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Ravi (ex. VIXX) Profile, Bio, & Facts 

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Ravi (라비) is a South Korean singer and a former member of the K-pop boy group ‘VIXX’ under Jellyfish Entertainment. He made his solo debut on January 9, 2017 with his first mini album R.eal1ze. He was also a part of the subunit VIXX LR.

Ravi (ex. VIXX) Profile

Stage NameRavi (라비) 
Birth NameKim Won Shik (김원식)
BirthdayFebruary 15, 1993
Active Years2012–present
Age31 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height183 cm (6’0″)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Blood TypeO

Ravi (ex. VIXX) Facts:

Early Life

– He was born in Jamsil-dong, Seoul, South Korea.
– He went to Seoul Jamdong Elementary School, Jamsil Middle School, and Jamshin High School.
– He did his bachelors’ in Musical Studies from Howon University.
– He graduated with a Masters degree in Applied Music from Baekseok University Graduate School.

Personal Life

– His family consists of father, mother, and a younger sister (born in 1995).
– According to him, Ken is the cutest. (High Cut)
– He gave himself the rap name “RAVI,” which means charming.
– He thinks N suits the word cuddly. (Harper’s Bazaar)
– His nicknames include Lucky Boy (with at least 18 different nicknames).
– He can’t live without meat. (Soompi TV)
– His favorite food is anything.
– His favorite colors are Black and White.
– His religion is Buddhism.
– He would prefer to be a vampire rather than a werewolf. (Japako Magazine)
– His hobby is body training.
– He is allergic to dust.
– He would give Hyuk 0 points for aegyeo, 95 points for manners and overall 90 points. (The Star Magazine)
– He enjoys doing graffiti and drinking coffee at night.
– He thinks Hyuk is cute when he tries to be an adult.
– He has a dog (French Bulldog) named ‘Butt’ aka ‘BADA$$’.
– He eats rice for breakfast. (Haru Hana)
– His most valuable belonging is his lyrics notebook.
– His charming points are his confidence in his work. (CeCi)
– He has several tattoos, including “YOLO, you only live once” on his chest, an angel on his left side, a tattoo on his wrist saying “Love attracts love to the wearer,” and others.
– He met Hongbin in 3rd year of high school and thought that he was good-looking. (K-Rush Magazine)
– He is most proud of his lips. (HallyuSG)
– He participated in writing and composing VIXX‘s songs since their debut, credited in every mini album and album as either songwriter or composer.
– He thinks that Hongbin looks like a squirrel from Spongebob Squarepants.
– If he were a girl, he mentioned he’d go out with the VIXX member N, stating N is really nice and reliable, so he probably wouldn’t be a cheater.
– He likes ginseng chicken soup in summer. (Ivy Club Magazine)
– He likes pretty and sophisticated woman. (KCON)
– He enlisted on Oct. 27, 2022, with an expected return date of July 26, 2024. The discharge date is unclear.
– His ideal type is a pretty and self-conscious woman.
– He played soccer in his younger days. (10ASIA)


– He debuted as a Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, and Vocalist of VIXX on May 24, 2012.
– He debuted as a solo artist with the mini album “R.EAL1ZE” on January 9, 2017.
– He wrote and composed Vixx’s Japanese mini album song ‘How ‘bout you’.
– He appeared in Brian Joo’s “Let This Die” MV alongside N and Leo.
– He was a participant on Show Me The Money 4.
– In June 2018, he produced a song for the girl group ELRIS.
– He released three mixtapes: R.EBIRTH, NIRVANA, and K1TCHEN.
– On May 24, 2019, announced that Ravi decided not to renew his contract with Jellyfish Ent., but will keep promoting as a VIXX member.
– In June 2019, he set up his own hip-hop label, GROOVL1N.
– On July 20, 2021, he established his new label, The L1ve.
– On April 11, 2023, his departure from VIXX and VIXX LR was announced, following military-related corruption.
– He appeared in several reality shows including; Show Me the Money, King of Mask Singer, and 2 Days & 1 Night.


– On May 1, 2022, he announced his decision to step down from the fourth season of KBS 2TV’s variety program “2 Days & 1 Night” to enlist in the military.
– GROOVL1N revealed on October 7, 2022, that he would commence his military service as a public service worker on October 27.
– On January 12, 2023, he faced accusations of evading military service by allegedly obtaining a false medical diagnosis of epilepsy from a neurologist. His agency has not yet confirmed the specifics of the allegations. On March 6, it was disclosed that his arrest warrant had been dismissed, although he admitted to the charges. On April 11, he attended the first trial concerning charges of violating the Military Service Act, with the prosecution requesting a two-year prison sentence.

Major Work

– His most popular songs include; MY LOVE, BUM (feat. Chillin Homie & Kid Milli), and ROCKSTAR (feat. Paloalto).


– He has won Variety Star Idol of the Year and Rookie Award in Show/Variety Category.

Twitter: @RAVI_GTCK
Instagram: @ravithecrackkidz
Weverse: Ravi

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

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