Member Profiles

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Leeteuk (이특)
Real Name: Park Jungsu (박정수)
Nicknames: Angel without Wings, Gaeteuk, Special Leader, Peter Pan, Ori aka Duck
Position: Leader, Vocalist, Rapper
Fan Club Name: Angels
Date of Birth: July 1, 1983
Place of Birth: Seoul Yeonshinnae
Height: 5′ 10″ (said on Star King that his real height is 5′ 9″)
Blood Type: A
Sibling: Older sister Park Inyoung
Specialties/Hobbies: Piano, Composition, Listening to Music, Singing
Education: Transferred from Paekcho Institute of the Arts to Inha University
Fun Fact: Leeteuk was wandering around lost in the streets of Seoul when an SM scout saw him and gave him a business card. He auditioned in 2000 and made his first appearance the same year as an extra sitting in an auditorium in MBC’s “All About Eve.” His stage name Leeteuk means “special.”


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Heechul (희철)
Real Name: Kim Heechul (김희철)
Nicknames: Heenim, Cinderella, Flower, Kim Pink, Kim Moodswing, Kim Cherry (from Youngstreet), Snake (from the Zodiac), Heerobbong (part of the Bbong brothers with Donghae and U-Know Yunho), Heebongie Hyung (Yesung’s nickname for Heechul)
Position: Vocalist, Rapper
Fan Club Name: Petals
Date of Birth: July 10, 1983
Place of Birth: Gangwon Do, South Korea
Height: 5′ 10.5″ (stated in his 100Q/100A that his height is actually 5′ 10.1″)
Blood Type: AB
Sibling: Older sister Kim Heejin (1982)
Pets: Heebum (Russian Blue cat), Champagne (Siamese cat), Bangshin (Bengal cat), Yamchae (Russian Blue cat)
Specialties/Hobbies: Writing Poems, Writing Fairy Tales, Computer Games
Education: Sangii University, reportedly graduated in 2008
Fun Fact: On a whim, Heechul searched the internet for entertainment companies and it so happened that SM was having open auditions so he went with his friends to Seoul to sight see/audition. Being unfamiliar with the area, he got lost and missed the open audition hours. They told him that it was too late, but according to him, took one look at his face and changed their minds. He was allowed to audition and was cast through Starlight Casting System in October 2002. He debuted as an actor on March 6, 2005 through the youth drama KBS’s “Banolim 2″.


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Hankyung (한경)
Real Name: Han Geng (한긍/韩 庚)
Nickname(s): Beijing Fried Rice, Dragon (from the Zodiac)
Position: Sub-Vocalist, Former Super Junior-M Leader
Fan Club Name: Gengsters
Date of Birth: February 9, 1984
Place of Birth: Mudanjiang in the Hei Long Jiang Province, located in the northeastern part of China
Height: 5′ 11.3″
Blood Type: B
Sibling: Only child
Pet: Mao Mao (Pomeranian dog), Rider (Pomeranian dog) and Rong Rong (dog)
Specialties/Hobbies: Chinese Traditional Dance, Ballet, Computer Games
Education: Central University for Nationalities
Fun Fact: Hangeng (as he is now known) accompanied a friend who was auditioning at the H.O.T. CHINA Audition in 2001 and was talked into auditioning himself. He was chosen as a handful among 3,000 who auditioned. He made his debut as a model in a fashion show F/W General Idea in May 2005.  Hangeng left SM Entertainment in 2009 due to unfair contract terms and is now pursuing a solo career (singing & acting) in China.  Hangeng participated in a NASA training camp will be going to SPACE in 2014/2015.


