kang ji-hwan

Kang Ji Hwan (born March 20, 1977 as Jo Tae-gyu) is a South Korean actor. He started his acting career in Korean version of musical stage performance “The Rocky Horror Show” in 2001.Then, he played small roles in popular Korean TV Dramas such as Summer Scent(KBS2, 2003), Nonstop 4(MBC,2003), Youth! Fly To The Sky (KBS2, 2004 [1], More Beautiful Than A Flower (KBS2, 2004 [2] and Save the Last Dance for Me(SBS,2004)

He started to play lead role and shot to fame in MBC‘s 2005 TV Drama Be Strong, Geum-soon![3], in which he co-starred with Han Hye-jin.His role in this drama also made him become famous outside Korea, especially in Japan, China, and Taiwan[4].

Meanwhile, his first movie debut was in an independent movie in 2005 titled Host and Guest from the Korean director named Shin Dong-il[5][6].This movie was acclaimed both in Korean and International Film Festival [7], including shown in Berlin Film Festival[8] and The 32nd Seattle Film Festival in 2006.[9]


Musical Stage Performances

  • Grease (Korean Version,2004)
  • Rocky Horror (Korean Version, 2001)

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TV Series


  • 2008 29th Blue dragon Awards, Best New Actor Rough Cut
  • 2008 44th Baek Sang Arts Awards, Popularity Award Hong Gil Dong, The Hero
  • 2008 KBS Drama Awards, Best Couple Award Hong Gil Dong, with Sung Yu Ri
  • 2008 KBS Drama Awards, Netizen Hong Gil Dong
  • 2007 KBS Drama Awards, Excellent Acting Award (2007KBS연기대상남자우수상) Capital Scandal[19]
  • 2007 KBS Drama Awards, Best Couple Award (2007KBS연기대상배스트커플상) Capital Scandal, with Han Ji Min[20]
  • 2005 MBC Drama Awards, New Actor Award (2005MBC연기대상남자신인상) Be Strong Geum Soon[21]
  • 2005 MBC Drama Awards, Excellent Acting Award (2005MBC연기대상남자우수상) Be Strong Geum Soon[22]