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Kino (PENTAGON) Profile, Bio, & Facts


Kino (키노) is a South Korean singer and a member of the K-pop boy group ‘PENTAGON’ under Cube Entertainment. He made his solo debut on August 9, 2022, with the release of the special single “Pose”.

Kino (PENTAGON) Profile

Stage NameKino (키노)
Birth NameKang Hyung Gu (강형구)
BirthdayJanuary 27, 1998
Active Years2016–present
Age26 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight 59 kg (130 lbs)
Blood TypeB

Kino (PENTAGON) Facts:

Early Life

– Kino was born in Seongnam, South Korea.
– He went to Hanul Kindergarten, Seongnam Gumi Elementary and Middle School.
– He attended Hanlim Multi Art High School and later studied dance at Sejong University.
– He was admitted to art school as the #1 candidate.

Personal Life

– He has a younger sister named Kang Minju.
– He thinks Shinwon makes the best face while performing.
– He claims he is the most different on and off stage.
– He is skilled at imitating dance moves and other K-pop dances.
– If he could trade his body with another member, he would choose Yuto. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– He shares a music production room with Jinho.
– He often writes long, affectionate messages to his fans.
– He thinks Shinwon is good at freestyle rapping.
– He became the first official member of Pentagon after being the first to complete his pentagraph on Pentagon Maker.
– He claims he’s not afraid of anything except being tickled.
– He thinks that Yuto is the strongest.
– He thinks, Shinwon could be the best at throwing surprise party.
– His nickname is ‘Dancing Machine.’
– His hobbies include reading and playing billiards.
– He lived in the Philippines for three months.
– He thinks Yanan and Wooseok had a level-up style change. (Seventeen)
– According to Dawn, Kino excels at performing girl group dances.
– He enjoys listening to the song “I’ll Be Alright” by Mura Masa.
– He likes to listen to music in his free time.
– He has the most aegyeo among members. (Seventeen Superlatives)
– In hanja, his birth name (Hyung-gu) means light and solve, but he has given it the meaning “to have faith in his hyungs.”
– He stated that his Japanese name is ‘Kei’, which means light.
– If he won a lottery next to another member, he would tell them. (hello82)
– He did a dance cover of Chris Brown’s “No Guidance” on Studio Choom.
– He is part of “middletagon,” which includes Pentagon members of average height. Hongseok and Yeo One are also members.
– His essential include a perfume stick. (GQ Korea)
Seventeen’s Vernon bought him a phone case when visiting Japan.
– He is part of Pentagon’s maknae line along with Yuto and Wooseok.
– He got the most votes as someone who will take 500 selfies a day. (FANVATAR)
– He had to suspend promotions for “Sha La La” due to a leg injury.
– His ideal vacation spot is anywhere his whole family can gather.
– He was influenced by father. (Refinery29)
– He expressed a desire to be roommates with Wooseok.
– Shinwon and Kino used to share a room in the old PENTAGON dorm.
– If he were to be inside a video game, it would be an airplane war game. (K4us)
– He is fluent in Korean, Japanese, and English.
– He chose Shinwon as the member with most style.
– He has composed numerous songs, many of which he uploads to his Soundcloud.
– If he were a song, he would be “I Fall In Love Too Easily” by Chet Baker. (Panorama)
– If he could only eat one meal for the rest of his life, it would be gyukatsu.
– His hobby is listening to music. (kpopconcerts)
– According to Yuto in a game of ‘Who’s Who’, Kino likes to accessorize.
– Kino’s ideal type is someone who has an upbeat personality.


– He has released three solo songs: “Lonely,” “Badtiming,” and “La Di Da.”
– He has contributed to the production and writing of over 13 Pentagon songs, including “Violet,” “Spring Snow,” and “Happiness.”
– He performed an OST titled “Miss U” for the drama ‘One The Campus,’ alongside Hui and Jinho.
– He was a trainee at Power Vocal before joining Pentagon.
– He appeared in G.NA’s ‘Secret’ MV and participated in her promotional activities.
– He also appeared in Rain‘s ‘Rain Effect’ MV.
– He served as an MC at The Rainbow Concert.
– He was a member of a dance team called “Urban Boyz.”
– He is also a proficient choreographer, contributing to the creation of the dances for “Gorilla” and “Like This.”
– He is a member of the group M.O.L.A (Make Our Lives Awesome). He debuted with the song “Chillin” with fellow members Jamie (formerly of 15&), UNIQ’s Seungyoun, and Nathan.
– Kino, alongside Shinwon, Jinho, Yeo One, Yuto, and Wooseok, made cameos on the drama “Age of Youth 2” as the fictional group Asgard.
– He debuted as a soloist on August 9, 2022, with the single “Pose”.
– He left CUBE Entertainment on October 9, 2023, after his contract expired. However, he remains a member of PENTAGON.
– After leaving CUBE Entertainment, he established his own agency called NAKED, which was officially revealed on December 14, 2023.

Likes & Dislikes

– His favorite color is purple.
– He likes Gypsophila. (Esquire Korea)

Instagram: 831×10
YouTube: KINO
TikTok: @kinoink
Soundcloud: knnovation

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

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