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Kangin (ex. Super Junior) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Kangin

Kangin (강인) is a South Korean singer, MC, radio DJ, actor, and former member of the boy group Super Junior under SM Entertainment. He was also a member of the subunits Super Junior-T and Super Junior-Happy.

Kangin (ex. Super Junior) Profile

Stage NameKangin (강인)
Birth NameKim Young Woon (김영운)
English NameJordan Kim
OccupationSinger, MC, Radio DJ, Actor
BirthdayJanuary 17, 1985
Active Years2005–2019
Age39 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Height178 cm (5’10”)
Weight70 kg (154 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeO
MBTIN/A

Kangin (ex. Super Junior) Facts:

Early Life

– He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
He went to Seoul Hongeun Elementary School and Shinyeon Middle School.
He graduated from Hankwang High School.

Personal Life

– He dropped out from Sangmyung University (Film and Media Studies).
– He studied Information and Communication at Kyunghee Cyber University but later dropped out.
– His family includes his parents and a younger sister named Kim Se-hee, born in 1991.
– He is skilled in playing the piano, guitar, and bass guitar.
– He is a Christian.
– Heechul said that he is the type to not back down from anyone. Instead, he is the type to pick fights with gangsters. (Afreeca TV)
– According to Heechul, Kangin once beat up a gangster because he was harassing a woman. (Afreeca TV)
– He revealed that since his scandals, he has had no income and has been living frugally off his savings. (Kpop Starz)
– His stage name means “strong benevolence.”
– Kangin’s ideal type is described as a pretty girl with attractive feet, wealth, long straight hair, and intelligence.
– His fandom name is Chamomile.
– He liked bubbly women when he was in his 20s but now he likes more calm and relaxed women.
– He likes scented candles and takes them with him when he goes overseas.
– His specialties include acting, singing, exercising, and swimming.
– On his days off, he likes to sleep in the mornings and watch Korean movies and dramas the rest of the day. (Dazed and Confused Interview)
– A picture that he wants to erase is the picture he took with his ex-girlfriend. (Dazed and Confused Interview)
– He used to be chubby but lost all his extra weight in 27 days after going on an extreme diet.
– He likes fishing and going golfing with his friends. 

Career

– Kangin was the sub-vocalist in Super Junior.
– He was scouted by a talent agent while enjoying an elephant train ride at an amusement park.
– In 2002, he achieved first place in the fourth annual SM Youth Best Contest, receiving the best outward appearance award and soon signed a contract with SM Entertainment.
– Before SJ’s formation, he was intended to debut in the group Four Seasons with Heechul, Yunho (TVXQ), and Jaejoong (JYJ).
– He enlisted in the mandatory military service on July 5, 2010, and was discharged on April 16, 2012.
– He has worked as an MC for major programs and variety shows including “Mnet’s M!Countdown”,  SBS ‘Change’, “Love Triangle”, “KBS Star King”, “Show! Music Core”, “Sunday Sunday Night Dong-An Club” and “Nothing is Impossible”.
– His hosting gigs and numerous appearances on TV earned him the highest money in Super Junior at one point.
– On July 11, 2019, he announced his departure from the group through his Instagram account.
– According to him, SM Entertainment is willing to sign a new contract with him when his old one ends despite his scandals.

Controversies

-On September 16, 2009, he faced legal trouble for a fight outside a bar which was later proven to be in self-defense.
– A month later, he was arrested for DUI and hit-and-run, leading to the temporary cancellation of his activities.
– Another DUI incident occurred on May 24, 2016, and he decided not to participate in 2017 promotions to reflect on his actions.
– On November 17, 2017, he was involved in an assault controversy when the police received a call that Kangin was drunk and was harassing a woman at a bar. Police later clarified that it was a minor dispute and later both parties reconciled on the scene.

Reasons for Leaving Super Junior

– He revealed that the ultimate reason he left the group was because his name was mentioned in the “Burning Sun group chat” incident.
– He had filmed something in Germany in which a guy involved in the controversy was also cast. Hence, all the cast members were in a separate group chat with the guy. And because of his association with the said guy, his name was also mentioned in the incident.
– When articles were released suspecting that he could be involved in the incident, he received an immense amount of backlash and hate.
– He left Super Junior to protect their reputation as the media was constantly dragging down the group’s name in the scandal. (Kpop Starz)

Awards

– He won the “Best Actor” award at the Seoul Webfest Awards for “What Happened to Mirae” in 2019.
– He won the “Best DJ” award at the MBC Entertainment Awards and the “Excellence Award in Radio” at the MBC Drama Awards in 2008.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: kanginnim
Youtube: @kangin1985
Twitter: himsenkangin

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon 

Kangin (ex. Super Junior) Photos

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