Kim Min-ki - Updated Jun 2024

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Kim Min-ki

Kim Min-ki is a singer, composer, and playwright from South Korea. Moreover, Kim Min-ki is best known for his 1970 song, “Morning Dew,” and for his 1994 Korean adaptation of the German musical, Linie 1.

Early Life

On the 31st of March 1951, Kim Min-ki was born in Iri, North Jeolla Province, South Korea. He has a birth sign of Sagittarius and holds South Korean nationality. Moreover, he is 73 years old and has a belief in the Catholic religion.

There are a few known related to his early childhood life, parents, and siblings. He was the youngest child of ten children of his parents. Moreover, the family went to Seoul in 1963. However, there is not much more information available related to his parents, siblings’ names, and their professions.

Talking about his academic qualifications, he did his early schooling at a local school. Later, he enrolled at the Seoul National University to study fine arts in 1969.

Kim Min-ki – Net Worth 2024

Being a well-known South Korean singer, he has collected a decent sum of money from his professional career. Moreover, his net worth is estimated at around $2 million which he from his musical career, and yet to reveal his income and salary in public.

Professional Career

Firstly, Kim Min-ki rose to fame as the composer of the tune “Achim Isul” which was written in 1970 and performed by Korean folk singer Yang Hee-eun. In the 70s, this song was a major pop music hit in Korea. Moreover, he became a well-known figure in blending Korean folk and pop music, as well as an outspoken political activist and representative of youth culture.

His songs resemble the Americanization of Korean culture and questioned relations between North and South Korea, and his lyrical and musical style was a major influence on the genre known as Norae Undong which became popular in the 1980s.

Before the year 1975, he released nine albums at which time his music was censored by the government; his albums were pulled from record stores, playing his music over the radio or singing it in public was banned, and he was not permitted to release material under his name.

Kim Min-ki

Caption: Kim Min-ki with his charming smile (Source: The Korea Herald)

For a 1981 movie, The Ball Shot by a Midget, he composed music that was not permitted to be used by government censors who reviewed the film. This moratorium continued until June 26, 1987, when all prohibitions on the performance of Kim’s material were lifted.

Similarly, at the time of his censorship, he turned to writing plays, which began to be performed after 1987. He established an acting troupe, Hakchon, which performs musicals he composed.

His adaption of the German rock musical Linie 1 was first performed in 1994 and has been given over 1,000 times in Korea, as well as being performed in China and Japan.


Kim received the Goethe Medal in 2007. Moreover, he was nominated for Grand Prize in Theater in the 2001 Baeksang Arts Award. Likewise, he was nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 2013 Korean Music Award and the Order of Cultural Merit in the 2018 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards.

Relationship Status

Talking about his personal life, Kim Min-ki seems to be married. However, it is officially not confirmed. Looking at his age and success, he might have a happy life.

However, this singer is not a part of the controversy and is mainly focused on his personal and professional career.

Body Measurements

This South Korean singer has black hair color with dark brown eyes color. Other than this, there is not much more information available related to his height, weight, biceps, hip size, shoe size, dress size, and many others.

Kim Min-ki

Caption: Kim Min-ki sitting in the chair (Source: The Korea Herald)

Kim Min-ki – Social Media

Kim Min-ki is not active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at the moment. He might like to keep his life away from the limelight of the media.