Choi Min-ho Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Wife, Family, Images, And More

Choi Min-ho Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Wife, Family, Images, And More

Choi Min-ho (Korean: ; born December 9, 1991) is a South Korean singer, actor, and songwriter better known by his stage name Minho. In May 2008, he made his debut as a member of the South Korean boy band Shinee, which went on to become one of the best-selling Korean artists. Aside from group activities, he made his acting debut in KBS2's drama special Pianist in November 2010. Since then, he has appeared in television shows such as Salamander Guru and The Shadows (2012), To the Beautiful You (2012), Medical Top Team (2013), My First Time (2015), and Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016). (2016). With Canola, he made his feature film debut in 2016. He has released the digital singles "I'm Home" (2019) and "Heartbreak" (2019) as a solo artist (2021). Chase, his debut solo EP, was released in 2022.

Shinee's Career 2008-2009: Career Beginnings

The main article is: Shinee Choi was discovered at the SM Casting System in 2006 and modelled for Ha Sang-Seoul beg's Collection F/W 08-09 in March 2008. Choi was chosen as a member of the group Shinee one month later. The five-member boy group debuted on May 25, 2008, on SBS' Inkigayo. The group's first EP, Replay, was released on May 22 and debuted at number ten on the Korean music charts MIAK, peaking at number eight. Choi began rapping Shinee songs with their first studio album, The Shinee World, under the supervision of rap instructor JQ. JQ praised Choi's writing abilities, noting that he has many good ideas as well as "a few genius moments here and there." He was particularly impressed by Choi's rap lyrics for Shinee's 2009 single "Juliette."

Choi appeared in both the Korean and Japanese versions of Girls' Generation's music video "Gee" in 2009 and 2010. In 2010, he also appeared in the music video for VNT's debut single "Sound." Choi became a regular cast member of the popular show Let's Go! Dream Team in 2009.

Between 2010 and 2015, she made her acting debut.

Choi joined the cast of the variety show Oh! My School in 2010 and began hosting the music programme Show! Music Core with bandmate Onew, Miss A member Suzy, and T-ara member Jiyeon. He made his acting debut with actress Han Ji-hye in KBS2's drama special Pianist. Choi was cast in the SBS sitcoms Salamander Guru and The Shadows in 2011. He portrayed a brilliant hacker.

Choi was cast as the lead in To the Beautiful You, a Korean adaptation of the manga Hana-Kimi, alongside f(xSulli )'s and Lee Hyun-woo in 2012. The drama first aired on SBS on August 15, 2012. Choi spent a month and a half receiving personal training from coach Kim Tae-young, a former national high jump athlete and member of the Korea Association of Athletics Federations, in preparation for his role as a high jump gold medalist. 175 cm was his personal best. Choi joined the dance project group SM The Performance in December 2012, alongside labelmates from TVXQ, Super Junior, Shinee, and Exo.

Choi took over as host of the variety show Mamma Mia in April 2013, but left after only a month due to Shinee's tour schedule. After a two-year hiatus, he returned to Show! Music Core as an MC, this time hosting alongside Kim So-hyun and Noh Hong-chul. Choi returned to television in July 2013 as part of MBC's Medical Top Team. The drama received low ratings and was chastised for attempting to tell too many stories at once and losing sight of the main plot point. Choi's acting performance, on the other hand, received positive feedback and was praised for his development as an actor. He appeared in the reality series Star Diving Show Splash in August, but it was cancelled after four episodes because several contestants were injured.

In 2015, Choi was cast as the lead in OnStyle's drama My First Time together with actress Park So-dam, which was broadcast in September. It was OnStyle's first drama, with a total of eight episodes.

2016-2020: Debut on the big screen, solo music, and military enlistment

Choi's popularity as an actor grew in early 2016. He was cast in several projects, including Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, a historical Korean drama that premiered on KBS2 on December 19, 2016. Canola, his first film project, starring Youn Yuh-jung and Kim Go-eun and directed by Yoon Hong-seung (pseudonym Chang), was shot in 2015 and released in May 2016. He was cast as a supporting actor in the film The Princess and the Matchmaker, directed by Lee Seung-gi and Shim Eun-kyung. The film is the second installment in Jupiter Films' planned trilogy, following the box office success of The Face Reader in 2013. Choi was then cast alongside veteran actor Ma Dong-seok in the film Derailed, directed by Lee Seong-tae and premiering at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The film had its world premiere screening in October 2016 at the 21st Busan International Film Festival.

