Sandara Park also known by her stage name Dara (Korean: 다라), is a South Korean  singer, actress and television presenter. She rose to fame in the Philippines as a contestant on the talent show Star Circle Quest in 2004, after which she had a successful acting and singing career before returning to South Korea in 2007. She made her South Korean debut in 2009 as a member of the K-pop group 2NE1, which went on to become one of the best-selling girl groups of all time before their disbandment in 2016.

Birth Name

Sandara Park

Nickname

Dara, Sandy, Krung-Krung, Darong, Santokki

Profession

Singer, Dancer, Actress, Model

Genre

K-pop, R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop, Electropop, Dance-pop

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar

Labels

Syco, Columbia Records

Nationality

South Korean

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Sandara Park was born on November 12, 1984 in Busan, South Korea.

Age

She’s currently 34 years old.

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Ethnicity

Asian

Religion

She is believed to be Atheist as she does not celebrate Christmas or follow any other religion.

Education

Her educational background is not known.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Park Sang-Hyun (Younger Brother) (Singer, MBLAQ)

Manager

YG Entertainment

Boyfriend / Spouse

Dara has dated –

  • Joseph Bitangcol (2004-2007) – She dated Filipino actor, Joseph Bitangcol from 2004 to 2007. He is seven and a half months older than her. Though, Dara like to date younger guys.

  • G-Dragon (2017) – In 2017, Sandara was rumored to be dating with another YG Entertainment singer, G-Dragon. They were seen getting cozy at the Big Bang concert which sparked dating rumors.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 3¾ inches
  • In centimeters – 162 cm
  • In meters – 1.62 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 44 kg
  • In Pounds – 97 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 32-24-35
  • Bust – 32 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Black

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Straight

Professional Statistics

Singing Debut

The girl group released their first album titled To Anyone on September 9, 2010, by YG Entertainment. This pop album is just more than 41 minutes long.

Film Debut

Dara had a cameo role in the 2004 action-adventure-comedy film Volta, starring Ai-Ai de las Alas as Volta.

Television Debut

In 2004, she appeared on ABS-CBN’s self-titled show My Name is Sandara Park.

Famous For

Serving as one of the vocalists of the South Korean girl group 2NE1 and also as their director of communications. The band is noted for its mixed and diversified music style. They sing and release songs of hip-hop, reggae, pop and other styles.

Brand Endorsements

The girl group 2NE1 has endorsed brands like Shinsegae (first departmental store in Korea), Chrome Hearts (Clothing and Jewelry), Yamaha Fiore. Her individual endorsements include Etude House’s endorsement model with SHINee in 2012, with one of the cosmetic brand, and with CLIO as their endorsement model in 2013.

Distinctive Features

The only member of 2NE1, who has dated in the past (as of 2014)

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2005 21st PMPC Star Awards for Movies Best New Actress Bcuz of U Won
PARI Gold Award Sandara (self-titled album) Won
Golden Screen TV Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
(Musical or Comedy)
Can This Be Love Nominated
2006 Best Actress N/A Nominated
PARI Platinum Award Sandara (self-titled album) Won
2010 TVCF Advertisement Awards CF Model of the Year Nikon Nominated
Philippines Kpop Convention Hottest Female Star N/A Won
2011 TVCF Advertisement Awards CF Model of the Year Etude House Nominated
2012 Nominated
Philippines Kpop Convention Hottest Female Star N/A Won
2015 KWeb Festival Best Actress Dr. Ian Won
2016 Missing Korea Nominated
2017 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Artist Award Insolent Housemates
All Broadcasting Around The World
Nominated
Best Couple Award Insolent Housemates Nominated
2018 ELLE’s Style Awards Trend Entertainer Award N/A Won

Sandara Park Favorites

Unknown

Sandara Park Net Worth

Sandara Park has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sandara Park

  • Dara is the member of the South Korean girl group 2NE1 (where NE stands for New Evolution).
  • 2NE1 is pronounced as To Anyone or Twenty One.
  • Dara is the second oldest member of 2NE1 after Park Bom.
  • Sandara is the 2NE1’s director of communications.
  • She relocated to the Philippines with her family, when she was 10 years old so that her father could start a trading business.
  • Dara, CL, and Minzy are of the same height, that is 162 cm. The fourth member of the band Park Bom is somewhat taller at 165 cm.
  • Her name is the unusual three-syllable Korean name, which comes from a Korean general, Kim Yushin, whose childhood name was San Da Ra.

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