The 20 Most Handsome Korean Actors
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 20 Most Handsome Korean actors as judged by their physical appearance, popularity, fan base, dramas, movies, commercials and awards received in the Korean entertainment industry.
20. Nam Joo Hyuk
Nam Joo Hyuk was born on February 22, 1994. He debuted as a model in 2014. He made his acting debut in the drama the Idle Mermaid. It was in 2015 that he garnered attention from the viewers after playing the lead role in Who Are You? School 2015. He is also known for the dramas Cheese in the trap, The Bride of Haebak and Weightlifting Kim Bok Joo.
19. Park Bo Gum
Park Bo Gum was born on June 16, 1993. He debuted as an actor under Sidus HQ in which he plays a minor role in the 2011 film Blind. He first landed on his leading role in the drama Wonderful Mama. He is the youngest actor to be named Actor of The Year by Gallup Korea. He is describe as a polite and brings positive vibe to other people.
18. Ji Chang Wook
Ji Chang Wook was born on July 5, 1987. He began his career in musical theater in 2006. He made his acting debut in the 2006 film Days. In 2010, he rose to stardom after playing the lead role in the drama Smile Again. He is known for the dramas such as Empress Ki, Healer, K2 and Melting Me Softly.
17. Lee Joon-gi
Lee Joon-gi was born on April 17, 1982. He debuted as a model in 2001. In 2005, he rose to fame after playing a role in the drama The King And The Clown. He was also cast in SBS's My Girl. Some of his known dramas are Arang and the Magistrate, Gunman in Joseon, The Scholar Who Walks at Night and Moon Lovers: Scalet Heart Ryeo.
16. Kim Woo Bin
Kim Woo Bin was born on July 16, 1989. He began his career as a runaway model. Later on, he debuted as an actor in the drama White Christmas. He rose to fame after playing a role in School 2013 and The Heirs. He had his first leading role in the drama Uncontrollably Fond together with Bae Suzy.
15. Cha Eun Woo
Cha Eun Woo was born on March 30, 1997. He is a member of the boy group Astro. He debuted as an actor playing a minor role in the film My Brilliant Life. He rose to fame after playing the lead role of the drama Gangnam Beauty alongside with Im Soo-hyang. He is also known fo the drama Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung.
14. Park Hae Jin
Park Hae-jin was born on May 1, 1983. He debuted as an actor in the KBS weekend drama Famous Chill Princesses. He rose to fame after playing a supporting role in My Love From The Star. His drama Cheese in the Trap became a hit in China and top the Korean Japanese TV Chart with over 1.9 billion views. He is known to be a collector of shoes particularly sneakers in which he owns over 1800 pairs of shoes.
13. Gong Yoo
Gong was born on July 10, 1979. It was in 2001 that he entered the entertainment industry as a video jockey on Mnet. Later on, he debuted as an actor in the television series School 4. He landed on his first lead role SBS Hello My Teacher opposite to actress Gong Hyo Jin. His breakout role was in the drama Coffee Prince. He is best known as goblin in the drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God.
12. Park Seo-joon
Park Seo-joon was born on December 16, 1988. It was in 2011 when he made his debut as an actor appearing in a music video "I Remember". In 2015, his role in the drama Kill Me, Heal Me and She Was Pretty became his breakout as an actor. He also stars in Hwarang, Fight For My Way and Itaewon Class.
11. Park Hyung-sik
Park Hyung-sik was born on November 16, 1991. He is a member of the boy group ZE:A. Before playing in his first lead role, he was also a cast of the drama "The Heirs" playing a minor role in the said drama. It was in 2017 when he rose to fame after playing the lead character in the romance comedy "Strong Woman Do Bong Soon" opposite to actress Park Bo-young. His role in the film Juror 8 won him The Best New Actor Award in the 39th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.