Choi appeared in the JTBC web drama Somehow 18 alongside Lee Yu-bi in 2017. The web drama was announced to be broadcast on television by JTBC on October 8 as a result of high online viewer ratings of more than 870,000 views. Choi was cast in science fiction action thriller Illang: The Wolf Brigade, the Korean adaptation of the Japanese anime Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, after receiving positive feedback for his performance in Derailed. Choi stated that he chose the role in order to collaborate with director Kim Jee-woon. On July 25, 2018, the film was released. Choi received the Special Award at the Indonesian Television Awards 2017 in September 2017 for his widespread popularity in the country as well as his performances in various dramas. Choi was the first Korean artist to be honoured at the show. Choi was named one of Vogue's "Sexiest Men Alive" on November 15. Later that year, Choi was cast in The Most Beautiful Goodbye, a four-part miniseries based on the 1996 drama of the same name.

Best Choi's Minho, a fan meeting tour, was held in four cities in 2019: Seoul on February 16, Tokyo on February 23-24, Bangkok on March 2, and Taipei on March 3. On March 30, he concluded his tour with an additional fan meeting in Seoul. On March 28, Choi released his debut solo single, "I'm Home," as part of SM Station. On April 15, he enlisted in the Marine Corps for his mandatory military service. Choi was recognised as a "exemplary marine soldier" by the Republic of Korea Marine Corps for refusing early discharge to participate in defence drills. Choi's military service will end on November 15, 2020.

2021–present: Chase and additional acting roles

Choi's Shinee activities resumed in January 2021. He also increased his appearances in various shows, including a cameo in the web series Lovestruck in the City and a lead role in the reality show Law of the Jungle - Pioneers. Choi debuted as a radio host on Naver Now's Best Choice broadcast in September 2021, a sports talk-variety show where Minho, known as a "athletic idol," delivers various sports news and talks with fans and various guests about "his favourite things." He made a special appearance in Yumi's Cells as Chae Woo-gi, the titular character's co-worker and crush. Choi held the Best Choi's Minho 2021 fan meeting offline in Seoul and online via Beyond Live on December 21, 2021. On the same day, Choi released the digital single "Heartbreak."

In May 2022, Choi held a solo fan meeting, Shinee World J Presents "Best Choi's Minho" 2022, in Japan, in addition to performing two new songs. He made an appearance in Jeong Beom-horror sik's film New Normal. The 26th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival chose it as the closing film. On August 24, his first Japanese songs, "Romeo and Juliet" and "Falling Free," were digitally released. On December 6, 2022, he released his debut solo EP, Chase. Later that month, Choi co-starred in the Netflix series The Fabulous with Chae Soo-bin. In January 2023, he embarked on a fan meeting tour that began at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines and continued to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Private life

"I aspired to be a professional football player like my father, [...] But when I was in fifth grade, he told me that if I pursued that dream, he would kick me out of the house. That was the first time he expressed disapproval of something I did, and I decided to abandon the dream."

-Minho discusses his ambitions and his relationship with his father.

Choi graduated from the affiliated high school of Konkuk University on February 10, 2010. He was admitted to Konkuk's part-time admissions for the arts and culture film major in 2010 after taking the college admissions test the previous year, and graduated in 2015. Choi Yun-kyum, his father, is a well-known South Korean football coach. Choi inherited his father's talent and demonstrated it in shows such as KBS2's Our Town's Physical Variety, where he received high praise from Lee Young-pyo, a retired member of the national team. Choi also coached his team to victory at the Idol Futsal World Cup. Choi initially wanted to be a professional football player like his father, but his father disapproved of his decision, stating: "To be honest, I didn't want him to follow in my footsteps. [...] When I was playing, it was difficult to make it in that world, which was very abusive back then. I'd come home for a couple of hours before heading to training camp. It hurt me to see my son invite me to spend the night." His father also stated that, from the perspective of a football manager, he did not believe his son had what it takes to succeed in that pitch, stating that Minho is a strong-willed individual with a small frame.

Other business ventures

Endorsements and appointments as ambassadors

He was named an Honorary Ambassador for Youth 2011 in 2011. Choi and Yoona were named UNICEF Unihero Campaign Ambassadors "Giving Hope to Children" in 2014. In the same year, he was named one of the highest-paid advertising models, with an annual advertising rate of 300 million won. Choi participated in UNICEF's "#Imagine" campaign in 2016, which was launched in November 2014 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Choi, along with Choi Soo-young and Victoria Song, was chosen as a model for the New York luxury fashion brand Coach in 2015. In New York, he attended the Coach 2016 S/S fashion show. He also attended the Gucci 2017 F/W fashion show in Milan and the Givenchy 2018 fashion show in Paris, where he was named one of the best dressed celebrities. Choi and the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, attended the "Girls Play 2" campaign at the US embassy in Korea in November 2017, an event organised to promote the 2018 Winter Olympics. Choi was chosen as the official face of the Korea Sale Festa, Korea's largest shopping event, in 2018, becoming the first Korean idol to do so. Choi was named one of five K-League Ambassadors by the Korean Professional Football Federation in July 2021 to help promote the league to the general public.

