10 Best Kdrama Idol Actors Who Proved Their Mettle: EXO’s D.O., IU, BLACKPINK’s Jisoo and More

With the rise in popularity of Korean pop music worldwide, let us check out the Best Kdrama Idol Actors in the industry that has become the talk of the town. K-pop idols are typically known only to sing and dance, but not anymore, as many artists are also venturing into the world of acting.

From super girl group BLACKPINK’s member Jisoo to solo artist IU, a curated list of the idols who left a mark with their talent has been created just for you! Without further ado, let us get right into it.

10 Best Kdrama Idol Actors

EXO D.O. aka Doh Kyung-soo

K-pop group member D.O. of EXO started his acting career in 2014 with the movie Cart. The artist has been unstoppable ever since in showcasing his incredible acting skills. He went on to grab the lead roles for movies and Kdramas such as 100 Days My Prince. His breakthrough role was in the critically acclaimed movie Swing Kids in 2018. Recently he appeared in the mini-series Bad Prosecutor and yet again, he was praised for his performance.


Apart from being one of the best singer-songwriters in the K-pop industry, she has also excelled in the Kdrama world. Her breakthrough role was in the Kdrama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, and she has grabbed various opportunities since then. Hotel Del Luna is one of her most popular works to date. Recently she has appeared in Bong Joon-ho’s directorial, Broker.

Watch Hotel Del Luna on Netflix.

2PM Lee Jun-ho

2PM’s Lee Jun-ho’s role in Good Manager grabbed everyone’s attention in the industry. He has been offered various roles throughout his career since then. However, his role as the Crown Prince in The Red Sleeve gained him immense popularity and positive feedback from fans and non-fans alike. The artist has plans to appear in more shows.


Global star Jisoo added another achievement to her resume after appearing in Snowdrop. The actress received immense love and support for her debut performance in a lead role. The artist plans to venture into the world of acting in the upcoming years.

Bae Suzy

After making her debut with Dream High in 2011, the singer continuously appeared in various Kdramas and films. Her most popular role is in Vegabond alongside Lee Seung-gi. She has earned the title of “Nation’s First Love” in her home country following her success in the industry.

2PM Ok Taec-yeon

The popular K-pop group’s rapper started his acting career with Dream High in 2011 and has been earning multiple roles ever since. His most popular roles are from the Kdramas, Secret Royal Inspector & Joy (2021) and Vincenzo (2021). He also appeared in the lead role in the series Blind in 2022.

Infinite L aka Kim Myung-soo

Apart from being Infinite’s main vocalist, the artist is also an amazing actor, and he proved his abilities in the Kdrama Royal Secret Agent. The actor left for mandatory military enlistment soon after the drama’s release and was discharged in 2022. He is set to appear in a brand new series this year.

Girls’ Generation Seohyun

Seohyun is not just known as a member of SNSD but also for her astounding acting capabilities. The actress has appeared in various roles throughout the years and proved her talent to the world. She recently appeared in a movie called Love and Leashes which became very popular. Her role in Jinxed at First also gained immense love from the fans.

EXO Chanyeol

Park Chanyeol is not only known for being a member of the legendary Kpop group EXO but he is also known for his amazing musical skills. He stepped into the world of acting after starring in the lead role in the movie, So I Married An Anti-Fan. He took up supporting roles in many Kdramas until he appeared in the musical jukebox movie The Box and took the world by storm. The movie gained a lot of success in South East Asia and premiered in 35 countries.

GOT7 Jinyoung

Started his acting profession with Dream High 2 in 2012 and ultimately gained the lead role in He Is Psychometric in 2019; however, his most popular role is in the Kdrama The Devil Judge, where he has received a lot of praise. The artist has recently released his debut solo album and plans to appear in more shows.



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