Shin Dongho

born June 29, 1994

Shin Dongho(born June 29, 1994) is a South Korean singer , actor and member of the boyband, U-KISS under NH Media.Dongho is the youngest member of the band that include Soohyun, Kiseop , Eli , AJ, Hoon and Kevin .Dongho can communicate in Mandarin because he studied in Beijing, China . At a young age, he was known to have a deep voice and an unpredictable personality.He studied middle school in Seoul Yonggang Middle School and is currently attending first year High School in Hanrim Entertainment Arts School.Dongho is the most active member of the group having participated in the most number of projects compared to the other six members. He had appeared on reality shows such asRaising Idol,Idol Maknae Rebellion, andSonyeon Sonyeo Gayo Baekseo. Dongho also appeared on SBS 'Strong Heart,Love Chaser, MBC 'sStar Do Do Chores, SBS'Quiz Sixth Sense, KBS'Star Golden Bell,Quiz that Change the World and movies such asMy Black Mini Dress,Villain and WidowandMr. Idol.He also dubbed the voice of the lead character for an animated movie,Hong Gil Dong 2084.

 Recent news about Shin Dongho

  • by laplace  -  March 26, 2013 09:08 PM

    U-KISS’ Dongho gives special lecture at his alma mater

    U-KISS‘Donghowas invited to give a special lecture at his alma mater Hanrim High School of Performing Arts. He graduated from the applied music department this year.On March 26th, Dongho lectured about ‘Living as an Idol in Korea’ to his juniors.NH Mediashared, “Dongho felt s…

  • by hansukj  -  March 22, 2013 12:00 PM

    Idols cast their votes in five categories to determine the ‘Best Idols’

    22 idol groups (70 idol stars in total) participated in a survey entitled ‘Best Idols’ by ‘Sports Donga‘ to cast their votes in five categories:Best Vocalist, Best Rapper, Best Dancer, Best Ulzzang (Best Visual), andBest Star Factor/Talent.Check out the results below as well …

  • by asianlook  -  March 21, 2013 05:05 AM

    [Review] [Single] U-KISS “Standing Still”

    If there is one thing thatU-KISSknows really well, it is their audience. Over the past few years, they’ve developed a distinctive, signature sound that works really well for them and makes their songs immediately recognizable.“Standing Still” falls right in line with U-KISS’s…

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 Shin Dongho's Life and career


Dongho is oriented to the world of show business, since his father owns a magazine company. He became a trainee for NH Media and was chosen as one of the potential members for an upcoming boyband.

2008-2010: Debut andRoad to Stardom

Dongho is one of the members of a Korean boyband , probably the third member to join U-KISS in 2008. He was known to have a corn row hairstyle in their first music video,Not Young. Dongho is notable as the most active member of the group having participated in the most number of projects comparing to the six other members. He had TV appearances on reality shows such asIdol Maknae Rebellion,Raising IdolandSonyeon Sonyeo Gayo Baekseo. Dongho even gained much popularity on his TV guestings on SBS'Strong Heart,Love Chaser, MBC'sStar Do Do Chores, SBS'Quiz Sixth Sense, KBS'Star Golden Bell,Quiz that Change the World and many more.

Aside from solo projects, Dongho also participated in their reality show as a group. Among these areUKISS Vampire,You Know U-KISSandChef Kiss. As a member, he had released 5 mini albums to date entitled N-Generation, Bring It Back 2 Old School , ContiUkiss , Breaktime and Bran New Kiss and 2 full album entitled, Only One and Neverland .

He was also one of the casts for many films such asMy Black Mini Dresswhere Dongho's scene with Yoo In Na caught a lot of attention. U-KISS received good reviews by appearing on a preview event of the movieMy Black Mini Dress, which Dongho acted in. InIdol Maknae Rebellion, Jung Jun Ha challenged the maknaes to a challenge, Jja Jjang Myun (noodles with a black bean sauce) Eating Contest. Dongho, downed the whole bowl in only 59 seconds, which then featured on an article, "U-KISS Dongho can take on any food challenge".In his appearance in SBS'sStrong Hearton April 12, Dongho admitted that he ran away from home during his childhood life.During that tumultuous time in his life, Dongho revealed that he had packed everything into his bag and left home.Despite his young age, Dongho explained that he even withdrew everything he had in his bank account.

2011-present: TV shows andmovies

He will also act as a lead role for an upcoming movieDon’t Cry Mommy, and is expected to premiere soon in Japan .He also starred in his first acting role,Villain & Widowwhere he plays as a good-looking middle school student.Dongho also star in the MBC full-length drama,Royal Family.Due to his busy schedule as a U-KISS member, Dongho turned down five leading roles for movies and stated that he lacks more aspect as a leading actor. Dongho emphasized that he want to learn first in his smaller roles before accepting major role as an actor.

Aside from his career as an entertainer, Dongho is also a member of a Baseball team. In one episode of SBS'sInvincible Team, he revealed that he wanted to build a baseball park for Korean baseball fans.On February 28, U-KISS began filming a movie with Jay Park , Kim Soo Ro and Korean actress Park Ye Jin with a working title,Mr. Idol. This was the group's first movie.On the June edition of the magazineCosmopolitan Korea, Dongho along with co-member Kim Eli , including actress Seo Hyo Rim were featured to show off summer outfits.Dongho wears the most popular sunglasses during summer time, which are called the aviators.The aviators go very well with his outfit like grey jacket, royal blue shirt and his flower boy hairstyle.

