|Name Earned||Energeuni YouTube - Reporter Eun's LIT NEWS|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 30 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
|Debut||Theatre: The Celestial Watch (2006) as 'Jang Young-shil'
TV: My Mom! Super Mom! (2007) on KBS as 'Choi Hoon'
Film: Battlefield Heroes (2011) as 'Yeon Namsan'
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||Awards
• 2014: New Star Award for the 2014 South Korean series ‘Angel Eyes’ at the SBS Drama Awards
• 2015: Newcomer Award for the 2015 South Korean film ‘Twenty’ at the Golden Cinematography Awards
• 2015: Best New Actor for the film ‘Twenty’ at the Korean Film Actors’ Guild Awards
• 2015: Favorite New Actor for the film ‘Twenty’ at the Korea World Youth Film Festival
• 2015: Star Award – Actor for the 2014 South Korean TV series ‘Misaeng: Incomplete Life’ at the Cable TV Broadcasting Awards
• 2016: CF Star Award at the MTN Broadcast Advertisement Festival
• 2016: Best New Actor for the film ‘Twenty’ at the Chunsa Film Art Awards
• 2016: CINE ICON Award for the film ‘Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet’ at the CINE ICON: KT&G Sangsangmadan Exhibition
• 2016: Excellence Award, Actor in a Fantasy Drama for the 2016 South Korean TV series ‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo’ at the SBS Drama Awards
• 2019: Top Excellence Award – Actor for the South Korean TV series ‘When the Camellia Blooms’ at the KBS Drama Awards
• 2019: Netizen Award for the TV series ‘When the Camellia Blooms’ at the KBS Drama Awards
• 2019: Best Couple Award (with actress Gong Hyo-jin) for the TV series ‘When the Camellia Blooms’ at the KBS Drama Awards
• 2019: Best Actor or the TV series ‘When the Camellia Blooms’ at the Korea First Brand Awards
• 2020: Best Actor – Television Award for the TV series ‘When the Camellia Blooms’ at the Baeksang Arts Awards
• 2020: Male Actor Drama Category Award for the TV series ‘When the Camellia Blooms’ at the Brand Customer Loyalty Awards
• 2020: Outstanding Korean Actor Award for ‘When the Camellia Blooms’ at the Seoul International Drama Awards
• 2020: Actor Award for the TV series ‘When the Camellia Blooms’ at the Korea Broadcasting Awards
• 2021: Top Excellence Award – Actor in a Miniseries Award for the 2019 South Korean TV series ‘When the Camellia Blooms’ at the APAN Star Awards
• 2022: Top Excellence Award – Actor and Popularity Award – Actor for the South Korean TV series ‘Curtain Call’ at the KBS Drama Awards
• 2022: Best Couple Award (with actress Ha Ji-won) for the TV series ‘Curtain Call’ at the KBS Drama Awards
• 2020: Honoured with Prime Minister’s Commendation
• 2019: Ranked 2nd on Gallup Korea’s Actor of the Year list
• 2020: 23rd position on Korea Power Celebrity list by Forbes
• 2023: 2nd on ‘The 50 people who made KBS shine’ list by KBS
|Date of Birth||21 February 1990 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||33 Years|
|Birthplace||Busan, South Korea|
|College/University||Chung-Ang University, Seoul|
|Educational Qualification||Studied theatre and film|
|Hobbies||Reading Books, Practising Yoga|
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||• IU (2016; singer and actress) (rumoured) Soompi
• Lee Tae-eun (2020; actress) (rumoured) Koreaboo
|Film||Schindler’s List (1993)|
|Song||‘Glass of Soju’ by Im Chang-jung|
|Book||'Who Knows If It’s Good or Bad' by Ryu Si-hwa|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Kang Ha-neul
- Kang Ha-neul is a South Korean actor, who primarily works in the South Korean theatre, TV, and film industries. In 2023, it was announced that he would act in the second season of the popular Netflix South Korean survival drama series ‘Squid Game.’
- He initiated his acting journey through musical theatrical productions and stage plays. In 2009, he played the role of Richard Loeb in the musical ‘Thrill Me.’ He has been part of various musicals and stage plays, including ‘Carpe Diem’ (2007), ‘La Vida’ (2008), ‘Spring Awakening’ (2009), ‘Assassins’ (2012), and ‘Shinheung Military Academy’ (2018).
