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), crime drama Signal (2016), and high-rated drama Sky Castle (2018).[2][3][4][5] In 2015, he was introduced as one of the first members of NEOZ,[6] which was a first group of FNC Entertainment's pre-debut team Neoz School.[7] He debuted in October 2016 with the group name SF9 and the single "Fanfare".[8]

Kang Chan-hee
Chani for Marie Claire Korea in August 2021.png
Kang in August 2021
Born (2000-01-17) January 17, 2000 (age 23)[1]
Daejeon, South Korea
EducationSchool of Performing Arts Seoul
  • Singer
  • actor
  • dancer
  • host
Years active2009–present
Musical career
Years active2016–present
Member ofSF9
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGang Chan-hui
McCune–ReischauerKang Ch'anhŭi
Stage name
Revised RomanizationChan-hui

Kang's best-known acting role was 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.


Other releasesEdit

Title Year Peak position Album
Soundtrack appearances
"Starlight" (그리움) 2021 [A] True Beauty OST
"How Do You Do" [B]
"Shining Star" 2022 Miracle OST
"Forever Love"
"Milky Way"
(with Hwiyoung)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.



Year Title Role Ref.
2016 Familyhood Hyun-bin
2017 The King's Case Note King Yejong (Young)
2019 The First Issue Hyun-jun
2021 (썰) The Gossip Jung-seok [12]
White Day: The Labyrinth Hee-min [13][14]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2009 Queen Seondeok Hwarang
Three Brothers Kim Sung-tae
2011 Listen to My Heart Cha Dong-joo (Young) [15]
Garden of Heaven Shin Seung-woo
2012 To the Beautiful You Kang Tae-joon (Young)
The Innocent Man Kang Ma-ru (Young)
2013 The Queen's Classroom Kim Do-jin
2015 Splendid Politics Ja-gyung (Young)
2016 Signal Park Sun-woo
Click Your Heart Kang Chan-hee
2018 Coffee House 4.0 Do-yoon Cameo (Ep. 8)
2018–2019 Sky Castle Hwang Woo-joo [16][17]
2020 Once Again Choi Ji-won Cameo (Ep. 59–66, 68)
True Beauty Jung Se-yeon Cameo (Ep. 1, 4–5) [18]
2021 Must You Go? Park Yeon [19]
Imitation Lee Eun-jo [20]
2022 Under the Queen's Umbrella Prince Ui-seong [21]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
2019 Love In Your Taste Yoon Dan [22]
2021 Jinx Gyu-han [23]
2022 Miracle Louis [24]

Television showsEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 d.o.b (Dance or Band) Contestant
2021 Kingdom: Legendary War Survival Show as SF9 [25]
2021–2022 Teacher of Narat Teacher [26]


Year Title Notes Ref.
2019–2021 Show! Music Core February 16, 2019 – July 17, 2021 [27]
2022 2022 KBS Entertainment Awards with Seol In-ah and Moon Se-yoon [28][29]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
APAN Music Awards 2020 Entertainer of the Year – Male Kang Chan-hee Nominated [citation needed]
Brand of the Year Awards 2021 Male Idol Actor of the Year Nominated [30]
MBC Entertainment Awards 2020 Rookie Award in Variety Category – Male Show! Music Core Nominated [31]
Soompi Awards 2019 Best Idol Actor Award Sky Castle Nominated [32][unreliable source?]


  1. ^ "Starlight" did not enter Gaon Digital Chart, but peaked at position 31 and 25 on component Download Chart and BGM Chart, respectively.[9][10]
  2. ^ "How Do You Do" did not enter Gaon Digital Chart, but peaked at position 122 on component Download Chart.[11]


