20 Most Handsome Korean Actors

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Most Handsome Korean Actors!!

Are you smiling thinking about your favorite Korean guy who secretly rules your heart? Or you guys might already be singing your favorite BTS song with your heart out!

It is a very well-established fact that the Korean entertainment industry is at the height of success at this particular time.

The cast of Boys Over Flowers, the 2009 drama (Source: Pinterest)
The cast of Boys Over Flowers, the 2009 drama (Source: Pinterest)

Since the 2000s, the grasp of audiences on Korean entertainment has been spiking, and it has already exerted its dominance as one of the significant hypes.

To illustrate, the fame of K-dramas, K-pop songs, and K-movies have already reached the pinnacle of global admiration with millions of fans throughout the globe.

Today, the K-pop industry has a global market valuation of almost a billion U.S dollars.

With the Korean entertainment industry becoming a global phenomenon, here in this article, we are talking about those 20 handsome Korean actors who are the apple of millions of eyes. Let’s begin!

Quick Overview

Rank Korean Actors Date of Birth
1. Lee Min-ho June 22, 1987
2. Kim Soo-hyun February 16, 1988
3. Rain June 25, 1982
4. Lee Seung-gi January 13, 1987
5. Jang Keun-suk September 26, 1987
6. Hyun Bin September 25, 1982
7. Lee Jong-suk September 14, 1989
8. Won Bin November 10, 1977
9. Song Joong-ki September 19, 1985
10. Ahn Jae-hyun July 1, 1987
11. Park Hyung-sik November 16, 1991
12. Park Seo-joon December 16, 1988
13. Gong Yoo July 10, 1979
14. Park Hae-jin May 1, 1983
15. Cha Eun-woo March 30, 1997
16. Ju Ji-hoon May 16, 1982
17. Lee Joon-gi April 17, 1982
18. Ji Chang-wook July 5, 1987
19. Park Bo-gum June 16, 1993
20. Nam Joo-hyuk February 22, 1994

Most Handsome Korean Actors

Obviously, there is a personal preference of everyone, and you can choose your very favorite Korean actor. We have created this list on the basis of their popularity, fan base, and the awards these actors have received.

#20. Nam Joo-hyuk

On number 20, we have placed Nam Joo-hyuk, the famous model and actor from South Korea who is currently 28 years old.

Before coming to the mainstream film, he worked in a bunch of music videos and also was a model.

Nam Joo-hyuk
Nam Joo-hyuk (Source: MyDramaList)

In 2014, he appeared in The Idle Mermaid, his acting debut, and finally, in 2015, he gained popularity after starring in Who Are You?: School 2015.

Some of his other works include Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016) and Cheese in the Trap (2016).

#19. Park Bo-gum

You might know him from the 2015’s movies like Hello Monster, A Coin Locker Girl, and Reply 1988!

Our next handsome actor is Park Bo-gum.

He has a major female following (Globally!), and these fans count him as one of the most gorgeous Korean actors!

Park Bo-gum
Park Bo-gum (Source: Wikipedia)

Park started his acting career at the age of nine years, and with time, he has given many iconic hits.

Aside from acting, this young actor has also worked with some big companies like LLang, Montbell, Lotte World, and Nongshim Noodles.

Did you know this? In 2018, Forbes named Park Bo-gum one of the top 10 “Korean Power Celebrities.”

#18. Ji Chang-wook

Born in Anyang, Ji Chang-wook is a South Korean actor and singer who is well-appreciated for his natural appearance.

Ji began his career by performing in a musical theatre and gradually shifted to television roles. Some of his noteworthy works include The K2 (2016), The Bros (2017), Healer (2014), and Empress Ki (2016).

Ji Chang-wook
Ji Chang-wook (Source: AsianWiki)

Similarly, he has sung for a few of the dramas he starred in. The handsome actor has won several accolades, including “Best Actor” and “Best Dressed Actor.”

Furthermore, Ji has endorsed tons of global brands companies such as Calvin Klein, OB Beer, AMH, VitaSense, and many more.

