Park Kyu Ri


Park Gyuri(born on May 21, 1988 in Seoul ) is a South Korean idol singer , known for being the leader of girl group Kara , formed by DSP Media in 2007.

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 Park Kyu Ri's Biography

Prior to her singing career, she was a child actress. Her first appearance was on Today is a Nice Day in 1995 where she played the girlfriend of Kang Ho Dong's brother. She later appeared as the teenage version of Kim Jung Eun's character in Ladies of the Palace in 2001. She is the only daughter of popular voice dubber Park Sohyun. She's the one who came up with the name Kara which comes from the Greek Word "chara" (χαρά, lit. "joy"), which interpreted to mean "sweet melody"

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 Park Kyu Ri's Career


Main article: Kara (band)
Park Gyu-ri in 2012

Kara debuted on March 29, 2007 with "Break It" on M! Countdown as a four-member group. Gyuri was one of the four along with Nicole Jung , Han Seungyeon , and Kim Sunghee. Kara was often compared to Fin.K.L because of their concept and the fact that they are both from the same company ( DSP Media ). Later on Sunghee left the group in March 2008 due to parental pressure, just when Kara intended to make their comeback. Sunghee failed her college exams and left the group. On July 24, 2008, Kara came back with two new members, Goo Ha-ra and Kang Jiyoung . Their new concept was "cute" and "playful".

M! Countdownand The Music Trend .

June 16, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2009. Due to the popularity of the song, Wanna and Mister, Kara's overall popularity increased. Originally having auditioned as a rapper, she rapped for the first time in the song "Mabeob" ( Korean :"마법","Magic") with Nicole on Kara's 2nd albumRevolution.

Lupin was a success, it won KBS Music Bank K-Chart on March 12, March 19, and March 26, 2010.

In August 2010, Kara officially debuted in Japan with "Mister". After their successful debut in Japan, Kara released their fourth mini-album Jumping in November 2010.

On January 19, 2011, Three Kara members, Kang Jiyoung , Han Seung-yeon , and Nicole Jung , announced a statement that they terminating their contract with DSP Entertainment. Park Gyuri was the only one remaining with the management company. Later that day, Goo Hara would discontinue her involvement with the suit and has rejoined the company.

By the end of 2011, the album has sold over 100,000 copies in South Korea.

By the end of September 2012, the mini-album has sold over 70,000 copies.

Solo activitiesedit

, she was appointed as a permanent guest;she was planned to have her own segment on the show, but the producers did not follow through.

She featured in a duet titled "Day After" with Hong Kyung Min on his 10th albumSpecial Edition, released on February 4, 2010.

"ShimShimTapa"after Kim Shinyoung left. Their first broadcast aired on May 6, 2010.[citation needed]She will have her last broadcast at October 2, 2011.

She plays a woman who works undercover as a man at the titular nail salon.


On October 12, DSP Media revealed that KARA‘s Park Gyuri's achieved smashing success with her first musical performance of '200 Pound Beauty'!

Show hostedit

Park has been offered various hosting jobs in Japan. She co-hosted the 26th “Golden Disc Awards in Osaka” with Super Junior’s LeeTeuk. She also co-hosted “Korean, Japanese Fashion Event KISS” with the famous Japanese model Uri Ebihara.

In Hallyu events she hosted the “Music Bank in Tokyo, K-Pop Festival” on July 13, 2011 and “Seoul-Tokyo Music Festival 2011” on November 9.

She appears in the Global Starcraft II League (GSL) regularly as a host.

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 Park Kyu Ri's Personal life

On February 20, 2012, KARA’s agency DSP Media reported, "Park Gyuri will be undergoing surgery on February 21st to remove nodules and polyps that have been found in her vocal cords. In her situation, she needs to get surgery or else it will be difficult for her to be working as a singer. Park has been working hard and the situation has piled up. Park has been active promoting domestic and overseas. Although Park knew about her condition, she postponed her surgery in order to perform in musical '200 Pound Beauty' in which she played a leading role, and to perform at KARA’s first independent concert 'KARASIA'. She has been flying to and from Korea and Japan and now are having their first ever Asian Tour, with their very busy schedule, a surgery needs to be done. DSP Media continued, "Gyuri's priority is to focus on rehab to ensure a speedy recovery. KARA has an Asia Tour that kicks off in Japan this April, so we are going with a special rehab program that will allow Gyuri to fully recover before then.

