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Haechan (NCT) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Haechan NCT

Haechan (해찬) is a South Korean singer and a member of the boy group NCT under SM Entertainment. He is a member of the NCT subunits,  NCT 127, NCT Dream, and NCT U.

Haechan (NCT) Profile

Stage NameHaechan (해찬)
Birth NameLee Dong Hyuck (이동혁)
BirthdayJune 6, 2000
Active Years2016–present
Age23 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignGemini
Height174 cm (5’8.5″)
Weight58 kg (128 lbs)
Blood TypeAB

Haechan (NCT) Facts:

Early Life

– He was born in Seoul but moved to Jeju at the age of 7, and resided there until he was 12.
– He transferred from Halla Elementary School and graduated from Hogok Elementary School.
– He dropped out of Hogok Middle School and passed his Middle school graduation Qualification Exam.
– He went to Seoul Performing Arts High School (Department of Applied Music) but dropped out and passed his High school graduation Education Qualification Examination.

Personal Life

– His stage name, Haechan, is a combination of “Hae” meaning “Sun” and “Chan” meaning “full,” earning him the nickname “Full Sun.”
– He is represented by the 🐻 emoji.
– He and Taeil have the same sense of humor.
– His Indonesian name is “Haikal”. (detikcom)
– He said NCT is like a diary for him as it recorded/documented each and every single one of his growth/development like a diary for a really long time.
– He has a younger sister and two younger brothers.
– Previously, he, along with Mark, Jeno, and Jaemin, attended the Seoul School of Performing Arts (SOPA) and were even referred to as the F4 of SOPA until he, Jeno, and Jaemin left school.
– According to Doyoung, he is a gourmet and at the same time a big eater.
– If he had any advice for himself, he would tell himself to enjoy the little moments more while making sure to reflect back on himself.
– He wants to switch bodies with Johnny due to his height.
– He is a fan of Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson. (TheKstarNextDoor)
– In the past, he faced a shinbone fracture on his right leg while preparing for performances, leading to a temporary exclusion from schedules for recovery.
– Currently, he shares a room with Johnny in the new dorm, located on the lower floor.
– He brings a Bluetooth speaker and herbal medicine his mom got prescribed for him on his tours.
– He said that when ‘Irreplaceable’ was released, he only listened to that song for almost a month straight. (Arena Homme+ Korea)
– Unlike other NCT members, he always immediately answers his phone.
– The song “Replay” by SHINee influenced his desire to become an artist.
– He wanted to become singer since he was five years old and often told his mom about it.
– His religion is Christianity.
– He would name his and Chenle’s pair “Decibel” because they are very loud. (dreamzine vol.2)
– Among the NCT members, Haechan has the largest shoe size at 270 mm.
– He wants to be a singer-songwriter in the future.
– He was voted to be the member who speaks the fastest. (Buzzfeed Celeb)
– The most memorable kimchi jjigae (stew) he ate was in Paris when he ordered the food for delivery and then a white kimchi jjigae (stew) came. He said it was like they washed the kimchi and then boiled it.
– He goes to restaurants with the other members during free time when on tour. (MMTG)
– His audition piece was “Hello” by Huh Gak.
– His stage name was chosen by Lee Sooman.
– He is known by several popular nicknames, including “Dongsookie”, “Donkey” (Donghyuck + Monkey), “fullsun,” “pudu,” and “chocoball.”
Shotaro said the NCT members who love eating the most are Jungwoo and Haechan.
– He really likes to take photos but said he gets photographed more than he takes pictures.
– He likes tours because he can make a lot of memories with the members.
– He revealed that he doesn’t carry a pen around as more people ask to get an autograph with his finger on the touchscreens of their smartphones.
– The movie “The Notebook” comes to his mind when he thinks of pure love. (ELLE Korea)
– He is good at playing football.
– He experiences challenges with color vision and struggles to distinguish between different colors.
– Haechan’s ideal type is someone with good vocals, particularly an easy-to-listen-to voice, and he prefers short hair.


– He auditioned for SM Entertainment at the encouragement of his mother and joined through the Weekly Audition.
– He was introduced as a member of NCT U for the STATION X special release on December 2, 2019.
– He is part of multiple NCT sub-units: NCT 127, NCT Dream, and NCT U.
– Haechan is a vocalist and dancer in NCT.
– He contributed to the OST of the drama “Friends.”
– He was featured in magazines, “Star 1” and “ARENA”.

Likes & Dislikes

– His favorite colors are red and black.
– He loves to eat kimchi jjigae (stew) and Samgyeopsal (Pork Belly).
– His favorite hair color is brown.
– A drama he recommends is “Hospital Playlist”. (SOHU KOREA)
– His favorite subject in school was music while he hated studying science.
– He enjoys playing the piano, listening to music, and singing in his free time.
– He likes to eat original kimchi jjigae (stew) and doesn’t like to put any add-ons except lots of meat. (Arena Homme+ Korea Interview)
– He loves to play games.

Personality & Habits

– He is known as the mood maker in NCT and is often regarded as having the cutest personality by other members.
– Haechan’s MBTI is ENFP.
– He likes skinship a lot. (NCT Night Night)
– He said he is someone who gets motivation from work as his ambition and thirst for work will never be fulfilled.

Instagram: haechanahceah

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

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