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D.O. (EXO)

Weight: 60 kg
Height: 173 cm
Real name: 도경수 / Do Kyung Soo
Date of Birth: January 12, 1993

D.O. (EXO)

About D.O. (EXO)

D.O. (EXO) Facts

  • Group: EXO
    • Position: Vocalist and Dancer.
    • Symbol Force
    • Voice type: Light lyric tenor
      • Rank: F2 ~ F#5 (3 octaves and 1 half note) *May be able to go higher.
      • Register: D3 ~ A4/Bb4
  • Training: 2 years as an apprentice in the SM Entertainment (2011-2012).
  • Meaning of the name: ‘Kyung’ means to celebrate and ‘Soo’ is the name of a river.
  • Favorite color: Black.
  • Religion: Christianity.
  • Nicknames: DoDo, Dyo, Kyunggie, Squishy, PenguinSoo.
  • Models to follow: The composer Yoo Young Jin.
  • Its motto is: “To be number 1”.
  • While studying, he always participated in singing competitions, because he has always loved music.
  • He was picked by an SM representative while returning from winning a prize in a competition. He didn’t know what kind of company SM was and it took him a while to believe them. He remembers to think “Is this real? What is this?”.
  • During his student years he did not tell anyone he was in the company, he was a very quiet student.
  • Volunteered at the RCY shelter to help children with disabilities.
  • In the Music Bank in Mexico participated along with Suho Chanyeol, Baekhyun in the song ‘Taste of Me’. completely in Spanish.
  • You have astigmatism.
  • He uses his real name to promote himself as an actor.
  • He was offered the male lead role in the web-drama Game Development Girls but due to his schedule he was unable to participate.
  • The magazine Max Movie the list was marked by 60 percent of audience research results and 40 percent of expert film commentators. The 11 stars are those who have great potential for the future and are steadily building their career in film. They include Park Bo Young and Park So Dam.
  • The Korean press gave him the nickname “Chingmuro’s blue chip” (which is a description to indicate that he does well in whatever he chooses to do and with first-class courage) for his extraordinary and characteristic performance in all the roles he has played, in which he has excelled as well as one of EXO’s lead singers.
  • Your web drama Be Positive it broke records reaching 10 million plays in just 4 days and accumulating 25 million in just 2 weeks and up to this moment it has accumulated 50 million plays thus becoming one of the most watched web drama of 2016.
  • He voluntarily enlisted for his mandatory military service as an active soldier on July 1, 2019. He concluded his military service on January 25, 2021. While serving, he participated in “Return: The Promise of the Day” is a musical promoted and produced by the military service.
  • “Empathy” has been certified Platinum in Gaon for selling more than 250,000 units.


D.O was born in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on January 12, 1993. He went to Goyang Poongsan Elementary School, Baekshin Middle School, and Baekseok High School. He has an older brother, Do Seungsoo, who is 3 years older than him. His biggest advantage is his singing ability. Because he likes singing, D.O entered all kinds of singing competitions.

In 2010, it was recommended to the hearing for SM through the S.M Casting System 2010 after winning a local singing festival, he auditioned with the songs ‘Anticipation’. from Na Yoon Kwon and ‘My History from Brown Eyed Soul subsequently, he joined SM Entertainment and had training for the last two years of high school.


On February 14, D.O. was unveiled as the eighth member of the new group of SM Entertainment, EXO.

D.O. was presented in teaser number 16 together with his partner Suho then on January 29, 2012, the music video for the debut single prolog debut of EXO-K, ‘What Is Love’. together with his partner Baekhyun.

In July 2013, D.O. made a collaboration with f (x) in the song ‘Goodbye Summer’. as part of his second full-length album ‘Pink Tape he was the first member of EXO in collaborating on other artists’ songs.

In December 2013, D.O., together with his colleagues Baekhyun and Chen released a special Christmas ballad titled ‘Miracles in December’. who won several awards at the Music Show, received praise for his singing skills.

