Song Kang-ho Biography

Song Kang-ho is an eminent South Korean actor. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

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Birthday: January 17, 1967

Nationality: South Korean

Famous: Actors South Korean Men

Age: 53 Years, 53 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Born in: Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'11" (180 cm), 5'11" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Hwang Jang-sook (m. 1995)

children: Song Ju-yeon, Song Jun-pyong

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education: Gimhae High School, Busan Kyungsang College

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Song Kang-ho is an eminent South Korean actor. He started his acting career in theatre groups after completing his graduation. Later, he learnt instinctive acting and improvisation from Kuk-seo's influential theatre company which proved to be his training ground. His appearance in the theatrical play ‘Dongseung’ was much appreciated. During his early days as a stage actor, he got regular offers for films but he always turned them down until he was approached to play an extra in the film ‘The Day a Pig Fell into the Well’. Since then, Song Kang-ho has done many lead roles as well as supporting roles in numerous movies. Talking about the actor’s other movie projects, he acted in ‘No. 3’ and this performance made him earn his first award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. Besides this, Song Kang-ho has appeared in several hit movies such as ‘Shiri’, ‘Bad Movie’, The Foul King’, ‘Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance’, ‘Memories of Murder’, ‘Antarctic Journal’, ‘The President's Barber’, ‘The Host’, ‘The Show Must Go On’, ‘Secret Sunshine’, ‘Thirst’, ‘Hindsight’, ‘The Face Reader’, ‘The Age of Shadows’ and ‘A Taxi Driver’. He has earned numerous awards for his performances till date and is known as one of the most critically acclaimed actors in South Korea.

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  • Song Kang-ho first appeared in the 1991 play ‘Dongseung’. He then made his big screen debut in 1996 through the flick ‘The Day a Pig Fell into the Well’. The following year, he did the movies ‘Green Fish’ and ‘No. 3’. His show-stealing performance in ‘No. 3’ made him earn his first ever acting award at Blue Dragon Film Awards function. The South Korean actor then played the role of Lee Jang-gil in the film ‘Shiri’. In 2000, he got the opportunity to play his first lead role in the movie ‘The Foul King’. The same year, Song Kang-ho acted in the flick ‘Joint Security Area’. His performance in this film won him multiple ‘Best Actor’ awards at 38th Grand Bell Awards, 3rd Director's Cut Awards, Deauville Asian Film Festival and 1st Busan Film Critics Awards.
  • The South Korean star then got featured in the film ‘Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance’ in 2002. A year later, he was cast as Detective Park Doo-man in the film ‘Memories of Murder’. The movie again earned him several awards. After this, Song Kang-ho appeared in the films ‘The President's Barber’, ‘Antarctic Journal’ and ‘The Host’. In the year 2007, he played Kang In-goo and Jong-chan in the movies ‘The Show Must Go On’ and ‘Secret Sunshine’ respectively. The following year, he did the movie ‘The Good, the Bad, the Weird’ and won several nominations at multiple award functions.
  • Song Kang-ho proceeded to act in the flick ‘Thirst’ followed by the movies ‘Secret Reunion’ and ‘A Little Pond’ in 2010. During 2011 and 2012, he performed in the movies ‘Hindsight’ and ‘Howling’. After that, he was offered the films ‘The Face Reader’ and ‘The Attorney’ which became big hits. He then was cast as Lee Jung-chool in ‘The Age of Shadows’ in 2016. A year later, he played the role of Man-seob in the flick ‘A Taxi Driver’.
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Personal Life
  • Song Kang-ho was born on January 17, 1967 in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. He studied at Gimhae High School and then completed his higher education from Busan Kyungsang College. Besides this, no information regarding Song Kang-ho’s family members, dating life, etc. is available to the media.

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