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The 10 Most Handsome Korean Actors

Updated on December 7, 2016
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Xhyniie has been a KPOP fan for 3 years and K-drama fan for 14 years. She enjoys writing about the Korean entertainment industry.

South Korean Actor Kim Soo Hyun
South Korean Actor Kim Soo Hyun

Fans are all going crazy with their idols. Some claim that their idol is the most handsome Korean actor while others object on this claim. In fact, there are different forums and threads created for handsome Korean actors and fans are always fighting for their idols to be on top. Here are my top 10 Most Handsome Korean actors as judged by their physical appearance, popularity, fan base, dramas, movies, commercials and awards received in the Korean entertainment industry.


Ahn Jae Hyun on M! Countdown
Ahn Jae Hyun on M! Countdown | Source

Ahn Jae-hyun began his entertainment career as a fashion model in 2009, appearing in runway shows, magazine editorials and commercials. He began to get noticed in 2011 when he played a "handsome delivery man" in the cable variety show Lee Soo-geun and Kim Byung-man's High Society. He also appeared in several music videos, including "Sad Song" by Baek A-yeon, "Please Don't" by K.Will, and "Gone Not Around Any Longer" by Sistar19.

In 2013, Jae-hyun's popularity increased when he was cast in a supporting role as the heroine's younger brother in the hit Korean drama My Love from the Star. This led to more acting offers in the following year; as one of the main characters in police comedy You're All Surrounded, and the webtoon film adaptation Fashion King.



Song Joong Ki
Song Joong Ki | Source

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.

The Innocent Man (also known as Nice Guy) opposite Moon Chae-won was the first time he played the leading role in a TV series. His assured and nuanced portrayal of an antihero received rave reviews.The Innocent Man attracted high ratings and critical acclaim, which along with the impressive box office run of A Werewolf Boy, cemented Song's image in the press as the "savior" of the melodrama genre both on the big and small screen.But Song said he'd rather be a good actor than a popular one, and plans to calmly continue gaining experience like he had before.



Won Bin
Won Bin | Source

He first gained wide popularity in 2000 after starring in the television drama Autumn in My Heart and has since gained critical acclaim for his performances in the films Taegukgi, Mother and The Man from Nowhere.

Won made his screen debut with a supporting role in the 1997 drama filmPropose. His role in Ready Go! (1998) helped hone his acting chops. After Ready Go!, he took a break and entered a college called Paekche Institute of the Arts in 1998 to take acting classes. In 1999, Won came back to the screen with a lead role in drama Kwangki from which he was recognized as a promising young actor and a teen heartthrob.



Lee Jong-suk
Lee Jong-suk | Source

He is a South Korean actor and model. He debuted in 2005 as a runway model,and began his acting career in the 2009 Short Film Sympathy.He is best known for his leading roles in School 2013 (2012), I Can Hear Your Voice (2013) and Doctor Stranger (2014). In 2013, Lee ranked respectively in fifth place according to a survey entitled 'Actors Who Lit Up 2013' by Gallup Korea, one of the most recognized awards in Korea for the entertainment industry.

Since November 2013 Lee Jong-suk uses his voice to help the blind as the New Ambassador for the 'Good Library Project'. He is lending his face and voice to Standard Chartered Bank's project. The project gets people to donate their voices to reading books for recording so that blind people may also enjoy their stories. In the same year he endorsed the hat knitting campaign of "Save The Children Korea". It's is a campaign that makes hat for the children who are suffering from hypothermia in Africa and Asia.



Hyun Bin
Hyun Bin | Source

He is best known for his leading roles in the television dramas My Name Is Kim Sam-soon (2005) and Secret Garden (2010-2011).

He experienced a surge of fame in 2010 with Secret Garden, a romantic fantasy about a fussy and arrogant department store owner and a penniless stunt woman (Ha Ji-won) who swap bodies every time it rains. The Kim Eun-sook-penned show brought in 30% ratings and garnered much interest regarding its fashion, catchphrases and music, and Hyun was recognized at the 2010 SBS Drama Awards and the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards for his stellar performance.He also contributed to the soundtrack with "That Man," which peaked at number one in eight Korean music portals.



