Ahn Jae-hyun

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Ahn Jae-hyun
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Ahn in November 2019
Born (1987-07-01) July 1, 1987 (age 34)
Seoul, South Korea
OccupationModel, actor
Years active2009–present
AgentESteem (modeling)
HB Entertainment (acting)
Height184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
(m. 2016; div. 2019)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationAn Jae-hyeon
McCune–ReischauerAn Chaehyŏn

Ahn Jae-hyun (Korean안재현; born July 1, 1987) is a South Korean model and actor. He is best known for his roles in television dramas such as You're All Surrounded (2014), Blood (2015), Cinderella with Four Knights (2016), Reunited Worlds (2017), The Beauty Inside (2018) and Love with Flaws (2019).


Ahn Jae-hyun began his entertainment career as a fashion model in 2009, appearing in runway shows, magazine editorials and commercials. He gained recognition in 2011 while playing a delivery man in the cable variety show Lee Soo-geun and Kim Byung-man's High Society.[1][2] He also appeared in several music videos, including "Sad Song" by Baek A-yeon, "Please Don't" by K.Will, and "Gone Not Around Any Longer" by Sistar19.[3][4]

In 2013, Ahn's popularity rose while playing actress Jun Ji-hyun's younger brother in the hit drama My Love from Another Star.[5][6] This led to more acting offers in 2014, including a role in police comedy You're All Surrounded[7] and the webtoon film adaptation Fashion King.[8][9] The same year, he was appointed to be MC for Mnet's weekly music program M Countdown.[10]

In 2015, Ahn played his first leading role as a vampire doctor in Blood,[11][12] and appeared in the two-episode fantasy drama Snow Lotus Flower alongside Lee Ji-ah.[13]

In 2016, Ahn starred in tvN's romantic comedy series Cinderella with Four Knights, playing a chaebol and playboy vying for the main female lead's heart.[14] He won the Top Excellence Award at the 9th Korea Drama Awards for his performance.[15] He also joined the cast of travel reality show New Journey to the West, replacing Lee Seung-gi who enlisted in the army.[16] The same year, he starred in the Chinese romance film Perfect Imperfection alongside Taiwanese actress Ady An.[17]

In 2017, Ahn was cast as the second lead in SBS's fantasy romance drama Reunited Worlds.[18] In 2018, Ahn was cast in the romance melodrama The Beauty Inside.[19]

In 2019, Ahn returned to the small screen with a lead role in the romantic comedy drama Love with Flaws starring opposite Oh Yeon-seo.[20]

Personal life[edit]

On March 11, 2016, Ahn was confirmed to be dating his Blood co-star Ku Hye-sun since April 2015.[21] The couple officially registered their marriage at the Gangnam district office on May 20, 2016, and married on May 21, 2016[22] They announced that instead of holding a wedding party, they would donate money to the pediatric ward of Severance Hospital, one of the oldest and biggest hospitals in Korea.[23] The pair later appeared in the reality show Newlywed Diary produced by Na Young-seok, showcasing their married life.[24]

In August 2019, it was reported Ahn requested a divorce from his wife.[25] Ahn submitted an application to the Seoul Family Court on September 9, 2019 for divorce against Ku, and it was delivered to Ku on September 18, 2019.[26] On October 21, 2019, he deleted all the photos on his Instagram account, which was speculated by the media to be an attempt to prevent further unnecessary issues and controversy about the divorce ahead of his upcoming TV series Love with Flaws.[27][28]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Fashion King Kim Won-ho
Timing Kim Young-tak Webtoon
2016 Perfect Imperfection Ann Chinese film

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Ref.
2013–2014 My Love from the Star SBS Cheon Yoon-jae
2014 You're All Surrounded Park Tae-il
2015 Blood KBS2 Park Ji-sang/Jason
Snow Lotus SBS Ma Moon-jae
2016 Cinderella with Four Knights tvN Kang Hyun-min
2017 Reunited Worlds SBS Cha Min-joon
2018 The Beauty Inside JTBC Ryu Eun-ho
2019 Love with Flaws MBC Lee Kang-woo

Reality show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2011–2012 Lee Soo-geun and Kim Byung-man's High Society JTBC Cast member episodes 1–53
2013 Music Talk Talk Ma bling MBC Music MC [29]
2014 M! Countdown Mnet [30]
2016–2018 New Journey to the West (Season 2–6) tvN Cast member
2017 The Lovebirds [ko] with Ku Hye-sun
2017–2019 Kang's Kitchen [31]
2021 Spring Camping TVING
Athletic Genius Ahn Jae-hyun tvN Main Cast [32]

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2012 "Sad Song" Baek A-yeon
"Please Don't" K.Will
2013 "Gone Not Around Any Longer" Sistar19
2014 "Hair Short" Wings
"The Space Between" Urban Zakapa x Soyou
2017 " On The Way Home" No Reply


Year Title Artist Notes
2013 "Maybe" Dal Shabet Narration
2014 "That Was You" Ahn Jae-hyun Track from You're All Surrounded OST

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2009 4th Asian Model Festival Awards Best New Model N/A Won [33]
2013 8th Asian Model Festival Awards Best Fashion Model N/A Won [33]
2014 7th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor My Love from the Star Won [34]
3rd APAN Star Awards Best New Actor Nominated
SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Won [35]
3rd APAN Star Awards Best New Actor You're All Surrounded Nominated
2015 KBS Drama Awards Popularity Award, Actor Blood Nominated
Best Couple Award with Ku Hye-sun Nominated
2016 9th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Cinderella with Four Knights Won .[36]
Global Star Award Won
7th Macau International Television Festival Best Actor Won [37]
8th Macau International Movie Festival Best Actor Perfect Imperfection Nominated
2017 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama Reunited Worlds Nominated
2019 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries Love with Flaws Nominated


