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Kim Bum | Before & After The Military Service

Kim Bum | Before & After The Military Service

Kim Bum is a 33-year-old South Korean actor who has been in the Korean Entertainment industry for 17 years.  He couldn’t hold a fan meeting before leaving for the military. Fans were heartbroken by the announcement of his enlistment.

Kim Bum served in the Military as required for 23 months from April 2018 to March 2020

Let’s have a look at his updates after returning from the Military. 

Career Life & Updates After Military

A press conference was not held to welcome the actor after the military.  

After he returned from the Military, he announced his appearance in the K-drama “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” alongside Lee Dong-Wook and Jo Bo-ah. Afterwards, he took part in the main cast of other K-dramas like “Law School” and “Ghost Doctor.”

Kim Bum Military Enlistment

At 28 years old, Kim Bum enlisted in the military nearly 12 years after his debut. 

Place of ServicePublic service
Position heldPublic service worker

Why should all men in South Korea serve in the Military?

Conscription, under the Constitution of South Korea, states that it is mandatory for all male citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 years to serve in the Military. The duration of the service differs according to the military branch they serve. Usually, Active soldiers serve for a period of 18 months, Navy soldiers for 20 months, and Air force soldiers for 21 months

Male citizens between the above age range go through an ‘Impairment and Disability evaluation’ before enlisting in the “first citizen service” mandate. 

The actor Kim Bum also had to serve as required despite having some breakthrough moments as an artist in the entertainment industry.   

Family & Relationships

Kim Bum dated Moon Geun-young, who co-starred with him in ‘Goddess of Fire’ for about seven months, but the two later separated. He was also rumoured to have dated Kim So-Eun from the cast of ‘Boys Over Flowers and South Korean singer Eun-ji Jung.

FatherMin Ho-Bum
SiblingsThree Siblings
Children N/A

Kim Bum Biography

NameKim Sang-bum
NationalitySouth Korean
Date of BirthJuly 7, 1989 
Birth PlaceMapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Age (As of 2023)34
EducationChung-Ang University
Height1.81 m
Weight66 Kg
Marital StatusN/A

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How long did Kim Bum serve in the Military?

Kim Bum served in the military for nearly 23 months, from April 2018 to March 2020.

When did Kim Bum enlist in the Military? 

He enlisted in the military in April 2018 and was 28 years old at the time. 

When was Kim Bum discharged from the Military? 

He was discharged on March 2020 from service. 

How old is Kim Bum?

Kim Bum is 34 years old as of 2023. 

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