Top 10 Most-followed Korean Male Actors on Instagram

From Cha Eun-woo to Song Kang, here are the Top 10 most-followed Korean male actors who enjoy huge popularity on the SNS platform Instagram. 

K-pop idols and Korean actresses have long dominated social media platforms with massive fan followings. However, Korean male actors have also garnered significant attention and love from passionate fans, making them influential figures on Instagram.

While some renowned actors like Gong Yoo and Hyun Bin haven’t embraced the Instagram frenzy, despite their management companies regularly sharing updates, others like Cha Eun-woo and Lee Dong-wook have turned this platform into a suitable tool to promote their work, announce major events, and share significant milestones and glimpses into their daily lives.

Here is a list of the top 10 most-followed Korean male actors on Instagram, sure to captivate you with their talent and handsome appearances:

1. Cha Eun-woo (41.5 million followers)

An actor causing fans to “swoon” with his Instagram updates is Lee Dong Min, mostly known by his stage name Cha Eun-woo. In fact, Cha Eun-woo is leading the list of the most-followed male actors on Instagram, with his account striking a harmonious balance between professional insights, daily life, brand ambassadorship, fashion moments, behind-the-scenes shots, culinary experiences, and travel glimpses.

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As a member of the Korean group ASTRO, Cha Eun-woo has also solidified his position as an actor, known for his roles in “True Beauty”, “My ID is Gangnam Beauty”, and most recently, “A Good Day to be a Dog”, among others. As of January 2024, he stands as the most-followed Korean male actor on Instagram, reaching 41.5 million followers.

2. Lee Min-ho (34.6 million followers)

Lee Min-ho boasts a massive following on Instagram, thanks to his irresistibly handsome and charming images. Known as the “king of rom-com dramas,” the actor not only captivates viewers with a plethora of appealing characters but also shares detailed insights into his personal life on social media.

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In addition to showcasing hobbies like cycling and traveling, Lee Min-ho keeps fans updated on his upcoming projects. He also introduces his adorable pet dog, Choco, a constant presence in most of his Instagram posts.

Lee rose to fame in 2009 with his role as Gu Jun-pyo in “Boys Over Flowers” and continues to enjoy popularity with versatile roles in projects like “The Heirs”, “The Legend of the Blue Sea”, “The King: Eternal Monarch”, “Pachinko” . He is also set to star in the 2024 K-drama “Ask the Stars” (2024).

3. Lee Jong-suk (26.4 million followers)

Lee Jong-suk initially gained fame as a model, but is now known for his roles in hit K-dramas like “Doctor Stranger” , “Pinocchio”, “While You Were Sleeping”, “Romance Is a Bonus Book”, and “Big Mouth”. 

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Although Lee Jong-suk maintains a relatively private profile, he ensures regular updates for fans, offering glimpses into his professional life through aesthetically pleasing and consistent Instagram posts. Fans can find inspiration in his fashion-forward posts.

4. Ji Chang-wook (26.4 million followers)

“Welcome to Samdal-ri” star Ji Chang-wook is another Korean actor dominating Instagram. Known for notable TV dramas like “The K2”, “Healer”, “Melting Me Softly”, “Lovestruck in the City”, and “The Worst of Evil” , Ji Chang-wook has built an impressive filmography in the Korean entertainment industry.

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Consistent in updates about his professional life, the actor’s Instagram primarily features short videos from his cycling explorations, mostly around Jeju Island and Korea’s coastal areas. 

5. Park Seo-joon (25.9 million followers)

Another highly-followed Korean male actor, Park Seo-joon, gained global attention with projects like “Parasite” (2019) and “The Marvels” in 2023.

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From the Oscar-winning “Parasite” to the box office hit in 2023, Park takes pride in his diverse acting portfolio, including “Chronicles of Evil”, “Fight for My Way”, “Itaewon Class”, “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim”, “She Was Pretty” and “Gyeongseong Creature”.

