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Chinese Name: Han Geng

Korean Name: Han Kyung

Date of Birth: February 09, 1984

Hometown: Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang, People’s Republic of China

Han Geng, born on February 09, 1984, better known in Korea as Han Kyung, is a dancer, entertainer, occasional actor, singer, and a member of the Korean boyband Super Junior. He is the only Chinese member of Super Junior and is the first foreign artist to break into the Korean music industry. He is one of the two members in the group who frequently performs Chinese martial arts in Super Junior’s dance routines, the other being Lee Sung Min. He is also known for his dancing skills, particularly skillful in Chinese traditional dances from the fifty-six minority Chinese ethnic groups. He is one of the four lead dancers of Super Junior and an important figure to further continue the Korean wave in China. Han Geng was also the chosen torch bearer for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, being the first boy band member to be chosen in history.

Han Geng, an ethnic Nanai from Northeast China, was born in Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang, China. At the age of thirteen, he joined Central University for Nationalities to perfect his craft in the dance industry.

When he was preparing for his graduation from the Central University for Nationalities at the age of seventeen, he was discovered in December 2001 at the H.O.T. China Audition Casting that was held in Beijing, China, where the competition rate was 3000 to 1. He signed a contract with SM Entertainment the year after, but it was not until early 2003 when he arrived to South Korea to receive private lessons in singing, dancing, and acting. A year later, he was put in lessons with the rest of the trainees in SM Entertainment.

On February 06, 2005, SM Entertainment officially announced Han Geng as one of the twelve members of Super Junior 05, the first generation of the large all-male supposed rotational group, Super Junior. Han Geng was the first Chinese and the first foreigner to debut in South Korea, thus creating close media attention. Three months later after the announcement, Han Geng made his first media appearance as a runway model, in a Fashion Show F/W general idea by Bum Suk.

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