Jang Keun Suk
Jang Keun Suk | Source

He is best known for playing the role of bandleader Hwang Tae Kyung in the 2009 drama You're Beautiful, as well as the role of Kang Mu Gyul in the 2010 romantic comedy series Mary Stayed Out All Night, with Moon Geun Young , as Seo In Ha/Seo Joon in 2012 Love Rain with Yoona of Girls' Generation,and Dokgo Ma-te in 2013-2014 Pretty Man with IU.

Keun Suk started working as a child model at the age of five after he was discovered by a talent agent. At that time, Keun-Suk's parents were selling their house and the agent, who was a prospective buyer, saw Keun-Suk. Seeing his potential, the agent advised Keun-Suk's parents to allow him to try a career in modeling.



Lee Seung-gi
Lee Seung-gi | Source

He is a South Korean Singer, Actor, MC and Entertainer. Lee is well known as a member of the first season of weekend variety show 1 Night 2 Days from November 2007 to February 2012, and the MC of talk show Strong Heart from October 2009 to April 2012.

Despite his busy schedule, Lee Seung Gi was able to graduate from Dongguk University within 4 years, obtaining his degree in International Trade and Commerce on February 20, 2009 and receiving a Special Achievement Award from the university. He is currently continuing his studies for a 2nd Master's degree in Cultural Contents at the Dongguk's Graduate School of Digital Image & Contents after finishing the Master's Degree in Trade Theory and Finance at the Dongguk's Graduate School in 2012.

Being a popular and versatile entertainer with a clean and positive image, Lee Seung Gi is one of the most likable commercial models and celebrity endorsers in South Korea.



Rain
Rain | Source

Rain is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and music producer. Rain's musical career includes seven albums (six Korean, one Japanese), 28 singles and numerous concert tours around the world. His acting career began in 2003, when he won the KBS Best New Actor award for his role in the drama Sang Doo! Let's Go To School. In 2004, Rain won the KBS Excellence in Acting (Best Actor role in the drama Full House. After starring in A Love To Kill, he acted in his first Korean film, I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006), which won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Rain has acted in the American films Speed Racer (2008) and Ninja Assassin (2009), the latter of which made him the first Korean to win an MTV award.



Kim Soo Hyun
Kim Soo Hyun | Source

He is best known for his roles in the television dramas Dream High,Moon Embracing the Sun, and My Love from the Star, as well as the movies The Thieves and Secretly, Greatly.

Kim made his television debut with a supporting role in the 2007 family sitcom Kimchi Cheese Smile and in 2008, landed a lead role in KBS's critically acclaimed youth drama Jungle Fish.

He became a household name in 2011, playing a country bumpkin who turned out to be a musical genius in the teen drama Dream High.As the only young actor in a cast of idols, Kim studied song and dance for three months at JYP Entertainment to pull off the required scenes in the drama.According to the production company, he lived no differently from the other trainees at JYP as he learned singing and dancing for hours every day.



Lee Min Ho
Lee Min Ho | Source

He is best known for his leading roles in Boys Over Flowers (2009), City Hunter (2011) and The Heirs (2013). Upcoming film Gangnam 1970 will feature Lee in his first leading role on the big screen.

His breakthrough came in 2009 with the lead role of Goo Jun-pyo in Boys Over Flowers (KBS2), the Korean adaptation of the popular Japanese television drama Hana Yori Dango, which was based on the popular Shōjo manga, Boys Over Flowers (花より男子 Hana Yori Dango). Competition for the leading role was very intense and Lee only got to know he was cast from the newspapers.The series made Lee a household name in South Korea, and was well-received throughout Asia.

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      bluebird 24 months ago

      WOW!....even Korean actors have their NOSE fixed! Are all Korean men and women have flat nose!? I think it's only LEE MIN HO who is really handsome.

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      sherlymorena 24 months ago

      Lee Minho,the most handsome

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      Xhyniie 24 months ago

      Bluebird - I think not all of them have flat nose. There are still Koreans who are actually beautiful and handsome even without plastic surgery.

