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Sehun: Wiki, Career, Awards, 7 Fun Facts & More

Biography of Oh Se-hun

Oh Se-hun is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, model and dancer. He is commonly addressed as Sehun. He is a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy group ‘EXO’ formed by SM Entertainment in 2011.

They made their first debut in 2012 and the group consists of 9 members including Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O, Kai and Sehun. He is also a member of the spinoffs from ‘EXO’, like EXO-K and sub-unit EXO-SC. Aside from his participation in group activities, he also featured and starred in various dramas and films like ‘Secret Queen Makers’ (2018), ‘Now, We Are Breaking Up’ (2021) and ‘Dokgo Rewind’ (2018).

Early Life and Education

Sehun was born on 12 April 1994 in Jungnang-gu, Seoul, South Korea. He graduated from the School of Performing Arts, Seoul in 2013. He has one older brother.

Career

Music Career

At the age of 12, Sehun was scouted by the agent of SM Entertainment and was eventually cast into the agency in 2008 after four auditions. He was officially introduced as the fifth ‘EXO’ member on 10 January 2012. The group made their debut through the studio’s extended play ‘Mama’ on 9 April 2012. The EP won the Music Video of the Year at the 2012 SBS PopAsia Awards. Sehun received the ‘Weibo Star Award’ at the 5th ‘Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards’ in February 2016.

Sehun and Chanyeol debuted the group’s second sub-unit EXO-SC on June 28, 2019. They released their first EP ‘What a Life’, by SM Entertainment on 22 July 2019. The EP has six tracks with three singles. The EP won the Disc Bonsang at the 2020 Golden Disc Awards. He became the new brand spokesperson of Dr Jart+, China on 24 May 2019. With Sehun’s influence and popularity, Dr Jart+ had the highest sales during China’s mid-year shopping festival.

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Sehun has released more songs with the boy band Exo than his solo releases. On 5 August 2013, Exo released their breakthrough single ‘Growl’ under SM Entertainment with over two million downloads in South Korea. Exo released their second single ‘Monster’ from their third studio album Ex’Act by SM Entertainment. The song was nominated for ‘Song of the Year’ at the 18th Mnet Asian Music Awards. Exo released the repackaged edition of their second studio album Love Me Right on 3 June 2015.

‘Love Me Right’ topped the Gaon Digital Chart and ranked number 3 on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart. On 13 December 2018, Exo released their repackaged edition of the ‘Love Shot’, the group’s fifth studio album. The song ranked 18 in the best K-pop dance of 2018 by SBS PopAsia.

Acting Career

He starred in the Korean romantic fantasy film ‘Catman’ along with Janice Wu and Song Weilong. The film was directed by Park Hee-gon and was released on 14 March 2021. He played the character titled Liang Qu, who is half human and half cat due to his magic spells. After the Korean Wave Restriction in China, ‘Catman’ was the first work to be released that had a South Korean star in the cast.  Sehun starred in the main role in the South Korean-Chinese web drama ‘Dear Archimedes’.

The drama revolves around the story of the logician who lives in an isolated castle and tries to solve a cryptic code. He appeared in the South Korean romantic drama series ‘Now, We Are Breaking Up’, produced by Samhwa Networks and United Artists Agency. He played the character Hwang Chi-hyung as the new designer of the design team.

Sehun became the fixed cast member in the South Korean streaming television program on the Netflix variety show ‘Busted!’. The show consisted of prominent artists like Yoo Jae-suk, Ahn Jae-wook, Kim Jong-min, Lee Kwang-soo, Park Min-young, Kim Se-jeong and Seung-gi. The show premiered on 4 May 2018 and concluded on 22 January 2021. This is the first original program on Netflix with all Korean cast members.

Sehun starred in the 2018 action web series ‘Dokgo Rewind’ based on the webtoon of the same name. He acted along with Jo Byeong-kyu, Ahn Bo-hyun, Mina and the drama was a production of the Samhwa Networks. The series deals with serious high school troubles and how three boys from different social levels fight against it as a unified whole.

In 2018, Sehun was featured in the South Korean promotional web series ‘Secret Queen Makers’ which was produced by Lotte Duty-Free Shop. He along with fellow EXO member Chanyeol collaborated and released a single ‘We Young’ for SM Station X 0.

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Sehun made his movie debut through the adventure action film ‘The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure’ which was released on 26 January 2022. The film was made available on Netflix on 2 March 2022. The film revolves around the plotline of a hidden royal treasure being explored by a group of pirates.

The film became the first Korean film to register 1 million viewers in 2022 within a week of its release. One of Sehun’s lead roles is in the upcoming drama ‘All That We Loved’ along with Cho Jun-young and Jang Yeo-bin. The drama demystifies the love triangle between the two best friends Go Yoo, Go Jun-hee and the transfer student Han So-yeon.

