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Kangin Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Kim Young Woon
Place Of Birth
Seoul, South Korea
38 years old
Birth Date
January 17 1985

Kangin Facts

Child Star?
Singer, Actor, TV Host, Radio personality
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth

About Kangin 

Kim Young-woon, often known as Kangin, was born in Seoul, South Korea, on January 17, 1985.

His stage name, Kangin, which means robust goodness, is well known. Former singer, actor, television host, and radio personality Kangin hails from South Korea.

Kangin's most prominent past affiliations include the boy band Super Junior, Super Junior-T, and Super Junior-H. K-pop is the genre for which he enjoys a widespread following. He is affiliated with labels, including SM entertainment and Label SJ. He is most known for singing the songs ‘Suddenly,’ ‘Please Call My Name,’ ‘Memories,’ and ‘Don't Cry, Man.’ Additionally, he contributed to producing films including ‘The Cat Funeral,’ ‘Attack on the Pin-Up Boys,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks,’ and ‘Hello, Schoolgirl.’

Kangin Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Kangin’s net worth?

Kim Young-woon, known by his stage name Kangin, is an actor, singer, and radio personality from Seoul and is estimated to have a net worth of around $1.5 million.

How much does Kangin earn per year?

The actor and television host Kangin from South Korea earns around $300,000 annually.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Kangin?

The television host and singer Kangin from Seoul, South Korea, stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in (180 cm).

How old is Kangin?

The South Korean actor, singer, and host was born on January 17, 1985, in Seoul and is 37 years old.

Childhood And Education

Kangin was born to a family in Seoul, South Korea, and was brought up there only.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Kangin dating?

As of now, there are no updates about his dating life of Kangin.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

On November 6, 2005, Kangin made his public debut as a member of the 12-member boy band Super Junior 05 on the SBS music program ‘Popular Songs,’ where they performed their debut track, ‘Twins (Knock Out).’

On December 5, 2005, they released their debut album, ‘SuperJunior05 (Twins),’ which debuted at number three on the MIAK K-pop album charts. SM Entertainment started recruiting new members for the upcoming Super Junior generation in March 2006.

Plans were altered, though, and the corporation decided to stop creating further Super Junior generations. Kyuhyun, the group's thirteenth member, caused the group to discard the suffix 05 and adopt the name Super Junior. Until the release of ‘Sorry, Sorry' in March 2009, the re-polished group's debut CD single, ‘U,’ which was released on June 7, 2006, had achieved the highest commercial success.

Kangin was added to the trot-singing Super Junior-T in February 2007. Kangin made his debut on the big screen in the Super Junior movie ‘Attack on the Pin-Up Boys,’ released on July 26, 2007, a year after he joined Super Junior-H.

Kangin returned to Super Junior for the group's sixth album, ‘Sexy, Free & Single,’ released on July 1, 2012, according to SM Entertainment's June 2012 announcement. Additionally, this was his first appearance with Super Junior in three years, dating back to October 2009. On June 25, a teaser image of Kangin was made public, showing him slumped and looking icy, with a veil-like net covering his face.

Kangin left Super Junior on July 11, 2019, after being sidelined since 2015 due to his second DUI charge. He will, meanwhile, remain under contract with SM entertainment.

After making his debut with Super Junior, Kangin was a regular on the MBC variety show Image Survival until February 2006. In 2006, Kangin frequently served as the MC for channel EBS TV and fan events for SM act like DBSK and BoA. He appeared on several variety shows in 2006 and 2007 as a guest and occasionally as a regular cast member, including Love Triangle, KBS Star King, KBS Vitamin, and MBC Driving School, which included Leeteuk as a regular cast member. He received the highest compensation in Super Junior thanks to his hosting duties and television appearances.

Kangin joined Leeteuk and Shindong as the MC of Mnet's M! Countdown five days after Super Junior 05's first performance. Due to his busy schedule from hosting EBS Reckless Radio and MBC's music program, Show! Music Core, Kangin was replaced by Eunhyuk in the middle of 2006, and the trio continued to serve as the hosts for the remainder of the year. In June 2007, Kangin quit Reckless Radio to co-host Cho Jungrin's Good Friend Radio on MBC. In the 2008 Korean movie 'Hello, Schoolgirl,’ Kangin was picked to play the part of Kang Soo.

In addition, Kangin started hosting Nothing is Impossible and Sunday Sunday Night Dong-An Club, two of MBC's most-watched entertainment shows. Kangin co-starred in ‘Band of Brothers 2008’ on the Mnet channel with Heechul, Jay, and Jungmo. In 2008, Kangin served as the MTV channel's MC for ‘Class Up'. In 2008, Kangin served as one of four MCs for the SBS ‘Change' variety show. In the musical Xanadu, from September 9 to November 9, 2008, Kangin made his acting debut alongside bandmate Heechul. The 1980 musical movie Xanadu starred Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton-John. A Broadway musical adaptation of Xanadu has also been produced. In accordance with their time slot, Heechul, Kangin, and Choi Sungwon played the same character, Sonny, and casting decisions and tryouts were made via reality television.

Kim Tae-yeon took over Cho's hosting duties in April 2008. The show's final day with Kangin as host was April 19, 2009. For the popular reality series 'We Got Married,’ which ran from December 2008 to May 2009, Kangin and actress Lee Yoon-JI portrayed a low-income college couple. After the time-slot disagreement between MBC and SM Entertainment surrounding Kangin's position as a host on SBS Super Junior Exploration of the Human Body in 2007, this was the first MBC variety show Kangin took part in.

In 2009, Kangin and a few other Super Junior members hosted the charity television program Miracle. Kangin was also chosen to play the part of Hotae in the television comedy-drama 'Romance Zero.’ The drama had sixteen episodes in total and reached a satisfactory conclusion in late May 2009.

Kangin's first project since his DUIs in 2016 was the ongoing web drama 'What Happened to Mirae?’ in which he starred in May 2019. The first episode debuted on May 31.

Charity Work

For a charity project he planned to carry out for the local children, Kangin once traveled to Vietnam.

Kangin served as a teacher of the arts and physical education for the three days he was in Tuyen Quang, Vietnam—two subjects the kids there don't get much of.

He prepared for his trip by learning how to make balloon animals before leaving, and he took soccer balls and Super Junior records as gifts.

He participated in several games and drew strength from the grins on their faces and the knowledge that despite their lack of resources, the kids were content.

What awards has Kangin won?

Kangin, the South Korean star from Seoul, has received numerous honors, including the Best Bad Boy award at the Summer Break Mnet 20's Choice Awards in 2007, the Best DJ award at the MBC Entertainment Awards in 2008, the Excellence Award in Radio category at the MBC Drama Awards in 2008, and the Best Actor award at the Seoul Webfest Awards in 2019 for his performance in ‘What Happened To Mirae?’.

Other Interesting Kangin Facts And Trivia

On July 5, 2010, Kangin, the South Korean star, reported to the Nonsan military camp in Chungcheongnam-do Province to begin his mandatory military service, consisting of five weeks of basic training and 20 months of active duty in the Republic of Korea Army. On April 16, 2012, he was released from the 56th Army Division in Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do.
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