Johnson & Johnson – Best Clean Face (1995)
Miss Ramona – Most Refreshing (1995)
MBC Drama Awards – Best Young Actress (1996)
KBS Drama Awards – Best New Actress (1999)
Dior Timeless Beauty Awards (2006)
The 13th Korean Entertainment Awards – Best Radio Host (2006)
The 4th Brand Academy – Best Female Advertising Model (2008)
SBS Drama Awards – Actress in a Drama Special (2008)
The 9th Seoul Social Work Conference – Social Welfare Award (2008)
The 30th Blue Dragon Film Awards – Popular Star Award (2009)
46th Grand Bell Awards – Most Popular Actress (2010)
8th Max Movie Awards – Best Actress (2011)
32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards – Popular Award (2011)
SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special (2011)
SBS Drama Awards – Top 10 Stars (2011)
SBS Drama Awards – Best Couple With Actor Jisung (2011)
SBS Drama Awards – Netizen Popularity Award (2011)
In her early career, she used to act in small roles in some dramas such as The New Generation Report: Adults Don’t Know. After working in the drama, she landed a movie role in Whispering Corridors. She then became more known to the public. One of her movies, Scary Girl, became a sleeper hit. In 2011, she starred in the drama Protect the Boss with actor Ji Sung, which became a hit domestically and internationally. She also used to be a DJ in a radio show. Her soothing voice became the public’s favorite. For now, she has currently landed the main role in the drama Queen of Mystery 2 with Kwon Sang Woo. Not only known for entertainment, Choi also has a clothing line named “Nowhere333”. Many artists have endorsed her products.
Personal Life of Choi Kang-hee
Back in 2013, Choi was rumored to have a relationship with her co-star in the drama 7th Grade Civil Servant, Joo-won. Choi responded and said that Joo-won is like her “younger brother”. She also added that she doesn’t see actors men even though she used to date two of her co-stars in the past.
When Choi Kang-hee came as a guest on the SBS talk show Hwashin, she also addressed her rumor that she is actually lesbian and in a relationship with gag-woman Song Eun-yi. She didn’t give a clear response about this because the rumor didn’t reach her, but her name keeps popping up with the “lesbian” tag. In the end, she coolly revealed that she has to keep erasing it from search terms on portal sites because she isn’t lesbian.
In 2016, she said in her interview with BNT magazine that she never thought about marriage even though she is already in her 40’s. She also stated that she didn’t really care about the word ‘spouse’. What she really wants is just a partner and to respect each other’s emotions.
Choi revealed that she used to have depression in the past. She said she felt pressure while transitioning from a teen actress to an adult actress. When she appeared on a CBS show, she said that she used to smoke and drink to overcome her depression. In the meantime, Choi started to go to church regularly and stopped her bad habits.
In her recent interview to promote her new drama, she also opened up about her depressing time, “It was so hard and painful that I vaguely prayed to someone, ‘Please help me’. Then, at some point, I was able to break things off myself. Then, I was filled with joy and I got the power to step forward.”
To maintain her best condition, she started to have a healthy life and became more religious
Social Work of Choi Kang-hee
Choi is famous for her achievements in social work. She became an ambassador of the Environment Movement in 2005 and an ambassador of World Environment Day in 2010. She was also awarded a silver medal by the Korea National Red Cross in October 2006. In 2017, she went to Uganda to give service to the children.
“I have the power of touch and comfort. I feel happy with helping children.”
On the show Taxi, she also revealed that she volunteers to give her bone marrow to a leukemia patient.
“It’s very difficult to find someone with matching bone marrow. In this case, it’d been 10 years since there was a match so I thought that I must do it.”
Not only does she have a beautiful face, but she also has a beautiful and warm heart.