Famous South Korean Men

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Jungkook
(Singer-Songwriter and Youngest Member and Vocalist of the South Korean Boy Band ‘BTS’)
Jungkook
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Birthdate: September 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea

One of the most loved South Korean celebrities, Jungkook is the lead vocalist, dancer and rapper of the extremely popular South Korean musical band BTS. The charismatic and talented artist joined BTS in 2013 and has since then entertained audience with his songs, videos and live performances. Jungkook has also done solo projects and appeared in many TV shows.

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Kim Taehyung
(Singer-Songwriter and Member of the South Korean Boy Band ‘BTS’)
Kim Taehyung
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Birthdate: December 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea

Kim Tae-hyung is a South Korean singer, actor, and songwriter. He is best known for his association with the popular boy group BTS, for which he is a vocalist. Renowned for his baritone singing voice, Kim is regarded as a role model by other Korean artists like Younghoon, Jaehyun, Byun Hyun-min, Yeosang, Jungseung, Mingi, and Yunmin.

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RM (Rap Monster)
(Leader of the South Korean Boy Group 'BTS')
RM (Rap Monster)
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Birthdate: September 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yeoui-dong, Seoul, South Korea
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Song Joong-ki
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Birthdate: September 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Secheon-dong, Daejeon, South Korea

Song Joong-ki is one of the most popular South Korean actors of the current generation; he gained international recognition after his performance in the TV series Descendants of the Sun. A top Hallyu star, Song had become the face of more than 30 brands by 2016. Also known for his humanitarian efforts, Song provides financial support to treat cancer-stricken children.

 5 
Park Seo-joon
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Birthdate: December 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Popularly known as the master of romantic comedy in South Korea, Park Seo-joon is an award-winning actor. Having played important roles in popular television dramas, such as She Was Pretty and What's Wrong with Secretary Kim, Park is the man of many women's dreams. His popularity increased when he made an appearance in the Academy Award-winning film Parasite.

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Jimin
(Singer)
Jimin
121
Birthdate: October 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
 7 
Lee Jong–suk
(South Korean Actor and Model)
Lee Jong–suk
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Birthdate: September 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yongin-si, South Korea
Lee Jong-suk is known for his award-winning roles in the series Pinocchio, I Can Hear Your Voice, and While You Were Sleeping. He became the youngest model to be part of the Seoul Fashion Week. He has won the KBS, SBS, and MBC Drama awards. He owns a cafe, too. 
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Kim Seok-jin
(Member of the South Korean Boy Band "BTS")
Kim Seok-jin
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Birthdate: December 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gwacheon-si, South Korea

As a member of the popular South Korean boy band BTS, Kim Seok-jin is idolized in Korea and drooled over by girls across Asia. One of the most popular singer-songwriters in Korea, Kim Seok-jin is popular for his falsetto voice. Also a well-known philanthropist, Kim is a UNICEF Honors Club inductee.

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Ji Chang-wook
(South Korean Actor Known for His TV Series ‘Smile Again’, ‘Warrior Baek Dong-soo’ and ‘Empress Ki’)
Ji Chang-wook
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Birthdate: July 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Anyang, South Korea

South Korean actor and singer, Ji Chang-wook, is best known for playing the lead role of Dong-hae in the daily drama series, Smile Again. Beginning his career in musical theater, he soon ventured into TV and films and made an impact with his role in the TV show Warrior Baek Dong-soo. He has also made a few music video appearances.

 10 
Hyun Bin
(Actor)
Hyun Bin
41
Birthdate: September 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Hyun Bin is one of the most popular actors from South Korea. Over the years, Hyun has used his fame to campaign against animal cruelty. One of the most important members of a group of private donors called Honor Society, Hyun donated 200 million won to an organization called Community Chest of Korea to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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Suga
(Rapper and a Member of the South Korean Group ‘Boy Band BTS’)
Suga
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Birthdate: March 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buk District, Daegu, South Korea[
Min Yoon-gi, or Suga, gained fame as part of the South Korean pop band BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, the first K-pop group to earn a Billboard award. His first solo mixtape was featured at the third spot of Billboard's World Albums Chart. Suga has also written many tracks.
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Son Heung-min
(Football player)
Son Heung-min
22
Birthdate: July 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chuncheon-si, South Korea
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Gong Yoo
(Actor)
Gong Yoo
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Birthdate: July 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea

South Korean actor Gong Yoo is best known for his role in the television drama Coffee Prince. Interested in pursuing an acting career from a young age, he earned a B.A. degree in theater. He began his career as a video jockey and soon debuted as an actor. The talented actor is the winner of many awards.

