Kim Jonghyun Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Kim Jonghyun

Biography / Wiki

Kim Jong-hyun was a popular South Korean singer, who earned international fame being a member of the boy band ‘Shinee. He was also a songwriter, singer, producer, radio show host, and author. He was born on April 8, 1990, in Yehwa-Dong, Seoul. Since his teenage, he aspired to become a singer and started his musical career with ‘S.M Entertainment’.

In 2017, he committed suicide which sent shockwaves across the globe. His severe depression became the cause of his death. After his death, his album ‘Poet| Artist was released.

Height / Weight / Age

Kim Jong-hyun’s weighed 65 kg or 143 lbs in pounds. He was 173 cm and in feet inches; his height is 5’8” tall. He died at the age of 27 years on December 18, 2017. Both his eye color and hair color was black. His body measurement was as follows 38 inches chest, 32 inches waist and 15 inches biceps. He was slim and had an attractive smile.

Net Worth

Kim Jong-hyun’s estimated net worth was $3 million approximately.

Education / Family

Kim didn’t reveal much about his personal and family life. He had a sour relationship with his father throughout his childhood and teenage years. He was raised by his mother, grandmother, and elder sister. His father was very strict and didn’t support Kim’s passion and interest in music. Even after becoming a K-pop artist, he suffered from mental health issues due to his troubled childhood.


Kim Jong-hyun

Birth Place Jung District, Seoul, South Korea
Date Of Birth April 8, 1990
Age 27 years (at the time of death)
Height In centimeters – 173 cm

In feet inches – 5’8”

Weight In kilograms – 65 kg

In pounds – 143 lbs

Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Profession K-pop singer, radio host, songwriter
Zodiac sign Aries
Date of death December 18, 2017
Cause of death Suicide (suspected)
Religion Christianity
Nationality South Korean
Home Town Seoul, South Korea
Debut Film – I AM (2012)

TV – SB’S Inkigayo (2008)

Fathers Name Not known
Mothers Name Not known
Brothers Not known
Sister Kim So-Dam

Career / Fashion And Style

In 2005, Kim officially became a member of the boy band ‘Shinee’ and started working as a songwriter and its performer. In 2006, he made his acting debut on the TV show ‘Inkigayo’. He wrote love songs that became a national rage which earned him popularity and stardom.

He collaborated with South Korean singer IU and wrote and composed a song titled ‘Red Candle’ which was sung by Son Dam-bi. He also hosted a radio show and helped his fellow ‘Shinee’ member Taemin complete his first mini-album ‘Ace.’

In 2015, he launched his debut solo effort, ‘Base,’ which was an EP and topped the ‘Billboard World Album Chart’ and the ‘Gaon Album Chart.’ As an author, he released his book titled  ‘Skeleton Flower: Things That Have Been Released and Set Free’ which was semi-autobiographical.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

Girlfriends Lee YuBi (2011)


Kim Jonghyun Ex girlfriend Lee YuBi
Kim Jonghyun Ex-girlfriend Lee YuBi

Shin Se Kyung (Korean actress, 2010)

Kim Jonghyun with Shin Se Kyung
Kim Jonghyun with Shin Se Kyung
Marital Status Unmarried
Wife N/A

Kim Jonghyun

Some Interesting Facts About Kim Jong-hyun

  • Kim started his career as a songwriter and was selected to become a member of SHINee.
  • He believed that a girl looks attractive and cute when she applies makeup.
  • Once he started singing loudly on the street without caring if people were staring at him.
  • If not a singer, then he would have become a language teacher, a sociology teacher, or a writer.
  • He met with an accident during his Amigo promotions. He fell in the bathroom and had a scar over his left eye.
  • He was left-handed and ambidextrous also which made him more artistic.
  • His hobbies were traveling and watching movies.
  • In 2017, he was found dead in his apartment.
  • In 2013, he met with a car accident in which he broke his nose.
  • He was a supporter of LGBT rights and the community.
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