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The 20 Most-Handsome Korean Actors

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Xhyniie has been a K-pop fan since 2010 and a K-drama fan since 2000. She enjoys writing about the Korean entertainment industry.

South Korean Actor Kim Soo Hyun

South Korean Actor Kim Soo Hyun

Fans go crazy with their idols. Some claim that their idol is the most handsome Korean actor while others object. There are forums and threads created for handsome Korean actors; fans fight 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 viewer's attention from the viewers for 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 played a minor role in the 2011 film Blind. He first landed a 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 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: Scarlet Heart Ryeo.


16. Kim Woo Bin

Kim Woo Bin was born on July 16, 1989. He began his career as a runway 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.


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.

Lee Jong-suk

Lee Jong-suk

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.

Lee Seung-gi

Lee Seung-gi

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.

It's POLL Time!


MJ on August 11, 2020:

I am in with love kim soo hyun he is so handsome and cute, i am also in love with eun, lee jong suk, ji chang wook, lee joon gi, park hae jin, nam joo hyuk, lee min ho, they are so handsome, cute, sexy, and hot, thank God woo bin is not in the list

Esther on July 21, 2020:

Lee min hoo is amazing

drew on June 29, 2020:

Ji chang-wook is handsome and oozing with sex appeal! He is a versatile actor as well.He can portray his role very well.

Victoria on June 07, 2020:

Ji chang wook is the most handsome korean actors of all he is so handsome ,his lips is so sexy which make him him so handsome nd his babyish face this guy is so cute before have always say lee min ho is the most handsome korean actors untill i met ji chang wook who is more handsome than lee min ho 100 percent maybe after ji chang wook is number one most handsome korean actors follow by lee min ho then lee jong suk

rina on May 23, 2020:

shin won ho is the best

Hhhii on April 25, 2020:

Just watch the man from nowhere anc then you will know ...

Miracle on April 02, 2020:

Lee Min Hoo you are the best

BAKARE ABDUL-AZEEZ on March 15, 2020:

All Korean actors and actresses are great especially






Min ha ra on March 14, 2020:

Without rain everyone is handsome

Gloria on March 08, 2020:

Lee min ho

i love him♥♥♥

Sadiya on February 22, 2020:

Awww Lee Min Hoo is my fvrt Korean actor ..... coz he is so charming and his acting is jst ossm...

Ayesha on February 11, 2020:

Li min ho is good from others, 'mah mind thinks'..

Kishan dan on November 22, 2019:

Kim taehyung..... isn't he an actor now....

S N khan on November 16, 2019:

Kim soo hyun & lee min hoo is the best actors

Jacqueline G Rozell on September 29, 2019:

Looks like Kim Hyun Joong was replaced as lead actor in Arthdal Chronicals, I think due to his relationship with the lead actress. Breaks my heart. He was SO good in the first scenes!

Carmen on September 27, 2019:

Where is Ji Chan Wook?

Jacqueline G Rozell on September 25, 2019:

LOL.... I do believe this thread could run indefinitely! There appears to be no end to the praise for Asian actors!

Joanne on September 23, 2019:

Support Hyun Bin, so stylish and handsome

Gracy on September 13, 2019:

Lee min Ho..yesterday,today n forever!!!

Kim so hyun is also super super dem both

sumaiya khan "india" on September 10, 2019:

Kim soo hyun is tha best actor

Kim soo hyun very hendsome

"my love from the star" best drama

love u kim soo hyun

sumaiya khan "india" on September 10, 2019:

Kim soo hyun is tha best actor

Kim soo hyun very hendsome

"my love from the star" best drama

love u kim soo hyun

Jacqueline G Rozell on August 19, 2019:

Park SeoJoon who is the lead in "What's Wrong With Secretary Kim" is also one of the most handsome guys I've come across in ages. It's actually hard to say just who is the most handsome Asian actor. They are the most beautiful men, it's difficult to choose. I would be hard pressed to say which... Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Taiwan... had the most handsome. It was the Korean I first fell in love with, but I swoon over them all.

sumaiya khan on August 19, 2019:

Love u kim soo hyun

my favorite hiro

Sanarh Babayaro on August 17, 2019:

kim soo hyun is heartaking so cute and most handsome they is no comparable he is just a killing star i love him soooooooo much

sumaiya khan on August 17, 2019:

Love u

kim soo hyun

my favourite hiro

Jacqueline G Rozell on August 12, 2019:

Kim Hyun Joong's beautiful face in "Playful Kiss" brightened my day. When I'm a little low I go to You Tube and play "One More Time" with the kissing scene in the rain. The few years since Playful Kiss have turned him even more handsome. He should be Number One with a star, in my opinion. But that's just me.

