Song Hye Kyo: Complete Guide To Her Dramas, Movies & Awards

Song Hye Kyo is a popular & beautiful South Korean actress who has acted in a lot of good dramas.

Song Hye Kyo is one of the most beautiful and talented South Korean actresses who has appeared in many dramas and movies. She was also married to the famous Korean actor Song Joong Ki.

When she was young, her parents got a divorce, and her mother took care of her. She started out as a model when she was 14 and won a contest for school uniform models.

She didn’t want to be a movie star, she wanted to be an athlete. She was training to be a figure skater. Song Hye Kyo went to Sejong University and studied Film Arts as her major. She has been called Korea’s most beautiful woman.

Hangul Name송혜교
Date Of BirthNovember 22, 1981
BirthplaceDaegu, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
AgencyUnited Artists Agency
RecentThe Glory

On October 31, 2017, Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki got married in a private ceremony. On June 27, 2019, Song Joong Ki said that he had asked Song Hye Kyo for a divorce the day before. In July 2019, the divorce was finalised.

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Korean Dramas

At the start of the 2000s, Song Hye Kyo was one of the most famous Korean actresses in all of Asia. Her drama “Full House” was a hit all over Asia, making her one of the best-known Korean actresses in the region.

She has played a major role in bringing Korean dramas to the rest of the world and is largely responsible for the “Hallyu wave” that is happening all over the world. Here are all her major dramas.

1. The Glory

A revenge story that begins with a high school student who had to drop out of school after suffering from brutal school violence. Years later, she starts her revenge on the perpetrators and bystanders of her bullying days.

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Cast –

  • Song Hye Kyo as Moon Dong Eun
  • Lee Do Hyun as Joo Yeo Jung
  • Im Ji Yeon as Park Yeon Jin
  • Park Sung Hoon as Jeon Jae Joon

No. Of Episodes – 8

Watch On – Netflix

2. Now, We Are Breaking Up

The drama is story of emotional love and breakups in the romantic world. It shows the present scenario in the context of fashion industry. Young Eun is the leader of design department of a fashion company. Jae Gook is a rich freelancer photographer.

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Cast –

  • Song Hye Kyo as Ha Young Eun
  • Jang Ki Yong as Yoon Jae Guk
  • Choi Hee Seo as Hwang Chi Sook
  • Kim Joo Heon as Seok Do Hoon

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

3. Encounter

An ordinary man Kim Jin Hyuk and the daughter of a rich and powerful politician Cha Soo Hyun, grow fond of each other. They must decide between having all the worldly pleasures and authority or giving it all up to be together.

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Cast –

  • Song Hye Kyo as Cha Soo Hyun
  • Park Bo Gum as Kim Jin Hyuk
  • Jang Seung Jo as Jung Woo Seok
  • Ko Chang Seok as Nam Myung Shik

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

4. Descendants of the Sun

Mo Yeon is a pretty woman who works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Her life is forever changed when she encounters Shi Jin, the captain of the Alpha Team who cares more about protecting anybody in need of help as well as his country.

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Cast –

  • Song Joong Ki as Yoo Shi Jin
  • Song Hye Kyo as Kang Mo Yeon
  • Jin Goo as Seo Dae Yeong
  • Kim Ji Won as Yoon Myung Ju

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

5. That Winter, The Wind Blows

Oh Soo is an orphan who is left heartbroken after his first love dies. He leads a goal-less life as a high-stakes gambler. Oh Young is a lonely heiress who is visually impaired and lives alone without family. The two learn the true meaning of love after meeting each other.

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Cast –

  • Jo In Sung as Oh Soo
  • Song Hye Kyo as Oh Young
  • Kim Bum as Park Jin Sung
  • Jung Eun Ji as Moon Hee Sun

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

6. Worlds Within

Ju Jun Young, a producer working her way in the male-dominated world of drama creators. Her mentor Jung Ji Oh makes her life miserable at first, but later discovers his affection toward the hard-working and passionate newcomer.

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Cast –

  • Hyun Bin as Jung Ji Oh
  • Song Hye Kyo as Ju Jun Young
  • Uhm Ki Joon as Song Gyu Ho
  • Bae Jong Ok as Yoon Young

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Free Streaming Sites

7. Full House

Han Ji Eun’s best friends send her on a trip to Japan while they sell her house behind her back. On her trip, she meets Lee Young Jae, a popular actor and on her return, she realizes that her house has been bought by him. The two decide to live together in the house.

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Cast –

  • Rain as Lee Young Jae
  • Song Hye Kyo as Han Ji Eun
  • Kim Sung Soo as Yu Min Hyuk
  • Han Da Gam as Kang Hye Won

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, YouTube

8. Rays Of Sunshine

Yun Woo’s father dies. Min Ho, an old friend of hers, decides to be a cop to catch the murderer who killed her father. Eun Sup comes back to Korea to stop his lover from getting married but gets an rejected. They all start living in the same house.

