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DK (iKON) Profile, Bio, & Facts


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)
BirthdayJanuary 3, 1997
Active Years2013–present
Age27 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Height173 cm (5’8”)
Weight62 kg (137 lbs)
Blood TypeO

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)


– 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.


– 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)


– 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)

Instagram: @_dong_ii
Twitter: @D_dong_ii | DK_JPNOFFICIAL

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

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