July 7, 1989
Seoul, South Korea
|Education||Chung-Ang University (2008-present)|
|Occupation||Actor, Singer, Model|
|Agent||King Kong Entertainment
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||66 kg (146 lb; 10 st 6 lb)|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Beom|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Sang-beom|
Kim Sang-bum (Hangul: 김상범; hanja: 金尚泛; born July 7, 1989), known by the stage name Kim Bum, is a South Korean actor, singer, and model. He is best known for his role as So Yi-jung, in Boys Over Flowers.
Kim Sang-bum was born in Seoul, South Korea on July 7, 1989. His immediate family consists of his mother, father, and younger sister and brother. While growing up in high school, he excelled in football (soccer), became class president, and maintained high grades. He currently attends Chung-Ang University to continue studying in the Film and Theater Department.
Kim joined the "Survival Star Audition", and was placed 6th out of hundreds of contestants, but, because he was only 17, he could not proceed in the competition, since the program was aimed at actors in their 20's. "Survival Star Audition" opened many opportunities for Kim, though. He received multiple television series roles and his popularity soared. In 2008, Kim won the Netizen Popularity Award at the Korea Drama Awards.
He rose to prominence in 2009 after playing the role of So Yi-jung in the popular hit drama series, Boys Over Flowers. In 2011, he was cast in Padam Padam: The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats as the guardian angel, Lee Gook Soo.
Kim released his first studio album, Hometown, on June 20, 2012. He performed his first solo concert, Kim Beom Japan Live 2012, at the Stellar Ball in Tokyo's Shinagawa Prince Hotel. He sang a total of 11 songs and received praise for his vocal ability.
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In 2009, Kim was rumored to be seeing his "Boys Over Flowers" co-star Kim So-eun. Some netizens even claim that they had started dating during the filming of, and that they were a famous couple in school. However, both of their management agencies have clarified that this is just purely a rumour and both Kim Bum and Kim So-eun are just merely classmates and good friends.
In February 2012 Kim's agency announced that he was suffering from degenerative arthritis due to the dramatic weight-loss he experienced after training for his role in the JTBC cable drama Padam Padam: The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats. Kim is very close friends with fellow actors Jung Il-woo and Lee Min-ho with whom he co-starred in Boys Over Flowers.
It was revealed on November 1, 2013 that Kim Bum is dating his Goddess of Fire co-star, Moon Geun-young. However,on May 15,2014 media outlets reported that Kim Bum and Moon Geun-young had ended their 7 months relationship. Not long after,agencies of both actors confirmed the news stating: "They did break up not too long ago but have decided to remain good friends and supportive colleagues".
|2007||Hellcats (also known as I Like It Hot)||Lee Ho-jae|
|2008||Gosa (also known as The Story)|
|2008||Death Bell||Kang Hyeon|
|2009||Flight (also known as Fly High)||Si-beom|
|2013||Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon||Yuan Zhen|
|2015||Lovers and Movies|
|2006||Rude Women||Jeong Hyeon-jun|
|Unstoppable High Kick||Kim Bum|
|2008||East of Eden||Lee Dong-cheol (15 years old)||Korea Drama Awards for Netizen Popularity
Nominated — Baeksang Arts Award for Best Male Popularity
|2009||Boys Over Flowers||So Yi-jung||(together with Kim So-eun) won the top spot on the Arirang Showbiz Extra Best Couple Survey.|
|Dream||Lee Jang-seok||SBS Drama Award for Best New Star|
|High Kick Through the Roof||Ja-ok's nephew||cameo appearance (episode 72)|
|2010||The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry||Ha Min-jae|
|Haru: An Unforgettable Day in Korea||Photographer||Produced by the Korea National Tourism Organization.|
|2011||Padam Padam: The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats||Lee Gook-soo (Kang-chil’s personal angel)|
|2012||High Kick 3||cameo appearance (episode 108)|
|2013||That Winter, The Wind Blows||Park Jin-sung||Nominated—Baeksang Arts Award for Most Popular TV Actor|
|Goddess of Fire||Kim Tae-do|
|2014||The Micro Era of Love (微时代之恋)|
|2015||Hidden Identity||Cha Gun-woo|
|2009||Eve no Sora / Ima Ai ni Ikimasu||
||"지금 만나러 갑니다 (I’m Going To Meet Her Now)" (Korean Ver.) also on "Boys Over Flowers" OST|
Awards and nominations
- 2008 2nd Korea Drama Awards: Netizen Popularity Award (East of Eden)
- 2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: Nominated for Best New TV Actor (East of Eden)
- 2009 3rd Mnet 20's Choice Awards: Nominated for Hot Male Drama Star (Boys Over Flowers)
- 2009 Arirang TV 1000th Episode Poll: Best Couple Award with Kim So-eun (Boys Over Flowers)
- 2009 Andre Kim Best Star Awards: Male Star Award
- 2009 SBS Drama Awards: New Star Award (Dream)
- 2009 KBS Drama Awards: Nominated for Best New Actor (Boys Over Flowers)
- 2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards: Nominated for Best New Film Actor (The Gifted Hands)
- 2013 Seoul International Drama Awards: Nominated for Most Popular Actor (That Winter, The Wind Blows)
- 2013 SBS Drama Awards: Nominated for Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries (That Winter, The Wind Blows)
- "Kim Bum and Kim So Eun are really SoEul Mates?". allkpop.com.
- "22-Year-Old Kim Bum Suffers from Arthritis Following Drastic Weight Loss". Soompi.
- "[Article] Kim Bum’s Interview mentioning Minho and Ilwoo - minmincouple". minmincouple.
- "Kim Bum to Make Chinese Film Debut with Director Tsui Hark". mnet.com.
- "[Video] Upcoming Korean movie "Psycho-metry"". HanCinema.
- Stars Shine at Andre Kim's Atelier The Korea Times. November 29, 2009. Retrieved August 19, 2010.
- Official website (Korean)