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      monica02 24 months ago

      dapat kasama po si kuya kim kibum...pero may mga nkasama na rin nmn na idol ko...tnks po

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      j3j3j3 24 months ago

      I think Jang Keun Suk is the best, he is the most handsome.

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      Mihaela 24 months ago

      Jang Keun Suk, the must beautiful man!

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      tiara ete 24 months ago

      Lee min ho no way... jang geun suk in the best..

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      Xhyniie 24 months ago

      Monica02- Kawaii! Fan din ako ni Kim Kibum pero hindi ko siya sinama sa lists kasi idol turned actor kasi siya eh. Since naging SUJU member siya bago siya mas naging kilala bilang actor. Pero syempre love ko rin siya.

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      Janeth Abad Dacles 24 months ago

      JANG GEUN SUK the first handsome korean actor .... and second is LEE MIN HO .. ;)) love u sukkie

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      jin 24 months ago

      Jks!!

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      majhoy 24 months ago

      Jang geun suk is the most handsome

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      lordina 24 months ago

      Lee min hoo is really handsome

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      April Rose 23 months ago

      jang keun suk is the only most handsome korean for me.no one else!

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      atuadeeyah 23 months ago

      Jang keun suk, my favorite and always nomber one

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      Kim hyun seok 23 months ago

      Lee min ho is bad actor, he has plastic surgery

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      Kim Hyun Seok 23 months ago

      JANG KEUN SUK IS THE MOST HANDSOME KOREAN ACTORS FOR 2015 BECAUSE HIM NOT PLASTIC SURGERY!!!

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      Bi Xêkô 23 months ago

      Jang Keun Suk - He's beutyful and no.1

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      Yrayda Ninoska Esquiche Mendoza 23 months ago

      Jang keun suk is the best

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      lia 23 months ago

      Jang Keun Suk is the best. He is beyond handsome. He is beautiful inside out

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      lhen 23 months ago

      i love lee min ho and jang geun suk .. haha

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      Mahanani Jang 23 months ago

      Asia Prince must be number 1 . . .

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      moezhea haniefea s 23 months ago

      Love you jang geun suk

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      23 months ago

      I'm sorry but the day of birthday of jung keun suk is 4/Aug

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      Xhyniie 23 months ago

      r- Jang Keun Suk's birthday is based on the Gregorian (solar) calendar is September 26th, 1987. On that day, the corresponding date on the lunar calendar is the 4th day of the 8th month. In solar calendar, date doesn’t change. So his birthday is always September 26th every year, but in lunar calendar ‘the 4th day of the 8th month’ changes every year. In short, the number of days in the lunar year is not the same as the Gregorian calendar.

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      lyndel grace 23 months ago

      Lee min ho forever!

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      minoz 23 months ago

      lee min ho deserves it.fighting oppa

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      angel lee minoz 23 months ago

      Lee men ho is so handsome korian actor,♥♥♥

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      farah 23 months ago

      jang keun suk is the only most handsome korean for me.no one else!

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      M.A. 23 months ago

      Jang Keun Suk, you are the best!!!

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      Monik 23 months ago

      #JKS Es el más talentoso y creo q es el más guapo xq su facciones son muy finas y su imagen es natural sin cirugías además se ser un ser humano trabajador correcto y perfeccionista

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      minoz022 23 months ago

      Lee min ho

      FOREVER

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      Irish princess 23 months ago

      Jank Keun Suk has it all. Looks, talent, intelligence and creative genius. Most of the actors in your poll have had nose jobs including LMH. True good looks must be based on one's natural face without alterations. If they have cosmetic surgery they should not be included on this list.

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      borce 23 months ago

      lee min ho for real

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      Valeria 23 months ago

      Sorry but I can't understand why jks is number 5 when in the poll is in the first position! And he deserve it! He is an awesome and charismatic actor and lovely person! He is the best (:

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      angelica 23 months ago

      Jang Geun Suk is number 1. Nothing that can match him. Because, he has the talent and extraordinary charisma. Jang Geun Suk is number one. Jang Geun Suk is the best....!!