The Korea Creative Content Agency, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, unveiled the second installment of their immersive cultural project "Age of Light" in 2022, in which Choi appears as a virtual figure in the artificial intelligence experience booth, "Gwanghwa In." In January of the same year, Pernod Ricard Korea announced the selection of Ju Ji-hoon and Choi as the new brand ambassadors of the modern classic scotch whisky brand Ballantine's and the launch of the new global campaign "Time Well Spent." He was named the new face of Godiva in 2023, and he took part in Valentine's Day and White Day campaigns.

Choi donated 5 million won to Cheongju North Chungcheong Province for the love hometown project in March 2023.


See also: Shinee discography and SM The Performance § Discography

Extended plays

List of extended plays, showing selected details, chart positions and sales

TitleDetailsPeak chart positionsSales

  • Released: December 6, 2022
  • Label: SM Entertainment
  • Formats: CDdigital downloadstreaming
  • KOR: 76,139[93]


TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum

As lead artist
"I'm Home" (그래)2019[A]12SM Station Season 3
"Romeo and Juliet"2022Non-album singles
"Falling Free"
"Chase" (놓아줘)94Chase
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Music videos

"I'm Home" (그래)2019
"Chase" (놓아줘)2022

Songwriting credits

All songwriting credits are adapted from the Korea Music Copyright Association's database[100] and liner notes unless otherwise noted.

List of songs credited as lyricist

SongYearArtistAlbumCo-written with
"Love's Way"2008ShineeThe Shinee World[101]WheesungJQ (Makeumine Works)
"Love Like Oxygen"Young-hu Kim, Kwon Yoon-jung, JQ
"One for Me"WheesungJQ
"Graze"Kim Jeong-bae, JQ, John Hyunkyu Lee
"Best Place"Hong-seok, Park Hae-hyung, JQ
"Get Down"Key & Minho (feat. Luna)2009, Year of UsMinho, KeyJQ, Bigtone, Ryan S. Jhun, Script Shepherd, Antwann Frost
"Shout Out"JQShineeMisfit
"Wowowow"Kim Jin-hee, JQ
"Your Name"Onew
"Hello"ShineeHello[104]Kim Eana
"One"Park Sung-soo
"Get It"Ceejay (Fresh Boys), GilmeKey
"Alarm Clock"2012ShineeSherlock[105]Jonghyun
"Stranger"Kim Jeong-bae
"Dream Girl"2013ShineeThe Misconceptions of Us[106]Jeon Gan-di
"Girls, Girls, Girls"Jeon Gan-di, Key
"Beautiful"Tesung Kim (Iconic Sounds)
"Dynamite"Kim Boo-min
"Shine" (Medusa I)Misfit
"Excuse Me Miss"Kim Boo-min, JQ
"Sleepless Night"Max Changmin
"Better Off"Jonghyun
"Destination"ShineeEverybody[107]Jeon Gan-di
"Close the Door"Jinbo (Superfreak Records)
"Colorful"Jeon Gan-di, Key
"Romance"2015ShineeOdd[108]Kim In-hyung
"Farewell My Love"Jeon Ji-eunHwang Seon-jeongKim Jeong-mii (January 8th (lalala Studio)
"Don't Let Me Go"2016Shinee1 of 1Jo Yoon-kyungKey
"Lipstick"Oh Min-joo
"Don't Stop"JonghyunKey
"U Need Me"Agnes Shin (MonoTree)
"Good Evening"2018ShineeThe Story of LightJo Yoon-kyungKey
"Chemistry"Jo Yoon-kyung
"Our Page"ShineeKenzie
"Sunny Side"[109]ShineeNon-album singleShinee
"I'm Home"[110]2019MinhoSM Station Season 3Jayins, Soo-chang, Lim Soo-ah
"Area"2021ShineeAtlantisJQ, Cha Yoo-bin, Lee Yeon-ji
"Runaway"2022Minho (feat. Gemini)ChaseGemini, Kwaca



2012I AmHimselfSM Town documentary
2015SM Town the StageSM Town concert film
2018The Princess and the MatchmakerSeo Ga-yoonSpecial appearance
Illang: The Wolf BrigadeKim Cheol-jin
2019The Battle of JangsariChoi Seung-pilSecond installment in a trilogy following Operation Chromite
2022New NormalHoonClosing film at 26th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival


