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Kyuhyun (Super Junior) Profile, Bio, & Facts

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Kyuhyun (규현) is a South Korean singer and TV host under Antenna. He is a member of the boy group Super Junior and its subunits, Super Junior-M and Super Junior K.R.Y. He made his solo debut on November 13, 2014, with an album single “At Gwanghwamun”.

Kyuhyun (Super Junior) Profile

Stage NameKyuhyun (규현)
Birth NameCho Kyu Hyun (조규현)
English NameMarcus Cho
OccupationSinger, TV Host
BirthdayFebruary 3, 1988
Active Years2005–present
Age36 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height178 cm (5’10”)
Weight68 kg (150 lbs)
Blood TypeA

Kyuhyun (Super Junior) Facts:

Early Life

– Kyuhyun was born in Hagye-dong, Nowon district, Seoul, South Korea.
– He went to Seoul Jungpyeong Elementary School and Sinchang Middle School.
– He graduated from Yeomgwang High School.
– He was on the soccer team at school and was also the school representative. 

Personal Life

– His religion is Protestantism.
– His Fandom Name is Gamer.
– He didn’t want to study but had to because his dad ran an academy so he said that if he had kids, he would not force them to study hard. (Koreaboo)
– His family consists of his sister Cho Ahra, father Cho Young-hwan, and mother Kim Hanna.
– He was bullied by all the older members when he first joined the group because the group was already big and naturally everyone had fewer lines so they resented him.
– He had pneumothorax disease since college.
– He graduated from Kyung Hee University with a bachelor’s degree in Post-Modern Music in 2013 and completed his master’s degree in 2016.
– His ideal way of spending a day off is doing nothing, laying on the sofa or bed, calling for delivery and watching TV. (ELF Japan Magazine)
– At the age of 16/17, he participated in the Buddy Star Contest, a singing competition, and secured 3rd place.
– His biggest influence in becoming a singer was his high school music teacher. (Billboard Interview)
– He took Japanese speaking and piano lessons during his military service term. (Kpop Herald)
– During his college days, he underwent a period of weight gain but successfully went on a diet before debut, losing 20 kg.
– He said that he was most frequently photographed with Ryeowook.
– He used to sleep in Yesung’s room for one month when he first started living in the dorms. He used to sleep on the floor in each member’s room for 9 months because no member was ready to give up their living space for him when he was added to the lineup. He recalled Leeteuk being very cold to him. (Steel Heart)
– Kyuhyun’s ideal type is described as a short-haired, pretty, Christian girl with long legs, and he has mentioned Blackpink’s Jisoo.
– He has two nephews who are fraternal twins, named Yejun and Hajun.
– Leeteuk revealed that Kyuhyun used to get stressed a lot about his marks because Korean schools would post test scores at the back of the classroom so as an academy director’s son he would get pressured a lot. (Seventeen)
– The reason he left SM Entertainment and moved to Antenna is because he wanted to try something new musically. (BIZoom)
– He said that he would definitely cry if one of the members gets married.
– He tried to cut back on featuring on too many TV shows as he wishes to be remembered as a serious musician but he failed to do so because he is the type to do everything that comes his way. (Kpop Herald)
– He has never been in a relationship because he does not enjoy meeting other celebrities and he does not have many opportunities to meet non-celebrities. (CJ E&M enewsWorld)
– The reason he decided not to continue the show “Radio Star” after his military service was because he did not like the fact that he had to come off as rude and brute in accordance with the concept of the show. He was also receiving too much hate because of his made-up character and he no longer wanted to let people believe that that is his real personality. (Yonhap News Agency Interview)
– He is close friends with Minho of SHINee and Changmin of TVXQ and the three are known collectively as part of the “Kyu-line”. (Sports W)
– He had a fight with Yesung over not sharing ice cream because he misinterpreted that Yesung was asking for a bite as a joke. (Knowing Brothers)
– He is well known as “Autumn Ballad Prince” for his ballads that were released in autumn.