#17. Lee Joon-gi

The South Korean actor Lee Joon-gi rose to prominence after his superb performance in the 2005’s drama The King and the Clown.

Uniformly, Lee Joon-gi is appreciated for his role in the 2005’s romantic comedy My Girl.

Lee Joon-gi
Lee Joon-gi (Source: Scriling)

Some of his other popular shows include Gunman in Joseon (2014), Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), and Arang and the Magistrate (2012).

He made his modeling debut in 2001. In addition to being a terrific actor, he is also a singer and dancer.

#16. Ju Ji-hoon

You might be familiar with the 2006’s famous drama “Princess Hours.” Yes, we are talking about Ju Ji-hoon, the handsome and talented actor from South Korea who gave his first notable role in that movie.

Ju has amassed several honors, including “Best Male Model” and “Most Stylish Male Model.” In the same way, the actor has collaborated with some of the significant International brands such as Levi’s and Calvin Klein.

Ju Ji-hoon
Ju Ji-hoon (Source: MyDramaList)

Born in Seoul, Ju Ji Hoon has shown commendable acting in movies and shows like Antique, Mask, Dark Figure of Crime, The Devil, Kingdom, and others.

Nevertheless, in June 2009, the actor was sentenced to six months in prison for the use of ketamine.

He was suspended for a year and completed a community service of 120 hours along with paying a fine of 360,000 won.

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#15. Cha Eun-woo

Known by the stage name Cha Eun-woo, Lee Dong-min was born on March 30, 1997. Cha is a singer, actor, and model who made his acting debut with a small role in the film “My Brilliant Life.”

However, it was not until his portrayal of Do Kyung-seok in Gangnam Beauty (2018 TV drama) that he rose him to prominence.

Cha Eun Woo (Source: Peakpx)
Cha Eun Woo (Source: Peakpx)

Furthermore, he is also known for starring in the show Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryug.

Cha Eun-woo models for the Fantagio label, and he is also one of the band members of the Astro boy band.

#14. Park Hae-jin

Park Hae-jin is another handsome Korean actor on our list who started his acting career with the KBS weekend drama Famous Chil Princesses (2006).

He starred in the 2016 Korean Drama “Cheese in the Trap,” which garnered over 1.9 billion views and became a smash hit in China.

Park Hae-Jin
Park Hae-jin (Source: MyDramaList)

Some of his other noteworthy performances include dramas such as Man to Man (2017), Bad Guys (2014), Kkondae Intern (2020), and so on.

Did you know he is an avid shoe collector and owns around 1,800 pairs. Yep, you heard right, and most of these are sneakers!

#13. Gong Yoo

Gong Yoo is the stage name of the South Korean actor Gong Ji-Cheol who is also recognized as an international Hallyu star.

Rising to fame from the role in Coffee Prince, Gong is among the few selected ones from South Korea to work for brands like Louis Vuitton, Mind Bridge, and Chanel.

Gong Yoo
Gong-Yoo (Source: Soompi)

Some of his best work includes “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God,” “Train to Busan,” and “Silenced.” And not to forget the 2021’s superhit drama series Squid Game.

For all the brilliant acting he has delivered, Gong has received awards Like “The Best Model Award” and “Model of the Year.”

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#12. Park Seo-joon

Another handsome Korean actor on our list is Park Seo-joon, who was born Park Yong Kyu in December 1988.

The Seoul-born actor has been established as a fashion icon along with acting in plenty of movies and shows like What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018), Fight for My Way (2017), The Divine Fury (2015), etc.

Park Seo-joon
Park Seo-joon (Source: IMDb)

Now, what’s even bigger than the aforementioned details is that Park Seo-joon was one of the cast members of the Academy Award-winning movie Parasite (2019).

Starting with a music video in 2011, today, Park is the face of well-reputed companies like Montblanc and SK Magic.

#11. Park Hyung Sik

Park Hyung-sik is a stage actor, singer, and dancer from Yongin. Along with starring in Korean motion pictures, he has also performed in the theater.

Moreover, he is a band member of the Korean gig, ZE: A and ZE: A FIVE. Park has also released a bunch of singles under his own name.

