Kim Sa-rang (actress)

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Kim Sa-rang
Kim Sa-rang (actress) in September 2011 from acrofan.jpg
Kim Sarang at Gillette Fusion Proglide launching event in Seoul, South Korea, in September 2011
Kim Sa-rang[1]

(1978-01-12) January 12, 1978 (age 41)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationB.M., M.M.
Alma materYongin University
OccupationActress, model
Years active2000–present
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight51 kg (112 lb)[2]
TitleMiss Korea
PredecessorKim Yeon-joo (1999)
SuccessorKim Min-kyung (2001)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Sa-rang
McCune–ReischauerKim Sa-rang

Kim Sa-rang (Hangul김사랑; born January 12, 1978) is a South Korean actress. She is most known for her roles in the television series Secret Garden with Hyun Bin, A Love to Kill with Rain, and This is My Love with Joo Jin-mo. She is also known for being crowned Miss Korea[3] in 2000 and representing South Korea in Miss Universe 2001, the 50th Miss Universe pageant in Puerto Rico. She won 'Best National Costume' Hanbok. In 2015, she became a free agent after leaving Brave Entertainment.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Kim Sa-rang was born on January 12, 1978, in South Korea. She graduated from Gwangyoung Girls' High School. Kim earned both a bachelor's and master's degree in traditional Korean music at Yong In University. She has one younger brother.


Miss Korea

Kim Sa-rang made her acting debut in 2000 in the television drama series Anger of Angel, which garnered positive reviews. In 2001 she was cast in the television drama series How Should I Be. That same year, she got her first big role in a television drama series entitled Mina which was again met with positive reviews and she was considered a rising star. In 2003, she appeared in Thousand Years of Love. Her other roles in television include appearances in A Love to Kill, The King and I, Tokyo Sun Shower and Secret Garden. She was last seen in the TV drama series This is My Love. Kim made her first movie debut in 2002 with Man is Born. Following this, Kim also starred in Love: Impossible, Who Slept with Her? and Radio Dayz. She has also appeared in several K-pop music videos including "Because You’re My Woman" and "Demon".

Miss Korea[edit]

Kim was crowned Miss Korea on May 28, 2000 at the Sejong Cultural Center, the site of the 1980 Miss Universe Pageant. She represented Korea in the Miss Universe Pageant 2001. During the pageant, she won the award for Best National Costume, which was a Korean hanbok dress.



Year Title Role
2002 Birth of a Man Sa-rang
2003 Love Impossible Oh Yeong‑Hee
2006 Hot for teacher Uhm Ji-Young
2008 Radio Dayz Marie

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2000 Anger of Angel SBS
2001 How Should I Be Yoo Jin SBS
Mina Park Mina (after surgery) KBS2
Lovers(2001) Kim Sa-rang MBC
2002 Affection Eul-sook SBS
2003 A Maiden's Dream Bogdong KBS1
Thousand Years of Love Kum-hwa / Go Eun-bi SBS
2005 A Love to Kill Han Da-jung KBS2
2007 The King and I Eoudong [Gisaeng] SBS
How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor Herself SBS
2008 Tokyo Sun Shower Lee Soo-jin SBS
2010-2011 Secret Garden Yoon Seul SBS
2015 This is My Love[5][6][7] Seo Jung-eun/Ji Eun-dong JTBC
2019 Abyss[8] Go Se-yeon (cameo, episode 1) tvN

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
1989 To lady (숙녀에게) Byeon Jin-seop
2007 Because You're My Woman Lee Seung-gi
2011 "Demon" Jay Park


Year Network Title
2003, 2006 SBS Shin, Kim Won Hee's Hey Hey Hey
2006 SBS I asked ambitious ten thousand people
2011 O'live Kim Sa-rang & Lee Tae-im Find Your Taste!
KBS1 Hope Road


Year Title Network Station
2011 Radio Secret Garden SBS FM Yunseul Station


Year Title Role Network
2001 Live Music Camp Host MBC
2010 1st Seoul Cultural Arts Awards[9] Host

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2011 Road of Hope Charity worker KBS1
2017 I Live Alone Herself MBC


Year Title
2002 Children Peace Ambassador

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2000 Miss Korea 2000 Miss Korea N/A Won
2001 Miss Universe Pageant 2001 Best National Costume Korean Hanbok Dress Won
2002 Ambassador Children's Peace Ambassador[10] N/A Won
2005 KBS Drama Awards Drama Awards Women Tribologists N/A Won
KBS Performance Awards Best Supporting Actress Award A Love to Kill Won
2010 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Special Secret Garden Nominated
2011 19th Republic of Korea Entertainment News CF Special Star Award N/A Won
2012 10th Korea Jewelry Best Jewelry Fair Lady N/A Won
2015 8th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress This is My Love Nominated
4th APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Nominated


  1. ^ (in Korean) Naver - Person Profile "Kim Sa-rang"
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  4. ^ Actress Kim Sa Rang Becomes Free Agent After Leaving Brave Entertainment
  5. ^ Jones, Julie (30 April 2015). "Kim Sa Rang Makes Her Comeback With A Story About Lost First Love". KDramaStars. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  6. ^ "[Interview] Kim Sa-rang, My Love Eun-dong "changed me"". Hancinema. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  7. ^ Kim, Jin-seok (4 August 2015). "Kim returns with an emotional role". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  8. ^ Lee, Yoon-jin (March 18, 2019). "tvN 새 드라마 '어비스', 김사랑, 특급 출연!...법조계의 여신 엄친딸 役!". News A (in Korean). Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  9. ^ 문태경 '미코' 김사랑, 제1회 서울문화예술대상 MC 낙점 마이데일리 2010년 2월 19일
  10. ^ '동정' 남궁진 문광부장관 아동평화대사로 톱스타 위촉 아이뉴스24 2002년 3월 28일

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