Kim Bum is a South Korean actor, dancer, singer and model. He is best known for his role as So Yi-jung in Boys Over Flowers. In 2018, Kim appeared in Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead, the third installment in the comedy-mystery Detective K film series marking his return to Korean cinemas after four years.

Birth Name

Kim Sang-bum




Actor, Artist, Singer, Model


South Korean

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Kim Bum was born on the 7th of July 1989, in Seoul, South Korea.


He’s currently 33 years old.

Sun Sign



Asian (South Korean)




Kim studied at Kyungbock High School in Seoul, South Korea. Later, he attended Chung -ang University, majoring in Film and Theater.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Kim Bum has dated –

  • Moon Geun-Young (2013-2014) – In 2013, Bum was dating his Goddess of Fire co-star, Moon Geun-young. In 15 May 2014, media outlets reported that they had ended their 7-month-long relationship.

  • Oh Yeon-Seo (2018) – In 29 March 2018, Kim is in a relationship with actress Oh Yeon-seo. However, after a few months of dating they were reported to have parted ways.

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 5 feet 11 inches
  • In centimeters – 180 cm
  • In meters – 1.80 m


  • In Kilograms – 67 kg
  • In Pounds – 148 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 37–11–30
  • Chest – 37 in or 94 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 11 in or 28 cm
  • Waist – 30 in or 76 cm

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Kim is best known for his role as So Yi-jung in Boys Over Flowers. He won the Netizen Popularity Award for his performance in East of Eden at the 2nd Korean Drama Awards.

Film Debut

In 2008, Bum made his film debut with the romantic comedy film, Hellcats in which he played the role of Lee Ho-jae.

In 2013, Kim made his Chinese film debut in the film, Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon directed by Tsui Hark which became one of the highest grossing Chinese films of the year.

Television Debut

In 2006, Bum made his acting debut with the television series, Rude Women in which he played the role of Jeong Hyeon-jun.

Album Debut

In 20 June 2012, Kim released his first debut in studio album, Hometown that is popular in Asia.

Kim Bum Favorites

Kim Bum Net worth

Kim Bum has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kim Bum

  • Kim was announced as the winner of the New Star Award at the SBS Drama Awards ceremony for his role in Dream.
  • Kim made his acting debut in the sitcom High Kick!.
  • In 2010, he played the role as Ha Min-jae in the romantic comedy television series, The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry.
  • In 2011, Kim made his acting with the television series, Padam Padam which was aired on JTBC.
  • In 2013, he made his acting with the film, The Gifted Hands in which he played the role of Kim Joon.
  • In 2015, Kim portrayed role of Lin Jun in the romantic comedy film, Lovers & Movies directed by Niu Chaoyang.
  • In 2016, he appeared in his acting role in the drama series, Mrs. Cop 2 which was aired on SBS.
  • In 2018, Kim played the role as Cheon-moo in action comedy film, Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead directed by Kim Sok-yun.


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