All Information About Former Maknae of U-KISS, Dongho
Shin Dong-ho, or as he’s better known, Dongho (stage name), is a former South Korean Singer. Dongho started his debut in the entertainment industry as part of a boy-group called U-KISS, which is an acronym for Ubiquitous Korean International Idol Super Star. The group debuted in 2008. under NH Media. Although he was the most active member in U-KISS, Dongho decided to leave the group in 2013, due to health concerns and the other personal issues.
Dongho’s departure came on the heels of the departures of original group members Kibum and Alexander leaving in 2011, and AJ doing the same in 2012. After Dongho left the group, Kevin also decided to leave, in 2014. U-KISS’s lineup had already changed several times, and now consisted of five members, Soohyun, Kiseop, Eli, Hoon, and Jun.
Back in 2015, Dongho sparked some controversy when he decided to marry at a such a young age, and in 2017 he announced he was getting divorced. In response to his controversial marriage, different people give various comments, whether it was against him or to keep supporting him.
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Profile and Facts of Dongho
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Real Name/ Hangul : Shin Dong-ho / 신동호
Stage Name : Dongho
Date of Birth : June 29, 1994
Place of Birth : Yeouido, South Korea
Zodiac Sign : Cancer
Blood Type : B
Height : 178 cm
Weight : 62 kg
Nationality : South Korean
Education : Seoul Yonggang Middle School, Hanrim Entertainment Arts School
Occupation : singer, actor, DJ
Agency : NH Media (2008-2013)
Years Active : 2008-2013
Twitter : @Dongho94
- Dongho has an elder brother named Donhjin
- His father is the president of a production company
- He used to study in Beijing, China, when he was young. As a result, he speaks fluent Mandarin.
- He joined U-KISS in 2008 and became the most active member of the group
- He left U-KISS in October, 2013, due to health and other personal issues
- Dongho’s first acting experience was in Villain and Widow, as a middle school student
- He loves meat, but is allergic to crab
- His favorite color is pink
- Dongho’s ideal type : A girl who’s honest, around 168 cm tall (5’5”) and weight around 45 kg (99 lbs).
Dongho’s Departure from U-KISS
In October, 2013, U-KISS fans were sad to hear another member of U-KISS, Dongho, was leaving the group. NH Media gave an official announcement at the time, “Dongho will be absent from team promotions starting with U-KISS’ new album, which will be released this month, and he will be putting a hold on his activities as a celebrity.”
“Starting from the beginning of this year, Dongho’s determination about being active as a celebrity weakened, and he has revealed that he doesn’t believe his health condition and stamina fit well with the life of a singer… After a long discussion with his parents, we have decided to accept their decision… Dongho expressed that he wanted to live a normal life rather than that of a celebrity.”
At the end of the announcement, the agency concluded,”Although the decision of Dongho’s leave from the group is one that causes harm to the team’s activities, the members have all decided to accept this change as well… Although we feel burdened by the empty spot, the group will release a new album as scheduled, as six members.”
In 2017, Dongho appeared on a variety show and opened up about how it felt when he was in U-KISS. He visited his old room, and saw all the fan letters that he used to receive and some old pictures of him. “These aren’t just photos I can reminisce about as happy memories,” Dongho said.
He continued, “If you ask me to return to that lifestyle now, I can’t. I would come home every day at three in the morning, sleep for just three hours and the alarm would ring. It was so difficult. I don’t have happy memories [of that lifestyle].”
He then revealed “I still have sleeping pills under my bed and I have medicine for depression.” Dongho was known to be seeing a psychiatrist during his time with U-KISS. At this time, he only focused on his non-celebrity lifestyle and active as a DJ.