  1. ^ "찬희 프로필" (in Korean). Naver.
  2. ^ Lee, Min-ji (23 April 2011). '내마들' 아역배우 강찬희 "사이판 절벽신 찍으며 진짜 많이 울었어요"(인터뷰①) [Kang Chan-hee, a child actor in 'My Horses', "I really cried a lot while filming the Saipan cliff scene" (Interview ①)]. Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-11-05.
  3. ^ Lee, Min-ji (23 April 2011). '내마들' 아역 강찬희 "아직 사인은 없고 공부는 중간쯤 해요"(인터뷰②) ['My Horses' child actor Kang Chan-hee "I don't have an autograph yet, and I'm studying halfway" (Interview ②)]. 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-gi and Kang Chan-hee's kissing scene". Hancinema. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 2014-11-04.
  6. ^ FNC 네오스쿨 찬희, 알고보니 '착한남자' 리틀 송중기 아역배우 [FNC Neoz School's Chani, turns out to be a 'nice guy' little Song Joong-ki child actor].
  7. ^ FNC, 男 댄스그룹 프로젝트 '네오스쿨' 돌입..데뷔 초읽기 [FNC, male dance group project 'Neoz School' started...debut countdown]. 14 December 2015.
  8. ^ Choi, Min-young (October 4, 2016). '데뷔 D-1' SF9, 데뷔곡 '팡파레' 아트 티저 공개 ['Debut D-1' SF9 releases art teaser for debut song 'Fanfare']. ETNews. Retrieved October 23, 2021.
  9. ^ "2021년 03주차 Download Chart" [Week 3 of 2021 Download Chart] (in Korean). Korea Music Content Association. January 10–16, 2021. Archived from the original on January 21, 2021. Retrieved December 27, 2021 – via Gaon Chart.
  10. ^ "2021년 03주차 BGM Chart" [Week 3 of 2021 BGM Chart] (in Korean). Korea Music Content Association. January 10–16, 2021. Archived from the original on January 28, 2021. Retrieved December 27, 2021 – via Gaon Chart.
  11. ^ "2021년 06주차 Download Chart" [Week 6 of 2021 Download Chart] (in Korean). Korea Music Content Association. February 7–13, 2021. Archived from the original on February 11, 2021. Retrieved December 27, 2021 – via Gaon Chart.
  12. ^ Bae Hyo-joo (May 11, 2021). "SF9 강찬희→조재윤 B급 병맛 잔혹극 '썰' 6월 개봉[공식]" [SF9 Kang Chan-hee → Jo Jae-yoon B-grade ill-tasting cruel drama 'Slow' released in June [Official]]. Newsen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  13. ^ Kim Hyun-rok (July 13, 2021). "SF9 찬희X박유나 주연 '화이트데이:귀멸의 퇴마학교', 9월 개봉[공식]" ['White Day: Exorcism School of Demons and Exorcism' starring SF9 Chanhee and Park Yuna, released in September [Official]]. SpoTVNews (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  14. ^ Hwang Chae-hyun (September 20, 2021). "SF9 찬희X박유나 '화이트데이', 내달 6일 개봉 [공식]" [SF9 Chanhee X Park Yuna 'White Day' to be released on the 6th of next month [Official]]. Sports Kyunghyang (in Korean). Retrieved September 20, 2021 – via Naver.
  15. ^ Na, Jae-pil (April 13, 2011). "'내 마음이 들리니' 명품 아역 우리동네 스타였네". Chungcheongtoday. Retrieved August 2, 2021.
  16. ^ "[공식] '아역 출신' SF9 찬희, '스카이캐슬' 황우주 役 캐스팅" (in Korean). October 26, 2018. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  17. ^ "[INTERVIEW] 'Sky Castle' star Chani talks stardom, dancing to the show's theme song". Kpop Herald. January 29, 2019. Retrieved August 2, 2021.
  18. ^ "[단독] SF9 찬희, tvN '여신강림' 특별 출연…연기돌 활약 이어간다". xportsnews (in Korean). September 16, 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  19. ^ "SF9 찬희, '가시리잇고' 캐스팅…꽃도령 박연 役 확정". The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean). October 15, 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  20. ^ "[공식] 정지소X이준영→박지연X강찬희, 웹툰원작 '이미테이션' 출연 확정". Sports Chosun (in Korean). October 16, 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  21. ^ Park Ah-reum (August 26, 2022). "중전 김혜수X대비마마 김해숙 만나니(슈룹)" [Middle Battle Kim Hye-soo X Big Mama Kim Hae-sook Met (Shroop)] (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved August 26, 2022 – via Naver.
  22. ^ Yoo, Chang-hee (January 28, 2019). "'SKY캐슬' 찬희, 차기작은 웹드 '네 맛대로 하는 연애'…'박화영' 강민아와 함께". Hankyung (in Korean). Retrieved September 29, 2022.
  23. ^ Hwang Soo-yeon (September 17, 2021). "징크스' SF9 찬희X우주소녀 은서, 판타지 로맨스 만남…10월 6일 공개" ['Jinx' SF9 Chanhee X Cosmic Girls' Eunseo, fantasy romance meeting... Released on October 6th]. Xports News (in Korean). Retrieved September 17, 2021 – via Naver.
  24. ^ Park Eun-hye (August 2, 2021). "SF9 찬희X강민아, 드라마 '미라클' 출연 확정(공식)" [SF9 Chanhee X Kang Minah confirmed to appear in drama 'Miracle' (official)]. Newsen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 2, 2021.
  25. ^ "[단독] 비투비·아이콘·SF9, '킹덤' 출연 최종확정..왕좌 쟁탈전 펼친다". n.news.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2021-01-28.
  26. ^ Lee Seung-gil (December 28, 2021). "박미선·장동민·황광희·이혜성·찬희, 한국어 선생님 된다 ('나랏말쌤')" [Park Mi-sun, Jang Dong-min, Hwang Kwang-hee, Lee Hye-seong, and Chan-hee become Korean teachers ('Teacher Narat')] (in Korean). My Daily. Retrieved December 28, 2021 – via Naver.
  27. ^ Ahn Yoon-ji (July 15, 2021). "SF9 찬희, '쇼! 음악중심' 하차.."많이 느끼고 배웠다"[공식]" [SF9 Chanhee, 'Show! Leaving 'Music Core'..."I felt and learned a lot" [Official]]. StarNews (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  28. ^ Lee Kyung-ho (December 9, 2022). "문세윤X설인아X찬희, '2022 KBS 연예대상' MC 확정 [공식]" [Moon Se-yoon X Seol In-ah X Chan-hee confirmed as '2022 KBS Entertainment Awards' MC [Official]]. Star News (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved December 9, 2022.
  29. ^ "2022 KBS 연예대상: MC" [2022 KBS Entertainment Awards: MC]. KBS (in Korean). December 7, 2022. Retrieved December 8, 2022.
  30. ^ @kcforum (June 21, 2021). "2021년을 빛낸. 올해의 <연기돌(남)> 후보를 소개합니다!" [Shining in 2021. This year's <Actor Idol (Male)> Introducing the candidates!] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved January 2, 2022 – via Twitter.
  31. ^ Hong Se-young (December 29, 2020). "[2020 MBC 방송연예대상] 김강훈 남자 신인" [[2020 MBC Entertainment Awards] Kim Kang-hoon Male Rookie 상]. sports.donga (in Korean). Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  32. ^ "BEST IDOL ACTOR". soompi (in Korean). 6 November 2020.

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