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Kai (EXO) Profile and Facts; Kai’s Ideal Type

Kai (EXO) Profile and Facts; Kai’s Ideal Type

Stage Name: Kai (카이)
Birth Name: Kim Jong In (김종인)
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper, Face of The Group
Birthday: January 14, 1994
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Korean
Height: 181 cm (5’11″)
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Specialties: Dance (ballet, jazz, hip hop, popping, rocking)
Subunit: EXO-K
Super Power (Badge): Teleportation
Instagram: @zkdlin

Kai facts:
– He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– Family: Father, mother, 2 older sisters (one 9 years older and another 5 years older)
– Education: Seoul Arts High School
– He was cast into SM Entertainment after winning the company’s Youth Best Contest in 2007.
– He was the first member of EXO-K to be introduced.
– He appeared in 13 EXO teasers before the group finally debuted.
– His dance specialties include Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Popping and Locking.
– His nicknames are ‘Kkamjong’ (it literally means “dark Jong,”) and ‘Dark Skin’
– He’s got several nicknames over the years: Asia’s first love (for his solo performance “Deep breath” in Japan, Sun-kissed boy (due to the beautiful golden colour of his skin), Idol’s idol (since a lot of idols pick him as their role model, Olympics secret weapon (after his solo stage at the Opympics), Subway angel (after his photoshoot for “Big Issue” which he did for free to help the homeless), K-Pop’s sharpest dancer (by the editor of Lined magazine)
– Personality: Though some people may consider him cold and arrogant judging by his stage persona, he’s actually kind-hearted, quiet, shy and very gentle
– At ‘Party People’ Beakhyun said that in real life Jongin is more like a little shy girl and he behaves more like a maknae than Sehun
– Kai has the shortest temper out of all of the members.
– He has a habit of often biting his lips
– His hobbies are dancing, reading books and listening to music.
– His favorite type of music: R&B and Hip Hop.
– His favorite movies are “Billy Elliot” and “Pirates of The Caribbean”
– He loves playing video games.
– His favorite foods are: fried chicken and roast duck.
– His favorite number is 1.
– His favorite colors are: Black, Red, Sky Blue
– He’s good at all types of games.
– Kai didn’t like drinking coffee. In a more recent vLive he has started liking the taste of coffee and that he’s drinking it more nowadays.
– When EXO is on break, Kai likes to go biking, read a book, listen to music, dance, go online, and surf YouTube videos.
– He says he likes plying soccer even though he’s not as talented as Xiumin or Luhan in the sport.
– He says that out of all of the EXO members, he is the best at memorizing football players’ names.
– Kai is friends with SHINee‘s Taemin, BTS’s Jimin, Wanna One/HotShot’s Sungwoon, HotShot‘s Timoteo, and VIXX’s Ravi.
– He made a brief appearance in TVXQ’s MV “HaHaHa Song” along with members Suho and Chanyeol
– He made a cameo in Taetiseo’s Twinkle MV with Sehun, Baekhyun and Chanyeol.
– He acted in the Korean dramas: “To The Beautiful You” (2012) – as EXO-K member, “Andante” (2017).
– EDIT: He now shares a room with DO. and Chanyeol (Star Show 360).
– EDIT 2: He’s having his own room now.
– His role model is Michael Jackson.
– He says that if he wasn’t in EXO, he probably would’ve been a ballet dancer.
– He likes tapping people’s shoulders.
– He doesn’t like to be disturbed when he’s sleeping.
– He likes quiet music (Star Road Ep 6)
– To get rid of stress he usually works out (Star road ep6)
– Kai loves working, he is a workaholic (Star Road Ep. 6)
– His favorite EXO album is Exodus (Star Road ep6)
– He dislikes raw oyster (Star Road ep6)
– Nowadays his nieces, his nephews, his family, his fans and work make him happy (Star Road Ep 6)
– Kai says that one of his favorite memories while being in EXO is when they volunteered at the Red Cross. (There they cleaned and played with the kids who had disabilities. He wants to keep on doing charity work in the future.)
– He says that some people consider him blunt and chic, while others consider him to be cute like a puppy.
– He says that he wants to treat others well, but he’s awkward when it comes to expressing his feelings.
– He says that as long as people love him, he’ll return that love with double the amount.
– He wouldn’t take the initiative to approach a girl, but he’ll slowly try to get to know her.
– Kai was in a relationship with Krystal of f(x) since march 2016.
– On June 01, 2017 SM Entertainment has confirmed that Kai has officially ended his relationship with Krystal.
– He’s starred in the Japanese drama “Sping has come” and in the Korean Drama “Miracle That We Met” (2018).
– Everyone says that he looks like a bear and he accepted this fact and now wears clothes with bears on them, calls himself a bear and his fanclub name is erigoms, where ‘gom’ means ‘bear’.
– At ‘Party People’ Beakhyun said that in real life Jongin is more like a little shy girl and he behaves more like a maknae than Sehun, so yeah.
– His issue of the magazine “Big Issue” beat its record in sales since its creation and numerous homeless people thanked him and EXO-L’s who bought the magazine for their contribution.
– When he was a child, his mother liked him with long hair, and because of this hairstyle a lot of people used to mistake him for a girl.
– During the episode on “Ask me anything” he mentioned that he refused to eat with D.O. at first, as he felt uncomfortable because of his glaring (which happened to be due to D.O’s near-sightedness). However, they became very close in a matter of days and are now extremely close.
– Kai is the face of a campaign with Levi’s “Live in Levi’s”
– He loves dancing with all his heart and if he hadn’t become an idol, he would have become a ballerino.
– He auditioned at SM because his father promised to buy him a nintendo (he mentioned that on “Ask us anything”)
– Kai has three dogs: Monggu (poodle), Jjanggu and Jjangah (toy poodles).
– His sister owns a cafe ‘Kamong’ and Jongin draws designs for cups and stuff.
– Every time he has a chance to speak he wishes everyone to be happy as he thinks this is the most important thing in the world. During his latest interview for L’Officiel Hommes he said the world “happiness” thirty-two times.
– He had a solo stage at the Olympics closing ceremony (on the 25 February).
– He appeared on Yummy Yummy (with Sehun), Hello Counselor (with Lay), Happy together (with Taemin), The Return of Superman (with baby Taeoh who is said to look like him)
– On May 7, 2018 Kai’s father passed away due to chronic illness.
– He’s been chosen as the best dancer in K-pop by idols for three years in a row.
– He acted in the web dramas “Choco Bank” (2016), “First Seven Kisses” (2016)
– He acted in the Korean dramas “Andante” (2017), “Miracle That We Met” (2018)
– He acted in the Japanese drama “Spring Has Come” (2018)
– Kai is ranked 51st on TC Candler “The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018”.
– On January 1, 2019 it was revealed that Kai is dating Jennie from Black Pink.
– On January 25, 2019 SM Entertainment confirmed that Kai and Jennie broke up, in order to focus on their personal careers.
Kai’s ideal type is someone like Han Yeseul. Someone who is gentle and affectionate.

