Article: Top 10 Korean Celebs Who Hit Headlines In 2021

2021 was an exciting year for Korean industry celebrities, with very little drama, a little sadness, and a lot of happiness. While some celebs kept their followers amused with a tonne of exciting news about new endeavors, beginning families, and more, others made the news for all the wrong reasons. Take a look back at 2021 to learn what happened to Kim Seon Ho, Honey Lee, Park Shin Hye, the Bangtan Boys, and other celebrities.

1. Kim Seon Ho

Kim Seon Ho, the star of "Start-Up," has established a distinct identity on screen. He had come a long way and was beginning his cinematic career when he got caught up in a scandal that might seriously threaten his career. Everything fell apart for him when information about his scandalous past surfaced online. That comes after the celebrity was accused of gas lighting his ex-girlfriend and pressuring her into having an abortion. The actor acknowledged his ex-girlfriend and apologized just a few days after the "Actor-K" post went viral on social media. It was, however, too late; there was a severe backlash, and he had lost many upcoming projects.

2. Lisa

Following Jennie Kim in 2018 and Roseann Park in March 2021, Lalisa Manobal, also known by her stage name as Lisa, is the 0.33 member of Blackpink to launch a solo project. Her unmarried album "La Lisa" had 73.6 million perspectives in 24 hours, making it the maximum watched solo artist song video on YouTube. The document changed into remaining helmed through Taylor Swift for her unmarried "Me" In September 2021, Lisa released her self-titled solo album, with the lead unmarried, "Lalisa," hitting on No. 84 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both the Billboard Global two hundred and Global Excl. U.S. charts' No. 2 starting role changed into held through the upbeat song. In December, Lisa entered the Billboard Pop Airplay chart for the primary time as an artist from Korea.

3. Park Shin Hye

On Tuesday, well-known South Korean actresses Park Shin Hye and Choi Tae Joon welcomed their first child. At a hospital in Seoul, the actress Park Shin Hye gave birth to a healthy baby boy, mother and infant are healthy. Salt Entertainment issued a statement to Park's fans sharing this good news. The actor has performed in the films The Royal Tailor and The Call and is well known for the television show The Doctors and The Heirs.

Late in 2017, the lovely celebrity couple Tae Joon and Shin Hye fell in love and started dating. On January 22, a small group of their closest family and friends will attend their modest wedding ceremony in Seoul. The soon-to-be parents addressed separate letters to their followers to make the big announcement.

4. Park So Dam

Park So Dam, the Oscar-winning star of "Parasite," revealed her health crisis this year after learning she had papillary thyroid cancer. According to a statement from Park's agency, Artist Company, the 30-year-old was diagnosed during a routine health check and had surgery as recommended by the doctor. Before the Lunar New Year, the actor underwent a required PCR test when visiting the hospital, and the results revealed that she had the fatal virus.

In a statement released on February 7 after her full recovery, Park So Dam's management company, Artist Company, reportedly provided an update on her condition of health. She is currently receiving therapy and improving her health. The actor has taken a break from marketing and promoting her upcoming projects. Park So Dam's next role is in the movie Ghost, and she is currently paying attention to improving her health.

5. Ji Chang Wook

Ji Chang-Wook, a K-drama star who tested positive for the Covid-19 virus on July 26, has fully recovered and is no longer in quarantine as of last week. Ji Chang Wook's agency had already confirmed the coronavirus positive test result for the actor last month. While he was reportedly in isolation, focusing on his health.

Due to this, the shooting for the upcoming K-drama by Ji Chang Wook, "The Sound of Magic," was temporarily halted due to concerns about safety in light of the current pandemic guidelines. Ji Chang Wook's management company Glorious Entertainment said on August 11 that the actor had resumed filming for his next Netflix drama, "The Sound of Magic," after fully healing from Covid-19.

6. Anupam Tripathi

The popular Korean television program "Squid Game" has an intriguing Indian connection that adds to the show's appeal. Anupam Tripathi was born in India and has received a lot of positive feedback for his performance. In the series, he portrays Ali, a migrant worker residing in Pakistan. According to reports, the actor, 32, relocated to Korea in 2010 and has been in several Korean TV shows and motion pictures. Anupam Tripathi made India proud as he shone the brightest in the small but crucial essential role in the worldwide phenomenon "Squid Game." He moved the crowd to tears, and if you want to understand why, you must watch it now.

7. Honey Lee

The Korean actress wed her non-celebrity lover in a low-key private ceremony on December 21, 2021. Her agency, Saram Entertainment, informed followers of the good news in a statement in December the, South Korean celebrity reportedly tied the knot the same day in a private ceremony with only the couple's family members. On November 8, 2021, several Korean news organizations announced that the actor was reportedly engaged to a non-celebrity. According to reports, the pair had been dating for over a year after apparently being introduced by a friend. Within a year of meeting her future husband-to-be, she took the easy route and accepted the proposal.

8. Kris Wu

Kris Wu, a Chinese-Canadian pop singer, is awaiting punishment for rape and other offenses after having a closed trial late at night in a Beijing court as a huge controversy involving accusations from at least a dozen women engulfed the country. According to official media, Wu, a former member of the K-pop group EXO, had his trial kept from the public to protect the victim's privacy. The typical term for rape is three to ten years in jail, while the death penalty or life in prison is delivered back in exceptional cases. Wu is facing a potential five-year prison sentence for the second charge.

9. Lee Seung Gi

Actor Lee Seung-Gi startled fans earlier this year when he revealed his relationship with actress Lee Da In. In May 2021, Lee Seung-Gi and Lee Da-in were reportedly dating. After their agencies confirmed the dating rumors were true, they began meeting as senior and junior and got to know each other well. The agency also requested the fans to support their relationship, fans' reactions to this were conflicted, but many industry insiders were already aware of their secret relationship.

10. BTS

Along with breaking several global records, the South Korean sensation BTS is ending the year 2021 on a high note by shocking their followers by announcing that starting on December 6, 2021, each member has a personal Instagram account. After announcing they would be taking an "extended period of rest," the group now shares the news. Within a short period, each member has gained more than 13 million followers on the platform, setting Guinness World Records.