|Birth name||Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul|
|Born||June 24, 1988|
Rancho Cucamonga, California, U.S.
|Website||Nichkhun's profile on 2PM's Website|
Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul (Thai: นิชคุณ หรเวชกุล; RTGS: Nitchakhun Horawetchakun; born June 24, 1988), better known mononymously as Nichkhun (Korean: 닉쿤), is a Thai American singer, songwriter, rapper, actor and model who is currently based in South Korea as a member of the South Korean boy band 2PM.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Discography
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Awards and nominations
- 6 External links
- 7 References
Nichkhun was born in Rancho Cucamonga, California, U.S. to Thai Chinese parents and was raised in Thailand. His mother's side of the family is from Hainan, and he has said that he has extended family and distant ancestors from Guangzhou.
Nickhun's mother, Yenjit Horvejkul (née Mekworewut), is the chief executive officer of a Thai pharmaceutical company, Union Medical, established in 1976, which acts as an importer and distributor.[unreliable source?] He comes from a wealthy background, which earned him the nickname "Thai Prince" in South Korea. Nichkhun has one older brother, Nichan Bert (born September 11, 1986), and two younger sisters, Nichthima Yanin (born July 22, 1990) and Nachjaree (Chereen) (born 20 October, 1994). At the age of five, he moved to Thailand from the United States with his family and studied at Dhepkanjana School and Tangpiroondham School. At the age of twelve, he studied at Wanganui Collegiate School in New Zealand for a year and a half and moved back to the United States to finish his schooling at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California. He was scouted by a scout manager of JYP Entertainment at the Los Angeles Korean Music Festival.
After passing an audition hosted by JYP Entertainment, he signed a ten-year contract with the company but later re-signed an eight-year contract, not including training, and was brought to South Korea in 2006 as a trainee, being put into a class of 24 other students. Park Jin-young informed him that he was required to learn how to sing and to dance, learn Korean and Mandarin Chinese, and to bulk up. He is now fluent in Thai, English, Korean, Japanese and basic Chinese. He first appeared through MNET's Hot Blood, a program that showed the intense physical training that 13 male trainees had to go through for the opportunity to debut in either a four-member ballad group (2AM) or a seven-member dance group (2PM) under JYP Entertainment.
As a male citizen of Thailand, he was subject to the military draft lottery in 2009 and subsequently received an exemption from military service.
On 4 September 2008, Nichkhun debuted as part of 2PM in their first single "10 Points out of 10 Points" (Korean: "10점 만점에 10점") from their single album "Hottest Time of the Day". They have released five studio albums in Korea and four studio albums in Japan.
Nichkhun was one of the hosts for the Korean Music Wave in Bangkok in 2010, 2011, and 2013. In 2010, along with Taecyeon and Yoon Eun-hye, Nichkhun played one of the main characters in a 12-minute music video drama for Cass Beer, which was released on February 8. He also hosted JYP's talent competition Superstar Survival. On June 2010, he was cast in the second season of variety show We Got Married, pairing up with Victoria of f(x). The couple, known as Khuntoria, was featured on the show leaving in September 2011.
In 2011, Nichkhun appeared in the music video of the single "Touch (觸動)" by Taiwanese Mandopop artist Will Pan, which premiered on January 31. In May, he was selected as the new model for Everland's Caribbean Bay Aqualoop CF. He also starred in the Japanese live-adaptation film of Ouran High School Host Club as Lawrence, the president of a Singaporean corporation, followed in 2012 by the Thai film Seven Something.
In 2013, he filmed the Chinese TV series One and a Half Summer, where he plays the lead character. The series aired between June and July 2014. In 2014, he had a cameo in the Thai movie Chalouis. He teamed up with CNBLUE's Jung Yong-hwa, B1A4's Baro, Infinite's L, and Winner's Mino for project group Lucky Boys (Super 5) for the 2014 SBS Gayo Daejun. Nichkhun and Baro also hosted the show.
In 2015, Nichkhun joined the cast of the Chinese movie Forever Young, Gardenia in Blossom (Forever Young, 栀子花开), starring Li Yi Feng and Zhang Hui We and a new Chinese music reality show Youth Trainee.
In 2017, Nichkhun announced his first ever solo Asia fanmeeting tour titled "Khunvitation" since making his debut in 2008. His fanmeetings were held in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan and in Seoul, South Korea.
In 2018, Nichkhun continued his fanmeeting tour in Thailand and China. Nichkhun has focused on his solo activities while some 2PM's members are serving in the military. His Thai movie 'Brother of the Year' ranked #1 in Thai box offices and became the second highest-grossing Thai movie in 2018. Nichkhun released his first solo mini album in Japan on December 19, 2018. Titled “ME,” the album contains 8 tracks, including songs like “Lucky Charm,” “HOME,” “Umbrella,” and “Mars.” Nichkhun participated in composing and writing the lyrics for every song in the album. Prior to the release of his album, Nichkhun held his first solo concert “NICHKHUN (From 2PM) Premium Solo Concert 2018 HOME” in Osaka on November 23 and 24, and in Tokyo from December 20 to 22.  Nichkhun's Chinese web drama ‘勇往直前恋上你’ (Shall We Fall in Love) premiered on Tencent on December 27, 2018. 
