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Famous people from Korea, South

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Kim Hyun-joong

K-pop Artist

Kim Hyun-Joong is a South Korean entertainer, actor, and the leader and main rapper of boyband SS501. Kim is well known for his role as Yoon Ji-hoo in the 2009 Korean drama Boys Over Flowers, for which he received the "Popularity Award" at the Seoul International Drama Awards 2009 and the "Popularity Award" at the 45th PaekSang Arts Awards and as Baek Seung-jo in Playful Kiss for which he received "Male Popularity Award" at MBC Drama Awards. With the expiration of the contract, Kim left DSP Media, who managed him as part of SS501 and joined KeyEast in 2010. He debuted as a solo artist with his Korean mini albums Break Down and Lucky in 2011. He is also a style icon in Korea, having won several icon awards and a member of the charity football team FC MEN.

Ban Ki-moon


Ban Ki-moon is the eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations, after succeeding Kofi Annan in 2007. Before becoming Secretary-General, Ban was a career diplomat in South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the United Nations. He entered diplomatic service the year he graduated from university, accepting his first post in New Delhi, India. In the foreign ministry, he established a reputation for modesty and competence. Ban was the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea from January 2004 to November 2006. In February of 2006 he began to campaign for the office of Secretary-General. Ban was initially considered a long shot for the office. As foreign minister of Korea, however he was able to travel to all the countries on the United Nations Security Council, a maneuver that turned him into the campaign's front runner. On October 13 2006, he was elected to be the eighth Secretary-General by the United Nations General Assembly. On January 1, 2007, he succeeded Kofi Annan. Ban struggled in his first month to adjust to the culture of the United Nations, but quickly found his bearings and passed several major reforms on peacekeeping and UN employment practices. Diplomatically, Ban has taken particularly strong views on global warming, pressing the issue repeatedly with U.S. President George W. Bush, and Darfur, where he helped persuade Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir to allow peacekeeping troops to enter Sudan.


K-pop Artist

Lee Ji-eun, better known by her stage name IU is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actress, guitarist, dancer and television presenter. Her stage name is derived from the phrase "I and You", symbolizing that we can become one through music. Her fan club name is U-ana, where each syllable has a different meaning: "you" is from English, "ae" is Sino-Korean for "love", and "na" is Korean for "me". In 2012, IU ranked No.19 on "The 23rd Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces."

Lee Min-ho


Lee Min-ho is a South Korean actor and singer. He is best known for his leading roles in Boys Over Flowers as Gu Jun-pyo, the leader of a group of students known as F4, and action drama City Hunter.

Kim Yuna

Figure Skater

Kim Yuna is a South Korean figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic champion in ladies' singles, the 2009 & 2013 World champion, the 2009 Four Continents champion, a three-time Grand Prix Final champion, the 2006 World Junior champion, the 2005 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a five-time South Korean national champion. Kim is the first South Korean figure skater to win a medal at an ISU Junior or Senior Grand Prix event, ISU Championship, and the Olympic Games. She is the first female skater to win the Olympic Games, the World Championships, the Four Continents Championships and the Grand Prix Final. She is one of the most highly recognized athletes and media figures in South Korea. She is the current record holder for ladies in the short program, the free skating and the combined total under the ISU Judging System. She has broken world record scores 11 times under the ISU Judging System since 2007, eight of which being records she herself set. She is also the first female skater to surpass the 140-point and 150-point free skating mark and the 200-point total mark under the ISU Judging System. She has not finished off the podium in her entire career.


K-pop Artist

Kim Hyuna, known as Hyuna or HyunA, is a South Korean idol, singer, songwriter, dancer, rapper, designer, model, and a member of the Korean girl group 4Minute, and duo Trouble Maker under Cube Entertainment. She describes her own solo career as "performance-oriented music". She is also a former member of the girl group Wonder Girls, having left them in 2007 She is notable for her solo career outside of her girl group and her cameo appearance in Psy's "Gangnam Style", later on featuring in the women's perspective follow-up, "Oppa Is Just My Style".

