|Born||March 13, 1991|
Incheon, South Korea
|Formerly of||Hello Venus|
|Revised Romanization||Kwon A-yun|
Kwon Na-ra (Korean: 권나라) (changed her name legally to Kwon Ah-yoon (Korean: 권아윤), known by her birth name Nara), is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known as one of the original members of the South Korean girl group Hello Venus.
Beginnings and acting debut
Nara became an acting trainee for Fantagio Entertainment when she was in middle school. She joined the girl group Hello Venus as a founding member where she went by the stage name "Nara". They debuted on May 9, 2012, with the mini-album Venus, which contained four tracks. The single "Venus" reached number 35 on the Gaon chart.
2017–present: Rise in popularity and lead roles
In June 2019, Nara signed with new agency A-Man Project.
In 2020, she starred in JTBC drama Itaewon Class, based on the webtoon of the same name. The series was a commercial success and became the seventh highest-rated Korean dramas in cable television history. She was also cast in historical comedy TV series Royal Secret Agent as Hong Da-In, a courtesan whose beauty is comparable to Hwang Jini.
In March 2021, Nara was confirmed to be starring in tvN's fantasy drama Bulgasal: Immortal Souls. in the role of Min Sang-woon, a woman who used to be an immortal, but goes through a tragic event that turns her into a human. The drama premiered in December 2021.
In September 2022, Nara joined an essemble casts featuring actors from television dramas Love in the Moonlight, Itaewon Class, and The Sound of Magic in the TVING-produced reality tv show Young Actors' Retreat.
|2006||Mr. Wacky||High School Girl||Cameo|
|2018||Fantasy of the Girls||Ha-nam|||
|2012||Take Care of Us, Captain||Cameo|
|2014||I Need Romance Season 3|
|Single Cunning Lady|||
|2017||Suspicious Partner||Cha Yoo-jung|
|2018||My Mister||Choi Yoo-ra|
|2019||Doctor Prisoner||Han So-geum|
|2020||Itaewon Class||Oh Soo-ah|
|2020–2021||Royal Secret Agent||Hong Da-in|||
|2021–2022||Bulgasal: Immortal Souls||Min Sang-woon / Kim Hwa-yeon|||
|2013||After School – Lucky or Not"||Cameo|
|2014||After School – Lucky or Not" 2||Mal-soon|
|2016||Law of the Jungle in East Timor||Cast member||Episode 238–240|
|2022||Young Actors' Retreat||Cast member|||
Awards and nominations
|Award ceremony||Year||Category||Nominee / Work||Result||Ref.|
|Baeksang Arts Awards||2019||Best New Actress – Television||My Mister||Nominated|||
|2020||Best Supporting Actress – Television||Itaewon Class||Nominated|||
|KBS Drama Awards||2019||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Doctor Prisoner||Nominated|||
|Best New Actress||Won|
|2021||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Royal Secret Agent||Won|||
|Korea Drama Awards||2019||Best New Actress||Doctor Prisoner||Won|||
|SBS Drama Awards||2017||Best New Actress||Suspicious Partner||Nominated|||
|Seoul International Drama Awards||2021||Outstanding Korean Actress||Royal Secret Agent||Nominated|||
|Forbes||2020||Korea Power Celebrity||33rd|||
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- "Cameo Appearance Here & There - How Do Dramas Use Idol Groups To Their Advantage?". KpopStarz. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
- "[공식]권나라 '암행어사' 출연 확정! 조선 첫사랑의 아이콘..미(美)X무(武) 갖춘 다모". chosun (in Korean). Retrieved 2020-09-10.
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