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Choi Min Ho, or popularly known as Minho, is a South Korean singer, actor, and model.

He rose to prominence as a member of SHINee, a K-Pop boy group under SM Entertainment, before developing his acting career and appearing in drama series such as To The Beautiful You (2012) and Yumi’s Cells (2021).

Career

Choi Min Ho started his journey as an entertainer after SM Entertainment was discovered by the SM Casting System back in 2006.

Two years later, Minho was chosen to be a model for Ha Sang-beg’s Seoul Collection in March 2008, which was followed by his debut as a SHINee member one month later.

Apart from his SHINee activities, this Sagittarius singer made her debut as an actor in 2008 by appearing in My Precious You and the drama special Pianist.

His acting career later was followed by his roles in To the Beautiful You (2012), My First Time (2015), and Hwarang (2016).

Immediately, his name became more popular after acting in those series, which made him level up his career by debuting in a big-screen movie, Canola (2016).

One year later, in 2017, he acted in a JTBC web drama, Somehow 18, with Lee Yu Bi and successfully got high online viewer ratings.

He took a break from acting after he was enlisted in military service until 2020, but he came back immediately to resume his activities as a SHINee member and actor.

In 2021, he made a special appearance for Lovestruck in the City, which was followed by his appearance in Yumi’s Cells (2021) and The Fabulous (2022).

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Profile

  • Real Name: Choi Min Ho (최민호)
  • Stage Name: Minho
  • Nickname: Minho, Flaming Charisma Minho, Frog Prince Minho
  • Birthday: December 9, 1991
  • Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actor, Singer
  • Education: Konkuk University (Majored in Arts and Culture Film)
  • Hobbies: Playing basketball, Playing soccer
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  • Instagram: @choiminho_1209
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearances

  • Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
  • Weight: 69 kg (152 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: –

Family

  • Father: Choi Yoon Gyeom
  • Mother: Oh Soon Yeong
  • Brother: Choi Min Seok
  • Sister: –

Girlfriend & Dating History

He has never dated anyone publicly nor rumored to date anyone. He most likely prefers to keep his personal and dating life out of the spotlight.

Net Worth

Choi Min Ho has an estimated net worth of $1 million to $5 million. The majority of her income is derived from his job as a part of SHINee by releasing albums and doing concerts.

The rest of his income comes from his solo jobs, such as modeling, acting in several movies and dramas, and even brand partnerships.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether he has undergone any cosmetic surgery to adjust his visual appearance.

Facts

  • His father is a popular Korean soccer coach.
  • Minho is very good at soccer.
  • He once got high praise from a retired member of the national soccer team, Lee Young Pyo, when he showed off his soccer skills in various shows.
  • Minho was the leader of the team for the Idol Futsal World Cup Competition.
  • Minho initially wanted to be a professional football player, but his father didn’t agree with it.
  • His father didn’t want him to be a football player because he remembered it was very abusive and he didn’t want to see Minho asking him to stay over for the night.
  • According to his father, Minho is a strong-willed but small-framed person.
  • His official color is orange.
  • Compared to other SHINee members, Minho is the member who eats the most.
  • Before SHINee debuted, Minho and Key got into a fight and a few years later, they were hostile.
  • Minho was hospitalized when filming Battle of Jangsari because of a facial mishap.
  • His ideal type is a girl who loves to tuck her hair over her ear when she is working hard on something.

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Movies

  • New Normal (2022), as Hoon
  • Battle of Jangsari (2019), as Choi Sung Pil
  • Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018), as Kim Cheol Jin
  • The Princess and the Matchmaker (2018), as Seo Ga Yoon
  • Derailed (2016), as Jin Il
  • Canola (2016), as Han Yi
  • SM Town the Stage (2015), as himself
  • I Am (2012), as himself

