Kang Hye Won

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Kang Hye Won - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kang Hye Won is a South Korean singer and actress.

She rose to prominence after finishing at the 8th place on Produce 48 (2018) and debuting with IZ*ONE, before expanding her career into acting and appearing in drama series such as Seasons of Blossom (2022) and Boyhood (2023).


Kang Hye Won was announced as a contender on the TV show Produce 48 (2018) where she competed to debut as a member of the girl group IZ*ONE.

She made it into the line-up and officially became a member of the previously mentioned girl group that very year. The group then released a debut album called Color*IZ.

In 2021, the girl group disbanded after their contract was finished. Then, Hye Won got back to being an idol trainee under her initial agency.

A few months later, bits of gossip started to surface that said she would make her acting debut in a web-based drama series. The gossip turned out to be true.

She debuted as an actress in the drama series titled Seasons of Blossom, which was released in 2022. It was then closely followed by another drama series called Best Mistake: Season 3.

It was also reported that she released a new single titled Like a Diamond (2022) where she collaborated with South Korean singer and songwriter Stella Jang.

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  • Real Name: Kang Hye Won (강혜원)
  • Stage Name: Kang Hye Won (강혜원)
  • Also Known as: –
  • Nickname: Hye Won (혜원)
  • Birthday: July 5, 1999
  • Birthplace: Yangsan, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Professions: Singer, Actress
  • Education: Habuk Elementary School, Bokwang Middle School, Bokwang High School, Hanlim Multi-Arts School (Broadcasting and Entertainment Department)
  • Hobbies: Playing musical instruments, watching anime
  • Facebook: –
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  • Instagram: @hyemhyemu
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: 강혜원

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearances 

  • Height: 163 cm (5’4”)
  • Weight: 43 kg (95 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: –
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: Kang Kyeong Woo 
  • Sister: –

Boyfriend & Dating History

Im Si Wan

In September 2023, Kang Hye Won was caught in a dating rumor with actor Im Si Wan, as both of them were captured eating together in a restaurant establishment and strolling through a park together.

However, fans were quick to shut down the rumors by theorizing that they were seen together due to their involvement in drama series Boyhood (2023).

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated her net worth to be around $1 million to $5 million. She appears to earn most of her income through working as a singer and actress in the South Korean entertainment industry.

Plastic Surgery

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


  • Fans call her the Innocent Rapper because her rap skills contrast with her pure, innocent look.
  • Hye Won has a brother who is three years younger than her.
  • She used to train under Music K Entertainment to become an idol.
  • Hye Won is close friends with AKB48’s Kenkyuusei Sato Minami.
  • She can play musical instruments like piano and guitar.
  • Hye Won is a fan of anime.
  • She likes eating takoyaki.
  • Hye Won has a pet dog named Zeze.
  • Hye Won went to the same high school as soloist Choi Ye Na.
  • Hye Won was about to debut as a member of the girl group DAYDAY, but she left and the debut was canceled.
  • She likes vanilla-flavored ice cream the most.
  • Summer is her favorite season.
  • Her favorite color is beige.
  • She is a fan of the movie Inception (2010).
  • She dislikes green tea, seafood, and coffee.
  • Her must-have item is perfume.
  • If she was not an idol, she said, she would likely become a nurse or a doctor.
  • She joined a badminton club when she was in middle school.
  • Her ideal type is…

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  • Iz*one Oneiric Theater (2021), as self
  • Eyes On Me: The Movie (2020), as self
  • Eyes On Me: The Movie – Part 2 (2020), as self

Drama Series

  • Boyhood (Coupang Play | 2023), as Kang Seon Hwa
  • Seasons of Blossom (Wavve | 2022), as Yoon Bo Mi
  • Best Mistake: Season 3 (VLIVE | 2022), as Jin Se Hee
  • Seasons of Blossom (Wavve | 2022), as Yoon Bo Mi

