10 Korean celebrities who will enlist this year

One of the worst things that can happen to a fan is seeing their favorite actor or artist enlist in the military. And one of the best things that can happen is if the actor or artist they love has already completed their mandatory service. I have to say goodbye, but don’t worry. They’ll be back sooner than you think!

Song Kang

Born on April 23, 1994, Song Kang has become one of the most sought-after actors in the industry after debuting in the series The Liar and His Lover in 2017. After gaining fame in several series such as ‘Love Alarm’ and ‘Sweet Home’, Song is ready to serve in the military. It’s clear that many will miss him on the small screen!

Nam Joo Hyuk

It feels like Nam Joo Hyuk has been around for a while, but that’s probably because he’s been involved in so many notable projects. came. Many fans especially mourn his last project “Twenty Five, Twenty One”.

Kang Tae Oh

Just like Kang Tae Oh got his big break playing the role of Lee Junho in ‘Special Woo Lawyer’, sadly it’s time to go to the military. The good news for his fans is that there are discussions for a second season that could potentially reprise his role as the attractive lover of Woo Young-woo (Park Eun-bin). Good luck!


GOT7’s Jinyoung is famous as both an idol and an actor. He is truly adept at both, proving it through several roles such as ‘The Devil’s Judge’ and most recently ‘Yumi’s Cells 2’. The sadness is real as fans are not ready to say goodbye to the idol actor for the next year and a half. We hope he is strong and healthy when he returns!


Born on April 12, 1994, EXO’s Sehun has done it all. Sehun is busy with music, fashion, TV, and movies. Sehun is about to enlist in the military ahead of his next film, “Koihara High School”. His fans around the world will miss him, but I’m sure he’ll be back and better than ever!


Another EXO member and ’94 liner, Kai is one of the last EXO members to join the military (along with Sehun). Kai, who has been busy as a fashion icon for the past few years and released his second EP titled ‘Peaches’, is making the most of his time. Fans say goodbye to their idol, but there’s no doubt he’ll be back with lots of plans for his fans!

Kim Min Gyu

Kim Min-gyu, who had great success last year as Cha Sung-hoon in ‘Business Proposal’, sadly has to enlist in the military. It’s a milestone year for Kim Min-gyu, who achieved international stardom with his debut with the ‘Monster’ series nearly a decade ago. It’s sad that fans have to say goodbye to him for now, but just think of all the roles he’ll take on when he returns!

Na In Woo

Even though Na In Woo has been in the industry for quite some time, his rise to success has been very rapid. He has managed to garner a fan base that is very supportive of the attention he has suddenly gained. He will be enlisting in the military soon, and it’s sad that fans have to say goodbye.

Kang Seung Yoon

Kang Seung Yoon is a singer-songwriter who first participated in the song contest “Superstar K2” in 2010. Soon after, she signed a contract with YG Entertainment and became the leader of WINNER. Since then, Seungyoon has been nominated for not only music awards but also acting awards, showing the world that she is a versatile artist. Once Kang Seung Yoon enlists, the industry will surely miss the gem!

Kim Wooseok

Born on March 3, 1994, Kim Wooseok debuted in 2017 with the web drama Love Playlist: Season 2. Since then, he has appeared in several hit K-dramas such as ‘Rookie Cop’, ‘Military Police Doberman’ and will also appear in the ‘Forbidden Marriage’ webtoon. The looming military enlistment is a given for Kim Wooseok, but I hope the time passes quickly so he can greet his fans again!

Hey Soompiers, which of these actors do you miss the most? Tell us in the comments below!

vina hearts is a Soompi writer who is biased towards Song Joong Ki and BIGBANG, but has recently been seen obsessing over Hwang In Yeop. Follow binahearts on Instagram and travel through the latest Korean fads !

Currently Watching: “Today’s Webtoon”
Favorite drama of all time: “Secret Garden” and “Star in My Heart”.
looking forward to it: Won Bin’s return to the small screen.

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