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Kang So-ra is a well-known South Korean model and actress who has appeared in a number of TV shows and movies. Her career began with appearances in various artists’ music videos and a role in the film ‘4th Period Mystery.’ She broke through with her award-winning performance in the film ‘Sunny,’ in which she plays an adolescent youth, after a few minor roles on Korean television. ‘Brave,’ ‘My Paparotti,’ and ‘Uhm Bok-dong’ are among her other successful films. She has also appeared in the television series ‘The Women of Our Home,’ ‘Dream High 2’, ‘Ugly Alert,’ and ‘Warm and Cozy,’ among others. Kang has hosted the MBC Music Festival and the 31st Golden Disc Awards, as well as appearing on the reality show “We Got Married.” She has won numerous awards, including the 20th Crystal Film Awards’ Best New Actress Award, the 48th Paeksang Arts Awards’ Most Popular Actress Award, and the 9th Asian Model Festival Awards’ Popular Star Award. She is a brand ambassador for Dongguk University and has worked on a number of successful advertising campaigns for well-known brands. She has a large fan base on social media and has made her relationship with actor Hyun Bin, whom she has been dating for the past year, public. She is now one of South Korea’s most successful actresses, with a net worth of $ 2.7 million.

Childhood and Adolescence

Kang So-ra was born on February 18, 1990, in Seoul’s Gangdong District. She had a passion for music and dancing since she was a child and aspired to be an actress when she grew up.

She earned a degree in Theatre and Film from Dongguk University in South Korea after graduating from high school.

She began appearing in music videos for artists such as Halla Man, PK Heman, JK Kyung-min, and Hong Kyung-min while at university.

She also appeared on the cover of PK Heman’s album ‘Gloria,’ and was involved in the university’s cultural activities.

She made her acting debut in the Korean horror film ‘4th Period Mystery’ in 2009, which gave her a taste of the industry.

Lee Sang-youn, who was impressed by her acting abilities, directed the film. Her role as Ji-hyo in the short film ‘Kwang-Basic tae’s Story’ followed closely behind.

Career of Kang

She became a full-time television artist in 2010, appearing as herself in seasons 7 and 8 of the drama ‘Rude Miss Young-ae.’ She also had a minor role in the SBS network’s love triangle serial “Dr Champ.” Her performances were well-received on social media, and she was recognized in the film and television industry.

Kang So-ra first rose to prominence in 2011 when she landed a role in the super hit comedy drama film ‘Sunny,’ about a middle-aged woman who tries to reunite her high school friends after 30 years. Kang plays Ha Chun-hwa in her adolescence in the film, which alternates between the past and the present.

She was the perfect age for the part and did an excellent job portraying the character in the script. The following year, she did the voice for the Korean dubbing of the American 3D computer animated fantasy film ‘Brave.’

She went on to star in prime time television serials such as the musical ‘Dream High 2’ and the family drama ‘Ugly Alert,’ both of which aired on KBS2 and SBS in 2013. In the same year, she appeared in the films ‘My Paparotti’ and ‘Cheer Up, Mr Lee,’ in which she played herself in a cameo role.

She quickly rose to fame after appearing on the third season of the reality show ‘We Got Married,’ in which she was paired with Leeteuk from the K-pop group ‘Super Junior.’ She also appeared in the serials ‘Strong Heart’ and ‘Top Gear Korea’ as a guest star.

Her performance in ‘We Got Married’ impressed the CEO of the MBC network, who invited her to be the MC for the MBC Music Festival in 2011 and the MBC Entertainment Awards in 2012. She also hosted the 31st Golden Disc Awards on tvN as the MC.

Her popularity soared in 2014, thanks to her roles in the hit Korean dramas ‘Doctor Stranger’ and ‘Misaeng,’ which were broadcast in South Korea, Japan, and China. She appeared in the romantic comedy ‘Warm and Cozy’ and the legal drama ‘My Lawyer, Mr Jo’ the following year.

Her most recent films include the true life biographical film about famous South Korean cyclist Uhm Bok-dong and the romantic comedy ‘Revolutionary Love,’ which she co-stars in with Choi Si-won on tvN.

In 2017, she also appeared in Suho ft and Song Young-music joo’s video “Curtain.”

Major Projects of Kang

‘4th Period Mystery’ (2009), ‘Sunny’ (2011), ‘Brave’ (2012), ‘My Paparotti’ (2013), and ‘Uhm Bok-dong’ (2014) are some of her films (2017).

Dr Champ (2010), ‘The Women of Our Home’ (2011), ‘Dream High 2’ (2012), ‘Ugly Alert’ (2013), ‘Doctor Stranger’ (2014), ‘Warm and Cozy’ (2015), and ‘My Lawyer, Mr Jo’ (2016) are some of her television appearances (2016).

She hosted the MBC Music Festival in 2011, the MBC Entertainment Awards in 2012, and the 31st Golden Disc Awards in 2013. (2017).

Kang was a cast member on the reality shows ‘We Got Married’ (2011–2012) and ‘My Soul’s Table’ (2012–2013). (2013).

She has appeared in a number of music videos, including Halla Man’s ‘This Good Day,’ Hong Kyung-‘Happy min’s Me,’ and Huh Gak’s ‘I Told You I Wanna Die.’

Achievements & Awards

She was named Hot Movie Star at the 5th Mnet 20’s Choice Awards, Best New Actress at the 20th Crystal Film Awards, Content of the Year in Film at the 4th Syile Icon Awards, and Most Popular Actress at the 48th Paeksang Arts Awards for her performance in the film “Sunny.”

Her performance in ‘We Got Married’ earned her the Popularity Award (Variety Show) at the 12th MBC Entertainment Awards.

She won the New Star Award for her role in the film ‘Ugly Alert’ at the 21st SBS Drama Awards. She won the Excellence Award (Actress in a Miniseries) at the 7th Korean Drama Awards for her performance in “Doctor Stranger.” She also won the 34th MBC Drama Awards’ Excellence Award (Actress in a Miniseries) for her role in ‘Warm and Cozy.’

In 2014, she won the Popular Star Award at the 9th Asian Model Festival Awards, the Asia New Star Award at the Miss Asia Pacific World Super Talent Awards, and the 7th Herald Donga Lifestyle Awards’ Best Style of the Year.

At the Korean Advertisers Association Awards in 2015, she was named Best Model.

Personal Experiences of Kang

She has been in a long-term relationship with actor Hyun Bin, about which they have both spoken publicly.

Estimated Net Worth

Kang So-ra is one of the wealthiest movie actresses and one of the most well-known. Kang So-net ra’s worth is estimated to be $2.7 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.

Trivia

With celebrities Park Min-young and Son Na-eun, she is the brand ambassador for Dongguk University.
She learned fluent English by watching videos as a child. For her role in ‘Misaeng,’ she also learned a little Russian.