TV Shows

  • Lecture Delivery (MBC | 2022), as a guest
  • We Became a Family (MBC | 2021), as a regular member
  • Midnight Horror Story Season 1 (MBC | 2021), as a guest
  • The Shop Next to the Best (Daum Kakao TV | 2021), as a guest
  • 2020 SBS Gayo Daejeon in Daegu (SBS | 2020), as a regular member
  • 2020 Idol eSports Athletics Championships (MBC | 2020), as a guest
  • Dong Dong Shin Ki (JTBC | 2020), as a guest
  • CDTV Live! Live! (TBS | 2020), as a guest‏
  • 2020 Idol Star Athletics Championships (MBC | 2020), as a regular member
  • Busted 2 (Netflix | 2019), as a guest
  • 2019 Idol Star Athletics Championships Chuseok Special (MBC | 2019), as a regular member
  • Produce X 101 (Mnet | 2019), as a guest
  • Produce X 101: The Beginning (Mnet | 2019), as a guest
  • TMI NEWS (Mnet | 2019), as a guest
  • My Little Television 2 (MBC | 2019), as a guest
  • 2019 Idol Star Athletics Championships (MBC | 2019), as a regular member
  • Human Intelligence – The Most Perfect A.I. (JTBC | 2018), as a regular member
  • Produce 48 (Mnet | 2018), as a regular member
  • Problematic Men Season 2 (tvN | 2018), as a guest
  • Idol Room (JTBC | 2018), as a guest
  • Knowing Bros (JTBC | 2015), as a guest
  • Love Music (Fuji TV | 2015), as a guest
  • Buzz Rhythm (NTV | 2015), as a guest
  • Comedy Big League Season 5 (tvN | 2013), as a guest
  • Weekly Idol (MBC every1 | 2011), as a guest
  • Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend (KBS1 | 2011), as a guest
  • Shabekuri 007 (NTV | 2008), as a guest

Music Video Appearances

  • Winner (2022) – Ravi
  • Hobby (2021) – Parc Jae Jung


  • 2024 Brand Customer Loyalty Award – Female Actress (Rookie)


“I tend to be very easy-going. When I’m with close friends, I’m playful and talkative.”

“Fans call me “Kwangbae” or “Kwangbae-hyung” when they see me like that. In fact, Kwangbae is a nickname that came from a different side of me. When you translate “Kang-chan” to Korean, there’s an error and it says “Kwangbae”. That word was funny, so many fans called me “Kwangbae”. I think it’s friendly and nice.”

“The IZ*ONE members, who I promoted with, are my role models. I’m not just saying that either, those are my true feelings. They’re friends who can learn a lot from. Everyone is doing so well with their own stuff now, you know. When I see them like that, I automatically think they’re so cool.”

“When I was active as a singer, I experienced various emotions through the fans. As an actress, people experience various emotions through me, so I feel like I work harder and am more sincere so that they can feel a lot of emotions.”


Who is Kang Hye Won?

She is a South Korean singer and actress.

Who is Kang Hye Won’s real name?

Her real name is Kang Hye Won (강혜원).

What makes Kang Hye Won famous?

She rose to prominence after finishing at the 8th place on Produce 48 (2018) and debuting with IZ*ONE, before expanding her career into acting and appearing in drama series such as Seasons of Blossom (2022) and Boyhood (2023).

Where is Kang Hye Won from?

She was born in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang, South Korea.

How old is Kang Hye Won?

She was born in 1999, and she is 26 years old as of 2025.

When does Kang Hye Won celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 5th of every July.

How tall is Kang Hye Won?

Her height is 5’4″ or 163 cm.

Who are Kang Hye Won’s parents?

She did not reveal the names of her father and mother

Is Kang Hye Won married?

She is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether she is in a relationship or not.

Who is Kang Hye Won’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is not known. However, she used to be rumored to date Im Si Wan.

How rich is Kang Hye Won?

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

What is Kang Hye Won’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korea.

Kang Hye Won has always been known for her determination to tackle any obstacle going her way. This is likely one of many reasons why she succeeds in everything she does.