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Yesung (예성)
Real Name: Kim Jongwoon (김종운)
Nicknames: Cloud, Dog (from the Zodiac), Rabid Dog
Position: Main Vocalist
Fan Club Name: Clouds
Date of Birth: August 24, 1984
Place of Birth:
Chunahn in Southern Choongchung Province
Height:
5′ 10.1″
Blood Type:
AB
Siblings: Younger brother Kim Jongjin
Pets
: Ddangkkoming (turtle) and Ddangkkomaeng (turtle), Ddangkoma (turtle, donated to zoo) Mello (dog), Kkoming (Pomeranian dog) and Sora (dog)
Specialties/Hobbies: Singing, Listening to Music, Exercise
Education: Chungwoon University, Broadcast Music Major, possibly transferred to Sunmoon University; reportedly graduated in early 2009
Fun Fact: Yesung won gold in the 1999 ChunAn Singing Contest. He was encouraged to audition for SM by his mother who secretly submitted his application without telling him. He auditioned for SM in 2001. His stage name Yesung is an acronym for 술가의 대 which means “Vocal Chords of an Artist.”


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Kangin (강인)
Real Name: Kim Youngwoon (김영운)
Nicknames: Kang Kings, Kkang, Neoguri aka Racoon (from “Full House”), Ox (from the Zodiac), Youngchoon (Heechul’s nickname for Kangin and Heechul claims that this is Kangin’s real first name)
Position: Vocalist
Fan Club Name: Chamomile
Date of Birth: January 17, 1985
Place of Birth: Seoul Seodaemoongoo HongEunDong
Height: 5′ 10.9″
Blood Type: O
Siblings: Only child
Pets: Gongju, which means princess (Female Japanese Spitz dog), Youngjoon (dog)
Specialties/Hobbies: Acting, Singing, Exercise (Kick Boxing), Swimming
Education: Major: Kyunghee University, Cultural Arts Management
Fun Fact: Kangin was on a class field trip goofing off with his friends when an SM scout spotted him. He entered the 2002 SM Youth Best Contest and won first place for Best Outward Appearance. He made his debut as a panelist on SBS “One Night’s TV Entertainment in 2004. His stage name Kangin means “strong benevolence.” He is known for his physical strength.


Shindong (신동)
Real Name: Shin Donghee (신동희)
Nickname(s): Dongri Dong Dong (from Ppo Ppo Ppo)
Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer
Fan Club Name: ShinFriends
Date of Birth: September 28, 1985
Place of Birth: Moonkyung in Northern KyungGi Province
Height: 5′ 10.1″
Blood Type: O
Siblings: Younger Sister Ahn Da Young
Pet: Jja-boo (dog)
Specialties/Hobbies: Making Facial Expressions, Making Jokes, Dancing
Education: Paekche Institute of the Arts
Misc. Info.: Prior to joining SM, Shindong won the 2002 and 2003 Goyangshi Youth Dance contest (Grand Prize in 2002 and Gold Prize in 2003) and the 2004 Mnet Epi Contest (Gold Prize and Popularity Award). He entered the 2005 SM Youth Best Contest and won first place for Best Comedian and Grand Prize overall. Shindong made his debut the same year as the MC for DBSK’s Sweet Rose Party. His stage name Shindong, originally comes from his last name and first character of his first name, but they often take a different meaning. His name means “prodigy” and he is aptly named since Shindong is known for his numerous creative abilities.


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Sungmin (성민)
Real Name: Lee Sungmin (이성민)
Nickname(s): Sweet Pumpkin (Comes from his line in a drama called “Sea of Sisters”), Minimi
Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Fan Club Name: VitaMins
Date of Birth: January 1, 1986
Place of Birth: Ilsan in KyungGi Province
Height: 5′ 8.9″
Blood Type: A
Siblings: Younger brother Lee Sungjin
Pets: Cacao (dog), Ari (Yorkshire dog), Ali (Dauschund dog), Hyaku (cat) and Sen (cat)
Specialties/Hobbies: Chinese Martial Arts, Acting, Watching Movies, Playing Instruments
Education: Transferred from Seoul Arts University; currently a student at Myongii University
Fun Fact: Sungmin entered the 2001 SM Youth Best Contest and jointly along with Donghae won first place for Best Outward Appearance. He debuted on SBS “Showdown of the Century,” a show that showcased various SM trainees, hosted by Kangta and Moon Heejun of H.O.T. in 2002.