Achievements

Sehun, a member of the EXO and a solo artist, is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, model and dancer. He has established himself in all arrays of the music industry, rising to popularity and fame both domestically and internationally. Here are some of his notable achievements:
  • Sehun won the Weibo Kpop Star Award in 2015 at the 5th Goan Chart Music Awards.
  • He won the Artist of Fans Choice in 2016 at the 6th Gaon Chart Music Awards.
  • In 2017, he won the Most Popular Artist Tonight at the 5th V Chart Awards and Global Icon at Fashionista Awards.
  • In 2018, Sehun won the Starpay Popularity Award at the 3rd Asia Artist Awards and Overseas Male Artist at Weibo Starlight Awards.
  • Sehun won the Best Idol Actor in the 2019, 14th Soompi Awards.
  • In 2019, he won the AAAX Dongnam Media &FPT Polytechnic Award at the 4th Asia Artist Awards.

Endorsements

Sehun was announced as the Best Dressed Man at Louis Vuitton’s fashion shows in Paris for the consecutive years 2017 and 2018. He attended the Moncler Gamme Bleu’s Hong Kong flagship opening party and in 2017, Vogue Korea released a pictorial with Sehun wearing products from the same.

For the 22nd Anniversary of Vogue Korea, Sehun was featured as their cover and was the second South Korean male idol after G-Dragon. Along with William Chan, the Chinese singer and actor, he became the brand ambassador for the Italian luxury fashion house Zegna’s clothing line XXX.

He modelled for Berluti’s 2020 Spring/Summer Menswear Collection in January 2020. The pictorial and fashion films of his modelling were released through W Korea’s March issue. He was one of the three protagonists in Cartier’s digital project, Pasha De Cartier. He was announced as the new face of Dior Men in 2020 and was the first Man of Dior Global Ambassador in 2021.

Military Life

Sehun is the youngest member to join the South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO. From the information gathered from multiple sources, he has not been called for his military enlistment. There is no official announcement about his enlistment and discharge date.

Personal Life

Sehun was born on 12 April 1994 in Jungnang, Seoul, South Korea. Much of Sehun’s personal life is not available to the public and he likes to keep his personal life private.

There were multiple controversies regarding Sehun’s alleged girlfriend being pregnant. The rumours were published through anonymous online posts. His agency, S.M Entertainment denied the false rumours. The online posts were made to be deleted and the agency announced, strict legal actions would be taken on the spread of the false allegations.

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Net Worth and Lifestyle

Sehun has a net worth of approximately $11 million US dollars.

Sehun, along with the other members of the group EXO, debuted in 2012 and is still active and successful in achieving great heights and breaking records in the music industry. He is ranked as the seventh member of the group with the highest amount of net worth. His income is not just focused on music alone, he also has solo endorsement deals and paid partnerships.

He leads a luxurious lifestyle with a great mansion and expensive cars. As per the popular updates, he purchased his fiery new sportscar Ferrari F8. He recently owns the ownership of a building in the heart of Seoul, Sangdo-dong in Seoul.

Awards

  • 4th Asia Artist Awards (2019)
    AAAX Dongnam Media &FPT Polytechnic Award
  • 14th Soompi Awards (2019)
    Best Idol Actor
  • Weibo Starlight Awards (2018)
    overseas Male Artist
  • 3rd Asia Artist Awards (2018)
    Starpay Popularity Award (Actor)
  • Fashionista Awards(2017)
    Global Icon
  • 5th V Chart Awards (2017)
    Most Popular Artist Tonight
  • 6th Gaon Chart Music Awards (2016)
    Artist of Fans’ Choice (Individual)
  • 5th Gaon Chart Music Awards (2015)
    Weibo Kpop Star Award

Interesting Facts about Sehun

  1. Sehun was scouted on the streets when he was only 12 years old.
  2. He is well known for his milky smooth skin.
  3. Oh Se-hun’s favourite foods are meat and sushi.
  4. Oh Se-hun loves bubble tea.
  5. He is really close to Suho. They have known each other for 9 years.
  6. Sehun’s role model is BoA.
  7. He is ranked 15th on TC Candler’s “The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018”.

FAQs

  1. What are Sehun’s favourite colours?
    His favourite colours are white and black.
  2. When does Sehun celebrate his birthday?
    Sehun celebrates his birthday on 12 April.
  3. How old is Oh Se-hun?
    Sehun is 29 years old as of 2023.
  4. Is Sehun married?
    Oh Se-hun is single and is not dating anyone.
  5. What is Sehun’s Instagram ID?
    Oohsehun‘ is his Instagram ID with 23.3 million followers.

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