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 Park Kyu Ri's Discography


2010 "Day After" Hong Kyung Min Vol. 10 – Special Edition Hong Kyung Minfeat.Park Gyuri
2010 "Bingeul Bingeul" No Brainfeat.Park Gyuri,Han Seungyeon,Jung Nicole
2010 "My love" DaemulOST Duet withKang Jiyoung
2010 "Let's Go" G20 Seoul Summit 2010 Project Album With G20
2011 "I Only Look At You" City HunterOST
2011 "Indecisive" Love Is Elsewhere OST Duet with Cho Hyun Young (Rainbow)
2012 "I Love You More Than The Soul" Tasty Life OST
2012 "Daydream"(白昼夢; Hakuchūmu) Kara Collection
2012 "Breaking Fate" The Great SeerOST
2013 "I Will Wait For You" Nail Shop Paris OST Part 1

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 Park Kyu Ri's Filmography


2011 Alpha and Omega Kate

Television drama

1995 Today is a Nice Day MBC As the girlfriend ofKang Ho Dong's brother
2001 - 2002 Ladies of the Palace SBS As the teenage version ofKim Jung Eun
2009 Hero MBC cameo
2011 URAKARA TV Tokyo Gyuri
2012 Reckless Family(Unplanned Family) MBC Herself
2013 Nail Shop Paris MBC Hong Yuh Joo

Variety/Reality shows

2009 - 2010 Star Golden Bell KBS Permanent Guest
2009 Sunday Sunday Night’s “Parody Theater” MBC Go Eung-chan (The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince)
2010 Good Time 230 SBS withShindong
2011 100 Points Out of 100 Points (Oh! My School) KBS Episode 10
2011 Secret KBS Episode 17 - 18
2011 - 2012 Lulu Lala MBC December 11, 2011 – February 19, 2012
2012 Running Man SBS Episode 93 (Survival Race) - 94 (Wedding Race)
2012 Jewellery House MBC MC

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 Park Kyu Ri's Radio shows

September 23, 2009 – April 14, 2010 Super Junior's Kiss the Radio(Sukira) Fixed guest DJ with Kang Jiyoung
May 5, 2010 - October 3, 2011 MBC "Stop the Boring Time" (ShimShimTaPa (SSTP)) with Shindong

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 Park Kyu Ri's Awards

Main article: Kara (band) § Awards and Nominations

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 Park Kyu Ri's References

  1. (Korean) "카라, 데뷔앨범 'Blooming' 발표". 머니투데이. April 5, 2007. 
  2. 카라 박규리, 김정은 아역출신 “바르게 자랐습니다”. Nate. December 27. 2009.
  4. (Korean) 카라 “소녀시대 게 섯거라” 데뷔 2년만에 TV 첫 1위 눈물 울먹울먹. March 9, 2009. Retrieved March 9, 2009.
  5. (Korean) 걸그룹 대란속 ‘조용한’ 카라 뭐할까 “업그레이드 카라 온다” (What is "silent" Kara doing during the girl group uproar - "An Upgraded Kara is coming."). Newsen. June 16, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2009.
  6. (Korean) 카라, '루팡'-비상구 춤으로 컴백!
  7. Lee, Mi-yeong. 카라, 9월 전격 컴백…소녀시대와 정면승부? (Kara Plans "Lightning" Comeback in September...Face-off with Girls' Generation?). Naver News/JoyNews. July 15, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  8. 카라 ‘너무 바빠’ 9월 국내 컴백 ‘3주만 활동’ Naver News. August 6, 2011. Retrieved August 8, 2011
  9. (Korean) 카라, 신곡 '스텝' 음원차트 1위..더 세진 위력 :: 네이버 뉴스. (September 6, 2011).
  10. :: 가온차트와 함께하세요 ::.
  11. Daily See News!: KARA successfully concludes ‘KARASIA’ Japanese tour. (May 28, 2012).
  12. "KARA sheds tears while holding their 1st solo concert in 5 years, ‘KARASIA’". 18 February 2012. Nocutnews. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  13. "카라, 1년 만에 국내 컴백 '파격 변신 예고'". 19 February 2012. Nate. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  14. Kara Reveals Full MV for ‘Pandora’ – Yahoo! OMG! Philippines. (August 22, 2012).
  16. (Korean) 니콜, 스타골든벨 하차..."당분간 게스트로도 출연 계획 없어" (Nicole Leaves Star Golden Bell..."No Plans to Have Her as Guest). The Chosun Ilbo. October 21, 2009. January 16, 2010.
  18. "박규리 신동, 영화 '알파 앤 오메가' 목소리 출연". Nate. December 22, 2010.
  19. "카라 박규리, 연예인 지망 고교생 위해 강의". Naver. May 5, 2011.
  31. Ho, Stewart (October 17, 2012). "Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, Kara’s Park Gyuri Lend Vocals For ‘The Great Seer’ Drama OST". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved October 23, 2012. 

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