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Jung Ji-hoon Bio, Age, Height, Personal Life, Career and Net Worth

Jung Ji-hoon works as a performer, vocalist, and composer. He is alternatively recognized under the stage moniker Rain (entertainer). Bi Rain, and B. Ryong. He is famous not just in South Korea but also around the world because of his flawless hip-hop dancing and endearing appearance.

Several people assume that when Rain dances, he exudes a certain melancholy charm. As a result, Rain decided to use the Chinese character “bi” (which means “sadness”) as his stage name.

The Korean word for “rain” is “Bi or Pi,” which is pronounced similarly to the Chinese word “bi.” Rain decided to use the English word “RAIN” as his stage name globally because he connected grief with rain. The Rain debuted as an actor in the drama Sang Doo! In 2003, let’s go to school. He became a Hallyu star after playing the lead in the pan-Asian blockbuster drama Full House (2004).

Real NameJung Ji-hoon
Stage NameRain (entertainer), Bi Rain, and B. Ryong
ProfessionActor, singer, and songwriter
Well-known forActing

Early Life of Ji-hoon

Early Life of Ji-hoon

Ji-hoon (Rain) entered the world in Seoul, South Korea, on June 25, 1982. He possesses a younger sibling known as Hana. Jung claimed that he was extremely shy and hardly spoke in primary school.

When he was in sixth grade, there was a dance competition, and no one was there to participate in the competition. So Jung Jihoon tried it himself by copying the motions he watched on TV. This is when he realized he wanted to be a dancer.

He looked for more experienced street dancers to learn from, who taught him on occasion but also intermittently subjected him to bullying and physical abuse. Rain and his younger sibling, Hana, enjoyed a comfortable life until the onset of the Korean crisis in 1997, which resulted in the collapse and bankruptcy of their father’s milling and bakery enterprises. Due to his father’s bankruptcy, Rain’s mother, who struggled with diabetes, was left after he fled to Brazil to seek out new chances. During that year, Rain was employed as a trainee at JYP Entertainment, overseen by producer and recording artist Park Jin-young.
The young star entered Kyung Hee University as a postmodern Modern Music and Media major after completing his education at Anyang High School of Arts.

Date of birthJune 25, 1982
Place of birthSeoul, South Korea
EthnicityNot known
ReligionNot lnown

Career of Rain

The Career of Rain

Rain served as Park Jin-Young and Park Ji-Yoon’s backing dancers during his early years of singing and dancing training in Korea. When he was in training, Rain didn’t spend a lot of time at home. He deceived his parents by claiming he was heading to the library to study, while he was actually attending the dance school.

Music Debut

Ultimately, in 2002, he made his music debut with the album “Bad Man,” which served as his media debut under the stage name Rain. A similar-sounding track from the album called “Bad Man” was a tremendous hit.

He decided to take a break from music after releasing his debut album to feature in the TV series “Sang Doo! Let’s Go To School.” After achieving success with his first album both as a singer and an actor, Rain proceeded to launch his second album titled “How to Avoid the Sun.” “Ways to Avoid the Sun,” the title track, became another successful single.

In 2004, Jung appeared in “Full House,” a well-liked drama with ratings that exceeded 30% for every episode, making it among the top Korean dramas ever. He gains huge popularity through this drama.

Rain’s third album

In 2004, “It’s Raining,” Jung Ji’s third album, was released in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. It shot to the top of the international music charts in each of those countries right away.
In excess of one million copies of the record have been sold in Asia. He received numerous awards for his music in the years 2004 and 2005.

Afterward, Rain embarked on his first Asia Tour, known as “RAINY DAY,” which made trips to Seoul, Tokyo, and Hong Kong in January 2005. Tickets sold quickly because of Rain’s huge popularity and his lavish performances. In just thirty seconds after going on the market, every ticket for his first solo performance in Japan last summer was snapped up.

Rain’s fourth album

In Korea, Rain’s fourth album, “Rain’s World,” was officially released on October 14, 2006. On December 13, 2006, at Seoul’s Jamsil Stadium, Rain launched their first world tour under the name “RAIN’s Coming.” Travel to multiple countries was part of the 2007 itinerary for the tour.

Rain’s Filming Debut

Rain's Filming Debut

In 2006, Rain made his screen debut in the movie “I’m A Cyborg, But That’s Alright.” It won multiple awards and was broadcast on television in many other nations.

Ji-hoon Hollywood debut

Ji-hoon made his Hollywood debut as rival racer Taejo Togokhan in the film “Speed Racer,” in May 2008.
Rain was in Berlin, Germany, between May and June 2008, filming “Ninja Assassin.” He took on the role of Raizo, a Ninja. It was Rain’s first leading role in a Hollywood production. The movie’s release is planned for October 2009.

Jung Ji’s Chinese debut

After four years, Rain returned to small-screen acting in the musical drama My Beautiful Girl on SBS. Rain began shooting his debut Chinese drama, Diamond Lover, which also features Tiffany Tang, in December 2014. The 24-episode drama debuted tremendously in July 2015, garnering high ratings and amassing 3.3 billion online views.

Arriving in February 2016, Rain’s next endeavor was TV Come Back Mister. Rain was cast in the Chinese drama Endless August in May 2016 with Victoria Song.

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Height, Weight, Star Sign, Age, and Net Worth

 Ji-hoon, born in 1982, currently stands at 1.85 meters tall, weighing approximately 77 kilograms. Born under the zodiac sign of Cancer, his estimated wealth amounts to USD 20 million.

Age42 years old
Height 1.85
Weight77 kg
Star signCancer
Net worth$20 million

Personal Life

Personal Life

In January 2013, Rain revealed he was dating actress Kim Tae-hee. The pair dated for five years before their marriage on January 19, 2017.
He was baptized in 2014 with the name Michael and in the Catholic faith, the same as his wife. Kim gave birth to their first child on October 25, 2017. The couple’s second child was born to her on September 19, 2019.



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Drama Series

Please Come Back, Soon-ae2006
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Does Rain have a child?

Following five years of dating, the couple tied the knot on January 19, 2017. Their first child was born on October 25, 2017. September 19, 2019, was the date of her second child’s birth.

Q2. Is Rain Chinese or Korean?

Rain was born in Korea, and he has Korean nationality.

Q3. Why is Rain so famous in Korea?

Rain is credited as being the first solo artist to release multiple hit singles, and he also won the national award for his album at the 2004 KBS Music Award. Furthermore, he achieved the distinction of being the inaugural Korean national to showcase his talents at the Tokyo Dome.

Q4. Is Rain Oppa married?

Yes, he married in 2017, and his wife is Kim Tae-hee.

Q5. What is Rain’s religion?

Reports state that in 2014, Rain (Jung Ji-hoon) began to experience a Catholic baptism. Before getting married to his girlfriend Kim Tae-hee in January 2017, Rain followed these steps.

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