For some reason, Korean culture has disseminated across the globe. “Hallyu” (Korean flow) started with Korean soap operas, or telenovelas, with their absurdly serious drama and stern faced dads. South Korea has turned into a net exporter of culture, along the likes of Japan, the UK, and even the US. Social networks and video sharing such as YouTube have made such bleed-over much more easy. This wave has culminated in Psy’s hit single, “Gangam Style”.
Korea is a popular entertainment hub, liked for the thrilling movies, sitcoms, and television dramas that its actors have produced over the years. It also has delicious cuisine, a loving population, and is currently home to some of the most handsome men in East Asia. Judging by their physical looks, charm, personality, and fame, here are our picks for the top 10 famous and most handsome Korean actors in 2017:
10. Jo In Sung
Born on July 28, 1981, Jo In Sung is a popular 33-year-old South Korean actor. People love him for his stellar looks, acting skills, and charisma on set. Since his debut in the entertainment industry many years ago, he has won lead roles in popular television series such as What Happened in Bali (2004), a Frozen Flower (2008), and recently The Wind Blows (2013). His looks and ability to connect with fans well have also won him lead roles in films and television commercials in East Asia. Jo In Sung studied at Chunnam Techno and Dongguk Universities. He has won several awards and nominations for awards for his invaluable contribution in the Korean entertainment industry.
9. Gong Yoo
Born Gong Ji-Chul in July 10, 1979, Gong Yoo is a renowned South Korean actor, a special representative of Korea in the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and an ambassador for the National Tax Service in South Korea. He studied a B.A Theaters degree from Kyung Hee University between 1999 and 2005. He then went into show business and later acting, which brought him the celebrity status and fame that he continues to enjoy to date. Apart from his fascinating acting skills, many people like Gong Yoo’s timid personality. He is also handsome, has a sculpted body, and is an all-round fashion guru. For his good work, he has won many awards and nominations for awards.
8. Lee Byung Hun
Stylish, well groomed, and with an interesting personality, Lee Byung-Hun is a handsome Korean actor with enthralling martial arts skills. He rose to fame in 2008 when he stared in The Good, the Bad, and the Weird film. He has also featured in G.I: The Rise of Cobra (2009), G.I Joe: retaliation (2013), and RED 2 (2013) and currently, expected to feature in the upcoming Terminator Genisys (2015) trilogy. Lee Byung-Hun is 44 years old and one of the first Korean actors to imprint their foot and hand prints on the Grauman’s Chinese Theater forecourt in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
7. Kim Woo Bin
Taking about the most handsome and famous Korean actors in 2015, no list is ever complete without the renowned Kim Woo Bin. Born Kim Hyun-joong on July 16 1989, this hunk of a man has achieved international success for his lead roles in films such as A Gentleman’s Dignity, The Heirs, and School 2013, the latter of which won him a prestigious award of the best bromance. Apart from acting, Kim Woo has enjoyed a successful modeling career from 2009. He has modeled for reputable fashion houses and featured in many advertisements. Kim is from South Korea, has a unique charming look, and is an alumnus of Jeonju University.
6. Kim Jae Wook
Catapulted to fame in 2002 for his role as an indie band member is MBC’s “Ruler of Your Own World” drama, Kim Jae Wook is now one of the most popular and influential actors in Korea. Now 31 years old, this hunk from Seoul, South Korea has featured in several television series, key among them being TVN’s Who Are You series and KBS television’s Inspiring Generation. For those that have watched these series and movies such as Monopoly and Antique, there is no doubt that Kim Jae Wook is not only a talented actor, but also one of the most handsome men in the industry. As many actors on this top 10 list, Kim has enjoyed a successful music and modeling career since his school days in Japan and at the renowned Seoul Institute of the Arts.
5. Won Bin
Won Bin is a 37-year-old South Korean actor from Jeongseon County in South Korea. Although he started acting at a young age, it was not until the year 2000 that he gained prominence in the South Korean entertainment industry, with his lead role in the television drama “Autumn in My Heart.” His star has shone brighter ever since, winning him roles in acclaimed movie titles such as Mother, Taegukgi, and The Man from Nowhere. At his age, Won Bin is a good-looking individual. He is also well groomed and has an unmatched sense of fashion.
4. Lee Joon Gi
Lee Jun Ki, commonly known as Lee Joon Gi is a talented South Korean actor who fell in love with performing arts in high school. He is also an established musician and has modeled for reputable fashion houses and advertising firms in South Korea. Now 32 years old, this Busan kkonminam icon rose to prominence when he featured as Gong-Gi in The King and the Clown. Since then, he is has won lead roles in movies, television series (My Girl, The Between, Two Weeks, and The Magistrate to name a few), and since August 2009, worked as an ambassador for the Korean Tourism Organization. Lee Joon Gi is fashionable, charismatic, and a Seoul Institute of the Arts alumnus.
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Born OK Taec-Yeon, Taecyeon is a famous South Korean actor who first came to the limelight as a rapper in a renowned Korean Boy Band called 2PM. His, stellar looks, charisma, and ability to stir audiences on stage brought his fame and fortune, and opened the door for the successful acting career that he enjoys to date. He has acted in several Korean dramas, the most popular ones being Cinderella, Who are You (2013), Marriage Blue (2013), and Wonderful Days (2014). Taecyeon is also a renowned model and entrepreneur.
2. Song Seung Hun
Known for his lead roles in When a Man Loves, My Princes, Autumn, and Winter Sonata, Song Seung Hun is a famous South Korean actor and one of the most handsome in the Industry. He has modeled for the STORM line of jeans, starred in television sitcoms (Three Guys, Three Girls (1996), and featured in comic action films such as SO Close and Make it Big that have brought him the celebrity status he enjoys to date. Song is well educated and has a good fashion sense.
1. Lee Min Ho
In 2015, Lee Min-Ho is our pick for the most handsome and famous Korean actor. He is a famous model and singer and has overcome insurmountable odds to become one of the most liked celebrities in South Korea and Asia in general. Lee Min-Ho has featured in several movies and won awards and nominations for awards for his stellar performance on stage. He is a renowned singer. Because of his stellar looks and admirable fashion sense, he has enjoyed a successful modeling career with reputable collections such as the Pret-a-Porter and Seoul Fashion Week since he was 20 years old. Currently, he is 25 years old.