Shindong

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Shin.
Shindong
Birth name Shin Dong-hee
Born (1985-09-28) September 28, 1985 (age 28) [1]
Mungyeong, North Gyeongsang, South Korea
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, dance, R&B, trot
Occupations Singer, dancer, actor, radio host, MC , Rapper
Instruments Piano, guitar
Years active 2005–present
Labels SM Entertainment
Associated acts Super Junior
Super Junior-T
Super Junior-H
SM Town
Website superjunior.smtown.com
Stage name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Sindong
McCune–Reischauer Sindong
Birth name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Sin Dong-hui
McCune–Reischauer Sin Tong-hŭi

Shin Dong-hee (Hangul: 신동희; hanja: 申東熙; born September 28, 1985),[1] better known by his stage name Shindong (Hangul: 신동; hanja: 神童, meaning "prodigy"), is a South Korean singer, songwriter, MC, radio host and actor. He is best known as a member of the K-pop boy band Super Junior and its subgroups Super Junior-T and Super Junior-H. He is one of four lead dancers and rapper of Super Junior. He often co-writes rap lyrics with band mate Eunhyuk and is noted for his comedic style.

Biography[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

Shin Dong-hee was born in Mungyeong, North Gyeongsang on September 28, 1985.[1] Very little is known about Shindong's personal life, and many thought he was an only child. He has a younger sister called Ahn Da Young.[2] Having a love for dancing, Shindong signed up for the 2002 Goyangsi Youth Dance contest and won the grand prize. A year later, he joined the contest again and won gold. In 2004, Shindong joined the Mnet Epi Contest and won both the gold prize and popularity award. In 2005, Shindong signed up for the SM Best Youth Contest and won first place for Best Comedian, achieving the grand prize. He signed a contract with SM Entertainment and received lessons to further improve his dancing ability.

Months after joining the company, Shindong was put in the large all-boy rotational group Super Junior as a member of its first generation, Super Junior 05. He decided to use the stage name 'Shindong' due to his birth name sounding similar to band mate Donghae. 'Shindong' is derived from his surname and the first character of his birth name, meaning "child prodigy".

2005-2006: Debut with Super Junior[edit]

Shindong officially debut as part of 12-member project group Super Junior 05 on 6 November 2005 on SBS's music programme Popular Songs, performing their first single, "Twins (Knock Out)".[3][4] Their debut album SuperJunior05 (Twins) was released a month later on 5 December 2005 and debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.[5]

In March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation. However, plans changed and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. Following the addition of thirteenth member Kyuhyun, the group dropped the suffix "05" and became officially credited as Super Junior.[6] The re-polished group's first CD single "U" was released on 7 June 2006, which was their most successful single until the release of "Sorry, Sorry" in March 2009.[7]

2007-2008 Super Junior Sub-groups[edit]

During his career with Super Junior, Shindong was put into two subgroups, smaller groups that are branched off of the larger Super Junior group. In February 2007, he was placed in the trot-singing Super Junior-T. A year later, he became a member of Super Junior-H.

2009-2011: Strong Heart, Sorry Sorry, Bonamana and the awarded Album Mr. Simple[edit]

From 2009, Shindong, along with Eunhyuk and Leeteuk, has been regular guests on SBS's Strong Heart, where they host special segment, Boom Academy, headed by entertainer Boom In 2009 Shindong with his fellow Super Junior members released their 3rd Album Sorry, Sorry the biggest hit of 2009.[where?] In 2010 they released their 4th album Bonamana, the best selling album of the year.[where?] In 2011 they release their 5th album Mr. Simple the best seller album of their career. On 27 September 2011, he along with Yesung and Eunhyuk filled in for bandmate Heechul, who enlisted for mandatory military service on 1 September, during the performance on Music Bank and Show! Music Core of Kim Jang-hoon latest single, "Breakups are So Like Me". Heechul is featured in the song and starred in the music video, which was completed the day before he enlisted.[8]

April 2007 car accident[edit]

On 19 April 2007, almost two months after Super Junior-T's release of their first single "Rokuko". Leeteuk and Kyuhyun became seriously injured in a car accident, along with Shindong, Eunhyuk, and two managers, when returning home after a recording of the radio show Super Junior Kiss the Radio. While they were on the highway, the front left tire burst as the driver was switching lanes and the van ran into the guard rail/medium on the driver's side and skidded for about 30 metres. At some point, the momentum caused the van to flip over on its right side.

While Shindong and Eunhyuk suffered minor injuries, Leeteuk and Kyuhyun sustained more serious injuries, which required both to be hospitalised. Leeteuk had glass shards embedded in his back and above his eyes, requiring over 170 stitches. Kyuhyun, who was sitting behind the driver's seat when the accident occurred, was the most injured and had a fractured hip, pneumothorax from broken ribs, and facial scratches and bruises.[9][10]

Television and film career[edit]

Hosting[edit]

Five days after Super Junior 05's debut performance, Shindong became the emcee of Mnet's music program M!Countdown along with Leeteuk and Kangin. They stayed as the hosts throughout the remaining year until Kangin was replaced by Eunhyuk in mid-2006. The trio's last day of hosting was on March 27, 2008.[11]

Shindong is popularly known as an active emcee and radio host of MBC's BoBoBo Ai Joa and KMTV's Green Apple Sound, successfully establishing the image, "DJ Shindong."[12] Shindong left Green Apple Sound to host MBC's Stop the Boring Time Radio with Kim Shin-young.[13]

From 2009, Shindong, along with Eunhyuk and Leeteuk, had been regular guests on SBS's Strong Heart, where they host a special segment, Boom Academy, headed by entertainer Boom.[14] On 28 March 2012, SM Entertainment announced Shindong's departure from the show.[15] As of the 10 April 2012 broadcast, following the change in MCs and his departure, the show was re-vamped with Leeteuk and Eunhyuk, Kim Hyo Jin, Jung Ju Ri and Yang Se Hyung, billed as the 'six-fixed guests'.[16]

Acting[edit]

While Shindong had prior acting experiences as a comedian, his acting debut was in the Super Junior film Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, which premiered on 26 July 2007. In 2008, Shindong played a major supporting role in the mini television series Single Dad in Love and also participated in the drama's original soundtrack.[17] He and radio partner Kim Shin-young appeared in an episode of popular MBC drama Queen of Housewives.

