Song Kang-ho

About Song Kang-ho

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: January 17, 1967
Birth Place: Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, South Korean
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1990–present
Spouse(s): Hwang Jang-sook (m. 1995)
Children: 2
Hangul: 송강호
Hanja: 宋康昊
Revised Romanization: Song Gang-ho
McCune–Reischauer: Song Kangho

Song Kang-ho

Song Kang-ho was born on January 17, 1967 in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, South Korean, is Actor. Song Kang-ho is an eminent South Korean actor. He started his acting career in theatre groups after completing his graduation. Later, he learnt instinctive acting and improvisation from Kuk-seo's influential theatre company which proved to be his training ground. His appearance in the theatrical play ‘Dongseung’ was much appreciated. During his early days as a stage actor, he got regular offers for films but he always turned them down until he was approached to play an extra in the film ‘The Day a Pig Fell into the Well’. Since then, Song Kang-ho has done many lead roles as well as supporting roles in numerous movies. Talking about the actor’s other movie projects, he acted in ‘No. 3’ and this performance made him earn his first award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. Besides this, Song Kang-ho has appeared in several hit movies such as ‘Shiri’, ‘Bad Movie’, The Foul King’, ‘Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance’, ‘Memories of Murder’, ‘Antarctic Journal’, ‘The President's Barber’, ‘The Host’, ‘The Show Must Go On’, ‘Secret Sunshine’, ‘Thirst’, ‘Hindsight’, ‘The Face Reader’, ‘The Age of Shadows’ and ‘A Taxi Driver’. He has earned numerous awards for his performances till date and is known as one of the most critically acclaimed actors in South Korea.
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Popular As Song Kang-ho
Occupation Film & Theater Personalities
Age 53 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born January 17, 1967 (Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, South Korean)
Birthday January 17
Town/City Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, South Korean
Nationality South Korean

🌙 Zodiac

Song Kang-ho’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

Song Kang-ho was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

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In recent years, Song has continued to star in a number of critically acclaimed films; including period film The Throne, a new spin on the relationship between King Yeongjo and Prince Sado; period action film The Age of Shadows, and A Taxi Driver, a film which depicts the 1980 Gwangju Democratization Movement.


Song Kang-ho never professionally trained as an actor, beginning his career in social theater groups after graduating from Gimhae High School. After getting a Broadcasting degree from Busan Kyungsang College, he later joined Kee Kuk-seo's influential theatre company with its emphasis on instinctive acting and improvisation which proved Song's training ground. He made his stage premiere in 1991, in the play Dongseung. Although regularly approached to act in films, he always turned down the opportunity until taking a role as an extra in Hong Sang-soo's The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (1996).


In early 2000, Song's popularity increased with his first leading role in the box office smash The Foul King, for which he reputedly did most of his own Stunts. However, it was with his award-winning role as a North Korean sergeant in Joint Security Area that he came to be regarded as one of South Korea's leading actors. Song also starred in Park Chan-wook's acclaimed followup, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, which centers around a father's pursuit of his daughter's kidnappers.


In 2002, Song starred in another major production by Myung Films, YMCA Baseball Team, about Korea's first baseball team which formed in the early 20th century. The following year he played a leading role as an incompetent rural detective in yet another critically acclaimed smash hit, Memories of Murder from young Director Bong Joon-ho.


In 2004, Song starred in a film by debut Director Im Charn-sang that imagines the life of South Korean President Park Chung-hee's personal barber. The following year he also took the lead in Antarctic Journal, a big-budget project by debut Director Yim Pil-sung, about an expedition in Antarctica that performed weakly at the box-office.


In 2006, Song was thrust back in the spotlight, however, with a leading role in Bong Joon-ho's record-breaking creature movie The Host. The film helped to broaden international awareness of Song's talent, and indeed he beat out several of Asia's best known stars to be named Best Actor at the inaugural Asian Film Awards held in Hong Kong in March 2007.

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