Suho, whose real name is Kim Jun-Myeon, is a renowned singer, songwriter, and actor from South Korea. His name does not sound new as he has been gracing the television screens as a musician or an actor for several years. Suho is the leader and lead vocalist of the South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO and its sub-unit Exo-K.
Suho rose to fame when he joined the EXO band. Together with the group, they have released several albums and extended plays. Apart from music, Suho has also featured in several movies, and television shows such as Middle School Girl A (2018), Rich Man (2018), and How Are U Bread (2020).
- Full names: Kim Jun-Myeon
- Suho birthday: May 22, 1991
- Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea
- Suho age: 29 years
- Gender: Male
- Marital status: Single
- Nationality: South Korean
- Suho height: 5 feet 8 inches
- Suho Instagram: @kimjuncotton
- Profession: Singer, songwriter, actor
Suho was born on May 22, 1991 in Seoul, South Korea. The name of his father is Kim Yong-Ha, while that of his mother is Choi Tae-Ryeon. He is the second born in the family, and he has an elder brother. The age gap between the two is four years. During elementary school, he was appointed as the class president.
For his high school education, he enrolled at the prestigious Whimoon High School, where he excelled academically. He was appointed the vice president of the student body when he was in high school. In 2009, he proceeded to Korea National University of Arts to pursue a major in Acting.
However, he withdrew from the program before completion because of his busy schedule with the EXO band. He joined the Kyung Hee Cyber University, where he pursued a major in Arts Department of Business Administration together with two EXO group members, Baekyun and Chanyeol.
Suho dreamed of becoming a professional singer while he was still in elementary school. His professional music career started when he attained the age of 16 years. The SM casting manager discovered him on the streets, and he became a trainee through SM Entertainment's Casting System. On February 15, 2012 he was introduced as the 10th member of the EXO band, and this marked the beginning of Suho EXO career. Together with the band, they have released several EPs and albums that have topped the charts in Korea, Japan, China, the USA, and so on.
Over the course of his music career, Suho has collaborated with other musicians. Here is a list of Suho songs that have featured other artists:
- Saving Santa (2013) featuring Jung Eun-Ji
- My Hero (2016) featuring Leeteuk, Kassy, and Jo Young-soo
- Beautiful Accident (2016) featuring EXO's Chen
- Starlight (2017) featuring Remi
- Curtain (2017) featuring Song Young-Joo
- Do You Have A Moment (2018) featuring Jang Jae-in
Suho debuted his career as a professional actor when he was cast to play a cameo role in the 2007 movie, Attack on the Pin-Up Boys. Since then, he has starred in several other films.
Here is a list of films that Suho has appeared in:
- Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (2007)
- Saving Santa (2013) as Bernard
- One Way Trip (2016) as Sang-woo
- Middle School Girl A (2018) as Hyun Jae Hee
- The Present (2019) as Ha Neul
Here is a list of television shows that he has appeared in:
- To the Beautiful You (2012)
- Prime Minister & I (2014)
- Inkigayo (2014)
- Exo Next Door (2015)
- Fluttering India (2015)
- The Universe's Star (2017)
- Korea From Above (2017)
- Rich Man (2018)
- How Are U Bread (2020)
Awards and nominations
As a part of the band EXO, Suho has won multiple awards. These include:
- The Asia Artist Daesang Award (Singer) in 2016.
- Mnet Asian Music Award (Best Asian Style Award) in 2016.
- Japan Gold Disc Award for New Artist of the Year in 2018.
Recently, Suho took to his Instagram page to announce that he was enlisting into the South Korean military as a public service officer in May. The news of his enlistment left the fans heartbroken. In a handwritten letter addressed to his fans, he said:
Hello, EXO-L. It's Suho. I'm writing today because I wanted to tell you something. I will be enlisting on May 14 to fulfill my duties. "I think I'll miss EXO-L a lot during the time. I hope EXO-L will always stay healthy. I thank you and love you. WE ARE ONE, EXO. Let's Love.
On May 14, Suho enlisted at the Nonsan Army Training Center in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. He is not the first member of the group to enlist in the army. Xiumin and D.O both enlisted in the military in 2019. He is expected to undergo four weeks of basic training before being assigned to work as a public service worker.
How much is Suho net worth?
Suho is known to be the wealthiest member of the EXO group. His net worth is estimated at $8 million. Music and acting are the primary sources of income.
Does Suho have a girlfriend? Who is he dating in 2020? If you are Suho's fan, you must be curious to know if he is dating someone this year. Well, he is currently dating Irene from the Red Velvet. The two have been together for some time now and have been spotted together in public places.
Suho shocked his fans when he took off his shirt after one of the concerts to show off the new tattoo. He had tattooed the names of all the members of EXO band on his back from the oldest to the youngest. The names follow each other in this order: Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Chen, DO, Kai, and Sehun, He also tattooed the name of EXO's fandom, EXO Ls. You can check out Suho photos with the tattoos on his Instagram page.
Suho has built a legacy for himself in the South Korean entertainment industry. His presence in the entertainment industry will be greatly missed now that he must fulfill the compulsory military service. The future is bright for the multi-talented artist. Fans are hopeful that he will continue to grace the television screens when he is discharged from the military service.