With stadiums the size of football grounds sold out at the drop of a hat just to see their favourite K-Pop idols perform, these singers turned actors have built a huge fan base for their remarkable performances on TV as well.
Be it singing, or dancing, these K-Pop idols are multi-talented artists, but not all of them have made it big in the TV or film industry.
So here are the top 8 top K-Pop idols who have turned into actors and are super popular.
Lee Ji-eun also known as “IU” (screen name) is a musical sensation in the world of K-Pop and is a crowned queen. Singer and song-writer IU is also an acclaimed actor with dramas like The Producer, Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Yeo and Hotel Del Luna to her credit. She is officially dating Lee Jong Suk (since their announcement in Jan 2023.)
Cha Eun Woo
Cha Eun Woo debuted as an actor in 2015 and as a singer in the boy band Astro in 2016. Cha Eun Woo has a garnered a huge fan base with his performances in My ID is Gangnam Beauty, True Beauty and Rookie Historian and Island. Other than that, he is very active on social media with the number of endorsements and appearances and is considered the blue-eyed boy/ prince of the world of fashion and good looks!
Jisoo of Black Pink was already an established name from the K-Pop world. From their collab with Selena Gomez to their performances in Coachella 2023, Jisoo had debuted as an actor in Snow Drop opposite Jung Hae In 2021. Jisoo’s new songs, her upcoming rumoured new drama and dating life have been in the news. Just last week the news of Jisoo officially dating Ahn Bo Hyun broke the internet since for the first time a Black Pink member confirmed their relationship.
Park Hyung Sik
Park Hyung Sik is sweet and funny, and can make you laugh. Officially known as someone who kick-started the CEO trend in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon and zombie drama, Happiness, and Our Blooming Youth, Park Hyung Sik’s wit will surprise you. Vocalist of the boy band, ZE:A, Park Hyung Sik is a much-loved actor in the world of K-drama.
Bae-Suzy is perhaps the most sought after Hallyu star and is loved for her roles in Uncontrollably Fond, While You Were Sleeping and Start-up and Anna. The lead girl of the girl group, Miss A, the girl who has been labeled at the “Nation’s first love”, who also by the way was dating Lee Min Ho, will be seen in a new drama called Doona in October 2023.
Rowoon was always slated for stardom when he started out as the lead vocalist of SF9 and then he debuted as an actor in 2017 in About Time, a high school drama that showcased his good looks and impressive acting abilitie. Dramas like Extraordinary You, She Would Never Know, The King’s Affection, and Tomorrow, Rowoon wil be seen in Destined With You’ along with actor Jo Bo-ah which is releasing on August 23, 2023
Gifted with an innocent yet alluring face, Im Yoon-ah started out filming commercials, music videos, and movies at a young age. Aside from being Girls’ Generation’s lead dancer and rapper, this model-actress-singer also starred in several Chinese and Korean dramas such as The K2, alongside Ji Chang Wook and King The Land opposite Lee Jun Ho of 2PM.
Lee Jun Ho
Singer, song-writer, dancer, composer and actor, Lee Jun Ho always wanted to do a rom-com and blew us away in King The Land as Gu-Won. His other dramas include Good Manager, Rain or Shine and Wok of Love. At the prestigious 58th Baeksang Arts Awards, He won the TikTok Popularity Award as well as Best Actor – Television, making him the first idol-turned-actor to win the latter. He also won the Top Excellence Award (Best Actor in a Miniseries) at the 8th APAN Star Awards (September 2022) for The Red Sleeve.