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Song Kang-ho Age, Wife, Family, Children, Biography & More

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Wife: Hwang Jang-suk
Age: 53 Years
Net Worth: Rs. 537 Crores

Song Kang-ho

Bio/Wiki
Other NameKang-ho Song
NicknameAward Fairy [1]Yonhap News Agency
ProfessionActor
Famous Role(s)• 'Namgoong Minsoo' in Snowpiercer (2013)
Song Kang-ho in a Scene from Snowpiercer (2013)
• 'Kim Ki-taek' in Parasite (2019)
Song Kang-ho in a scene from Parasite (2019)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) [2]Natein centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
AgencyHodu & U Entertainment
DebutTheatre: Chui Sonsaeng (South Korean; 1990)
Film: The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (South Korean; 1996) as 'Dong-suk'
Song Kang-ho in a Scene from The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (1996)
Awards, Honours, Achievements • 2019: Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit (the fourth-highest class of national cultural medals) by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (South Korea)
Song Kang-ho Receiving Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit
• 2019: 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for the film "Parasite"
Cast of Paradise (2019) with Guild Awards
• 2019: 72nd Locarno International Film Festival - Excellence Award for the film "Parasite"
Song Kang-ho with his Excellence Award at 72nd Locarno International Film Festival
• 2016: Shin Young-kyun Arts and Culture Foundation Top Cultural Award
• 2015: Busan International Film Festival Asia Casting Market Curtain Call Award
• 2007: Fantasia Film Festival - Awarded for the film "The Show Must Go On"
• 2006: Golden Cinematography Awards (presented by Korean Film Producers Association) - won Daesang in Acting for the film "The Host"
• 2006: Asian Film Awards for the film "The Host"
• 2004: Taxpayers' Day Presidential Commendation
• 2000: Deauville Asian Film Festival - Awarded for the film "Joint Security Area"
Grand Bell Awards
• 1997: Best New Actor for the film "No.23"
• 2000: Best Actor for the film "Joint Security Area"
• 2003: Best Actor for the film "Memories of murder"
• 2003: Netizens Popularity Award for the film "Memories of murder"
• 2013: Best Actor for the film "The Face Reader"
Blue Dragon Film Award
• 2003: Best Supporting Actor for the film "No.23"
Song Kang-ho with his Blue Dragon Film Award
• 2007: Best Actor for the film "The Show Must Go On"
• 2013: Best Actor for the film "The Attorney"
• 2017: Best Actor for the film "A Taxi Driver"
Korean Association of Film Critics Award
• 1998: Best Actor for the film "The Quiet Family"
• 2003: Best Actor for the film "Memories of murder"
• 2007: Best Actor for the film "The Show Must Go On"
• 2013: Best Actor for the film "The Face Reader"
Buil Film Awards
• 2013: Best Actor for the film "The Attorney"
• 2017: Best Actor for the film "A Taxi Driver"
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 January 1967 (Tuesday)
Age (as in 2020) 53 Years
BirthplaceGimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
Zodiac signCapricorn
SignatureSong Kang-ho's Autograph
NationalitySouth Korean
HometownGimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
SchoolGimhae High School, Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
College/UniversityGyeongsang National University, Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
Educational QualificationMajor in Broadcasting and Entertainment from Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
ReligionChristianity [3]Visit Korea
Blood GroupA [4]Visit Korea
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesMountain Climbing, Watching Sports Matches, Watching Movies
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Year1995
Family
Wife/SpouseHwang Jang-suk
ChildrenSon- Song Jun-pyoung (born in 1996; Football Player for Suwon Samsung Bluewings)
Song Kang-ho with his Son
Daughter- Song Ju-yeon
Childhood Picture of Song Kang-ho's Children
ParentsFather- Song In-dae (Died in 2018)
Mother- Name not known
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 537 crores (as in 2020) [5]Media Mass

