Kang Ha-neul age debut height education and family

Kang Ha-neul, known for his cheerful demeanor, enhances the immersion in his roles through delicate emotional acting. Let’s take a look at the profile of Kang Ha-neul, who has been loved by fans for a long time, including his age, height, education, family background, debut, and more.




  • Real Name: Kim Ha-neul
  • Age: Born on February 21, 1990 (34 years old)
  • Hometown: Busan
  • Height: 181cm
  • Blood Type: B
  • Family: Parents, younger brother
  • Education: Jungsan Middle School > Ilsan Information Industry High School (transferred) > Seoul National High School of Traditional Arts (Music and Theater) > Central University, Department of Theater and Film (on hiatus)
  • Religion: None
  • Military Service: Completed mandatory service as a Sergeant in the Republic of Korea Army
  • Agency: TH Company
  • Debut: 2007 KBS2 drama “Strongest! Uhl-umma”



Kang Ha-neul made his debut in 2007 on KBS 2TV’s drama “Strongest! Uhl-umma,” playing the role of Choi Hoon. He secured the role amidst fierce competition with a ratio of 800 to 1.



He moved alone from Busan to Seoul to transfer to Seoul National High School of Traditional Arts and worked part-time to pay for his tuition.

Despite starting acting later than most of his school peers, Kang Ha-neul dedicated almost all his time to acting practice.



With his likable appearance and impressive skills, Kang Ha-neul gained recognition in the musical industry. He received proposals from several major agencies but rejected them due to the condition of giving up stage performances, reflecting his strong attachment to stage acting.

Kang Ha-neul appeared on KBS1’s “Morning Yard” Saturday segment with his father and won three consecutive victories. At the time, he was highly praised as a promising flower boy. The video from that period, described as “unforgettable,” was revealed at the 2019 KBS Acting Awards, eliciting laughter from actors and viewers present.

In 2014, Kang Ha-neul won the New Star Award at the SBS Acting Awards. His congratulatory performance of YB’s “I’m a Butterfly” became a hot topic.

Kang Ha-neul starred in KBS2’s Wednesday-Thursday drama “When the Camellia Blooms” with Gong Hyo-jin and Kim Ji-seok. It was his first drama comeback after completing his military service.

He showed great chemistry with Gong Hyo-jin in the drama, which was a huge success from the beginning of his post-military activities.



For his role in this drama, Kang Ha-neul won the Best Actor Award at the 2019 KBS Acting Awards and, in June 2020, he won the Best Actor award in the TV category at the 56th Baeksang Arts Awards, surpassing strong competitors.

Many praised Kang Ha-neul’s acting in “When the Camellia Blooms” as overwhelming, considering it was his first work after military service.

Kang Ha-neul’s ultimate dream is to become actor Kang Ha-neul. He stated that he is still just a student of acting and dreams of confidently introducing himself as “actor Kang Ha-neul” in the future.

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