Seulgi (Red Velvet)

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Seulgi 'Red Velvet' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

Kang Seulgi, or popularly known as Seulgi, is a Korean singer. She is a member of the K-POP girl group Red Velvet.

She became famous after debuting as the main dancer, lead vocalist and lead center of Red Velvet.


Seulgi started her journey as an idol in 2007. In that year, she officially became an SM Entertainment trainee. Five years later in 2013, shebecame the first trainee to be announced to the public through SM Rookies.

Before her debut with Red Velvet, she performed with Irene ‘Red Velvet’ and did a dance cover of S.E.S’s Be Natural.

In 2014, she was also featured in Henry Lau’s music video for Butterfly, one of the tracks on the Fantastic EP.

Finally, on August 1, 2014, she debuted with Red Velvet with the song Happiness topping the Korean charts.

Not only in Red Velvet, but her solo career is also increasing. She often releases singles with Wendy for drama OSTs, such as, Don’t Push Me Away for the drama Uncontrollably Fond (2016) and You’re The Only One I See for the drama Hwarang (2017).

In 2020, SM Entertainment confirmed that Seulgi and Irene would be Red Velvet’s first sub-unit. Following the news, the sub-unit finally released the mini-album Monster, which was quite successful.


  • Real Name: Kang Seulgi (강슬기)
  • Stage Name: Seulgi (슬기)
  • Nickname: Kkangesul, TeddyBear, Seulgi
  • Birthdate: February 10, 1994
  • Birthplace: Ansan, Gyeonggi, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Lead Center (Red Velvet)
  • Religion: Buddhist
  • Profession: Singer, Model, Dancer
  • Education: School of Performing Arts Seoul
  • Hobbies: Drawing, Playing guitar
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  • Instagram: @hi_sseulgi
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Height, Weight & Appearance

  • Height: 164 cm (5’5″)
  • Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hair color: Dark brown
  • Eye color: Dark brown
  • Body measurements: 29-21-31 (Bust -29, Waist -21, and Hips -31 inches)
  • Shoe size: 6.5 (US)
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: 1
  • Sister: –

Boyfriend & Dating History

Julien Kang

Back in 2018, Seulgi was involved in dating rumors with model Julien Kang. They both appeared in Law of the Jungle Mexico in that year.

There was a cast picture where the two looked too comfortable with each other and someone had asked in Julien’s Instagram if they were dating. He replied that they were not and said he looks at her like a little sister.

Jimin (BTS)

Jimin and Seulgi were once also involved in dating rumors because of a brief clip that showed Seulgi waving in Jimin’s way at an award show.

However, these are only baseless rumors and Seulgi later confirmed that she was not seeing anyone at the time.

Net Worth

Seulgi has an estimated net worth of $2 million to $4 million. She mainly earns from her career in Red Velvet, but she also earns from brand deal endorsements.

Plastic Surgery 

There has been no confirmation that she did any surgery.


  • She has an older brother than her.
  • Before continuing her education at the School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA), she studied at Ansan Byeolmang Middle School.
  • Seulgi can speak Korean and Japanese.
  • SM Entertainment published Seulgi through SM Rookies with Jeno and Taeyong from NCT.
  • She once starred in School Oz, a musical from SM Entertainment by playing the main character, Dorothy.
  • She has also participated in the JTBC variety show Off to School.
  • Seulgi once appeared on King of Mask Singer as a contestant in October 2016. She appeared as ‘Cinema Heaven’.
  • She once released a single with Yesung from Super Junior in January 2017, Darling U.
  • Seulgi along with other female K-Pop idols were cast for the Idol Drama Operation Team program and their group was called Girls Next Door.
  • Seulgi with Girls Next Door released a single titled Deep Blue Eyes and made her debut stage in July 2017.
  • In Red Velvet, the color designed for her is yellow or tangerine.
  • She almost debuted under the stage name Rowoon.
  • She is often known as a person who has a calm personality.
  • She had a slump when her voice couldn’t come out, so she started practicing her dance harder than ever.
  • Seulgi is good friends with Krystal from F(X) and Kyuhyun from Super Junior.
  • She has appeared in Henry Lau’s video clip Fantastic.
  • In Red Velvet, Seulgi is the only member who only has single eyelids.
  • Her nickname ‘Bear’ is a nickname from F(X)’s Amber.
  • Seulgi likes to collect pens, notes, and stickers.
  • She likes eating vegetables.
  • When she’s stressed, Seulgi tends to release it by writing a diary, eating with people she likes, and going to karaoke alone.
  • When it comes to getting dressed, she likes to color coordinate.
  • Seulgi once drew Taeyeon and the drawing is very similar to her real face.
  • She likes the film The Apple of My Eye.
  • For music genres, she likes calming music, acoustic music, and New Age.
  • Similar to the color designed for her, Seulgi’s favorite color is orange because it’s refreshing.
  • Seulgi likes chic and dark-colored clothing styles.
  • She is close friends with Moonbyul from Mamamoo and Jisoo from BLACKPINK.
  • In 2015, she got 71st place for the Most Beautiful Faces award. The following year, she took the 29th position.
  • Her ideal type is someone who makes her comfortable, likes to laugh, and looks awesome when laughing.

