A diva of Korean entertainment, actress, singer, model and dancer, Park Shin-hye, celebrated her 25th birthday on 18th February. She came into the spotlight with the dramas ‘You’re Beautiful’, ‘Heirs’, ‘The Flower Boy Next Door’, ‘Heartstrings’ and ‘Pinocchio’ and holds a history of over 10 years as an incredible actress.
Shin-hye who started to shine with the role of the younger version of Nan Jung Suh in the drama ‘Stairway To Heaven’, appeared in a number of dramas, films and modeled for many commercials as well, becoming one of the top celebrities in Korea. Her big screen debut was ‘Evil Twin’, where she acted as dual lead characters as two sisters, one who was dead and haunted the living one.
Speaking a bit more of her success, the drama ‘Tree of Heaven’, where she acted alongside Lee Wan brought her more popularity in Korea, and also exposed her beyond Korean border, as it gained popularity in Japan as well. She even released a digital single titled ‘Prayer’ for the drama, but was never released as the official soundtrack. Additionally, she acted in a low budget film which later became a hit by the previews, gained a huge fan base and commercial success, becoming the 8th best selling film of the year, proving herself a lucky star.
Her 2013 drama ‘The Heirs’ was another huge success. It was sold out to 13 countries and was the most expensive drama out of all released in that year. Adding more showers of success into her acting career, the drama ‘Pinocchio’ was aired, taking her to the list of top 40 powerful celebrities in Korea. She was 33rd place in the entire ranking, ranking 36 for earnings, 14 for television exposure, 19 for press exposure, and 31 for professionalism.
Shin-hye casted a fantastic role in the drama ‘You’re Beautiful’ alongside Jang Geun Suk, Jung Yong Hwa and Lee Hong Ki, where her character joins a boy music group, disguises herself as a boy to help her brother and to find their mother, who later gets caught up in a romance tale.
Many years later she was chosen for Lee Hong Ki’s solo debut ‘Insensible’, gaining huge attention. It was in discussion as finally, Jeremy (Hong Ki’s role in the drama ‘You’re Beautiful’) gets to be with his secret love Go Mi Nam, among fans. However, it turned out be a totally different ending from what was expected. Check out our review here, and the music video below.
In 2013, she also celebrated her 10 years as an actress. In celebration, she held a concert tour in four countries titled ‘2013 Park Shin-hye Asia Tour: Kiss of An Angel’, showcasing her talents as a dancer and a singer as well.
She won her first award as the Best Young Actress in 2003 for the drama, ‘Stairway To Heaven’. Since then up to now she has won many titles and has been nominated for many awards.
Park Shin-hye recently completed filming the upcoming SBS drama, ‘The Older Brother (Hyeong)’, which will be aired later this year. EXO’s D.O and Jo Jungsuk will be taking the other lead roles in the drama.
Here are some facts about this beauty:
- Birthplace : Paju, Gyeonggi
- Height : 163 cm
- Star sign: Aquarius
- Blood type: A
- Talented in dancing
- Debut : ‘Got-flower’ music video of Lee Seung Hwan
- She can go through a tennis racket
- She is often in touch with Jung Yong Hwa through Kakaotalk (chat application)
Check out some Shin-hye moments now:
She’s a dancing queen:
Yonghwa and Shin-hye must be sweet friends:
As a commercial model:
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Edited by: Karolina
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