Star in My Heart

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Star in My Heart
Korean TV drama-Star in My Heart-01.jpg
Also known as Wish Upon a Star
Genre Korean drama, miniseries
Written by Kim Ki-ho
Directed by Lee Jin-suk
Lee Chang-hoon
Starring Choi Jin-sil
Ahn Jae-wook
Cha In-pyo
No. of episodes 16
Running time Mondays and Tuesday at 21:55 (KST)
Original channel Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original run March 10, 1997 (1997-03-10) – April 29, 1997 (1997-04-29)
Preceded by Medical Brothers
Followed by Fireworks

Star In My Heart (Hangul: 별은 내가슴에; RR: Byeol-eun Nae-ga-seum-e) was a 1997 Korean drama series run on MBC. One of the earlier Korean dramas to air outside of Korea, as part of what became known as the Korean Wave, it was very popular and helped its cast (namely Ahn Jae-wook) become widely recognized.[1]


An orphan (Choi Jin-sil) is adopted into a hostile family environment. She harbors an undiscovered artistic talent, which helps to catapult her into the lives of two men. She was taken to her father's friend family, after her father died, although while his father's friend had warm feeling towards her she was met with hostility from her new stepmother (Park Won-sook) and her stepsister (Jo Mi-ryung), who throughout the series are intriguing with against her. She becomes engaged in a relationship with a young, promising star (Ahn Jae-wook) a son of a rich businessman who's against his only son being a singer because it doesn't uphold to his values of a good occupation a man should be busy with. Joon-hee (Cha In-pyo) who's a lead designer in one of the fashion houses, becomes a friend of Yun-hee and eventually helps her to make a career as a designer as well.


  • Choi Jin-sil as Lee Yun-hee
  • Ahn Jae-wook as Kang Min-hee
  • Cha In-pyo as Lee Joon-hee
  • Jeon Do-yeon as Soon-ae
  • Jo Mi-ryung as Ahn Yi-hwa
  • Park Won-sook as Mrs. Song
  • Lee Young-hoo as Mr. Ahn
  • Park Chul as Ahn Yi-ban
  • Oh Ji-myung as Min-hee's father
  • Sunwoo Yong-nyeo as Min-hee's mother
  • Maeng Sang-hoon as Heo Kwang-young
  • Kang Nam-gil as Han Jae-bong
  • Yoo Tae-woong as Joon-young
  • Kim Jung-eun
  • Lee Jae-hoon
  • Seo Beom-shik
  • Han Seung-yeon as orphan

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