Kang Daniel

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Kang Daniel - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kang Daniel, who was born as Kang Eui Geon, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and actor.

He rose to prominence as the first-place winner of Produce 101 season 2 (2017) and debuted with Wanna One, before expanding his career as a solo singer and actor who has appeared in Rookie Cops (2022).


Prior to Kang Daniel’s massive popularity, he actually started his passion for entertainment when he was still in the 8th grade.

At that time, based on his teacher’s suggestion, Daniel then went to Nataraja Academy to train his dance skill.

Later, Daniel then gained various wins in different dance competitions after joining several dance academies near his home.

This Sagittarius idol realized that it might be good to join an entertainment agency to manage his career, so he chose B2M Entertainment as his agency at that time.

But unfortunately, Daniel didn’t feel much growth in that agency, so he moved to another agency, MMO Entertainment.

In 2017, he then became the representative of MMO Entertainment to join Produce 101 Season 2.

Already getting a lot of dance skills and performing arts knowledge, no wonder Daniel ended up being one of the winning team members, Wanna One and debuted on August 7 by releasing 1×1=1 (To Be One).

One year later in 2018, Daniel was trusted to be the main actor for one of Davichi’s MV, Days Without You.

In that year, he also got an award for the 2018 MBC Entertainment Awards and the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards for his work as Triple Position, one of the units of Wanna One.

After he terminated his contract with Wanna One in 2018, he later moved to LM Entertainment to expand his solo career activities in 2019.

Unfortunately, there were some legal issues with that agency, so Daniel decided to build his own entertainment agency, Konnect Entertainment to manage himself.

On July 25, 2019, Daniel made his official debut as a singer by releasing his debut EP, Color on Me. One of the singles, What Are You Up To, got a high success by winning at the KBS’ Music Bank.

One year later, he made a comeback by releasing his next EP, Cyan, followed by his third EP, Magenta.

Daniel then expanded his career to be an MC for Street Dance Girls Fighter in 2021.

Alongside his MC career, in that year he also released Yellow, his fourth EP, and got an acting debut by starring in Rookie Cops (2022).

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  • Real Name: Kang Euigeon (강의건) / Kang Daniel (강다니엘)
  • Stage Name: Daniel (다니엘) / Kang Daniel (강다니엘)
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: December 10, 1996
  • Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor
  • Education: Peniel Arts High School, Kyung Hee Cyber University
  • Hobbies: Skateboarding
  • Facebook: –
  • X: @konnect_danielk
  • Threads: @daniel.k.here
  • Instagram: @daniel.k.here
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: 강다니엘 Kang Daniel
  • vLive: Kang Daniel Official

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearances 

  • Height: 180 cm (5’11″)
  • Weight: 68 kg (149 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: 10 (US)


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –

Girlfriend & Dating History

Jihyo (TWICE)

Kang Daniel was revealed to date Jihyo, a member and the leader of girl group TWICE, in August 2019.

Unfortunately Dispatch reported the news of their separation in November 2020, stating that they had chosen to part ways after dating publicly for 1 year and 3 months.

According to the reports, they chose to break up as they were too busy to continue meeting each other.

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated his net worth to be around $1 million to $5 million.

He appears to earn most of his income by working in the South Korean entertainment industry as an idol-singer, songwriter, and actor.


Kang Daniel has participated in an extensive list of charity activities.

In June 2018, he joined the Ice Bucket Challenge which goal is to promote awareness upon ALS and proceeded to donate ₩2 million.

By the end of the same year, he made ₩12.1 million donation to commemorate his birthday to help low-income groups to overcome their living expenses and medical bills through the Miral Welfare Foundation.

In February 2020, he donated ₩50 million to help purchasing items to prevent COVID-19 virus spreading, such as hand sanitizers and health masks.

