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DK (iKON) Profile, Bio, & Facts

DK (iKON

DK (디케이), formerly known as Donghyuk (동혁), is a South Korean singer-songwriter and a member of the boy group iKON under 143 Entertainment. He debuted solo on February 15, 2024 with the album ‘Nakseo[戀]’.

DK (iKON) Profile

Stage NameDK (디케이) 
Birth NameKim Donghyuk (김동혁)
OccupationSinger  
BirthdayJanuary 3, 1997
Active Years2013–present
Age27 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Height173 cm (5’8”)
Weight62 kg (137 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeO
MBTIENFP

DK (iKON) Facts:

Early Life

– He was born in Hannam-dong, Yongsan -gu, Seoul, South Korea.
– He went to Osan Middle School.
– He dropped out of Yongsan High School and passed his GED.
– He used to be the student body president in school.
He studied in Atlanta, United States for one and a half years.

Personal Life

– His dad passed away in 2004 when he was 8.
– Three things he always keeps in his bag are a phone, beanie and wallet.
– His full English name is ‘Christian Ezra Daniel Kim’.  (VOGUE POP)

– He is incharge of dancing in the group.
– His family consists of his mother and younger sister named Esther born in 2000.
– He can speak English and Korean.
– He believes he would’ve gotten closer to Jay even without iKon because he met him in private before their debut at the church retreat when he was a student. (팬바타 FANVATAR)
– DK has a huge sneakers collection and around ¼ of them consists of Air Jordan pairs.  
– He wrote the rock song ‘Never Forget You’ four years before he could record and release it in the group’s album. (MORE)
– He thinks he looks good in glasses or sunglasses.
– He started learning to dance after watching Michael Jackson.
– The daughter of YG’s CEO, Jang Yujin, is a fan of him.
– His mom didn’t want him to be a trainee, but she supported his dream.
– His childhood dream was to become a dance teacher because he loved dancing a lot.  (THE STAR)
– He is a Protestant Christian.
– He is a big fan of BIGBANG, especially G-Dragon.
– He started liking basketball in the US. His host family gave him a basketball for his birthday.
– Nike gave him a pair of sneakers when they found out he was going to talk about them on GQ Korea.
– He went to the US because his family was close friends with a pastor and his wife in the US so went there to study English. (DIVE Studios)
– DK’s ideal type is someone who is 158 cm tall, cute, and older than him.
– He’s afraid of cockroaches.
– He is close with Yoon and Mino from WINNER, and Eun Jiwon from Sechs Kies.
– He is scared of insects and cockroaches. He once he had a roach in his personal studio when he opened the door but saw the insect and ended up leaving for the whole day. (iKON-ON : 2022)

Career

– DK is the Main Dancer and Sub-Vocalist in iKON.
– He was scouted by SM Entertainment on the streets and also won a competition called JYP Trainee Search before joining YG Entertainment.
– Initially, he auditioned as a rapper, but the CEO suggested he sings instead.
– He was part of Team B on the show WIN.
– He has been an MC on Hongki Kiss the Radio with B.I.

Likes & Dislikes

– He likes listening to Tory Lanez, Justin Bieber, and August Alsina.
– His favorite season is winter.
– He is a fan of the Harry Potter and Marve series.
– He likes buying clothes, especially street fashion.
– He has more than 200 pairs of sneakers. Nike is his favorite brand.
– He likes fantasy and hero movie genres. (Hallyu Top)

Food Preferences

– He isn’t picky and likes to eat all foods.
– When he cooks ramyun, he puts sauce before noodles, adds a bit of ssamjang, and likes green onions in it.
– His favorite alcoholic drink is scotch whiskey.
– He loves to eat natto with egg yolk and soy sauce. (VOGUE POP)
– He can’t handle spicy food like tteokbokki.
– He likes to eat octopus and Mexican food.

Nicknames

– DK is nicknamed “CFW”, which stands for ‘Crazy For Wine’.
– Fans call him “Dong-To-Pi,” because he sometimes gets sulky when talking with them.
– He has a unique dance movement and is nicknamed ‘Haseo’ which stands for ‘dance from the sky’. (STUDIO JAMBOX)

Abilities

– He can sing high notes and falsettos really well.
– He is very good at boxing according to his trainer.
Song said he is good at playing tennis.
– His specialties include basketball, dance and composing.
– He used to play the piano and guitar but stopped so he has forgotten most of it.  (iKON-ON : 2022)

Personality & Habits

Bobby said DK has great charisma onstage but he is actually very casual and clumsy.  (Nylon 2019)
– Members agreed that he has a warm, straight, nice, sensitive and emotional personality.
– He has mood swings and his emotions appear on his face. (KONVERSATION EP.2)
– He feels lonely when he is alone. (Hallyu Top)

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: @_dong_ii
Twitter: @D_dong_ii | DK_JPNOFFICIAL

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

DK Photos

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