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Choi Min-ho (최민호), better known by the mononym Minho (민호), is a South Korean singer, actor, lyricist, dancer, rapper, MC and model. He is a member of the Korean idol group SHINee.

Biography

He was born on December 9, 1991 in Incheon, South Korea.

Pre-debut

Minho was discovered at the "2006 S.M. Casting System". Before debuting with SHINee, Minho modeled for Ha Sang Baek's "Seoul Collection F/W 08-09" in March. He made a cameo in Girls' Generation's music video "Gee".

On 28 March 2019 Minho released his first solo Station song entitled "I'm Home".

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Note
2012 I AM. as himself SMTOWN documentary
2015 SMTOWN The Stage as himself
2016 Canola (계춘할망) as Han-i
Derailed (두 남자) as Jin-il
Marital Harmony (궁합) as Prince Candidate
2018 In-rang as Kim Chul-jin
2019 The Battle of Jangsari as Choi Seung-pil

Drama

Year Title Channel Role Note
2008 My Precious You (내 사랑 금지옥엽) KBS2 as himself
2010 Pianist (피아니스트) as Oh Je-ro
2012 Salamander Guru and The Shadows (도롱뇽도사와 그림자 조작단) SBS as Choi Min-hyuk
To The Beautiful You (아름다운 그대에게) as Kang Tae-joon
2013 Medical Top Team (메디컬탑팀) MBC as Kim Seong-woo
2015 Because It's The First Time (처음이라서) OnStyle as Yoon Tae-oh
2016 Drinking Solo (혼술남녀) tvN as himself
2016-2017 Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (화랑) KBS2 as Kim Soo-ho
2017 Somehow 18 (어쩌다 18) JTBC
Naver TV Cast
as Oh Kyung-hwi
The Most Beautiful Goodbye in the World (세상에서 가장 아름다운 이별) tvN as Jung Soo

TV Show

Year Title Channel Note
2009-2012 Let's Go Dream Team (출발 드림팀 시즌2) KBS2
2010 Oh! My School
2013 Mamma Mia (맘마미아)
Splash (스플래시) MBC
2013-2015 Show! Music Core (쇼! 음악중심)
2015 Fluttering India (두근두근 인도) KBS2

Gallery

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Trivia

  • He's the tallest member in SHINee (184 cm).
  • He's written the most lyrics for SHINee's group songs out of all the members.
  • He's widely considered to be very eloquent and good with words. He also often writes very long, detailed letters to his fans.
  • He started his mandatory Military service in April 2019 after winning a place in the highly competitive Marine Corps. Minho graduated bootcamp top of the class with medal honours, and went on to join the Airborn Marine Corps battalion as a Paratrooper.
  • In spring 2019 Minho went on an international solo fan meeting tour to Japan, Korea, Thailand and Taiwan
  • On 28 March 2019 Minho released his first solo Station song "I'm Home" just before his encore solo fan meeting and enlisting in the ROK Marine Corps.
  • He is very competitive, energetic and athletic, and has frequently competed in amateur football and basketball matches.
  • He would turn back and glare at the steps if he trips over them.
  • He initially wanted to be a soccer player, but his dad (who was a professional player himself before becoming a soccer coach) dissuaded him from that career due to how tough life is for a soccer player. He didn't want Minho to experience that.
  • Once, Jonghyun's dog, Roo, pooped on Minho's bed. To make up for that Jonghyun let him name the dog. Minho said "She isn't that impressive, just call her ByulRoo."
  • During Idol Army (2PM w/ SHINee), he won the friendship ring with Nichkhun.
  • SHINee members think Minho looks best without makeup.
  • Minho thought that Taemin was older than him when they first met.
  • He was named one of the idols that had a "Funny And Surprising Way" of getting casted. Article
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