Article: Top 10 Korean Celebrities Who Look Younger Than Their Age

It’s literally not challenging to stop aging. These Korean actors and actresses are living proof of it. If you are a long-time K-drama lover, then you must have observed that not all teenager roles are played by teenage actors. But you don’t come to notice it until you check the cast of that drama and find them to be 30 or 40-year-old. So here are the top 10 best Korean actors and actresses who look younger than they actually are.

1. So Ji Sub

South Korean actor and model born on November 4, 1977, in Incheon. He debuted as a jeans model in 1995. He trained in swimming for 11 years to become a professional. He tried modelling because he wanted to meet and pose aside Kim Sung Jae. After getting the second male lead role in Glass Slippers (2002), he started to gain popularity. Master’s Sun (2013) actor still radiates the Oppa-vibe is surprisingly 43-year-old. He got married to Cho Un Jeong in 2020.


2. Gong Yoo

Born on July 10, 1979. His real name is Gong Ji Cheol. Best known for his role in Train to Busan (2016), the biggest blockbuster of all time. He debuted in 2001 in School 4. In 2017, it revealed that the 42-year-old is a descendant of Confucius. He started to gain popularity in 2007, with the drama Coffee Prince. With the continuous hits in 2016, he rose to heights of popularity. He also acted in the Age of Shadows and Goblin.


3. Ji Sung

With a family background of educators, he was determined to become an actor even after his father’s objection. Born as Kwak Tae Geun on February 27, 1977, in Seoul. He started his acting career in 1999 and played many minor roles. He is well known for his roles in Kill me, Heal me (2015), Doctor John (2019), and his recent drama, The Devil Judge (2021). He got married to his co-star Lee Bo Young in 2013.


4. Lee Dong Wook

Best known as the Grim reaper in Guardian: the lonely and great god (2016). He was born on November 6, 1981. In 1999 Lee made his acting debut with a single-episode drama. With the rom-com drama My Girl in 2005, he started to rise high in stardom. He acted in Touch Your Heart (2019) with Yoo In Na. He played a lead negative role of a dentist in Hell is Other People (2019). He was the lead actor of the 2020 fantasy drama Tale Of The Nine-Tailed. Though he looks like a handsome vampire with pale and never- aging skin, he is surprisingly 39-years-old.


5. Song Hye Kyo

If you say Hallyu, then you obviously can never leave out Song Hye Kyo. Born on November 22 1981, in Daegu, initially trained to become a figure skater. She got into acting after winning a modelling competition in 1996. She got a breakout role in 2000 in the TV drama, Autumn In My Heart. Along with her beauty, her acting skills helped her to gain massive popularity in Asia. The 39-year-old actor and model has endorsed many luxury brands, and is a brand ambassador of Bottega, Veneta, and Fendi. Referred to as one of ’the troika’,  she is not just South Korea’s highly paid actress but also a fashion and youth icon.


6. Jun Ji Hyun

A well-known actor, model, beauty diva and fashion trendsetter. Her real name is Wang Ji Hyun. She was born on October 30, 1981. She rose to fame after her role in My Sassy Girl (2001). She gained vast international popularity after My Love From Another Star (2014) and Legend Of The Blue Sea (2016). The 39-year-old actress has earned the title of ’Commercial Queen’. She has a versatile fashion sense, and no matter what she wears, she always has the spotlight on her.


7. Gong Hyo Jin

Initially started her journey as a model, and then turned into an actor with a supporting role in Memento Mori. Born on April 4, 1980, she is famous as the queen of rom-com dramas because of her acting. The 41-year-old actress got her breakout roles in 2002 with the lead role in Emergency Act 19 and A Bizarre Love of Triangle. She has acted in Ruler Of Your Own World (2002), When the Camellia Blooms (2019), It’s Okay That’s Love (2014), Don’t Dare To Dream (2016) and many more.


8. Kim Tae Hee

Referred as South Korea’s most beautiful woman. She made her comeback with a recent drama, Hi Bye Mama (2020). Born on 29 March, 1980 in Ulsan. Started her career as a model in commercials, later debuted in 2001 with the drama, Last present. Mother of two healthy children, this 41-year-old actress got married to South Korean singer, Rain, in 2017. She is also seen in some charity works to support the youth of Ulsan.


9. Kim Seo Hyung

Mostly famous for her Baeksang nominated negative role as coach Kim in Sky Castle (2018). Born on October 28, 1973, in Gangneung. She started her career by participating in the 1992 Miss Gangwon pageant. She also acted as the evil mistress in, Temptation Of Wife (2008). 46-year-old is known for her femme fatale style in dramas, as well as in real life.


10. Hyun Bin

Born as Kim Tae Pyung on 25 September 1982, he is one of the most paid South Korean mega-stars. In 2005 his work was recognized in a rom-com drama My name is Kim Sam Soon. His successful drama includes Secret Garden (2010), Memories of Alhambra (2019), Negotiation (2018) and many more. He confirmed his relationship with actress Son Ye Jin, his co-star in Crash Landing on You. This 38-year-old actor and model is quite mature to be called Oppa. But due to his fitness and care, he doesn’t appear to be ageing.