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Kang Shin-il Biography

Kang Shin-il

Facts of Kang Shin-il

Date of Birth: 1960 , November-26
Birth Nation: South Korea
Name Song Joong-ki
Birth Name Song Joong-ki
Nationality South Korean
Birth Place/City Daejeon
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For Movies and TV shows
Net Worth $2.46 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Affair with Song Hye-Kyo
Girlfriend Song Hye-Kyo
Married Unknown
Education Sungkyunkwan University
Awards PaekSang Arts Award for Most Popular Male in Television, Paeksang Arts Award for IQIYI Star
Movies A Werewolf Boy, Penny Pinchers, A Frozen Flower
TV Show Descendants of the Sun

Quick Timeline of Kang Shin-il

1960 Born in South Korea
1985 Debut in Chilsu and Mansu
1988 Debut in Films
1996 Won his first Awards
2000 Won Best Actor Award
2007 Diagnosed with Liver Cancer

Detail Timeline of Kang Shin-il

November 26 , 1960

Born in South Korea

Kang Shin-il was born on 26th November 1960. He grew up with his parents along with his siblings and pursued his electronic engineering degree from Kyung Hee University. The passionate actor belongs to Asian Ethnicity and holds Korean Nationality.


Debut in Chilsu and Mansu

Kang Shin is an electronic engineer but beside this, he wants to pursue his career in acting. He debuts his acting career in Chilsu and Mansu which is a stage performance show. His diligent acting won the heart of several people.  


Debut in Films

Kang appeared onscreen for the first time in the film adaptation of Chilsu and Mansu and sooner became a prolific supporting actor in Korean cinemas and in television shows. His acting can be notably in Kang Woo-suk's Public Enemy Franchise. 


Won his first Awards

Kang Shin won his first award in 19th Seoul Theater Festival: Modern Play Awards for the best Actor as well as he was also awarded for Critics’ Association: Best 5 in Theater for best Recipient in the same year.



Won Best Actor Award

Kang also won 35th Dong-A Theater Awards as the Best Actor in Kimchigook Goes Crazy in 1999 and after a year he again won 10th Chunsa Film Art Awards for Best Supporting Actor in Public Enemy.   


Diagnosed with Liver Cancer

Kang was diagnosed with Liver cancer for long period of time which affect his acting career badly. He later decided to do Liver Surgery and it was successfully done. After having surgery he resumed his acting career. 


Kang debuted his acting career in Chilsu and Mansu after performing at smaller venues with his troupe which is known as Testimony. His acting career gained fame and name as a stage actor after playing “Kimchigook Goes Crazy” and “Chronicles of Han”. Shin debuted his onscreen career in the movie “Adaption of Chilsu and Mansu”. His acting career got highlighted as supporting actor in Korean cinema and television after conspicuous role in “Kang Woo-suk’s Public Enemy Franchise”.

Kang Shin was casted in numerous movies such as “The Uprising”, “Some”, “Closer to Heaven ”, “Deranged” and “See, Beethoven” since 1988 to till now. He had also cast in TV series “On Feel Young”, “Golden Bride”, “President”, “The Chaser”, “Bad Guys” as well as in “My Lawyer, Mr. Jo”.  Besides his TV series and movies, he also active participates in different Theater shows since 1985 to till now.

Shin has won different awards in his acting career for his diligent performance. Some of them include “19th Seoul Theater Festival: Modern Play Awards for Best Actor”, “22nd Seoul International Performing Arts Festival for Best Actor”, “10th Chunsa Film Art Awards for Best Supporting Actor”.

Kang Shin is a successful actor and might have dated several girls till date but he has mastered the art of hiding his personal life from fans over the years. He hasn’t disclosed things about his girlfriend and affairs yet. Kang earned huge amount of money from his numerous TV shows, Theater, Movies and different endorsement which boosts his current Net worth which is estimated to be around $ 20 Million.