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Shindong at the 2017 Snowball concert
Shin Dong-hee

(1985-09-28) September 28, 1985 (age 36)
Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Other namesShindong
  • rapper
  • singer
  • dancer
  • host
  • radio personality
  • video director
Musical career
  • Piano
  • guitar
Years active2005–present
Associated acts
WebsiteSuper Junior
Korean name
Revised RomanizationSin Dong-hui
McCune–ReischauerSin Tonghŭi
Stage name
Revised RomanizationSindong

Shin Dong-hee (born September 28, 1985), better known by his stage name Shindong (lit. meaning: "prodigy"), is a South Korean rapper, singer, dancer, host, radio personality and video director. He is best known as a member of Super Junior and its subgroups Super Junior-T and Super Junior-H.



Shin Dong-hee was born in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do on September 28, 1985.[1] Little is known about Shindong's personal life, and many thought he was an only child. He has a younger sister named Ahn Da Young.[2] With a love for dancing, Shindong signed up for the 2002 Goyangsi Youth Dance contest and won grand prize. A year later, he joined the contest again and won gold. In 2004, Shindong joined the Mnet Epi Contest and won both the gold prize and popularity award. In 2005, Shindong signed up for the SM Best Youth Contest and won first place for Best Comedian, achieving the grand prize. He signed a contract with SM Entertainment and received lessons to further improve his dancing ability.

Months after joining the company, Shindong was put in the large all-boy rotational group Super Junior as a member of its first generation, Super Junior 05. He decided to use the stage name 'Shindong' as his birth name sounds similar to bandmate Donghae. 'Shindong' is derived from his surname and the first character of his birth name, meaning "child prodigy".

Super Junior[edit]

Shindong officially debuted as part of 12-member project group Super Junior 05 on November 6, 2005, on SBS's music programme Popular Songs, performing their first single, "Twins (Knock Out)".[3][4] Their debut album SuperJunior05 (Twins) was released a month later on December 5, and debuted at number three on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.[5]

In March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation. However, plans changed and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. Following the addition of thirteenth member Kyuhyun, the group dropped the suffix "05" and became officially credited as Super Junior.[6] The re-polished group's first CD single "U" was released on June 7, 2006, which was their most successful single until the release of "Sorry, Sorry" in March 2009.[7]

During his career with Super Junior, Shindong was put into two subgroups, smaller groups that are branched off of the larger Super Junior group. In February 2007, he was placed in the trot-singing Super Junior-T. A year later, he became a member of Super Junior-H.

On September 27, 2011, he along with Yesung and Eunhyuk filled in for bandmate Heechul, who enlisted for mandatory military service on September 1, during the performance on Music Bank and Show! Music Core of Kim Jang-hoon latest single, "Breakups are So Like Me". Heechul is featured in the song and starred in the music video, which was completed the day before he enlisted.[8]

Solo activities[edit]


In November 2005, following Super Junior 05's debut, Shindong became an emcee on Mnet's music program M! Countdown, alongside Leeteuk and Kangin.[9] The trio hosted together until August 2007, when Kangin was replaced by Eunhyuk.[10] The new trio's final day of hosting was on March 27, 2008.[11]

Shindong is popularly known as an active emcee and radio host of MBC's BoBoBo Ai Joa and KMTV's Green Apple Sound, successfully establishing the image, "DJ Shindong."[12] Shindong left Green Apple Sound to host MBC's Stop the Boring Time Radio with Kim Shin-young.[13]

From 2009, Shindong, along with Eunhyuk and Leeteuk, had been regular guests on SBS's Strong Heart, where they hosted a special segment, Boom Academy, headed by entertainer Boom.[14] On March 28, 2012, SM Entertainment announced Shindong's departure from the show.[15] As of the April 10, 2012, broadcast, following the change in MCs and his departure, the show was re-vamped with Leeteuk and Eunhyuk, Kim Hyo-jin, Jung Ju-ri and Yang Se-hyung, billed as the 'six-fixed guests'.[16]


While Shindong had prior acting experiences as a comedian, his acting debut was in the Super Junior film Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, which premiered on July 26, 2007. In 2008, Shindong played a major supporting role in the mini television series Single Dad in Love and also participated in the drama's original soundtrack.[17] He and radio partner Kim Shin-young appeared in an episode of popular MBC drama Queen of Housewives.

Personal life[edit]

2007 car wreck[edit]

On April 19, 2007, almost two months after Super Junior-T's release of their first single "Rokuko", Leeteuk and Kyuhyun became seriously injured in a car wreck, along with Shindong, Eunhyuk, and two managers, when returning home after a recording of the radio show Super Junior Kiss the Radio. While they were on the highway, the front left tire burst as the driver was switching lanes, and the van ran into the guard rail/median on the driver's side and skidded for about 30 metres. At some point, the momentum caused the van to flip over on its right side.

