10 K-Pop Idols Who Rocked the K-Drama Stage: Singing, Acting, and Everything in Between!

Get ready to be blown away as we dive into the mesmerizing world of K-dramas and K-pop idols who prove they can do it all! From singing to acting, these talented stars have made their mark and captured our hearts in the world of Korean dramas.

In this article, we will explore ten incredible K-dramas where idols showcased their acting skills and left audiences in awe. So, let’s embark on this captivating journey and discover the multi-talented artists who truly excel in both singing and acting!

‘Luna Del Hotel’ (2019) – IU

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We kick off our list with the exceptional IU, a popular solo artist in Korea who shines in the K-drama ‘Luna Del Hotel.’ IU, known for her captivating music, gracefully transitions into acting in this series. She portrays Lady Jang, the owner of a hotel for the deceased. IU’s versatility as an actress is on full display as she transforms from a vulnerable damsel in distress to a cold and cunning CEO. ‘Luna Del Hotel’ is an absolute must-watch for anyone eager to witness IU’s incredible talent as both a singer and an actress.

Snowdrop (2021) – Ji-Soo

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Calling all Blackpink fans! You’ll be thrilled to know that Ji-Soo, one of the vocalists, made her acting debut in ‘Snowdrop.’ Set in 1987, this series takes us on a journey through the love story between a North Korean agent, Lim Soo-Ho, and a college student, Eun Young-Ro. Ji-Soo delivers a natural and captivating performance as Young-Ro, showcasing her immense potential as an actress right from the start. Fans of Blackpink and Ji-Soo will undoubtedly enjoy this politically charged K-drama filled with unexpected twists.

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016) – IU and Baekhyun:

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‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo’ marked a significant breakthrough for both IU and Baekhyun, a member of the popular boy band EXO. IU portrays Hae-Soo, a makeup artist who mysteriously finds herself transported back in time to the Goryeo Dynasty. Baekhyun impresses with his portrayal of the 10th Prince, Wang Eun, who shares a close bond with Hae-Soo. This fan-favorite drama showcases the extraordinary acting talents of both IU and Baekhyun and is a testament to their captivating performances.

Gu Family Book (2013) – Lee Seung Gi and Suzy Bae:

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In ‘Gu Family Book,’ the talented singer-songwriter and actor Lee Seung Gi takes on the role of Kangchi, a half-human, half-gumiho struggling to control his supernatural powers. Lee Seung Gi’s acting skills shine as he takes us on Kangchi’s journey of self-discovery. Suzy Bae, another renowned singer, adds her charm to the drama as Yeo-Wool, the primary love interest of Kangchi. ‘Gu Family Book’ is a classic K-drama that showcases the multifaceted talents of these two idols.

Full House (2004) – Rain:

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Rain, also known as Jung Ji-Hoon, gained popularity through his role in ‘Full House.’ He plays Lee Young-Jae, a famous actor who ends up living with Han Ji-Eun, an aspiring scriptwriter. Their humorous and heartwarming journey toward love captivates viewers throughout the series. Rain’s acting skills and undeniable on-screen charisma have solidified his status as a beloved actor in the K-drama world.

While You Were Sleeping (2017) – Suzy Bae and Lee Jong-Suk:

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Suzy Bae, a former member of Miss A and now a successful solo artist, delivers a memorable performance in ‘While You Were Sleeping.’ Suzy portrays Hong Joo, a journalist who experiences premonitions through her dreams. Alongside Lee Jong-Suk, who plays Jae-Chan, a fellow dream-seeing individual, Suzy’s portrayal of Hong Joo is both spunky and prideful. ‘While You Were Sleeping’ is a popular K-drama that showcases Suzy’s growth as an actress after her successful transition from the world of K-pop.

100 Days My Prince (2018) – D.O.

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D.O., also known as Doh Kyung-Soo from the popular group EXO, takes on the role of Lee Yul in ‘100 Days My Prince.’ This historical drama follows Lee Yul, who loses his memories and eventually marries Hong Shim, played by Nam Ji-Hyun. D.O.’s acting talent shines through as he portrays the emotional journey of a prince searching for his true identity. ‘100 Days My Prince’ is a captivating series that showcases D.O.’s ability to captivate audiences with his performance.

The K2′ (2016) – Im Yoon-Ah:


Im Yoon-Ah, also known as Yoona from the popular girl group Girls’ Generation, takes on the lead role of Go An-Na in ‘The K2.’ Yoona’s portrayal of An-Na, the illegitimate daughter of a presidential candidate, showcases her acting skills and ability to captivate viewers. ‘The K2’ is a thrilling K-drama filled with political intrigue and a romantic subplot between An-Na and her bodyguard, Je-Ha, played by Ji Chang Wook. Yoona’s performance adds depth and emotion to the series, making it a must-watch for fans of intense political dramas.

These ten remarkable K-dramas prove that K-pop idols possess the talent and versatility to excel in the world of acting. From IU’s incredible range to Ji-Soo’s natural acting skills, and the captivating performances of idols like D.O., Jung Yong-Hwa, and Yoona, these singers-turned-actors have left an indelible mark on both the K-pop and K-drama industries if you’re a fan of K-drama.

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