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Kim Soo-hyun (Hangul김수현; Hanja金秀賢; born February 16, 1988) is a South Korean actor best known for his roles in the television dramas Dream High (2011), Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), My Love from the Star (2013) and The Producers (2015), as well as the films The Thieves (2012) , Secretly, Greatly (2013) and Real (2017).

Kim was Gallup Korea's Actor of the Year in 2014.[1] He was first included in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list in 2013 placing fourth,[2] subsequently ranking second in 2015[3] and fifth in 2016.[4] The business magazine's Asia edition also listed him in its 30 under 30 in 2016.[5] The success of his television dramas throughout Asia established him as a top Hallyu star.


Kim's mother encouraged him to take acting classes during his high school years to help overcome his introverted personality. His father is Kim Chung-hoon and was the lead singer of the 80's band "Seven Dolphins".[6] He enrolled at Chung-Ang University's Film and Theater Department in 2009.[7]

In 2015, it was revealed to the public that Kim has a paternal half-sister named Kim Ju-na, a singer.[8] His cousin, Lee Sa-rang (real name Lee Jae-hyun), directed his latest film, Real (2017).[9][10]



A bowling enthusiast, Kim applied to become a professional bowler in October 2016. He ranked 10th out of the 114 participants on his first try-out tournament but failed to make the cut on the second, falling short of the 200 points needed to qualify with only 192.3.

Military enlistment


[ Look at how handsome he looks in his uniform]

Kim enlisted as an active duty soldier and began his mandatory military service on October 23, 2017. He entered a military camp in Paju, Gyeonggi Province to complete his basic training.[56][57] In late November 2017, his agency announced that Kim had completed his five weeks basic training placing fourth as an outstanding trainee.[58] He was assigned to the first Reconnaissance Battalion to continue his duty.

His military service is set to be completed on July 22, 2019


Since, 2012, Kim and his fans have donated a total of 20 tons of rice every year to help those in need.[91]

In April 2014, during his tour of Asia Kim donated about ₩200 million to the China Children & Teenager's Fund from a Gucci charity event.[92] He also joined Yellow Ribbon Campaign[93] and donated ₩300 million to help the teenage victims of Sewol ferry tragedy.[94]

In January 2017, Kim along with 32 top stars of South Korea joined an online fund raising event, Give Love, to help NGO dedicated to protecting children's rights.[95]

In February 2020, Kim delivered ₩100 million in donations related to COVID-19 to support low income families.[96]


Kim has been regarded as the 'King of product endorsements' by media outlets;[97] and has been the face of variety of products ranging from food, clothing, electronics, telecoms to automobiles and more.[98] He started emerging as a blue chip in the advertising industry soon after he grabbed viewer's attention through his acting in Giant.[99] But when he starred in Moon Embracing the Sun, he set the record of being the face of 17 products simultaneously overtaking figure skater Yuna Kim, who had set the record back in 2009 by amassing 15 endorsements.[34] Kim became most in-demand advertising model after his drama My Love From the Star [47] with appearing in more than 30 advertisements, including 10 airing in China and other Asian counties.[100] Kim has also been the face of Jeju airlines and main character of a Chinese video game.[101][102]

In 2015, Kim along with Yuna Kim won grand prizes at the National Brand Awards for improving Korea's brand image.[103]

On September 13, 2021, Kim was selected as a global ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger.[104]

Personal life[edit]

In March 2015, Kim was awarded for being a model taxpayer by the local tax office for faithfully paying taxes every Tax Day.[105]

In July 2015, it was revealed that Kim has a paternal half-sister named Kim Ju-na, a singer.[106]


A bowling enthusiast, Kim applied to become a professional bowler in October 2016.[107] He ranked 10th out of the 114 participants on his first try-out tournament[108] but failed to make the cut on the second, falling short of the 200 points needed to qualify with only 192.3.[109] Kim showcased his bowling skills on his guest appearance on MBC's Infinite Challenge.[110]