While Shindong and Eunhyuk suffered minor injuries, Leeteuk and Kyuhyun sustained more serious injuries, which required both to be hospitalised. Leeteuk had glass shards embedded in his back and above his eyes, requiring over 170 stitches. Kyuhyun, who was sitting behind the driver's seat when the wreck occurred, was the most injured and had a fractured hip, pneumothorax from broken ribs, and facial scratches and bruises.[18][19]

Military enlistment[edit]

On November 5, 2014, S.M. Entertainment announced that Shindong would enlist in the army on November 25, 2014.[20] However, due to a back problem, his enlistment was delayed until a further date the next year.[21] On March 24, 2015, Shindong quietly enlisted in the military without any fanfare or interviews with the press. He was scheduled to enter his service in Incheon.[22] He was discharged from his military duty on December 23, 2016, after serving 21 months of active duty at the 55th army division's military band.[23]




Date Title Role
2007 Attack on the Pin-Up Boys Ultra Junior member
2010 Super Show 3 3D Himself
2012 I AM. - SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden[24]
2013 Super Show 4 3D

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network Note(s)
2008 Single Dad in Love Oh Chil Goo KBS2
2009 Queen of Housewives Shindong MBC TV Cameo
2010 Dr. Champ Kang Woo Ram SBS TV
All My Love For You Geum-ji's blind date MBC Ep. 43–44
2021 ONAIR - Secret Contract V-Live Cameo[25]

Television shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network Note(s)
2005 Show Music Tank Host KMTV
Infinite Challenge Cast MBC TV
2005–2006 Hello Wong MC Mnet
2005–2008 M! Countdown Host Mnet [26]
2007 Radio Star Host MBC TV
2007–2008 Green Apple Sound TV DJ KM
2007–2009 Popopo Host MBC TV
2008 Unbelievable Outing ComedtyTV
Dancing Dragon Brothers Mnet
2009 Human Network Miracle Host KBS [27]
Windfall MBC TV
2009–2010 Lord of the Rings Host MBC Every 1 [28]
2009–2012 Strong Heart Host SBS TV [29]
2012–2014 Beatles Code Host Mnet Seasons 2, 3
2014 Star Gazing Regular Member MBC TV Pilot episode
Idol Futsal World Cup Main Host MBC TV
2016–2018 Game Show Yoo Hee Nak Rak Host SBS TV
2017 Heart Signal Cast Channel A
Sixth Sense Hit Show 1/N Host JTBC [30]
King of Mask Singer Contestant MBC TV Apegujeong Orange in episode 99[31]
Law of the Jungle in Wild New Zealand Cast member SBS TV Episodes 265–270[32][33]
2017–2018 I Can See Your Voice Regular Member (Tone-deaf detective) Mnet Seasons 4, 5
2018 Begin A Game Main Host MBC
Miracle Project Pick Me Pick Me Host JTBC [34]
2018–present Great Escape Cast member tvN Seasons 1–4[35][36][37]
2019 Game Dolympic 2019: Golden Card Host OGN [38]
300 X2 Cast member tvN As "Singalong Fairies"
Wanna Play? GG Cast member Channel A [39]
Today's Fortune Panel JTBC Episodes 1–6, 13–19
Eye Contact Main Host Channel A
Analog Trip Cast member YouTube Premium [40]
2019–2020 Legend Club: Heechul's Shindong PC Room Host YouTube [41]
2019–present Knowing Bros Special Host JTBC
2020 2020 Idol Star Athletics Championships E-sports Commentator MBC TV
Dancing Idol Host SBS TV
Idol Battlegrounds Host Olleh TV
2020 Idol E-Sports Athletics Championships Host MBC TV
2020–2021 People Who Buy Time - About Time MC Platform wavve
Idol Challenge: Another Class MC SBS TV Seasons 1, 2
2021 Friends Host Channel A
Love Master Host SBS Plus [42]
Love Affair 2 Host SBS PLus / Channel S [43]

Radio shows[edit]

Date Name Network
2008-2014 SJ Shindong's Shim Shim Ta Pa (Stop the Boring Time) MBC

Music videos[edit]


Year Music video Artist
2007 "Flight Girl" Mogoply
2011 "Oppa, Oppa" (Shindong Version) Donghae & Eunhyuk
2012 "Oppa, Oppa" (Japanese Version) (ft Sungmin & Shindong)


Year Music video Artist
2011 "Oppa, Oppa" (Shindong Version)[44] Donghae & Eunhyuk
2017 "Lemonade Love"[44] Parc Jae-jung, Mark (NCT)
"One More Chance"[44] Super Junior
"Rebirth"[44] Red Velvet
2018 "Celeb Five (I Wanna Be a Celeb)"[45] Celeb Five
"Falling Blossoms"[44] Universe Cowards
"Teenager"[44] Samuel (featuring Lee Ro-han)
2019 "Cheer Man"[44] Shindong, UV
"Fantasy"[46] Pink Fantasy
"Old Movie"[45] Heechul
2020 "Hanryang (produced by DinDin)"[45] Universe Hipsters (featuring Bibi)
"Spicy Love"[45] Capsai Shin (with narration by DOKO)
2021 "Hey U"[47] MAKAMAKA

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2005 9th SM Youth Best Contest Best Gag N/A 1st
2009 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award in Radio Shindong and Kim Shin-young's ShimShimTapa Won
2010 SBS Entertainment Awards Newcomer Award Strong Heart Won
2011 Best Entertainer Award in Talk Show Won [48]
2012 Melon Music Awards MBC Music Star Award (with Kim Shin-young) Show Champion Won [49]
2013 MBC Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award in Radio Shindong's Shim Shim Ta Pa Won


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