It is no secret that the Korean entertainment industry has been dominating the scene right now. From Korean dramas/K-Drama to K-pop, wherever you go, you are bound to stumble upon them. But today, we will be talking about the actors who are not only leading the industry but Instagram as well or should we say are “King” of the social media.
Last time too, we talked about the best K-Dramas available on Netflix at the moment. If you were attentive then you would find many of these actors in the list. Here are the top ten most followed Korean actors aka “King of Instagram.”
10. Choi Siwon
Instagram– 7.9 million Followers
Coming at our number ten is the 34-year-old actor, Choi Siwon. He is not only an actor but is active as an actor, singer, songwriter, and model. This dashing man debuted in the Korean entertainment as a member of South Korean boy group, Super Junior.
As for his acting career, Siwon made his debut from the Hong Kong movie, A Battle of Wits in 2006. Since then he has appeared in many including Oh! My Lady, Skip Beat!, and She Was Pretty.
9. Kim Soo Hyun
Instagram– 8.4 million Followers
Recently, the Korean drama “It’s Okay Not to Be Okay” has been getting a lot of attention worldwide. Praised for his sleek looks and acting, actor Kim Soo Hyun has garnered 8.4 million followers on his Instagram.
Likewise, Soo Hyun, 32, is famous for his role in dramas like Dream High, Moon Embracing the Sun, My Love from the Star, The Producers to name few. At the moment, he is one of the highest-paid actor in South Korea.
8. Lee Dong Wook
Instagram– 8.5 million Followers
Lee Dong Wook has always been the heartthrob of many but his role as ‘Shinigami’ in Guardian: The Lonely and Great God is what really catapulted his career internationally.
At the age of 39, actor Lee has starred in numerous successful dramas such as Scent of a Woman, Hell Is Other People, Tale of the Nine-Tailed, and Strong Heart. Not to mention, Dong Wook is famous for his handsome looks and dandy style. No wonder he is deemed as one of the “King of Instagram” in K-Drama.
Instagram– 8.5 million Followers
Kim Jun Myeon who is better known as Suho is a successful South Korean actor. But as many know, he is the leader and main vocalist of the equally famous South Korean boy group, EXO.
Since his acting debut in 2012, actor Suho is credited for dramas like One Way Trip, The Universe’s Star, Rich Man and more.
6. Cha Eun Woo (9.5 million Followers)
Instagram– 9.5 million Followers
Just like his fellow actor Suho, Cha Eun Woo also debuted as a member of the group, Astro. However, the 23-year-old has since established himself as an actor through dramas like Gangnam Beauty, True Beauty, Sweet Revenge, and more.
5. Nam Joo Hyuk (13.1 million Followers)
Instagram– 13.1 million Followers
Famous for his staggering height and dashing looks, there is barely anyone who does not love this man. Nam Joo Hyuk is a model-turned- actor, who has been active in the small screen since 2014.
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At the moment, he is getting positive feedback from the drama titled Start Up. Other than that, Joo Hyuk is well-known for Weighlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo.
4. Ji Chang Wook (14.7 million Followers)
Instagram– 14.7 million Followers
You may know him as a leading man from the drama Smile Again which shot his popularity to new height. Actor Ji Chang Wook now has over 14.7 million followers on his Instagram alone.
Some of his other famous works include Warrior Baek Dong-soo, Empress Ki, The K2, Suspicious Partner, Backstreet Rookie, and more.
3. Park Seo Joon (16.1 million Followers)
Instagram– 16.1 million Followers
Not only the hottest but Park Seo Joon is also one of the highest-paid actors of South Korea at the moment. The 31-year-old actor has numerous international fans who love him for his humble personality and passionate performance.
Since his debut, Seo Joon has given many hits including the recent drama, Itaewon Class, Kill Me, Heal Me, She Was Pretty, Hwarang, Fight For My Way, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, and many more.
2. Lee Jong Suk
Instagram– 16.7 million Followers
Most of the time, those who turn actor from model are frowned upon and unsuccessful but Lee Jong Suk has proved himself in both. As the youngest male model to walk in Seoul Fashion Week, Jong Suk later turned to acting 2010.
Deemed as one of the “King of Instagram” among South Korean actors, he has 16.7 million followers. You can see his best performances in dramas like I Can Hear Your Voice, Doctor Stranger, Pinocchio, While You Were Sleeping, W, and more.
1. Lee Minho (21 million Followers) : King of Instagram
Instagram– 21 million Followers
Taking the top spot as the “King of Instagram” is none other than Lee Minho. This dashing actor rose to fame from the success of Boys Over Flowers. Not to mention, he is also regarded as one of the top celebrities responsible for spreading Hallyu wave (Korean wave) worldwide including US, Frane, Australia, Canada, Italy, and more.
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Moreover, he is also the first Korean celebrity to have a wax figure at Madame Tussauds. His most successful dramas include City Hunter, The Heirs, Legend of the Blue Sea, The King: Eternal Monarch, and more.