Most Handsome Korean Actors | List of the Most Beautiful Actors in Korea
During the past years, South Korean dramas have become famous all across the world because of their plots, acting, fashion, cultural representation and handsome Korean actors and actresses. There are so many handsome actors in South Korea, too many to list, but in this article you’ll find the top 10 most beautiful Korean actors ranked by the public. Read on to find out more and let us know your favourite actor in the comment section below.
Most Handsome Korean Actors
There are way to many handsome Korean actors to be listed so we narrowed it down to the most famous handsome actors. Let us know in the comment section below if you agree with this top 10 or if you wish to see any other handsome actor in this list?
This list includes actors of all ages, backgrounds, genres, and more. It’s a selection of the most known Korean male stars of the current movie and drama industry.
1. Hyun Bin (현빈)
Born on September 25, 1982 as Kim Tae Pyung in Seoul. Hyun Bin is a famous Korean male actor who has appeared both in Korean dramas and movies like Crash Landing on You (2019), Secret Garden (2010), Memories of the Alhambra (2018), Confidential Assignment (2017), Rampant (2018) and My Lovely Sam-Soon (2005). He is one of the highest paid actors in South Korea and he is considered as being an international hallyu & kdrama star. He has won multiple awards for his acting roles.
Since 2021, Hyun Bin confirmed that he and his co-star from Crash Landing on You, Son Ye Jin, are in a relationship. Many can agree that Hyun Bin is one of the most handsome Korean men.
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2. Park Bo Gum (박보검)
South Korean actor Park Bo Gum was born on June 16, 1993 in Seoul. He appears both in dramas and in movies like Reply 1988 (2015), Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (2016), A Hard Day (2014), Coin Locker Girl (2015), Hello Monster (2015) and Encounter (2018). He is classified as being one of the most handsome Korean actors in their 20s. Park Bo Gum started his career at a very young age (9 years old) where he played various supporting acting roles. If you think about Korean men actors, he is one of the first male actors that jumps to mind.
Park Bo gum has worked together with major brands like Nongshim Noodles, Lotte World, LLang, J.ESTINA, Montbell and many others. Many girls all around the world find him one of the most good looking Korean actors.
In 2018, Park Bo Gum was ranked as one of the top 10 ‘Korean Power Celebrities’ by Forbes. Which is a pretty impressive ranking as very few actors have been ranked each year.
Do you think he’s one of the best looking Jorean men? Let us know in the comment section.
3. Lee Min Ho (이민호)
Lee Min Ho is another highly ranked actors of Korea. South Korean singer, actor and model Lee Min Ho was born on June 22, 1987 in Seoul. He started his acting career when he was still pretty young, in his high school days with minor roles. His most famous roles were in show like Boys Over Flowers (2009), The King: Eternal Monarch (2020), City Hunter (2011), Personal Taste (2010), Legend of the Blue Sea (2016) and Heirs (2013).
He has worked as a model for the following Korean and international brands: BENCH, Louis Vuitton, Etude House and many more. Additionally he worked as a brand ambassador for King Sejong Institute Foundation, Visit Korea, 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and more.
As far as is known, Lee Min Ho didn’t have any plastic surgery and is therefor considered as being one of the most handsome Korean actor without plastic surgery.
4. Song Joong Ki (송중기)
Another actor on the list of handsome Koreans is Song Joong Ki. Born on September 19, 1985 in Daejeong, Song Joong Ki became famous because of the drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010) and the Korean show Running Man. Other famous dramas include Descendants of the Sun (2016), Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010), Arthdal Chronicles (2019), A Werewolf Boy (2012) and The Battleship Island (2017). He is also considered as being one of the highest paid South Korean actors and drama actors.
Before going into acting, Song Joog Ki used to be a high speed skater. He represented his hometown Daejeon at National Level. Song Joog Ki had to drop out because of an injury during his first year of high school.
He has worked together as a brand ambassador, model with the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Incheon International Airport. Additionally he has modelled for Forencos, which is an eco-friendly beauty brand.
