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Facts on Kim Bum (김범) - Profile of South Korean Actor

Published Wed Jul 28 2021 By praju
Facts on Kim Bum (김범) - Profile of South Korean Actor

Kim Bum (Kim Sang-Bum) is a South Korean singer, actor, songwriter, and model. He was born on 7 July 1989, Seoul, Korea. He is the son of Jerry and Min-ho Bum. 

The entertainer is most recognized for his performance as F4 member  So Yi-Jung in the television series named, "Boys Over Flowers".

At the age of 17, he competed in the reality show named, "Survival Star Audition" and came in sixth place out of hundreds of applicants but he was unable to continue as he was under the age of 20 at that time. In 2012, he released one studio album as a singer.

Full NameKim Sang-Bum
Date of Birth7 July 1989
BirthplaceSeoul, Korea
Zodiac SignCancer
Professionsinger, actor and songwriter
ParentsJerry and Min-Ho Bum
Height5 feet 11 inch (1.81 m)

Family and Early life:

The talented actor Bum is the eldest of three siblings. For a time, he lived in Australia with his family. He attended Cung-ang University, from where he earned his degree in Film and Theater. He is a talented soccer player who also served as the school team's captain.

Kim Bum got gifts from his 15th debut anniversary. Source: Instagram @k.kbeom


In 2006, The famous celebrity started his acting career by playing a supportive role in the drama named, "Rude Women". His performance on the show gave him new chances, including a variety of TV series parts. He acted in a support role in three films before performing a leading role.

The versatile actor's first great success came with the MBC network's television series named "East of Eden", in 2008 and won the Netizen award from this series. In 2009, after his performance in "Boys over Flowers," he got a large fan following and captured millions of hearts from all over the world.

Jini, his cousin who grew up to be a South Korean musician, influenced him to be a singer. After being famous he got many opportunities in Entertainment Industry.

Kim Bum picture from his movie scene. Source: Instagram @k.kbeom

Kim Bum's debut television historical drama, named "Goddess of Fire" was based on a Joseon Dynasty potter and porcelain craftsman from the 16th century. Following that, he made his Chinese television debut in the show named "V Love". "Lovers & Movies" and "The Beloved" are his other two Chinese series.

He has done several TV series. Some of his drama are:

Unstoppable High Kick
The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry
Padam Padam
That Winter, The Winds Blow
Goddess of Fire
Tale of Nine-tailed
Law School

“My parents always told me ‘Do what you want because that is what you will do well in’.” – Kim Bum

Net Worth:

The estimated net worth of Kim Bum is over $12 million. He makes his fortune through his successful career as an actor and singer. He has 3.8 million followers on his Instagram. He also serves as a brand ambassador for several well-known South Korean companies, including Samsung.

Kim Bum posing for his photoshoot. Source: Instagram @k.kbeom


Kim Bum has one previous relationship with Moon Geun-young. Currently, he is dating famous South Korean actress Oh Yeon-seo. The lovebirds started dating in 2018.

Kim Bum and his girlfriend Oh Yeon-seo. Source: soompi

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