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Sandara Park Bio, Age, Height, Personal Life, Career and Net Worth

Sandara Park is a singer and actress from South Korea. She is best known by her stage name, Dara. She was a part of the YG Entertainment-formerly signed girl group 2NE1. Dara is one of the few celebrities to bring the Korean cinema business to a global scale. She has become a young people’s fashion icon because of her incredible and unique sense of style.

Sandara has been given the most prestigious title of “Pambansang Krungkrung ng Pilipinas” for her incredibly successful career in the Philippines. She has been called “Boa” by her Filipino fans. In addition, Park was honored with a certificate from the Korea Tourism Organization for her work bridging the cultural divide between the Philippines and South Korea.

Real NameSandara Park
Nick NameDara
ProfessionSinger and actress

Early Life of Sandara

The Early Life of Sandara

Dara entered the world in Busan, South Korea, on November 12, 1984. Her parents’ names are Park Ik Su and Park Kyung Ran Kim. As a young child, they gave her the name San Da Ra. She has two siblings, Park Durami and Park Cheon Dung, once known as Thunder and a member of MBLAQ.

Before her father filed for bankruptcy due to a significant loss in his business, Dara came from a prosperous family of businessmen. To start over, the family made the decision to relocate to Alabang, Muntinlupa, Philippines. Dara attended school in the Philippines. Dara met the Filipino actress Pauleen Luna in her school days, who convinced Dora to participate in the singing competition “Star Circle Quest 2004.”Due to her Korean ethnicity, she experienced discrimination, but she came in second. She joined “Star Magic,” an event planning company, and there was no turning back after that. This helped her land numerous television shows and commercials.

Date of birthNovember 12, 1984
Place of birthBusan, South Korea
Father name Park Ik Su
Mother namePark Kyung Ran Kim
Siblings2 (Park Durami and Park Cheon Dung)

Career of Dara

The Career of Dara

First, Dara made her film debut in 2004 with “Bcuz of U,” for which she received the Debutant of the Year award.
Dara delivered back-to-back hits in the following two years, solidifying her position in the Filipino cinema industry.

Meanwhile, from 2006 to 2007, she pursued singing and put out solo and duet albums. In her third film, D’ Lucky Ones from 2006, she starred alongside Joseph Bitangcol, a fellow Star Circle Quest alum. In December of the same year, her fourth movie, Super Noypi, was showcased as an eligible entry for the 32nd Metro Manila Film Festival. After that, Park began her musical career in the Philippines, where her six-track album Sandara was released. Among the songs on the album was the parody dance hit “In or Out,” which made fun of Park’s Star Circle Quest experiences.

Dara Move to South Korea

Before her exit from the Philippines film industry in 2007 to move to South Korea, Dara was a top-tier performer and actress in the country. Dara traveled to South Korea in August 2007 along with her family. The next day, she was signed with YG Entertainment for a number of new projects. Additionally, Dara made the decision to conduct some research before making her feature debut in South Korean productions. She participated in numerous acting classes, including the “Yang Hyun-suk workshop” hosted by YG Entertainment.

After that, she agreed to star as Rie in the 2008 Korean television drama “The Return of Iljimae.” Dara appeared in Gummy’s “I’m Sorry” music video later in the year.

Member of the Band 2NE1

Moreover, she teamed up with Korean vocalists Bom, CL, and Minzy to create the band 2NE1. Dara was the stage name she ultimately chose. The trio released some very popular songs in its first year alone. Dara gradually began to sing. In 2009, she released a few of her tracks, and they were all hits on the charts.

Once more, the rising fame of 2NE1 in 2012 prompted the showing of Park’s previous Philippine movies, including “Bcuz of U,” “Can This Be Love,” and “D’ Lucky Ones,” in South Korea.

Dara come back to the Filipino

However, in 2014, Dara came back to the Filipino entertainment industry. “Pinoy Big Brother” was her return to television, and it was dubbed the “Return of the Dominance.” Subsequently, between 2015 and 2016, Yoo Jae-suk, You Hee-yeol, Kim Eana, and Park collaborated as hosts for the JTBC variety program titled Sugar Man. Furthermore, Park commenced co-hosting Get It Beauty on OnStyle alongside Honey Lee in 2017.

Moreover, Park ventured into stage performance in 2020 with her debut in the musical version of the television series “Another Oh Hae-young” (tvN). She has also been slated to portray a character undergoing medical treatment in the dramatic production titled “Should We Have Dinner Together?”

Social Media Accounts

  1. Instagram
  2. Facebook
  3. Twitter

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

Sandara Park will be 40 as of 2024 in November. Her height is 163 cm, and she weighs around 47 kg. Her star is Scorpio, and her net worth is about $16 million.

Age40 years old
Height 163 cm
Weight47 kg
Star signScorpio
Net worth$16 million

Personal Life

Dara dated Joseph Bitangcol, a Filipino artist. They went public with this in 2009, but they broke up soon after for private reasons.

However, there were rumors that Dara was dating her co-star Kim Soo Hyun. Rapper G-Dragon and she had reportedly been seen together in public, leading to relationship rumors.



Philippine K-pop Awards in 2010, 12

Hottest Female Star

KWeb Festival in 2015,16

Best Actress

Elle Style Awards in 2018

Trend Entertainer Award

Korea First Brand Awards in 2021

Beauty Icon Award

MBC Entertainment Awards in 2021

Popularity Award



Super Noypi2006
D’ Lucky Ones2006
Girlfriend for Hire2016

Television Series

SCQ Reload: OK Ako2006
Krung Krung: Asawa ni Señorita2006
Pilyang Kerubin2010
Dr. Ian2015
One Step2016

Soundtrack appearances

Ang Ganda Ko2004
Walang Sabit2006
Gara Gara Go!!!2010
It Hurts (Slow)2011

As featured artist

Song TitleYear
Gara Gara Go!!!2010
It Hurts (Slow)2011


Song TitleYear
Ang Ganda Ko2004
Mahal Mo Ba Ako?2006
Walang Sabit2006
In or Out2009

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Has Sandara Park tied the knot?

No, she is single. The former actress and K-pop idol explained why she didn’t want to get married.”I’m a non-‘maritalist,” Dara replied.

Q2. How popular was 2NE1?

It debuted at number 61 and became the first album by a South Korean artist to reach the top 100 of the US Billboard 200. For more than two years, it was the highest-charting album.

Q3. Did G-Dragon and Dara date?

The members of 2NE1, Sandara Park, BIGBANG, and G-Dragon have refuted reports that they would be dating. Among the many labelmates of BIGBANG who saw the group perform live in Seoul on January 7 and 8, was Sandara Park.

Q4. Who is the sister of Sandara?

Her sister’s name is Park Durami.

Q5. How rich is Dara Park?

Her net worth is about $16 million.


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