Most Famous Korean Actresses And Actors Ruling Asian Screen

Leela Adwani |Feb 19, 2021

Check out the list of Korean actresses and actors to know who are creating the Hallyu wave stronger than ever.

When it comes to the entertainment world, Korean actors and actresses are totally in. They are creating the Hallyu wave stronger than ever.

Here is the list of the most successful actors in South Korea.

Song Hye-Kyo

Born in 1981 and been active in 1996, Song Hye-Kyo is one of the most dominant actors in South Korea. The actress gained international popularity after the success of several television dramas where she played the leading roles.

Song Hye Kyo
Song Hye Kyo is an A-list star in South Korea.

Song Hye-Kyo shot to stardom after the drama Autumn in My Heart in the year 2000. Her career has been flying higher with back-to-back successes. She was part of internationally-acclaimed TV series like Full House (2004), That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013), and many more. Especially, the 2016 blockbuster Descendants of the Sun took her name to a next level and helped her reach the pinnacle of her acting career.

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Many of her television dramas turned out to be massive hits.

Along with two more fellows, Song Hye-Kyo is considered one of the most powerful trios in the South Korean film industry.  She has established herself as a top Hallyu star.

Lee Min-ho

Lee Min-ho may be the first name popping into many people’s minds when it comes to Korean actresses and actors.

He shot to widespread stardom in South Korea and several parts of Asia with his big role as a tycoon’s son Gu Jun-Pyo in the tv drama Boys Over Flowers in 2009. His acting talent was then widely recognized in other shows.

Lee Min Ho
Lee Min Ho shot to stardom after the role of tycoon's son Goo Jun-Pyo.

His success in the tv series has established him as a leading Hallyu star with a massive fan following across the world.

Lee Min-ho also became the first celebrity in South Korea to have a wax statue at Madame Tussauds.

Jun Ji-Hyun

Along with Song Hye-Kyo, Jun Ji-Hyun is also one of “The Troika” or called by the acronym “Tae-Hye-Ji.” Also born in 1981, Jun Ji-Hyun is even as successful as Kyo.

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Jun Ji-Hyun is a superstar in South Korea.

Making her debut in 1997, she has been under the limelight after the role in the show My Sassy Girl in the year 2001. She left her mark on the audiences’ minds with different roles in the films like Windstruck (2004) or The Thieves (2012).

Jun Ji Hyun
Her popularity goes beyond Asia

She also made it big in the television world with hit series including My Love from the Star or Legend of the Blue Sea.

Hyun Bin

The next name in the list of Korean actresses and actors today is Crash Landing On You superstar Hyun Bin. The hunk has been ruling the hearts of millions of women with his own charm. Started his career in 2003, he gained massive recognition in the tv drama My Name is Kim Sam-soon.

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Hyun Bin is said to be the boyfriend-material of many ladies.

Since then the actor has appeared in several big series like Secret Garden, Memories of the Alhambra, and most recently Crash Landing On You starring opposite Son Ye Jin.

His popularity is also widened thanks to the smash box office hits like Confidential Assignment or The Negotiation.

Park Shin-Hye

Born in 1990, Park Shin-Hye is one of the youngest but most successful names in Korea and one of the most prolific actors of her age. She made her acting debut in 2003 in the drama Stairway to Heaven and started with a bang.

Park Shin Hye
Park Shin-Hye is the youngest name in the list.

Her most successful series include You’re Beautiful, The Heirs (starring alongside Lee Min-Ho), Pinocchio, Doctors, and many more.

She also made it to the top Forbes Korea Power Celebrity.

Kim Tae-hee

Tae in “Tae-Hye-Ji” is none other than Kim Tae-Hee. Touted as one of the most beautiful women in the country, she is also a force to be reckoned with.

Kim Tae Hee
Kim Tae-hee now has a happy marriage with another A-list actor.

She rose to fame after the dramas including Love Story in Harvard (2004) or Irish (200). Even though she has not been active in showbiz as much as during her heyday after she settled down, she is still a legend in the heart of a lot of K-drama fans.

Son Ye-Jin

The Korean actresses and actors list must have Son Ye-Jin who is basking in the victory of her latest release Crash Landing On You. The romantic drama series started premiering on Netflix in 2019 and quickly became a global hit.

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Son Ye Jin's millionaire look in her latest blockbuster "Crash Landing On You."

Considered an A-list, Son Ye-Jin began her career in 1999 and starred in many big dramas like Something in the Rain, My Wife Got Married and many more.

Korean actresses and actors are true entertainers who are contributing to the thriving development of the entertainment industry.

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