Kim Soo-hyun – Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Social Media Accounts, Net Worth, Family, Hobbies, Movies, Drama List, Interesting Facts, And More

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Kim Soo-hyun

One of the highest-paid, most talented, and great human beings, Kim Soo-hyun, is a South Korean actor. He debuted in Kimchi Cheese Smile in 2007. After that, he appeared in several dramas. Kim rose to fame when he starred in the drama Moon Embracing the Sun as Lee Hwon. The drama attained a rating of 42.2 percent. Because of his superb acting skills, Kim has won plenty of awards. Kim also learned to dance and sing for three months at JYP. For his drama Dream High, he recorded two songs. Forbes featured him in their 30 under 30 Asia List in 2016.

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Soo-hyun was born in Seoul, South Korea, on February 16, 1988. As of 2024, he is 36 years of age. The actor completed his education at Gangnam, Seoul. His mother demanded that he take acting classes to overcome his introverted nature. In 2007, he appeared in his first drama, and his role was quite influential. Kim made his film debut with The Thieves in 2012. The film was a big hit and received audience love. From 2017 to 2019, he completed his mandatory military service.

Kim Soo-hyun bio


Kim is active on Instagram and shares details about his upcoming projects. As he is fond of photography, he also shares his photographs with fans. He has an enormous fan base like Avneet Kaur and Elvish Yadav. Following are the details of Kim’s accounts on social media.

Instagram14.4M Followers
FacebookUpdate Soon
TwitterUpdate Soon
Weibo 10.467M Fans


Kim’s father, Kim Chung-hoon, was a lead singer of the famous band Seven Dolphin. His father abandoned him during his childhood. His mother, Kim Ji-yeon, took care of raising Kim. He is close to his mother, and his mother always supports him. Kim said that he is an actor because of his mother. Kim Ju-na is his half-sister, and she is a singer.

FatherKim Chung-hoon
MotherKim Ji-yeon
CousinLee Sa-raang 
SisterKim Ju-na


His full name is Kim Soo-hyun and Kim is his family name. Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea. He is an animal lover and has a pet dog, Amoni. Let’s check out Wiki facts about Kim.

Full NameKim Soo-hyun
Kim Soo
Date of BirthFebruary 16, 1988.
Zodiac SignAquarius
Body Measurements32-23-34
BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea
Home TownSeoul, South Korea
Current ResidenceSeoul, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korean 
Religion Christianity
EducationChung-Ang University, Seoul
AgentGold Medalist
Net worth$117 million (approx.)
Weight65 kgs (approx.)
Height5 feet 11 inches
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack 
Blood GroupAB
Shoe Size 10 US
Marital StatusSingle
GirlfriendSuzy Bae (rumors)
Seo Ye-ji (rumors)
FriendIU (Lee Ji-Eun)
Yeo Jin-goo
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Aquarius is his zodiac sign. Aquarius people are loyal, clever, and optimistic. Kim is truthful and confident, which are also the characteristics of the zodiac sign Aquarius.

Kim Soo-hyun zodiac sign


Kim completed his schooling in Gangnam, Seoul. Because of his mother’s wish, he attended acting classes to overcome his shy nature in childhood. Firstly, he appeared in the stage play A Midsummer Night’s Dream as  Puck. After, he did a theater role in the Musical Grease and The Tragedy of Hamlet. In 2009, he attended Chung-Ang University.

Kim Soo-hyun early life and education


He debuted his acting career through the drama Kimchi Cheese Smile in 2007. People loved his character in the drama. In 2010, he signed a contract with a KeyEast management company. After performing various roles, he starred in the drama Dream High. The drama story was about six students who worked hard to achieve their dreams of becoming stars of Korean music. To do justice to the role, Kim learned to dance and sing at JYP Entertainment for three months, and for drama, he recorded two songs.

Soo-hyun debuted in the film industry with the movie The Thieves. The movie was supposed to be a big hit at the box office.

In 2017, he went for mandatory military service. Due to his heart surgery, he was going to work on public service duty rather than on active duty, but after re-examination, he worked on active service duty. On July 1, 2019, he was discharged from the military. Following his military service, he appeared in the drama It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. According to The New York Times, the drama was the best international show of 2020. Soo-hyun also hosted The Taste of Life and Boys and Girls Music Countdown in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Besides this, he appeared in the music video Ending Scene.


