Kim Mingyu is a South Korean rapper who was born on April 6, 1997. He is most known as a member of the boy group, Seventeen. Mingyu discovered that he was interested in making music in middle school, so he enrolled in a music class. By the time he was in grade eight, he had learned how to play different instruments and became the school’s bassist. In 2013, he joined the band Seventeen and has been with the group to date. We’ll help you celebrate Mingyu’s birthday right here.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Kim Mingyu


Mr. Wristband, Technician, Housewife Mingyu

Birth date:

April 6, 1997



Zodiac Sign:



6' 1"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$1.5 million

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Kim Mingyu is a South Korean singer and rapper, who is mostly known as a member of the boy group, Seventeen. He was born on April 6, 1997, in Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. His Zodiac sign is Aries. Details about his parents and siblings are unknown. According to Mingyu, his name has a meaning — Min means ‘precious gemstone’ and Gyu means ‘star.’ When Mingyu was in primary school, he discovered that he was interested in playing music, so he signed up for the school music club and taught himself how to play different instruments. He became the school’s bassist in the eighth grade. Apart from music, Mingyu was also part of the cross-stitch club and soccer team.

When Mingyu was in his second year of middle school, he was cast by Pledis and he wore sandals to the audition. In 2013, Mingyu and 12 of his friends started a band called Seventeen. The name was derived from the expression “13 members + 3 units + 1 group” representing the fact that 13 members from three different units came together to form one group. Mingyu and his band began appearing in regular live broadcasts of a series titled “Seventeen T.V.” on the online streaming platform, UStream. The band also appeared in the reality television show called “Seventeen Project: Big Debut Plan” on M.B.C. in 2015.

Seventeen finally debuted on May 26 with a live showcase televised by M.B.C. Three days later, they released their first extended play “17 Carat,” which became the only rookie album to appear on Billboard’s 10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2015 list.

Career timeline

The Band Debuts

Mingyu and 12 of his friends start a band titled Seventeen.

The Debut E.P.

The band releases “17 Carat,” their first E.P., which appears on Billboard’s ‘10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2015’ list.

The Reality T.V. Show

Mingyu and his band appear on the reality television show called “Seventeen Project: Big Debut Plan” on M.B.C.

The Prestigious Rating

Mingyu is ranked No. 32 on T.C. Candler's coveted ‘The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018’ list.

Why We Love Mingyu

  1. He is a good cook

    Mingyu has great cooking skills. He is the go-to chef of his team, often preparing ramyeon for the band members.

  2. He has a charming personality

    Mingyu is fun to be around. He gets along well with all people, old and young, and believes it's his duty to be in harmony with everyone.

  3. He prioritizes cleanliness

    Mingyu loves to stay clean. He is in charge of cleaning up trash and vacuuming the room after his group.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He had a different name in mind

    Mingyu was originally supposed to take the name Dokyeom but instead went with his real name.

  2. He loves calm music

    According to Mingyu, he prefers listening to calm and quiet songs when he is alone.

  3. He is a director

    Mingyu is the cameraman, music video director, and editor of Seventeen’s song ‘Snap Shoot.’

  4. He can repair broken things

    Mingyu has good handyman skills and enjoys repairing broken things.

  5. He is in charge of light bulbs

    Due to his height, Mingyu is in charge of changing light bulbs for his teammates.

Mingyu FAQs

Is Mingyu Korean?

Yes, he is.

Who did Mingyu M.C. with?

He was the M.C. for Inkigayo for one year and seven months.

Does Mingyu have a sister?

Yes, his sister is Kim Min-Seo.

Mingyu’s birthday dates

2025April 6Sunday
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