Ahn Chil-hyun (안칠현), better known by his stage name Kangta (강타), is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor and radio DJ. He was a member of the boy group H.O.T..
He was born on October 10, 1979, in Seoul, South Korea.
Kangta first debuted as H.O.T.'s lead singer along with the four other members under SM Entertainment. He showed promising potential in songwriting early on in his career. The group officially disbanded in May 2001, leaving Kangta to pursue a solo career.
After the release of his second solo album, he participated in a group project called S along with fellow friends Shin Hye Sung and Lee Ji Hoon.
In 2005, Kangta made his acting debut with one of the main roles of the joint drama production between Korea and Taiwan entitled The Magic Touch of Fate alongside Ruby Lin and Alec Su. Later in that same year, he also starred the Korean drama Loveholic.
In 2006, Kangta and Taiwanese singer, Vanness Wu, formed the duo KANGTA & VANNESS. Together, the two released their first single "Scandal".
Kangta was originally scheduled for his mandatory two-year military service at the beginning of 2008; however, SM Entertainment helped him defer the date so that he could released his fourth album Eternity in March. On April 1, 2008, he started his mandatory service and was discharged on February 19, 2010.
Kangta made his comeback to the music in September 2010 with the digital Taiwanese single "Breaka Shaka".
- 1 Discography
- 2 Concerts & Tours
- 3 Filmography
- 4 External Links
- [2016.11.03] 'Home' Chapter 1
- [2003.03.28] Kangta 1st Concert Pinetree
- 2002: "Seom" (섬) [Resurrection of the Little Match Girl OST]
- 2007: "Still My Heart" (가슴에 남아) [Dear My Love OST]
- 2007: "Perguntas" (질문) [Air City OST]
- 2011: "Arrow" (화살) [Athena OST]
- 2017: "Theme Of Prontera" [The Memory of Ragnarok OST]
- 2001: "White" [SMTOWN - Winter Vacation In Smtown.Com - Angel Eyes]
- 2001: "The First Noel" [SMTOWN - Winter Vacation In Smtown.Com - Angel Eyes]
- 2002: "Blue..." [SMTOWN - Summer Vacation In Smtown.Com]
- 2002: "Yeoreumnalui chueok" (여름날의 추억) [SMTOWN - Summer Vacation In Smtown.Com]
- 2002: "Bonaeneun geul" (보내는 글) [SMTOWN - 2002 Winter Vacation In SMTown.com]
- 2002: "Silver Bell" [SMTOWN - 2002 Winter Vacation In SMTown.com]
- 2003: "Yeonga" (연가) [SMTOWN - 2003 Summer Vacation In SMTown.Com]
- 2003: "Geurimeuro tteonaneun yeohaeng" (그림으로 떠나는 여행) [SMTOWN - 2003 Summer Vacation In SMTown.Com]
- 2003: "The Christmas Song" [SMTOWN - 2003 Winter Vacation In SMTown.com]
- 2004: "Michyeoganabwa" (미쳐가나봐) [SMTOWN - 2004 Summer Vacation In SMTown.com]
- 2006: "Summer Night Love" (한 여름밤의 고백) [SMTOWN - 2006 Summer Smtown]
- 2006: "White Christmas" [SMTOWN - 06 Winter Smtown]
- 2007: "Last Year's Summer Night Story" (지난 여름밤의 이야기) [SMTOWN - 2007 Summer SMTOWN]
- 2007: "Winter Wonderland" [SMTOWN - 07 Winter SMTOWN]
- 2011: "For The First Time" [SMTOWN - 2011 SMTOWN Winter 'The Warmest Gift']
As a featured artist
- 2006: Kangta & Best
- 2010: Breaka Shaka (爱, 频率)
Concerts & Tours
- 2002: Kangta 1st Concert: Pinetree
- 2016: THE AGIT: Coming Home (보통의 날)
- 2002: Emergency Act 19 (긴급조치 19호) - as himself
- 2002: Resurrection of the Little Match Girl (성냥팔이 소녀의 재림) - as Special Guest Star
- 2012: I AM. - as himself
- 2012: Secret Garden (秘密花园) - as Oscar
- 2015: SMTOWN The Stage - as himself
- 2016: Mad Monk Ji Gong - as TBA
- 2005: Magic Touch of Fate (魔術奇緣) - as Jin Xiu
- 2005: Loveholic (러브홀릭) - as Seo Kang-wook
- 2007: Love In The City 2 (男才女貌2) - as Zhang Wei Qi
- 2012: Happy Ending (해피엔딩) - as Goo Seung-jae
- 2016: Circle of Friends
- 2017: Tri-Path Journey
- 2012: The Voice of Korea
- 2013: The Voice of Korea Season 2
- 2018: The Bridges of Madison County - as Robert Kincaid
- 2011: KBS 2FM 'Freedom Declaration'
- 2016–2018: MBC Starry Night
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