Article: Ten Celebrities Who Changed Their Name After Coming To The Korean Film Industry

In the entertainment industry, it is quite common for celebrities to change their name and work with a popular stage name. In the Korean entertainment industry, this happens even more frequently. Most Korean actors change their names to an easily pronounceable name that sounds better on stage. This is pretty common for actors as well as Pop artists. They choose a more attractive, memorable, and easy-to-pronounce name. We bring you a list of some of the Korean celebrities who changed their name after coming into the Korean entertainment industry. Take a look at these actors.

1. Gong Yoo

South Korean megastar Gong Yoo adopted this name for his career in the entertainment industry. His birth name was Kong Ji-Chul. The stage name Gong Yoo is actually the surname of both of Gong Yoo’s parents. Gong Yoo made his acting debut with the TV series School 4 in 2001. He is popularly known for his roles in dramas like Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, Squid Games, film Train to Busan, etc.

2. Jun Ji Hyun

Jun Ji Hyun was born in Seoul, South Korea and the birth name of the popular Korean actress was Wang Ji Hyun. Jun Ji Hyun changed her name to Jun Ji Hyun, she became active by her stage name in 1997 as a model. The actress has given several hit dramas like Legend of the Blue Sea, My Love from Another Star, and blockbuster films like My Sassy Girl, Il Mare, etc.

3. Yoo Ah In

Yoo Ah In was born with the name Uhm Hong Sik. The actor still uses his original name as his Instagram handle. Yoo Ah In adopted his stage name when he started his career in the entertainment industry. Yoo Ah In has given several blockbuster films like Punch, Secret Affair, Veteran, etc. Yoo Ah In actively engages in social and political activism.

4. Park Seo Joon

Park Seo Joon has emerged as one of the actors with global popularity in recent years. Park Seo Joon was born with the name Park Yong Kyu in December 1988. The actor is popular for his roles in television series like Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, Fight for My Way, What's Wrong with Secretary Kim, and Itaewon Class. Seo Joon has also given many hit films like The Chronicles of Evil, Midnight Runners, and The Divine Fury.

5. Kim Woo Bin

As shocking as it might sound popular Korean actor Kim Woo Bin has also adopted his stage name. Kim Woo Bin was born with the name Kim Hyun Joong in July 1989. The actor made his debut with the television drama White Christmas in 2011. Woo Bin is popular for his roles in films like Friend: The Great Legacy, The Con Artists, and Twenty.

6. Won Bin

Won Bin is one of the most popular actors in South Korea of all time. Won Bin gained popularity with his role in the television series Autumn in My Heart in 2000. Won Bin surprisingly was born with a different name as Kim Do Jin in 1977. The actor has starred in films like Guns & Talks, My Brother, Mother, The Man from Nowhere, etc.

7. Jang Hyuk

Jang Hyuk was born with a drastically different name than the one you’re used to, the actor was born with the name Jeong Yong Jun in 1976. He chose his two-syllable name as his stage name. He has worked in films like Volcano High and Windstruck. He has also starred in several hit television series.

8. Son Ye Jin

Son Ye Jin is a popular actresses in South Korea right now. The actress was born with the name Son Eon Jin in January 1982. Son Ye Jin became globally popular for her role in the television drama Crash Landing On You, the actress has given several hit films including My Wife Got Married, The Pirates, The Truth Beneath, and The Last Princess.

9. Suzy

Suzy was born with the name Bae Su Ji in 1994. The actress debuted as a singer with the girl group Miss A. The actress is popularly known as Bae Suzy. Suzy debuted as an actress in the television drama Dream High in 2011. The actress has worked in films like Architecture 101, Real, Ashfall, etc.

10. Shin Min Ah

Home Town Cha Cha lead actress Shin Min Ah was born with the name Yang Min Ah in April 1984. The actress debuted with the martial arts film Volcano High in 2001. Shin Min Ah has given several films like A Quiet Dream, Our Season, Diva, etc. The actress is popular for her roles in television dramas like A Love to Kill, Our Blues, Oh My Venus, etc.