Kang Chan-hee

Kang Chan-hee (강찬희; born January 17, 2000), also known by his stage name Chani, is a South Korean singer and actor. He began his career as a child actor, in the television dramas Listen to My Heart (2011), The Innocent Man (2012), The Queen's Classroom (2013), interactive drama Click Your Heart (2016), and high-rated drama Sky Castle (2018).[2][3][4][5] In 2015, he was a part of pre-debut team Neoz School under FNC Entertainment as a member of the first group called NEOZ. He debuted in October 2016 with the group name SF9 and the single "Fanfare".[6]

Kang Chan-hee
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Kang in February 2018
Kang Chan-hee

(2000-01-17) January 17, 2000 (age 20)[1]
Daejeon, South Korea
  • Singer
  • actor
  • dancer
Years active2009–present
Musical career
Years active2016–present
Associated actsSF9
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGang Chan-hui
McCune–ReischauerKang Ch'anhŭi
Stage name
Revised RomanizationChan-hui

He is best known for his part in Sky Castle, where he played the role of Hwang Woo-joo, a smart and sweet high school student who lives in a high-end residential area called SKY Castle.



Year Title Role
2016 Familyhood Hyun-bin
2017 The King's Case Note Young King Yejong
2019 The First Issue Hyunjun
2020 White Day Heemin

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
2009 Queen Seondeok Hwarang MBC
Three Brothers Choi Jong-hoi KBS2
2011 Listen to My Heart young Cha Dong-joo MBC
Garden of Heaven Shin Seung-woo Channel A
2012 To the Beautiful You young Kang Tae-joon SBS
The Innocent Man young Kang Ma-ru KBS2
2013 The Queen's Classroom Kim Do-jin MBC
2015 Splendid Politics young Ja Kyung
2016 Signal Park Sun-woo tvN
Click Your Heart Kang Chan-hee MBC Every 1
2018 Coffee House 4.0 Do-yoon (ep 8) Amarin TV
Sky Castle Hwang Woo-joo[7][8] JTBC
Love In Your Taste Yoon Dan Olleh TV Mobile
2020 Once Again Choi Ji-won (Cameo), Ep. 59-66, 68 KBS2
Was It Love? Themself (Cameo with SF9) JTBC
True Beauty Yoon Se-yeon (Cameo)[9] tvN
2021 Gashiri It Go Park Yeon [10] skyTV
Imitation [11] KBS2

Reality showsEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2016 d.o.b (Dance or Band) Mnet Survival Show


Year Title Network Notes
2019 Show! Music Core MBC February 16, 2019 – present

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2019 14th Soompi Awards Best Idol Actor Award Sky Castle Nominated


  1. ^ "찬희 프로필" (in Korean). Naver.
  2. ^ Lee, Min-ji (23 April 2011). '내마들' 아역배우 강찬희 "사이판 절벽신 찍으며 진짜 많이 울었어요"(인터뷰①). Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-11-05.
  3. ^ Lee, Min-ji (23 April 2011). '내마들' 아역 강찬희 "아직 사인은 없고 공부는 중간쯤 해요"(인터뷰②). Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-11-05.
  4. ^ "Can You Hear My Heart Kim Sae-ron and Kang Chan-hee kids act, favorable comments". Hancinema. 4 April 2011. Retrieved 2014-11-04.
  5. ^ "Kim Hyang-ki and Kang Chan-hee's kissing scene". Hancinema. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 2014-11-04.
  6. ^ FNC Entertainment to debut first ever boy dance group 'SF9'
  7. ^ "[공식] '아역 출신' SF9 찬희, '스카이캐슬' 황우주 役 캐스팅" (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  8. ^ "[INTERVIEW] 'Sky Castle' star Chani talks stardom, dancing to the show's theme song". Kpop Herald. January 29, 2019.
  9. ^ "[단독] SF9 찬희, tvN '여신강림' 특별 출연…연기돌 활약 이어간다". xportsnews (in Korean). Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  10. ^ "SF9 찬희, '가시리잇고' 캐스팅…꽃도령 박연 役 확정". The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  11. ^ "[공식] 정지소X이준영→박지연X강찬희, 웹툰원작 '이미테이션' 출연 확정". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved 2020-10-16.

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