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EXO Kai Profile, Facts, and TMI

Kai Profile

  • Birth Name: 김종인 (Kim Jongin)
  • Stage Name: Kai
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1994.01.14
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
  • Height: 181 cm (5’9”)
  • Weight: 64 kg (141 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram

Kai Facts & TMI

  • Kai was born in Suncheon.
  • His family consists of mother, two older sisters (born 1985 and 1988), niece Rahee and nephew Raeon.
  • Kai is a member of Kimnyeong Kim’s clan.
    He has three toy poodle puppies named Monggu, Jjanggu, and Jjangah.
  • He is EXO-K and EXO’s center, main dancer, subvocal, and sub rapper.
  • His ‘superpower’ in EXO is time travel.
  • His name ‘Kai’ means open in Chinese, the stage name was used to match his role in the alternative universe concept that EXO used in their early debut days.
  • He has learned ballet dance since elementary school.
  • Originally he wanted to be a ballet dancer, but he developed an interest in being a singer after watching Shinhwa’s stage performance.
  • His late father urged him to audition for SM Entertainment, he even sent a video of Kai’s dancing to SM Entertainment.
  • In 2007, Kai won the best dancer and most popular contestant on SM Entertainment Youth Audition.
  • Kai was trained for 5 years before his debut with EXO.
  • He has learned popping and locking dance since grade 2 of middle school.
  • He appeared for a brief time with Suho and Chanyeol in TVXQ’s HaHaHa Song dance practice video.
  • He described himself as someone that is blunt but has a lot of affections for people around him.
  • He cries a lot. Kai is the member that has the most tears in EXO.
  • Kai has an artistic personality in him, he often watches dance performances and is easily touched by those performances.
  • He is sensitive and emotional.
  • He likes reading, his favorite authors are Bernard Werber and Keigo Higashino.
  • It’s widely known among fans that Kai has personality gap on and off-stage, he is charismatic and sexy on stage but a cute and affectionate person off-stage.
  • Kai learned contemporary dance when he was younger.
  • In 2016 he suffered an ankle injury during EXO’s concert that required him to take a total rest from group activities.
  • He got his first TV drama casting in KBS1’s morning drama ‘Andante’, before he acted in several web dramas like EXO’s Next Door, ChocoBank, and 7 First Kisses.
  • Kai got many noona fans.
  • He’s a big fan of soccer, he was a fan of Fernando Torres.
  • According to himself, he is not good at sport, but he can swim.
  • His cherished item is a lucky bracelet his parents gave him.
  • He likes reading comics and watching animation series, he named ‘Dragon Ball’ as his favorite comic book.
  • He mentioned ‘Billy Elliot’ as his favorite movie.
  • He loves animals.
  • Among his favorite food is fried chicken.
  • He sleeps a lot.
  • He was voted as the most popular idol among children on a popular website for children.
  • He has a dimple on his chin.
  • He doesn’t save the members’ phone numbers.
  • His family operates a cafe named ‘Kamong’. In the past, Kai’s father, who used to own a local bakery, bake muffins and bread himself.
  • He has bad eyesight, so the first thing he does when he wakes up in the morning is putting contact lenses on.
  • He doesn’t like wearing socks.
  • Kai’s shoulder measurement is 48cm.
  • He is often called the idol’s hot body.
  • He is also the male celebrity that famous variety show producer Na Youngseok is most interested in.
  • He was in a short relationship with f(x)’s Krystal in 2016 and Blackpink’s Jennie in 2019.
  • He didn’t like coffee, but he started to drink lattes in 2017.
  • His favorite music genre is R&B/Soul, he mentioned ‘U’ and ‘LOVE ME AGAIN’ by G.Soul as his favorite songs.
  • His favorite fruit is strawberry.
  • He really loves kids, he often posts his niece and nephew’s photos on his Instagram account.
  • He is sensitive to both cold or hot weather, so he is often seen wearing long sleeve tops.
  • Kai likes wearing fashion items that have bear drawings on them, making fans nicknamed him ‘Bear’.
  • Kai, Sehun, and Chanyeol are often called EXO-SKY and one of the reasons was because of their over-180cm heights.
  • Kai is often mentioned as a role model by many of rookie idols, to name a few SF9’s Taeyang, NCT’s Jisung and Jaemin, Kim Samuel, The Boyz’s Joo Haknyeon, CIX’s Hyunsuk, Kang Daniel, ATEEZ’s Yunho, former Wanna One member Ong Seongwoo, Newkidd’s Yunmin.
  • His shoe size is 265~270mm.
  • His clothing measurements are medium for tops and 29~30 for pants.
  • His MBTI personality type is INFJ.
  • Among his nicknames are KimKai, Kim JongKai, Jonin, Nini, KkamJong, Gominie (곰 reads gom, means bear), Hot Body, Monggu’s Dad, Jonggu, JjongKa, Asia’s First Love, Sun-kissed Boy, Gucci Boy, Kaichun, Panty Oppa, etc.
  • Kai is a member of ‘Padding Squad’ alongside Hotshot’s Ha Sungwoon, Timoteo, SHINee’s Taemin, VIXX’s Ravi, and a non-celebrity friend named Kwonho.
  • On November 30, 2020, Kai released a self-titled mini-album which also marked his solo debut in 8 years.

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