Kim Taehyung Biography

(Singer-Songwriter and Member of the South Korean Boy Band ‘BTS’)

Birthday: December 30, 1995 (Capricorn)

Born In: Daegu, South Korea

Kim Taehyung, popularly known as ‘V,’ is a singer, songwriter, and dancer from South Korea. Today, he is particularly famous for being one of the main members of the popular K-pop group Bangtan Boys (simply known as BTS). V or Tae, as he is commonly called, enjoys a huge fan base within South Korea and also internationally. This hip hop artist is known for his boyish charms and powerful vocals. He is responsible for creating and executing the band’s hit singles, ‘2 Cool 4 Skool’ and ‘Boy in Luv’. His journey started from the South Korean music industry, and soon enough, he hit the charts internationally, marking yet another K-pop milestone for the country. With over 58.6 million followers on Instagram and 3 million fans on Twitter page, he enjoys an enormous fan following, both online and offline. He is largely followed by girls who just can’t get enough of his cute looks and charming persona!

Quick Facts

South Korean Celebrities Born In December

Also Known As: Kim Tae-hyung

Age: 28 Years, 28 Year Old Males


siblings: Kim Eon Jin, Kim Jeong Gyu

Born Country: South Korea

K-Pop Singers Soul Singers

Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Males

Notable Alumni: Korean Arts High School, Global Cyber University

City: Daegu, South Korea

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education: Global Cyber University, Korean Arts High School

The Meteoric Rise to Stardom

Kim’s journey began when he and his current band mate Jimin made a remix of ‘Old School Love ft. Ed Sheeran’ and uploaded it on Soundcloud, to celebrate their graduation. He went on to join Bangtan Boys in 2011, but wasn’t revealed to be an official member of the band until 2013. He co-wrote and co-produced songs such as ‘Hold Me Tight’ and co-composed ‘Fun Boyz’. His melody, combined with Jungkook’s original lyrics, placed their song ‘Stigma’ on the 26th position on the Gaon Music Chart and 10th on the Billboard World Digital Singles Chart. Kim is well-known for his cover of ‘Someone Like You’ by Adele, which gained him a lot of popularity. His band BTS has won multiple Melon Music Awards, Gaon Chart K-pop Awards, Golden Disk Awards and the Seoul Music Awards. In 2016, V entered into yet another field of the entertainment industry, which is acting. He made his debut in KBS2’s historical drama, ‘Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth’. He was also responsible for the popular soundtrack from the movie.

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What Makes Kim Taehyung Special

Kim Taehyung is one of those people who come out of nowhere, only to take the internet by storm, almost overnight. Not only is he an incredible vocalist, songwriter, and keyboardist, he is also a budding actor. Being his multi-talented self, he shows the prospect of a bright future. Besides being so skilled, he is also the face of his band, and is easily considered one of the most popular K-pop artists of all time.

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Personal Life

Kim Taehyung or V was born on December 30, 1995, in Daegu, South Korea. He was raised there along with his two younger siblings, his sister Kim Eon Jin and his brother Kim Jeong Gyu. He is very close to his family, and always states that his dad is his biggest role model. His parents are traditionally farmers, and he is from a not-so-privileged background. His family has always provided him with all the support he needs for his career in the entertainment world. He has been into music ever since he was in school, and is said to be a perfume fanatic. 

V lives in the Hannam-dong locality in Seoul, South Korea, with his bandmates. He also has a dog named Yeontan.

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