Kang Ha-neul

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Kang Ha-neul
Kang Ha-neul at "Moon Lovers - Scarlet Heart Ryeo" press conference, 24 August 2016 02.jpg
Kang Ha-neul on August 24, 2016
Born Kim Ha-neul
(1990-02-21) February 21, 1990 (age 27)
Busan, South Korea
Education Chung-Ang University - Theater
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006-present
Agent SEM Company
Korean name
Hangul 강하늘
Revised Romanization Gang Ha-neul
McCune–Reischauer Kang Hanŭl
Birth name
Hangul 김하늘
Revised Romanization Gim Ha-neul
McCune–Reischauer Kim Hanŭl

Kang Ha-neul (born Kim Ha-neul on February 21, 1990) is a South Korean film, television and theater actor.


Kang began his career in musical theatre, notably in Thrill Me (2010), Prince Puzzle (2011),[1] Black Mary Poppins (2012),[2] and Assassins (2012).[3] He later shifted to the screen, starring in the television dramas The Heirs (2013) and Misaeng (2014),[4][5][6][7] as well as the films Twenty (2015) and Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet (2015).[8][9][10][11][12][13] In 2016, he starred in historical drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo.[14]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2007 My Mom! Super Mom! Choi Hoon KBS2
2007-2012 Hometown Over the Hill Kim Jong-hwi KBS1
2011 Midnight Hospital Yang Chang-soo ok MBC
2012 To the Beautiful You Min Hyun-jae SBS
2013 Monstar Jung Sun-woo Mnet
Two Weeks Kim Sung-joon (cameo) MBC
Drama Festival "Unrest" Joon-kyung
The Heirs Lee Hyo-shin SBS
2014 Angel Eyes young Park Dong-joo
Misaeng Jang Baek-gi tvN
2015 Missing Noir M Lee Jung-soo (guest, episodes 1-2)[15] OCN
2016 Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Wang Wook SBS
Entourage cameo tvN
2017 The Bride of Habaek


Year Title Role
2011 Battlefield Heroes Yeon Namsan
You're My Pet Yang Young-soo
2014 Mourning Grave In-su
2015 C'est Si Bon Yoon Hyung-joo
Empire of Lust Jin
Twenty Kyung-jae
Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet Yun Dong-ju
2016 Like for Likes Lee Soo-ho
2017 New Trial[16] Hyun-woo
Midnight Runners Kang Hee-yeol
Recall the Night Jin-seok

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2014 Running Man SBS with Angel Eyes cast (Episode 190)
2015 with Twenty cast, Kim Woo-bin and Lee Jun-ho (Episode 240)
Yu Huiyeol's Sketchbook KBS2 Guest with C'est si bon cast, Jung Woo and Cho Bokrae, and a living legend, singer of C'est si bon, Yoon Hyung-joo
2016 Youth Over Flowers tvN Cast member[17]
Radio Star MBC Guest
Running Man SBS Guest with Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo cast, Hong Jong-hyun and Lee Joon-gi (Episode 314)
2017 Life Bar tvN Episode 11[18]
Happy Together KBS2 Guest with Super Junior's Leeteuk and Shindong, Han Jae-young, Ha Jae-suk and Kim Seul-gi (Episode 487)

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2007 "Still Pretty Today" Fly to the Sky


Year Title Role
2006 The Celestial Watch Jang Young-shil
2007 Carpe Diem Lee Il
2008 La Vida Prince Hamlet
2009 Thrill Me Richard Loeb
Spring Awakening Ernst
2010 Thrill Me Nathan Leopold
2011 Prince Puzzle Gu-dong
2012 Black Mary Poppins Herman
Assassins Lee Harvey Oswald/The Balladeer
2013 Black Mary Poppins
2015 Harold and Maude[19] Harold


Year Title Notes
2013 "Atlantis Princess" tracks from Monstar OST
"Don't Make Me Cry"
"Only That Is My World / March"
"사람, 사랑 (Person, Love)" unreleased songs used in drama Monstar
"I will love you"
"After love gone"
2014 "Three Things I Have Left (Acoustic version)" track from Angel Eyes OST
2015 "When The Saints Go Marching In " tracks from C'est si bon OST
"조개껍질 묶어"
"사랑하는 마음"
"하얀 손수건"
"You mean everything to me" unreleased songs used in movie C'est si bon
"My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean"
2016 "Self-portrait" track from Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet OST[20]
"좋아해줘" track from Like for Likes OST[21]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival
Best Young Actor The Heirs, Angel Eyes Nominated
22nd SBS Drama Awards
New Star Award[22] Angel Eyes Won
9th Cable TV Broadcasting Awards
Star Award - Actor[23] Misaeng Won
4th APAN Star Awards
Best New Actor[24] Nominated
51st Baeksang Arts Awards
Best New Actor (Film)[25] Twenty Nominated
35th Golden Cinematography Awards
Newcomer Award Won
Korean Film Actors' Guild Awards
Best New Actor Won
15th Korea World Youth Film Festival
Favorite New Actor Won
52nd Grand Bell Awards
Best New Actor[26] Nominated
36th Blue Dragon Film Awards
Best New Actor[27] Nominated
21st Chunsa Film Art Awards[28]
Best New Actor Won
8th MTN Broadcast Advertisement Festival
CF Star Award N/A Won
25th Buil Film Awards
Best Actor Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet Nominated
1st tvN10 Awards
Scene Stealer, Actor Misaeng Nominated
1st Asia Artist Awards
Best Star Award, Actor Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Nominated
SBS Drama Awards
Excellence Award, Actor in a Fantasy Drama Won