Main article: Kim Soo-hyun filmography


List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album


As lead artist
"Another Way: Secret Version" (또 다른 길) 2012 119 38 N/A Extended play
Soundtrack appearances
"Dream High" (with Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Suzy & JOO) 2011 41 N/A N/A Dream High O.S.T.
"Dreaming" 4 KOR: 1,243,464[A]
"The One and Only You" (그대 한 사람) 2012 2 2 KOR: 1,619,612[B] Moon Embracing the Sun O.S.T.
"If I" (너의 집 앞; In Front of Your House) 2014 4 4 KOR: 379,336[C] My Love from the Star O.S.T.
"Promise" (약속) 16 13 KOR: 125,051[C] Non-album single[a]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
Note: Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 was introduced in August 2011.
Commercial and promotional singles
Title Year Note
"Crazy4s" 2011 Commercial song recorded for his Spris spring advertisement along with Hahm Eun-jung.[116]
"Marine Boy" 2012 Commercial and promotional song by Samsung to support swimmer Park Tae-hwan for 2012 Summer Olympics.[117]
"Winter Wonderland" Commercial song recorded for his Tous Les Jours winter advertisement.[118]

Fan meeting[edit]

Date City Country Title Venue Ref.
June 30, 2013 Tokyo Japan 1st Japan Fan Meeting 2013 Shibuya Public Hall [119]
October 5, 2013 Always Kim soo-hyun 2013 autumn in Japan Tokyo Dome City Hall [120]
October 6, 2013 Kobe Kobe’s International Hall
March 16, 2014 Seoul South Korea 2014 Kim Soo-hyun Asia Tour 1st Memories Daeyang Hall, Sejong University [121]
March 22, 2014 Taipei Taiwan Taipei International Convention Center [122]
March 23, 2014 Shanghai China    
March 30, 2014 Bangkok Thailand Royal Paragon Hall [123]
April 4, 2014 Guangzhou China    
April 6, 2014 Beijing    
April 25, 2014 Jakarta Indonesia Skenoo Hall, Gandaria City [124]
April 27, 2014 Singapore Singapore Singapore Expo [125]
May 18, 2014 Tokyo Japan    
August 7, 2015 Kim Soo-hyun "Producers" Fan Meeting 2015 in Japan Merpark Hall [126]
August 9, 2015 Osaka Orix Theater
August 29, 2015 Shanghai China "The Producers" Fan Meeting in Shanghai    


