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Son Dongwoon (HIGHLIGHT) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Son Dongwoon (HIGHLIGHT)

Son Dongwoon (손동운) is a South Korean singer, actor and a member of the K-pop boy group HIGHLIGHT (formerly Beast) under Around US Entertainment. He first made his Japanese debut as a soloist on July 18, 2015 with the mini album “Kimishika” and later debuted as a soloist in Korea on July 18, 2018 with the single “Prelude : Voice”. 

Son Dongwoon (HIGHLIGHT) Profile

Stage NameDongwoon (동운)
Birth Name Son Dongwoon (손동운)
OccupationSinger-songwriter, Rapper, Producer, MC, actor
BirthdayJune 6, 1991
Active Years2009–present
Age32 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignGemini
Height 181 cm (5’11”)
Weight74 kg (163 lbs)
Blood TypeA

Son Dongwoon (HIGHLIGHT) Facts:

Early Life

– He was born in Busan, South Korea.
– He went to Seoul Gomyeong Elementary School and Baejae Middle School.
– He graduated from Hanyoung High School.
– He studied in the Philippines in Santa Rosa, Laguna.

Personal Life

– His older brother’s name is Son Dongha.
– He went to Dongguk University.
– His father named “Son Ilrak” is a professor for international manners at Cheongju University.
– The game “World of Warcraft” is one his favorite. (Marie Claire Korea)
– His nicknames are Dongni Pongni and Son Nam Shin.
– Son Dongwoon can speak English, Chinese, and Korean.
– He believes it will be easier for him to get “Gikwang’s possessions by words” rather than getting “Yoseob’s possessions by aegyeo”. (Singles Korea)
– He personality is considered to be immature and silly.
– He can play piano, violin, and electric flute.
– He desires Yeoseob’s vocal ability. (Asiana Entertainment Magazine)
– He enlisted in the military on May 9, 2019, and got discharged on December 8, 2020.
– He uses incense sticks at home. (Allure Korea)
– Dongwoon’s ideal type is a girl who is naturally cute.
– He got married to his non-celebrity girlfriend in September 2023.
– His hobbies are writing lyrics and reading.


– Son Dongwoon is a Lead Vocalist, Rapper, and Maknae in HIGHLIGHT.
– He was a JYP trainee for two years.
– He appeared in musicals “Catch Me If You Can”, “Hourglass”, Altar Boyz, and “The Great Gatsby”.
– He was a part of reality shows “School Attack”, “Trip Mate – Who are you”, and “Battle Trip”.

Likes & Dislikes

– His favorite cologne is Bodyshop’s White Musk.
– He hates bugs.
– He likes books and collecting legos.
– He loves to eat sushi and Pyongyang cold noodles.
– His favorite book genre is science fiction. (T-News)
– He also loves to collect figures.

Twitter: @beastdw
Instagram: @highlight_dnpn
YouTube: 손동니

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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