Kim Seol Hyun

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Kim Seol Hyun - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kim Seol Hyun, more commonly referred to as Seol Hyun, is a South Korean actress and singer.

She’s best recognized as a former member of AOA before expanding her career into acting and appeared in various drama series such as Orange Marmalade (2015), Awaken (2020–2021), and Summer Strike (2022).


Kim Seol Hyun started her acting career in 2012 by playing a minor role in the drama series Se Yeong, My Daughter.

Around the same year, she also debuted as a member of the K-Pop girl group AOA (Ace of Angels) under FNC Entertainment.

In 2013, she took up another role in the drama series Ugly Alert to strengthen her position as a budding actress.

From then on, she frequently appeared in several movies and drama series. Some of her successful projects are the movie Gangnam 1970 (2015) and the drama series Orange Marmalade (2015).

Both projects landed her in several awards and nominations and her fame as an actress picked up from there.

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  • Real Name: Kim Seol Hyun (김설현)
  • Stage Name: Kim Seol Hyun (김설현)
  • Nickname: Seol Hyun
  • Birthday: January 3, 1995
  • Birthplace: Bucheon, Gyeonggi, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Professions: Actress, Singer
  • Education: Kachiul Elementary School, Sungkok Middle School, Gyeonggi Arts High School (Department of Theater and Film), Kyung Hee University (Seoul Campus)
  • Hobbies: Collecting tumblers and thermos, indoor climbing
  • Twitter: –
  • Threads: @sh_9513
  • Instagram: @sh_9513
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: 눈이 부시게 by 설현

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 167 cm (5’5”)
  • Weight: 49 kg (107 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: 34-24-39 (Bust -34, Waist -24, and Hips -39 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 6.5 (US)
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Kim Joo Hyun

Boyfriend & Dating History

Unidentified Man

During her appearance on Brave Family, Seol Hyun revealed that she used to have a non-celebrity boyfriend during her high school days.

However, as she was already an idol trainee at that time, she could hardly meet her then-boyfriend. Consequently, they parted ways due to her busy schedule.


In 2016, South Korean media outlet reported that Seol Hyun was involved in a romantic relationship with Zico, an idol, rapper, songwriter, and producer who is a member of Block B.

Unfortunately, just a month after the news broke out, the couple reportedly chose to separate due to immense public scrutiny. Apparently, they were only dating for six months.

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated her net worth to be around $1 million to $5 million. She earns most of her income by working as an actress and singer.


Accused of Being a Bystander in the Bullying Case of Her Group Member

In 2021 during the wake of bullying case that involved AOA members, the alleged victim Kwon Mina accused Seol Hyun of being a bystander for 11 years.

In Kwon Mina’s Instagram post that captured her acts of self-harm, she stated how it’s unfair for Seol Hyun for living well, aside from the accused perpetrator Shin Jimin (AOA leader) and their agency’s CEO, Han Seung Ho.

The controversy caused Seol Hyun to go on a long hiatus after the filming of her drama Awaken wrapped. She has never commented about the accusations.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether she has undergone any cosmetic surgery.


  • Seol Hyun started wanting to be an artist during her school days when she was a member of a school club band that also showed her how to dance.
  • She is widely known for her slim and stunning body. Netizens often refer to her whenever they are asked about their body goals.
  • Seol Hyun plays piano since she was young.
  • She won first place in the 8th Smart School Uniform Model when she was a student at Seonggok Middle School.
  • Before debuting as an idol or an actress, she used to wear braces.
  • Her favorite drinks are milk and coffee. She said she drinks a total of 500 milliliters of milk every day.
  • She debuted as a member of the K-Pop girl group AOA (Ace of Angels) in 2012.
  • Seolhyun has been routinely making donations since 2017.
  • Her favorite sport is swimming.
  • She is extremely competitive.
  • Her ideal type is someone with a pretty and kind smile.