Im Yoona

K-pop Artist

Im Yoona, also Im Yoon-Ah, is a South Korean singer, dancer, actress and promotional model. She made her debut as an actress in the 2007 drama, 9 Ends, 2 Outs. Yoona is a member of the South Korean girl group Girls' Generation.

Bae Suzy

K-pop Artist

Bae Su Ji, commonly known by her stage name Suzy, is a South Korean idol singer, dancer, actress, model and MC. She is best known for her roles as Go Hye-mi in the KBS2 TV series' Dream High, Jang Ma Ri in Big, young Yang Seo Yeon in the movie Architecture 101, and Dam Yeo Wool in the MBC TV series' Gu Family Book. She is a member of the Korean girl group miss A, which debuted under JYP Entertainment alongside with AQ Entertainment in 2010.

Yoon Eun-hye


Yoon Eun-hye is a South Korean actress, singer, entertainer and model. She debuted as a member of girl group Baby V.O.X, staying with the group from 1999 to 2005. Yoon has since moved on to acting and is best known for starring in the television dramas Princess Hours and The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince.

Song Hye-kyo


Song Hye-kyo is a South Korean actress. She gained popularity through television dramas such as Autumn in My Heart, All In, and Full House.

Park Shin-hye


Park Shin-hye is a South Korean actress & singer. She is best known for her leading roles in the television dramas You're Beautiful, Heartstrings and The Heirs. She attends Chung-Ang University.

Jung Yong-hwa

Master of Ceremonies

Jung Yong-hwa is a South Korean musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor. His first name is also written as Yonghwa, Yong-Hwa, or Yong Hwa. Jung made his show business debut as “Kang Shin-woo” in the Korean drama You're Beautiful on 7 October 2009 and played the male lead as “Lee Shin” in the 2011 drama Heartstrings. Jung is the leader, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band CNBLUE.

Ji-hyo Song

Master of Ceremonies

Song Ji-hyo is a South Korean television and film actress and model. She is best known for her role as a ballerina Min Hyo-rin in Princess Hours, as well as for her notable roles in Jumong, A Frozen Flower and Jackal is Coming. Song is also known as the only female member of the popular Korean variety show, Running Man.


Film score Artist

Yiruma is the stage name of Lee Ru-ma, an internationally-known pianist and composer from South Korea. Yiruma frequently performs at sold-out concerts in Asia, Europe and North America. His alma mater, King's College London, England helped him gain European popularity and recognition. Among his most popular pieces are "River Flows in You", "Kiss the Rain" and "May Be". Yiruma's most popular album, First Love, was released in 2001. He began playing the piano at the age of five and moved to London when he was eleven, in 1988, to study at The Purcell School of Music. He held dual citizenship, South Korean and British, until 2006, when he gave up his UK citizenship to serve in the South Korean Navy.

John Cho


John Yohan Cho is an Korean-American actor and musician. He starred as Harold Lee in the Harold & Kumar films and played the character John, MILF Guy No. 2 who popularized the term "MILF" in the American Pie films. He has also starred in the critically acclaimed Asian American films Better Luck Tomorrow and Yellow. He has portrayed the Star Trek character Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek reboot and starred in the Total Recall remake. On Television, he played FBI agent Demetri Noh in the sci-fi television drama FlashForward and as Chau Presley on the sitcom Off Centre. He stars in a recurring role on the television series Sleepy Hollow.

Moon Geun-young


Moon Geun-young is a South Korean actress. Affectionately called "the nation's little sister," Moon started modeling at the age of 12 and appeared in the documentary film On the Way the following year. She came into the spotlight through her role as the young Eun-suh in the hugely popular television drama series Autumn in My Heart. Her major breakthrough as a star was the horror film A Tale of Two Sisters directed by Kim Ji-woon. Later, she starred in such hit films as My Little Bride in 2004 and Innocent Steps in 2005. In 2008, she became the youngest recipient of a Grand Prize which she won for the period drama Painter of the Wind.