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Song Kang-ho

  • Since middle school, Song Kang-ho wanted to become an actor, and joined a social theatre group in his locality, after graduating from Gimhae High School, Gimhae.
  • At the time, he had joined the theatre, there were only five theatres in the country.
  • He has never taken any formal training in acting. In an interview, Song revealed that he went to an acting school but left it later, and has learned most of the acting from theatres.
  • 1n 1990, he joined a theatre group in the company called “Yeonwoo Mudae” in Busan. He performed in many plays with his theatre group like Dongseung,’ ‘Pak Cheom-Ji,’ ‘Gukmul Issajiman,’ ‘Yo-jong Ban-ran,’ and ‘Bionso;’ the first one being ‘Chui Sonsaeng.’
  • He worked in theatre for almost a decade. He has also worked with two more theatre companies, ‘Saebyeog’ and ‘Chaimu.’
  • While he was working in the theatre, he was offered to work in films many times, but he refused them. Finally, at the age of 30, he made his film debut with the 1996 film “The Day a Pig Fell into the Well” as ‘Dong-suk.’
  • He was spotted by Lee Chang-dong when Kang-ho was performing the play ‘Bionso.’ He Chang-dong was impressed by Kang-ho’s performance and cast him in his film “Green Fish” (1997) as ‘Pan-su.’
    Song Kang-ho in a Scene from Green Fish (1997)
  • He played pivotal roles in many films including No. 3 (1997), Bad Movie (1997), The Quiet Family (1998), and Shiri (1999), and finally, bagged a lead role in the 2000 film “The Foul King,” where he played the role of ‘Dae-ho.’
    The Foul King (2000)
  • He has acted in many popular films such as Joint Security Area (2000), Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), Memories of Murder (2003), The President’s Barber (2004), The Host (2006), The Show Must Go On (2007), Secret Sunshine (2007), The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008), Thirst (2009), Secret Reunion (2010), Snowpiercer (2013), The Throne (2015), A Taxi Driver (2017), The Drug King (2018), and Parasite (2019).
  • He won international acclaim for his performance as ‘Kim Ki-taek’ in the film Parasite (2019). The film won Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2019.
    Song Kang-ho and Bong Joon-ho with Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival
  • In his younger days, Song has also done manual labour in construction sites. According to him, he worked at construction sites, because the pay-per-day for work was very high.
  • His film “Parasite” (2019) also became the first Korean film to receive a Golden Globe Award in 2020.
    Song Kang-ho, Lee Jeong-eun, and Bong Joon-ho with the Trophy Golden Globe Award
  • When Bong Joon-ho’s was considered an incompetent director because of his failed efforts in film making earlier, Kang-ho agreed to do a film with him. They both first met when Kang ho was a struggling actor in the industry, and he was giving auditions for a film where Joon ho was working as an assistant director. Kang ho failed at the auditions but he received a message from Joon ho, saying,

    I’d like to work on a movie with you one day.

    As a result, when Joon ho offered him a film, Kang ho accepted his offer, and they both worked for the first time in “Memories of Murder.”Since then, they have been very good friends and worked on many projects together.
    Song Kang-ho with Bong Joon-ho

  • In 2020, he was enlisted in the top 30 brand reputation rankings for film actors by Korean Business Research Institute.
  • One good advice that Song revealed that he follows in acting was given by one of the fellow stage actors, he has worked with earlier. The advice was,

    Do not become a technical actor. Do not act in a typical, predictable way.

  • Reportedly, Kang-ho’s son, Joon Pyung taught him how to dribble a ball for a scene in the film A Taxi Driver (2017).
    A Taxi Driver (2017)
  • According to Song, five of his favourite films are – László Nemes’s “Son of Saul” (2015), Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” (2019), Lee Chang-dong’s “Secret Sunshine” (2010), Park Chan-wook’s “Oldboy” (2003), Franklin J. Schaffner’s “Papillon” (1973). [6]Rotten Tomatoes

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