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Cha Eun-woo
(Singer)
Cha Eun-woo
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Birthdate: March 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gunpo-si, South Korea

Cha Eun-woo is a South Korean model, actor, and singer. He achieved popularity as part of the famous boy band Astro. His popularity increased after playing Do Kyung-seok in a television series titled Gangnam Beauty, after which he was named in GQ Korea magazine's Men of the Year list in 2018.

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Lee Min-ho
(Actor)
Lee Min-ho
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Birthdate: June 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Lee Min-ho is a South Korean actor, model, and singer. He is best known for his portrayal of Gu Jun-pyo in the popular television series Boys Over Flowers, for which he received the prestigious Baeksang Arts Award. Widely regarded as a top Hallyu star, Lee Min-ho is one of South Korea's most-followed actors on social media.

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Kim Jong-hyun
(Singer-songwriter)
Kim Jong-hyun
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Birthdate: April 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: yehwa-dong, Seoul
Died: December 18, 2017

Kim Jong-hyun was a South Korean record producer, singer-songwriter, author, and radio host. Kim was the principal vocalist of the popular boy band Shinee before he committed suicide at the age of 27. In 2018, his family members established the Shiny Foundation in an attempt to help struggling young artists.

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Park Bo-gum
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Birthdate: June 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
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Nam Joo-hyuk
(Actor, Model)
Nam Joo-hyuk
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Birthdate: February 22, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
Nam Joo-hyuk is best known for his award-winning role in the epic film The Great Battle. He began his career as a model and shot to fame with the role of Han Yi-an in the KBS2 series Who Are You: School 2015. He has endorsed Dior Men and Penshoppe
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Kim Soo-hyun
(South Korean Actor)
Kim Soo-hyun
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Birthdate: February 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

From being a shy kid who found it difficult to speak in front of strangers to becoming one of the brightest stars in South Korean films and television, Kim Soo-hyun has come a long way. The internationally recognised and multiple award winning actor has given numerous hit performances like Dream High, Moon Embracing the Sun, The Thieves and Secretly, Greatly.

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J-Hope
(Rapper)
J-Hope
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Birthdate: February 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ilgok-dong, Gwangju, South Korea

J-Hope is a South Korean rapper, record producer, and songwriter. He gained international recognition as one of the members of the popular boy band BTS. Also a well-known philanthropist, J-Hope has donated 250 million Korean won to an organization called Child Fund Korea. His career and humanitarian efforts have made him an idol in Korea.

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Park Hyung-sik
(Singer, Actor)
Park Hyung-sik
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Birthdate: November 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yongin, South Korea
South Korean K-pop singer and actor Park Hyung-sik is best known for his stint with the boyband ZE:A. Fans loved him in series such as The Heirs and Dummy Mommy, and the variety show Real Men. He has won multiple KBS Drama awards and joined mandatory military training in 2019. 
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Kim Woo-bin
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Birthdate: July 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

South Korean model and actor, Kim Woo-bin, has appeared in many hit TV shows and films. Interested in modeling from the time he has in high school, he started working as a runway model when he was 20. He is a cancer survivor and a role model for young people struggling with the disease.

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Lee Dong-wook
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Birthdate: November 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Lee Dong-wook is best known for his performances in South Korean TV dramas, or K-dramas, such as My Girl, Scent of a Woman, The Fugitive of Joseon, and Hotel King. He has hosted the shows Strong Heart, Produce X 101, and Wook Talk. He also briefly enlisted in the military.
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G-Dragon
(Singer-songwriter)
G-Dragon
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Birthdate: August 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

G-Dragon is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, and fashion designer. Nicknamed the King of K-pop, G-Dragon is recognized for his influence on music, fashion trends, and youth culture in South Korea. In 2016, he was named as one of the most influential Asian under 30 by Forbes. His work is often cited as an influence by many of his contemporaries.