Ku Hye-sun


Koo Hye Sun is a screenwriter.

Ki Sung-Yueng

Soccer Midfielder

Ki Sung-Yueng is a South Korean professional footballer who currently plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Sunderland, on loan from Swansea City and the South Korea national team. Known for his vision, technique, long range passing and shooting, along with his good set-pieces.

Song Joong-ki

Master of Ceremonies

Song Joong-ki is a South Korean actor. He rose to fame with period drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal and variety show Running Man. Song played his first TV leading role in the melodrama The Innocent Man in 2012. He has also starred in feature films, most notably as the titular character in the box office hit A Werewolf Boy.

Hyun-jin Ryu


Hyun-jin Ryu is a South Korean left-handed starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. In 2013, after spending seven seasons with the Hanwha Eagles of KBO, Ryu became the first player from the KBO to join a MLB team via the posting system. Ryu was also the first South Korean to serve as the starting pitcher of a Major League Baseball postseason game.

Kim Tae-hee


Kim Tae-hee is a South Korean actress and model. She is best known for her roles in Korean dramas such as Iris, Love Story in Harvard, My Princess, Stairway to Heaven, and Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love.

Park Chung-hee


Park Chung-hee was a Korean general and statesman who led South Korea from 1961 until his assassination in 1979. Park seized power through a military coup d'état that overthrew the Korean Second Republic in 1961 and ruled as an unelected military strongman at the head of the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction until his election and inauguration as the President of the Korean Third Republic in 1963. In 1972, Park declared martial law, suspended the country's constitution and made himself President for Life while ushering in the Korean Fourth Republic. Despite surviving several assassination attempts, including two operations by agents of North Korea, Park was eventually assassinated on 26 October 1979 by Kim Jae-gyu, the chief of his own security services. He had led South Korea for 18 years. Born into a poor peasant family at a time when Korea was under Japanese rule, Park originally served with the Japanese Manchukuo Imperial Army. He was recognized as a talented officer and selected for service with the Imperial Japanese Army's elite Kwantung Army group during World War II. After the war, Park entered the service of the Republic of Korea Army. Over the course of the Korean War, he rose to the rank of brigadier general in 1953. In 1960, he became Chief of the Operations Staff of the Korean Army. A year later, in 1961, Park led the group of officers who orchestrated the coup that ushered in nearly three decades of military rule in South Korea.

Hyun Bin


Hyun Bin is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his leading roles in the TV dramas My Name is Kim Sam-soon in 2005, and Secret Garden in 2010.

Jim Lee

Comic Book Penciler

Jim Lee is a Korean-American comic book artist, writer, editor and publisher. He first broke into the industry in 1987 as an artist for Marvel Comics, illustrating titles such as Alpha Flight and Punisher War Journal, before gaining a great deal of popularity on The Uncanny X-Men. X-Men #1, the 1991 spinoff series premiere that Lee penciled and co-wrote with Chris Claremont, remains the best-selling comic book of all time, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. In 1992 Lee and several other artists formed their own publishing company, Image Comics, to publish their creator-owned titles, with Lee publishing his titles through his studio, Wildstorm Productions, such as WildC.A.T.s and Gen¹³. Eschewing the role of publisher in order to return to illustration, Lee sold Wildstorm in 1998 to DC Comics, where he continued to run Wildstorm as a DC imprint until DC ended Wildstorm in 2010, as well as illustrating successful books set in DC's main fictional universe, such as the year-long "Batman: Hush" and "Superman: For Tomorrow" storylines. On February 18, 2010, Jim Lee was announced as the new Co-Publisher of DC Comics with Dan DiDio, both replacing Paul Levitz.