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  • P1H: The Beginning of a New World (2020), as Kim Seol Hyun
  • The Great Battle (2018), as Baek Ha
  • Memoir of a Murderer: Another Memory (2017), as Kim Eun Hee
  • Memoir of a Murderer (2017), as Kim Eun Hee
  • Gangnam 1970 (2015), as Kang Sun Hye

Drama Series

  • Summer Strike (2022), as Lee Yeo Reum
  • The Killer’s Shopping List (tvN | 2022), as Do A Hee
  • Pandemic (MBC | 2020), as the narrator
  • Awaken (tvN | 2020), as Gong Hye Won
  • My Country: The New Age (JTBC | 2019), as Han Hee Jae
  • Click Your Heart (Naver TV Cast | 2016), as Neoz High Goddess
  • Let’s Be Strange (2015), as Kim Seol Hyun
  • Orange Marmalade (KBS2 | 2015), as Baek Ma Ri
  • Ugly Alert (SBS | 2013), as Kong Na Ri
  • Seo Yeong, My Daughter (KBS2 | 2012), as Seo Eun Soo

TV Shows

  • 31st Seoul Music Awards (KBS Joy | 2022), as a host
  • Unexpected Business Season 2 (tvN | 2022), as a guest
  • KBS Song Festival (KBS | 2021), as the main host
  • SBS Gayo Daejeon (SBS | 2019), as a host
  • Queendom (Mnet | 2019), as a regular member
  • KBS Entertainment Awards (KBS | 2018), as a host
  • Guess My Next Move (Mnet | 2018), as a guest
  • I’ll Win You Over With My Channel (SBS | 2018), as a guest
  • Pajama Friends (2018), as a guest
  • Eat in Style (SBS | 2018), as a guest
  • Super TV: Season 2 (tvN | 2018), as a guest
  • Idol Room (JTBC | 2018), as a guest
  • Unexpected Q (MBC | 2018), as a guest
  • Amazing Saturday (tvN | 2018), as a guest
  • K-RUSH: Season 3 (KBS1 | 2018), as a guest
  • Omniscient Interfering View (MBC | 2018), as a guest
  • One K Concert In Manila (KBS | 2017), as a host
  • Three Meals a Day: Sea Ranch (tvN | 2017), as a guest
  • KBS Song Festival (KBS | 2016), as a host
  • Secretly Greatly (MBC | 2016), as a guest
  • Carefree Travelers (JTBC | 2016), as a guest
  • Trick & True (KBS2 | 2016), as a guest
  • Let’s Eat Dinner Together (JTBC | 2016), as a guest
  • Flower Crew: Season 1 (Naver TV Cast | 2016), as a guest
  • Channel AOA (On Style | 2016), as the main host
  • Law of the Jungle in Tonga (SBS | 2016), as a guest
  • The Boss Is Watching (SBS | 2016), as a guest
  • KBS Entertainment Awards (KBS2 | 2015), as a host
  • Knowing Bros (JTBC | 2015), as a guest
  • Idol Star Athletics Championships Chuseok Special (MBC | 2015), as the main host
  • AOA One Fine Day (MBC | 2015), as the main host
  • My Little Television (Daum Kakao TV | 2015), as a guest
  • Buzz Rhythm (NTV | 2015), as a guest
  • Open Up! AOA (VLIVE | 2015), as the main host
  • Game of Thrones: Superman Returns vs. 1 Night 2 Days (KBS1 | 2015), as a regular member
  • Brave Family (KBS | 2015), as a regular member
  • Please Take Care of My Refrigerator (JTBC | 2014), as a guest
  • Hidden Singer: Season 3 (JTBC | 2014), as a guest
  • A Song For You 3 (KBS | 2014), as a guest
  • Cheongdamdong 111: N.Flying’s Way to Become a Star (tvN | 2014), as a regular member
  • 2 Days & 1 Night Season 3 (KBS2 | 2013), as a guest
  • Eun Hee’s Clinic (QTV | 2013), as a guest
  • Cheongdamdong 111 (tvN | 2013), as a regular member
  • The Return of Superman (KBS2 | 2013), as a guest
  • After School Club (Viki | 2013), as a guest
  • I Live Alone (MBC | 2013), as a guest
  • AOA Angels’ Cam (2012), as the main host
  • Weekly Idol (MBC every1 | 2011), as a guest
  • Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend (KBS1 | 2011), as a guest
  • Hello Counselor: Season 1 (KBS2 | 2010), as a guest
  • Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Let’s Go! Dream Team Season 2 (KBS2 | 2009), as a guest
  • Happy Together: Season 3 (KBS2 | 2007), as a guest
  • Radio Star (MBC | 2007), as a guest
  • Gag Concert (KBS2 | 1999), as a guest

