Stage Name: Shindong (신동) Birth Name: Shin Dong Hee (신동희) Birthday: September 28, 1985 Hometown: Myunyeong, South Korea Nationality: Korean Debut: November 6, 2005 Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer Army Service: Currently enlisted
Shindong is the lead rapper and lead dancer for the SM Entertainment boy group Super Junior. Shindong showed interest in dance from a young age, and in 2002 entered and won first place in a youth dance competition in his hometown. In 2004 he entered the "Mnet Epi Contest" and won both the gold prize and popularity award before signing up for the "SM Best YouthContest" in 2005, where he won the "Best Comedian" prize. That same year, he signed on with SM Entertainment and after just a few months of training debuted with Super Junior.
Following his debut with Super Junior, Shindong participated in two subgroups of the group: Super Junior-T and Super Junior-H. In 2007 while promoting with Super Junior-T, Shindong was involved in a serious car accident with fellow members Eunhyuk, Leeteuk, and Kyuhyun, and their two managers. The front left tire of their van burst while the group was driving down the highway, causing the van to skid and eventually flip over at high speed. Shindong and Eunhyuk sustained minor injuries while Leeteuk's and Kyuhyun's were quite severe.
Shindong is a wildly popular MC and radio and television host. Just five days after Super Junior's debut, Shindong became the regular host of M!Countdown and held the spot for three years. Shindong has also become known as "DJ Shindong" after hosting multiple long-running radio shows. He also had a regular spot on the popular television show Strong Heart, alongside members Leeteuk and Eunhyuk.
Shindong enlisted in the Korean army in March 2015, and after completing his 21 months of mandatory service will return to the entertainment industry.
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