Personal life[edit]

Shindong is currently a student at Paekche Institute of the Arts. He enjoys making jokes and frequently attends gag performances. Wanting to present a healthier image to fans, Shindong went on a diet in 2008 and lost around 19 kg. In early 2009, Shindong lost another 10 kg after Leeteuk broadcast a comment in "Super Junior's Kiss the Radio" saying that Shindong would lose more weight for the fans.[citation needed] In April 2014, he was confirmed to be dating South Korean model Kang Shi Nae.[18]

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Further information: Super Junior filmography

Film[edit]

Date Title Role
2007
Attack on the Pin-Up Boys
Ultra Junior member
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Theodore
2010
Super Show 3 3D
Himself
2012
I AM. - SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden[19]
Himself
2013
Super Show 4 3D
Himself

Variety Shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2013 Lee Su-geun and Kim Byung-man's High Society Fixed Guest JTBC

Hosting programs[edit]

Date Name Network
2005– 2008
M!Countdown
M.net
2007– 2009
BoBoBo Ai Joa
MBC
2007– 2008
Green Apple Sound
KMTV DJ
2008–2008
Unbelievable Outing
ComedtyTV
2008– 2008
Idol Show Season 1
MBC
2009– 2010
Miracle
SBS
2009– 2010
Lord of the Ring
MBC
2012
Shinhwa Broadcast[20]
JTBC
2012
The Beatles Code 2
M.net

Radio shows[edit]

Date Name Network
2008–present SJ Shindong's Shim Shim Ta Pa (Stop the Boring Time) MBC

Music video appearance[edit]

Year Music video Artist
2007 "Flight Girl" Mogoply
2011 "Oppa, Oppa" (Shindong Version) Donghae & Eunhyuk
2012 "Oppa, Oppa" (Japanese Version) (ft Sungmin & Shindong) Donghae & Eunhyuk

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Result
MBC Drama Awards
2009 Best Male Rookie Award Shindong Won
SBS Entertainment Awards
2010 Best Newcomer MC Shindong: Strong Heart Won
2011[21] Best Entertainer Award Strong Heart Won
Melon Music Awards
2012[22] MBC Music Star Shindong: Show Champion Won
MBC Entertainment Awards
2013 Radio Category Top Excellence Award Shindong Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Super Junior Official Website". 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "2005 Super Junior's official debut" Ent.hunantv.com. Retrieved 2011-12-25 (Chinese)
  4. ^ "SM Unveils 12-Membered Boy Group Named Super Junior" Arirang.co.kr. 27 October 2005. Retrieved 2011-12-25
  5. ^ "Album Sales of December 2005". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). p. 1. Retrieved 2007-10-16. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Super Junior adds new member, transformed into 13-person super group" Sina.com. 24 May 2006. Retrieved 2011-05-08 (Chinese)
  7. ^ "SuperJunior releases third studio album" Epaper.jinghua.cn. 14 March 2009. Retrieved 2011-12-25 (Chinese)
  8. ^ Choe, MinJi "Super Junior Fills in For Heechul for Kim Jang Hoon Duet"CJ E&M enewsWorld. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-30
  9. ^ "SuJu's Leeteuk in critical condition, over 150 stitches" Newsen News. 24 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-27 (Korean)
  10. ^ "Super Junior car accident, Leeteuk has over 170 stitches on face" Sina.com. 27 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-27 (Chinese)
  11. ^ (Korean) Newsen.com. Super Junior says goodbye to MC seats after two years and four months March 25, 2008. Retrieved March 25, 2008.
  12. ^ (Korean) 신동 드라마 출연으로 'dj 풋사과 싸운드' 종영 February 7, 2008. Retrieved February 7, 2008.
  13. ^ (Korean) SuJu's Shindong first radio DJ, "Stop the Boring Time" March 26, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2008.
  14. ^ "Eunhyuk temporarily leaving Strong Heart; due to Super Junior unit activities" Star Today. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-01 (Korean)
  15. ^ "Super Junior's Shindong to leave post as regular on Strong Heart" 10Asia. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-02
  16. ^ Ho, Stewart "Official Pictures of ‘Strong Heart’s Six-Fixed Panelists Revealed" CJ E&M enewsWorld 5 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-10
  17. ^ (Korean) 그룹 ‘슈퍼주니어’의 신동(23)이 연기자로 변신한다 Retrieved January 20, 2008.
  18. ^ "Super Junior's Shindong confirmed to be dating model Kang Shi Nae" allkpop.com. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 2014-4-11
  19. ^ "Documentary Shows Top K-Pop Singers Behind the Scenes". Chosun Ilbo. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  20. ^ Suk, Monica (11 September 2012). "Super Junior to guest star in Shinhwa's reality show". 10 Asia. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  21. ^ "SBS연예대상팽현숙-정주리-신동, 예능끼 넘친 베스트 수상소감" Dailian.co.kr. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-14
  22. ^ http://smb2stfinitesubs.blogspot.pt/2012/12/list-2012-melon-music-awards-winners.html

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