Han Sunhwa ,한선화

Han Sun-hwa(born October 6, 1990) is a South Korean singer and actress .She is a former member of the South Korean girl group Secret . She made her television debut in 2004 while participating in SBS'sSuperstar Survivalas a finalist,and in 2009, she was a regular cast on a variety show calledInvincible Youth.Aside from music, she also ventured into acting and made her debut in the 2010 drama,More Charming By The Day.She also acted in several dramas with supporting roles inAd Genius Lee Tae-baek,God's Gift - 14 Days,andMarriage, Not Dating.

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 Sunhwa's Early life

As the eldest child, she took care of her younger siblings by cooking them food and tutoring them when both of their parents had to work. During the East Asian Financial Crisis in 1998, Han's family struggled and recalled that her dream of being an entertainer was getting dim.

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 Sunhwa's Career

2004–2008: Career beginnings and strugglesedit

During the show, Han received vocal and acting training;however, she was eliminated in the fifth episode and went back to Busan.

A few days before the college entrance ceremony, she got a call from an agent who watchedSuperstar Survivaland became a trainee in TS Entertainment .

2009–2013: Secret,Invincible Youth, acting debut and rising popularityedit

Han hosting Music Core in September 2012

[better source needed]In the same month, Han was chosen as a regular cast member of a South Korean variety show calledInvincible Youth;the news that a girl group member who hadn't debuted yet would be selected for a variety program caused a huge sensation.

.She next starred in the workplace dramaAd Genius Lee Tae-baek.On December 28, 2010, Han made a cameo appearance on MBC's daily sitcom,All My Love, playing Gain's old college friend.

2014–present: Focus on actingedit

earned her a nomination for "Best Youth Actress" at the 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival .[citation needed]She also won two best new actress awards from MBC and SBS Drama Awards for her roles inRosy Loversand fantasy thrillerGod's Gift - 14 Days.

.In 2018, Sunhwa was cast in MBC's weekend dramaMy Husband Oh Jak-doo.

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 Sunhwa's Artistry

Musical style and influencesedit

Han credits BoA as one of her major influences and idols. She also credits BoA's singing and dancing as influencing her to pursue a musical career.


"I have somewhat of a wacky and laid back personality, and especially when I'm on set, I think I naturally become the "White Paper" character. Even when we were filming, the wrong answer tended to come to mind first. Of course there were times when I did it just for fun."

Invincible Youthand other variety shows because of her dumb blonde persona.

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 Sunhwa's Endorsements and other activities

Bouquetwhich landed her a magazine cover feature onWedding 21's December issue.

Han reportedly received a $100,000 deposit for her six-month contract.She has since been the company's exclusive model for 2013 until May 2016.[citation needed]

as their exclusive model for Spring/Summer 2015 collection.[better source needed]In August 2015, it was announced that Han, along with Super Junior 's Choi Siwon , would be the honorary ambassador of the 11th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF).[citation needed]

Good Day Soju[better source needed]andParkgaamong others. Along with Jun Hyo-seong , B.A.P's Kim Him-chan and Bang Yong-guk , Han was chosen as a model forKellansportswear 11/12 Winter Collection in September 2011.

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 Sunhwa's Discography


YearTitlePeak positionsAlbum

BillboardK-pop Hot 100
2012"Everything is Pretty" (with Yoo Young-jae)2218 digital single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


YearTitlePeak positionsAlbum

2009"My Boo"
(Untouchablefeat.Jun Hyo-seong& Han Sun-hwa)
Untouchable: First Mini Album
2012"M인어공주 (Mermaid Princess)"
(withJiyoung,Bora, Han Sun-hwa,Gayoon&Lizzy)
SBS Gayo Daejun The Color Of K-Pop – Mystic White
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

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 Sunhwa's Filmography

Television series

2010MBC More Charming by the Day Kim Tae-hee
2011 All My Love Han Sun-hwa (Cameo / ep 27)
2013 KBS2 Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek Lee So-ran
2014 SBS God's Gift - 14 Days Jenny
tvN Marriage, Not Dating Kang Se-ah
MBC Rosy Lovers Baek Jang-mi
2017 Ice Mound Han Young-sil/Jang Ha-da
Radiant Office Ha Ji-na
KBS2 School 2017 Han Soo-ji
MBC 20th Century Boy and Girl Jung Da-young (Cameo)
2018 My Husband Oh Jak-doo Jang Eun-jo
The Great Seducer Lawyer (Cameo)

Variety show

2005 SBS Superstar SurvivalHerself Finalist
2007Mnet Dizzy Blind Date Contestant
2009 Secret StoryRegular cast
2009-2010 KBS Invincible Youth
2010 MBC I Need a Family Second daughter
KBS Entertainers Emcee
MBC BouquetHerselfRegular cast
SBS Goguma
2012-2013MBC We Got Married withHwang Kwanghee
2017 King of Mask Singer Contestant Episode 123, as "Lady Gaga"

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 Sunhwa's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef
2014 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best Young Actress Marriage, Not DatingNominated
MBC Drama Awards Best New ActressRosy LoversWon
Popularity Award, ActressNominated
Best Couple Awardwith Lee Jang-wooNominated
SBS Drama Awards New Star Award God's Gift - 14 DaysWon
2015 51st Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Rosy LoversNominated
2017 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Radiant OfficeWon

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 Sunhwa's References

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