About Kangin

Who is it?: Singer, Actor
Birth Day: January 17, 1985
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea, South Korean
Native name: 김영운
Other names: Kangin
Occupation: Singer Actor MC Radio personality
Genres: K-pop Electronic dance R&B
Instruments: Piano Guitar Bass guitar
Years active: 2005–Hiatus
Labels: SM Entertainment Label SJ
Associated acts: Super Junior Super Junior-T Super Junior-H SM Town
Website: Super Junior
Hangul: 강인
Hanja: 强仁
Revised Romanization: Gang-in
McCune–Reischauer: Kangin


Kangin was born on January 17, 1985 in Seoul, South Korea, South Korean, is Singer, Actor. Kim Young-woon, famous by his stage name Kangin, is a South Korean singer, actor, MC and radio personality well-known as a member of ‘Super Junior’, a boy band from South Korea. He made his official debut as part of ‘Super Junior 05’, a twelve member project group. ‘Super Junior 05’ dropped its suffix ‘05’ after the addition of its thirteenth member and came to known as just ‘Super Junior’. The ensuing years saw the group dividing into sub-groups to reach out to various music industries and audiences. This saw him being placed in the trot-singing ‘Super Junior-T’ and later in ‘Super Junior-H’. The most critically and commercially successful album of ‘Super Junior’ titled ‘Sorry Sorry’ (2009) brought its members including Kangin international fame and recognition. His big-screen debut happened with the ‘Super Junior’ flick ‘Attack on the Pin-Up Boys’. His other big-screen features include ‘Hello, Schoolgirl’ and ‘The Cat Funeral’. He has also appeared in TV series like ‘Billie Jean, Look At Me’ and ‘Romance Zero’ and hosted programs like ‘M! Countdown’ and ‘Nothing is Impossible’. He also worked as a radio DJ in ‘Reckless Radio’ and ‘Good Friend Radio’.
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Currently, Kangin is 39 years, 4 months and 29 days old. Kangin will celebrate 40rd birthday on a Friday 17th of January 2025. Below we countdown to Kangin upcoming birthday.

Popular As Kangin
Occupation Singers
Age 39 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born January 17, 1985 (Seoul, South Korea, South Korean)
Birthday January 17
Town/City Seoul, South Korea, South Korean
Nationality South Korean

🌙 Zodiac

Kangin’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Kangin was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.



Kangin officially debut as part of 12-member project group Super Junior 05 on 6 November 2005 on SBS's music programme Popular Songs, performing their first single, "Twins (Knock Out)". Their debut album SuperJunior05 (Twins) was released a month later on 5 December 2005 and debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.


Five days after Super Junior 05's debut performance, Kangin became the MC of Mnet's M!Countdown along with Leeteuk and Shindong. The trio stayed as the hosts throughout the remaining year until Kangin was replaced by Eunhyuk in mid-2006 due to his busy schedule for hosting EBS Reckless Radio and MBC's music program, Show! Music Core. Kangin left Reckless Radio in June 2007 to host MBC's Good Friend Radio with Cho Jungrin. In 2008, Kangin was chosen to take the role of 'Kang Soo' in the Korean language film, Hello, Schoolgirl.


In February 2007, he was placed in the trot-singing Super Junior-T. A year later, he became a member of Super Junior-H. Kangin's silver-screen debut was in the Super Junior film Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, premiered on 26 July 2007.


Kangin also became the television host for two of MBC's popular entertainment programs, Sunday Sunday Night Dong-An Club and Nothing is Impossible. For Mnet channel, Kangin starred in 'Band of Brothers 2008' with Heechul, Jay and Jungmo. For MTV channel, in 2008 Kangin was a MC for 'Class Up'. In 2008, Kangin was one of 4 MCs for SBS 'Change' variety show. From September 9 to November 9, 2008, Kangin, along with bandmate Heechul, debuted as musical actors through the musical, Xanadu. Xanadu was a 1980s musical film starring Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton-John. Xanadu has also been reproduced to a Broadway musical. Heechul and Kangin, along with Choi Sungwon, performed the same character, Sonny, according to their time slot, and auditions and casting picks will be chosen in a process through reality television.


On October 16, 2009 around 3am, Kangin collided into a parked taxi that held no one inside, and left the scene of the accident. Five hours later, Kangin turned himself in to the police. He was recorded to have a blood alcohol content of 0.082% when he arrived at the station. Then he failed to show up at the Seoul Gangnam Police Station at 2pm on the same day for further investigation and had to be called in the following day.


SM Entertainment and Kangin released an official public apology shortly after. All of Kangin's activities were cancelled by SM Entertainment until the end of the year due to Kangin's actions. A month later Kangin made an appearance in a new clothing company, SPAO's website. Netizens were enraged due to SM Entertainment's declaration of the suspension of Kangin's activities. It was later found out that the photos were taken prior to Kangin's DUI accident. On 13 January 2010, Kangin was summarily indicted for drunk driving hit-and-run and fined ₩8 million by the Seoul Central District Court.


In June, 2012, SM Entertainment announced that Kangin will rejoin Super Junior for the group's sixth album, Sexy, Free & Single which had released on July 1, 2012. This also mark the first time he has appeared with Super Junior in three years since October 2009. On 25 June his teaser photo was released showing a slim downed Kangin with a frosty look and a net-like veil over his head.


On May 24, 2016, Kangin was involved in another DUI hit-and-run incident, with a blood alcohol content of 0.05%. S.M. Entertainment has issued a statement, stating his Future activities are cancelled while he reflects on his actions. He enters the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office on June 15, 2016, to face questioning over causing a traffic accident while under the influence of alcohol. Prosecutors summarily indicted him on July 7. On September 7, 2016, Kangin was sentenced to pay a ₩7 million ($6,420) fine.

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