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  • Karew

    Since EXO debuted he is my bias. Love his dancing skills and his cuteness.

  • thatsrightmytype

    hes ok

  • Zana Fantasize

    Did he have nearsightedness?

  • Zana Fantasize

    didn’t he acted in choco bank in drama web you can see this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choco_Bank

  • ParkXiyeonisLIFE

    Kai is in a relationship with Krystal of f(x).

  • Husna zulkefli

    Kai has officially ended his relationship with Krystal. SM Entertainment has confirmed it

  • KProfiles

    @husnazulkefli:disqus
    Thanks for the heads up! 🙂

  • raissa s

    he says that he want three kids in the future

  • Yi Anne Teh

    is he a rapper or a lead rapper?

  • Krěë Ťika Adhikari

    he is currently, playing a lead role in drama named “Andante” which comes every monday once a week.

  • ake

    a lead rapper

  • ake

    that’s my ideal too! lool

  • Zana Fantasize

    actually on korea, the drama will on air on sunday at 10 a.m.

  • 2124_loves _EXO

    he is a rapper chanyeol is the lead rapper

  • Nell Zywert

    he actually mentioned in one of his recent vlives that he has started liking the taste of coffee and that he’s drinking it more nowadays

  • KProfiles

    @nellzywert:disqus
    Thanks for the update, it’s really appreciated! 🙂

  • jojosad

    – He’s starred in the Japanese drama “Sping has come” as korean photographer Lee Jiwon, and is starring in a Korean Drama “Miracle that we met’ that is going to air since5 the 2nd of April as Ato, the messenger of God.
    – Everyone says that he looks like a bear and he accepted this fact and now wears clothes with bears on them, calls himself a bear and his fanclub name is erigoms, where ‘gom’ means ‘bear’.
    – Tbh your description of his character is not really correct. Though some people may consider him cold and arogant judging by his stage persona, he’s actually kind-hearted, quiet, shy, soft and very gentle. At ‘Party People’ Beakhyun said that in real life Jongin is more like a little shy girl and he behaves more like a maknae than Sehun, so yeah.
    – He’s got several nicknames over the years: Asia’s first love (for his solo performance “Deep breath” in Japan, Sun-kissed boy (due to the beautiful golden colour of his skin), Idol’s idol (since a lot of idols pick him as their role model, Olympics secret weapon (after his solo stage at the Opympics), Subway angel (after his photoshoot for “Big Issue” which he did for free to help the homeless), K-Pop’s sharpest dancer (by the editor of Lined magazine)
    – His issue of the magazine “Big Issue” beat its record in sales since its creation and numerous homeless people thanked him and EXO-L’s who bought the magazine for their contribution.
    – When he was a child, his mother liked him with long hair, and because of this hairstyle a lot of people used to mistake him for a girl.
    – During the episod on “Ask me anything” he mentioned that he refused to eat with D.O. at first, as he felt uncomfortable because of his glaring (which happened to be due to D.O’s near-sightedness). However, they became very close in a matter of days and are now extremely close.
    – Kai is the face of a campaign with Levi’s “Live in Levi’s”
    – He loves dancing with all his heart and if he hadn’t become an idol, he would have become a ballerino.
    – Btw he auditioned at SM because his father promised to buy him a nintendo (he mentioned that on “Ask us anything”)
    – Kai has three dogs: Monggu (poodle), Jjanggu and Jjangah (toy poodles).
    – His sister owns a cafe ‘Kamong’ and Jongin draws designs for cups and stuff.
    – Every time he has a chance to speak he wishes everyone to be happy as he thinks this is the most important thing in the world. During his latest interview for L’Officiel Hommes he said the world “happiness” thirty-two times.
    – He had a solo stage at the Olympics closing ceremony (on the 25 february). Before that two-days concert in Japan (23-24 february) and filming of his ad for Levi’s (at night on the 24-25 february). And after this filming he had got plantar fascilitis (heel pain) and his body’s condition was such that he couldn’t walk properly, and he had to dance with clenched teeth. (He mentioned that at his latest interview for L’Officiel Hommes).
    – He appeared on Yummy Yummy (with Sehun), Hello Counselor (with Lay), Happy together (with Taemin), The Return of Superman (with baby Taeoh who is said to look like him)
    – He’s been chosen as the best dancer in K-pop by idols for three years in a row

