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Get to Know Suho – Leader of K-pop Sensations EXO

Full Name Kim Jun-myeon
Stage Name Suho
Birthday May 22, 1991
Age 32
Birth Place Seoul, South Korea
Occupation Singer, Songwriter, Actor
Years Active 2012–present
Agency SM Entertainment
Associated Acts EXO, EXO-K, SM Town
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Social media Instagram,

With his gentle voice, charming visuals, and captivating stage presence, Suho has emerged as one of the most popular K-pop idols in recent years. As the leader of the sensational boy band EXO, Suho is beloved by fans across the world for his talent and warm personality.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Kim Jun-myeon, better known by his stage name Suho, was born on May 22, 1991 in Seoul, South Korea. From a young age, Suho dreamed of becoming a singer. In 2006, he joined SM Entertainment after auditioning and spent the next few years training in singing, dancing, and acting.

Before making his debut with EXO, Suho appeared in several pre-debut projects. He sang for the original soundtrack of the Korean drama Athena: Goddess of War in 2009 and was featured in the song “Christmas Day” by Dana in 2011. He also had small acting roles, appearing in the Korean dramas Super Daddy Yeol and Saving Mrs. Go Bong-shil.

Debut with EXO

In 2012, Suho made his highly anticipated debut as the leader of the 12-member boy group EXO. EXO debuted with two sub-units – EXO-K which promoted in Korea with Suho as leader, and EXO-M which promoted in China. As leader of EXO-K, Suho guided the younger members and handled public relations for the group.

EXO quickly rose to phenomenal popularity with hit songs like “Growl,” “Overdose,” and “Call Me Baby.” They became known for their incredible choreography and stellar vocals. As the leader, Suho earned a reputation for being caring, patient, and hardworking.

Acting and Solo Career

In addition to his group activities, Suho pursued a solo singing and acting career. He made his solo debut in March 2016 with the EP Self-Portrait, which displayed his skills as a singer-songwriter. The lyrical "Made in You" quickly became a fan-favorite.

In acting, Suho took on supporting roles in the films One Way Trip (2016) and Middle School Girl A (2018). In 2020, he starred in his first leading role in the Korean drama How Are You Bread, receiving praise for his emotional performance.

Charity and Ambassador Work

Suho is known for his generosity and volunteer work. He has donated over 80 tons of rice to charity organizations and volunteered for causes like child abuse prevention. In 2018, Suho was appointed an honorary ambassador for Korea‘s Red Cross Youth.

"I want to become Suho who can give good influence, share hope, and make people happy." – Suho

Why Fans Love Suho:

  • Amazing leadership skills – guides EXO‘s younger members well
  • Soothing, emotional vocals
  • Hardworking and humble
  • Caring personality and gentlemanly manners
  • Charitable, donates time and money to good causes

Fun Facts About Suho:

  • His stage name Suho means "guardian" in Korean
  • Enjoys golf, cycling, photography
  • Big fan of Dragon Ball comic books
  • His ideal type is someone intellectual who likes books

Suho‘s Career Timeline:


  <h3>Joins SM Entertainment</h3> 
  After auditioning, Suho joins SM Entertainment as a trainee.


 <h3>Debuts with EXO</h3>
 Suho debuts as the leader of EXO and the subunit EXO-K.


  <h3>First Solo EP</h3>
  Suho releases his first solo EP Self-Portrait.


  <h3>First Leading Role</h3>
  Stars in his first lead acting role in Korean drama How Are You Bread.

Looking to the Future

Now in his 10th year with EXO, Suho continues to inspire fans with his talents. He is expected to take on more solo projects, acting roles, variety appearances, and new music. But no matter how busy he gets, fans trust that Suho will always be the humble, caring leader that they adore.