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Hangeng Profile, Bio, & Facts

Hangeng
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Hangeng (한경) is a Chinese singer and actor under Yuehua Entertainment. He is a former member of the boy group Super Junior and its sub-unit Super Junior-M. He debuted solo in China on July 27, 2010, with his first album.

Hangeng Profile

Stage NameHangeng | Hankyung (한경) 
Birth NameHan Geng (韩庚)
English NameJoshua Tan
OccupationSinger, Actor, Dancer, Model 
BirthdayFebruary 9, 1984
Active Years2005–present
Age40 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height181 cm (5’11″)
Weight66 kg (145 lbs)
NationalityChinese
Blood TypeB
MBTIN/A

Hangeng Facts:

Early Life

– He was born in Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang, China.
– He attended Guang Hua Elementary School.
– He graduated from Chung-Ang Minjok University (Dance Department).

Personal Life

– His religion is paganism.
– Hangeng is close friends with Jay Chou. (Volume Magazine)
– His fandom name is “Gengsters.”
– He is close with Heechul from Super Junior.
He cherishes every single award he receives because they are a recognition and encouragement for his good work. He has a wall set up in his home for his awards. (Andy Trieu Show)
– His parents manage his two dim sum restaurants in Beijing, China.
– He dislikes sweets and junk foods.
– He likes playing computer games.
– He joined a space training program in Florida to achieve his dream of seeing Earth from space. (CRI Online)
– He loves extreme sports like parachuting, skiing, and diving. (CRI Online)
– When he graduated, he wanted to go to The Central Academy of Drama or Beijing Film Academy but his parents could not afford it so he chose to go to Korea to be a trainee. (Blue Interview)
– When he was young, he used to hide away and not speak about the problems he saw but he has learned to speak up and face the problems. (Blue Interview)
– He wanted to become a celebrity so that he could let his parents live comfortably and he had never thought about becoming a singer or how popular he could get. (Soompi)
– His ideal type is an easy and simple person who has a cool personality, and who makes others comfortable.
– On February 8, 2018, it was revealed that Hangeng was in a relationship with Chinese-American actress Celina Jade. He married Selina Jade in 2019 and has a daughter with her born in 2022.

Career

– Hangeng was the sub-vocalist and lead dancer in Super Junior.
– In 2013, he launched his customized phone brand called the “Geng Phone” and on September 24, 2014, he introduced his eyewear brand, “Burqa Angel.”
– His third album, “San Geng,” released on November 30, 2015, was his last album as he shifted his focus to acting.
– in 2009, he made his acting debut in the drama “Stage of Youth”.
– He has appeared in many films including “Ex-Files”, “My Kingdom”, “Sweet Sixteen”, “Reborn” and “The Great Detective”.
– Before his debut in 2005, visa restrictions forced him to use a vacation visa, limiting his appearances on Korean television to only three.
– Despite limitations, he performed with SJ at major events, revealing his identity after three months and fans initially thought that he was a backup dancer.
– Because of Hangeng, some laws in Korea were changed regarding foreign members in the entertainment industry allowing more leniency and fewer restrictions. The number of agencies foreigners could apply to increased from 7 to 10 and the contract term reduced from 13 years to 7 years. (allkpop)
– He was chosen as a torchbearer for the 2008 Beijing Olympics for his contributions to spreading Chinese culture. He later became an ambassador for the 2010 Shanghai Expo and the 2010 Asian Games.
– He has regularly participated in the dance competition show “Street Dance of China” as a captain.
– He was cast in the Chinese-French film “Seek McCartney” which was the first gay-themed film in China. (Time)
– He left Super Junior and SM Entertainment on September 11, 2011.

Lawsuit and Departure from SM Entertainment

– On December 21, 2009, Hangeng filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment, alleging mistreatment, unpaid salary, and lack of days off.
– The Seoul Central District Court ruled in favor of him on December 21, 2010.
– By September 27, 2011, Hangeng and S.M. Entertainment reached a mutual agreement, ending the legal dispute.
– He later disclosed that his main reason for leaving the group was that he was not allowed to do most activities that the other members were allowed to do, including acting, because he was Chinese. He was also having a hard time being the only one in Super Junior M who could speak Chinese because he had to translate everything for the other members. All of his grievances were piling up, so he decided to leave the group. (Soompi)

Abilities

– He is skilled at cooking.
– He can play the guitar.
– He is proficient in 56 Chinese traditional dances and has training in Chinese Martial Arts.
– He can speak Chinese, Korean, and English.

Major Works

– His popular songs include “Shell Shocked (ft. Kill The Noise & Madsonik” and “My Logo”.

Awards

– In late 2012, Hangeng gained international attention and won the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards’ “Best Worldwide Act” and Nickelodeon’s 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards’ “Favorite Asian Act.”
– He won the “Most Popular Actor” award at the China Image Film Festival for the fil “Ex-Files” in 2014.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: realhangeng
Twitter: realhangeng
Weibo: 韩庚

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

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