See Full Red Velvet Members


  • Trolls World Tour (2020)
  • SMTown: The Stage (2015)


  • Descendants of the Sun (KBS2 | 2016), as herself

Variety shows

  • King of Masked Singer (MBC | 2020), as herself (ep. 259)
  • Cool Kids (JTBC | 2018), as herself (ep. 1-6)
  • Battle Trip (KBS | 2018), as herself
  • Secret Unnie (JTBC | 2018), as herself
  • Law of the Jungle in Mexico (SBS | 2018), as herself (ep. 320–324)
  • Idol Drama Operation Team (KBS | 2017), as herself
  • King of Mask Singer (MBC | 2016), as herself (ep. 79)
  • 100 People, 100 Songs (JTBC | 2015), as herself
  • Off to School (JTBC | 2015), as herself (ep. 40-43)

Music video appearances

  • Eeny Meeny (2021) – U-Know
  • Fantastic (2014) – Henry

Radio shows

  • (Naver Now | 2021), as the host


“I’m usually very dependent and reliant on the members, so standing alone for the first time was a big challenge.”

Everybody has a little of good and evil [in them], and some people think and wonder about vices, sins and greed – but often we only try to show the good side to society.”

“I’ve received so much love and support and those constant fortunes have helped me stay strong and stick to the good, and not fall into a dark place. I like to say I’ve grown well, without any troubles or hardships.”

“Songwriting isn’t just about filling a song out with words. I had to think about what it would sound like when I mouth them out – will the Korean and English words be natural when they’re sung together? Will it be easy to sing, given the intonation? I had to use words that I don’t normally use in my colloquial speech, so I realised songwriting is a really challenging path.”

Pics of Seulgi

1. Black is the true color for her

Seulgi 'Red Velvet' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

2. Seulgi looks cute even when she wears dark color

Seulgi 'Red Velvet' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

3. Seulgi’s Psycho outfit looks very charming

Seulgi 'Red Velvet' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

4. Elegant and classy Seulgi in a red dress

 'Red Velvet' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

5. She looks like a fashionista with her greyish outfits

 'Red Velvet' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career


Who is Seulgi (Red Velvet)?

She is a Korean singer. 

Who is Seulgi (Red Velvet)’s real name?

Her real name is Kang Seulgi (강슬기).

What makes Seulgi (Red Velvet) famous?

She got famous after debuting as the main dancer, lead vocalist and lead center of Red Velvet.

Where is Seulgi (Red Velvet) from?

She was born in Ansan, Gyeonggi, South Korea.

How old is Seulgi (Red Velvet)?

She was born in 1994, and she is 29 years old as of 2023.

When Seulgi (Red Velvet) celebrates her birthday?

She celebrates on the 10th of every February.

How tall is Seulgi (Red Velvet)?

Her height is 5’5″ or 164 cm.

Who are Seulgi (Red Velvet)’s parents?

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

Is Seulgi (Red Velvet) married?

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

Who is Seulgi (Red Velvet)’s ex-boyfriend?

None of her ex-boyfriend is known to the public. However, she used to be rumored to date Julien Kang and Jimin (BTS).

How rich is Seulgi (Red Velvet)?

Her net worth is around $2 million to $4 million.

What is Seulgi (Red Velvet) nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

Seulgi is one of the most talented and charming K-Pop female idols. She also has a beautiful appearance and heart, and that’s why her fans are always on her side.


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