In the year 2014, D.O. sang ‘Tell Me What Is Love’. on the first concert tour EXOPLANET: THE LOST PLANET from EXO the song has been specially composed and arranged by the outstanding composer of SM Entertainment Yoo Young Jin.

February 16, 2016, SM Entertainment launched a video prologue of the next artist to participate in its project SM Station reporting that D.O will release the project’s second digital single on February 19, titled ‘Tell Me (What is Love)’. the single was written and arranged by Yoo Young Jin.

Debut Actor

In July 2014, D.O. made his acting debut in the SBS drama, It’s OK, It’s Love starring Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin where he plays Han Kang Woo thanks to this drama, Kyung Soo has received high praise from viewers and actors alike, as he is a difficult character to play as a novice actor.

Kyung Soo was nominated for Best New Actor and to Male Popularity Award for the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards in 2015. He won Best New Actor in the PAN Drama Star Awards d.O. was ranked No. 1 out of 40 idol actors who have participated in dramas.

In November of the same year, he made his big-screen debut in the film Cart where he plays the high school student Choi Tae Young the film was released in the United States in the year 2000, and it was released in the United States in the year 2000. The film was released in the United States in the year 2000. Toronto International Film Festival 2014 D.O. also sang the OST ‘‘Crying Out/외침’ for the film.

In June 2015, he made special appearances on the KBS Monday/Tuesday drama Hello Monster playing the psychopath Lee Joon Young his performance left a strong impression on viewers, receiving praise from netizens, critics and industry experts.

Shortly thereafter, he was cast as the male lead in the romantic movie Pure Love together with the actress Kim So Hyun the film began shooting in June 2015 in Goheung County, Jeolla Province, South Korea.

In August 2015, D.O.’s participation as one of the male leads in the film was confirmed The Older Brother playing the role of a national Judo athlete; together with the actor Jo Jung Suk and actress Park Shin Hye.

In January 2016, it was confirmed that he would participate with the cast of voice actors in the animated film, The Underdog. will play the role of Moongchi a stray dog that gets separated from its owner.

In April 2016, he joined the spectacular cast of the movie With God composed of elite actors such as Ha Jungwoo, Cha Taehyun Ju Jihoon, Ma Dongsuk and Lee Jung Jae about a court in the afterlife where the deceased undergo multiple trials for 49 days.

On September 25, 2016 it was announced that he would star in his first web drama called Positive Physical directed by Lee Byung Heon, the director of the blockbuster film Twenty in which he will play the role of a quirky film school student with a brilliant, quirky personality whose extraordinary passion for cinema makes him stand out from the rest.

On December 12, 2016, it was confirmed that he would participate in a new thrilller called room 7 with Shin Ha Kyun the story of a dead body found in room #7 in a DVD room (an establishment where you can watch movies). DO will be playing the role of the employee who discovers the body in the room while Shin Ha Kyun will act as the owner of the establishment.

On May 17, 2017, it was reported that Kyungsoo would be a new movie called, “Swing Kids”, directed by famous director Kang Hyung Chul. “Swing Kids” is a film that takes place in a concentration camp, during the Korean War. Kyungsoo will be playing Ro Ki Soo, a North Korean soldier prisoner, who falls in love with tap dancing amidst the chaos. The film is even more significant as it will be directed by director Kang Hyung Chul known for film such as “Tazza: The Hiden Card” ; Sunny ,and “Scandal Makers”.

Solo Debut

At the end of June SM Entertainment announced D.O.’s solo debut scheduled for July 26th with his first Mini Album, making him the 5th EXO member to debut as a solo artist.

