Cha Tae Hyun

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Birth Name

Cha Tae Hyun

Place Of Birth

Seoul, South Korea


46 years old

Birth Date

March 24, 1976

Star Sign


Cha Tae Hyun Facts

Child Star?



Actor, Singer, Radio DJ

Education & Qualifications

Chung-Ang University

Net Worth

$2.5 million

Current Partner

Choi Suk-Eun


Cha Soo-Chan, Cha Tae-Eun, Cha Su-Jin


Cha Jae-Wan, Choi Su-Min


Cha Ji Hyun


1.8m (5'7"")


South Korean

Chinese Year

Year of the Dragon

About Cha Tae Hyun 

Did you know that 'Cha' is Cha Tae Hyun's family name?

Cha Tae Hyun was born to parents who were both involved in the film industry, making him privy to the cinema. He has gone on to act in numerous movies, and television shows, along with creating his own soundtracks for many of his movies.

Cha Tae Hyun has worked with many popular stars in the South Korean film industry, such as Jun Ji-Hyun and Park Bo-Young. He has partnered on quite a few projects with his brother Cha Ji Hyun who is a producer. He has gone on to start his own creative agency titled Blossom Entertainment. Read along to know more!

Cha Tae Hyun's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Cha Tae Hyun's net worth?

Cha Tae Hyun has an estimated net worth of $1-5 million. His primary source of income is as an actor in movies and TV dramas.

How much does Cha Tae Hyun earn per year?

There is currently no information available on the annual income of Cha Tae Hyun.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Cha Tae Hyun?

Cha Tae Hyun is quite all, standing at the height of 5 ft 9 in (175.3 cm).

How old is Cha Tae Hyun?

Cha Tae Hyun's birthday is on March 25, 1976, making him 46 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Cha Tae Hyun was born and grew up in Seoul, South Korea, to his parents, Cha Jae-wan and Choi Su-min. His name, Tae Hyun, actually means 'honor' in Korean. His father worked at KBS in the position of assistant director. His mother worked as a production artist. He also has a brother, Cha Ji Hyun, who works as a producer.

He studied broadcasting at Seoul Institute of Arts, Multimedia Arts at Kyonggi University, and Mass Communication at Chung-Ang University after graduating from high school.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Cha Tae Hyun's partner?

Cha Tae Hyun dated his girlfriend Choi Suk-eun for a period of 13 years, with the pair knowing each other since they were kids. They eventually got married in 2006 and have three children, one son by the name of Cha Soo-chan, along with two daughters by the names of Cha Tae-eun and Cha Su-jin. His wife is a pop lyricist.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Cha Tae Hyun was a participant in the KBS talent contest in 1995, where he ended up being a silver medalist. He was also a radio DJ at Cool FM, where he hosted a show about popular music of the time. Cha Tae Hyun also started receiving offers for numerous television commercials during this time.

The KBS talent contest winner made his film debut with the extremely popular comedy 'My Sassy Girl', and his brilliant acting earned him critical acclaim from the South Korean industry and the Asian film industry. He also went on to act in many comedies such as 'Happy Ero Christmas', 'Two Guys' and 'Crazy First Love'. He also continued his role as a radio DJ at KBS Cool FM, where he started hosting the show 'Mr. Radio'. Cha Tae Hyun was a part of the film adaptation of a popular comic book by famous South Korean artist Kang Hull.

The pinnacle of his career was when his movie 'Scandal Makers' was announced as the top-ranked movie of the year in 2008. The movie was one of the biggest ever in the history of the South Korean film industry. It dealt with a radio DJ who realizes that he has a child and a grandchild as well that he did not know about earlier. The South Korean actor received a further boost in popularity when he joined as a cast member in the second season of '2 Days 1 Night'. The show focused on highlighting various parts of South Korea while the participants, who were celebrities, had to complete a set amount of tasks. He also started in the horror movie 'Hello Ghost', which was a huge hit. 'Hello Ghost' was based on a character who had attempted multiple suicides and eventually went on to be possessed by multiple ghosts. He was also a part of the 2011 movie 'Champ', which had a wholesome story about the bond between an injured racehorse and its jockey. He created one of the songs played in the movie, a track titled 'Happiness'.

Cha Tae Hyun also played a role in a movie where Cha Ji Hyun, his own brother, was a producer. He played the role of a leader of a group of thieves in the movie 'The Grand Heist'. He released a sequel to his initial hit comedy 'My Sassy Girl', titled 'My New Sassy Girl'. Cha Tae Hyun was also a part of a romantic comedy titled 'Because I Love You', which became a huge hit. The talent from South Korea made his debut as a director with the KBS series 'Hit the Top', in which he was also a cast member. He also starred in the show 'Matrimonial Chaos', which was a remake of a Japanese TV series. He has also gone on to act in many other movies and television shows, but there is no information available about the charismatic actor being rejected from any drama that he has auditioned for.

Charity Work

Cha Tae Hyun donated his entire earnings from '2 Days 1 Night' to campaigns led by charities such as 'The First Touch' and 'Mom & Infant'. The actor from South Korea has also joined other movie stars in playing an active role in the 'Sharing Love' campaign, which supports orphans by donating items and finding volunteers to play with them.

What awards has Cha Tae Hyun won?

Cha Tae Hyun has won many awards and accolades for his artistic career in South Korea. He has won the Top Excellence Award, Actor at the KBS Drama Awards on two different occasions in 2018 and 2021. He also won the Excellence Award in the Music category at the 18th MBC Entertainment Awards. He was announced the winner of the grand prize at the KBS Entertainment Awards in 2014 and the winner of the Top Excellence Award at the KBS Entertainment Awards in 2012. He has also won the Overseas Popularity Award at the 45th edition of the Grand Bell Awards.

Other Interesting Cha Tae Hyun Facts And Trivia

  • Cha Tae Hyun's zodiac sign is Aries since his birthday is in March.
  • Cha Tae Hyun has announced that he suffers from a panic disorder.
  • Cha Tae Hyun played a small part in the popular movie 'Hallelujah'.

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