis champion Ivan Lendl discusses what it takes to succeed.
Former tennis pro Ivan Lendl recalls his greatest hits on and off the court.
Monta Rapjal speaks with UK singer Ellie Goulding about her hit single 'Lights' and finding success in the U.S.
Acclaimed fashion designer Josie Natori tells CNN's Monita Rajpal her definition of what makes a woman sexy.
Acclaimed fashion designer Josie Natori takes us behind the scenes at her factory in the Philippines.
The Indian-born director reflects on the difficulties experienced while shooting her Oscar-nominated film "Water".
Unconventional British designer Thomas Heatherwick gives us a rare look behind the scenes at his London studio.
Salman Rushdie opens up about growing up in India, which inspired his book "Midnight's Children".
Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank opens up about helping children in need in northern India.
CNN's Monita Rajpal faces off with legendary British boxer Ricky Hatton.
This is not worksafe. It's a hyperlink to Hiropon, the pornographic fiberglass creation of Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami.
Talk Asia meets Takashi Murakami, the pioneer behind one of the world's most recognized contemporary art movements.
Talk Asia meets photojournalist Steve McCurry, who opens up about his three decades behind the lens.
CNN's Sumnima Udas speaks with burlesque icon Dita von Teese, who reveals the formula behind her successful career.
Award-winning actor Adrien Brody reveals how acting at birthday parties led to a career in Hollywood.
Indian-born artist Anish Kapoor speaks with Talk Asia as he brings his mind bending structures East.
Actor Andy Garcia talks to Talk Asia about illustrious career in film.
Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz opens up about rejecting industry competition and staying true to himself.
Star of the Miami Heat gives his verdict on Jeremy Lin.
Basketball supersar LeBron James talks to CNN's Stan Grant about bringing the game to China.
Basketball superstar LeBron James talks to CNN's Stan Grant about the Miami Heat and the Olympics.
Photojournalist Steve McCurry has made a career taking arresting shots from around the world changing how we see things.
French urban artist JR is man of mystery, pasting huge portraits on city streets. He talks to CNN's Kristie Lu Stout.
King of cheap chic Do Won Chang talks to Kristie Lu Stout about his rag trade to riches story.
A pre-teen me once learned how to slow dance to "Surfer Girl."
Superstar DJ Tiesto tells CNN's Anna Coren the secret behind his global success.
The life of a DJ is not just 'party, party, party,' says uber-popular Dutch House music DJ Tiesto. It's glamorous, too.
Chandra Kochhar is one of the most influential CEOs in India. At 47, she became the first female boss of ICICI Bank.
The shoe designer talks to Sara Sidner about his A-list clients and the power of an impressive shoe.
Shoe designer Christian Louboutin tells CNN's Sara Sidner the story behind his shoe's iconic red soles.
Cui Jian has jammed with The Rolling Stones and provided the soundtrack for the Chinese pro-democracy movement.
In a March 2007 interview, Gore Vidal reflects on his career and talks about where he will be laid to rest when he dies.
Designer Diane von Furstenberg has gone from Studio 54 to fashion royalty. She talks to Anna Coren about her life.
Song Byeok had every reason to be pleased with his success. A gift for drawing led to a prestigious career as a propaganda artist and full membership in North Korea's communist party.
He's the ambassador who carries his own bags and the can for the U.S. in China.
While playing the part of Aung San Suu Kyi in biopic "The Lady", Michelle Yeoh felt as if she had "lived" with the Burmese pro-democracy leader for years.
When growing up, Monisha Kaltenborn wanted to go into space, but as the first female CEO of a Formula 1 team she's arguably reached greater heights.
Lobsang Sangay has a hard act to follow.
Eric Schmidt is as committed as ever to making sure those at Google "do the right thing."
Hayao Miyazaki is regarded by many as the world's greatest living animator and an icon of Japanese popular culture.
Kim Yuna is one of South Korea's biggest stars and the ice skater who won the country's first figure skating gold medal at a Winter Olympic Games last year in Vancouver.
Indonesia's transition from an autocracy to a vibrant democracy can be an example to those countries in the Middle East experiencing political upheaval, says the country's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
American fashion designer and film director Tom Ford has revealed he received angry letters from his predecessor and rival Yves Saint-Laurent.
What do aluminum sheeting and life insurance have in common?
Artist Damien Hirst doesn't have a problem with money.