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Lee Joon-gi
(Actor, Model)
Lee Joon-gi
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Birthdate: April 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea

Lee Joon-gi is a South Korean actor and model. His popularity overseas has established him as one of the top Hallyu stars. Since he is a martial arts practitioner, Lee Joon-gi seldom uses a stunt double and is recognized as one of Korea's top action stars. His ability to pull off dangerous fight scenes often inspires young talents in Korea.

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Park Chanyeol
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Birthdate: November 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
South Korean entertainer Park Chan-yeol, also known as Chanyeol, gained fame as part of the South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo, which has delivered hits such as Mama. He has also starred in series such as Secret Queen Makers and Missing 9, and films such as So I Married an Anti-fan
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Kim Hyun-joong
(South Korean Actor)
Kim Hyun-joong
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Birthdate: June 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
South Korean actor and singer Kim Hyun-joong gained recognition as part of the boy band SS501. He also appeared in K-dramas such as Playful Kiss and Boys Over Flowers. He has also released Korean and Japanese solo albums. He also often donates generously for earthquake relief and education. 
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Lee Seung-gi
(Singer)
Lee Seung-gi
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Birthdate: January 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Banghak-dong, Dobong District, South Korea

Lee Seung-gi is a South Korean actor, host, and singer. Dubbed the Triple Treat entertainer, Seung-gi was named in Forbes' Korea Power Celebrity list in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015. One of the top Hallyu stars, Lee Seung-gi is also one of the most popular celebrity endorsers and commercial models in South Korea. 

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PSY
(Singer-songwriter)
PSY
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Birthdate: December 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gangnam District, South Korea

South Korean singer, rapper, and songwriter, Psy, is known internationally for his hit single Gangnam Style. The music video for the song became the first video to exceed one billion views on YouTube and continues to be one of the most viewed videos on the platform. Psy is credited to have popularized K-Pop in the Western music industry.

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John Cho
(Actor)
John Cho
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Birthdate: June 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
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Do Kyung-soo
(K-Pop Singer)
Do Kyung-soo
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Birthdate: January 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

South Korean singer and actor, Do Kyung-soo, is best known for his association with the South Korean-Chinese boy group, Exo. Interested in singing from primary school, he joined Exo in 2012. As an actor, he has appeared in many TV shows and films. In 2019, he enlisted as an active duty soldier for his mandatory military service.

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Kai
(Singer, Actors)
Kai
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Birthdate: January 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Suncheon, South Jeolla, South Korea

Kim Jong-in, better known as Kai, soared to stardom as part of the South Korean-Chinese boy band EXO. A trained dancer, he won the S.M. Youth Best Contest at 13. He later began performing as part of the K-pop supergroup SuperM. He also went solo with a mini-album later.

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Bong Joon-ho
(Film Director, Producer and Screenwriter Known for His Films: ‘Memories of Murder’, ‘The Host’, ‘Snowpiercer’ and ‘Parasite’)
Bong Joon-ho
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Birthdate: September 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea

Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean filmmaker whose movies are characterized by the use of black humor, genre-mixing, and social themes. His 2019 film Parasite became the first non-English film to receive the Best Picture award at the Academy Awards, gaining Bong international recognition. In 2020, he was named in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World list.

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Jay Park
(Rapper)
Jay Park
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Birthdate: April 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edmonds

Jay Park is a Korean-American record producer, rapper, singer-songwriter, choreographer, actor, and entrepreneur. He is credited with founding the hip hop record labels H1ghr Music and AOMG. A multi-talented personality, Jay Park has also been credited with popularizing K-hip hop in South Korea. In 2017, he was featured in Forbes' 30 under 30 Asia list. 

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Ahn Jae-hyun
(Actor, Model)
Ahn Jae-hyun
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Birthdate: July 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Ahn Jae-hyun is best known for his award-winning performance in the series Cinderella with Four Knights. He has also been part of the series Reunited Worlds and The Beauty Inside. He initially gained fame as a model and was featured at events such as the Korea Heritage Fashion Show.
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Lee Kwang-soo
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Birthdate: July 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Namyangju, South Korea

Lee Kwang-soo is a South Korean actor, model, and entertainer. He is best known for his work in the popular variety show Running Man, for which he has won several awards, such as SBS Entertainment Awards. He has also been honored with other prestigious awards like Korea Drama Award, APAN Star Award, and SBS Drama Award.

