EXO Member Profile: Kai


Kai in “Call Me Baby” (2015)

Real Name: Kim Jongin (김종인)
Birthday: January 14, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn (Western), Dog (Eastern)
From: South Jeolla, South Korea

Position(s): Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper (not so much recently), Face of the Group (not sure about this but a lot of people say this online)
Sub-unit(s): EXO-K
Superpower: Teleportation

Kai Power

Other Activities Outside of EXO: 


2012: Younique (Super Junior’s Eunhyuk, Super Junior M’s Henry, SNSD’s Hyoyeon, Shinee’s Taemin, former member Luhan)

2012: SM the Performance (TVXQ’s Yunho, Super Junior’s Eunhyuk and Donghae, Shinee’s Minho and Taemin, fellow member Lay)


2016: Web drama Choco Bank, about millennials who learn about handling finances and creating start up businesses (it was produced for the Financial Services Commission).  Couldn’t find a trailer, so here’s a behind the scenes look.

Had a main role in 7 First Kisses, about a young woman who is granted the chance to choose the perfect boyfriend from seven handsome and eligible men.  He plays her younger male friend and appears in Episodes 5.

2017: Has the lead role in KBS’s upcoming drama Andante, a coming of age story about a high school student who has to move to the country.



Hello Counselor (KBS) – A talk show where celebrity guests give people advice based on various situations. Appeared with fellow member Lay.

We Got Married (MBC) – A reality show where various celebrities are paired up as couples and pretend to be married.  Visited “couple” Taemin (Shinee) and Naeun (Apink) with fellow member Suho and Eunji (Apink).


Running Man (SBS), Episode 209 – A variety show with a fixed cast and guests who complete missions during themed episodes.  The theme of this episode was MCs versus older idols versus newer idols.  He appeared in the “newer idol” team with Sistar’s Soyou, Shinee’s Taemin, and fellow member Sehun.


After School Club (Arirang) – A talk show in Korean and English where idols talk about their latest releases, play games, and do fan service and hangouts with international fans.

Appeared on Entertainment Weekly with Baekhyun and Sehun to promote “Lightsaber”


Yummy Yummy – This is actually a Chinese food show, but I included it here because it’s hilarious.

EXOMENTARY (V-Live) – EXO’s reality series promoting “Monster.” He appeared in Episode 3 (It’s V-Live+, so you have to pay)


Happy Together 3 (KBS) / A popular variety talk show where guests tell stories and play games with a fixed panel.  Appeared on a Star Golden Bell special with other idols like Shinee’s Taemin, After School’s Lizzy, and Gfriend’s Yerin. (Special starts 30 min in).

Sources: Wikipedia, SM Entertainment, Youtube, V-Live, KSHOWONLINE, Arirang, KBS, MBC, SBS