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Actor Spotlight: Kang Min-Hyuk

Diving into this week’s Actor Spotlight, we’re turning our gaze toward a second-gen idol who’s transformed into a screen sensation, all thanks to his steady career growth and breakthrough in a recent Netflix production. Get ready to dive into the career’s journey of none other than Kang Min-Hyuk.

Picture this: a dazzling idol sensation one year, and the next step, a rising star on the acting horizon. Kang Min-Hyuk leaped into the acting world in 2010, just a heartbeat after his idol debut. The curtain rose with ‘It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl’, He moved through a number of dramas between 2011 and 2013, taking part in the productions ‘Heartstrings’, ‘My Husband’s Got a Family’, and ‘The Heirs’, with great supporting performances.

His powerful presence in ‘The Heirs’ sealed the deal for him to step into the spotlight, with this performance he won SBS Drama Awards for New Star Award in 2013, demonstrating his charismatic rise in the acting world.


After a committed period spent in the music industry, he successfully made a comeback in 2016, captivating screens with the well-known drama ‘Entertainer’. At the 2016 SBS Drama Awards, his captivating performance earned him the prized Excellent Actor (Romantic Comedy) award.

He made an cameo appearance in ‘School 2017’ in 2017, which made the perfect transition for his lead part in ‘Hospital Ship’. This was the start of a thrilling chapter as he effortlessly switched between characters. With his performance in the historical drama ‘The Princess and The Matchmaker’, the excitement carried over into 2018.

Recent roles

He took a well-earned break after his military service and set out on a steady journey to develop his acting skills even further. He assumed the lead role in the exciting web drama ‘How to Be 30‘ as the new year of 2021 came in. The next year, ‘Oh My Ladylord’ saw his mesmerising presence, further establishing his status in the acting world.

His recent role in the Netflix blockbuster ‘Celebrity‘, however, is what has really propelled his appeal to new heights. His performance in this drama further boosted his star power.

Min-Hyuk has been solidly building an amazing acting career, and we have the feeling we will keep seeing more of him. To follow his activities in CNBLUE and acting drop him a follow on his Instagram.

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