Nichkhun released his solo album “ME” in South Korea on February 18, 2019.  The album was available for streaming in South Korea, China and Thailand. A special song called “Umbrella" dedicated for his fans was released in five different languages of Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Thai and English. 
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart.|
- Thai songs
- 2008: "We Become One"
- 2009: "Let's Take a Break"
- 2009: "Cute"
- Japanese songs
- 2014: "So Wonderful"
- 2015: "Miss Wonderful"
- 2015: "Maybe You Are"
- Japanese EP
- 2018: "Me"
|June 19, 2013||"Let It Rain"||2PM||3rd Album Grown Grand Edition||First self written and composed song|
|September 15, 2014||"Love Is True"||Nichkhun x Lee Jun-ho||Go Crazy!||composed & written with Junho|
|April 27, 2016||"GIRLFRIEND ( 彼女 / Kanojo )"||Nichkhun x Wooyoung||GALAXY OF 2PM Limited Edition / Type C||2PM's 6th Japanese Album|
|2011||Will Pan||"Touch (觸動)"||808|
|2012||2PM and 2AM||"One Day"||"One Day" (Japanese single)|
|2014||Junho (2PM)||"Love Is True"||Bonus track from the album Go Crazy! (Grand Edition)|
|2016||Wooyoung (2PM)||"Kanojo (Girlfriend)"||Unit songs the album Galaxy of 2PM|
|Yugyeom, Mark, Jackson Wang of Got7; Hyelim, Yenny, Kim Yu-bin of Wonder Girls; Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Mina of Twice; Min of Miss A; and Lee Jun-ho of 2PM||"Encore"||JYP Nation concert 'Mix & Match'|
|2011||"My Valentine" (with J.Y. Park & Taecyeon)||Dream High OST|
|2012||"Let It Rain" (Bonus track from the album Legend of 2PM)||One and a Half Summer OST|
|2015||"Wan Nun Wan Nee Wan Nhai" (featuring Taecyeon of 2PM)||Touch the Sky - Chalui OST|
|2018||"勇往直前恋上你 (In love with you without any hesitation)"||勇往直前爱上你 OST|
|2010||All My Love||Ok Yub's human substitute||Cameo (episode 1)|
|2011||Dream High||Ri-ah's CF partner||Cameo (episode 8)|
|Welcome to the Show||Himself||Lead Role|
|2014||One and a Half Summer||Zhang Hao||Lead Role|
|Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo||Mataichi||Japanese TV movie|
|2015||Looking For Aurora||Wang Yilin||Lead Role|
|Yes Sir My Boss||Piak||Cameo (episodes 7-8)|
|The Producers||Himself||Cameo (episode 3)|
|2017||Magic School||Joon||Main Cast, JTBC Web drama|
|2018||Shall We Fall in Love||Jiang Yinan||Lead Role, Tencent Web drama|
|2019||Thong Eak Mor Ya Tah Chaloang||Hyung Suk||Cameo (episode 12,14)|
|2012||Ouran High School Host Club||Lawrence|
|Beyond the ONEDAY ~Story of 2PM & 2AM~||Himself|
|2014||Five Eagle Brothers||Policeman|
|2015||Touch the Sky - Chalui||Cameo|
|2018||Brother of The Year||Moji|
|First aired||Last aired|
|2008–2009||Ya Shim Man Man||SBS||17||July 28, 2008||November 17, 2008|
|Hot Blood||Mnet||10||October 10, 2008||November 8, 2008|
|Idol Army (Season 3)||MBC||17||December 4, 2008||March 26, 2009|
|2009||Wild Bunny||Mnet||7||July 21, 2009||August 21, 2009|
|2010||We Got Married (Season 2)||MBC||EP.41-80||March 6, 2010||January 22, 2011|
|2011||2PM Show!||SBS||12||July 09, 2011||September 24, 2011|
|2012||KOICA'S Dream in Tanzania||MBC||2||December 12, 2012||December 26, 2012|
|2014||Brave Heart||BTV||8||October 5, 2014||November 23, 2014|
|2015||Oven Radio||1theK||5||June 14, 2015||June 18, 2015|
|Youth Trainee||Zhejiang TV||4||April 16, 2015||June 25, 2015|
|Ok.Jang.Khun ReciPe||V-Live||5||August 5, 2015||November 22, 2015|
|2017||2PM Wild Beat||K-Star||10||February 01, 2017||April 05, 2017|
|2018||The Team Chef (Season 1)||JTBC and Thailand’s ONE31||15||June 30, 2018||October 13, 2018|
|Galileo: Awakened Universe||tvN||9||July 15, 2018||September 9, 2018|
|One Night Food Trip – International Edition 2 in the Philippines||tvN Asia||4||July 30, 2018||August 20, 2018|
Chinese Variety shows