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      kim Soohyun 22 months ago

      Kim Soo Hyun on my Love from the star is so hondome.I like you ,I need you,I love you kim soo hyun

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      elsiimin 22 months ago

      Lee Minho ♥ and Ahn Jae-hyun ♥ love you my handsome !

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      Dilakshi 22 months ago

      Where is KIM HYUN JOONG ?

      How on earth you ranked handsome actors without him?

      :-(

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      queenie 21 months ago

      Lee min ho Latin tau!! Walang makakatalo sea Kanya!!

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      sarrah 19 months ago

      healers ji chang wook is best

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      Muji 18 months ago

      Bluebird- Not all. Especially Jang Keun Suk he not doing plastic surgery.You can search on YouTube or Google his photo since he child.he's a modeL since 5 years old. He's still the same Beautiful inner out since child.

      Jang Keun Suk not only Handsome but he's so smart. He not only an actor but he's The Great Singer He's very popular In Japan and China. He's first album hit 1st place in Oricon Chart in Japan and hit Record in 30 year with selling 100millions copies DVDs. He also Directed his own movie "Camp" and also hit 1st place in Oricon Chart in Japan. And Now He's as a Professor in Hanyang University. Now You Know Who is the Best from that all candidates

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      Joy 16 months ago

      JKS only , he is the most handsome man

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      Toodtoo 16 months ago

      Jangkeunsuk only

      he's No. 1

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      dona 15 months ago

      Prince JKS is the most handsome in and out beauty is on him

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      KP 10 months ago

      Where's my Lee Jun Ki

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      julie 8 months ago

      lee min ho had noose do. Type lee min ho for image, you can get his old photo. His nose look vary different.

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      jules b 8 months ago

      *Love-lee...x

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      SG 6 months ago

      Jang Keun suk is the most handsome for me

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      Chann Sam An 5 months ago

      Lee min ho my idol and most handsome

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      Stranger...(-_-) 5 months ago

      u r all wrong.... The best one is LEE JONG-SUK. :)

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      preety damsel 4 months ago

      Jang Geun Suk is the BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      code28xxx 4 months ago

      Where the heck is Park Go Bum?!!!!!!

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      KawaiiiiiChristine 4 months ago

      Wahhhhhh i love you lee min ho

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      Shimerring 4 months ago

      Lee Min Ho is so handsome! u deserve to be no.1

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      Randomizing 4 months ago

      YOU SHOULD HAVE INCLUDED JI CHANG WOOK. AIGOO.

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      Aanoki 4 months ago

      He is so handsome

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      kyung soo 3 months ago

      song joong ki is more handsome

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      Aisha 3 months ago

      Lee jun gi is the most handsome! Y is he not in the list?

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      Eym 3 months ago

      Gong Yoo is.

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      weeeeeee 3 months ago

      why all the fuss about Lee Min Ho? I really think he is the less handsome one of all

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      Princess 3 months ago

      Lee Min Ho is best!!!!!

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      Anonymous 2 months ago

      Ji Chang-Wook is the most handsome of all!

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      Nightmare 2 months ago

      lee Min Ho is one of the handsome manly look actor in korea. He's really a attractive man. btw where is Ji Chang Wook he's the most handsome actor in his generation !

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      Kuhu Bera. 8 weeks ago

      Lee Min Ho was the best,is the best and also will be best.

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      leviosa 7 weeks ago

      Jang Keun Suk is my No 1, Followed by Lee Jong Suk

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      Fairy 4 weeks ago

      I love Lee Min-Ho!!!! You deserve to be no.1.You'll always be my no.1

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      Vanshi chauhan 4 weeks ago

      for me song joong ki is best

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      Ahn jae hyun biggest fan 3 weeks ago

      How can Lee min ho be number 1?Ahn jae hyun is more handsome so is Song joong ki

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      Oluwaga 12 days ago

      You need both kim Hyun Joong and Kim Bum to complete the list

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      Kpophead 10 days ago

      Oh.My.God! Where is Ji Chang Wook and Lee Joon Gi on the list?

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      munazzam 5 days ago

      at number one spot we have none other than Dennis Oh

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      Mi-yeon 5 days ago

      모두 그의 견해는 그렇지 않다.

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