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Choi Min Ho - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

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

He is popular as a member of SHINee, a K-Pop boy group under SM Entertainment.

Throughout his career, Minho is popular as an actor for his roles in To The Beautiful You (2012), Somehow 18 (2017), and Yumi’s Cells (2021).


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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  • 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 Appearance

  • Height: 184 cm (6’0″)
  • Weight: –
  • Blood Type: B
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
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  • Father: Choi Yun Kyum
  • Mother: –
  • Sister: –
  • Brother: –

Girlfriend & Dating History

Throughout his career as an entertainer, he has been linked with several K-Pop female artists, such as Sulli and Girls Generation’s Yuri.

However, none of them confirmed their relationship, and nobody really knows who Minho’s real girlfriend is.

Net Worth

Choi Min Ho has an estimated net worth of $5 million. The majority of her income is derived from his job as a part of SHINee for up to $2 million 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.


  • 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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  • 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

  • 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


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

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


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