Koo Hara
koo hara


Koo Hara was a South Korean actress and a member of the K-pop girl group KARA.

Full NameKoo Hara | 구하라
AKAGoo Hara, Gu Hara
BornJanuary 3, 1991
HometownChipyeong-dong, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
DiedNovember 24, 2019
Resting PlaceSkycastle Memorial Park in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Height163cm | 5′-04″
Blood TypeB
FamilyFather, Older Brother
EducationSungshin Women’s University (B.A.)
Jeonju Fine Arts High School → Dongmyung Girls’ Information Industry High School
Jeonnam Middle School
Woonchun Elementary School
Years Active2008 – 2019
Official Pageig


YearTypeAlbum Title
2018Jugglers OST Part.8Shining day
2011City Hunter OSTI Love U, I Want U, I Need U



2017Sound of FootstepYoonjae

TV Series

2011City HunterChoi Dahye
2014It’s Okay, That’s Love
2008Here He Comes

Koo Hara Facts

  • Hara made her debut as a new member of KARA after 3 months of training under DSP Media.
  • She was a SM Entertainment trainee. She won third place in the 9th SM Entertainment Teen Best Contest – Best Visual and got into SM as a trainee.
    (TMI: Gong Seungyeon won first place and SUNMI won second place.)
  • She auditioned for JYP Entertainment, but she did not make it.
  • Hara received her bachelor’s degree in Acting for Visual Media from Sungshin Women’s University.
  • Life Motto: Eat well, Sleep well.
  • Hobbies: Pilates, games, nail art, playing with dogs and cats
  • She modeled for an online shopping mall before her debut.
  • She was a member of her school running club for 2 years.
  • Role Model: Lee Hyori
  • If she could be born again, she would choose not to become a Kpop idol and try new things in her 10s and 20s.
  • Being on time was very important to her.


  • Father
  • Older Brother
    Name: Koo Hoin | 구호인
    Born: 1989

References: Knowing Bros EP102, 091006 Star News, 100520 Happy Together 3, 130904 Radio Star, September 2015 Marie Claire, April 2018 Cosmopolitan

Kpop Idols Born in 1991 | Kpop Idols Born in January | Kpop Idols From Gwangju