Kang Ha-neul is a well-known South Korean actor who has appeared in films and on television. While pursuing his degree in Theatre at Chung-Ang University, he began performing at a young age. In the musical ‘Thrill Me,’ he had his first prominent role. During the beginning of his career, he primarily performed in theatre, but eventually expanded into cinema and television. His role as Yeon Namsan in the South Korean war comedy film ‘Battlefield Heroes’ was his first stride into the spotlight. With his parts in the television series ‘Hometown Over the Hill,’ ‘Midnight Hospital,’ and ‘To the Beautiful You,’ he became a household figure. He’s made a few cameos and was a frequent cast member on the travel reality show ‘Youth Over Flowers.’ One of his best performances was in ‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo,’ for which he received the CF Star Award and the Excellence Award for Actor in a Fantasy Drama. Kang has been linked to a number of his co-stars, but he has yet to commit to a long-term commitment. He is currently completing his mandatory military service, following which he plans to resume his acting career. He, like most modern-day celebrities, has a sizable social media following.
Childhood and Adolescence
Kang Ha-neul was born Kim Ha-neul on February 21, 1990 in Busan, South Korea. His father was a folk singer who began teaching him how to sing and play the guitar when he was a child. Both of his parents worked in the entertainment industry in South Korea. He has a younger sibling who is also in the entertainment industry.
Kang was overweight as a child and became aware of his condition as an adult. By the time he graduated from high school, he had begun regular workouts and a strict diet to become in shape.
He studied Theatre at Chung-Ang University in order to follow in his parents’ footsteps. He made his stage debut as Jang Young-shil in the musical ‘The Celestial Watch’ when he was 16 years old.
He took a year off from school the following year to star in the television series ‘My Mom! Super Mom!’ and the play ‘Carpe Diem.’ While in college, he also participated in the ‘Fly to the Sky’ music video ‘Still Pretty Today.’
He participated actively in university cultural activities during his undergraduate years, attracting the attention of producers and directors from the South Korean film and television business.
The Career of Kang
In 2010, he was cast in a key part in the musical ‘Thrill Me,’ based on the actual story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who committed the perfect crime. His performance was well-received, and in 2012, the musical Assassins was released, which is about assassination attempts on the President of the United States of America.
Kang made the transition from theater to the big screen in 2011, when he played Yeon Namsan in Lee Joon-South its Korean war comedy film ‘Battlefield Heroes.’ The film earned great reviews at the New York Asian Film Festival and the Fantasia Festival, where it was screened.
During this time, he also appeared on television in the roles of Kim Jong-hwi in ‘Hometown Over the Hill’ and Yang Chang-soo in ‘Midnight Hospital.’ ‘To the Beautiful You,’ his other television series, premiered in 2012.
He had one of his busiest schedules in 2015 since he was filming four films at the same time, in addition to his part as Lee Jung-soo in the television series ‘Missing Noir M.’ In the musical ‘Harold and Maude,’ he also played the lead role.
In 2016, he played Lee Soo-ho in the romantic comedy film ‘Like for Likes.’ He also starred in the popular television series ‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo’ and ‘Entourage,’ which were broadcast on the SBS and tvN networks during prime time, respectively.
Kang Ha-neul took part in the third season of ‘Youth Over Flowers,’ a South Korean travel reality show. Due to his obligation with the Blue Dragon Film Awards, Kang was initially unable to participate in the show, which included a trip to Iceland.
The reality show team, on the other hand, surprised him by picking him up from the awards ceremony to accompany them on their journey. The team captured the ‘Aurora,’ a natural display of polar lights that is mostly seen at higher latitudes.
His most recent films include Kim Joo-action hwan’s comedy “Midnight Runners” and Jang Hang-mystery jun’s thriller “Recall the Night.”
Kang Ha-neul is now regarded as one of South Korea’s most talented performers, with a bright future ahead of him. He is quite active on social media and has a sizable fan base.
Kang’s Major Projects
‘Battlefield Heroes’ (2011), ‘Mourning Grave’ (2014), ‘Empire of Lust’ and ‘Twenty’ (2015), ‘Like for Likes (2016), and ‘Midnight Runners’ (2017) are some of his notable films (2017).
‘My Mom! Super Mom!’, ‘Hometown Over the Hill,’ To the Beautiful You,’ Monster,’ Two Weeks,’ Angel Eyes,’ Missing Noir M,’ and ‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo’ are among his television appearances.
In 2016, he was a cast member on the tvN reality show ‘Youth Over Flowers.’
‘The Celestial Watch’ (2006), ‘Spring Awakening’ (2009), ‘Thrill Me’ (2010), ‘Assassins’ (2012), and ‘Harold and Maude’ (2013) are among his theatre credits (2015).
Achievements & Awards
At the 22nd SBS Drama Awards presentation in 2014, he received the New Star Award for his role in ‘Angle Eyes.’
For his part in the film ‘Twenty,’ he received the Newcomer Award at the 35th Golden Cinematography Awards, as well as Best New Actor at the Korean Film Actors’ Guild Awards, Favourite New Actor at the 15th Korean World Film Festival, and Best New Actor at the 21st China Film Art Awards.
For his role in ‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo,’ he received the CF Star Award at the 8th MTN Broadcast Advertisement Festival and the Excellence Award for Actor in a Fantasy Drama at the SBS Drama Awards in 2016.
Kang’s Personal Experiences
Kang is renowned for being a dedicated worker and a serious professional. He is laid-back and humble in his demeanor. He devotes a great deal of time to his admirers and enjoys meeting new friends.
Lee Ji Eun, better known by her stage as IU, has been linked to him. They collaborated on the film ‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo,’ and were photographed together before his mandatory military service.
He began his 21-month mandatory military duty in the Military Police in September 2017.
Estimated Net worth
Kang Ha-neul is one of the wealthiest TV actors and one of the most popular. Kang Ha-neul’s worth is estimated to be $60 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.
He is an animal lover with a big heart. He is notorious for going out of his way to gratify his followers, even giving them a ride in his automobile.