Kang Ha-neul (Squid Game: The Challenge) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Net Worth, and Movies

Kang Ha-neul is a South Korean Actor known for appearing in many shows/films like “Squid Game”, “Squid Game: The Challenge”, and “Twenty”.

Kang Ha-neul Biography

Kang Ha-neul (real name – Kim Ha-neul) is a South Korean Actor well-known for appearing in many shows and films such as “Squid Game”, “Squid Game: The Challenge”, and “Twenty”. Some of the other shows he has appeared in are “Battlefield Heroes”, “Manny”, “You’re My Pet”, “Mostar”, and “Rebellious”.

Kang Ha-neul Age

Ha-neul was born on February 21, 1990, in Busan, South Korea. He is therefore 33 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on the 21st of February every year.

Kang Ha-neul Height

Ha-neul stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 0 inches.

Kang Ha-neul Family

Ha-neul has managed to keep his parents’ names away from the limelight. However, it is known that his dad was a folk singer and he was the one who taught Ha-neul how to guitar and sing. Also, it is known that his parents were active in the South Korean entertainment industry. Ha-neul grew up alongside his younger brother, whose name is unknown.

Kang Ha-neul Wife / Dating

Ha-neul is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of Ha-neul being in any past relationship with anyone. However, many information sources say that he is currently single. There will be an update as soon as he mentions anything about his dating in the limelight.

Kang Ha-neul Net Worth

Ha-neul has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Actor.

Kang Ha-neul
Kang Ha-neul

Kang Ha-neul Career | Films

Ha-neul is a proud alumnus of Chung-Ang University, where he pursued Theatre and Film studies. While in college, he actively participated in cultural activities, grabbing the interest of directors and producers in the South Korean TV and film industry.

Ha-neul started his career in musical theatre, featuring in productions like “Assassins”, “Prince Puzzle”, “Thrill Me”, and “Black Mary Poppins”. Transitioning to television, he starred in “The Heirs”, “Misaeng: Incomplete Life”, and “To the Beautiful You”. In the year 2015, Ha-neul took on 3 films, earning several Best New Actor awards for “Twenty”. He ventured into stage acting with his debut in “Harold and Maude,” sharing the stage with veteran actress Park Jeong-ja.

In the year 2016, Ha-neul played the poet Yun Dong-ju in the biographical film Dongju, earning Best Actor nominations. He also appeared in the romantic comedy Like for Likes and the historical drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, receiving an Excellence Award. In the year 2017, he starred in the film New Trial and the successful action comedy Midnight Runners. The same year, Ha-neul featured in the mystery thriller Forgotten.

In the year 2018, Kang co-starred in the military musical Shinheung Military Academy, earning a Best Actor nomination. In the year 2019, he returned to TV with When the Camellia Blooms, achieving high ratings and winning the Baeksang Arts Award for Best Actor – Television. He joined TH Company after leaving SEM Company in November 2019. In that year, he was ranked second in Gallup Korea’s Television Actor. He returned to theatre with Fantasy Tale in the year 2020. During that year, he was ranked 23rd in the annual list of Forbes Korea Power Celebrities. In 2021, Ha-neul starred in Waiting for Rain and the mystery thriller Streaming, centered around criminal profiling on YouTube.

In the year 2022, Ha-neul featured in the period adventure film The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure and the JTBC series “Insider”. He also starred in “Curtain Call”, winning the Top Excellence Actor Award at the 2022 KBS Drama Awards. In June 2023, Ha-neul joined the cast of Squid Game season 2 and is set to lead the movie Opposition in the year 2024.

Kang Ha-neul Squid Game Sn 2

Ha-neul is one of the “new” cast members of Season 2 of the South Korean web series “Squid Game”, which premiered on November 22, 2023, on Netflix. The film is about a hidden competition where 456 players, all facing serious money problems, take dangerous risks to play deadly children’s games. They do this for the opportunity to win a ₩45.6 billion prize.

Below is a list of some of the cast of “Squid Game season 2;

  1. Lee Jung-jae – returning cast
  2. Gong Yoo – returning cast
  3. Im Si-wan – new cast
  4. Kang Ae-shim – new cast

Kang Ha-neul Squid Game: The Challenge

Ha-neul is among the contestants who hope to take home a $4.56 million prize fund, in the reality TV game show “Squid Game: The Challenge”, which premiered on November 22, 2023, on Netflix. He and his competitors use their strategies, and as the games go on, some players get eliminated. The total number of the contestants is 456.

Below is a list of some of the other cast members of “Squid Game: The Challenge”:

Kang Ha-neul Military

Ha-neul has served in the South Korean mandatory military service. On September 11, 2017, was when he started his military service, at the Nonsan Korean Army Training Center. He completed basic training with excellence, and the ceremony recognizing his achievement happened on October 24, 2017. On February 22, 2019, Ha-neul became an honorary ambassador of the Military Manpower Administration (MMA) at a ceremony in Seoul. He took part in MMA events until December 2019. Ha-neul completed his military service and on May 23, 2019, he was discharged.

Kang Ha-neul Music and TV Shows

Other than appearing in films, Ha-neul has also appeared in 2 music videos, “Lost One” (by Epik High) and “Still Pretty Today” (by Fly to the Sky). He has also appeared in several television shows and series; “House on Wheels: For Rent”, “Traveler”, and “Youth Over Flowers”.

Kang Ha-neul Movies

Si-wan has appeared in several other films, other than the ones mentioned above in the biography and career parts. Some of these films include;

  • Opposition
  • Love Reset
  • Dream
  • A Year-End Medley
  • The Kidnapping Day
  • River Where The Moon Rises
  • Entourage
  • The Missing
  • Punch
  • Angel Eyes
  • Unrest
  • Two Weeks
  • My Mom! Super Mom!
  • C’est Si Bon

Kang Ha-neul Social Media Platforms

He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 358K followers on Instagram.

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