Heechul is a 38 years old south Korean singer, songwriter, actor, and presenter of the infamous boy group, Super Junior and is also a part of the sub-group super junior-T. Kim Heechul & Kim Jungmo which has already disbanded was also a part of it.
Stage Name: Heechul (희철)
Birth Name: Kim Hee Chul (김희철)
Position: Sub Vocalist, Sub Rapper
English Name: Casey Kim
Birthday: July 10, 1983
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Heechul was born in Wonju, Gangwon-Do, South Korea to his parents and an older sister. His sister’s name is Kim Hee-jin. he completed his university at Sangji Youngsoe college in 2004. He majored in English tourism translation. Heechul did a double degree, and he again graduated from Sangji University in 2009, this time he majored in Informatics through a Bachelors’s degree examination of self-education.
In 2002 he was 20 years old and after seeing PSY singing champion on TV he too wanted to be an idol and searched for SM entertainment and found out that SM was having an open audition. In the same year, he loved to Seoul with his friends to take the SM audition. Because it was the first he was in Seoul, he got lost in the big city but still managed to make it to the audition.
His looks stood out and the staff let him audition, he sang the national anthem and fortunately passed. He signed the contract with SM and started his life as a trainee. He trained in a lot of things such as Singing, dancing, acting, dancing, hosting, and modeling. While he was a trainee in SM, he had some issues with the person who was in charge of SM.
He was supposed to debut as the main vocalist of TraxX. But because of some misunderstanding at that time, he was frustrated and abandoned his debuted and left Seoul. He later returned to SM after a few of his friends encouraged him.
He later joined the team members that were going to form Super Junior. After 3 years of training, he finally debuted as a member of Super Junior. The group consisted of 12 members. Super Junior was supposed to be a rotational group where new members would be added and old ones would leave and the cycle would continue.
But the fans didn’t like that concept and rejected that idea and the group was finalized to remain as one. Unfortunately, Heechul quit singing after fans criticized his voice cracks and gave negative remarks. The negativeness took a toll on his mental health and he decided to leave singing.
Apart from his activities as a member of super junior, he has done many activities besides that, He starred in Rainbow romance which was a TV series. The films and series he has acted on are, Bad family, golden bride, attack on the pin-up boys, loving you a thousand times, Melody of youth, Flower grandpa investigation unit, hello my cat. He also did voice acting for Alvin and the chipmunks which was a Korean dubbed version.
He was also a permanent host for SBS from 2006 to 2008. He has done many many activities throughout his lifetime, if listed out it will be a long list. He finally did his military service from Sep 1st, 2011 to august 30 2013.
After he came back he continued with his activities as an entertainer etc, in 2014 he appeared in the famous Korean show We got married 2nd season. As we all know Heechul is the cast member of the show Knowing brother which is a very big show in Korea. His career really started taking off after his participation in knowing brothers and started receiving more roles as an MC even more than before.
Since Super Junior was on a long hiatus, he made his solo debut on April 24th, 2019 which topped charts in 7 countries. My little old boy, why did you come to my house, and delicious rendezvous are a few of the shows that he is a permanent member of.
As for his personal life, Heechul was involved in a car accident in 2016 while he was heading from Mokpo to Seoul. He was returning after attending the funeral of his team member’s father. The car had some issues and he fractured his left leg and went under different surgery to fix it. The rods that were inserted in his leg were removed in 2008. Even though he made full recovery, he was no longer able to dance on stage.
Some of his Chienevements are
Baeksang Arts Awards (nomination for best variety male performer)
14th SBS entertainment awards (Top excellence award)
13th SBS entertainment awards(The excellence award)
Goan chart music awards 2017 (Song of the year)
Goan chart music awards 2019( song of the year)
JTBC awards 2016 (Best entertainer)
Heechul is also known for a lot of his activism, He donated $26k in 2018 to help those people who were affected by the Goseong Fire of 2019.
He donated $4k to help children in Nepal. His proceeds from CF were donated to COVID-19 relief charities. And he donated another CF proceeds to the “Green umbrella children foundation”.