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Woohyun (INFINITE) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Woohyun (INFINITE)
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Woohyun is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actor under BLADE Entertainment and Jflex. He is a member of the Kpop boy group INFINITE. He debuted solo under his full name on May 9, 2016 with the mini-album “Write..”.

Woohyun (INFINITE) Profile

Stage NameWoohyun (우현)
Birth NameNam Woo Hyun (남우현)
OccupationSinger, Actor, Musical Actor
BirthdayFebruary 8, 1991
Active Years2010–present
Age33 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height173 cm (5’8”)
Weight60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood TypeB

Woohyun (INFINITE) Facts:

Early Life

– Woohyun was born in Chungcheong, South Korea.
– He went to Seoul Ssangmun Elementary School and Susong Middle School.
– He graduated from Dobong Information Industry High School (Department of Management Information).
– He started singing when he was in Kindergarten. (인피니트)

Personal Life

– He graduated from Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts with a major in Applied Music.
– His family consists of his parents and older brother, Nam Boohyun, who is two years older than him.
– He often loses his clothes at home.
– His older brother runs the bbq restaurant Meok & Sam.
– He gave up on his dream of becoming a soccer player due to a lack of stamina.
– His nicknames include “Namu”, “Namstar”, and “Namgrease”.
– Woohyun first met Jaejeong (ex. TVXQ) when Jaejeong called him in the night at 3 am to come to the bar in Gangnam. He was a rookie at the time but since a senior called him, he had to travel a great distance from Mapo only for Jaejeong to go home after spending 20 minutes with him. (Jaefriends Ep. 34)
– He used to work as a model.
– He first experienced love when he was in the 11th grade.
– Among all singers, he regards Stevie Wonder as his hero.
– His bandmates often call him “Chef.”
– The most expensive things he bought are gaming items. (Viu)
– He prefers having a face to face concert for 24 hours over a Vlive for 24 hours.
– He thinks he looked the worst in “YAMO” era.
He would rather come last at ISAC than lose a general knowledge quiz.
– Woohyun’s ideal type is a steady person who has a pretty smile, looks good in glasses, does not change for him, and eats well when he cooks for her.
– He often thinks about aliens, existance of humans and outer space. (우현이의 MBTI)
– He began his mandatory military service on October 24, 2019, and was discharged on August 4, 2021.


– Woohyun is the Main Vocalist, and Lead Dancer in INFINITE.
– During Sungkyu‘s military service, he was the temporary leader of INFINITE.
– For his Woollim audition, he performed Stevie Wonder’s “Lately”.
– He was accepted by YG Entertainment, but he joined Woollim in 2009 because of the CEO’s warm personality.
– Initially, he auditioned to be a solo singer and felt disappointed when he started training as an idol.
– He was a member of the one-time subunit Dramatic BLUE alongside Jokwon of 2AM, Yoseob of HIGHLIGHT, G.O of MBLAQ, and Niel of TEEN TOP.
– He was part of a duo unit with Key of SHINee called “Toheart”.
– In March 2023, he signed with Jflex.
– He has acted in many musicals including “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” (2018), and “Barnum: The Greatest Showman” (2018).
– He appeared in the dramas “The Thousandth Man” (2012) and “Hi! School: Love On” (2014) alongside Sungyeol.
– He participated in “King of Mask Singer” as “Salvador Dalí” in episodes 161-162.
– He was the last member of INFINITE to leave Woollim Entertainment on October 7, 2022 but he is still a member of the group.

Likes & Dislikes

– His favorite colors are red, pink, and black.
– He loves to eat sushi, rabokki and ramen.
– He likes mint chocolate and Hawaiian pizza.
– He loves to eat thin crust pizzas with different toppings. (인피니트)
– He enjoys playing the games ‘Roll the Chess’, ‘EA Sports FC Online’, and ‘MapleStory’. 
– His favorite color is blue.  (Viu)
– His favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla.
– He is not good at eating spicy food.

Personality & Habits

– He doesn’t struggle with socializing and initiating conversations.  (우현이의 MBTI)
– He considers himself more practical than creative.
– He doesn’t plan his trips and prefers being spontaneous.
– He likes to play games more than socializing at events.  

Battle with Cancer

– Woohyun was diagnosed with GIST, a rare type of cancer that affects only 10 out of 1 million people.
– The severity of his cancer was more severe than he had thought and he could’nt drink water for 3 weeks, had to attach a blood bag and got a 20cm scar on his stomach. (The Korea Times)
– The doctors said he cannot sing and dance like before due to cancer and also suffers from breathing problems.
– He wrote and composed the song ‘I’ll be alright’ in which he expressed his emotions and  challenges with cancer.

Harassment Controversy

– In 2024, Nam Woohyun was sexually harassed once while performing in a solo concert in Hong Kong when a woman got uncomfortably close and touched his chest to which he flinched and backed away.
– Another time he was trying to enjoy his time in Disneyland, Hong Kong, when a number of women kept filming him despite his request to stop the recording. The videos got viral on Twitter and the fans expressed their fury over the lack of respect and privacy. (Koreaboo)

Major Works

– His popular songs include ‘Hold On Me’, ‘Shooting Star’ and ‘Still I Remeber’.


– He won the ‘Art-Tainer Award’ at the Soribada Best K-Music Awards in 2019 for ‘A New Journey’.

Instagram: @nwh91
Youtube: 남우현 NAM WOOHYUN
Twitter: @wowwh | @NWH_officialtwt 

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

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