Bang Min-ah

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Bang Min-ah
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Bang at a fansigning in March 2015
Native name 방민아
Born Bang Min-ah
(1993-05-13) May 13, 1993 (age 25)
Incheon, South Korea
Education Dongduk Women's University
  • Singer
  • actress
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels Dream Tea Entertainment
Associated acts Girl's Day
Korean name
Hangul 민아
Hanja [1]
Revised Romanization Bang Min-a
McCune–Reischauer Pang Min-a

Bang Min-ah (born May 13, 1993),[2] better known mononymously as Minah, is a South Korean singer and actress. She has been a member of girl group Girl's Day since 2010 and debuted as a solo singer in 2015. She has acted in various films and television series, including Vampire Idol (2011), Holly (2013) and Beautiful Gong Shim (2016).

Early life[edit]

Bang Min-ah was born on May 13, 1993, in Incheon, South Korea.[3] She attended Jinsun Girls' High School and majored in Broadcasting at Dongduk Women's University.[4]

Music career[edit]

Girl's Day[edit]

On July 9, 2010, Minah made her debut as a member of girl group Girl's Day on Music Bank with their first single "Tilt My Head" (Hangul갸우뚱; RRGyauttung).

Solo career[edit]

Minah has released several solo singles; among them are "I’ll Take Your Hand", a song on Lee Hyun-do’s project album 4U;[5] and "You and I" for the soundtrack of SBS's drama Doctor Stranger.[6]

On March 3, 2015, DreamT announced that Minah would be making her solo debut in mid-March.[7] Minah released her album I Am a Woman Too on March 15, 2015.[8]

Minah released a solo digital single "Other Way" on November 11, 2017.[9] Minah took part in writing the lyrics to the song "11°", and also took part in composing the song.

Acting career[edit]

Minah made her acting debut in tvN's drama Roller Coaster, appearing in the segment "Frustrated, but Let's Stick Together."[citation needed] She then featured in the sitcom Vampire Idol in 2011.[citation needed]

In 2013, Minah made her film debut in Holly, playing a high school student who aspires to be a ballerina.[10] She received the Rookie Actress Award’ from Gwangju International Film Festival for her performance.[11] The same year, Minah was appointed as an MC for The Music Trend (formerly known as Inkigayo) and left the program in January 2014.[12] She was subsequently cast in her second film, family comedy Dad for Rent.[citation needed]

In 2015, Minah featured in the family drama Sweet, Savage Family.[13] She also starred alongside Seo Kang-joon as leads for The Best Future, a web drama produced by Samsung.[14]

In 2016, Minah landed her first television leading role in SBS's romantic comedy series Beautiful Gong Shim. She earned positive reviews for her portrayal of the "ugly" but down-to-earth protagonist.[15][16]

In 2018, Minah is set to return to small screen with the romantic comedy drama Absolute Boyfriend, based on the Japanese manga series of the same name.[17]


Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales


I Am a Woman Too
  • Released: March 16, 2015
  • Label: DreamTea Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
2 11


Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
"I Am a Woman Too" 2015 15
  • KOR (DL): 359,337+ [22]
I Am a Woman Too
"11°" 2017 TBD
  • KOR : TBD
Other Way

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart position Album
"This Is Strange (feat. Kanto of Troy)" 2015 89 I Am a Woman Too
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

As solo artist[edit]

Year Song From Album Duration Notes
2010 "Cracked the Moon" Argo OST 3:40 Solo
"Only Once" Jungle Fish 2 OST 4:20 Solo
2011 "Rapper's Breakup Part. 2" The Rage Theater 3:34 Duet with Defconn
2013 "Stop Resisting" Hyde 3:46 Duet with VIXX
2014 "Holding Hands" Lee Hyun-do Project 3:59 Duet with DinDin
"You, I" Doctor Stranger OST 2:50 Solo
"I Will Be on Your Side" Best Future OST 1:33 Solo
"Whatever" Miss Me or Diss Me 3:31 Duet with MC Mong
"Skyfall" Skyfall 4:02 Duet with Damiano
"들려줘요" Dad for Rent OST 3:41 Solo
"한 사람" The King's Face OST 4:04 Solo
2015 "I Am Korea" I Am Korea Theme Song 3:40 Various Artists
"One Dream One Song" 'One K' Campaign Song TBA Various Artists
"아니 (No)" Sweet, Savage Family OST 4:31 Duet with Lee Min-hyuk
2016 "Look" Two Yoo Project Sugar Man 3:20 Duet with Verbal Jint
"My First Kiss" Beautiful Gong Shim OST 3:15 Solo
"Feeling Like Feeling" N/A 3:49 Duet with Champagne



