Kim Jong-in, popularly known as Kai is a South Korean singer, model, actor, and dancer. Kai is a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy band, Exo, and its sub-unit, Exo-K. He is also a member of the South Korean supergroup, SuperM. He debuted with Exo with an EP, Mama in 2012. Besides music, he has also starred in numerous movies and television dramas.
Kai is considered to be one of the best dancers of South Korea and K-pop.
What is Kai Famous For?
- The member of the South Korean-Chinese boy band, Exo, and its sub-unit, Exo-K.
- The member of the South Korean subgroup, SuperM.
Where is Kai From?
Kai was born on 14 January 1994. His full name is Kim Jong-in. His birth place is in Suncheon, South Jeolla in South Korea. He holds South Korean nationality. He has two siblings, two older sisters. He belongs to the Asian (South Korean) ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. His father passed away in 2018.
He attended the School of Performing Arts Seoul, from where he graduated in 2012.
- Kai began training in ballet while he was in third grade. He got inspired by ballet after watching The Nutcracker.
- At eight, he started dancing and did jazz dance.
- He participated in the SM Youth Best Contest and won it.
- He then signed with SM Entertainment in 2007. He started training in hip hop.
- He was the first Exo member to be formally introduced to the public, introduced in December 2011.
- The boy group, Exo officially debuted in April 2012.
- They debuted with an EP, Mama. The band won several awards for their debut project.
- Mama won them Best New Asian Artist as well as the New Artist Award at the 2013 Seoul Music Awards. They were also nominated for the Artist of the Year at the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards and for Rookie of the Year at the 2013 Korean Music Awards.
- The group released their first studio album, XOXO in June 2013.
- Their first album won them their first Daesang award among numerous other accolades.
- They released their studio albums, Exodus in 2015, Ex'Act in 2016, The War in 2017, Don't Mess Up My Tempo in 2018, and Obsession in 2019.
- He was confirmed a member of the supergroup, SuperM in August 2019.
- The group debuted with the group's self-titled debut EP in October 2019.
- He made his solo debut with the EP Kai in November 2020.
- Kai made his acting debut with the 2016 web drama, Choco Bank. He played the lead role in the series that achieved record-breaking viewership.
- Kai-starring other major dramas are Andante, The Miracle We Met, and Spring Has Come.
- He won the Favorite Korean Drama Character at the 2018 StarHub Night of Stars for his role in the drama, Andante.
Who is Kai Dating?
Kai is not married and is reportedly single at present. He was previously rumored to be dating singer Krystal, a member of the girl group, f(x). Their relationship was later confirmed in April 2016. However, their relationship did not last long. They separated in 2017. He was then rumored to be dating Blackpink's Jennie. However, they separated in 2019.
How Tall is Kai?
Kai stands at the height of 1.81 m i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He has a body weight of around 159 lbs i.e. 72 kg. He has a slim body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is also dark brown. His sexual orientation is straight.
What is Kai Net Worth?
Kai is one of the popular South Korean entertainers, a member of the South Korean-Chinese boyband, Exo. The popular boy band Exo debuted in 2012 and has released numerous albums to date. Their income comes from contracts, record sales, concerts, tours, and endorsements. As a member of Exo, the group has been featured in several advertisements for several brands. They have appeared in campaigns for Samsung, Baskin-Robbins, Kolon Sport, Skechers, and MLB among others.
As an actor, he has starred in numerous movies and television dramas. He is also one of the popular South Korean models. He was chosen as the cover model for December's issue of The Big Issue in 2017. The magazine that is known for helping the homeless sold out 20,000 copies within the first two days. He is the first Gucci Eyewear Men Global Ambassador in Korea. He is also the first-ever male muse of the cosmetics brand, Bobbi Brown. He appeared in the online showcase "TUCSON Beyond Drive", a collaboration between Hyundai Motors and SM Entertainment.
Summing up, Kai makes his fortune the majority of his income comes from his entertainment career. His salary and wealth details are not available at present. As a group, their net worth is estimated at around $1 billion, and his sole net worth is estimated at around $8 million.