Park Hyung Sik
Park Hyung-sik (Source: Pinterest)

Some of his defining works include dramas such as Strong Girl Bong-soon (2017), Suits (2018), Heirs (2013), Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016), and others.

In a similar manner, Hyung Sik is a recipient of several accolades, both domestic and international. He has been awarded the titles like “Best New Actor” and “Male Excellence Award in a Variety Show.”

#10. Ahn Jae-hyun

We have Agn Jae-hyun on number ten, who is a renowned model and actor from South Korea.

His first prominent role was in the 2011’s TV show Lee Soo Geun and Kim Byung Man’s High Society. In this comedy-drama, he appeared as a “handsome delivery man.”

Likewise, in 2013, he played a supporting role in the superhit Korean drama My Love From The Star, after which the fame of Ahn Jae-hyun skyrocketed.

Most Handsome Korean Actors- Ahn Jae-hyun
Ahn Jae-hyun (Source: MyDramaList)

In the following years, he delivered several appreciable roles in the movies and shows like Cinderella with Four Knights (2016), The Beauty Inside (2018), You’re All Surrounded (2014), and many others.

Ahn has also made his appearance in numerous music videos and worked as a fashion model for several magazines, commercials, and runway shows.

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#09. Song Joong-ki

Born in September 1985, Song Joong-ki is another South Korean on our list of handsome actors. The actor rose to fame after appearing in the 2010 drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal.

Similarly, some of his other notable works include Descendants of the Sun (2016), A Werewolf Boy (2012), and Arthdal Chronicles (2019).

In addition, he is one of the highest-paid actors and entertainers in South Korea who, at the same time, is brilliant in skating.

Most Handsome Korean Actors- Song Joong-ki
Song Joong-ki (Source: MyDramaList)

Before coming to the acting field, Song represented his hometown with his skill in high-speed skating. Later, he dropped out of the sport after an accident.

The popular actor has also worked as a brand ambassador and model for different organizations and companies. For instance, he was a face for Forencos, which is an environmentally friendly beauty product company.

#08. Won Bin

The South Korean actor Won Bin sore high after appearing in the TV show Autumn in My Heart (2000).

It was 1997 when he made his screen debut as a supporting actor in the film Propose. The following year, he appeared in the movie Ready Go!, which helped him to polish his skills. Furthermore, he joined an institute to study acting.

Most Handsome Korean Actors- Won Bin (Source: allkpop)
Won Bin (Source: allkpop)

After showing his talent in the 1999 drama Kwangi, he established himself as a prominent actor.

Gradually, he received much praise for his work in the films like Mother (2009), The Man from Nowhere (2010), and Taegukgi (2004).

#07. Lee Jong-suk

Starting with a runway in 2005, Lee Jong-suk sure has come a long way to be identified as one of the talented and most good-looking actors in South Korea.

He is widely treasured for his acting in the movies I Can Hear Your Voice, Doctor Stranger, and School.

Most Handsome Korean Actors- Lee Jong Suk (Source: Wikipedia)
Lee Jong Suk (Source: Wikipedia)

In 2005 when he made his debut, he was the youngest male model taking part in Seoul Fashion Week.

At the same time, he is also a humanitarian. In detail, the actor is an ambassador for the “Good Library Project,” a project initiated for blind people by Standard Chartered Bank.

Likewise, he has endorsed “Save The Children Korea,” the international NGO ensuring the healthy lives of children.

#06. Hyun Bin

The very handsome man with multiple awards, Hyun Bin, is a globally famous Korean actor most widely known for his role in the 2019’s Korean drama Crash Landing on You.

His excellent acting delivery in the films/shows like Secret Garden (2010), Confidential Assignment (2017), Rampant (2018), and Memories of the Alhambra (2018) has made him one of the highest-paid actors.

Most Handsome Korean Actors- Hyun Bin
Hyun Bin (Source: South China Morning Post)

He has been honored with SBS Drama Awards (2010) and the 47th Baeksang Arts Award.

Not only in movies and dramas, but Hyun has also proved himself in the modeling arena. To detail, he has worked for some big names like Omega and Bench.