Daniel Dae Kim


Daniel Dae Kim is a Korean-born American actor, best known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost, Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-0, and Johnny Gat in the Saints Row series of video games.

Han Hyo Joo


Han Hyo-joo is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her leading roles in dramas Brilliant Legacy, Dong Yi and in movie Masquerade,Cold Eyes

Song Seung-heon


Song Seung-heon is a South Korean actor. Song is noted for his roles in Korean dramas such as Autumn in My Heart, Summer Scent,East of Eden and My Princess.

Yoo Jae-suk


Yoo Jae-suk, is a South Korean comedian and television comedy show host. Nicknamed the "MC of the nation", a vote by South Korean "netizens" proclaimed him the most popular Korean comedian for five consecutive years beginning. He has hosted several variety television shows in South Korea, including the popular programs Infinite Challenge and Running Man. Nicknamed "The Grasshopper", due to early appearances dressed as a grasshopper, he is now known for his quick wit and appeal across a wide range of demographics. He has established himself as one of Korea's top comedians and TV personalities.

Park Chu-Young


Park Chu-Young is a Korean footballer who plays for Arsenal.

Inbee Park


Inbee Park is a South Korean professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour and the LPGA of Japan Tour. Since 15 April 2013, she has been the number one ranked player in the Women's World Golf Rankings. Park has won four major championships in her career, including three consecutive major wins during the 2013 season, becoming only the fourth LPGA Tour player to win three majors in a calendar year. She is the youngest player to win the U.S. Women's Open.

Jang Dong-gun


Jang Dong-gun is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his leading roles in the hit films Friend and Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War. Jang is one of the highest paid actors and celebrity endorsers in Korea, consistently topping surveys by industry insiders of most bankable stars. He remains one of Korea's most beloved stars, not only for his projects but because of his gentle, kind image.

Shin Hye-sung

K-pop Artist

Shin Hye-sung was born Jung Pil Kyo on November 27, 1979. He is a South Korean singer, known as the lead vocalist of six-member boy band Shinhwa. His stage name "Hye Sung" means comet and his English name is Steve Jung.


Hip hop Artist

Lee Joon-Kyung, better known by the stage name Dok2, is a South Korean recording artist under Illionaire Records. Dok2 debuted with Chapter One, and an EP released as ALLBLACK.

Ock Joo-hyun

K-pop Artist

Ock Joo-hyun is a K-pop singer and musical theatre actress, known mostly for her role as the lead singer for the South Korean girl group Fin.K.L. After their unofficial breakup in 2002, Ock released three solo albums and has participated in musicals, namely Aida, Chicago, Cats, 42nd Street, and The Count of Montecristo.

Teddy Park

K-pop Artist

Park Hong-jun, better known as Teddy Park or just Teddy, is a Korean-American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Born in South Korea, Park moved to the United States as a young child. There, he learned English. After moving back to South Korea, he majored in English at Myongji University. Teddy Park dropped out of university to join hip hop group 1TYM. Together, the group recorded five total studio albums. Park involved himself with the production process on the group's later albums, and started his producing career. The group's last album, One Way, was released in 2005. After activities with 1TYM, Teddy Park became primarily a producer for YG Entertainment. He has worked on substantial amounts of Big Bang's material, the entirety of 2NE1's first extended play, the majority of 2NE1's studio album To Anyone, and Uhm Jung-hwa's "D.I.S.C.O."

Jun Jin

K-pop Artist

Jun Jin is a South Korean singer, actor and entertainer, known as a member and rapper of six-member boy band Shinhwa. He debuted as a dancer and rapper in Shinhwa in 1998 but started singing small parts in 2002; the release of Shinhwa's 5th album. He debut as a solo artist in November 2006 with single Love Doesn't Come.

Park Hyo-shin

K-pop Artist

Park Hyo-shin was born on 1 December 1981. He is a South Korean singer. Park has a deep, husky voice and has been hailed by many as one of Korea's greatest singers.

