"Let's become a sharing person." —Seulgi

Seulgi (Korean name: Kang Seul-gi; Hangul: 강슬기, born on February 10, 1994) is a South-Korean singer, dancer and rapper. She is the lead vocalist, main dancer and sub rapper of South-Korean girl group Red Velvet.

Early life

Seulgi, was born in Ansan, Gyeonggi, South Korea. Her family consists of her parents and older brother.

At the age of 13, Seulgi made a successful audition to SM Entertainment, and trained for seven years learning singing, dancing and playing various musical instruments, before becoming a K-pop idol.

She is a graduate of School of Performing Arts Seoul.


S.M. Rookies

Seulgi was part of S.M. Entertainment's pre-debut group, S.M. Rookies, along with groupmates Irene, Wendy and Yeri.

Various clips of Seulgi were released in S.M. Entertainment's official Youtube channel before debut such as her singing a Christmas carol. She has also appeared with Irene on a video dancing to Be Natural, a song released by S.M. Entertainment's former group S.E.S., showcasing their dancing. Seulgi has also made an appearance in labelmate Henry's "Fantastic" music video and featured in one of the tracks of his album, Butterfly, though she was still credited as S.M. Rookies' Seulgi then.

Red Velvet

On August 1 2014, she finally debuted with Red Velvet. In January 2015, she starred in a musical arranged by the company entitled School Oz, playing the lead role of Dorothy. In July 2016, she released the song "Don't Push Me" with Wendy as part of the soundtrack of the KBS2 drama, Uncontrollably Fond. Seulgi, Wendy and other SM artists released a digital single titled "Sound of Your Heart" for SM Station on December 30.

In January 2017, she released the song "You're the Only One I See" with Wendy as part of the soundtrack of the KBS2 drama, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth. She also released a duet titled "Darling U" with Super Junior's Yesung on January 22, as part of SM Station.



Seulgi (강슬기)

  • Stage Name: Seulgi (슬기)
  • Romanization Name: Kang Seul-gi
  • Nicknames: Kkangseul (깽슬), GomDoli (곰도리), and Teddy bear (테디비어)
  • Birthday: February 10, 1994
  • Birthplace: Ansan, South Korea
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 164cm
  • Weight: 44kg
  • Position: Lead Vocal, Main Dancer, Sub Rapper


Digital Single

  • Darling U (with Yesung) (2017)
  • Fall, In Girl Vol. 3 (with Hwang Chi Yeul) (2017)
  • Doll (with Kangta & Wendy) (2017)
  • Wow Thing (with SinB & Chung Ha & Jeon So Yeon) (2018)


Year Album Artist Song Note
2014 Fantastic Henry Butterfly
2017 High School Rapper FINAL Mark (NCT) Drop
Move Taemin (SHINee) Heart Stop
2018 Selfish Moon Byul (MAMAMOO) Selfish
ZZZ Zion. T Hello Tutorial


Year Album Song Note
2016 Uncontrollably Fond OST "Don't Push Me" With Wendy
2017 Idol Drama Operation Team OST "Deep Blue Eyes" Girl Next Door
Hwarang OST "I Can Only See You With Wendy


TV Shows

Year Title Network Role Note
2015 Off to School JTBC Cast Episode 40–43
100 People, 100 Songs Contestant Episode 31, with Wendy
Immortal Songs 2 KBS2 Episode 223, with Wendy and Joy
2016 M Countdown Mnet Special host Episode 494, with Joy
King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant Episode 80 as "Cinema Heaven"
Idol Battle Likes KBS2 Host Episode 1
2017 Girl Group Battle Contestant Korean New Year special, with Wendy and Joy
M Countdown Mnet Special host Episode 510 and 511, with Wendy and Yeri
High School Rapper Featured artist Episode 8, with Mark Lee (NCT)
Idol Drama Operation Team KBS2 Cast
2018 Law of the Jungle in Mexico SBS Part of second half team in Mexico (Ep.320–324)
Secret Unnie JTBC4 with Sunmi
Battle Trip KBS2 Contestant With Wendy (Ep. 100–103)

Radio DJ

Year Radio Channel Role Note
2015 Kiss the Radio KBS Cool FM Special DJ October 13 with Wendy

Music video appearances

Year Song Album Artist(s) Official video(s)
2014 "Fantastic" Fantastic Henry YouTube
2015 "Wish List" Winter Garden f(x) Youtube
2016 "One Day One Chance" School Oz OST S.M. Entertainment



Year Title Role Notes
2014-2015 School Oz Dorothy Lead Role


  • Out of the 5 members, she trained the longest, training for a long duration of seven years, being cast back in 2007.
  • She is the only member who has single eyelids.
  • Seulgi was mentioned by labelmate Kyuhyun from Super Junior, gaining some attention before debut.
  • She got the nickname "Bear" from labelmate Amber from f(x).
  • She likes to imitate Pikachu.
  • She can speak Japanese.
  • Her favourite number is 20.
  • She represents the colour of Yellow.
  • Her designated animal is polar bear.
  • She has shown an imitation of an ostrich in various variety shows.
  • Her role model is Beyonce.
  • Her hobbies are drawing and going to the Karaoke alone.
  • She claims that she has a habit of leaving a mess and cracking her bones, especially the knuckles.
  • Her ways of relieving stress are organizing thoughts by writing in a diary, eating with the people she likes and going to the Karaoke alone.
  • She collects stickers, pens and notes.
  • She used to share a room with Irene and Wendy.
  • Her current roommate is Wendy
  • Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.
  • She trained with f(x) and EXO.
  • She has appeared in several CFs, including Baskin Robbins, Lotte Peppero, Meters/Bonwe, and BLACK Martine SITBON.
  • She starred in the SM Entertainment musical, “School Oz” as Dorothy.
  • Her Chinese name is Jiang sèqí (Jiang Su Qi).
  • She has a older brother.
  • She can play the guitar.
  • Irene's first impression about Seulgi was that she was odd but that made her even cuter
  • Before her debut Super Junior Kyuhyun mentioned her a lot on Radio Star. On 093015 Seulgi when on Radio Star and said" I was practicing when my trainee friends came and said I've come up on the real-time searchers. I stayed at first place without falling", Kyuhyun responded with the word " I've dug up a star"
  • Recently on MBC's Idol's True Colors she said sometimes she is conscious of her ears.
  • She is part of the South Korean television program "Idol Drama Operation Team".
  • In their mini-album "The Red Summer ", she represents a pineapple.
  • At the Music Bank festival in Singapore she did a cover of "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, with Hwa Sa from the South Korean girl group "MAMAMOO".
  • In their full-length album "Perfect Velvet", her weapon is a knife.
  • She was named one of the "Precious Yet Powerful" Idols that prove duality man undoubtedly exists. Article


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