Music Video Appearances

  • Severely (2012) – F.T. Island


  • 2018 55th Grand Bell Awards – Woori Bank Star Award – Kim Seol Hyun
  • 2018 3rd Asia Artist Awards – New Wave Award – Kim Seol Hyun
  • 2017 6th KOPA & Nikon Press Photo Awards – Most Photogenic Star Of The Year – Kim Seol Hyun
  • 2016 5th Marie Claire Film Festival – Rookie Award – Gangnam 1970
  • 2016 8th Style Icon Asia – Awesome Syndrome – Kim Seol Hyun
  • 2016 10th SBS Entertainment Awards – Best Entertainer Award – Law of the Jungle in Tonga
  • 2016 Korean Advertisers Association – Best Model – Kim Seol Hyun
  • 2016 11th Max Movie Awards – Rising Star Award – Gangnam 1970
  • 2016 13th Seoul TV CF Awards – Model of the Year – Kim Seol Hyun
  • 2015 29th KBS Drama Awards – Popularity Award, Actress – Orange Marmalade
  • 2015 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards – Popular Star Award – Gangnam 1970
  • 2015 14th KBS Entertainment Awards – Best Newcomer Award – Brave Family


  • 2017 1st The Seoul Awards – Best New Actress (Film) – Memoir of a Murderer
  • 2017 3rd Fashionista Awards – Best Fashionista (Red Carpet Category) – Kim Seol Hyun
  • 2016 InStyle Star Icon – Best Body (Female Celebrity) – Kim Seol Hyun
  • 2016 10th Asian Film Awards – Best Newcomer – Gangnam 1970
  • 2016 2nd Fashionista Awards – Best Fashionista (Red Carpet Category) – Kim Seol Hyun
  • 2015 8th Korea Drama Awards – Best New Actress – Orange Marmalade
  • 2015 4th APAN Star Awards – Best New Actress – Orange Marmalade
  • 2015 29th KBS Drama Awards – Best New Actress – Orange Marmalade
  • 2015 29th KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Orange Marmalade
  • 2015 51st Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actress (Film) – Gangnam 1970
  • 2015 52nd Grand Bell Awards – Best New Actress – Gangnam 1970
  • 2015 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best New Actress – Gangnam 1970


“At first, I was amazed and excited because people began to notice me [because of her body]… But since that, the public has wanted to see only that side of me. Just that and nothing else. It troubled me for a while. I began to question why I had to wear cropped tops all the time.

“The cropped top Seolhyun is me too, yes… but I have so much more to me than just that.”

“When I debuted, I used to have tons of GIFs go viral that only zoomed in on a certain part of my body. Some were bad enough that I can’t discuss. I wouldn’t ever wish that on anyone – especially my hoobae (junior) groups but they’re facing it all the same.”

“Indoor climbing has a lot of rules, so if I can’t solve a problem, I continuously think about how to solve it even after I get home.”

“I don’t want to be swept away by other people or a job that receives a lot of attention. To do that, I realized how important it is to love myself.”

“I wanted to have the freedom to express what I wanted to say rather than pay attention to others, and I am learning how to respect and love myself in the process.”


Who is Kim Seol Hyun?

She is a South Korean actress and singer.

Who is Kim Seol Hyun’s real name?

Her real name is Kim Seol Hyun (김설현).

What makes Kim Seol Hyun famous?

She’s famous as a former member of AOA before expanding her career into acting and appeared in various drama series such as Orange Marmalade (2015), Awaken (2020–2021), and Summer Strike (2022).

Where is Kim Seol Hyun from?

She was born in Bucheon, Gyeonggi, South Korea.

How old is Kim Seol Hyun?

She was born in 1995, and she is 29 years old as of 2024.

When does Kim Seol Hyun celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 3rd of every January.

How tall is Kim Seol Hyun?

Her height is 5’5″ or 167 cm.

Who are Kim Seol Hyun’s parents?

She did not reveal the names of her father and mother.

Is Kim Seol Hyun married?

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

Who is Kim Seol Hyun’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is an unidentified man and Zico (Block B).

How rich is Kim Seol Hyun?

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

What is Kim Seol Hyun’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korea.

Kim Seol Hyun surely has a lot to offer to her fans, what with her multitude of talents and plenty of opportunities to showcase them. So, let’s keep on rooting for her, shall we?