Get Closer to Super Junior Member Kangin: Profile, Facts, Relationships, and Diet

“Father” of Super Junior, Kangin

Who doesn’t know Kangin? Kangin (33) is a member of the famous South Korean 2nd Generation boy group Super Junior. Kangin and the other members of Super Junior started they debut on November 6, 2005, on SBS’s music program Popular Songs with their first single “Twins (Knock Out)”Kangin is not only good at music but also at acting and some sports. Recently, he has been on a hiatus from Super Junior’s activities due to his scandals from 2016. If you’re curious enough to find out more about Kangin, check this out!

Full Profile

Real Name: Kim Young-woon (김영운)

Stage Name: Kangin (강인)

English Name: Jordan Kim

Chinese Name: Qiang Ren

Birthdate: January 17, 1985

Birthplace: Seoul Jondaemoongoo, Hong Eun Dong, South Korea

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Blood Type: O

Height / Weight: 178 cm / 70 kg (154 lbs)

Religion: Christian

Education: Kyunghee University

Occupations: Singer, DJ, MC, Actor

Hobbies: watching movies, singing, sports (martial arts), swimming, acting

Position in Super Junior: Vocalist

Instruments: Piano, Guitar, and Bass Guitar

Label: SM Entertainment

Instagram: @kanginnim

Twitter: @himsenkangin

Fun Facts
  • Kangin is an only child.
  • Kangin has some unique nicknames: Raccon, Ox, Kkang, Youngchoon, Bear Kangin, Strength Kangin, Korea No.1 Handsome Guy, and The Real Leader.
  • His name Kangin means “strong benevolence”, a strong but nice person. It suits his personality as well.
  • Kangin’s ideal type of girl is a pretty girl with pretty feet and long straight hair who is rich and smart
  • Kangin won first place in the 4th SM Youth Selection Best Outward Appearance in 2002, so he signed a contract with SM Entertainment and became a trainee.
  • Because Kangin really cares and sometimes sacrifices himself for his dongsaeng (younger members), he is called the “Father” of Super Junior. Meanwhile, Leetuk is the “Mother”.
  • Kangin is known as a talkative person. Super Junior’s Heechul said that it’s dangerous to bring Kangin on a talk show because he will spread Super Junior’s secrets.
  • Kangin is mischievous since he used to bully the other Super Junior members. But, actually, his heart is very soft and he easily cries.
  • Kangin enlisted in military service at the Nonsan Military Camp in Chungcheongnam-do Province on July 5, 2010. He was discharged on April 16, 2012.
  • Kangin is a member of Super Junior’s subunits Super Junior-T and Super Junior-Happy
  • Kangin is the most flirtatious person in Super Junior. If there is a beautiful, girl he will immediately approach her.
  • Kangin gained the tattoo “I’m Stupid” due to his scandals.
  • Kangin is slow-learner of dancing. He usually asked to repeat the dance moves.
  • Kangin likes roses, and he said roses look macho to him.
  • Kangin has a beautiful smile. If he laughs, he shows his ‘eye smile’.
  • If Kangin is not destined to be an idol, he said that he will be an MC for variety shows or a DJ on the radio.



Year Track Album Artist
2016 Don’t Cry Man  Don’t Cry Man (Single) Kangin, Kim Jang-hoon
2015 Memories D-Day OST Kangin
2015 Please Call My Name  The Cat Funeral OST Kangin
2008 Suddenly  Xanadu Musical OST Kangin
2005-2016 Songs and Albums with Super Junior between 2005 and 2016 (before his hiatus time)


Year Title Role
2015 The Cat Funeral Dong-hoon
2008 Hello, Schoolgirl! Kang Sook
2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks (Korean voice-over) Alvin (Korean voice-over)
2007 Attack on The Pin-Up Boys  Judo Society Captain

TV Series

Year Title Role Network
2009 Romance Zero Na Ho-tae SBS
2007 Billie Jean, Look at Me Friend MBC
2006 Rainbow Romance Himself MBC
2002 A Man and a Woman MBC