Kim Min Kyu, known for his chiseled looks, cute dimples, and acting talents (of course! ), is on our list of rising Korean stars to watch in 2022. The 27-year-old actor, who was born on Christmas Day, made his acting debut in the 2013 K-drama Monster. He rose to prominence in 2017 after wowing audiences with his singing on the variety show I Can See Your Voice. Following that, he participated in a string of films and television shows, culminating in his first main role as King Yi Kyung in the historical drama Queen: Love And War. In his most recent film, Business Proposal, he portrays the mild-mannered chief secretary Cha Sung Hoon. Fans can’t get enough of his onscreen puppy-like sweetness, which continues to garner a lot of attention online. Here are seven of our favorite recommendations for you to add to your watchlist!
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Kim Min Kyu dramas
Who else is involved: Shin Sung Rok, Ha Jae Sook, Go Won Hee, and Cha Ye Ryun .
When she discovers that her husband is having an affair, middle-aged woman Min Jae Hee (Ha Jae Sook) vows to put a stop to her wretched life. She receives a mystery perfume that transforms her into her pre-marriage and pre-plus fat self (Go Won Hee) before she completes her suicide attempt. She enjoys her newly discovered youth by pursuing her longstanding ambition of becoming a model. Seo Yi Do (Shin Sung Rok) notices her success as a model, and before she realizes it, she’s involved in a love triangle with him and top celebrity Yoon Min Seok (Kim Min Kyu). The drama immerses viewers in the Korean fashion industry and demonstrates how inner beauty radiates brightly.
Queen: Love And War (2019)
Other cast members include Jin Se Yeon, Dong Sang Woo, and Lee Yul Yum.
Kang Eun Bo (Jin Se Yeon) promises to become queen of the Joseon Dynasty in order to find her twin sister’s killer. Eun Bo enters the selection process disguised as a new name and becomes embroiled in a royal mystery as she competes against other suitable ladies who want to be queen. Will our street-smart heroine win King Yi Kyung’s (Kim Min Kyu’s) heart and revenge her sister’s death? This historical drama contains palace politics, fantasy aspects such as reincarnation, and just the proper amount of kilig moments to keep you on the edge of your seat!
Backstreet Rookie (2020)
Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung are also in it.
Based on a well-known webtoon Convenience Store Saet Byul, Backstreet Rookie is a funny feel-good drama about Choi Dae Hyun (Ji Chang Wook), a handsome (but extremely awkward) convenience store owner, and how his world practically changes when he employs wild and unpredictable part-timer Jung Saet Byul (Kim Yoo Jung). Dae Hyun is completely unaware that Saet Byul has had a crush on him since they first met, despite the fact that they crossed paths a few years ago! Keep an eye out for Kim Min Kyu’s special cameo as Kang Ji Wook, Saet Byul’s elementary school pal!
Other cast members include Jung Hae In, Jisoo from BLACKPINK, Yoo In Na, Jang Seung Jo, and Kim Hye Yoon.
Snowdrop, a spy action drama set in Seoul in 1987, revolves around the romance of Im Su Ho (Jung Hae In), a mysterious Korean-German economics student who crashes into a university women’s dorm wounded and on the run, and Eun Young Ro (BLACKPINK’s Jisoo), an English major in her freshman year who takes him in and nurses him back to health. Kim Min Kyu portrays Joo Gyeok Chan, a tough North Korean military soldier turned spy who has a sympathetic spot for his compatriots.
Business Proposal (2022)
Other cast members include Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Sejeong, and Seol In Ah.
The love triangle in this drama begins when heiress Jin Young Seo (Seol In Ah) invites her BFF, Shin Ha Ri (Kim Sejeong), to go on a blind date with chaebol CEO Kang Tae Mu using her identity in the hopes of “getting rejected,” so she can avoid an arranged marriage engineered by her father. Things go awry when Tae Mu falls for Ha Ri (who discovers he is the CEO of the company she works for!). When Cha Sung Hoon (Kim Min Kyu), Tae Mu’s chief secretary, comes encounters with the genuine Young Seo and finally falls for her, it is revealed that Ha Ri is the phony Young Seo.
Films starring Kim Min Kyu
Other cast members include Kim Seung Woo, Kim Jung Tae, VIXX’s Hyuk, and Shin Kang Woo.
Kim Seung Joo, CEO, and Kim Jung Tae, homicide detective, had known one other for many years. A gang of high school students robs both of them. Seung Joo misplaces his phone, while Jung Tae misplaces his gun. Join them in a high-speed chase to reclaim their possessions from the fearless delinquents.
The Battle Of Jangsari (2019)
Other cast members include Kim Myung Min, Minho from SHINee, and Megan Fox.
The action has begun. The Battle of Jangsari is based on the true story of 772 student soldiers who took part in a diversion mission at Jangsari beach during the Korean War, which was critical to Korea’s triumph in the Battle of Incheon. Kim Myung Min stars as guerrilla task force commander Lee Myung Joon, SHINee’s Minho as student soldier squad commander Choi Sung Pil, and Megan Fox as journalist and war correspondent Marguerite Higgins. Kim Min Kyu plays Choi Sung Pil’s cousin Choi Jae Pil in a supporting role.
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