Oh Man-seok


Oh Man-seok is a South Korean actor. Best known for playing the titular transgender singer in rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Oh's acting career spans theater, television and film.

Jung In

K-pop Artist

Jeong In (born December 7, 1980) is a Korean singer.

Ki Tae Young


Ki Tae-young is a South Korean actor and singer.

Yi-young Shim


Shim Yi-young is a South Korean actress. She made her acting debut in Kim Ki-duk's Real Fiction in 2000, and has since appeared in films such as Bongja, Paju, and Love, In Between, as well as television dramas such as The Sweet Thief and My Husband Got a Family. She and Nam Ji-hyun host She and Her Car on MBC Life, an infotainment program that looks at cars from a woman's point of view, and gives suggestions about car trends and driving courses - topics previously thought to be exclusive to men. Shim also appears opposite former newscaster Jun Hyun-moo in We Are Mom and Dad from Today, a reality show airing on MBC Every 1 in which the two assume the roles of husband and wife and take care of babies; it aims to teach viewers about parenting while entertaining them with the onscreen romance.

Jeon Mi-seon


Jeon Mi-seon is a South Korean actress.

Baek Sung-hyun


Baek Sung-hyun is a South Korean actor.

MC Mong

Radio personality

MC Mong is a South Korean hip hop artist who is known for his comic disposition and his upbeat songs. He graduated from Dong-Ah Broadcasting College. MC Mong has collaborated with many well-known artists, including Kim Tae-woo from G.o.d., Ock Ju-hyun, Ivy, Crown J, Seo In Young, Defconn, Lena Park, Park Hyo Shin, SG Wannabe and Jo Sungmo. He was a member of KBS2's 1 Night 2 Days, a part of the network's Happy Sunday line-up. MC Mong released his fifth album, Humanimal in July 2009 after 1 year and 3 months. Allegations of military draft dodging resulted in a criminal investigation in late 2010.

Samantha Futerman


Samantha Futerman is an actress.

Lee Yoon-hyung


Lee Yoon-hyung was a South Korean millionaire and daughter of billionaire, former Samsung Group chief Lee Kun-hee. She committed suicide by hanging herself in her Astor Place apartment in the East Village, Manhattan on November 18, 2005. Her cause of death was originally reported in both American and South Korean newspapers as a car crash due the social stigma against suicide, but the actual details were subsequently published after inquiries by reporters from The Korea Times. At the time of her death, Ms. Lee was a graduate student at the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and her father was in the United States undergoing treatment for lung cancer. A doorman at her building told reporters that she sometimes stayed in her apartment for a week at a time, and there were reports that her father had forbidden her to marry her Korean boyfriend. At the time of her death, Ms. Lee had a personal fortune of more than £100m. Ms. Lee was a graduate of Ewha Woman's University in Seoul with a degree in French literature. She was survived by her parents, her brother, Lee Jae-yong, and two sisters, Lee Pu-jin and Lee Seo-hyun. Her parents did not attend her funeral.

Lee Ki Chan

Rhythm and blues Artist

Lee Ki-Chan is a famous South Korean musician. He is a musician with a flexible mind and attitude who tries constantly to figure out what the listeners want in his music. Challenging various musical genres such as Latin, rap and reggae, Ki-Chan was quite successful in coming closer to the listeners through his music. Lee’s hope is to become a person who makes and sings songs forever.

Jo Yeong-wook

Film score Artist

Young-ook Cho is a film score composer.

