Song Joong-ki was born on 19th September 1985 and is a very well-known Korean actor from Secheon dong, Daejeon in South Korea. Joong Ki rose to fame when he played his role as a major cast member in Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010), a historical coming-of-age Korean television drama. His name in his native language is written as 송중기 in Hangul script.
Early Life and Career
Joong Ki was born as the second child and had 2 siblings. He was raised in a rural area outside of Daejeon. Joong Ki used to be a keen speed skater during his school days. He represented his hometown i.e. Daejeon at the national level in speed skating and was even shown as a national level speed skater in a Tv series known as Triple.
In the first year of high school due to an unfortunate accident and injuries, he had to give up on continuing speed skating. He was an excellent student. He outranked his classmates and scored a total of 380 out of 400 marks in the national college entrance exam. As a result, he got the opportunity to enroll at Sungkyunkwan University.
He got scouted by talent scouts during the time of taking college entrance exams in Seoul. He could not take the decision to enter the entertainment industry immediately since his father initially did not permit him to become an actor and he himself was skeptical in terms of his career path as well. When he decided to enter the entertainment industry on a full-time basis, he decided to continue studying on a part-time basis when he was a third-year student in his university. He graduated from Sungkyunkwan University with a Business Administration degree.
Joong Ki made his first appearance on a television show at KBZ’s quiz Korea as a contestant. He substituted for a sunbae (senior) who fell ill prior to the commencement of the event. When Joong Ki won second place in this event, he gained significant attention. After this, he even became the university magazine’s model for the cover page.
He rose to fame and popularity after working in the coming of age historical drama show SungKyunkwan Scandal. He also became popular after playing his role as a cast member in Running Man (2010 to 2011) a variety Korean television show. He has till now played a variety of different kinds of roles in many popular Korean films and television shows such as Descendants of the Sun in 2016, A Werewolf Boy; a 2012 film, Innocent Man in 2012, The Battleship Island; a 2017 film, Arthdal Chronicles in 2019, Space Sweepers, a 2021 film and Vincenzo in 2021.
Joong Ki in the year 2012 as well as in 2017 was Gallup Korea’s Television Actor. His name was also listed in the 2013 Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list and he ranked 7th in the same. In the year 2017, he ranked as the 2nd most popular celebrity in the 2017 Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list. He got recognized as a top Hallyu star because of his successful works with international teams.
Family and Personal Life
Song Joong Ki spent his childhood with his parents and his two siblings, Song Seul Ki and Song Seung Ki. He had been in a relationship with his girlfriend Song Hye Kyo for a long time and decided to get married in the year 2017. They met each other when they were both a part of the cast and crew of the 2016 television series Descendants of the Sun. Song Hye Kyo was the co-actor of the series.
The couple announced that they were engaged on July 5, 2017, through their respective agencies. They got married on October 31st, 2017.
The marriage was held as a private ceremony in Seoul at Hotel Shilla. The couple wanted to stay away from unwanted media attention and coverage.
The couple is rumored to welcome their first child since they have been married for many years now. The couple did not deny or confirm any speculations and rumors about Song Hye Kyo’s pregnancy.
Song Joong Ki is currently 35 years old as of the year 2021. In terms of height, Soong is 6 feet 0 inches and in terms of weight, he weighs 70 kilograms. His shoe size according to UK Standards is 8 UK. His hair color, as well as eye color, is black.
|Date of Birth||September 19, 1985|
|Place Of Birth||Secheon-dong, Daejeon, South Korea|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches|
|Family||Father: Song Yong-gak|
Mother: Not Known
Brother(s): Song Seung-ki
Sister(s): Song Seul-ki
|Wife/Husband||Song Hye-Kyo (m. 2017–2019)|
|College||Chung-Ang University, Sungkyunkwan University|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||5 Million USD (Approx)|
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