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Lee Gikwang (HIGHLIGHT) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Lee Gikwang (HIGHLIGHT)

Lee Gikwang (이기광) is a South Korean singer, actor and a member of the K-pop boy group HIGHLIGHT (formerly Beast) under Around US Entertainment. He debuted as a soloist on April 2, 2009, with single “First Episode A New Hero” under the stage name AJ.

Lee Gikwang (HIGHLIGHT) Profile

Stage NameGikwang (기광), AJ
Birth NameLee Gikwang (이기광)
OccupationSinger, Actor
BirthdayMarch 30, 1990
Active Years2009–present
Age34 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCancer
Height 172 cm (5’7″)
Weight58 kg (128 lbs)
Blood TypeA

Lee Gikwang (HIGHLIGHT) Facts:

Early Life

– Lee Gikwang was born in Naju, South Korea.
– He went to Seoul Junggok Elementary School, Yongma Middle School, and Ahyeon Industrial Information School.
– He studied at Seoul Arts and Practical School.
– He was a science major in high school.

Personal Life

– He has a cousin in Vermuda named Nakang.
– Lee Gikwang has a fanclub named ACES.
– He is more of a listener than a speaker. (Nylon)
– He is a Christian.
– He has a seafood allergy.
– He has a watch on what he eats.
– His must-have winter items are a beanie and a fur hat.
– He got Lasik surgery.
– He trusts easily.
– He thinks he is sexy because of hard work. (Thumbs Up)
– He always puts the word ‘inje (인제)’ (now/then) in his sentences.
– According to him, cooking depends on the person’s sincerity.
– He bought his father a building. (Happy Together)
– He was born with curly hair.
– His one eye has double eyelids.
– His most beautiful thing is that he looks better from the sides than from the front. (Mobidic)
– His hobbies include watching movies, dancing, exercising, composing songs, sleeping and reading comics.
– He doesn’t lift heavy items and his muscles are only for show off.
– His role models are Chris Brown and Usher.  (Asiana Entertainment Magazine)
– Lee Gikwang has a younger brother named Lee Hyekwang.
– He instantly sleeps when he falls on bed.
– He wanted to be closer to SHINee’s Jonghyun.
– His signature pose is leaning his body forward and giving a thumbs-up.
– He once got cheated on by his then girlfriend.
– He desires Yeoseob’s faithfulness and sincerity. (Asiana Entertainment Magazine)
– He enlisted in the military on April 18, 2019, and was discharged on November 17, 2020.
– Gikwang’s ideal type is a girl who looks pretty and is fun to talk to; Someone who can make the first move, because he is very shy. He also once mentioned Jeon Hyosung (former SECRET member) to be his ideal type.
– According to Dongwoon, he has a soft heart. (FANBATA ENTER)
– He struggles to lie and is considered an honest person.


– Lee Gikwang is a  Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, and Visual in HIGHLIGHT.
– He was a trainee for 5-7 years.
He’s a previous JYP Entertainment, DSP Entertainment, and Cube Entertainment trainee.
– He used to be a dancer for Epik High.
– He is a part of the one-time sub-unit Dynamic BLACK, with Jinwoon (2AM), L.Joe (former TEEN TOP), Lee Joon (former MBLAQ), Hoya (former INFINITE).
– He was a coach on the dance battle program “Dancing High”.
– He is a cast member of reality program “Why Not: The Dancer”.
– He was an MC Idol Wonderland’, together with A.C.E‘s Chan.
– He won I-MAGAZINE Fashion Face Award in 2016 and 2017.
– Lee Gikwang was in Apink‘s “I Don’t Know (몰라요)” MV, as well as Ailee‘s “Heaven” MV.
– He starred in dramas,  “High Kick! 2” (2009), “My Princess” (2011), “Me Too, Flower!” (2011), “My Friend is Still Alive (2013), and “Twenty Years Old” (2014).

Likes & Dislikes

– He loves working out.
– His favourite drink is protein shakes.
– His favorite selfie pose is puffing out his cheeks.
– His favorite color is black.
– He loves Japanese word ‘大好き‘ (I love you/it).
– He likes taking pictures of landscapes

Instagram: gttk0000
Twitter: 900_330

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

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I'm a big fan of K-pop, especially the group EXO, and Baekhyun is my Bias. When I'm not writing about K-pop, I enjoy reading books. Join me as I explore the world of K-pop and literature through my writing.

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