List of awards and nominations received by Kim Soo-hyun

Award ceremony Year Category Work(s) / Nominee(s) Result Ref.
APAN Star Awards 2012 Excellence Award, Actor Moon Embracing the Sun Won [2]
2014 Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries My Love from the Star Won [3]
Hallyu Star Award Won
2015 Grand Prize (Daesang) The Producers Won [4]
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Nominated [5]
2021 Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries It's Okay to Not Be Okay Nominated [6]
Popular Star Award, Actor Won [7]
KT Seezn Star Award Kim Soo-hyun Nominated [8]
Asia Artist Awards 2020 Grand Prize (Daesang) It's Okay to Not Be Okay Won [9]
AAA Hot Issue Award Kim Soo-hyun Won [10]
Asia Model Awards 2011 CF Model Award Won [11]
Baeksang Arts Awards 2011 Best New Actor – Television Dream High Nominated [12]
Most Popular Actor – Television Nominated
2012 Best Actor – Television Moon Embracing the Sun Won [13]
Most Popular Actor – Television Nominated [14]
2014 Best Actor – Television My Love from the Star Nominated [15]
Best New Actor – Film Secretly, Greatly Won [16]
Most Popular Actor – Film Won
Most Popular Actor – Television My Love from the Star Won
2021 Best Actor – Television It's Okay to Not Be Okay Nominated [17]
Most Popular Actor Kim Soo-hyun Nominated [18]
BIFF with Marie Claire Asia Star Awards 2014 Asia Star Award Won [19]
Big Ben Awards 2019 One of the Global Ten Outstanding Young Persons Won [20]
Blue Dragon Film Awards 2012 Best New Actor The Thieves Nominated [21]
Popular Star Award Won [22]
Buil Film Awards 2012 Best New Actor Nominated [23]
Busan International Advertising Festival 2015 Best Korean Spokesmodel in China Kim Soo-hyun Won [24]
2016 China's Favourite Korean Advertising Model Won [25]
China the Wind from the East Entertainment Awards 2015 South Korean Entertainment Influencer Award Won [26]
Cosmo Beauty Awards (China) 2013 Dream Icon Award Won [27]
Cyworld Digital Music Awards 2011 Song of the Month (February) "Dreaming" (Dream High) Won [28]
Grand Bell Awards 2013 Best New Actor Secretly, Greatly Won [29]
2015 Popularity Award Kim Soo-hyun Won [30]
Huading Awards 2015 Global Best TV Actor My Love From the Star Won [31]
InStyle Star Icon Awards 2016 Best Actor (Drama) Kim Soo-hyun Won [32]
Fashionista Award Won
International Drama Festival in Tokyo 2014 Best Actor in Asia Won [33]
KBS Drama Awards 2011 Best New Actor Dream High Won [34]
Popularity Award, Actor Won
Best Couple (with Suzy) Won
Netizen Award, Actor Nominated  
2015 Grand Prize (Daesang) The Producers Won [35]
Top Excellence Award, Actor Nominated  
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Nominated  
Best Couple (with Cha Tae-hyun and Gong Hyo-jin) Won [36]
Best Couple (with Gong Hyo-jin) Nominated [37]
Best Couple (with IU) Nominated
Netizen Award, Actor Won [36]
Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards 2011 Best Dresser Male Artist Kim Soo-hyun Won [38]
Korea Broadcasting Awards 2012 Best Actor Moon Embracing the Sun Won [39]
Korea Drama Awards 2011 Best New Actor Dream High Won [40]
Most Popular Actor Won
2012 Grand Prize (Daesang) Moon Embracing the Sun Nominated [41]
2014 Grand Prize (Daesang) My Love From the Star Won [42]
Hallyu Star Award Won [43]
2015 Grand Prize (Daesang) The Producers Won [44]
Hallyu Star Award Won
Korea Film Actors' Association Awards 2015 Most Popular Star Award Kim Soo-hyun Won [45]
Korea Youth Film Festival 2012 Popular New Actor The Thieves Won [46]
MBC Drama Awards 2012 Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Moon Embracing the Sun Won [47]
Popularity Award, Actor Won
Best Couple Award (with Han Ga-in) Nominated [48]
Best Couple Award (with Jung Eun-pyo) Nominated
Mnet 20's Choice Awards 2011 Hot Male Drama Star Dream High Nominated [49]
2012 20's Drama Star – Male Moon Embracing the Sun Won [50]
20's Blue Carpet Popularity Award Kim Soo-hyun Won
2013 20's Movie Star – Male Secretly Greatly Nominated [51]
Nickelodeon Korea Kids' Choice Awards 2012 Favorite Actor Moon Embracing the Sun Won [52]
Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival 2013 Men's Fantasia Award Secretly, Greatly Won [53]
SBS Drama Awards 2010 New Star Award Giant Won [54]
2014 Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama My Love From the Star Won [55]
Netizen Popularity Award Won
Top 10 Stars Won
Best Couple Award (with Jun Ji-hyun) Won
Seoul International Drama Awards 2014 Best Korean Actor Won [56]
People's Choice Popular Actor Won
SKY PerfecTV! Awards (Japan) 2011 Hallyu Award Kim Soo-hyun Won [57]
Soompi Awards 2016 Actor of the Year The Producers Won [58]
Sseoljeon Awards 2014 Best Actor My Love from the Star Won [59]
Style Icon Awards 2011 New Icon Kim Soo-hyun Won [60]
2012 Style Icon Nominated  
2013 Style Icon Nominated  
2014 Style Icon Won [61]
TVCF Awards 2013 Model of the Year Won [62]

