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Chenle (NCT) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Chenle NCT
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Chenle (천러) is a Chinese singer, lyricist, and a member of the boy group NCT under SM Entertainment. He is a member of the subunits, NCT Dream and NCT U.

Chenle (NCT) Profile

Stage NameChenle (천러)
Birth NameZhong Chen Le (钟辰乐 / 鍾辰樂)
Korean NameJong Jin Rak (종진락)
OccupationSinger, Lyricist
BirthdayNovember 22, 2001
Active Years2016–present
Age22 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignScorpio/Sagittarius cusp
Height176 cm (5’9″)
Weight58 kg (128 lbs)
Blood TypeO

Chenle (NCT) Facts:

Early Life

– He was born in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China.
– He attended Shanghai Little Star Art School and Junghwaro No. 3 Elementary School.
– He graduated from Beijing Contemporary Music Academy High School with a major in Applied Music.

Personal Life

– His representative emoji is 🐬.
– He comes from a wealthy family and has an older brother.
– Chenle is considered a member of NCT who often gives the most spoilers.
– He is close friends with Felix from Stray Kids.
– Before his debut, his fandom was known as “Little Sun.”
– He first met Jisung at the 2013 New Year’s International Children’s Concert in China.
– His hobbies include playing basketball, hiking, listening to music, and playing the piano.
– He was deeply impressed by Haechan when they first met because of his cheerful personality.
– According to Renjun, when Chenle cooks eggs, oil tends to end up all over the floor.
– He is a fan of Lay from EXO.
– He likes skinship or physical affection.
– He is a fan of the ceramic tableware brand called “tassen.”
– He likes Jisung’s chopsticks and even asked if Jisung could give them to him as a birthday gift, to which Jisung also offered the spoon.
– He became an uncle when his nephew was born on April 7th, 2019.
– He shares a close friendship with SEVENTEEN‘s China Line members, The8 and Jun.
– He no longer lives in the dormitory; his mom purchased a house in Seoul and stays with him. When his mom is away on business in China, his aunts take care of him (from “One Night Sleepover”).
– He is scared of spiders.
– One of his catchphrases is “Oh my Gawd.”
– He is very close with Jaemin and they support each other during concerts.
– He prefers comfort in his clothing choices, often wearing sweatshirts and sneakers.
– His hobbies include cooking, football, and all things related to music.
– It’s said that he speaks Mandarin even in his sleep.
– He earned the nickname “Dolphin” due to his high-pitched laughter and screams.
– He really likes Jeno‘s airport fashion looks.


– Chenle made his debut as a member of NCT Dream on August 27, 2016, with their first digital single, ‘Chewing Gum.’
– He is part of the sub-units NCT Dream and NCT U.
– He is the vocalist in the group.
– In 2013, he took part in a Chinese show alongside Jisung, and now they are both members of NCT Dream.
– He made his debut after just two months of training.
– He appeared in the movie “Soul Rhythm 2013.”
– He previously participated in China Got Talent.
– He was scouted by SM Entertainment through a phone call to his mother.
– He sang “The Magic Castle” as his first evaluation song at SM Entertainment.
– He has been featured in reality shows like ‘Boss in the Mirror’ and the ‘Idol Star Athletics Championship’ in both 2019 and 2020.

Likes & Dislikes

– He mentioned that he enjoys watching “Street Woman Fighter.”
– His favorite manga is Dragon Ball.
– He is enthusiastic about sports like basketball and football.
– He is a huge fan of NBA player Stephen Curry.
– His favorite school subjects are Physical Education, Mathematics, and English. He doesn’t like Sociology and Science.
– His favorite group is NCT 127.
– When he wants to dress up nicely, he likes to wear coats.

Food Preferences

– His favorite drink is vanilla latte.
– He dislikes kimbap and tteokbokki.
– He doesn’t like carbonated beverages.
– His favorite Korean dishes include Ramyun and Gamja-tang.
– He likes to eat curry.
– He enjoys eating malatang but can’t tolerate very spicy food.
– He loves to eat kimchi and eggs, and he consumes approximately four fried eggs daily.
– He likes to drink chocolate milk and anything chocolate-flavored is his favorite.


– He’s a quick learner and was able to grasp the Korean language just several months after his arrival in Korea.
– He can speak four languages: Chinese, Korean, English, and Japanese.
– According to other NCT members, Chenle is known for having the best memory in the group.
– He can play the piano.

Personality & Habits

– Chenle’s MBTI Type is ESFP-A, and his previous result was INFP-T.
– Other members revealed that he tends to come up with excuses when he loses a game (K-RUSH Season 3 Ep. 28).
– He is known for having a very friendly personality.

Instagram: kh1000le

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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