46 Most Recognized Korean Male Actors Of 2021

Here’s a list of 46 Korean male actors who received awards for their acting skills, hardwork, and popularity in 2021:


1. Kim Seonho

  • First Place Actor of the Year for “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” at the 2021 Gallup Korea
  • Character of the Year for “Start-Up” at the 2021 Seoul International Drama Awards
  • Most Popular Actor for “Start-Up” at the 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards
  • Male Multi-tainer at the 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards
  • Male Trendy Icon Award at the 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards
  • AAA RET/Japan Popularity Award for “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)
  • U+ Idol Live Popularity Award for “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)
  • Popularity Award, Entertainer at the 2021 Korea Broadcasting Awards
  • Jury’s Choice Breakthrough Star of the Year for “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” at the 2021 Metro Best K-Drama Awards
  • People’s Choice Best Actor for “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” at the 2021 Metro Best K-Drama Awards
  • People’s Choice Best Couple with Shin Mina for “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” at the 2021 Metro Best K-Drama Awards
  • People’s Choice Best Kiss with Shin Mina for “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” at the 2021 Metro Best K-Drama Awards
  • First Place Best Couple with Shin Mina for “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” at the 2021 Joy News 24 Survey
  • #31 Forbes Power Celebrity 2021

2. Yoo Ah-in

  • Best Film Actor for “Voice of Silence” at the 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards
  • Best Film Actor for “Voice of Silence” at the 41st Blue Dragon Film Awards (February 2021)
  • Male Popular Star for “Voice of Silence” at the 41st Blue Dragon Film Awards (February 2021)
  • Daesang Grand Prize Film Actor of the Year for “Voice of Silence” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)
  • Asian Celebrity Award at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)
  • Chevol Noir Award for Best Actor for “Voice of Silence” at the 2021 Fantasia International Film Festival
  • Best Actor for “Voice of Silence” at the 2021 Buil Film Awards
  • Best Actor for “Voice of Silence” at the 2021 Asian Film Awards

3. Song Joong-ki

  • Outstanding Korean Actor for “Vincenzo” at the 2021 Seoul Drama Awards
  • Best Actor for “Space Sweepers” at the 2021 Chunsa Film Art Awards
  • Best Actor for “Vincenzo” at the 2021 Brand of the Year Awards
  • Best Film Actor for “Space Sweepers” at the 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards
  • Popular Star Award for “Space Sweepers” at the 42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards (November 2021)
  • Jury’s Choice Best Actor for “Vincenzo” at the 2021 Metro Best K-Drama Awards
  • Jury’s Choice Most Stylish Male Actor in a Drama for “Vincenzo” at the 2021 Metro Best K-Drama Awards

4. Lee Do-hyun

  • Best New TV Actor for “18 Again” at the 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards
  • Best New Actor for “18 Again” at the 2021 APAN Star Awards
  • Best New Artist for “Youth of May” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)
  • Best Supporting Actor for “Sweet Home” at the 2021 Asian Academy Creative Awards
  • Rising Star Actor at the 2021 Brand of the Year Awards
  • Rookie Actor at the 2021 Korea First Brand Awards

5. Song Kang

  • Excellence Award for “Sweet Home” at the 3rd Asia Contents Award (2021)
  • Male Actor Rising Star at the 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards
  • Seoul Tourism Foundation CEO Award at the 2021 Newsis Hallyu Expo
  • Character of the Year for “Sweet Home” at the 2021 Seoul International Drama Awards

6. Cha Eun-woo

  • Best Emotive Award for “True Beauty” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)
  • Male Acting Idol at the 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards
  • Idol Actor at the 2021 Brand of the Year Awards
  • #17 Forbes Power Celebrity 2021

7. Lee Seung-gi

  • Daesang Grand Prize Drama Actor of the Year for “Mouse” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)
  • Best Male Entertainer at the 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards
  • #30 Forbes Power Celebrity 2021

8. Lee Jung-jae

  • Daesang Grand Prize Actor of the Year for “Squid Game” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)
  • Fabulous Award for “Squid Game” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)
  • Hot Trend Award for “Squid Game” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)

