12 Most Followed Korean Actors on Instagram

12 Most Followed Korean Actors on Instagram

Instagram is another social media tool that allows actors to connect and build their connection with their fans. They can also connect with their peers in the industry and lead to more business opportunity.

It is always interesting to see the different aesthetic each actor portrays, the behind the scenes and just the normal day to day life the actors share on the platform. Here is a list of the most followed Korean actors , who are you yet to  follow?

Kim Taehyung (52.3M)

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Kim Taehyung popularly known as V is a member of the talented K-pop group BTS . He made his acting debut in Hwarang (2016) and he perfectly portrayed his character Han Sung. If you are an Army ,you know that he and Jimin love roleplaying in their BTS content and they are hilarious. 

Never a dull moment with the soulmates! He keeps fans updated on his day to day activities on Instagram and serves visuals for days. However, he likes to keep the fans on their toes by deleting his posts immediately after sharing them  but Army is always faster. It is just one of the many reasons we love him.

Lee Min-ho (31.2M)

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Lee Min-ho is conceivably the most popular South Korean actor today. He is also a model and a singer. He is also considered one of  the most handsome Asian celebrities, which has gathered him a massive local and international following.

He began acting in minor roles in high school and had his big break after starring as Goo Joon-Pyo, a rich bad boy in the drama series Boys over flowers (2009)

Cha Eun-woo (30.9M)

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At the young age of 25 years, Eun-woo has managed to forge a name for himself both as a K-drama actor and K-pop artist. His birth name is Lee Dong-min, and he decided to adopt his character name after the success of his breakthrough role in the 2015 web drama To Be Continued.

As his popularity grows in the K-pop industry with the boy band, ASTRO, so is his eminence in K-drama. We are currently waiting with bated breaths to see him in the upcoming drama The Villainess is a Marionette.

Lee Jong-suk (24.3M)

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Fans worldwide were ecstatic to see this iconic South Korean actor and model return after completing his military service in the drama Big Mouse (2022), and he did not disappoint. Lee Jong Suk has been a household name since his role in the 2012 series School 2013, which won him his first award for a best new actor. His talent and versatility have earned him both local and global recognition. 

Chan Yeol (23.9M)

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Chan Yeol is not a stranger to K-pop fans as he is a member of the famous boy band Exo. He made his acting debut in minor and leading roles in several films and series. He played the leading role in the film, So I Married an Anti-Fan (2016) and is set to appear in the yet-to-be-announced Missing 9. 

Oh Se- Hun (23.2M)

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Another famous name in K-pop and a member of the boy band EXO. He guest starred alongside Chan Yeol in the 2013 sitcom Royal Villa and played leading roles in the movies Catman (2021), SMTOWN The Stage (2015), and The Pirates: The last Royal Treasure (2022). Among the leading roles to his name in drama series include Dokgo Rewind (2018) and the upcoming series All That We Loved. 

Park Seo-jun (22.9M)

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Dubbed “the master of romantic comedy,” Seo-Jun’s playful, goofy, and cheerful characters hooked the fans, skyrocketing his fame in South Korea and all over Asia and amassing a vast international fan base. Since his debut in the 2012 Korean drama Dream High 2, he has appeared in romantic dramas and blockbusters. 

Ji Chang-Wook (22M)

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Chang-Wook has probably played almost all the characters you might think of, from the lovable struggling underdog in Backstreet Rookie (2020) to the grouchy, awkward prosecutor in Suspicious Partner (2017), the mercenary turned bodyguard in The K2 (2016), to the hotheaded emperor in Empress Ki (2013).

He has made impressive strides in his career since his series debut in the 2009 drama My Too Perfect Sons. His local and international fame has gathered him a massive social media following. 

Nam Joo-Hyuk (18.5M)

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The prominent role that comes to mind at the mention of Nam Joo-hyuk is arguably the hardworking and kind man struggling to make ends meet in Twenty Five Twenty One (2022). He is a well-known name in the South Korean entertainment industry and has an impressive global fan base. He started as a model but rose to prominence as an actor with his role in the 2015 series Who Are You: School 2015. He is handsome and stylish and has two adorable poodles to watch out for on his Instagram with their matching coats and backpacks. 

Lee Dong-wook (15M)

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Lee Dong-wook is a big name in the K-drama industry with numerous supporting and leading roles. He has been in the industry for over two decades, appearing as a host, a performer, an actor, and a model, among other career moves.

Now in his 40’s, Lee Dong-wook never seems to age, and his charisma is addictive both on-screen and off-screen. He is known for his leading roles in dramas such as My Girl (2005), Loving You (2002), Tale of Nine-Tailed (2020), Strangers from Hell (2019) and Bad and Crazy (2021), among many others. 

Hwang In-youp (15M)

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He has become a staple name in  K-drama since his debut in the 2018 series W.H.Y. Hwang entered the show business as a model after finishing his military assignment. He is highly dedicated to his acting career as he trains extensively to perform some of his stunts without substitutes and to play his roles convincingly.

He continues to amass  HIYLYs (his fandom name) for his roles in various series such as Why Her (2022), The Sound of magic (2022), True Beauty (2020) and 18 Again (2020), among others. His recent appearance in Young Actors’ Retreat has us convinced he is also blessed by the deities of variety shows. 

Song Kang (14.8M)

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Song Kang made his acting debut in  2017 when he played a supporting role in the romantic comedy  The Liar and His Lover.  He has since expanded his acting portfolio with his notable work being Love Alarm (2019-2021) , Navillera (2021) and Sweet Home (2020) .  Most of his shows have been produced and aired by Netflix earning him the nickname “ Son of Netflix.” 


So there we have it, the 12 most followed Korean actors on Instagram. Are you following any? Who are your favourites? Let us know in the comments below!

2 thoughts on “12 Most Followed Korean Actors on Instagram”

  1. I love Song Kang, I’m hoping for another romantic series or movie from him. He keeps me interested to watch him perform. He’s really addictive and beautiful sexy to watch.

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