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Shindong (Super Junior) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Shindong

Shindong (신동) is a South Korean singer, rapper, dancer, MC, and a member of the boy group Super Junior under SM Entertainment. He is also a member of the subunits Super Junior-T and Super Junior-Happy.

Shindong (Super Junior) Profile

Stage NameShindong (신동)
Birth NameShin Dong Hee (신동희)
English NameMatthew Shin
OccupationSinger, Dancer, Rapper, Radio DJ, Director
BirthdaySeptember 28, 1985
Active Years2005–present
Age38 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLibra
Height177 cm (5’10”)
Weight79 kg (174 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeO
MBTIISTJ

Shindong (Super Junior) Facts:

Early Life

– Shindong was born in Mungyeong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.
He transferred from Namsuwon Elementary School and graduated from Deoki Elementary School.
He went to Ilsan Middle School and Sewon High School.
– He earned an Associate Degree in Practical Dance from Baekje University of the Arts.
– He studied in China as an exchange student when he was a kid. (Work Ends with the Last Drink Ep3)

Personal Life

– He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Musicology from Cheongwoon University and pursued a master’s from Cheongwoon University Graduate School.
– Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in Cultural Management at Inha University graduate school.
– He changed his religion from Protestantism to Catholicism. His baptismal name is Michael.
– According to Ryeowook, he enjoys a staycation in the hotel rather than going outside while they are on tour. (LDF Interview)
– He taught actors Paul Rudd and Jonathan Majors how to do a Kpop ending fairy on his show “MANNADALA”. (Koreaboo)
– His fandom name is ShinsFriends.
– His family consists of his parents and his younger sister named Ahn Da Young.
– The most memorable moment for him was when Leeteuk and Heechul had a big fight. (15 Interview Book)
– Shindong had his first kiss earliest among the Super Junior members.
– His stage name means ‘Child Prodigy.’ He used a stage name because his birth name would be too similar to Donghae.
– If he could go back in time, he would like to continue his judo training and become a regular player. Even if he fails, he wants to give it another try because he regrets not completing his training. (Anan Magazine)
– He does not think he could do better than he did on his first stage if he were to go back in time and do it again. He gave his best at that time and has no regrets. (Shorts Interview)
– He is in an artist’s golf club along with Leeteuk.
– He had a full perm when he was a trainee.
– He chose Eunhyuk as the member who is most similar to him. (Remember15 Photoshoot)
– He regrets the way he filmed his first video and would like to film it again with the knowledge and expertise he has now. (Shorts Interview)
– According to him, the largest project he has ever done is filming the VCRs for Super Junior’s seventh world tour, “Super Show 7”. (Anan Magazine Interview)
– He lost his veneers once when he hit his teeth with the mic while performing on stage. He had to go backstage and put them back on again. (allkpop)
– He was roommates with the manager.
– He is close with Sungmin.
– His apartment is a smart home and all the lights and curtains are smartly controlled through apps. (Travelling Market)
– He thinks that it is a shame that companies are still unwilling to debut idols with a chubby body like him. (Life Bar Ep44)
– Shindong’s ideal type is a cute, short girl who can play drums.
– He has two pet dogs.
– He listens to K-pop songs a lot because his English is weak and if he can’t understand the lyrics, he doesn’t listen to the songs. (Seventeen)
– He said that the members get pleased when he considers their schedules and keeps filming time to a minimum. He said that the members are the strictest inspectors of videos he films of them so he feels happy and proud when he gets positive responses from them.
– Given the choice, he would rather have ugly hair than ugly outfits forever because he feels his outfits are always weird. (Buzzfeed Celeb)
– He bought a pink JUUD scooter with the bonus pay he received for winning Rookie of the Year. (Alcohol Street Fighter)
– He wishes to film a dance musical movie like “La La Land”.
– He made the remodeling choices for his house himself before moving in.
– He confirmed that he is dating a non-celebrity woman younger than him on January 1, 2023. (Naver)
– He underwent significant weight loss through the Juvis program, he transitioned from 116 kg (255 lbs) to around 75 kg (165 lbs).

Career

– Shindong is the lead dancer, sub-rapper, and sub-vocalist in Super Junior.
– In 2007, he was involved in a car accident with Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, and Kyuhyun, although he did not sustain any major injuries.
– He enlisted in the military on March 24th, 2015 and was discharged on December 23rd, 2016.
– He has directed numerous music videos for many other K-pop groups including Pink Fantasy, and SUV.
– He is under Label SJ, a subsidiary of SM Entertainment established by SJ.
– He served as an MC on M!Countdown for about three years, he also hosted his radio show ‘SJ Shindong’s Shim Shim Ta Pa (Stop the Boring Time)’ from 2008-2014.
– He appeared in various dramas and films, including ”Attack on the Pin-Up Boys,” ”Single Dad in Love,” “Dr. Champ,” “All My Love For You,” and “Queen of Housewives.”
– He became a trainee at SM after winning 1st place for Best Comedian at The SM Best Youth Contest.
– He has directed many of music videos, including “THIS IS LOVE” and “Evanesce.”

Likes & Dislikes

– He likes computers and technology.
– He doesn’t like flour and samgyetang.
– He loves to buy the latest gadgets and even imported a Tesla.
– He is a picky eater.
– His favorite foods include hamburgers, ramen, chicken, and fried foods. (allkpop)
– His favorite color is purple.
– He likes to eat roasted meat but doesn’t like meat that’s put in liquid.
– He loves to eat snacks.
– He likes to shop online due to size unavailability in stores.

Abilities

– Shindong and Ryeowook are considered the best cooks in the group. (Seventeen)
– He is a fortune teller. (Knowing Bros)
– He is the best with technology among all the members.
– Leeteuk would describe him in one word as “Steve Jobs” because he is a fast learner who is good with machines. (StarHub)
– He can solve the Rubix Cube.
– He is the best in video editing and shooting in the group.
– He is fluent in Korean, and Chinese and can speak basic English, and a bit of Spanish.
– He and Eunhyuk are the best dancers in the group.
– He can play the piano and guitar.

Awards

– He won the “New Star Award” and “Best Entertainer Award in Talk Show” at the SBS Entertainment Awards in 2010 and 2011 and the “Top Excellence Award in Radio” at the MBC Entertainment Awards for “Shindong’s Shim Shim Ta Pa” in 2013.
– He won the grand prize at the 2002 Goyangsi Youth Dance Contest.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: @earlyboysd
Youtube: 신동댕동 Shindongdengdong
Twitter:  @ShinsFriends
TikTok: shindonggg
Facebook: 신동
Twitch: walalacrew
Weibo: 神童SD928

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

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