Patti Kim

Musical Artist

Patti Kim Hye-ja is a prominent South Korean pop singer. She is commonly referred to as a "Super Star" by Korean media. In 1959, one year after Kim graduated from Seoul Jungang Girls' High School, she debuted as a singer at a stage of the Eighth United States Army. In 1963, as a recommendation by composer, Park Chun-seok, Kim sang Pledge of Love, an adapted song of Till and gained a popularity. In the same year, she got a chance to sing at a stage in Las Vegas, United States. With the collaboration with Gil Ok-yun, a renowned composer and her first husband, Kim announced a lot of hit songs, and albums including "Sawori gamyeon", "Sarangui changa", "Saranghaneun Maria", "Motiteo" which are still favored by mid aged fans. During the marriage until 1972, they produced about 70 albums, and 500 to 600 songs. In 1978 Patti Kim became the first Korean pop singer who showed her singing performance at the stage of Sejong Center, which only allowed for classical musicians at that time. In 1989, she had a performance in Carnegie Hall, New York City. In 1996, she was honored the prestigious Hwagwan Cultural Merit by the South Korean government as the third singer after Kim Jeong-gu, and Lee Mi-ja.

Lee Eun-sung


Ok Taecyeon


Ok Taec-Yeon, generally known as Taecyeon, is a member of the Korean boy band 2PM, in which he is the main rapper. In 2010 Taecyeon debuted as an actor in the Korean drama Cinderella's Sister and went on to become a main character in the KBS drama Dream High.

Roh Moo-hyun


Roh Moo-hyun GOM was the ninth President of the Republic of Korea. Roh's pre-presidential political career was focused on human rights advocacy for student activists in South Korea. His electoral career later expanded to a focus on overcoming regionalism in South Korean politics, culminating in his election to the presidency. He achieved a large following among younger internet users, particularly at the website OhMyNews, which aided his success in the presidential election. Roh's election was notable for the arrival in power of a new generation of Korean politicians, the so-called 386 Generation,. This generation had been veterans of student protests against authoritarian rule, and advocated a conciliatory approach towards North Korea, even at the expense of good relations with the USA. Despite high initial hopes, his presidency encountered strong opposition from the conservative Grand National Party and media. They constantly accused him of incompetence, and insulting criticism was frequently published in the media. As a result, many of Roh's policies, including a plan to move the capital, and a plan to form a coalition with the opposition, were also attacked and made no progress.

Bae Yong-joon


Bae Yong-joon, is a South Korean actor best known for his roles in numerous television dramas and one of the first kkonminam icons. He is known as Yon-sama to his Japanese fans.

Koo Ja-Cheol

Soccer Midfielder

Koo Ja-Cheol is a South Korean footballer who currently plays as midfielder for German Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg and South Korea national football team. Blessed with technique and vision, Koo "has an uncanny ability to find the back of the net, often displaying a knack to charge into the opposition penalty box unsighted."

Shin Min-a


Shin Min-a is a South Korean actress. She is best known for starring in television dramas such as A Love to Kill and My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox.

Lee Bo-young


Bo-young Lee is an actress.

Jung Chan-Sung

Martial Artist

Jung Chan-Sung, often anglicized to Chan-Sung Jung, is a South Korean mixed martial artist and kickboxer currently competing in the UFC's featherweight division. His nickname, "The Korean Zombie" comes from his ability to continue to move forward and fight aggressively, even after taking heavy blows. As of September 2013, Jung is ranked the #9 featherweight in the world by Sherdog.

Park Ji-yeon

K-pop Artist

Park Ji-yeon, better known as simply Jiyeon, is a South Korean idol, singer, model, MC and actress and a member of girl group T-ara.

Shin-Soo Choo

Baseball Player

Shin-Soo Choo is a South Korean professional baseball outfielder who is a free agent. Choo was selected as the Most Valuable Player and Best Pitcher of the 2000 World Junior Baseball Championship as South Korea won the event. Choo signed a $1.35 million contract with the Mariners after the championship and converted to the outfield.

Mas Oyama

Martial Artist

Masutatsu Oyama, more commonly known as Mas Oyama, was a karate master who founded Kyokushinkai Karate, considered the first and most influential style of full contact karate. He was born Choi Yeong-eui. A Zainichi Korean, he spent most of his life living in Japan and acquired Japanese citizenship in 1964. He is an alumnus of Waseda University in Japan.