– Kyuhyun is the main vocalist in Super Junior.
– In 2010, he officially debuted with SM the Ballad, a project group, alongside TraxX’s Jay, Shinee‘s Jonghyun, and Jino (Pentagon).
– He started hosting the show “Radio Star” in late 2011.
– In 2015, he participated in KBS’s show “Exciting India” with other idols.
– On August 23, 2016, he underwent vocal cord surgery for nodules, leading to a break from all activities during recovery.
– In January 2017, he became a main cast for the variety show “The Journey To The West.”
– He released his first solo Japanese album, “One Voice,” on February 8, 2017.
– In 2017, he started his own YouTube channel.
– He enlisted on May 25, 2017, underwent training at the Nonsan Army Training Center, and was discharged on May 7, 2019. He held a fan meeting, “Meeting Again Today,” on May 19, 2019, at the Peace Hall at Kyung Hee University after his discharge.
– He joined the travel-reality show “Kang’s Kitchen” with Winner‘s Mino and Block B‘s P.O.
– In June 2019, he became a new cast member for “Salty Tour: Season 2.”
– He officially debuted with Super Junior on May 27, 2006, with the new single “U.”
– In 2006, he made his OST debut with the solo track “Smile” for the Korean drama “Hyena.”
– On July 14, 2023, he didn’t renew his contract with SM Entertainment and left the company along with Eunhyuk and Donghae but they all are still members of the group.
– He joined Antenna on August 7, 2023.
In November 2023, he suffered from minor injuries when a woman charged with a knife at an unnamed actor. He tried to protect him and got a cut on his finger. (Koreaboo)

Like & Dislikes

– He loves to read books, excluding comic books.
– He likes penguins. (Just A Minute)
– His favorite foods include chopped pork, seafood, and jajangmyeon.
– He loves to play games.
– He had an obsession with the historical drama Jumong, watching all 81 episodes without missing any.
– He listens to ballads 364 days a year and the only day he does not listen to ballads is on Christmas Eve. (Teen Vogue)
– He likes autumn-winter ballads the most because he appreciates the poetic nature of the lyrics that are not present in other genres. (Teen Vogue)
– His favourite season is winter.


– He can play various musical instruments including clarinet, piano, and harmonica.
Siwon would describe Kyuhyun in one word as “Voice of Asia” because of his singing skills. (StarHub)
– He is good at cooking.
– He is considered the smartest member of the group.
– He excelled academically and was good at sports in school.

Personality & Habits

– He loves hugging but only when he is up for it as he hates getting hugged by people. (Seventeen)
– He never does aygeo on camera
– When he sleeps, he said that he snores loudly and even drools.
– He is a self-professed workaholic. (Teen Vogue)
– He doesn’t like a mess.

Car Accident

– On April 19, 2007, he was involved in a car accident along with Eunhyuk, Shindong, and Kyuhyun while returning home after recording a program for Kiss The Radio. The van flipped over onto the right side after a left tire burst.
– Shindong and Eunhyuk sustained minor injuries, and Leeteuk and Kyuhyun faced more severe consequences, leading to their hospitalization. Kyuhyun, positioned behind the driver’s seat during the accident, suffered extensive injuries, including a fractured hip, pneumothorax from broken ribs, and facial scratches and bruises. He developed pneumothorax from a broken rib piercing his lungs, leading to a four-day coma.
– His condition was critical, and even after the invasive surgery he only had a 20% chance of survival. (asiae)
– The doctor initially proposed a procedure that would have required piercing a hole into Kyuhyun’s neck, potentially ending his singing career. Despite the recommendation, his father strongly opposed the operation, insisting that Kyuhyun would prefer death over losing his ability to sing. A heated debate ensued between his parents and doctors until another surgeon, Dr. Wang Youngpil, proposed an alternative operation involving an incision in the ribs.
– After spending six days in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), he was moved to a regular hospital room. He couldn’t walk independently until a month after the accident. Kyuhyun’s discharge took place on July 5, 2007.
Doctors said that it was a miracle that he recovered.

Major Works

-His popular songs include “Confession is not Flashy”, “At Gwanghwamun” and “Flying Deep in the Night”.


– He has won many awards for his work in the program “Radio Star” including “Special Award in MC category” in 2011, the “Best Newcomer Award” in 2012, and the “Excellence Award in Music/Talk Show” in 2014 at the MBC Entertainment Awards.
– He also won the “Best Vocal Video” at the SBS MTV Best of the Best in 2014, and “Global Best Singer” at the Huading Awards in 2016.

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