|2013||Superstar China||Hubei TV||Host|
|If You Love||Hubei TV||Himself with Hwang Chansung|
|God & Goddess||Youku||Himself|
|Happy Camp||Hunan TV||Himself with Jang Wooyoung|
|All Star Show||Youku||Himself|
|Tonight 80's Show||Dragon TV||Himself with Wei Da Xun|
|Dream Music Charity Event||CGV||Himself|
|2015||Youth Trainee||Zhejiang Television||with Wang Dongcheng, Shang Wenjie, and Li Quan|
|Korea-China Dream Team||Shenzhen TV||Himself with Hwang Chansung|
|Let's Go Together||Hubei TV||Himself with Hwang Chansung|
|2016||Grade One Freshman||Hunan TV||Himself|
|Beat the Champions||Zhejiang Television||Himself|
|Super Girl Group||Tencent Video||Himself|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award||Category||Recipient / Nominated work||Result|
|2009||Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Hot Mr. Beauty Award||Himself||Won|
|Tourism Authority of Thailand||PR Ambassador||Won|
|2010||Nine Entertain Awards (Thailand)||Popular Vote||Nominated|
|MBC Entertainment Awards||Popularity Award||We Got Married with Victoria Song||Won|
|Korea Jewerly Awards||Diamond Award (with Chansung)||Himself||Won|
|2011||3rd Bugs Music Awards||OST of the Year (with Taecyeon)||"My Valentine"||Won|
|KBS Best Idol Icon Awards||Icon of the year||Himself||Nominated|
|Mnet Media Awards||Most CHARMING Boy||Won|
|MTV K's very first Valentine King and Queen||Valentine King||Won|
|TVCF Awards||Most Popular CF Star||Nominated|
|2012||Kerd Awards (Thailand)||Kerd of the Year||Won|
|TVCF AWARDS||CF Model of The Year||Nominated|
|Top Award (Thailand)||Best Rising Film Actor||Seven Something||Nominated|
|BK Film Awards||The Eye Candy Award||Won|
|6th Nine Entertain Awards (Thailand)||Popular Award||Nominated|
|2013||STYEBIBLE.PH||International Celebrity Collab||NICHKHUN for Bench||Nominated|
|Nine Entertain Awards||Popular Award||Himself||Nominated|
|Singapore Blog Awards||Most Popular Overseas Celebrity||Nominated|
|The Goodness Idol Thailand Awards||The 9 Idols for The King||Won|
|2014||N/A||Asian's Male God||Nominated|
|2015||Microblogging Star 2014 (China)||Weibo Star||Nominated|
|K-pop Gaon Chart Award||Social Star||Nominated|
|N/A||Asian's Male God||Nominated|
|Micro-star Magazine (Chinese)||Star Scoreboard in February (Overseas)||Nominated|
|UNICEF Thailand Award||Friend of UNICEF||Won|
|Zocial Awards 2015 (Thailand)||'Thailand Twitter Ranking'||Rank #1|
|Most Mentioned in Thailand on Twitter||Rank #2|
|2016||IME Chinese Online Media Popular Award||Thailand Headlines Person of the Year Awards||Won|
|China Weibo Awards||Male God of the Year||Won|
|VDFLY||Top Ten Handsome Asian Men||Nominated|
|Trends Health's Healthy Role Model Awards||Most Influential Healthy Role Model Award||Himself||Won|
|Big Ben Award||Global Ten Outstanding Chinese Young Elites||Himself||Won|
|MEN'S UNO YOUNG Anniversary||International Artist Award||Himself||Won|
|2018||Chic Style Award 2018||Popular Artist of the Year Award||Himself||Won|
|Tomorrow Land Fashion Award 2018||International Fashion Charity Artist of the Year Award||Himself||Won|
|2018 FEIA Awards Ceremony||International Artist of the Year Award||Himself||Won|
|Thailand Headlines Person of The Year 2018 Award||Asia Superstar Award||Himself||Won|
|Recognition Award||Goodwill Ambassador of the 60th Anniversary of Thailand-Republic of Korea Diplomatic Relations||Himself||Won|
|2019||2019 FEIA Awards Ceremony||Influential Asian Idol of the Year Award||Himself||Won|
|27th Bangkok Critics Assembly 2018 Award||Best Supporting Actor||Brother of the Year||Nominated|
|Thai Film Director Award 2019||Best Supporting Actor||Brother of the Year||Nominated|
|2019 Weibo Starlight Awards||Asia's Star Award||Himself||Won|
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