Nichkhun Horvejkul( Thai :นิชคุณ หรเวชกุล); (born June 24, 1988) is a Thai American singer, and rapper in 2PM , a 6-member boy band that is active in South Korea and managed by JYP Entertainment .
Nichkhun was born in Rancho Cucamonga, California . He was born to a Thai father and a half-Chinese half-Thai mother (his maternal grandmother, who is full Chinese, moved to Thailand when she was 4 years old).Nichkhun has an older brother Nichan, and two younger sisters, Nichthima (Yanin) and Nachjaree (Sherleen). At the age of two, he moved to Thailand 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 semester and then resumed school in Thailand. He moved back to the United States to graduate at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California. After high school, he worked as a badminton coach for Rosemead High School . At the Los Angeles Korean Music Festival, a Korean agent invited him to audition for JYP Entertainment , owned by Park Jin-young , a K-pop artist and producer.
After passing the audition hosted by JYP Entertainment, he signed a ten-year contract with the company but later resigned for 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 first appeared throughMNET'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 4-member ballad group 2AM or a 6-member dance group (originally had 7 members until the leader Jay Park left the group) 2PM under JYP Entertainment.
Nichkhun is a rapper, dancer, and occasional support vocalist for the South Korean boy band 2PM. He contributes to the group largely by rapping or singing in English .
On 4 September 2008, Nichkhun debuted as a 2PM member with their first single "10점 만점에 10점" ("10 Points out of 10 Points") from their single album " Hottest Time of the Day ".
After 2PM's debut in 2008, Nichkhun began doing Thai endorsements, and was selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for their campaign, "Come to Thailand; Let's Take a Break!"Nichkhun has also done a wide variety of runway modeling including forPony,and Andre Kim's fashion show in 2008 with 2AM member Seulong.On January 7, 2010, photographs surfaced of Nichkhun and Taecyeon with actress Yoon Eunhye for Cass Beer, in which 2PM were chosen to endorse with special promotion single"Tik Tok". Nichkhun played a main character in the 12-minute music video drama, released on February 8, 2010.Nichkhun also hosted JYP's talent competition, Superstar Survival.
Nichkhun was originally planned to appear onWe Got Marriedas Brown Eyed Girls member Ga-in's partner, but due to Jaebeom 's MySpace controversy he was replaced at last minute by 2AM member Jo Kwon .On March 4, 2010, new rumors of his casting surfaced through several newsites, even naming T-ara member Eunjung as his partner. However, JYPE stated that they were forced to decline the offer due to schedule clashes.On June 1, 2010, Nichkhun was announced to be an additional cast member toWe Got Married, pairing up with Victoria Song of f(x) .On February 26, 2010, it was announced that Nichkhun and 7 other male idols from 2PM, 2AM, MBLAQ and C.N.Blue would rotate as MCs for Mnet M!Countdown after it went off-air for 3 months.In December 2009, he had been confirmed to star in 2010 film"The Shining Diploma",but due to scheduling conflicts with the filming delays, he dropped out of the project in March.
Nichkhun also appeared on Dream High , playing one of the commercial actors (ep 8).
In May 2010, he featured in a commercial for Everland 's Caribbean Bay water theme park along with 2PM Taecyeon & Chansung and Girls' Generation members Yoona , Seohyun & Yuri .
Nichkhun appeared in the music video of the single "Touch (觸動)" by Taiwanese Mandopop artist Wilber Pan , which premiered on January 31, 2011.
He was the MC for the50th Anniversary Music Wave Concertwhich was held on March 12, 2011 together with Tiffany & Yuri .
In May 2011, 2PM Nichkhun and f(x) Victoria were selected as the new 2011 models for Everland's Caribbean Bay Aqualoop CF. Already known as a couple through MBC'sWe Got Married, the two will serve as models for the brand.
In June 2011, Nichkhun along with the other members of 2PM began filming SBS , 2PM Show.
In September 2011, it is confirmed that Nichkhun will be leaving the highly popular Korean reality showWe Got Marriedwith f(x)'s Victoria. The last episode aired on September 17, 2011. Khuntoria was the couple's name inWe Got Married.
On April 7, 2012 he was a MC for2012 Korean Music Wave in Bangkoktogether with Tiffany and Taeyeon .
Nichkhun is set to star in Japanese live-adaptation filmOuran High School Host Clubas Lawrence, the president of a Singaporean corporation.
In the midst of Jaebeom's contract termination controversy that caused the remaining members of 2PM to be received very negatively,fans and the general public still supported Nichkhun for his seemingly innocent image throughout the whole conflict.
|2008||Hot Blood Men||Mnet||Himself||Pre-debut days|
|Idol Army Season 3||MBC||Himself|
|2008-Present||Star King||SBS||Himself||Recurring in the show|
|2008||Yashimanman Season 2||SBS||Himself|
|2009||2PM Wild Bunny||Mnet||Himself|
|2010||We Got Married||MBC||Himself||Last episode aired on September 17, 2011,Main article:Khuntoria|
|Running Man||SBS||Himself||Appeared in Ep 4-5, 19, 40, 50-51 as guest|
|All My Love||MBC||Fake OkYup|
|More Charming By The Day||SBS||Nichkhun Horvejkul||Ep 76|
|2011||Dream High||KBS||Cameo||As one of the commercial actor in episode 8|
|Welcome To The Show||SBS||Nichkhun|
|2012||Ouran High School Host Club||Lawrence||The film will be released on March 17, 2012 (Japan)|
|Seven Something(Rak Jet Pee Dee Jet Hon)||Produced byGTH, and will be released July 26, 2012 (Thailand)|
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