Barkha sharma on July 25, 2019:

Ji chang wook i love my handsome by i miss u

Dwaipayan sengupta on July 16, 2019:

I think Lee Jong suk should be no.1.lee min ho not at all handsome any more. I don't know why people love him .he is a very ordinary face.just got some good drama actually makes him popular. And off course overhyped actor he is.

Jenga rebi on July 06, 2019:

why lee jung suk rank is so last it should be either in 1 or 2 it is so unfair

ri ta on June 20, 2019:

woooo u xo handsome boyz

Hala on June 19, 2019:

I love lee jong suk so much he's cute and adorable and his acting skills are so perfect. I also love kim soo hyun he's so handsome and cute. And you better add ji chang wook to this list he is one of the most handsome korean actors ive ever seen.

AaaaAa on June 03, 2019:

Plzzzz tell me why we cannot see k drama"Encounter" in Pakistan and many other dramas

Aaaaa on June 03, 2019:

Plz tell me in Pakistan why we cannot see Korean drama "Encounter" and many other

Aaaaaaa on June 03, 2019:

In Pakistan why we cannot see Korean drama "Encounter " anyone plzzz tell me

Shivi on May 22, 2019:

Lee min ho is the first k actor whom show i watched as my first k-drama...i feel his acting skills and handsome face is sooo popular among indians

Sushmitha on May 07, 2019:

Fan from India (Karnataka) Lee min ho n Lee jong-suk n ji Chang wook (is not in the list )

Gimka on April 22, 2019:

Lee Jong Suk is more handsome than anyone on the list

Emily Natalie on April 16, 2019:

Lee Min ho is sooo handsome and cute at the same time and also so talented in his acting

Manahil on February 27, 2019:

I like lee min ho acting smile lovely heart voice he is looking gorgeous osum nice my words cannot explain the beauty of le min ho i am biggest fan for his if i give a chance i really really meet lee min ho

Honey on February 21, 2019:

Okay but where is Chang Wook??

Crazy for korean drama on February 17, 2019:

I like song joong ki , Kim soon hyun , Lee min ho. But Lee jong suk is most handsome of all to me.

fateemah on February 14, 2019:

i love lee min ho he so handsome

Rit on January 31, 2019:


mer.cie on November 04, 2018:

I love Lee Jung suk,lee sung jae

lee mi ho is not fine

Lee Jung suk act with sense and maturity

and so as Lee sung jae

Jany on October 06, 2018:

Lee jong suk is the best ....He is so handsome Nd cute also....I love him

Timmy on September 24, 2018:

What this list needs is lee seung gi

Gie on September 20, 2018:

Kim soo hyun❤️

Han Chan on September 04, 2018:

This list is never complete without Lee joon gi

Elmer hingco on September 03, 2018:

saranghae all the korean actor

uwa on August 09, 2018:

ji chang wook is no.1 south k handsome boy

Ayzas on July 25, 2018:

Bae Yong Joon..for the first time in forever ...personality tip top..handsome... you're the perfect guy for me...the best Korean actor for me

khalil khan on July 17, 2018:

kim soo hyun is the best his acting and look..... i like sooo much and he uis beautifull and handsom also

o on July 13, 2018:

Atee Helen

Because he's not an actor. He's a kpop idol.

Sehrish on July 11, 2018:

Lee Min Ho is the most best actor in world world his Eyes is so beautiful his hair is perfect lovely his smile is killer his Dimple is too cute his face is so beautiful perfect innocent his heart and soul is so lovely and beautiful his height is damn killer he is very kind person his voice and acting is magical and no one can beat him and his talent Korea is incomplete without his existence I love his voice and his acting 2 he is perfect in this whole world

Kosem on June 15, 2018:

Ji Chang Wook is such a handsome man. More than most of the men in this list. He should have been added in here!