Dongho also starred in a 3D animation movie titled"Hong Gil Dong 2084"as the voice of the lead character, Hong Gil Dong which had its premiere on August 18.The production company stated "Dongho has a cute face with versatile talents[...] thus having a fanbase that consists of both younger and older generations[...] bold personality especially resembles the animation's character, Hong Gil Dong".It took 3 years to accomplish 'Hong Gil Dong 2084' which costs reaching 36 billion won.Shin, along with co-U-KISS member, Hoon has been casts as one of the lead role for a TV-movie series,Holy Land. This will be Dongho's fourth acting career and is expected to be shown on-air on April.It[Holy Land] is about a high school student who doesn’t fit in at school or at home and spends endless nights rebelling against society in the streets, picks up boxing and begins to learn his worth, picking up love and friendship along the way.

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 Shin Dongho's Mini Album and Album Release

As a member of Korean boyband , U-KISS . The group launched their first mini album, N-Generation with their hit singleNot Youngin August 2008.Their second mini album, Bring It Back 2 Old School was released on the February 11, 2009 with their carrier single, "I Like You". It features the members sporting Old School hairstyles, dancing to Korean pop in the late 1990s, which was really the concept of the second mini album.The second promoted track is"Talk To Me", although it had no links to the Old School concept.

On November 5, 2009, U-KISS returned with their third mini album, ContiUkiss . The title trackMan Man Ha Ni (Am I That Easy?)helped raise their popularity in South Korea .

Their first full length album, Only One , was released on February 2010. This heightened their popularity outside Korea such as Philippines , Singapore , Malaysia and Indonesia . Promotinal tracks include"Bingeul Bingeul (Round and Round)", and"Mworago (What)".

On October 4, 2010, the fourth mini album Break Time further support their manly image.It features the title track," Shut Up! ".The group also released their fifth mini album entitled Bran New Kiss in March 30, 2011.On the same day, their music video for their carrier single," 0330 "was released and gained positive reviews.It is the first album of the group with the new members, AJ and Hoon replacing Alexander and Kibum .

On November 21, the maknae of the group, Dongho wrapped up a day of shooting on set when he felt sudden pain around his lower back area.After going to the hospital , he discovered that he had cracked his tailbone .The injury was treated, but he’s still feeling pain and was told he needed sufficient time to rest and recover.The incident brought a wave of concern for the group’s promotions schedule, as they’re currently slated to make their Japanese debut.On November 24, NH Media stated,“We are working hard to make sure that the injury will not affect U-KISS’s Japanese promotions.”At this time, Dongho is said to be having difficulty performing the intense choreography set for their upcoming debut.

U-KISS went back in Korea on September with the release of their second full album,Neverlandspawning the single,Neverland.On 2011, U-KISS formally signed under Avex Japan for their Japanese debut. They recently made their formal debut into Japan, on December 14, 2011, with the release of their single Tick Tack .The second single is entitledForbidden Love.They released their first Japanese full-length album dubbed as A Shared Dream on February 29, 2012.

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 Shin Dongho's Projects


  • 2009
    • All About U-KISS
    • You Know U-KISS
    • Invincible Baseball Team
  • 2010
    • Invincible Baseball Team
    • UKISS Vampire
    • Chef's Kiss
    • Raising Idol
    • Idol Maknae Rebellion
    • Idol League (with ZE:A)
  • 2011
    • Made in BS Japan
    • Real School (sitcom)
    • Royal Family (Drama)
  • 2012
    • Holy Land (TV-movie series)


  • 2010
    • Villain & Widow
  • 2011
    • My Black Mini Dress
    • Mr. Idol (cameo)
    • Don't Cry Mommy
    • Hong Gil Dong 2084


  • Vons Chicken
  • Naengmyeon
  • Sky The Player Mobile
  • Zoff Glasses

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 Shin Dongho's References

  1. KBS World. U-KISS. March 13, 2008. Retrieved September 3, 2008.
  4. U-KISS: Meet The Members KoreaBoo Retrieved March 11, 2012.
  7. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  8. Retrieved July 8, 2011
  10. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
  13. Star Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  17. Retrieved June 14, 2011
  18. Daily KPOP News Retrieved July 8, 2011.
  19. Retrieved July 8, 2011.
  21. Retrieved July 8, 2011.
  22. [유키스 동호-훈, OCN영화 '홀리랜드' 주연으로 발탁] Naver News. Retrieved January 20, 2012
  23. HolyLand releases movie teaser featuring Dongho Oh KPOP!. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
  32. Star News: 유키스, 日데뷔 앞두고 동호 부상으로 '비상' Retrieved November 24, 2011.
  33. D Kpop News: U-KISS Japanese Debut Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  34. Asiae 10 News: U-KISS plans for Japan Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  35. CD Japan: Forbidden Love Retrieved January 20, 2012.
  36. 10 ASIA: U-KISS to unleash 2nd Japanese album and 1st Full-length album Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  37. AllKpop.Com Retrieved July 17, 2011.

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