Other accolades[edit]

State and cultural honors[edit]

Name of country or organization, year given, and name of honor
Country or organization Year Honor Ref.
South Korea[A] 2012 Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Commendation [66]
2014 Prime Minister's Commendation [67]
National Tax Service[B] 2015 Exemplary Taxpayer Commendation [69]
Institute of National Brand Promotion[C] National Brand Award Grand Prize – Culture Sector [71]


Name of publisher, year listed, name of listicle, and placement
Publisher Year Listicle Placement Ref.
Forbes 2012 Korea Power Celebrity 40 39th [72]
2013 4th [73]
2014 17th [74]
2015 2nd
2016 30 Under 30 (Asia) Placed [75]
Korea Power Celebrity 40 5th [76]
2021 20th [77]
Sisa Journal[D] 2014 Who Moves Korea – Most Influential People in Broadcasting and Entertainment 7th [82]
2015 9th [83]
2016 9th [84]
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He's so cuuute *_*. I've only watched on episode of Will It Snow... and I like himm <3 I need to watch the other episode (so I can edit ep 3 subs XD)

But anwyay.. Does anyone know more about him though? I googled his name in Korean.. and I got all these @__@;; pictures.. And it's from some.. internet shopping mall... scandal? My Korean still isnt THAT good, so I put it in google translator... I got the gist of it but it's still o___O;;;?!... haha D:.

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Guest blissfulwishes

Gosh KSH is sexy - I first saw him in WISFC, which I hope brought him a lot of publicity! I heard he was going to be in Father's House too... I'll have to watch out for that!

I didn't realize he was as old as he is though - he doesn't really look 21 (his face still has that boyish charm to it! :)).

And ArtemisRider - thank you for the links to SSGB! I didn't know that he hosted that with Seungyeon - there were a lot of funny related clips on Youtube.

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Guest no1ng3l

Just found out about Soo Hyun from "Will It Snow at Christmas" drama.

Really impressed me with his great acting skills plus he is so handsome!!

I thought he was younger than me at first too lol but yay he's older :lol:.

He's got potential, can't wait to see more works from him! :D

Found some pics of him on naver ^^
















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Guest maycelinlee

Taken from C51236 off WISFC thread.


Kim Soo Hyun left a goodbye message? if anybody could translate thanks! can't wait to see his next project!!...

link to article: http://news.nate.com/view/20091210n05347

this is about "thank you message"

i summary all it to make it easy..

" he thankful and with a honor acting beside the top actor and actress in this drama..he also learned a lot of things when he is in this drama..he also said thanks to all staff,crews,director,all casting members and also his partner for taught him how to make the best scene more alive and support him..i had doing my best and try to put a lot of effort in whatever scenes i had although the weather are so cold and always snowing,but i kept my promise to do my best for audiences..i recommended this drama to all to watch it because it full of love whether it simple or complicated one.THANK YOU very much your supports!! "

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Guest olipop10

He recently came out in a new drama!!

It's called "My Father's House" or "아버지의 집"

Very short though only two episodes


It's still a really great and touching drama!!

Credit and mad props to the uploader on youtube:D

this boy has got TALENT!!

hi! year i also really like his acting skills and i agree he's really gud looking, well i'm a noona tho... im 22! lol , too bad.

anyway, where can u find the other eps for this drama My father's house? cauz on mysoju they hav Father's house and the story is about a girl... it can't b it... so, where can we find a channel to view them?... and dyu know when it came out?? gosh, i'm really curious about him and wanna see more of him! thanks for replying

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