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Stars born in the year of the rooster

  • Published : Jan 2, 2017 - 16:34
  • Updated : Jan 2, 2017 - 18:44

This year is the year of the rooster, which is one of 12 Chinese zodiac animal signs.

Some Hallyu stars who were born in the year of the rooster -- which comes around every 12 years -- are as follows:


Park Bo-gum (June 16, 1993)

Park’s popularity swept Asia following his role as Prince Lee Young in the KBS drama “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds.”

BTS’ Suga (March 9, 1993)

(Big Hit Entertainment)
Suga, a member of the high-flying K-pop group BTS, was also born in 1993.

EXO’s Kai (Jan. 14, 1994)

(S.M. Entertainment)
Kai of S.M. Entertainment’s hit group EXO was born in 1994, but his zodiac animal sign is still the rooster as he was born before the start of the next lunar year.

IU, or Lee Ji-eun (May 16, 1993)

Singer-actress IU played the lead role in the SBS drama “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” (2016).

Yoo Seung-ho (Aug. 17, 1993)

Yoo played the lead role in the SBS drama, “Remember: War of the Son,” in which he was a genius lawyer who seeks to prove the innocence of his father, who was framed and convicted of a crime.

Seo Kang-jun (Oct. 12, 1993)

(Seo Kang-jun's Instagram)
Seo played the lead role Chae Young-bin in the Korean rendition of “Entourage.”

Girl’s Day’s Minah (May 13, 1993)

(Dream T Entertainment)
Minah was an emcee for the 2016 SBS Drama Awards. She also won an award for her role in the drama “Beautiful Gongshim.”

Song Min-ho (March 30, 1993)

(Song Min-ho's Instagram)
Song of YG Entertainment’s K-pop group Winner first made a name for himself with the song “Fear,” which had also featured Big Bang’s Taeyang.

Kang Seung-yoon (Jan. 21, 1994)

(Kang Seung-yoon's Instagram)
Also a member of Winner, Kang was born in the year of the rooster.

VIXX’s Ravi (Feb. 15, 1993)

(Jellyfish Entertainment)
K-pop group VIXX’s Ravi is set to launch his first solo song “Home Alone,” which will also feature CNBLUE’s Jung Yong-hwa,

Gong Minzy (Jan. 18, 1994)

(Gong Minzy's Instagram)
Gong was formerly a member of the disbanded 2NE1.


Lee Dong-wook (Nov. 6, 1981)

(Lee Dong-wook's Instagram)
Lee currently plays a grim reaper in the tvN drama “Guardian.”

Park Hyo-shin (Aug. 15, 1981)

(Park Hyo-shin's Instagram)
Singer Park is a heartthrob with a great number of fans in Korea and Japan. One of his best-known songs is “Wild Flower.”

Kim Rae-won (March 19, 1981)

(HB Entertainment)
Kim played the male lead next to actress Park Shin-hye in the drama “Doctors” (2016).

Gummy (April 8, 1981)

Singer Gummy, who is in a relationship with actor Jo Jung-suk, is a well-known singer here.

Song Ji-hyo (August 15, 1981)

Actress Song is a member of the popular variety show “Running Man.” It was announced late last year that the program will stop airing this year.

Jo In-sung (July 28, 1981)

Jo stars in the upcoming movie “The King,” which will be released on Jan. 17.

By Lim Jeong-yeo (kaylalim@heraldcorp.com)