Kang So-ra

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kang.
Kang So-ra
Kang Sora in 2011.jpg
Born (1990-02-18) February 18, 1990 (age 25)
Gangdong District, Seoul, South Korea
Education Dongguk University - Theater and Film
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009-present
Agent Will Entertainment
Religion Protestant
Korean name
Hangul 강소라
Revised Romanization Gang So-ra
McCune–Reischauer Kang Sora

Kang So-ra (born February 18, 1990) is a South Korean actress.[1] She made her acting debut in the 2009 horror movie 4th Period Mystery, but Kang rose to fame when she starred in 2011 blockbuster Sunny, a coming-of-age film about a group of high school girls growing up in the 1980s.[2] This was followed by leading roles in television dramas, such as teen musical Dream High 2 (2012),[3][4][5] family drama Ugly Alert (2013), medical drama Doctor Stranger (2014),[6][7] workplace dramedy Misaeng (2014),[8] and romantic comedy Warm and Cozy (2015).[9] Kang also appeared on the third season of We Got Married, a reality show which pairs up celebrities into fake "married" couples; her partner was Leeteuk from the K-pop group Super Junior.[10][11]



Year Title Role
2009 4th Period Mystery Lee Da-jeong
Kwang-tae's Basic Story (short film) Ji-hyo
2011 Sunny teenage Ha Chun-hwa
2012 Brave Mérida (voice, Korean dubbing)[12]
2013 My Paparotti Sook-hee
Cheer Up, Mr. Lee Herself (cameo)

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2010 Rude Miss Young-ae season 7 Kang So-ra tvN
Dr. Champ Kwon Yoo-ri SBS
Rude Miss Young-ae season 8 Kang So-ra tvN
2011 The Women of Our Home Hong Yoon-mi KBS1
2012 Dream High 2 Shin Hae-sung KBS2
2013 Ugly Alert Na Do-hee SBS
Rude Miss Young-ae season 12 Kang So-ra (cameo) tvN
2014 Doctor Stranger Oh Soo-hyun SBS
Misaeng Ahn Young-yi tvN
2015 Warm and Cozy Lee Jung-joo MBC

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2011 Strong Heart SBS Guest (ep 83-85)
Top Gear Korea XTM Guest
2011–2012 We Got Married Season 3 MBC Cast member, paired with Leeteuk
2011 MBC Music Festival MBC MC[13]
2012 MBC Entertainment Awards MBC MC[14]
2013 My Soul's Table MBC Cast member[15]

Music video[edit]

Year Song title Artist Notes
2009 "This Good Day" Halla Man
"Gloria" PK Heman Kang is also featured on
the album cover
"Merely" JK Kim Dong-wook
"Happy Me" Hong Kyung-min
2011 "Hello" Huh Gak
"I Told You I Wanna Die" Huh Gak


Year Song title Artist Notes
2011 "Round and Round" Nam Bo-ra, Kim Bo-mi,
Park Jin-joo, Kang So-ra,
Min Hyo-rin, Kim Min-yeong
from Sunny OST
"I Told You I Wanna Die" Huh Gak feat.
Kang So-ra's narration
2012 "B Class Life" Jeong Jinwoon, Kang So-ra,
Jr., Kim Ji-soo
from Dream High 2 OST


Year Product
2009 Aegar
PC Love
Anycall Show Omnia
2010 Haitai Beverage - Pyeongchang Gangwon Water
Orion Market-O
Wood Metal
2011 Buckaroo Jeans
Lotte Tacos
Fish & Grill
2012 Chosungah Raw
Busan Milk Yonette
Naver Baseball 야구9단
Basic House[16]
Kooksoondang Ooguk Fresh Makgeolli[17]
2013 Bang Bang
Lexus CT 200h

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 5th Mnet 20's Choice Awards Hot Movie Star
20th Buil Film Awards Best New Actress Won
48th Grand Bell Awards Best New Actress Nominated
32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actress Nominated
4th Style Icon Awards Content of the Year in Film Won
2012 48th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (Film) Won
Best New Actress (Film) Nominated
Best New Actress (TV)
Dream High 2
MBC Entertainment Awards Popularity Award, Variety show category
We Got Married Season 3
2013 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award
Ugly Alert
Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama Nominated
2014 9th Asia Model Festival Awards Popular Star Award N/A Won
Miss Asia Pacific World Super Talent Asia New Star N/A Won
7th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress
Doctor Stranger
3rd APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Nominated
7th Herald Donga Lifestyle Awards[18] Best Style of the Year N/A Won
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special
Doctor Stranger


  1. ^ "My Name Is: Kang Sora". 10Asia. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Kang So-ra Soars to Stardom with Sunny". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  3. ^ "Official poster for Dream High 2 revealed". 10Asia. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  4. ^ Oh, Jean (17 January 2012). "Dream High back, but is it better?". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  5. ^ Oh, Mi-jung (12 March 2012). "A Peek at Dream High 2's Couples". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  6. ^ Chung, Joo-won (13 May 2014). "Actor Park Hae-jin gives Kang So-ra a 'kiss of fire'". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  7. ^ Chung, Joo-won (13 May 2014). "Abashed Kang So-ra slaps Lee Jong-suk's face in Doctor Stranger". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  8. ^ "Kang So-ra Gets a Taste of Salaried Workers' Life". The Chosun Ilbo. 3 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-04. 
  9. ^ Jo, Yeon-kyung (25 March 2015). "Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang Sora Confirmed for Warm and Cozy". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-03-26. 
  10. ^ "Super Junior Lee Teuk, actress Kang Sora to begin make-believe marriage". 10Asia. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  11. ^ Park, Hyun-min (16 June 2012). "We Got Married to Start Up Again on June 16". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  12. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (12 September 2012). "Kang So-ra visits Pixar headquarters". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  13. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (15 December 2011). "We Got Married Couples to Take Over MBC's Music Festival". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  14. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (19 December 2012). "Triple K to host MBC Awards". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  15. ^ Ho, Stewart (29 January 2013). "Lee Kyung Kyu, Noh Hong Chul, Kang Sora and Lee Su Geun Head New MBC Program". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  16. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (21 March 2012). "Kang So-ra partners with Wonbin to promote Basic House". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  17. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (2 May 2012). "Kang So-ra picked as the face of rice beer". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  18. ^ Lee, Woo-young (10 December 2014). "Jang Hyuk, Cha Ye-ryun named best dressed at Herald Donga awards". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-12-16. 

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