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Cast –

  • Song Hye Kyo as Ji Yun Woo
  • Ryu Seung Beom as Kim Min Ho
  • Jo Hyun Jae as Jung Eun Sup
  • Kim Mi Kyung as Han Jung Do

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Free Streaming Sites

9. All In

Hangul: 올인

Year: 2003

Kim In Ha gets to know Choi Jung Won, son of a very rich family. He tries to tempt him into doing mischievous deeds. Both of them fall in love with Min Soo Yeon and as they try to take revenge for her father, their life spirals in very different directions.

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3 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Song Hye Kyo as Min Soo Yeon
  • Lee Byung Hun as Kim In Ha
  • Park Sol Mi as Seo Jin Hee
  • Ji Sung as Choi Jung Won

No. Of Episodes: 24 (60 min. each)

Streaming Options (region-specific):

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Short Review: The story is interesting and well-written. It’s a great show with great acting, a great story, and a good balance between the characters’ personal lives and their gambling lives. Fans of romance and gambling dramas should watch it.

10. Guardian Angel

Jung Da So raises the child of a deceased friend as her own. Ha Tae Woong, raised by his uncle after his mother died, never met his father. Da So meets Tae Woong, Sae Hyun, and Ji Soo by chance and observes the good and bad in people.

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Cast –

  • Song Hye Kyo as Jung Da So
  • Kim Min Jong as Ha Tae Woong
  • Yoon Da Hoon as Kang Sae Hyun
  • Kim Min as Ho Ji Soo

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Free Streaming Sites

11. Hotelier

This drama is about a businessman who wants to take over a hotel and destroy the business into pieces. He gets to know the staff and falls in love with one of them without telling them what is his purpose for living so long in this hotel.

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Cast –

  • Song Yoon Ah as Seo Jin Young
  • Kim Seung Woo as GM Han Tae Jun
  • Bae Yong Joon as Shin Dong Hyuk
  • Song Hye Kyo as Kim Yun Hee

No. Of Episodes – 21

Watch On – Free Streaming Sites

12. Autumn In My Heart

Joon Suh & Eun Suh are siblings. They learn that she was switched with another girl at birth. The Yoon family leaves and Eun Suh is left living in sordid condition with her real family in Korea. Years after, Joon Suh returns to Korea and by chance, they are reunited.

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Cast –

  • Song Hye Kyo as Yoon Eun Suh
  • Song Seung Heon as Yoon Joon Suh
  • Moon Geun Young as Yoon Eun Suh [Young]
  • Choi Woo Hyeok as Yoon Joon Suh [Young]

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Free Streaming Sites

Song Hye Kyo’s Movies

Besides Kdramas, Song Hye Kyo has also starred in movies. Not only Korean but she has been casted in Hong Kong and Chinese movies too. Below is the list of her movies.

  • The Crossing 2
  • The Queens
  • The Crossing
  • My Palpitating Life
  • The Grandmaster
  • A Reason To Live
  • The Legendary Courtesan Hwang Jin Yi
  • Fetish
  • Camellia
  • My Girl and I

Awards & Achievements

Song Hye Kyo has received a lot of awards for her old dramas and has great achievements which are listed below.

Descendants Of The Sun

  • Grand Prize, Asia Best Couple Award, Best Couple Award – 2016 KBS Drama Awards
  • Best Couple Award – 2016 APAN Star Awards
  • Most Popular Actress – 2016 BaekSang Arts Awards

That Winter, The Wind Blows

  • Best Actress – 2013 SBS Drama Awards
  • Grand Prize (Daesang) – 2013 APAN Star Awards

All In

  • Top Excellence Award, Top 10 Stars – 2003 SBS Drama Awards

Autumn in My Heart

  • Most Popular Actress (TV) – 2001 Baeksang Arts Awards
  • Popularity Award – 2004 KBS Drama Awards

Full House

  • Top Excellence Award, Popularity Award, Best Couple – 2004 KBS Drama Awards

In 2010, Song Hye Kyo was ranked #18 on The Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces. In 2017, she was ranked 7th on Forbes magazine’s list of Korea’s Power Celebrities. In 2018, she was ranked 6th.

The success of her TV dramas internationally made her a top Hallyu star. Song Hye Kyo along with Kim Tae Hee and Jun Ji Hyun, are collectively known by the word “Tae-Hye-Ji” who have spread the popularity of Korean dramas all over Asia.

Wrapping Up

This was the complete guide to Song Hye Kyo that includes everything you need to know including her dramas, movies, awards, and achivements. She has achieved a lot of success throughout her career.

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