Goo Ha-ra in July 2018
January 13, 1991
Gwangju, South Korea
|Education||Sungshin Women's University|
|Revised Romanization||Gu Ha-ra|
Goo Ha-ra (born January 13, 1991), better known mononymously as Hara, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a former member of the South Korean girl group Kara, and has also appeared in television dramas including City Hunter (2011). She made her debut as a soloist in July 2015 with the release of her EP Alohara (Can You Feel It?).
- 1 Life and career
- 2 Personal life
- 3 Discography
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Awards and nominations
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Life and career
Early life and education
Goo Ha-ra was born on January 13, 1991, in Gwangju, South Korea. She participated in S.M. Entertainment's youth appearance tournament in 2005. In 2007, she unsuccessfully auditioned to join JYP Entertainment.
2008–2015: Kara and solo activities
Hara joined the girl group Kara in 2008, following the departure of former member Kim Sung-hee.
In 2011, she made her acting debut in SBS City Hunter. She starred as Choi Da-hye, the daughter of South Korea's president. In November 2011, she and Nicole Jung became the new MCs for SBS Inkigayo. They left the show on August 19, 2012.
In 2013, she collaborated with Japanese musician and songwriter Fukuyama Masaharu to record a song called "Magic of Love" in Korean under the project group HARA+. The song was used as a soundtrack for FujiTV's drama Galileo, which Masaharu starred in. In October 2013, she was appointed as the blood donation ambassador for the Hanmaum Blood Bank.
Her own reality show titled On & Off aired on December 29, 2014 on MBC Music.
In January 2015, she started hosting KBS' idol beauty show A Style For You along with Super Junior's Kim Heechul, EXID's Hani and SISTAR's Bora. In June 2015, she released a beauty book titled Nail HARA.
2015–present: Solo debut and departure from DSP Media
In July 2015, Hara debuted as a solo artist with the release of the EP Alohara (Can You Feel It?), which peaked at #4 domestically. The title track "Choco Chip Cookies" features South Korean rapper Giriboy. In October 2015, Hara joined the variety show Shaolin Clenched Fists.
On January 15, 2016, Hara left DSP Media due to the expiration of her contract with the company, prompting Kara to go on an indefinite hiatus. She was then announced to join KeyEast. In December 2016, she featured in Thunder's single, "Sign".
In January 2018, she released a soundtrack for the drama Jugglers, titled "On A Good Day". In April, it was announced that she will host JTBC's beauty show My Mad Beauty Diary. In July, she was named honorary ambassador for the 6th Animal Film Festival.
On January 5, 2010, during an appearance on the SBS reality show Strong Heart, Hara admitted to getting dental and minor facial cosmetic surgery. She stated that she had always had double eyelids, but had surgery to make them more defined.
On January 19, 2011, it was announced that Hara would be terminating her contract with her label DSP Media along with three other members of Kara, and a lawsuit was filed on their behalf. Later that day, it was announced that Hara would discontinue her involvement with the suit and had rejoined the company, as she apparently was not fully aware of the lawsuit's details.
|Alohara (Can you feel it?)||4||64||34||94|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
|"Secret Love" (시크릿 러브)||2012||68||74||Kara Solo Collection|
|"Magic of Love" (사랑의 마법)||2013||—||—||N/A||Galileo+|
|"Choco Chip Cookies" (초코칩쿠키)
||Alohara (Can you feel it?)|
|"How About Me?" (어때)
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
|2011||"I Love You, I Want You, I Need You (Sweet Acoustic Ver.)"||City Hunter OST Special|
|2014||"Talk About Love"||Various artists||non-album song|
|2017||"Sign"||Thunder feat Goo Hara||Thunder|
|2018||"On A Good Day"||Jugglers OST|
|2013||KARA The Animation||Herself||Animation; Japanese dubbed version|
|2017||Sound of a Footstep||Yoon-jae||Web film|
|2008||The Person Is Coming||MBC||Gang of school girls (cameo)|
|City Hunter||SBS||Choi Da-hye|
|2013||Galileo 2||Fuji TV||Cameo|
|2014||Secret Love||DRAMAcube||Lee Hyun-jung|
|It's Okay, That's Love||SBS||Cameo (Ep.16)|
|Check it Girl Season 2||Fashionist Girl|
|Strange Casting – Season 2||Cast member|
|Invincible Youth||Cast member|
|ON & OFF: The Gossip||Hara's first reality show|
|A Style For You||MC|
|Shaolin Clenched Fists||Cast member|
|Seoul Mate||Cast member|
|My Mad Beauty Diary||MC|
Events shows hosting
|2011||Dream Concert 2011||KBS||Host with Kim Heechul and Song Joong-ki|
|Seoul-Tokyo Music Festival||SBS||Host with Park Gyu-ri and more.|
|2012||Inkigayo||Host with Jung Nicole and IU|
|Korean Music Wave in Kobe||MBC||Host with Han Seungyeon and Hongki|
|2013||Dream Concert 2013||KBS||Host with Onew and Doojoon|
|KBS Entertainment Awards||Host|
|2014||Hallyu Dream Festival 2014||Host with Seo Kang-joon and Dasom|
|2015||Dream Concert 2015||Host with Dasom and Eunjung|
|Show! Champion - Yokohama Special||MBC Music||Host with Heo Youngji|
|2016||Power Of K 2016||Korea TV Fes in Japan||Host with Leeteuk|
Awards and nominations
|2010||KBS Entertainment Awards||Best Female MC Award||Invincible Youth||Won|
|2011||5th Mnet 20's Choice Award||Hot Campus Girl||N/A||Won|
|SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award||City Hunter||Won|
|2013||'50th' Savings Day||Saving Award||N/A||Won|
|2015||2015 Korean Nail Star Award||Singer Category Award||Nail Hara||Won|
|2015 SBS Entertainment Awards||Best Challenge Award||Shaolin Clenched Fists||Won|
|Best Teamwork Award||Won|
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