An Indian on June 07, 2018:

All the Korean actor are very very very handsome

bobdolphine on June 01, 2018:

Lee Min Ho is the best and most handsome

Flash Ug on May 06, 2018:

Lee min Ho, you're incredible

Atee Helen on April 03, 2018:

why kim tae hyung is not on the list?

he is more handsome than the others

he is funny and cute

flex ,. ' on April 03, 2018:

You guys are cool

Farah on March 16, 2018:

Where's Ji Chang Wook u better add him next time he's a hella materpeice south korean actor

Theary on February 19, 2018:

Kim soo hyun always with cute adorable face.

Gurleen on February 17, 2018:

Lee Min Ho is best.. and Ji Chang Took too

Deepak on February 06, 2018:

This list is incomplete without ji Chang wook

Pd on February 03, 2018:

Idk why woo bin is not in the list!

Deepa(india) on January 25, 2018:

Lee min ho is the best actor

Somya madhukar on January 16, 2018:

Your are sooooo cute song joong ki

pillow chamra on January 06, 2018:

Tater chamra

Song-song fan on December 28, 2017:

Song joong ki must be most handsome actor.he is marvelous.

Rita (India) on December 18, 2017:

LEE MIN HO is very handsome n talented Actor. I pray for your success. I never watched any Korean drama or movies. but now i watched all your drama & i loved very much even i didn't understand your language. You are full package like Handsome, Beautiful smile , talented, singer with beautiful voice,Action scene doing good...... I loved your song My Everthing veryyyy much.. God bless you Min Ho

bitch on December 10, 2017:

only ji chang wook!

Mikailah hymn on December 09, 2017:

All of the korean actors are handsome

Maj on December 07, 2017:

I love you, Lee Min Ho. ♥

rick on December 06, 2017:

I think Min Ho is quite good at acting and he has been playing a variety of good roles with his projects causing his stardom has rose to greater heights, so a great portion of the actor's success depends on the roles they portray and his relationship with the people they will be working with. These actors will probably be even more popular if they take roles that are fresh and different.

Tisha on December 05, 2017:

Kim soo Hyun is the best.obviously my hero

disci.15leeminhokoreaboo.. on December 05, 2017:

lee min ho is the most handsome in the world !!!!!!..omagad


chekei bsty on November 28, 2017:

I think Lee min ho ,ji Chang wook and aron yan are little similiar look so they are my fv hero's and topper handsome love you my dream boys

shane watson on November 12, 2017:

starlite!if u want to praise kim soo hyun then do it but don't say anything against lee min ho.u have no right to say anything about lee min ho.if u do it again we will talk against kim soo hyun.

Song joong ki on November 08, 2017:

This poll is correct actually there is some mistake which is at the 9th number should be Lee Min Ho and at the first number should e song joong ki

Annonymous on October 31, 2017:

Where the fk is Nam joo hyuk, he’s like unbeatable

Sese on October 20, 2017:

Kim soo hyun is best

gamig on October 18, 2017:

I just love korea..n koreans. My dream place..luv u korea

amit on October 17, 2017:

Lee min ho is the best actor

jiji on October 11, 2017:

Where the hell is ji chang wook??? No one can beat him

Lily Indriani on October 08, 2017:

Lee Min Ho the best actor..

I Love You

ARMY on September 25, 2017:

Ji Chang Wook is my favourite...

abhi on September 25, 2017:

Song joong ki is the most handsome actor in the world

lilyindriani on September 22, 2017:

lee min ho my favorite actor

Kemi on August 28, 2017:

Song joong ki is the most handsome

sally on August 24, 2017:

lee min ho is the most handsome actor in the world

Mara on August 23, 2017:

What about Gong Yoo

ann on August 18, 2017:

lee min ho for the win

Anesu c on July 28, 2017:

I love Lee Min Ho he is the most handsome korean

Riya on July 26, 2017:

Lee Jong Suk And Lee Min ho My Fab

Biboy on July 25, 2017:

Lee min ho is the most handsome

Ahsren on July 16, 2017:

Lee Min Ho forever

thingking velles on July 03, 2017:

a very good actor

steffi on June 27, 2017:

kim soo hyun is the most handsome!

Kdrama fan on June 26, 2017:

Song joong ki is more handsome

Mermaid on June 20, 2017:

Nothing to say...i seriously hate lee min offence...if I start pointing out the mistakes in him it's never going to end....i shouldn't be saying any of these so I won't