Kim did many hit dramas. One of his hit dramas was Moon Embracing the Sun, which gave his career more hype. He became a household name with the role of Lee Hwon. The following is the drama list of Kim.

Kimchi Cheese Smile2007
Jungle Fish2008
Will it Snow for Christmas?2009
Father’s House2009
Dream High2011
Moon Embracing the Sun2012
Dream High 22012
My Love From the Star2013
The Producers2015
Hotel Del Luna2019
Crash Landing on You2019
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay2020
One Ordinary Day2021
Queen of Tears2024

Kim also appeared in the following drama specials.

Seven Years of Love2009
Dream High Special Concert2011
You Who Came from the Stars: Epilogue2014
The Producers (Special)2018
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In the following shows, Kim appeared.

Infinite Challenge2005
Happy Together 32007
Live Talk Show Taxi2007
Running Man2010
Super Brain Season 12014
Kim Soo-hyun shows


Soo-hyun worked in many movies. The list of his movies is as follows.

Cherry Blossom2009
Worst Friends2009
The Thieves2012
Secretly, Greatly2013
Miss Granny2014


Kim was appointed the ambassador of the following.

16th Korea Goyang International Flower Festival 2011
Honorary Ambassador of Korean Tourism 2012
Public Relations Ambassador for Lotte Hotel Busan2012
Public Relations Ambassador for Chung-Ang University2014
Goodwill Ambassador of Seoul2015
Promotional Ambassador for Paradise City2016

Kim also worked with several brands. He was the most demanding actor for product endorsement. The media gave him the title of King of Product Endorsement. Kim worked with many brands, some of which are as follows.

  • Bench
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Hengda Bingquan
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Eider


Kim has won over 60 awards. We have listed all awards won by Kim below.