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Kim Bum
(Actor)
Kim Bum
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Birthdate: July 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Kim Bum is a South Korean actor, model, singer, and dancer. After finishing sixth in the reality TV competition series Survival Star Audition, Bum landed several roles in television series. He then gained attention for his performance in series like East of Eden, Boys Over Flowers, and Padam Padam. For his role in Padam Padam, Bum underwent severe weight-loss training.

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Moon Jae-in
(Current President of South Korea)
Moon Jae-in
6
Birthdate: January 24, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Geoje, South Korea

Moon Jae-in is a South Korean politician and the current president of South Korea. Although he was raised in poverty, Moon worked hard during his early years and went on to become a prominent politician. In 2018, he was named in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People list.

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Ma Dong-seok
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Birthdate: March 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: South Korea
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Ji Sung
(Actor)
Ji Sung
13
Birthdate: February 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Ji Sung is best known for his performances in South Korean series such as Secret Love, Save the Last Dance for Me, and Kill Me, Heal Me, and in films such as My PS Partner. He has won scores of awards, such as the KBS, SBS, and MBC Drama Awards.
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Song Seung-heon
(South Korean Model and Actor Known for His TV Series ‘Autumn in My Heart’ and ‘East of Eden’)
Song Seung-heon
13
Birthdate: October 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Song Seung-heon began his career as a model and then starred in numerous Korean TV shows, such as East of Eden and Autumn in My Heart. He owns a management agency and an outlet of a famous Italian restaurant. He has also served as a PR ambassador for Korea Foundation.
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Yoo Seung-ho
(South Korean Actor)
Yoo Seung-ho
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Birthdate: August 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gyeyang District, Incheon, South Korea

South Korean actor Yoo Seung-ho soared to stardom as a child actor, with the movie The Way Home. He then starred in series such as The Emperor: Owner of the Mask and movies such as Joseon Magician. He has won honors such as the KBS, MBC, and the SBS awards.

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Rain
(Singer-songwriter)
Rain
12
Birthdate: June 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea
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Park Hae-Jin
(South Korean Actor)
Park Hae-Jin
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Birthdate: May 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
South Korean actor Park Hae-jin is best known for his roles in series such as Doctor Stranger, Bad Guys, and Man to Man. He has won several honors, such as the KBS, MBC, and APAN Star Awards. An avid philanthropist, he has also donated to causes such as child welfare.
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So Ji-sub
(South Korean Actor)
So Ji-sub
8
Birthdate: November 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

South Korean actor So Ji-sub is known for his leading role in the TV series  What Happened in Bali. He began his career as a model in commercials and slowly worked his way up to acting. After playing a few supporting roles, he catapulted to fame with his performance in the TV series I'm Sorry, I Love You.

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Choi Woo-shik
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Birthdate: March 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
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Seo Kang-joon
(Singer & Actor)
Seo Kang-joon
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Birthdate: October 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gunpo
South Korean actor and singer Seo Kang-joon is best known as part of the actors’ group 5urprise. He soared to fame with series such as Cheese in the Trap, Entourage, and Are You Human Too? The KBS Drama Award-winning artist has also appeared on the Netflix show Busted!
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Sung Hoon
(South Korean Actor and Model)
Sung Hoon
9
Birthdate: February 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea

Sung Hoon is a South Korean voice actor and actor best known for appearing in the popular television entertainment program I Live Alone, for which he has won many awards. Before becoming an actor, Sung Hoon was a swimming champion whose swimming career ended due to a spinal injury.

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Jung Il-woo
(South Korean Actor)
Jung Il-woo
9
Birthdate: September 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Jung Il-woo is best known for his roles in South Korean series such as Unstoppable High Kick; Cool Guys, Hot Ramen; Moon Embracing the Sun; and Cinderella with Four Knights. He became the first non-Chinese actor to win Asia's Actor of the Year at the Huading Awards.
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Suho
(Singer)
Suho
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Birthdate: May 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Suho is a South Korean singer, actor, and songwriter. He serves as the leader of the popular South Korean-Chinese boy band Exo and its sub-group Exo-K. Over the course of his career as an entertainer, Suho has won several prestigious awards, such as a Yegreen Musical Award, Stagetalk Audience Choice Award, JIMFF Award, DIMF Award, and Asia Culture Award.