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Eunhyuk (은혁)
Real Name: Lee Hyukjae (이혁재)
Nickname(s): Jewel Guy (보석미남), Monkey (from the Zodiac), Anchovy
Position: Vocalist, Main Dancer, Main Rapper
Fan Club Name: Jewels
Date of Birth: April 4, 1986
Place of Birth: Goyangshi NeungGok
Height: 5′ 9.3″ (mentioned on Yashimmanman that his real height was +/- 2 cm so 5′ 8.5″ )
Blood Type: O
Siblings: Older sister Lee Sora
Pet: Choco (dog, passed away)
Specialties/Hobbies: Dancing (All Genres), Exercising, Listening to Music
Education: Currently a student at Pai Chai University
Fun Fact: Eunhyuk entered SM in 2000. His best friend since elementary school is DBSK’s Xiah Junsu. They went to the same school and due to their mutual love of dancing, they became dance partners and best friends. He, like Sungmin, debuted on SBS “Showdown of the Century”. His stage name was created because there is a well-known Korean comedian who has the same name. He decided to add an Eun which means “silver” thus the precious jewel of his nickname to the first part of his name deriving Eunhyuk.


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Donghae (동해)
Real Name: Lee Donghae (이동해)
Nickname(s): Fishy (it’s actually just “fish” but because of how Koreans pronounce it, it became “Fishy” to international fans), Donghae Bada (East Sea), Pinocchio (named by Heechul), Dorobbong (part of the Bbong brothers with Heechul and U-Know Yunho), Tiger (from the Zodiac)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper
Fan Club Name: Fishes
Date of Birth: October 15, 1986
Place of Birth: Mokpo in Southern Jeolla Province
Height: 5′ 8.9″
Blood Type: A
Siblings: Older brother Donghwa
Pets: Bada meaning “Sea” (Bichon Maltese dog), Meo short for “Romeo” (Bichon Maltese dog)
Specialties/Hobbies: Dancing, Exercise, Singing, Watching Movies
Education: Currently a student at Myongji University
Fun Fact: Donghae was encouraged to become a singer by his late father (who passed away in 2006 due to melanoma), who had wanted to pursue singing as a youth, but was never able to. He was a member of the Starlight Academy and jointly with Sungmin won first place in 2001 SM Youth Best Contest for Best Outward Appearance. His real name Donghae means “East Sea” and thus a lot of his nicknames derive from this.  Donghae is  also an actor, songwriter and producer.


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Siwon (시원)
Real Name: Choi Siwon (최시원)
Nicknames: Simba (named by Heechul), Horse (from the Zodiac)
Position: Vocalist, Visual
Fan Club Name: Siwonest
Date of Birth: Officially February 10, 1987 (Siwon’s real birthday is April 7, 1986)
Place of Birth: Seoul Gangnam (south of Han River near Apgujung)
Height: 6′
Blood Type: B
Sibling: Younger sister Choi Jiwon
Pet: Bugsy (dog), Beckham (dog)
Specialties/Hobbies: Singing, Dancing, Acting, Taekwondo, Chinese (language), Playing Drums
Education: Currently a student at Inha University, Physical Education major
Fun Fact: Siwon was spotted by an SM scout during his junior high graduation. Against the objections of his father and much struggle, he joined SM in 2003 and made his debut in Dana’s MV “What is Love” in October 2003.


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Ryeowook (려욱)
Real Name: Kim Ryeowook (김려욱)
Nickname(s): Eternal Mangnae (만년막내 literally means “for 10,000 years, the youngest”)
Position: Main Vocalist
Fan Club Name: Ryeosomnias
Date of Birth: June 21, 1987
Place of Birth: Inchon Bupyung Sanggokdong
Height: 5′ 8.1″
Blood Type: O
Siblings: Only child
Pet: Ddabong (Yorkshire dog, passed away), Teunshil (dog)
Specialties/Hobbies: Singing, Composition
Education: Currently a student at Inha University, Theater Arts major
Fun Fact: Ryeowook won first place in a singing contest on MBC FM radio’s Starry Night which lead him to enter the 2004 CMB ChinChin Star Festival where he won Silver Award. He was a devout fan of the female pop group S.E.S. and was a member of their official fan club.