- He appeared in the music video of the songs ‘Still Pretty Today’ (2007) by the South Korean R&B duo ‘Fly to the Sky’ and ‘Lost One’ (2017) by the South Korean hip-hop trio ‘Epik High.’
- In 2013, he made a cameo appearance as Kim Sung-joon in the TV series ‘Two Weeks.’
- In 2013, he rose to fame by portraying the supporting role of Lee Hyo-shin, the son of an attorney general who oversees his school’s broadcasting system, in the popular TV series ‘The Heirs.’
- He is particularly recognized for his lead role as the 8th Prince Wang Wook in the 2016 South Korean TV series ‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo,’ adapted from the Chinese novel ‘Bu Bu Jing Xin.’
- His notable works also include TV series such as ‘Misaeng: Incomplete Life’ (2014), ‘When the Camellia Blooms’ (2019), and ‘Curtain Call’ (2022).
- Kang Ha-neul and IU were rumoured to be dating when they were cast as leads in the 2016 South Korean TV series ‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo.’ Their on-screen chemistry attracted a lot of attention, but both of them claimed to be good friends. On 10 September 2017, IU and Kang Ha-neul were reportedly seen together at a cafe, just one day before his military enlistment. Following their meeting, rumours of their dating began to circulate; however, Kang Ha-neul’s agency denied these rumours, clarifying that while he did meet IU at a cafe, there was no romantic involvement between them. Soompi
- He gained prominence for his portrayal of Kang Hee-yeol, a nerdy character, in the 2017 South Korean action comedy film ‘Midnight Runners,’ alongside actor Park Seo-joon.
- Some of his noteworthy South Korean films include ‘Mourning Grave’ (2014), ‘Twenty’ (2015), ‘Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet’ (2016), ‘Forgotten’ (2017), and ‘The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure’ (2022).
- He has appeared in several South Korean variety TV shows ‘Youth Over Flowers’ (2016), ‘Traveler’ (2020), and ‘House on Wheels: For Rent’ (2021).
- He is a fitness enthusiast and often practices yoga and Muay Thai.
- In a press conference for the 2015 South Korean film ‘Twenty,’ Kang Ha-neul’s fellow actor in the film, the well-known South Korean actor Kim Woo-bin, apologized for Ha-neul’s disruptive behaviour one evening after their film shoot ended. While recalling the funny incident involving Ha-neul’s actions after drinking, Woo-bin said,
After drinking a lot, Kang Ha-neul was yelling in front of the housing where the film staff was staying. When Kang Ha Neul drinks, he usually does not behave differently, but he must have been in a good mood that day. He went from one store to the next drinking alcohol (at each stop). After that, while in front of our lodging, he shouted. I’m from Jeonju. I want to apologize to the people of Jeonju.” Soompi
- On 11 September 2017, he began his mandatory military service in the South Korean military and completed it on 23 May 2019. On 22 February 2019, he was designated as an honorary ambassador for the Military Manpower Administration (MMA). Even after his mandatory military service ended in May 2019, he continued participating in MMA events until December 2019.
- In 2020, there were rumours about Kang Ha-neul dating a South Korean musical actress named Lee Tae-eun. They had performed together in three musicals: ‘Hinheung Military Academy,’ ‘Paldo,’ and ‘Napal.’ Although Kang Ha-neul’s agency denied any romantic involvement, they confirmed that the two went on a trip together. It was later speculated that they broke up after being in a relationship for two years. Koreaboo
- In an interview, he revealed that he had a cat allergy.
- If he were to have a dog, he would consider naming it ‘Yoru’ (night) or ‘Negoto’ (nonsense).
- In an interview, he revealed that he had a fear of flying in aeroplanes.
- Kang Ha-neul is famous for his cheerful and somewhat clumsy behaviour. He tends to avoid serious situations and often engages in silly actions to bring smiles to people’s faces. Koreaboo
- He prefers watching documentaries over films, particularly those that focus on nature and space.
- His MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) personality type is INFP (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving).
- He consumes alcohol occasionally.