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Top Leading Korean Actors
to Fall Inlove With


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People nowadays, especially the gen z and younger millennials, have their definition of "rest days" at home. Some people like spending it with the family by cooking new delicious recipes, playing board games with kids or watching Korean dramas and series at home.

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Many would agree, that there's a sense of excitement you get from watching the romantic scenes in the movies. Sometimes, because you get so busy at work, you miss out on a lot of things like going out, having fun, and getting your own love story to get started to feel the kilig.


The extraordinary feeling you get from watching movies and series- like K-drama for one, is one factor why you love falling in love but not really- confusing.


Korean drama has unique script plays, plot twists, and a sensible official soundtrack (OST) that stirs several emotions that cuts deep into the bones. Their stories have their undeniably unpredictable turns, giving every fanatic a roller-coaster ride and clouded thoughts of what's next for the leading stars. 


K-drama is a full of surprises; their equally interesting actresses and actors playing the roles are leveling it all up, too. Perhaps, what makes all K-drama fanatics go crazier about K- series, and movies, are the actors playing the lead roles. We have watched them on screen, admired their acting skills, fell in love with their characters- probably this time, with their personality too.


If you are new to K-drama and just started getting to know more series and movies, and Oppas, keep reading.  The following is a list of the heartthrobs and heartbreakers of famous Korean dramas of all time. Get to know more about them, their projects, and some fun facts about them.


1. Lee Min Ho


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Everyone in the Philippines must have encountered or seen somewhere the name and face of Lee Min Ho. This talented and handsome actor and model is almost in every billboard stand in the country. His popularity started on his breakthrough K-drama, Boys over Flower, in which he starred with Ku Hye-sun, Kim Hyun-Joong, Kim Bum, Kim Joon, and Kim So-Eun. From then on, Filipino fans have supported and loved his other projects like Personal Taste, City Hunter, The Heirs, Line Romance, Gangnam Blues, Bounty Hunters, Legend of the Blue Sea, and The King: Eternal Monarch.


Did you know?

Lee Min Ho doesn't just act and model? He is also a singer!  He released three albums, such as My Everything, Song for You, and the Japanese version of My Everything. He has five single namely: Extreme feat. Jessica H.O in 2009, My Everything Boys Over Flowers OST (F4 Special Edition), Painful Love (아픈 사랑), The Heirs OST Part 9, Thank You (고마워요)2015, and Japanese Version of Thank You(サンキュー) and The Day (ザ・デイ). There's so much of him to love- including his soothing and emotional voice!


First Name: Min Ho

Family Name: Lee

Born: June 22, 1987

Age: 34


2. Song Joong-ki


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Most commonly known now for his character as Big Boss of South Korea from the K-drama, Descendants of the Sun, which he starred together with his co-star and now ex-wife, Song Hye-kyu. Song Joong Ki has charms that could sweep you off your feet. He has starred in several series and movies that showed his excellence in acting. The well-loved movies and dramas are Penny Pinchers, The Battleship Island, A Werewolf Boy, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and Innocent Man.


Did you know?

Joong Ki's father initially didn't support his decision to join the entertainment industry. He attended and finished a degree in Business Administration (minor in broadcasting) in 2012. Besides this accomplishment, Joong Ki is a smart lad; he got into the Sungkyunkwan University with an admission test score of 380 points out of 400. He is a true man of excellence- he is more than just a pretty face!


First Name: Joong Ki

Family Name: Song

Born: September 19, 1985

Age: 35



3. Park Seo-Joon


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A versatile actor, Park Seo Joon can be anyone in various K-drama, movies, and series. He is a very dedicated actor, putting all his talents to the right places and perfectly playing diverse roles. He masters several characters, such as a childish cute lad, an arrogant and harsh CEO of a big company, and even a tough MMA fighter. He can do comedy, romance, drama, and thriller, most naturally.


His popular projects are Kill Me, Heal Me, She Was Pretty, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, Fight for My Way, What's Wrong with Secretary Kim, and Itaewon Class, Chronicles of Evil, Midnight Runners, The Divine Fury, Concrete Utopia, and Dream.


Did you know?


With the looks that could melt every fan girl's heart and acting skill that could give fanatics emotions like never before, the man is already perfectly made! What more if you know that he sings too! He sang most of the OST of his K-dramas like the Witch's Love and Kill Me, Heal Me. What a talented man!


First Name: Yong Gyu

Family Name: Park

Born: December 16, 1988

Age: 32


4. Hyun Bin


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Most millennial fans first knew about Hyun Bin in 2005 when he starred in the romantic comedy K-drama, My Name is Kim Sam-soon. Filipino fans loved his character, that all his following projects also became a hit in the Philippines, like the most recent, Crash Landing on You. Hyun Bin, as Captain Ri, the nobleman from North Korea, captured once again the hearts of his Filipino fans, who are genuinely in awe of his skills and talent.


His other well-loved K-dramas and films are Secret Garden, Memories of the Alhambra, Confidential Assignment, The Swindlers, The Negotiation (2018), as well as the zombie horror Rampant.



Did you know?


Behind the masterpieces that his acting has put through in all his projects is his true love for acting. He spent his university years at Chung-Ang University and studied stagecraft and theater. Also, if he didn't make it to Chung-Ang, his parents would otherwise not support his chosen acting career. His parents must have wanted him to be in the best university for acting to be the best in his craft. Hyun Bin deserves all the recognition and love he has received all through the years!


First Name: Tae-Pyung

Family Name: Kim

Born: September 25, 1982

Age: 39


5. Kim Soo Hyun


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Every fan girls' dream is to marry their favorite Oppa, let alone someone like Kim Soo Hyun. Breaking his record of being the King of Commercials in South Korea, Kim Soo Hyun has become the highest-paid actor in 2021. His new drama, The Night, earns him a total amount of $600,000 per episode. His charming face, coupled with his magnificent acting talent, makes him one of the brightest stars in South Korea. Kim Soo Hyun has proved his talent in all his popular K-dramas. The projects he did are: Dream High, Moon Embracing the Sun, The Thieves, Secretly, Greatly, My Love from the Star, The Producers, Real, It's Okay to Not Be Okay, and the newest, One Ordinary Day.


Did you know?


Kim Soo Hyun is an introvert, and his mother made him pursue studying acting to overcome this. Looking at him gracefully promoting his projects and being under the spotlight, you wouldn't even know! One more thing, he loves bowling that he tried to pursue it professionally but failed. It's okay- his fans would love it for him to make more k-dramas and enjoy bowling on the sidelines as his hobby.


First Name: Soo Hyun

Family Name: Kim

Born: February 16, 1988

Age: 33


All these dashing Oppas and their well-written characters are exceptional. Coming from different backgrounds, all can pull off and be their best in any projects they make. Before they became the people their fans look up to, they had their fair share of work and sacrifices to get where they are now.


Getting to know more about the talents behind a successful K-drama clarifies one thing, their passion for the craft that they do. No wonder fans love them so much and support them throughout the years.


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