From a Chinese pop idol to a champion of ethnic minorities in China, singer Dadawa is a musician like no other.
Film director Feng Xiaogang may have made China's biggest box office hit, the disaster movie, "Aftershock", but he built his reputation in comedies, comparing himself to American director, Woody Allen.
Keisuke Honda is the rising star of Japanese football.
As Japan's fifth prime minister in four years, Naoto Kan hopes the revolving door of Japanese politics will remain closed long enough for him to reinvigorate the country.
Contemporary and often abstract, Minsuk Cho's buildings can baffle, delight and dazzle.
Politics is in the blood of Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak.
For the Oscar-winner and Hollywood A-lister, family takes priority over career goals.
She's been called China's answer to Oprah Winfrey and Anna Wintour, but Hung Huang never had a plan to be the media and fashion empress she is today.
Family, food and faith have guided Kylie Kwong to where she is today.
Stephen Fry is a comedian, actor and writer, who has become something rare in British public life; a national treasure.
A colossus on and off the basketball court, Yao Ming is China's biggest sports star.
For nearly 50 years Ron and Valerie Taylor have been filming sharks at close quarters, bringing the lives of the ocean's most fearsome predators to TV and the big screen.
He's the rock demigod who lives and breathes music, but whose heart beats thanks in part to a pacemaker.
One of the stars of this summer's Hollywood hit, "Inception", Ken Watanabe has fought his way to the top of his profession.
You know you've reached a special level of fame when you're known by just your first name.
Not many winners of the Cannes Film Festival Palm d'Or thank ghosts and spirits in their acceptance speech.
Money has changed the game of golf -- and for the better, says Jack Nicklaus.
CNN was in the Philippines to cover the national elections on May 10. Although it would take three more weeks for the Philippine Congress to officially declare the winners, Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III was largely expected to become the country's 15th President.
Han Han is China's rebel writer who has become the unofficial voice for his generation.
Internationally renowned classical musician Sarah Chang has played violin to audiences in some of the world's greatest capital cities. But her virtuosity has also helped gain her access to one of the world's most secretive of places; Pyongyang.
Surrounded by expensive pieces of Chinese art purchased from auction houses in London and New York, Wang Zhongjun, China's 50-year old film mogul, appears the very model of a modern Chinese entrepreneur.
Nancy Kwan is the actress who immortalized "The World of Suzie Wong'" in the 1960 film.
Artist Yue Minjun is the man the behind the rictus grin that has become his work's motif. Part self portrait, part parody, part social commentary, his paintings have made him one the most instantly recognized contemporary artists in China.
A cricketing icon and sporting hero in his native Australia, Shane Warne's life off the cricket pitch has almost been as well documented as his career on it.
Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood superstar, has become more than a little accustomed to being adored by millions.
"Movies aren't an actor's medium...actors are just color in other people's paintings," Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey told CNN's Talk Asia.
A classical pianist with a rock star following, Yundi Li has been packing concert halls for nearly a decade.
"Under my um-ber-ella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh."
China's Li Na hit the heights earlier this year when she made it to the semifinals of the Australian Open, beating Venus Williams along the way.
When choosing a career, Johnnie To considered becoming a policeman. However more than three decades after accepting a job at a TV station he's still shooting the Hong Kong underbelly but from behind a camera.
Chinese actress Zhou Xun is a face recognized by millions, but so far, little known outside of China.
With over 20 years as an actor, Lee Byung-hun has a gained a serious on-screen persona. But when the camera is off, the 39-year-old South Korean is more joker than brooding artist.
Is Ai Carina Uemura a Japanese Beyoncé or more an Asian Missy Elliott?
Even when working at his father's gas station when he was a boy, Baz Luhrmann had an eye for great stories.
He is perhaps the most recognizable man in fashion, almost never seen without his dark glasses, a silver ponytail and fingerless gloves.
I always wanted to meet Steve Irwin. He was the quintessential Aussie who took manliness to a whole new level, wrestled man-eating crocodiles, wrangled poisonous snakes and would pick up any of God's creatures to show the world how remarkable animals really are.
After nearly two years in office, Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, remains committed to keeping Australia at the forefront of global affairs.
There's nothing like lobbing a simple little question into a group of foaming football fanatics.
Seiji Ozawa is Asia's most successful conductor, a maestro in a quintessentially Western art form, and a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan. But the affable 74-year-old is used to crossing cultural boundaries.