  • Tzortzina

    Kai loves working, he is a workaholic (Star Road Ep. 6)

  • Tzortzina

    Nowdays his nieces, his nephews, his family and work make him happy (Star Road Ep 6)

  • Tzortzina

    Nowdays his nieces, his nephews, his family, his fans and work make him happy (Star Road Ep 6)

  • Tzortzina

    He likes quiet music (Star Road Ep 6)

  • Tzortzina

    To get rid of stress he usually works out (Star road ep6)

  • Tzortzina

    He dislikes raw oyster (Star Road ep6)

  • Tzortzina

    His favorite exo album is Exodus (Star Road ep6)

  • Tzortzina

    He likes the TV drama “Miracle That We Met” (star road ep6)

  • KProfiles

    Thanks a lot for all the info provided it’s very much appreciated! 🙂

  • KProfiles

    @disqus_gFjrKbNhZx:disqus
    Thanks a lot for all the info provided it’s very much appreciated! 🙂

  • amanda pajarillo 💗

    please add that kai was close with seulgi of red velvet during their trainee days, they’re really awkward now though.

  • Ila Ramzy

    Kai is also friends with Wanna One/HotShot’s Sungwoon, HotShot’s Timoteo, and VIXX’s Ravi

  • tyna

    it’s strange that Krystal also seems to ignore Seulgi
    at MAMA, when Krystal comes , she “bowed” for the other members except for Seulgi
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_ERSdDeHIk
    1:06
    who knows, not everyone can get along with everyone….

  • KProfiles

    @ilaramzy:disqus
    Thank you for the heads up! 🙂

  • Vera Oktora

    Lead Rapper (sub-rapper)

  • Jolie Olson

    Love you guys so much and your music

  • Jennie MinPark

    Jennie (BLACKPINK) And Kai are confirmed to be dating

    https://entertain.naver.com/now/read?oid=108&aid=0002751940

  • Yona Oxyjin

    Jennie’s namja chinggu

  • BunnyBear

    He is officially Jennie’s Boyfriend . SM already confirmed it

  • Heajim

    He is dating jennie of blackpink

  • 소정문

    Please add that him and Jennie are dating as of 2019

  • Ankpoper

    Lol that boy lies … In the most recent vlives
    for the comeback he literally tried to drink coffee after putting water in to make it taste better but ended up disliking that too

  • A.R.M.YnBlink

    Kai is dating Blackpink’s Jennie (Confirmed by Sm entertainment) 🙂

    And why am I not surprised. Lol!
    Fact which ain’t needed here but still saying though – Jennie has a puppy named Kai (Which is kinda awkward now) lmao
    #Jenkai 💜💜

  • disqus_mDMAZrFznD

    kai and bp’s jennie are dating as of january 2019

  • Stan Everyone

    Kai is now taken by Jennie someone should add xD

  • Michelle

    Hahaha this so damn true lmao

  • Quack

    Hi yeah that ideal type needs to changed to Jennie Krystal Taemin mixture thanks.

  • Ayano Aishi

    Kai’s Ideal Type:
    Kim Jennie.

  • hi

    He’s dating BlackPink Jennie

  • kai and jennie are dating

  • KProfiles

    Thanks a lot for the info and for providing the source, it’s much appreciated! 🙂

  • C T m e n d o z a h

    may we update-u this site?
    the nini couple has arrived the chat
    or what i like to call it Kennie

  • Livrey

    it’s Jenkai lol

  • jeo jeo

    SM confirmed his breakup with jennie

  • anon

    jenkai broke up lmao

  • Vera Oktora

    Kai and Jennie is broken up…

  • Sandrine Kabore

    I just watch kai baby dont cry fan cam.
    Thanks you Jongin for making me feel what I felt today with your beautiful dancing