  1. ^ Hwang, Hyo-jin (1 August 2012). "안재현: My name is…". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  2. ^ Hwang, Hyo-jin (1 August 2012). 안재현: 에펠탑보다 너. TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Ahn Jae Hyun Embraces Bora in SISTAR19 MV". enewsWorld. 30 January 2013. Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  4. ^ "K.Will is Once Again a Guest for his Own MV". enewsWorld. 16 October 2012. Archived from the original on 11 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  5. ^ Lee, Go-woon (25 January 2013). 인터뷰①: 모델 안재현 "모델로 기억되고 싶다". Energy & Environment News (in Korean). Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  6. ^ Lee, Go-woon (25 January 2013). 인터뷰②: 모델 안재현 "꿈은 멋진 아빠, 행복한 가정". Energy & Environment News (in Korean). Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  7. ^ Lee, Kyung-nam (13 March 2014). "Ahn Jae Hyeon Cast in You Are All Surrounded with Lee Seung Gi and Cha Seung Won". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 18 March 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  8. ^ Ha, Soo-jung (8 November 2014). "Interview: Ahn Jae Hyeon Used to Starve Excessively in Order to Stay Lean". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  9. ^ Lee, Seung-mi (12 November 2014). "Actor fashions his own future". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Jung, Ahn will host 'M Countdown'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 25 February 2014.
  11. ^ Ahn, Sung-mi (12 February 2015). "Little brother from My Love gets shot at big time". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Ahn Jae-hyun ready for vampire surgeon role". Kpop Herald. 12 February 2015.
  13. ^ [단독]이지아·안재현, 웹드라마 '설련화' 출연 확정. JTBC (in Korean). 18 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Ahn Jae-hyun, Jeong Il-woo and Park So-dam to star in "Cinderella and the Four Knights"". Hancinema. 29 January 2016.
  15. ^ "김소연, 데뷔 22년만에 첫 연기대상..2관왕 영예[2016 KDA 종합]" [Winners Of The 2016 Korea Drama Awards Revealed]. OSEN (in Korean). 7 October 2016.
  16. ^ "Actor Ahn Jae-hyun joins season 2 of 'New Journey to the West'". The Korea Times. 19 February 2016.
  17. ^ 《处女座》定档 安以轩安宰贤星座虐恋 (in Chinese). 27 September 2016.
  18. ^ "Ahn Jae-hyun, a chef in "Reunited Worlds"". Hancinema. 12 July 2017.
  19. ^ "[공식입장] '뷰티 인사이드', 서현진X이민기X이다희X안재현 캐스팅 확정". Osen (in Korean). 6 August 2018.
  20. ^ Park Soo-in (13 May 2019). "MBC 측 "안재현X오연서 '하자있는 인간들' 11월 수목극 편성"(공식입장)". Newsen (in Korean).
  21. ^ "Romance blooms for Ahn Jae-hyun, Ku Hye-sun". The Korea Times. 11 March 2016.
  22. ^ "Actress Ku Hye-sun to marry in May". The Korea Times. 8 April 2016.
  23. ^ "Celebrities donate during a wedding event". Korea JoongAng Daily. 23 May 2016.
  24. ^ "Newlywed reality show to air on tvN". Korea JoongAng Daily. 31 December 2016.
  25. ^ "Ahn Jae-hyun to sue Koo Hye-sun". Korea JoongAng Daily. 7 September 2019.
  26. ^ Jin, Hyang-hee (24 September 2019). "구혜선 측 "안재현 이혼 소장 9일 접수, 혼인파탄 귀책 사유 증거 제출로 반소 제기"[공식입장]". Star News (in Korean). Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  27. ^ Lee, Dong-geon (25 October 2019). "안재현, 게시물 삭제한 SNS는 '텅텅'…구혜선과 이혼 소송 중 피로감 느꼈을 만도". Mediapen (in Korean). Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  28. ^ Kim, Yeon-ji (24 October 2019). "[종합IS] SNS 모두 삭제한 안재현 VS SNS 즐겨하는 구혜선". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  29. ^ "MBC Music Launches New Daily MV Program With Dal Shabet's Subin and Model Ahn Jae Hyun". enewsWorld. 16 January 2013. Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  30. ^ Ha, Soo-jung (8 November 2014). "Interview: Ahn Jae Hyeon Gets Nervous and Makes Mistakes on MCD Every Week". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 31 March 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  31. ^ "Kang Ho-dong poised to 'open' Kang Restaurant". Kpop Herald. 29 November 2017.
  32. ^ Kim Young-woong (15 September 2021). "안재현, 5분 예능 '운동천재 안재현'으로 컴백 [공식]" [Ahn Jae-hyun, comeback with 5-minute entertainment 'Athletic Genius Ahn Jae-hyun' [Official]]. Sports Kyunghyang (in Korean). Retrieved 15 September 2021 – via Naver.
  33. ^ a b "Models rushing to small screen". The Korea Times. 21 March 2014.
  34. ^ "Kim Soo-hyun wins at drama festival". Korea JoongAng Daily. 3 October 2014.
  35. ^ Chung, Joo-won (1 January 2015). "Jun Ji-hyun beats Kim Soo-hyun in SAF". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  36. ^ Lee Eun-jin (7 October 2016). "'2016 코리아드라마어워즈' 김소연, 생에 첫 연기대상 수상…'태후' 2관왕 (종합)". TenAsia (in Korean).
  37. ^ 2016第七届澳门国际电视节获奖名单. Macau International Movie Festival (in Chinese).

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