Doh Kyung-soo Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Doh Kyung-soo Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Doh Kyung-soo (Korean: ; born January 12, 1993) is a South Korean singer and actor best known as a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo. D.O. has appeared in a number of television dramas and films, including Pure Love (2016), My Annoying Brother (2016), Positive Physique (2016), Room No.7 (2017), 100 Days My Prince (2018), Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds, Swing Kids (2018), and Bad Prosecutor (2018). (2022). Empathy, his first extended play, debuted as a soloist in 2021. Furthermore, D.O. was chosen by the Korean Film Council as one of the 200 Korean actors who best represent the present and future of Korea's film industry.

Life and work

1993–2015: Beginnings in life and in a career

Also see: Exo

D.O. was born in Nonhyeon-dong of Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea, on January 12, 1993, and grew up in Ilsandong-gu of Goyang, Gyeonggi Province. He attended Goyang Poongsan Elementary, Baekshin Middle, and Baekseok High Schools. He has an older brother who is three years his senior. D.O. began singing in primary school and competed in local singing contests throughout his high school career. He was advised to audition for SM Entertainment after winning one of the competitions. At his audition, he sang "Anticipation" by Na Yoon-kwon and "My Story" by Brown Eyed Soul. D.O. went on to become a trainee during his final two years of high school.

On January 30, 2012, D.O. was formally introduced as the eighth member of Exo with the release of the Korean version of the single "What Is Love," sung by D.O. and Baekhyun. The group made their debut on April 8th with the extended play Mama. He appeared in the song "Goodbye Summer" from f(xsecond )'s studio album Pink Tape in July 2013. D.O. made his acting debut in September 2014, playing a high school student and the son of a grocery store worker and union member in the film Cart (played by Yum Jung-ah). The film had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. He also created an original soundtrack for the film, titled "Crying Out."

Later that year, D.O. made his small-screen debut in the SBS drama It's Okay, That's Love, alongside Gong Hyo-jin and Jo In-sung. D.O.'s performance in the series was praised by film critic Heo Ji-woong, and he was later nominated for Best New Actor at the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards. D.O. appeared as a psychopath in the KBS drama Hello Monster in June 2015. D.O. was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 52nd Grand Bell Awards in November 2015 for his role as Tae-young in Cart.

2016-2020: Leadership positions, recognition, and military service

D.O. was announced as one of the voice actors for the feature-length animated film Underdog, which will premiere in 2019. Moongchi, a stray dog who has been separated from his owner, was voiced by him. In February 2016, he recorded a duet for SM Station called "Tell Me (What Is Love)" with Yoo Young-jin. He had previously performed a short version of the song solo as part of Exo's first concert tour. Later that month, D.O. co-starred in the romantic film Pure Love with actress Kim So-hyun as the male lead. D.O. co-starred in the web drama Be Positive with Chae Seo-jin in October 2016. The series quickly became the most popular Korean web drama of all time. D.O. appeared in the film My Annoying Brother in November 2016, alongside Jo Jung-suk and Park Shin-hye, as a national level Judo athlete. D.O. and Jo Jung-suk also recorded the film's ending theme song, "Don't Worry." D.O. was named Best New Actor at the Blue Dragon Film Awards a year later for his performance in the film.

D.O. at a Room No.7 press conference in November 2017.

D.O. appeared in the comedy thriller film Room No.7 in 2017. The same year, he appeared as a supporting actor in Kim Yong-film hwa's Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds, a blockbuster adaptation of the webtoon of the same name about an afterlife court where the deceased face multiple trials over the course of 49 days. As a Korean public relations ambassador, D.O. attended the Macau International Film Festival in December 2017 alongside director Choi Dong-hoon. D.O. appeared in Swing Kids, a film set in a South Korean prison camp during the Korean War, in 2018. In the midst of the chaos, he plays a North Korean soldier who falls in love with tap dancing. Later that year, he was cast as a crown prince in 100 Days My Prince, his first small-screen leading role. The series was a commercial success, becoming the fifth highest-rated Korean drama in cable television history, and in 2020, it became the first CJ ENM drama to be broadcast on NHK General TV, Japan's public television channel.

Service in the Military

To the surprise of many, D.O. was reported to be among the conscripted soldiers for July later in May. Shortly after the news broke, he posted a handwritten letter on EXO's official fan club confirming and announcing his upcoming military service in South Korea. On July 1, 2019, he enlisted as an active duty soldier. On the same day, he released the single "That's Okay," a song he co-wrote, as a gift to his fans via the SM Station project. He served as a food handler in the Capital Mechanized Infantry Division (Fierce Tiger Division) after completing his training (kitchen police).