2008My Precious YouHimselfSpecial appearance
2010PianistOh Je-roDrama special
2012Salamander Guru and The ShadowsChoi Min-hyukSitcom
To the Beautiful YouKang Tae-joon
2013Medical Top TeamKim Seong-woo
2015My First TimeYoon Tae-oh
2016Drinking SoloHimselfCameo
2016–2017Hwarang: The Poet Warrior YouthKim Soo-ho
2017Somehow 18Oh Kyung-hwiMain role
The Most Beautiful GoodbyeJung SooFour-episode mini series
2020–2021Lovestruck in the CityOh Dong-sikCameo
2021Yumi's CellsChae Woo-giSpecial appearance
2022The FabulousJi Woo-min

Variety shows

2009–2012Dream TeamMain cast
2010Oh! My School
2013Mamma MiaHost
Star Diving Show SplashContestant
2010–2011Show! Music CoreHostwith Bae SuzyOnewPark Ji-yeon
2013–2015with Kim So-hyunNoh Hong-chulZicoNYeri
2015Exciting IndiaMain cast
2021Law of the Jungle – Pioneers
Extreme Debut: Wild IdolTrainer Corps
Legendary ActorsMain castChuseok special program
2021–2022King of Golf Season 2episode 1–13
2022Run for the Money: Battle RoyalContestant

Web shows

2022Chang Min-ho's Buddy BuddyHostwith Changmin
2023Bros On FootCast Memberwith Ju Ji-hoonHa Jung-woo, and Yeo Jin-goo
Webtoon SingerHostwith Yoo Se-yoon and Jang Do-yeon


2021Best ChoiceHost
2023Kim Eana's Starry NightSpecial DJ


2011Hallyu Dream Concertwith Park Shin-hye and Ok Taec-yeon
201428th Golden Disc Awardswith Jung Yong-hwaYoon Doo-joonTaeyeonTiffany YoungOh Sang-jin
2016Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awardswith Han Chae-ah
2017One K Global Peace Concertwith Kim Seol-hyun (at Manila, Philippines)
2018DMC Korean Music Festivalwith Jo Bo-ah
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festivalwith Lim Ji-yeon
MBC Gayo Daejejeonwith Noh Hong-chulIm Yoon-ahCha Eun-woo
202332nd Seoul Music Awardswith Kim Il-joong and Lee Mi-joo

Music video appearances

2009"Gee"Girls' Generation
2010"Gee" (Japanese version)Girls' Generation

Awards and nominations

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination

Award ceremonyYearCategoryNominee / WorkResult
Asia Artist Awards2018Asia Brilliant AwardChoi Min-hoWon
Baeksang Arts Awards2014Most Popular Actor (TV)Medical Top TeamNominated
Buil Film Awards2018Popularity AwardIllang: The Wolf BrigadeNominated
Busan International Film Festival2017Marie Claire Asia Star Awards: Face of Asia AwardChoi Min-hoWon
Golden Cinema Film Festival2021Jury's Special PrizeThe Battle of JangsariWon
Grand Bell Awards2016Best New ActorCanolaNominated
Indonesian Television Awards2017Special AwardChoi Min-hoWon
MBC Drama Awards2013Best New ActorMedical Top TeamNominated
MBC Entertainment Awards2014Popularity Award (Music Talk Show)Show! Music CoreWon
SBS Drama Awards2012New Star AwardTo the Beautiful YouWon
Best Couple AwardChoi Min-ho (with Sulli)
To the Beautiful You
Netizen Popularity AwardChoi Min-hoNominated
SBS Entertainment Awards2010Best Newcomer in a Variety ShowStar KingWon

Choi Min-ho Biography

NameChoi Min-ho
Date of Birth9-Dec-1991
Age in 202332
Birth PlaceNam District, Incheon
CountrySouth Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Height1.8 (m)
WeightUnknown (KGs)
HeightIn Centimeters: 180 cm.
In Meters: 1.8 m.
In Feet Inches: 5'11"
WeightIn KG: Not known
In Pound: Not known
Eye Color-
Hair Color-
Marital StatusYet to update

Some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Choi Min-ho.

  1. What is the Net Worth of Choi Min-ho?

The Net Worth of Choi Min-ho is $1.5 Million.

  1. What is the Height of Choi Min-ho?

The height of Choi Min-ho is 1.8.

  1. Where is the birthplace of Choi Min-ho?

The birthplace of Choi Min-ho is Nam District, Incheon

  1. What is the Date of Birth of Choi Min-ho?

The birthday of Choi Min-ho is on 9-Dec-1991.

  1. Is Choi Min-ho Married?

The marital status of Choi Min-ho is: Yet to update.

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