SBS Drama AwardsNew Star Award (Won in 2010)
Asia Model AwardsCF Model Award (Won in 2011)
Korea Drama AwardsMost Popular Actor Award (Won in 2011)
Best New Actor Award (Won in 2011)
Mnet 20’s Choice AwardsHot Male Drama Star Award (Nominated in 2011)
Cyworld Digital Music AwardsSong of the Month Award (Won in 2011)
KBS Drama AwardsBest New Actor Award (Won in 2011)
Netizen Award (Nominated in 2011)
Best Couple Award (Won in 2011)
Popularity Award, Actor (Won in 2011)
Korea Best Dresser Swan AwardsBest Dresser Male Artist Award (Won in 2011)
SKY Perfect TV Awards Hallyu Award (Won in 2011)
Style Icon Asia AwardsNew Icon of the Year Award (Won in 2011)
Baeksang Arts AwardsBest New Actor – Television Award (Nominated in 2011)
Most Popular Actor – Television Award (Nominated in 2011)
APAN Star AwardsTop Excellence Award, Actor (Won in 2012)
Baeksang Arts AwardsBest Actor – Television Award (Won in 2012)
Most Popular Actor – Television Award (Nominated in 2012)
Buil Fim AwardsBest New Actor Award (Nominated in 2012)
Blue Dragon Film AwardsPopular Star Award (Won in 2012)
Best New Actor Award (Nominated in 2012)
Korea Broadcasting AwardsBest Actor Award (Won in 2012)
Korea Youth Film Festival AwardsPopular New Actor Award (Won in 2012)
MBC Drama AwardsBest Couple Award (Nominated in 2012)
Top Excellence Award, Actor in Miniseries (Won in 2012)
Popularity Award (Won in 2012)
Korea Drama AwardsGrand Prize (Nominated in 2012)
Mnet 20’s Choice Awards20’s Blue Carpet Popularity Award (Won in 2012)
20’s Drama Star Male Award (Won in 2012)
Nickelodeon Korea Kid’s Choice AwardsFavorite Actor Award (Won in 2012)
Style Icon AwardsStyle Icon of the Year (Nominated in 2012)
TVCF AwardsModel of the Year Award (Won in 2013)
Bucheon International Fantastic Films Festival AwardsMen’s Fantasia Award (Won in 2013)
Grand Bell AwardsBest New Actor Award (Won in 2013)
Cosmo Beauty Awards (China)Dream Icon Award (Won in 2013)
APAN Star AwardsHallyu Star Award (Won in 2014)
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries (Won in 2014)
SBS Drama AwardsNetizen Popularity Award (Won in 2014)
Top 10 Stars Award (Won in 2014)
Best Couple Award (Won in 2014)
Top Excellence Award, Actor (Won in 2014)
Marie Claire Asia Star AwardsAsia Star Award (Won in 2014)
Korea Drama AwardsHallyu Star Award (Won in 2014)
Grand Prize, Daesang (Won in 2014)
Seoul International Drama AwardsPeople’s Choice Popular Actor Award (Won in 2014)
Best Korean Actor Award (Won in 2014)
International Drama Festival in Tokyo AwardsBest Actor in Asia (Won in 2014)
Sseoljeon AwardsBest Actor Award (Won in 2014)
Style Icon AwardsStyle Icon Award (Won in 2014)
Baeksang Arts AwardsMost Popular Actor, Film (Won in 2014)
Best New Actor, Film (Won in 2014)
Most Popular Actor, Television (Won in 2014)
APAN Star AwardsGrand Prize, Daesang (Won in 2015)
Busan International Advertising Festival AwardsBest Korean Spokes model in China (Won in 2015)
Grand Bell AwardsPopularity Award (Won in 2015)
Huading AwardsGlobal Best TV Actor (Won in 2015)
KBS Drama AwardsNetizen Award, Actor (Won in 2015)
Grand Prize, Daesang (Won in 2015)
Best Couple Award (Won in 2015)
Korea Drama AwardsHallyu Star Award (Won in 2015)
Grand Prize, Daesang (Won in 2015)
Korea Film Actor’s Association AwardsMost Popular Star Award (Won in 2015)
East Entertainment Awards (China)South Korean Entertainment Influencer Award (Won in 2015)
In Style Star Icon AwardsFashionista Award (Won in 2016)
Best Actor, Drama (Won in 2016)
Soompi AwardsActor of the Year (Won in 2016)
Busan International Advertising FestivalChina’s Favorite Korean Advertising Model (Won in 2016)
Big Ben AwardsOne of the Global Ten Outstanding Young Persons (Won in 2019)
Asia Artist AwardsAAA Hot Issue Award (Won in 2020)
Grand Prize, Daesang (Won in 2020)
APAN Star AwardsPopular Star Award, Actor (Won in 2021)
Baeksang Arts AwardsMost Popular Actor Award (Nominated in 2021)
APAN Star AwardsPopularity Star Award, Actor (Nominated in 2022)
Top Excellence Award, Actor in an OTT Drama (Nominated in 2022)
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The total net worth of Kim is $117 million. Annually, he earns $3.4 million.

Kim Soo-hyun net worth


Kim is single and currently not in a relationship. In the past, there were rumors about his girlfriends but he never announced his relationship officially.

Kim Soo-hyun marital status


Following are the favorites of Kim.

Favorite ColorBlack
Navy Blue
Favorite ActressGwyneth Paltrow
Favorite SingerKim Taehyung
Favorite SportsFootball


  • Kim loves bowling and applied to be a professional bowler in 2016, but could not make it.
  • In 2015, he was awarded by the local tax office for being a model taxpayer.
  • Kim appeared in events like the Summer Youth Olympics and Asian Games in 2014.
  • The highest-paid actor is very kind-hearted and often donates to help poor and needy people.
  • In 2010, he had heart surgery.
  • Kim’s wax statue is present in Madame Tussauds, Hong Kong.
  • His ideal type is someone like British-Brazilian actress Kaya Scodelario.
  • Furthermore, he has sung many soundtracks such as Dreaming, The One and Only You, Promise, and In Front of Your House.
Kim Soo-hyun interesting facts

Who is the highest-paid Korean actor?

Kim Soo-hyun is the highest-paid actor in Korea.

Are Kim Soo-hyun and IU are friends?

Yes, they both worked together for the drama Dream High and The Producers. Since then, they have shared a lovely bond of friendship.

Is Kim Soo-hyun married?

No, he is single.

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