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Kim Sungkyu (INFINITE) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Kim Sungkyu (INFINITE)
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Kim Sungkyu (김성규) is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actor under Double H TNE. He is a member of the Kpop boy group INFINITE. He debuted solo on November 19, 2012 with the mini album ‘Another Me’.

Kim Sungkyu (INFINITE) Profile

Stage NameSungkyu (성규)
Birth NameKim Sung Kyu (김성규)
OccupationSinger, Actor, Musical Actor, CEO
BirthdayApril 28, 1989
Active Years2010–present
Age35 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignTaurus
Height176 cm (5’9″)
Weight60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood TypeA

Kim Sungkyu (INFINITE) Facts:

Early Life

– Kim Sung Kyu was born in Jungnosong-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea.
– He went to Jeonju National University of Education Jeonju Affiliated Elementary School and Jeonju Shinil Middle School.
– During high school, he was part of a school band named ‘Comabeat’ and wanted to become a singer because of Nell.

Personal Life

– His family includes his parents and an older sister named Kim Jieun, who was born in 1984.
– On February 15, 2013, he graduated with a major in Applied Music from Daekyung University alongside Hoya, L, Dongwoo and Sungyeol.
– He completed his bachelor’s from Hoseo University and later attended Sejong University Graduate School of Convergence Arts for his Master’s.
– He thinks 60 seconds are enough to like someone and have a crush.  (10asia
– As trainees, he, Sungjong, and Hoya lived in the CEO’s house.
– His worst nightmare is being chased endlessly. (NewShowBiz完全娛樂)
– He used to get very nervous around the members because of the responsibilities he felt as a leader but now tries to be a bit more laid back.
– He thinks it’s much scarier to have a stranger in his house than to wake up in a strangers house
– He doesn’t use the desktop a lot.
– His favorite shop in Japan is the ‘Dover Street Market Ginza’ and he always visits there when in Japan. (Anan Web)
– His capabilities include aygyeo, activity, presence, wit and crisis management.
– He would choose Dongwoo if were trapped on a small island because of his positive nature.
– When Kim Sungkyu first moved to Seoul, he stayed in the Hongik University area because he wanted to pursue rock music.
– He practiced in secret and stayed away from home because his parents, especially his father, were unsupportive of his dream.
– His hobby is going to saunas with Min Seok or Jae Kyoon. (THE STAR)
– He is attracted to people who approach everything with a positive and bright energy.  (The Star)
– He prefers teleporting to anywhere over transforming into anyone.
– He has a self sauna machine at home and likes to do the sauna himself.
– When asked to choose between 4Minute’s Hyuna and f(x)’s Krystal, he chose Krystal.
– He considers Sungjong the cutest member and L the most handsome.
– He is scared of cockroaches, bugs and ghosts
– He once had a one-sided crush  in school but she quit the school for personal reasons and he couldn’t contact her again. He said she vanished from his life and doesn’t know what she is doing. (10asia)
– Kim Sungkyu didn’t used to have an ideal type before but now wants someone who is bright and cute, having lots of aegyeo. (The Star)
– He has two golden teeth on the right and left sides of his lower mouth.
– He relieves his stress by eating good food and enjoying drinks with friends.  (M KWAVE)
– He has a nephew named Yunhu.
– He said there is no one he wants to live as and is content with himself
– He prefers living with a hamster that destroys his house over living with a gentle roach
– On May 14, 2018, he began his mandatory military service at the training center of the 22nd Infantry Division. He was discharged from the military on January 8, 2020, in Gosung, Gangwon Province, South Korea.
– He chose getting 5 million won as an office worker over 2 million unemployed because he gets bored if he doesn’t work.  (The Star Magazine)


– Kim Sungkyu is the Leader, and Main Vocalist in INFINITE.
– He became the first idol to guest MC on “Weekly Idol.
– He auditioned twice for SM Entertainment but was rejected both times.
– In 2015, he participated in KBS’s show “Exciting India” along with Suho (EXO), Jonghyun (CNBLUE), Kyuhyun (Super Junior), Changmin (TVXQ) and Minho (SHINee).
– In February 2017, he became an MC for “Singderella.”
– He is the CEO of INFINITE Company.
– His contract expired on March 6, 2021, and he decided to leave Woollim Entertainment, but he remains a member of INFINITE.
– He took the initiative to establish INFINITE company and invested money from his own pockets because the members had all completed military and he wanted the group to make a comeback. (Knowing Brothers)

Likes & Dislikes

– He doesn’t have a favorite color.
– His favorite body lotion is Bath & Body works Sea Islan Cotton.
– He doesn’t use perfume alot.
– Sungkyu prefers winter forever over summer because he can’t handle heat.
– He has loved rock music since he was young.  (10asia)
– He is a fan of the band Pia. (Billboard)
– He is a big fan of soccer but doesn’t like playing and prefers to watch it.  (THE STAR)
– His favorite soccer team is Tottenham and is a fan of Son Heungmin.
– His favorite Japanese celebrity is Aoi Yu.

Food Preferences

– He is not picky about food.
– He really likes to eat meat and likes to eat all kinds of meat.  (M KWAVE)
– He doesn’t eat flour much.
– He hates mint chocolate.
– He loves to eat ramen, beef and braised chicken.
– He doesn’t like to eat beans with rice.(성규특별시)


– He is known by several nicknames, including , “Leader”, “Kkulgyu” (loser Gyu), and “Gyujiji”.
– Kim Sungkyu is nicknamed “Hamster Gyu” and “Grandpa Gyu” because of his small eyes and tired appearance.
– He is callled a ‘variety show genius’ because of his humorous personality.


– He learned the scorpion dance faster than any other member.
– He has flat feet so they hurt if he wears shoes or dances for a long time
– He is good at memorizing musical lines and can remember it after reading a few times.
– His IQ is 141 and he was good at studying when he was young. (성규특별시)
– He has weak stamina according to the members.
– He is the worst at learning choreography.  (Knowing Brothers)

Personality & Habits

– He feels hurt if the members leave him alone and cannot stay mad for long because he has a weak heart.
– Sungkyu has a slight lisp when pronouncing the letter “S.”
– He is known for his attentive personality.
– He does not snore or have any other sleeping habits.
– He believes he has become more sentimental than before.  (The Star)
– INFINITE members said he is the best listener among them.

Celebrity Friends

– Kim Sungkyu is friends with Highlight’s Junhyung, actor Kim Min-Suk and Jae Kyoon and Leo from VIXX.
– He is also friends with Yonghwa from CNBLUE.

Major Works

– His popular songs include ‘Beautiful’, ‘Kontrol’, ‘True Love’ and ‘I’m Cold’.


– He won the ‘Best Male Solo’ awards at the International K-Music Awards and Philippine K-pop Awards in 2015.
– He also won the ‘Best Collaboration of the Year’ award for his work “Daydream” (feat. Tablo, Jongwan) in 2015 at the Philippine K-pop Awards.

Instagram: @gyu357 / @sungkyu.official
Youtube: 성규특별시 [KimSungKyu Official]
Twitter: @kyuzizi / @KSK_official
TikTok: 김성규(KIM SUNG KYU)  
Facebook: Kim Sung Kyu – 김성규

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

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