Kim Jonghyeon
EVERMORE Entertainment

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Kim Jonghyeon is a South Korean singer and actor. He made his debut as the leader of the K-pop boy band NU’EST in 2012.

Kim Jonghyeon Profile

Full NameKim Jonghyeon | 김종현 | 金鐘炫
AKAJR | 제이알
BornJune 8, 1995
HometownGangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Height176cm | 5′-09″
Shoe Size250mm
Blood TypeO
FamilyMother, Father, Two Older Sisters
EducationHanyang University Institute for Future Talents
Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts (A.A.)
Seoul Broadcasting High School
Gangneung Middle School → Cheongdam Middle School
Gangneung Elementary School
Years Active2012 – present
GroupNU’EST (2012 – 2022)
Sub-UnitNU’EST W
PositionLeader, Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist
LabelEVERMORE Entertainment
Official Pageig


TV Series

2021 Let Me Be Your Knight

Music Video

2012 Orange Caramel BANGKOK CITY
2011 Son Dambi, After School LOVE LETTER
2011 After School BLUE WONDER BOY

Kim Jonghyeon Facts

  • The CEO of Pledis Entertainment Han Sungsoo chose his stage name JR (Junior Royal).
  • Kim Jonghyeon was discovered on the street by a Pledis casting staff when he was in middle school.
  • Pledis audition song: Lovely by Kim Jongkook
  • He was the first Pledis boy trainee.
  • He is not a religious person.
  • Hobbies: playing PC games, reading comics
  • Specialty: Japanese
  • He cannot eat tomatoes, but he eats tomato ketchup and tomatoes in burgers.
  • He said if he gets a chance to born again, he would want to be a whale. So his Chinese fans adopted a whale for his birthday 2018.
  • Omurice is the best dish that he can cook.


  • Eonieboogie / boogie (Water Pokémon Wartortle)
  • Gamja (potato): Gangwon (his hometown) is famous for potatoes and he also likes potatoes.


  • Cake: cheesecake
  • Coffee: vanilla latte
  • Color: yellow (but he prefers wearing black or white clothes)
  • Film: action movies
  • Food: fried chicken, pizza
  • Season of the Year: Winter


  • Mother
  • Father
  • Oldest Sister
    Born: 1989
  • Second Oldest Sister
    Born: 1992