Shin Dong-hee( Hangul : 신동희, Hanja : 申東熙) was born on 28 September 1985, mononymouly credited by his stage nameShindong. He is a South Korean singer , actor , presenter and radio host . He is best known as a member of the K-pop boy band Super Junior and its subgroups Super Junior-T and Super Junior-Happy . He is one of four lead dancers and rapper of Super Junior. He often co-write rap lyrics with fellow band mate Eunhyuk and is noted for his comedic style.

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 Shindong's Biography


Shindong was born, Shin Dong Hee, in Mungyeong, North Gyeongsang on September 28, 1985. Very little is known about Shindong's personal life, and many thought he was an only child. He has a younger sister.Having a love for dancing, Shindong signed up for the 2002 Goyangsi Youth Dance contest and won the 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 theSM Best Youth Contestand 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' due to his birth name sounding similar to band mate Donghae . 'Shindong' ( 신동 ) is derived from his surname and the first character of his birth name. It is also the Korean word for " child prodigy ."

2005-2006: Debut with Super Junior

Shindong officially debut as part of 12-member project groupSuper Junior 05on 6 November 2005 on SBS 's music programmePopular Songs, performing their first single, " TWINS (Knock Out) ".Their debut albumSuperJunior05 (Twins)was released a month later on 5 December 2005 and debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.

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.The re-polished group's first CD single " U " was released on 7 June 2006, which was their most successful single until the release of " Sorry, Sorry " in March 2009.


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-Happy .

On 27 September 2011, he along with Yesung and Eunhyuk filled in for bandmate Heechul , who enlist for mandatory military service on 1 September, during the perfomance 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.

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 Shindong's Television and film career


Five days after Super Junior 05's debut performance, Shindong became the emcee of Mnet's music programM!Countdownalong with Leeteuk and Kangin. They stayed as the hosts throughout the remaining year until Kangin was replaced by Eunhyuk in mid 2006. The trio's last day of hosting was on March 27, 2008.

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."Shindong left Green Apple Sound to host MBC'sStop the Boring Time Radiowith Kim Shin-young.

From 2009, Shindong, along with Eunhyuk and Leeteuk , has been regular guests on SBS 'sStrong Heart, where they host special segment, Boom Academy, headed by entertainer Boom .On 28 March 2012, SM Entertainment announced Shindong's departure from the show.As of the 10 April 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'.


While Shindong had prior acting experiences as a comedian, his acting debut was in the Super Junior filmAttack on the Pin-Up Boys, which premiered in the summer of 2007. In 2008, Shindong played a major supporting role in the mini television seriesSingle Dad in Loveand also participated in the drama's original soundtrack .He and radio partner Kim Shin Young appeared in an episode of popular MBC drama Queen of Housewives .

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 Shindong's Personal life

Shindong is currently a student at Paekche Institute of the Arts . He enjoys making jokes and frequently attends gag performances. Wanting to present a healthier image to fans, Shindong went on a diet in 2008 and lost around 19 kg. In early 2009, Shindong lost another 10 kg after Leeteuk broadcasted a comment in "Super Junior's Kiss the Radio" saying that Shindong would lose more weight for the fans.[citation needed]

On April 19, 2007, almost two months after Super Junior-T's release of their first single " Rokkugo ", Shindong was hospitalized from a car accident when returning home after a recording of the radio showSuper Junior Kiss the Radio. Shindong only suffered minor injuries, and was discharged from the hospital on April 23.[citation needed]In May 2010, Shindong proposed to his long time girlfriend using a coded message in the "thank you" column of Super Junior's 4th album.

Shindong recently revealed he was not an only child. During a recording of SBS's " Strong Heart " he revealed he has a 14 year old younger sister.


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 Shindong's Discography

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 Shindong's Filmography


YearTitleRoleOther notes
2007 Attack on the Pin-Up Boys
꽃미남 연쇄 테러 사건
himself limited release in South Korea
Alvin and the Chipmunks Theodore Koreanvoice-over

Music video appearances

  • 2007: "Flight Girl" – Magolpy
  • 2011: "Oppa, Oppa (Shindong Version)" – Director

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 Shindong's Hosting programs

Date Name Note
November 10, 2005–March 27, 2008 M.NETM!Countdown with Leeteuk , Eunhyuk
2007– 2009 MBCBoBoBo Ai Joa
April 2007–February 15, 2008 KMTV DJGreen Apple Sound
January 7, 2008–April 5, 2008 ComedtyTVUnbelievable OutingSeason 3 with Super Junior-Happy ,
July 10, 2008–October 9, 2008 MBCIdol ShowSeason 1 with Super Junior-Happy
September 5, 2009– 2010 SBSMiracle with Eunhyuk , Leeteuk , Sungmin , Kangin
September 16, 2009– 2010 MBCLord of the Ring with Eunhyuk , Leeteuk

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 Shindong's Radio shows

Date Name Note
April 8, 2008–present MBC "Stop the Boring Time" with Kim Shin-young (later Park Gyuri of Kara )

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 Shindong's Awards and nominations

YearAwardNominated workResult
MBC Drama Awards
2009 Best Male Rookie Award ShindongWon
SBS Entertainment Awards
2010 Best Newcomer MC Strong HeartWon
2011 Best Entertainer Award (Talk Show Division) Strong HeartWon

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 Shindong's References

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  2. "2005 Super Junior's official debut" Retrieved 2011-12-25 (Chinese)
  3. "SM Unveils 12-Membered Boy Group Named Super Junior" 27 October 2005. Retrieved 2011-12-25
  4. "Album Sales of December 2005" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea: p. 1. Retrieved 2007-10-16. [dead link]
  5. "Super Junior adds new member, transformed into 13-person super group" 24 May 2006. Retrieved 2011-05-08 (Chinese)
  6. "SuperJunior releases third studio album" 14 March 2009. Retrieved 2011-12-25 (Chinese)
  7. Choe, MinJi "Super Junior Fills in For Heechul for Kim Jang Hoon Duet"CJ E&M enewsWorld. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-30
  8. (Korean) Super Junior says goodbye to MC seats after two years and four months March 25, 2008. Retrieved March 25, 2008.
  9. (Korean) 신동 드라마 출연으로 'dj 풋사과 싸운드' 종영 February 7, 2008. Retrieved February 7, 2008.
  10. (Korean) SuJu's Shindong first radio DJ, "Stop the Boring Time" March 26, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2008.
  11. "Eunhyuk temporarily leaving Strong Heart; due to Super Junior unit activities" Star Today. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-01 (Korean)
  12. "Super Junior's Shindong to leave post as regular on Strong Heart" 10Asia. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-02
  13. Ho, Stewart "Official Pictures of ‘Strong Heart’s Six-Fixed Panelists Revealed" CJ E&M enewsWorld 5 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-10
  14. (Korean) 그룹 ‘슈퍼주니어’의 신동(23)이 연기자로 변신한다 Retrieved January 20, 2008.
  17. "3 Super Junior members named variety show MCs" Asiae. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-16
  18. "SBS연예대상팽현숙-정주리-신동, 예능끼 넘친 베스트 수상소감" 30 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-14
  19. Lee, Nancy "Yoo Jae Suk Wins Big, Winners from 2011 SBS Entertainment Awards" CJ E&M enewsWorld. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-14

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