As a frequent Instagram user, Park Seo-joon often treats fans with authentic glimpses into his personal and professional life, including behind-the-scenes images from acting projects, photoshoots, and real moments with pets and his “Wooga Squad” friends.

6. Song Kang (19.6 million followers)

The “Korean TV drama phenomenon,” Song Kang, not only garnered widespread attention for his role in the horror drama “Sweet Home” but also increased his Instagram followers rapidly.

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While not an avid Instagram user, Song Kang manages to maintain a close relationship with fans by sharing moments from his photoshoots on the platform. 

The actor is also nicknamed “the son of Netflix” by Korean media and fans, as he has taken on lead roles in various Netflix K-dramas. Song Kang’s notable works include “Love Alarm”, “Nevertheless”, “Forecasting Love and Weather”, “Sweet Home 2”, and “My Demon”.

7. Nam Joo-hyuk (19 million followers)

Established Korean actor Nam Joo-hyuk has seen a steady increase in his dedicated follower count on Instagram. On his platform, the actor shares images and short videos showcasing his busy schedule, passion for sports, and memorable moments with family and friends.

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Throughout his multi-year career, Nam Joo-hyuk has portrayed roles ranging from a champion swimmer to a sports journalist and a bodyguard. High-rating Korean TV dramas in his filmography include “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo”, “Start-Up”, “Twenty-Five Twenty-One”, and “Vigilante”.

8. Lee Dong-wook (17.4 million followers)

It’s not surprising to see Lee Dong-wook become one of the most followed Korean actors on Instagram. His posts mainly showcase professionalism, providing fans with a detailed look into his work and career.

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Since his debut in the MBC one-episode TV series in 1999, Lee Dong-wook has taken on memorable roles in various dramas, such as “The Perfect Couple”, “La Dolce Vita”, “Scent of a Woman”, “Goblin”, “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” , and “Single in Seoul”, among other works.

Recently, the Goblin actor is garnering attention for the highly anticipated 2024 spy action film, “Harbin,” alongside renowned Korean stars Hyun Bin and Jeon Yeo-been.

9. Kim Soo-hyun (14.4 million followers)

After nearly two decades in the entertainment industry, Kim Soo-hyun has led in popular Korean films and programs, collaborated with numerous high-end brands, and revealed to be one of the highest-paid Korean actors globally. The Instagram followers serve as evidence of his success and popularity.

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His social media posts are excellent inspiration for fitness enthusiasts, as the actor enjoys long walks, and cycling, and frequently shares these activities in similar posts.

Moreover, through his Instagram posts, fans have discovered another talent – Kim Soo-hyun’s love for photography. He never forgets to bring his camera on his travels.

Kim Soo-hyun, who made it to Forbes Korea’s list of the 40 most powerful celebrities for six years (2012-2016, 2021), has been part of some of the best Korean dramas and TV shows in recent years. His fan-favorite dramas include “Dream High”, “My Love from the Star”, “The Producers”, and “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”. The actor is also set to appear in “Queen of Tears” (2024).

10. Ahn Hyo-seop (13.5 million followers)

The Instagram followers number of this Canadian-Korean actor is as impressive as the films he has starred in. Besides sharing updates about his acting projects and his cat Ba-ul, Ahn Hyo-seop also likes to treat fans to passionate singing and unique travel clips.

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Ahn Hyo-seop became a global name after portraying the sweet CEO Kang Tae-moo in the romantic drama “Business Proposal” in 2022. Other popular TV dramas featuring Ahn Hyo-seop include “Lovers of the Red Sky”, “Abyss”, “Dr. Romantic 2 & 3”, and “A Time Called You” .

The actor initially found it challenging to survive in the Korean entertainment industry and returned to Canada. However, after about three days in Canada, he regretted giving up everything and decided to come back to Korea, expressing his love for acting in an interview.

Source: K14

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