Chun Doo-hwan


Chun Doo-hwan is a ROK Army general who served as the leader and a dictator of South Korea from 1979 to 1988, ruling as an unelected military strongman from December 1979 to September 1980, and the fifth President of South Korea from 1980 to 1988. Chun was sentenced to death in 1996 for his role in the Gwangju Massacre, but later pardoned by President Kim Young-sam with the advice of then President-elect Kim Dae-jung, whom Chun's administration had sentenced to death some 20 years earlier.

Lee Jong Suk


Lee Jong Suk is a South Korean actor and model. He debuted in 2005 with the short film Sympathy. Jong Suk has appeared on CFs for several companies and notably for CASS Beer Fresh with Kim Woo-bin and New Asics with Ha Ji-won. He also won Best New Actor at the 2012 KBS Drama Awards - for School 2013.

Yoo Seung-ho


Yoo Seung-ho is a South Korean actor.

Sungha Jung

Fingerstyle guitar Artist

Sungha Jung is a South Korean acoustic fingerstyle guitarist who has risen to fame on YouTube and other sites. As of October 2013, his channel has more than 2,240,000 subscribers. Sungha typically takes three days to learn and practice a new piece, and records himself performing the song, uploading it onto YouTube. He plays a variety of guitar pieces that cover a broad range of genres. Sungha has won 15 awards on YouTube, including 6 "#1" awards. Sungha's video with the most views is the one which shows him playing the theme from "Pirates Of The Caribbean". In 2010, he was featured on Narsha's solo album "NARSHA", and in 2011, he performed in the US with Trace Bundy, as well as touring in Scandinavia and Japan. Sungha acted as Ahn Hyeok in the 2011 Korean movie, The Suicide Forecast. Sungha has composed 18 pieces as of February 2011, two of which are featured in his debut album, "Perfect Blue". He released his second album, "Irony", on 21 September 2011. His 3rd album "Paint It Acoustic" came out on 15 April 2013.

Son Heung-Min


Son Heung-min is a South Korean football striker who plays for Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. As "a pacey, two-footed forward, Son can play a number of attacking positions, and has consistently shown that he is a lethal finisher in front of goal."

Nam June Paik

Video art Artist

Nam June Paik was a Korean American artist. He worked with a variety of media and is considered to be the founder of video art. He was married to the video artist Shigeko Kubota in 1965. Paik is credited with an early usage of the term "electronic super highway" in application to telecommunications.

Park Min-young


Park Min-young is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her leading roles in the television dramas Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and City Hunter. Park also made her big screen debut in the horror film The Cat.

Lee Hyun-woo


Lee Hyun-woo is a South Korean actor. As a child actor, Lee built his filmography in television series such as The Return of Iljimae and Queen Seondeok. Upon reaching his teenage years, he became better known for his roles in Master of Study, Man from the Equator, To The Beautiful You, and particularly for the 2013 hit film Secretly, Greatly.

Dal-hwan Jo


Kim Hee Won


Kim Hee Won is an actor.

Go Im-pyo

Film Editor

Ko Im-pyo is a South Korean film editor.

Kim Hye-jin


Kim Hye-jin is a South Korean actress. She has is best known for her role in the 2009 television series Iris.

Lee Dae-Geun

Film Actor

Lee Dae-Geun is an actor.

Oh Jung Se


Oh Jung Se is an actor.

Won-Young Choi


Won-Young Choi is an actor.

Park Ji-ah


Zia is an actress.

Kyeong-hwan Jo


Kyeong-hwan Jo is an actor.

Jeong Tae-Won

Film Director

Jeong Tae-Won is a producer, screenwriter and director.

Kim Ae Gyeong


Kim Ae Gyeong is an actress.

Byung-Hoon Lee


Byung-Hoon Lee is a film score composer.

Crown J


Crown J is a South Korean rapper.