  1. ^ Kwon, Mee-yoo (9 September 2011). "Musical portrays a missing prince at royal palace". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  2. ^ Kwon, Mee-yoo (13 June 2012). "Black Mary Poppins presents dark nanny story". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  3. ^ Kwon, Mee-yoo (25 December 2012). "Kang relishes in complex role in Assassins". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  4. ^ Bae, Sun-young (26 July 2013). "INTERVIEW: Actor Kang Ha-neul". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 2013-08-23. 
  5. ^ An, So-hyoun (12 July 2013). "Kang Ha Neul to Join The Heirs". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  6. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (20 November 2013). "Kang Ha Neul Feels like He's Really Going to School While Filming The Heirs". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  7. ^ Park, Ji-ryun (27 December 2014). "Interview: Misaeng Kang Ha Neul Expresses His Love for ZE:A's Im Si Wan, Kang Sora and Byun Yo Han". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-12-27. 
  8. ^ Ha, Soo-jung (28 June 2014). "Interview: Kang Ha Neul Speaks Up on His Lack of Greed for Lead Roles". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  9. ^ Ha, Soo-jung (29 June 2014). "Interview: Kang Ha Neul Talks Dating Style, Celeb Friends and More". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  10. ^ Jung, Hyun-mok (1 July 2014). "Back to school for Kang Ha-neul". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  11. ^ Lee, So-dam (14 February 2015). "Interview: Kang Ha Neul Says He Will Never Date an Actress". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  12. ^ Jo, Yeon-kyung (2 March 2015). "Interview: Kang Ha Neul Struggled Emotionally After Filming Rape Scene on The Age of Innocence". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  13. ^ Kwon, Ji-youn (2 March 2015). "New 'Yi Bang-won' film focuses on love for a change". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-03-06. 
  14. ^ "Korean Scarlet Heart star Kang Ha Neul to meet fans in Singapore on Aug 27". The Straits Times. 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  15. ^ Ghim, Sora (6 March 2015). "Kang Ha Neul Transforms Into A Psychopath". BNTNews. Retrieved 2015-04-06. 
  16. ^ "JUNG Woo Gets a RETRIAL". Korean Film Council. 2016-06-07. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  17. ^ Sung, So-young (5 December 2015). "Kang catches up with reality show in Iceland". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-12-10. 
  18. ^ https://www.soompi.com/2017/02/16/kang-ha-neul-jokes-kim-woo-bins-true-personality-addresses-dating-rumors/
  19. ^ Kim, Min-jin (17 November 2014). "Kang Ha-neul broadens acting spectrum through play debut". K-pop Herald. Retrieved 2014-11-28. 
  20. ^ https://www.soompi.com/2017/02/19/6-reasons-watch-dongju-portrait-poet/
  21. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2016/02/kang-ha-neul-and-lee-som-sing-ost-for-upcoming-film-like-for-likes-in-new-mv
  22. ^ "Check Out The Winners Of The 2014 SBS Drama Awards". BNT News. 2015-01-02. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  23. ^ "'Cable TV Awards' 'Incomplete Life' and producer Na Young-seok sweep awards". Hancinema. 2015-03-13. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  24. ^ "4th APAN Star Awards 2015 Nominees". Hancinema. 2015-11-27. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  25. ^ "2015 51st PaekSang Arts Awards : Movies Nominees List". 2015-05-15. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  26. ^ "52nd Daejong Film Awards (Grand Bell Awards) 2015 Nominees". Hancinema. 2015-11-15. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  27. ^ "Who will smile at Blue Dragon Awards?". Kpop herald. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  28. ^ Kim, Mi-ri. "강하늘, 신인남우상 수상 "좋은 사람 먼저 되겠다" [2016 춘사영화상]". Naver (in Korean). My Daily. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 

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