Kim Soo-hyun

Kim Soo-hyun | Before & After The Military Service

Kim Soo-hyun is a 35-year-old South Korean actor who has been in the Korean Entertainment industry for 16 years. He couldn’t hold a fan meeting before leaving for the military. Fans were heartbroken by the announcement of his enlistment. 

Kim Soo-hyun served in the Military as required for 20 months from October 2017 to July 2019

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

Career Life & Updates After Military

A press conference was held to welcome the actor after the military.  “While I was in the military, I trained hard just like any other soldier, and I was even awarded the title of ‘Special Class Soldier’. I worked hard and did my very best‘” the actor said at the conference. 

Fans gave him a warm welcome with good wishes, smiles, and flower bouquets.

After he returned from the Military, he announced his appearance in the cameo roles in the movie “Hotel del Luna” and the Television series “Crash Landing on You.”  In 2020, the actor announced his first leading role after the military in the K-Drama “It’s okay not to be okay.”

Kim Soo-Hyun Military Enlistment

At 29 years old, Kim Soo-Hyun enlisted in the military nearly 10 years after his debut. 

Place of ServicePaju, Gyeonggi Province
Position heldSergeant

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 Soo-Hyun also had to serve as required despite having some breakthrough moments as an artist in the entertainment industry.   

Family & Relationships

FatherKim Chung-Hoon
SiblingsKim Ju-Na
Children N/A

Kim Soo-Hyun Biography

NameKim Soo-Hyun
NationalitySouth Korean
Date of BirthFebruary 16, 1988,
Birth PlaceSeoul, South Korea
Age (As of March 2023)35
EducationChung-Ang University
Height182 cm
Weight66 Kg
Marital StatusSingle

Social media

  • Instagram
  • Facebook 
  • Twitter – N/A
  • YouTube  – N/A


  1. How long did Kim Soo-hyun serve in the Military?

Kim Soo-hyun served in the military for nearly 20 months, from October 23, 2017, to July 1, 2019

  1. When did Kim Soo-hyun enlist in the Military? 

He enlisted in the military on October 23, 2017, and was 29 years old at the time. 

  1. When was Kim Soo-hyun discharged from the Military? 

He was discharged on July 1, 2019, from service in Paju, Gyeonggi Province

  1. How old is Kim Soo-hyun?

Kim Soo-hyun is 35 years old as of March 2023. 

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