#05. Jang Keun-suk

Jang Keun-suk is a South Korean actor and singer who began appearing in the entertainment world at the age of five.

Then-child model Jang Keun-suk today is one of the most handsome Korean actors and, thus, fifth on our list.

Most Handsome Korean Actors- Jang Keun-suk
Jang Keun-suk (Source: AsianWiki)

Talking about his prolific work, he is very appreciated for portraying the role of Hwang Tae Kyung in Your’re Beautiful (2009).

Moreover, his other best works include Mary Stayed Out All Night, Love Rain, Beethoven Virus, and Switch.

If you are wondering how this gorgeous man started from so early (Just five years old), it was the realtor of Jang’s parents who noticed his potential and persuaded them.

#04. Lee Seung-gi

Lee Seung-gi is a South Korean entertainer. He is a singer, actor, and show host. The actor has hosted several talk shows and is also a versatile commercial model.

Along with being charming and famous, he has given several hit songs, including “Because You’re My Woman,” “The Ordinary Man,” and “Return.”

Most Handsome Korean Actors- Lee Seung Gi (Source: Kpop Profiles)
Lee Seung-gi (Source: Kpop Profiles)

Furthermore, Lee is also a celebrity endorser for several reputed brands and has a very pleasant persona in his nation.

While achieving these many wins in the entertainment sector, Lee Seung-gi has a good academic profile as well.

He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in International Trade and Commerce. Similarly, he completed his Master’s Degree in a similar field.

#03. Rain

Rain is the stage name for the South Korean actor/singer/dancer Jung Ji-hoon.

The talented actor is very popular for his singing talent and the fact he is a composer and a record producer.

Rain has already produced seven studio albums (six Korean and one Japanese) to date.

Most Handsome Korean Actors- Rain (Source: AsianWiki)
Rain (Source: AsianWiki)

He is the first Korean to earn an MTV Award. Moreover, his musical career spans a slew of international tours.

He is equally gifted in the acting section as the actor has won honors like KBS Excellence in Acting Award and KBS Best New Actor Award.

To illustrate, his Korean debut in 2006- I’m Cyborg, But That’s OK, garnered the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.

#02. Kim Soo-hyun

Kim Soo-hyun, the guy who made his debut in a family sitcom named Kimchi Cheese Smile (2007), is one of the sought-after Korean actors.

Not only that, but he starred in the critically acclaimed youth drama Jungle Fish (2008). Similarly, he is widely known for acting in Dream High, My Love from the Stars, The Thieves, Moon Embracing the Sun, etc.

Most Handsome Korean Actors- Kim Soo Hyun (Source: SieteNotas)
Kim Soo Hyun (Source: SieteNotas)

You might find this inspiring- Kim dedicated his three months at JYP Entertainment so he could pull off his role in Idols. Reportedly, he lived in the same dormitory as the other trainees.

The actor is the recipient of some big titles such as the Baeksang Arts Awards, Blue Dragon Film Awards, Grand Bell Awards, and many more.

He is one of the highest-paid Korean actors in today’s date and formerly appeared on Forbes Korea’s Power Celebrity list.

#01. Lee Min-ho

On number one, we have the very popular Korean actor Lee Min-ho. The man born in 1987 is also a singer and model, along with being an actor.

Lee began his acting career with smaller roles when he was in high school. He is widely known for acting in Boys Over Flowers, the 2009 series where he played the role of Gu Jun-pyo.

To add further, Boys Over Flowers was a Korean remake of the famous Japanese TV drama Hana Yori Dango. After this very role, Lee Min-ho rose to prominence, which made him extremely well-received throughout Asia.

Most Handsome Korean Actors- Lee Min Ho
Lee Min-ho (Source: Quick Telecast)

Likewise, some other famous works from him are The King: Eternal Monarch (2020), Legend of the Blue Sea (2016), City Hunter (2011), Personal Taste (2010), and so on.

Furthermore, he received his first lead role in the movie “Gangnam Blues.”

Talking about his modeling achievements, Lee has worked for several Korean and international brands, including Louis Vuitton, BENCH, Etude House, and many more.

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