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Kibum (기범)
Real Name: Kim Kibum (김기범)
Nickname(s): Snow White (named by Heechul), Yangban Kim (named by Heechul)
Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Fan Club Name: Snowers
Date of Birth: August 21, 1987
Place of Birth: Seoul
Height: 5′ 10.5″ (stated on Yashimmanman that his real height was 5′ 9.7″)
Blood Type: A
Siblings: Younger sister Kim Saehee
Education: Graduated from Santa Monica High School, California USA
Fun Fact: Kibum was spotted walking around during a Korean Festival in LA by a SM scout and joined SM in 2002. He made his first appearance in the KBS2 drama “April Kiss” in 2004 as the younger version of the main character.  Kibum is concentrating on his acting career and is not currently active with Super Junior.


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Kyuhyun (규현)
Real Name: Cho Kyuhyun (조규현)
Nickname(s): Kim Kyu, Game Kyu, Jumong Kyu, Chic Kyu, Evil Maknae, Dancing Kyu
Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae
Fan Club Name: Gamers
Date of Birth: February 3, 1988
Place of Birth: Seoul Nohwon
Height: 5′ 10.9″
Blood Type: A
Siblings: Older sister Cho Ara
Specialties/Hobbies: Singing, Listening to Music, Watching Movies
Education: Currently a student at Kyunghee University. Received Bachelor’s Degree in Post Modern Music and currently pursuing Master’s Degree.
Fun Fact: Kyuhyun’s father is in the education business and he has a school. Kyuhyun’s mother runs an art academy and a cafe. If not a singer. Kyuhyun was urged to become a lawyer. At first his father opposed his dream of becoming a singer but allowed him to do so if he did well on his college entrance exams and was accepted in a university. In 2005, Kyuhyun’s singing talents were discovered after he won third place at the Chin Chin Singing Competition.  Super Junior had debuted in 2005 but Kyuhyun was added to the group the following year. He debuted on May 27th, 2006 on SBS’s I-Concert with Super Junior’s new single ‘U’.  Kyuhyun is also known for his wits and intelligence.  He is a Math Olympiad grand prize winner!


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Zhou Mi (조미)
Real Name: Zhou Mi (周覓)
Nickname(s): Gentleman Mimi, Mimi, Koala, Seasoning
Position: Sub-Vocalist
Fan Club Name: Mitangs (Honey)
Date of Birth: April 19, 1986
Place of Birth: Wuhan, China
Height: 6’
Blood Type: B
Sibling:  None
Pet:   Niqiu (Teddy dog)
Specialties/Hobbies:  Singing, Writing Lyrics, Korean, Hosting
Education: Beijing Normal University: Zhuhai Campus, Broadcasting major.
Fun Fact: Zhou Mi attended and won his first large-scale singing competition, MTV’s Second Annual National Newcomer Singing Competition in 2002 at age 16. After winning the national championship, he was approached for a record deal but turned it down to continue his studies. This happened multiple times up until 2006. In 2006, Zhou Mi joined CCTV’s Challenging the Host, a televised national competition for aspiring MCs from all over China.  Before the final 16 could compete, Zhou Mi received an offer from SM Entertainment and decided to put his studies on hold in order to go to Korea.


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Henry (헨리)
Real Name: Henry Lau / Liu Xian Hua 劉憲華
Nickname(s): Mochi, Violin Prince, Meat Buns
Position: Sub-Vocalist, Sub-Rapper, Maknae
Fan Club Name: Strings
Date of Birth: October 11, 1989
Place of Birth:  Willowdale, Toronto
Height: 5’9”
Blood Type: AB
Siblings: Older brother Clinton and Younger sister Whitney
Pets:  Rover (dog) and Birdy (bird)  
Specialties/Hobbies:   Violin, Piano, Break Dance, Languages, Composition
Education:  Graduated from AY Jackson Secondary School
Fun Fact:  Henry was recruited through SM Entertainment 2006 Global Audition in Toronto, Ontario. Only 2 people, including Henry, out of 3000 were accepted.  Henry speaks seven languages (English, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese and Thai).  He is a child musical prodigy.  He learned classical violin at age 6, piano at 8 and ballet 11 and has won numerous awards.