Year Title Role
2013 Holly Wani
2014 Dad for Rent Bomi

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Network
2011 Roller Coaster Younger sister Cameo tvN
I Trusted Him Herself Cameo MBC Every 1
Baby Faced Beauty Hye-mi Cameo KBS2
Vampire Idol Min-ah Supporting role MBN
2012 Family Dream Girl #1 Cameo KBS2
2013 Master's Sun[23] Kim Ga-young Cameo SBS
The Clinic for Married Couples: Love and War Season 2 Herself Cameo KBS2
The Miracle[24] Cha Eun-sang Lead role SBS
2014 The Best Future Mi-rae Lead role Web series
2015 Sweet, Savage Family Baek Hyun-ji Supporting role MBC
2016 Hello Korean Herself Lead role KBS
Beautiful Gong Shim Gong Shim Lead role SBS
2018 Absolute Boyfriend Uhm Da-da Lead role TBA

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Role Episode
2010 Wonder Woman Herself
Minah Cham Story Herself
We Are Dating Herself
Star Making Survivor Contestant
2013–2014 The Music Trend MC
2014 Eco Village[25] Main Cast
2015 Immortal Songs 2 Contestant 194
Law of the Jungle[26] Main Cast 181–184
King of Mask Singer Contestant 35–36

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2013 13th Gwangju International Film Festival Best New Actress Holly Won
2014 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best OST by a Female Artist You, I Nominated
2016 Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Award I Am a Woman Too Nominated
Popularity Award Minah Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Romantic Comedy Drama Beautiful Gong Shim Won
New Star Award Won
Best Couple (with Namkoong Min) Nominated
2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Nominated

Show Champion[edit]

Year Date Song
2015 March 25 "I Am a Woman Too"


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "민아 프로필" (in Korean). Naver. 
  3. ^ "[Interview] My Name Is… Girl's Day – Part. 2". 10Asia. 20 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "걸스데이 민아, 동덕 여대 합격 "소리지르며 기뻐했다"". Osen (in Korean). 3 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Min-ah helps out Lee Hyun-do". Korea JoongAng Daily. 27 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Girl's Day Minah Lends Her Voice for 'Doctor Stranger' OST". enewsWorld. 9 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Min-ah of Girls Day to Release Solo Album". The Chosun Ilbo. 10 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Minah returns with new solo album". Kpop Herald. 16 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Min-ah of Girl's Day confirms solo debut". Kpop Herald. October 30, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Girl's Day Minah Wins Award with Debut Film". 10Asia. 12 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Girl's Day's Minah wins a special award at Gwangju International Film Festival". BNT News. 
  12. ^ "Girl's Day Minah to become new Inkigayo host". BNT News. 
  13. ^ "BTOB′s Lee Min Hyuk Cast Opposite Girl′s Day′s Minah in ′Sweet Family′". enewsWorld. 
  14. ^ "Minah and Seo Kang Joon Send A Heart". BNT News. 
  15. ^ "Min-ah Ends Starring TV Role on a High". The Chosun Ilbo. 23 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "In ugly role, idol singer-turned-actress gains confidence in her looks". Yonhap News Agency. 20 July 2016. 
  17. ^ "Girl's Day Minah to find 'Absolute Boyfriend'". Kpop Herald. 30 May 2018. 
  18. ^ "Gaon Weekly Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on September 26, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Gaon Monthly Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on November 8, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  20. ^
    • "Gaon Album Chart - March". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. March 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart Weekly". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on March 9, 2017. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  22. ^ Cumulative sales for "I Am A Woman Too":
  23. ^ "Girl's Day Minah to Appear in So Ji-sub's Drama". 10Asia. 24 July 2013. 
  24. ^ "SHINee's Taemin and Girl's Day Minah to Parody 'The Heirs' at the ′2013 SBS Gayo Awards′". enewsWorld. 18 December 2013. 
  25. ^ "K-pop star is serious about farming". The Korea Times. 1 September 2014. 
  26. ^ "GOT7′s Jackson, EXID′s Hani, Girl′s Day′s Minah and More Prepare for ′Jungle′". enewsWorld. 9 September 2015. 

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