Plastic Surgery

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


  • In his family, Daniel is the only child.
  • He had changed his name officially from Eui Geon to Daniel because many people struggle to pronounce his real name.
  • When Daniel was just a junior high school student, he once won the B-Boying battle in the first place.
  • He once visited his aunt in Canada.
  • Daniel loves to skateboard.
  • Wherever he goes, he will bring his own insect swatter.
  • Daniel doesn’t like raisins.
  • His shoulder width is very wide, around 23 inches.
  • Daniel worked for his wide shoulder by doing 100 push-ups every morning.
  • His legs measurement is around 43,7 inches.
  • Daniel is the father of his 4 cats, Zhang Ah, Ori, Rooney, and also Peter.
  • Actually, Rooney and Peter are female, but he thought they were males the first time.
  • Based on Daehwi’s opinion, Daniel is a dangerous person.
  • When he was still in Wanna One, he wanted to be Woojin’s roommate because he think they both would enjoy speaking in Busan’s dialect.
  • He made a good friendship with B.A.P.’s Daehyun.
  • He attended the same dance school as Daehyun.
  • Daniel’s role models are EXO because of their coolness, BTS because of their power, and Seventeen because of their unique teamwork.
  • Daniel often snores during sleeping.
  • He loves to laugh even though things he is laughing at aren’t funny at all.
  • He loves to do self-talk.
  • Daniel has a good sense of fashion and loves to explore fashion during his free time.
  • He has an allergy to shellfish, such as lobster and shrimp.
  • He only can eat squid as his seafood dishes.
  • Daniel would love to open a sushi store in Hong Kong one day.
  • He chooses an older woman over the younger ones.
  • Daniel broke up with TWICE’s Jihyo because of their busy schedules.
  • His ideal type is someone who is older than him and can teach him a lot of things.

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Drama Series 

  • Rookie Cops (Disney+ 2022), as Wi Seung Hyun


“It might sound a little silly, but when you lose something you understand how precious it is, right? For me, it was the performances and my shows. I really wanted to do a tour and I really wanted to get to my fans overseas.”

“There’s a long history of pop culture and such diverse performances and shows in the U.S., Everybody knows it all over the world. I want to be recognized as an artist through my shows in the U.S.”

“I love to explore new places. For example, after checking into the hotel [in New York], I just went out by myself—went to a local restaurant and had dinner. Nowadays, I’m really into workouts so the gym is where I spend most of my time. So it’s like, “Okay: explore then workout.” Balance.”

“We don’t really know what’s behind the door until we open it. I’ve been in that place in my dark times and, actually, what scares us is not what’s behind the door, but it’s the action we have to take to open the door, you know? Because once we open it, there’s nothing really scary or severe. And I really hope it’s the same for everybody else, but happiness is ultimately most important, and that’s what I want to share most.”

“The thing I’ve felt is that I came to love myself more than anything else while working. I try to do things and choices which make me feel delighted in my life rather than being selfish.”


Who is Kang Daniel?

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

Who is Kang Daniel’s real name?

He was born as Kang Euigeon (강의건), but later changed his real name to Kang Daniel (강다니엘)

What makes Kang Daniel famous?

He rose to prominence as the first-place winner of Produce 101 season 2 (2017) and debuted with Wanna One, before expanding his career as a solo singer and actor who has appeared in Rookie Cops (2022).

Where is Kang Daniel from?

He was born in Busan, South Korea.

How old is Kang Daniel?

He was born in 1996, and he is 29 years old as of 2025.

When does Kang Daniel celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 10th of every December.

How tall is Kang Daniel?

His height is 5’11” or 180 cm.

Who are Kang Daniel’s parents?

He did not reveal the names of his father and mother.

Is Kang Daniel married?

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

Who is Kang Daniel’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is Jihyo (TWICE).

How rich is Kang Daniel?

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

What is Kang Daniel’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

Kang Daniel is such an inspiration for a lot of young people out there. He is energetic, amazing, and always shows his best talents for his dreams.