Drama Series

  • Romance in the House (JTBC | 2024), as Nam Tae Pyeong
  • The Fabulous (Netflix | 2022), as Ji Woo Min
  • Goose Bumps (KakaoTV | 2021), as Hoon
  • Yumi’s Cells (tvN-TVING | 2021), as Chae Ugi
  • Lovestruck in the City (Kakao TV-Netflix | 2020-2021), as Oh Dong Sik
  • The Most Beautiful Goodbye (tvN | 2017), as Jung Soo
  • 18 Again (Naver TV-JTBC | 2017), as Oh Kyung Hwi
  • Hwarang (KBS2 | 2016-2017), as Soo Ho Rang
  • Drinking Solo (tvN | 2016), as Ki Bum’s high school schoolmate (cameo)
  • My First Time (OnStyle | 2015), as Yoon Tae O
  • Medical Top Team (MBC | 2013), as Kim Sung Woo
  • To The Beautiful You (SBS | 2012), as Kang Tae Joon
  • Salamander Guru and The Shadow Operation Team (SBS | 2012), as Hacker Min Hyuk
  • My Precious You (KBS2 | 2008), as himself

Drama Special

  • Drama Special: Pianist (KBS2 | 2010), as Oh Je Ro

Songs

  • Romeo and Juliet (2022)
  • Falling Free (2022)
  • Chase (2022)
  • Heartbreak (2021)
  • I’m Home (2019)

Music Video Appearances

  • Miro (2016) – Romeo
  • Sound (2010) – VNT
  • Gee (Japanese version) (2010) – Girls’ Generation
  • Gee (2009) – Girls’ Generation

Awards

  • 2021 Golden Cinema Film Festival – Jury’s Special Prize – The Battle of Jangsari
  • 2018 Asia Artist Awards – Asia Brilliant Award
  • 2017 Busan International Film Festival – Marie Claire Asia Star Awards: Face of Asia Award
  • 2017 Indonesian Television Awards – Special Award
  • 2015 MBC Entertainment Awards  – Popularity Award (Music Talk Show) – Show! Music Core
  • 2014 MBC Entertainment Awards – Popularity Award (Music Talk Show) – Show! Music Core
  • 2012 SBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award (with Sulli) – To the Beautiful You
  • 2010 SBS Entertainment Awards – Best Newcomer in a Variety Show – Star King

Nominations

  • 2018 Buil Film Awards – Popularity Award – Illang: The Wolf Brigade
  • 2017 Grand Bell Awards – Best New Actor – Derailed
  • 2016 Grand Bell Awards – Best New Actor – Canola
  • 2014 Baeksang Arts Awards – Most Popular Actor (TV) – Medical Top Team
  • 2013 MBC Drama Awards – Best New Actor – Medical Top Team
  • 2012 SBS Drama Awards – Netizen Popularity Award

Quotes 

“The biggest reason [of going solo] would be the desire to show my fans a work of my own. I figured that this would be a good timing because next year is the 15th anniversary of SHINee, and I want to shift my entire focus on SHINee [then]. I wanted to close this year with an album of my own.”

“I’ve definitely had those ‘what if’ moments, as all other people. When people think about things that they want to change, it’s usually when the outcome is not as desired and not as ideal as they hoped, but there’s nothing that I want to go back and change. I believe that the biggest lessons and values come from moments where results are not necessarily ideal, or as I had hoped. I am proud of all the decisions I made.”

“It’s hard to pinpoint exactly which members have influenced me in which aspects, but there is a mutual desire among our group to constantly be better than ourselves. There is a bit of a healthy competition, of motivating and almost instigating each other to try hard and evolve as artists.

“So, I really wanted to do a romance genre [of acting]. Especially as I’m in my 30s now, I wanted to show that I have this (romantic) side.”

FAQs

Who is Choi Min Ho?

He is a South Korean singer, actor, and model.

Who is Choi Min Ho’s real name?

His real name is Choi Min Ho (최민호).

What makes Choi Min Ho famous?

He rose to prominence as a member of SHINee, a K-Pop boy group under SM Entertainment, before developing his acting career and appearing in drama series such as To The Beautiful You (2012) and Yumi’s Cells (2021).

Where is Choi Min Ho from?

He was born in Incheon, South Korea.

How old is Choi Min Ho?

He was born in 1991, and he is 34 years old as of 2025.

When does Choi Min Ho celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 9th of every December.

How tall is Choi Min Ho?

His height is 5’11” or 181 cm.

Who are Choi Min Ho’s parents?

His father’s name is Choi Yoon Gyeom and his mother’s name is Oh Soon Yeong.

Is Choi Min Ho married?

He is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether he is in a relationship or not.

Who is Choi Min Ho’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is not known.

How rich is Choi Min Ho?

His net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What is Choi Min Ho’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

Choi Min Ho is handsome, talented, and playful. He is always joyful when working, both on-screen and off-screen.