If you’re a fan of South Korean entertainment, then you’ve probably heard of Song Joong Ki. He’s one of the hottest actors in South Korea right now, and his popularity is only increasing. Recently, Song Joong Ki starred in the hit drama series “Descendants of the Sun” alongside actress Song Hye Kyo. The show was a massive success, propelling both actors to superstardom. This blog post will take a closer look at Song Joong Ki’s life and career. We’ll also discuss his upcoming projects!
Song Joong Ki was born in Seoul, South Korea, on September 19, 1985. He grew up in a wealthy family and attended some of the best schools in the country. After graduating from high school, Song Joong Ki enrolled at Chung-Ang University, where he studied Business Administration. He didn’t plan to become an actor but eventually decided to try it.
Song, the middle of three children, grew up in a rural area outside Daejeon. He participated in short-track speed skating competitions and represented Daejeon at the national level; his experience in the sport would be significant in his role as a national team skater in the television series Triple. He had to stop playing the sport during his first year of high school due to an injury. He did well in school all through high school and was admitted to Sungkyunkwan University with a score of 380 out of 400 on his national college entrance exam.
He was discovered by an agency on the subway while in Seoul, preparing for the entrance exam. However, he delayed entering the entertainment business because he was still undecided about his career plan and because his father had initially opposed him to becoming an actor. After opting to go into the entertainment business full-time during his third year of College, he took classes part-time, eventually earning a Business Administration degree with a minor in broadcasting in 2012.
Song made his on-screen debut on KBS’s Quiz Korea as a contestant, filling up for a senior who was ill. Song ultimately came in second. As a result, he received a lot of attention, and the college magazine College used him as its cover model.
Song made his acting debut in the historical drama A Frozen Flower in 2008. The following year, he appeared in the omnibus film Five Senses of Eros’ couple-swapping scene “Believe in the Moment,” He continued to play minor but noteworthy roles in Triple and Will It Snow for Christmas?
From 2009 to 2010, Song-Jong-Ki also regularly started hosting the KBS Friday music show Music Bank. Then he acted in the 2010 animal film Hearty Paws 2 and the 2010 medical drama OB & GY.
Song’s breakout portrayal as an affluent, carefree playboy from the Joseon Dynasty of the 18th century was in the fusion historical drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal. The drama gained cult status, and his on-screen “bromance” with actor Yoo Ah-in was well-liked by viewers despite having steady but unspectacular ratings. From 2010 to 2011, Song also joined the cast of the variety show Running Man.
Song Joong Ki later published the best-selling health and beauty manual Beautiful Skin Project for guys (which was re-released in Japan in 2013). He took a bicycle trip around Sydney in the latter part of 2010, and ELLE, a spinoff of the same-named fashion magazine, broadcast two episodes of the tour on television. I’m Real: Song Joong-ki, a TV special on the actor’s travel to Japan, was shown in two parts at the beginning of 2011. Song Joong Ki later worked as the MC for JTBC’s Made in U.
In May 2013, it was announced that Song Joong Ki would be enlisting for his mandatory military service on August 27. He was appointed as a platoon leader in the 35th division’s 12th brigade and served at the Goseong County Forest in Gangwon Province.
During his time in the army, he made headlines when he was photographed taking care of an older adult who had collapsed on the street. The photo was widely shared on social media, and many people praised him for his kind actions.
Song Joong Ki was discharged from the army on May 26, 2015. Shortly after his discharge, it was announced that he would appear on the comeback screen Descendants of the Sun.
In the drama Descendants of the Sun, in which he co-starred with actress Song Hye-Kyo and played a military officer, Song made his small-screen comeback. The drama was hugely successful in Korea, where it peaked at 41.6%, and in Asia, which received 2.5 billion views on iQiyi. Song was re-established as a leader of the Hallyu, and he topped popularity polls.
Through their respective agencies, Song and his co-star in Descendants of the Sun Song Hye-Kyo confirmed their engagement on July 5, 2017.
On October 31, 2017, they were married in a private ceremony in front of his closest family and friends at Youngbingwan, Hotel Shilla in Seoul, amid considerable media attention around Asia.
The couple’s wedding was one of the most significant events in Korea that year, and the media widely covered it. After they got married, they went on a honeymoon in Europe and the Maldives.
The couple currently has no children, but the marriage went on divorce as they had an unsuccessful marriage. The couple announced their separation on June 26, 2019, and it was completed in July 2019.