The South Korean industry is booming worldwide with its films, dramas, Korean pop, and handsome and stylish Korean actors. Many audiences are head over heels for these Korean actors. They have gained popularity with their looks and through their excellent acting skills. Given are some legendary Korean actors who are famous for their looks and acting skills not only in Korea but also in many other countries all over the world. They are worth mentioning as top Korean actors. They became world famous stars through their hard work, without any shortcomings, and with their skills. They make our hearts melt with their first looks at us. They are famous for their actions and for stealing the hearts of the audience with their dashing looks and character.
1. Song Joong Ki
Song Joong Ki is a South Korean actor. He starred in many television dramas and films and appeared in shows like running man. He is famous for his roles in Descendants of the sun, Vincenzo, Innocent man, Arthdal Chronicles, Werewolf Boy, and many other dramas. His character in Descendants of the Sun drama increased his popularity even more because of showing all kinds of actions like flirting with the heroine, protecting the people as solder, and cute expressions while teasing the heroine. Everything was portrayed by him perfectly. Even his acting in Vincenzo boosts his career to another level. He played a badass character in Vincenzo, which was different from his previous roles.
2. Lee Min Ho
Lee Min Ho is a South Korean actor. He was famous for his visuals. He gained fame worldwide with his role in Boys Over Flowers. He is a model, actor, and singer. He made his official debut in 2006 as the main lead in the EBS series. He was famous for starring in dramas like Boys over flowers, The Heirs, Legend of the blue sea, The King: Eternal Monarch, Pachinko, and more. He also appeared in movies like Our School’s E.T and Public enemy returns. He portrays any character well. Either it may be a good boy character, or it may be a badass character, or it may be a rich boy character, or it may be a cold character. He gives his 100% in whatever role he plays.
3. Kim Soo Hyun
Kim Soo Hyun is a famous South Korean actor and a model. He is one of the top most famous actors in Korea. Soo Hyun gained fame for his roles in Its ok not to be Okay, Moon Embracing the Sun, The producers, Dream High, My Love from the stars, and many others. He made his acting debut in 2007. Soo Hyun is also one of the top paid Korean actors. He also received many awards in his career for his acting skills. Soo Hyun completed his military services, which are mandatory in Korea, in 2017. He is famous for his visuals and for playing innocent characters.
4. Lee Jong Suk
Lee Jong Suk is a South Korean actor, model, and dancer. He was famous for his roles in television dramas like While You were sleeping, W: The Two Worlds, I can hear your Voice, Pinocchio, and School 2013. He is best known for his visuals and fashion style. He makes you fall for him from head to heel for the first sight of him. He participated in Seoul Fashion week, making him the youngest male model to participate in Seoul Fashion Week. Jong Suk made his acting debut in 2005. His acting skills were top-notch. He can fit into any character he plays. He is one of the top paid Korean artists in Korea.
5. Gong Yoo
Gong Yu is a famous South Korean actor. His original name is Gong Ji-Cheol he is popularly known for his stage name Gong Yu. He is from Busan, Korea. He is popularly known for his roles in television dramas Goblin, also called Guardian: The Lonely and great lord, Squid Game, The Silent Sea, and others. His famous movies are Train to Busan, which is a Zombie movie. He completed his military service in 2008. He started his acting career in 2002 through a KBS drama, Hard Love, in which he played the main lead. With his first drama, he gained popularity an awarded with best new actor award in 2002. He is under the management of SOOP Entertainment. Even though his age is above 40, he looks so young. His acting in goblin made the audience fall for shyness.
6. Lee Dong Wook
Lee dong Wook is a South Korean actor, model, host, and entertainer. He won a grand prize in the V-NESS model contest in 1999. After winning the grand prize, he got a chance to act in the teen drama School 2. Later with his performance in School 3, he gained popularity for his acting. From then he continued his acting career. He is one of the top paid Korean artists in Korea. He starred in some famous television dramas like Tale of Nine-Tailed, Guardian: The Lonely, and great lord, Touch your heart. He caught the audience's attention with his role as a grim reaper in Goblin.
7. Ji Chang Wook
Ji Chang Wook is a South Korean actor, a model, a singer, and an entertainer. In 2010 he deducted his first drama named Smile Again. Through his first drama, he gained popularity for his innocent looks and acting, which bought him the Best Actor in Daily drama award. Ji Chang Wook was famous for acting in Healer, Suspicious Partner, Back Street Rookie, Love stuck in the city, K2, Sound of Magic, and Melting me Softly. In 2017 Ji Chang Wook went into military service. He continued his acting career after the military services. Ji Chang Wook starred in television series, web series, and films. Recently he appeared in the web drama Sound of Magic. He played a magician. He has caught the attention of the audience with his singing and acting.
8. Park Seo Joon
Park Seo Joon is a South Korean actor. He is well known for his roles in What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, Fight for my way, She was pretty, Itaewon Town, Kill me heal me, and Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, in which he played along with a group of Kpop stars like V, Park Hyun Sik, Choi Min Ho, and others. He made his debut in acting in 2011. He is under Awesome Entertainment. Recently it stated that he appears in the upcoming Marvel movie Captain marvel 2. He received many awards for his acting skills in dramas like Hwarang and Itaewon Town. He will act in the upcoming film The Dream, a sports film in which he is a soccer player and later becomes a soccer coach. The other movie he will act in is a Disaster thriller film Concrete Utopia.
9. Hyun Bin
Hyun Bin is a South Korean actor. His original name is Kim Tea-Pyung. He gained recognition for his role in the television drama “My name is Kim Sam-soon” in 2005. His first film was Shower which was supposed to be released in 2002 but never released due to lack of funding. He started his mandatory military service in 2011. The success of Hyun Bin’s works made him a top Hallyu star internationally. He can speak both Korean and English. He was recently married to Seo yea-jin. He is famous for his roles in Crash landing on you, Secret garden, Memories of Alhambra, Confidential assignments, and The Negotiation. Hyun Bin debuted in television drama series in 2003.
10. Lee Joon Gi
Lee Joon Gi is a South Korean actor, model, singer, dancer, and entertainer. He stated that he will work as a public service officer in his military service and started his military service in 2011. He is one of the most handsome and highest-paid actors in South Korea. His dramas are mostly genres of action-thrillers and historical dramas. He was famous for his roles in Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, Flower of evil, Residential Evil: The Final Chapter, Never Say Goodbye, and My Girl. He also starred in Chinese and Japanese movies. He can speak Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and English. Recently he starred in the drama Again My Life.