With his pretty looks and amazing acting, Song Joong-ki has found a permanent place in many hearts. Song’s career spans over 15 years, with roles in fan favourite productions such as Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010), Running Man (2010-11), Descendants of the Sun (2016) and Vincenzo (2021). Descendants of the Sun was particularly important, not only because the show was such a global hit and it further cemented his popularity, but also because it was where he met his now-divorced wife Song Hye-kyo.
Outside of acting, which he has won many awards for, Song Joong-ki is also big on philanthropy. He has been an advocate for children suffering from cancer and has also helped raise awareness and funds for the Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation. He had also donated money to aid post-earthquake efforts in Sichuan and Nepal. More recently, Song quietly donated money to help curb the spread of Covid-19.
Song Joong-ki’s achievements aside, we’re celebrating his 38th birthday (on September 19) with 12 interesting facts you might not know about him.