Song Joong Ki: Complete Guide To His Career, Dramas & Awards

Song Joong Ki is one of the most handsome Korean actor who is known for his fabulous acting. Here are all the details you need to know.

Song Joong Ki is a well-known actor from South Korea who is recognised for his charming appearance. His success in TV series and films internationally has established him as a top Hallyu star in the Korean entertainment industry.

He succeeded academically and was admitted to Sungkyunkwan University. After that, he joined the entertainment industry and completed his degree in Business Administration.

Song Joong Ki garnered attention after taking part in Quiz Korea, where he secured the second position and later became a cover model for College magazine. He first appeared as an actor in the 2008 historical movie A Frozen Flower.

Hangul Name송중기
Date Of BirthSept 19, 1985
NationalitySouth Korean
AgencyHighZium Studio
Recent DramaReborn Rich

Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo got married in a private wedding ceremony in October 2017. Nonetheless, their marriage ended in June 2019 after they declared their divorce due to unresolved differences.

Song Joong Ki announced on January 30, 2023, via his fancafe that he had tied the knot with his girlfriend, Katy Louise Saunders, who is of British-Colombian descent. Katy is a former actress and was already expecting their first child.

song joong ki complete guide

Korean Dramas & Movies

After his debut, Song Joong Ki has appeared in numerous dramas and movies. His drama “Descendants Of The Sun” was one of the top drama watched by people around the world. Here is the list of his dramas.

1. Reborn Rich

Yoon Hyun Woo dies after being framed for embezzlement by the Sunyang Group family to whom he had remained loyal. He is reborn as the family’s youngest son Jin Do Joon and works to take over the company as revenge.

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Cast –

  • Song Joong Ki as Jin Do Joon / Yoon Hyun Woo
  • Lee Sung Min as Jin Yang Chul
  • Shin Hyun Bin as Seo Min Young
  • Yoon Je Moon as Jin Young Ki

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

2. Vincenzo

Vincenzo, a mafia consigliere flees to South Korea to recover 1.5 tons of gold within the basement of Geumga Plaza. However, a company has illegally taken ownership of the building, and Vincenzo must use his skills to reclaim the building and recover his fortunes.

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Cast –

  • Song Joong Ki as Vincenzo Cassano
  • Jeon Yeo Been as Hong Cha Young
  • Ok Taec Yeon as Jang Jun Woo
  • Kim Yeo Jin as Choi Myung Hee

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

3. Arthdal Chronicles

Set in the fictional land of Arthdal during ancient times. Eun Sum was born with a fate to bring disaster to Arthdal. Ta Gon is the most powerful person in Arthdal & dreams of becoming the first king of Arthdal. Tan Ya lives under the highest honor and her ambition is to be a politician.

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Cast –

  • Song Joong Ki as Eun Sum
  • Kim Ji Won as Tan Ya
  • Jang Dong Gun as Ta Gon
  • Kim Ok Bin as Tae Al Ha

No. Of Episodes – 18

Watch On – Netflix

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, Kocowa

5. The Innocent Man

The story of a man names Ma Roo who has been betrayed by the love of his life, Jae Hee. He sets off to take revenge. And in order to execute his revenge, he approaches Eun Gi, the resilient and cold daughter of the man Jae Hee married.

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Cast –

  • Moon Chae Won as Seo Eun Ki
  • Song Joong Ki as Kang Ma Roo
  • Park Shi Yeon as Han Jae Hee
  • Yang Ik Jun as Han Jae Shik

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Viki

6. Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Yoon Hee who takes her brother’s identity gets accepted into the Sungkyunkwan university and there meet three men. But she must keep up the appearance of being a man, which gets increasingly difficult as time passes and feelings start to develop between the friends.

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Cast –

  • Park Min Young as Kim Yoon Hee
  • Park Yoo Chun as Lee Sun Joon
  • Song Joong Ki as Goo Yong Ha
  • Yoo Ah In as Moon Jae Shin

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Viki

Besides dramas, Song Joong Ki has also acted in Korean movies mentioned below.

7. Space Sweepers

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After snatching a crashed space shuttle in the latest debris chase, Spaceship Victory’s crew members find a 7-year-old girl inside. They realize that she’s the humanlike robot wanted by UTS Space Guards and get involved in a risky business deal.

8. The Battleship Island

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Set during Imperial Japan’s occupation of Korea during World War 2, a group of over 400 Koreans endure harsh forced labor on Hashima Island and risk their lives to attempt a daring escape. They are forced onto Battleship Island to mine for coal.

9. A Werewolf Boy

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Soon Yi is a girl with a chronic lung disease, who moves to the countryside. There, she meets Chul Soo, a mysterious wild boy who lives in a barn. She teaches him how to act like a human being & eventually starts falling in love with him.

10. Penny Pinchers

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Ji Woong lives on his mother’s money. Meanwhile, his neighbor will do anything to make a few dollars. But when their apartment complex suddenly becomes a candidate for redevelopment, they face the possibility of losing their homes.

11. Hearty Paws 2

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When Dong Wook’s loveable Labrador, Maeumee, sees her youngest puppy gets taken away by two jewel thieves in a video shop, she decides to go after the culprits herself to save her cute puppy. Will he get to see them again?

Awards & Achievements

Song Joong Ki has been awarded many times and has achieved a lot of popularity.

Space Sweepers

  • Popular Star Award – 2021 Blue Dragon Film Awards


  • Grand Prize – 2022 APAN Star Awards
  • Outstanding Korean Actor – 2021 Seoul International Drama Awards

Descendants Of The Sun

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

The Innocent Man

  • Best Actor, Netizen Award, Best Couple Award – 2012 KBS Drama Awards

Sungkyunkwan Scandal

  • Popularity Award, Best Couple – 2010 KBS Drama Awards

In 2012 and 2017, Song Joong Ki was named Television Actor of the Year by Gallup Korea. In 2013, he was listed as the seventh most powerful celebrity in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list. Later in 2017, he climbed up to the second position and in 2018, he was ranked seventh again.

He was selected as the honorary ambassador and promotional model for Korean tourism by South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism in 2016. He has donated millions to various causes.

Wrapping Up

So, these were some of the recommended dramas and movies in which Song Joong Ki has acted. All of his movies and Korean dramas are worth watching. Now, get ready to binge-watch.

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Hi! I'm Lily Park from USA. I started watching dramas as a hobby & now I'm addicted to them. Just can't stop watching them. My favorite drama is Business Proposal.

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