D.O. took part in the Taegeukgi (Korean Flag) Campaign for the 70th anniversary of the Korean War in 2020 and was cast in a commemorative rerun of the original military musical Return: The Promise of the Day as young Seungho, making his musical theatre debut. On June 10, 2020, a special run of the musical was broadcast live on Naver TV. Due to COVID-19 protocols, in-person performances have been cancelled and will be broadcast online between September 24 and 26, 2020.

Doh Kyung-soo also took part in the Military Manpower Administration's "I Am Proud" campaign while serving. He was also chosen for the Ministry of Justice of South Korea's awareness campaign against "Digital Sexual Exploitation."

D.O. was officially discharged on January 25, 2021, after taking his final military holiday leave in December 2020 without returning to his base in accordance with the army's protocols regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021-present: Acting comeback and solo debut

Prior to his release in October 2020, he was announced to be cast in Kim Yong-next hwa's film, The Moon, as Hwang Seon-woo, an astronaut left in space due to an unforeseen accident. The production began in June 2021 and ended on October 12, 2021. The film is currently in post-production and is scheduled to hit theatres in 2023.

He was announced in February 2021 as the male lead in Secret, a South Korean remake of the 2007 Taiwanese film of the same name. In the film, he plays a student who plays the piano. Filming began in November 2021 and accelerated in January 2022.

Kyung-soo was chosen by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) in March 2021 as one of 200 actors to represent the past and present of Korean cinema in the "The Actor is Present" campaign. In May 2021, his profile was revealed.

SM Entertainment announced on June 25, 2021, that D.O. would release his first solo album at the end of July 2021. Empathy, his first extended play, was released on July 26th, along with the lead single "Rose." D.O. helped write the lyrics to his first two singles, "Rose" and "I'm Fine." The album debuted at the top of the Gaon Album Chart.

Doh Kyung-soo was announced as the next actor to appear in Discovery Channel Korea's 2-episode travel show, Off The Grid, in 2022, where he took a 3-day, 2-night solo roadtrip to Namhae and the southern side of South Korea. His episodes will air in May 2022.

D.O. returned to the small screen in October 2022 with KBS2's Wed-Thurs drama series, Bad Prosecutor, in which he played the lead role of Jin Jeong, a delinquent prosecutor who fights for justice. For his performance, he received the Top Excellence Award (Actor) at the 2022 KBS Drama Award.

D.O. will appear in SBS's No Math School Trip, directed by former Running Man director Choi Bo-pil, in 2023, alongside Zico, Crush, Choi Jung-hoon, Lee Yong-jin, and Yang Se-chan.


For D.O.'s works with Exo, see Exo discography.

Extended play

List of EPs, showing selected details, selected chart positions, and sales figures

TitleDetailsPeak chart


  • Released: July 26, 2021
  • Label: SM EntertainmentDreamus
  • Formats: CDdigital downloadstreaming
  • KOR: 380,178[71]
  • CHN: 84,770 (Dig.)[72]
  • JPN: 26,590 (Phy.)[73]
  • KMCA: Platinum[74]


List of singles, showing chart positions, year released, sales figures and album name

TitleYearPeak chart positionsSales



As lead artist
"That's Okay"2019121911N/ASM Station Season 3
"Tell Me (What Is Love)"
Yoo Young-jin)
  • KOR: 145,281[78]
S.M. Station Season 1
As featured artist
"Goodbye Summer"
f(x) featuring D.O.)
  • KOR: 292,583[79]
Pink Tape
Soundtrack appearances
"Dear My Family"
SM Town)
2012N/AI AM. OST
  • KOR: 79,688[80]
Cart OST
"Don't Worry"
Jo Jung-suk)
  • KOR: 19,498[81]
My Annoying Brother OST
"Bite"2022N/ABad Prosecutor OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
K-pop Hot 100 was introduced in August 2011, discontinued in July 2014 and was re-established on December 30, 2017.

Other songs

List of songs, showing chart positions, year released, sales figures and album name

TitleYearPeak chart positionsSales


"Tell Me What Is Love"201444
  • KOR: 29,668[82]
Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet
"For Life" (English version)2019N/AExo Planet 4 - The EℓyXiOn (dot)
"I'm Gonna Love You"
"My Love"117
"It's Love" (다시, 사랑이야)127
"I'm Fine"129
"Dad" (나의 아버지)139
"Rose" (English version)196
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory


All credits are adapted from KOMCA's database, unless cited otherwise.

