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With K-Dramas growing in popularity around the world day by day, it’s no surprise that drama actors are getting bigger and bigger too. Want to know who the most popular actor of the moment is right now? Here are the top 10 K-Drama stars (who have had at least one lead role in a televised drama) with the most followers on Instagram.
10. Lee Dong Wook – 7.19 million followers
In 10th place is Lee Dong Wook, who has over 7 million followers on Instagram. Lee Dong Wook made his K-Drama acting debut in 1999 on School 2. Some of his best recent dramas include Goblin (2016) and Hell is Other People (2019).
Lee made his acting debut in 1999 in an MBC single-episode drama after winning the grand prize in the V-NESS model contest the same year. The PD of the drama saw Lee and proceeded to cast him in the teen drama School 2. Lee started to gain recognition with his performance in School 3.
Dong Wook’s Instagram is reported run by his agency, which explains why almost all his posts are promotional materials. Still, no one can turn down seeing his handsome face on their feed.
9. Siwon (Super Junior) – 7.85 million followers
In 9th place is Super Junior‘s Siwon, who has over 7 million followers on Instagram. Siwon made his K-Drama acting debut in 2005 on Eighteen, Twenty Nine. Some of his best recent dramas include She Was Pretty (2015) and My Fellow Citizens (2019).
Choi Si-won born 7 April 1986 is a South Korean singer, songwriter, model, and actor known for his work as a member of the South Korean boy group Super Junior. Choi committed as a special representative of UNICEF Korea for children’s issues over the last four years before he was chosen as UNICEF regional ambassador for East Asia and Pacific in November 2019.
Siwon can almost always be seen sporting a big smile in his Instagram photos, making him the perfect pick-me-up for followers.
8. Cha Eunwoo (ASTRO) – 8.00 million followers
In 8th place is ASTRO‘s Cha Eunwoo, who has 8 million followers on Instagram. Eunwoo made his K-Drama acting debut in 2017 on Hit the Top. He also starred in My ID is Gangnam Beauty (2018) and was recently cast in webtoon adaptation True Beauty (2020).
Lee Dong-min born March 30, 1997), professionally known as Cha Eun-woo, is a South Korean singer, actor, and model under the label of Fantagio. He is a member of the South Korean boy group Astro.
Eunwoo’s Instagram feed is full of gorgeous selfies—mostly shots of his everyday life and behind the scenes pics.
7. Suho (EXO) – 8.41 million followers
In 7th place is EXO‘s Suho, who has over 8 million followers on Instagram. Suho made his K-Drama acting debut in 2014 on Prime Minister & I. Some of his best recent dramas include The Universe’s Star (2017) and Rich Man (2018).
Kim Jun-myeon (born May 22, 1991), better known by his stage name Suho (meaning "guardian" in Korean), is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and actor. He is the leader and main vocalist of the South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo and its sub-unit Exo-K.
Suho posts tons of photos from behind the scenes of his idol music life, as well as snaps of him out and about.
6. Kai (EXO) – 9.20 million followers
In 6th place is EXO’s Kai, who has over 9 million followers on Instagram. Kai made his K-Drama acting debut in 2016 on Choco Bank. Some of his best recent dramas include Andante (2017) and The Miracle We Met (2018).
Kai was born on January 14, 1994, in Suncheon, South Jeolla Province, South Korea. He began dancing when he was eight years old. He originally did jazz dance, but after watching The Nutcracker he began to train in ballet while in the third grade. He stated that his parents initially wanted him to learn Taekwondo and the piano.
Alongside selfies, Kai posts plenty of dancing videos on Instagram to entertain his followers.
5. Nam Joo Hyuk – 12.13 million followers
In 5th place is Nam Joo Hyuk, who has over 12 million followers on Instagram. Nam Joo Hyuk made his K-Drama acting debut in 2014 on The Idle Mermaid. Some of his best recent dramas include The School Nurse Files (2020) and Weightlifting Fair Kim Bok-Joo (2016).
Nam Joo-hyuk was born on February 22, 1994, in Busan, South Korea. During his studies in Gyeongnam Middle School, Nam dreamed of becoming a professional basketball player, hence he played on the basketball team for three years, however, after sustaining an injury and later undergoing an operation, his basketball days soon came to an end.
Joo Hyuk’s photos of nature and everyday life are beautiful, but his selfies are even more attractive.
4. Ji Chang Wook – 13.72 million followers
In 4th place is Ji Chang Wook, who has over 13 million followers on Instagram. Ji Chang Wook made his K-Drama acting debut in 2008 on You Stole My Heart. Some of his best recent dramas include Healer (2014) and Backstreet Rookie (2020).
Ji began his career in musical theatre. He made his onscreen debut in the 2006 film Days... and had a minor role in the 2008 television drama You Stole My Heart. He officially debuted in 2008 through the film, Sleeping Beauty.
Chang Wook posts a lot of videos on Instagram, so you’ll always have something quick and fun to watch if you follow him.
3. Park Seo Joon – 15.05 million followers
In 3rd place is Park Seo Joon, who has over 15 million followers on Instagram. Park Seo Joon made his K-Drama acting debut in 2012 on Dream High 2. Some of his best recent dramas include Itaewon Class (2020) and What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018).
Park was born in Seoul. He began his mandatory military service in 2008, when he was 19 years old, and was discharged in 2010.
If you want to follow a handsome and successful actor on his daily adventures, this Instagram feed is one to follow.
2. Lee Jong Suk – 16.39 million followers
In 2nd place is Lee Jong Suk, who has over 16 million followers on Instagram. Lee Jong Suk made his K-Drama acting debut in 2010 on Prosecutor Princess. Some of his best recent dramas include Romance is a Bonus Book (2019) and While You Were Sleeping (2017).
At 17, Lee began his modeling career at the Seoul Collection walkway in 2005, making him the youngest male model to debut in the Seoul Collection program at Seoul Fashion Week. Since then, he has walked in a number of fashion shows.
Jong Suk’s Instagram is an endearing mix of drama shooting photos, selfies, promo shots, and even songs he’d listening to.
1. Lee Min Ho – 19.06 million followers
And in 1st place is Lee Min Ho, who has a whopping 19 million followers on Instagram. Lee Min Ho made his K-Drama acting debut in 2013 on Sharp. Some of his best recent dramas include The King: Eternal Monarch (2020) and The Heirs (2013).
Lee Min-ho born June 22, 1987, is a South Korean actor, singer, and model. Lee has a significant following worldwide, including Asia and western countries, most notably the U.S, France, Australia, Canada, Spain, and Italy. He gained widespread fame in Korea and some parts of Asia with his role as Gu Jun-Pyo in Boys Over Flowers in 2009.
Min Ho’s feed is a mixed bag of everything from nature photos to behind the scenes pics to simple selfies, but it works for this star.