Stage Name: Dara (다라) Birth Name: Sandara Park (산다라박) Birthday: November 12, 1984 Hometown: Busan, South Korea Nationality: Korean Debut: May 17, 2009 Position: Vocalist
Dara is a vocalist in the YG Entertainment Kpop girl group 2NE1. She was born Sandara Park and raised in Busan, South Korea along with a younger sister and her brother and former MBLAQ member Thunder. When her family fell on hard times, Sandara's father moved to the Philippines to rebuild his career, and the family eventually followed him there once he established himself.
In 2004, Dara auditioned for a reality audition program in the Philippines called Star Circle Quest, and despite being a foreigner made it all the way to second place on the show. Following her success on the program, Dara secured a number of endorsement deals and television appearances and in 2004 even starred in a Filipino movie entitled Bcuz of U. Dara went on to star in three more movies, five television series, and release a six-track solo album before returning to Korea in 2007 to train with YG Entertainment.
Dara debuted in the girl group 2NE1 in 2009 alongside members CL, Minzy, and Bom. Following her debut with 2NE1 Dara went on to feature on other artists' tracks and in their music videos, most famously, in Taeyang's music video for "I Need a Girl". In 2005, seven years after her last acting appearance, Dara took on the lead role in the web drama "Dr. Ian", followed by a lead role in another web drama entitled "We Broke Up". Throughout 2015 and 2016 Dara also served as a co-host on the popular Korean singing program Sugar Man.
Currently, Dara is filming a movie entitled One Step, a Korean remake of the film Begin Again.
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