"That's Okay"2019D.O.SM Station Season 3Co-writer
"I'm Fine"


See also: Exo videography


2014CartChoi Tae-young
2016Pure LovePark Hyeong-jun (Beom-sil)
My Annoying BrotherGo Doo-young
2017Room No.7Lee Tae-jung
Along with the Gods: The Two WorldsPrivate Won Dong-yeon
2018Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days
Swing KidsRoh Ki-soo
TBAThe MoonHwang Seon-woo
Secret: Untold MelodyYoo-joon

Television series

2012To the Beautiful YouHimselfCameo (Episode 2)
2014It's Okay, That's LoveHan Kang-woo
2015Hello Monsterteenage Lee Joon-young
2018100 Days My PrinceNa Won-deuk / Lee Yul
2019Dear My Room
Cameo (Episode 11)
2022Bad ProsecutorJin Jung

Television shows

2022Off The GridCast member
2023No Math School Trip

Web series

2015Exo Next DoorFictionalised version of himself
2016Be PositiveKim Hwan-dong

Music videos

2012"Dear My Family" (as part of SM Town)
2014"I'm Your Girl" (Remake)
2016"Tell Me (What is Love)"
"Don't Worry" with Jo Jung-suk
2017"Dear My Family (Live Concert Ver.)" (as part of SM Town)
2023"Hope from Kwangya" (as part of SM Town)


2020Return: The Promise of the DayKim Seung-hoArmy musical

Awards and nominations

See also: List of awards and nominations received by Exo

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

Award ceremonyYearCategoryNominee/workResult
APAN Star Awards2014Best New ActorIt's Okay, That's LoveWon
Asia Artist Awards2017Popularity Award – ActorDoh Kyung-sooWon
Asian Film Awards2015Best NewcomerCartNominated
Asian Pop Music Awards[a]2021Best Male Artist (Overseas)D.O.Nominated
People's Choice Awards (Overseas)Empathy4th Place
2022People's Choice Award (Overseas)"Bite"3rd place
Baeksang Arts Awards2015Best New Actor – TelevisionIt's Okay, That's LoveNominated
2016Most Popular Actor – FilmPure LoveWon
2017Best New Actor – FilmMy Annoying BrotherNominated
Most Popular Actor – FilmWon
2019Most Popular Actor100 Days My PrinceWon
Blue Dragon Film Awards2017Best New ActorMy Annoying BrotherWon
Brand of the Year Award2019Best Male Acting IdolDoh Kyung-sooWon
Buil Film Awards2018Popular Star AwardAlong with the Gods: The Last 49 DaysWon
2019Swing KidsWon's Pick2018Next Generation Noteworthy ActorDoh Kyung-sooWon
Director's Cut Awards2018Best New ActorAlong with the Gods: The Last 49 DaysWon
Gaon Chart Music Awards2021Mubeat Global Choice AwardD.O.Nominated
Golden Disc Awards2022Album BonsangEmpathyNominated
Most Popular Artist AwardD.O.Nominated
Grand Bell Awards2015Best Supporting ActorCartNominated
Popularity AwardNominated
Hanteo Music Awards2021Artist Award - Male SoloD.O.Won
Indonesian Hallyu Fans Choice Awards2021Solo Song of the Year"Rose"Won
JIMFF Awards2017Star AwardMy Annoying BrotherWon
KBS Drama Awards2022Best Couple AwardDoh Kyung-soo (with Lee Se-hee)
Bad Prosecutor
Popularity Award, ActorBad ProsecutorWon
Top Excellence Award, ActorWon
Korean Film Shining Star Awards2017Newcomer Award (Film)My Annoying BrotherWon
Max Movie Awards2015Best New ActorCartNominated
2016Rising Star AwardDoh Kyung-sooWon
Mnet Asian Music Awards2021Best Male ArtistD.O.Nominated
The Seoul Awards2018Popularity Actor AwardAlong with the Gods: The Last 49 DaysWon
Seoul International Youth Film Festival2014Best Young ActorIt's Okay, That's LoveWon
Seoul Music Awards2022Bonsang AwardEmpathyNominated
K-wave Special AwardD.O.Nominated
Popularity AwardNominated
Soompi Awards2019Actor of the Year100 Days My PrinceWon

Do Kyung-soo Wikis

Doh Seung-sooSiblings
ParentsNot Disclosed
Net Worthmillions of dollar
Salary/IncomeUnder Review
ProfessionSinger and actor
NationalitySouth Korean
Zodiac SignCapricorn
BirthplaceGoyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Birthday12 January 1993
Real NameDo Kyung-soo

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