9. Kim Soo-hyun

  • Popular Star Actor for “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” at the 2021 APAN Star Awards
  • #20 Forbes Power Celebrity 2021

10. Lee Dong-wook

  • Best Actor at the 2021 Korea First Brand Awards
  • Asian Male at the 2021 I-Magazine Fashion Face Award

11. Oh Jung-se

  • Best TV Supporting Actor for “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” at the 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards
  • Best Supporting Actor for “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” at the 2021 APAN Star Awards

12. Park Jung-min

  • Best Supporting Actor for “Deliver Us From Evil” at the 41st Blue Dragon Film Awards (February 2021)
  • Best Supporting Actor for “Deliver Us From Evil” at the 2021 Chunsa Film Art Awards

13. Lee Je-hoon

  • Best Actor for “Move To Heaven” at the 3rd Asia Contents Award (2021)
  • Best Actor for “Move To Heaven” at the 2021 Asian Academy Creative Awards

14. Shin Ha-kyun: Best TV Actor for “Beyond Evil” at the 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards

15. Park Seo-joon: #14 Forbes Power Celebrity 2021

16. Lee Minho: #16 Forbes Power Celebrity 2021

17. Park Hyuk Kwon: Best Actor for “Missing Child” at the 2021 Seoul Drama Awards

18. Sol Kyung-gu: Best Film Actor for “The Book of Fish” at the 42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards (November 2021)

19. Sung Hoon: Best Acting Award for “Love, Marriage, & Divorce” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)

20. Heo Sung-tae: AAA Best Actor for “Squid Game” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)

21. Hyun Bin: #21 Forbes Power Celebrity 2021

22. Heo Joon-ho: Best Supporting Actor for “Escape From Mogadishu” at the 42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards (November 2021)

23. Goo Kyo-hwan: Popular Star Award for “Escape From Mogadishu” at the 42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards (November 2021)

24. Ju Ji-hoon: #25 Forbes Power Celebrity 2021

25. Ahn Bo-hyun: Rising Star Actor at the 2021 Korea First Brand Awards

26. Jo Jung-suk: #37 Forbes Power Celebrity 2021

27. Hwang Min-hyun: Potential Actor “Live On” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)

28. Ryu Kyung-soo: Best Icon for “Hostage: Missing Celebrity” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)

29. Hong Kyung: Best New Film Actor for “Innocence” at the 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards

30. Teo Yoo: Best New Actor for “Vertigo” at the 41st Blue Dragon Film Awards (February 2021)

31. Jung Jae-kwang: Best New Actor for “Not Out” at the 42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards (November 2021)

32. Lee Jun-young: AAA Choice for “Imitation” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)

33. Joo Seok-tae: AAA Choice for “Twenty Hacker” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)

34. Park Geon-il: AAA Focus for “Lonely Enough To Love” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)

35. Doyoung: AAA Focus for “Midnight Cafe: The Curious Stalker” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)

36. Na In-woo: New Wave Award for “River Where The Moon Rises” at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards (AAA)

37. Tang Joon-sang: Jury’s Choice Best New Actor for “Move To Heaven” and “Racket Boys” at the 2021 Metro Best K-Drama Awards

38. Kwak Dong-yeon: Jury’s Choice Best Supporting Actor for “Vincenzo” at the 2021 Metro Best K-Drama Awards

39. Gong Yoo: Jury’s Choice Best Cameo for “Squid Game” at the 2021 Metro Best K-Drama Awards

40. Chun Ho-jin: Male National Actor at the 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards

41. Hwang In-yeop: Male Rookie Actor for “True Beauty” at the 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards

42. Kim Kang-hoon: Teen Actor at the 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards

43. Lee Hong-nae: Male Actor Scene Stealer at the 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards

44. Kim Young-dae: Rookie Actor at the 2021 Brand of the Year Awards

45. Lee Bong-geun: Best New Actor for “The Pansori Singer” at the 2021 Chunsa Film Art Awards

46. Park Ji-hoon: Male Idol-Actor at the 2021 Korea First Brand Awards