5. Park Seo Joon (박서준)
Park Seo Joon, born Park Yong Kyu, on December 16, 1988, in Seoul. He’s most known for his acting roles in Itaewon Class (2020), What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018), Fight for My Way (2017), She Was Pretty (2015) and The Divine Fury (2019).
He made his debut back in 2011 when appearing in a music video of Bang Yong guk’s single “I Remember”. Park Seo Joon also made a guest appearance in the Korean Oscar winning film ‘Parasite’.
6. Ji Chang Wook (지창욱)
South Korean singer and actor born in Anyang, Ji Chang Wook has been features in the following shows: Healer (2014), Suspicious Partner (2017), The Bros (2017), The K2 (2016) and The Empress Ki (2013). He actually started his career as a musical theatre actor and shifted to television work later on.
You can see Ji Chang Wook as a model for brands like Calvin Klein, AMH, Lotte Duty Free, OB Beer and many more. He is famous for his natural look.
He has won multiple awards like ‘Best actor’ or ‘Best dressed actor’, both in Korea and abroad.
Apart from being an actor he has released several singles and has sang OST soundtracks for some of the dramas he was in.
7. Gong Ji Cheol (공지철)
Gong Ji Cheol, better known as Gong Yoo, was born in Busan on July 10, 1979. He is a South Korean actor most known for Coffee Prince (2007) and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016–2017), and the films Silenced (2011), Train to Busan (2016) and The Age of Shadows (2016). His performance in Coffee Prince is what put him on the map as an Korean actor and as an international hallyu star.
Like a few other Korean actors in this list, Gong Yoo has also modelled for Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Mind Bridge and he has won many different modelling awards like ‘Best Model Award’ and ‘Model of the Year’.
8. Park Hyung Sik (박형식)
Park Hyung Sik (actor, singer and dancer) was born in Yongin on the 16th of November, 1991. He is famous for his roles in Strong Girl Bong-soon (2017), Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016), Suits (2018), Heirs (2013) and The Juror (2019). Not only does he appear in kdramas but he also acts in movies and musical theatre productions.
He is also part of the Korean boy band ZE:A and ZE:A Five. Additionally he has also released his own solo singles.
Park Hyung Sik has won multiple awards over the years, both in Korea and internationally. Awards include ‘Best New Actor’, Popular Star Award, Male Excellence Award in a Variety Show and many other awards for his acting performances.
9. Lee Dong Wook (이동욱)
Lee Dong Wook, born in Seoul on November 6, 1981 is a South Korean actor, host, model and entertainer. He is most famous for his roles in My Girl (2005), Scent of a Woman (2011), Hotel King (2014), Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016–2017), Life (2018) and Touch Your Heart (2019). Lee Dong Wook has had an impressive career and many woman around the world love him and regard his as being on of the most handsome South Korean actors.
He was the ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Additionally he has won the Fashion Face Awards Year 2021 by I-MAGAZINE. And he has modelled for brands like huge luxury brands like Chanel and Valentino.
10. Ju Ji hoon (주지훈)
Ju Ji Hoon, born in Seoul on May 16, 1982, is a famous Korean actor and model. He is known for his roles in The Devil, Antique, Mask, Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds, The Spy Gone North, Dark Figure of Crime and Kingdom. His first leading role was back in 2006 in the Korean hit drama Princess Hours.
He has modelled for big companies like Calvin Klein, Levi’s” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener sponsored nofollow”>Levi’s. Ji Hoon even won multiple awards for his modelling work, like ‘Best Male Model’ and ‘Most Stylish Male Model’.
There are some controversies around Ju Ji Hoon as he was arrested for drug use in Korea. He received a sentence of six months in jail, was suspended for one year, had to do 120 hours of community service, and received a fine of 360 000 krw.
11. Extra: Kim Hyun Joong (김현중)
As many people in the comment section mentioned that Kim Hyun Joong needs to be added to this list, we decided to add him as a bonus. He is a Korean singer (from the band SS501), actor and songwriter. His most popular performances are in the Korean dramas Boys Over Flowers and Playful Kiss.
He’s considered one of the biggest Hallyu stars from the early 2010s.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many handsome actors in Korea but Hyun Bin is considered as being one of the most handsome.