Heechul at the Singderella
(born July 10, 1983), better known by the mononym Heechul
, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, presenter, and actor. He is a member of South Korean boy group Super Junior
and has further participated in its subgroup, Super Junior-T
as well as project groups Kim Heechul & Kim Jungmo
and Universe Cowards with Min Kyung-hoon
Prior to his debut in Super Junior, Heechul began his acting career in 2005, starring in the second season of teen drama Sharp 2
. Subsequently, this led him to host his first music show Show! Music Tank
, appear on advertisements, and host radio shows. However, on 2006, just a year after his Super Junior debut, Heechul was involved in car accident which fractured his left leg. The accident left him unable to perform Super Junior's strenuous dances and instead focus on contributing as a singer-only to the group. In 2009, Heechul began his solo singing career by releasing his first single "First Star", as part of the soundtrack for his drama Loving You a Thousand Times
. He also participated in writing the lyrics for not only his band but also for his project groups and other artists.
In 2010, Heechul became a regular cast member in Radio Star
, where his popularity skyrocketed and he won Best Newcomer Award at the 11th MBC Entertainment Awards
. Following that, his career as a television host made a breakthrough after appearing on Knowing Bros
and Weekly Idol
, after which, Heechul was named as one of the Top 3 Idol MC's of 2016. Read more...