D.O. (EXO) Collaborations

  • f (x) – Goodbye Summer (2013)

D.O. (EXO) Drama

  • Real Sword Battle (KBS2, 2022)
  • Dear My Room (O’live, 2018-2019) cameo
  • 100 Days My Prince (tvN, 2018)
  • Be Positive (Naver TV, 2016)
  • Hello Monster (KBS, 2015)
  • EXO Next Door (LineTv, 2015)
  • It’s OK, It’s Love (SBS, 2014)

D.O. (EXO) Musicals

  • Return: The Promise of the Day (2020)

D.O. (EXO) Films

  • Secret (2022)
  • Along With the Gods 3 (2021)
  • The Moon (2021)
  • Underdog (2019, voice of Moongchi).
  • Swing Kids (2018)
  • Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018).
  • Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017)
  • Room 7 (2017)
  • My Annoying Brother (2016)
  • Pure Love (2016)
  • Cart (2014)

D.O. (EXO) Awards

  • The 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival: Best Young Actor
  • 3rd APAN Star Awards: Best New Actor (It’s OK, It’s Love)
  • Soompi Awards: Best Bromance with Jo In Sung (It’s OK, It’s Love)
  • Soompi Awards Best Idol Actor (It’s OK, It’s Love)
  • The 11th Annual Soompi Awards: Best Cameo (Hello Monster)
  • Max Movie Awards: Rising Star Award
  • 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Most Popular Actor (Film) (Pure Love)
  • 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor (Film) (My Annoying Brother)
  • Korean Film Shining Star Awards: Newcomer Award (Film) (My Annoying Brother)
  • 13th JIMFF Awards: Star Award (My Annoying Brother)
  • 38th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best New Actor (My Annoying Brother)
  • Asia Artist Awards: Popularity Award – Actor (My Annoying Brother)
  • 2nd International Film Festival & Awards, Macau: Talent Ambassador Award
  • 27th Buil Film Awards Popular Star Award (Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days)
  • The Seoul Awards Popularity Award (Actor) (Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days)
  • 18th Director’s Cut Awards Best New Actor (Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days)
  • 3rd Dong-A awards: Best New Actor (Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days)
  • 55th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best V Live Popularity Award (100 Days My Prince)
  • 14th Annual Soompi Awards: Best Couple besides Nam Ji Hyun (100 Days My Prince)
  • 14th Annual Soompi Awards: Actor of the Year (100 Days My Prince)
  • 17th Brand Of The Year Awards: Best Male Acting Idol
  • Buil Film Awards Popular Star Award (Swing Kids)
  • KBS Music Bank (06/08) “Rose”
  • Asian Pop Music Awards: People’s Choice Award (Overseas) (for Empathy)

D.O. (EXO) Radio Programs

  • KBS ‘Radio Show’ (03.05.2015, together with Chen )
  • Sukira Kiss The Radio (10.01.2014, besides Chanyeol and Sehun )
  • Younha’s Starry Night (09.01.2014, besides Suho )
  • KBS-R 2 ‘o’Clock’ (17.12.2013, next to Luhan, Baekhyun and Chen )
  • MBC-R Live on Air (17.12.2013, besides Luhan, Baekhyun and Chen )
  • (SBS) Cultwo Show (16.12.2013, besides Baekhyun, Chen and Luhan )
  • Young street Radio (13.12.2013, besides Baekhyun and Chen )
  • ShimShimTapa (11.12.2013, besides Baekhyun and Chen )
  • SBS Love Game (11.12.2013, besides Baekhyun and Chen )
  • Gayo Plaza Radio (09.12.2013, together with Baekhyun and Chen )
  • KBS-FM Kiss The Radio (26.06.13, besides Lay, Chen, Baekhyun and Chanyeol)
  • KBS-R Cool FMHong Jin Kyung’s 2PM (17.06.13, besides Suho, Kris Wu, Lay and Chanyeol)

D.O. (EXO) TV Programs

  • Knowing Bros episode 159 with EXO except Lay (JTBC 22.12.2018)
  • (MBC) Idol Men (23.07.2017)
  • Knowing Bros episode 85 with EXO except Lay (JTBC 22.07.2017)
  • Running Man (27.11.2016, with Jo Jung Suk)
  • Entertainment Weekly (31.10.2016)
  • EXO & Music Bank stardust 2 (15.06.2016, besides EXO )
  • Entertainment Weekly (12.02.2016)
  • Showbiz Korea – Simply Kpop (06.01.2014, besides Lu Han, Baekhyun and Chen )
  • (Mnet) MPD’s MVP (21.12.2013 besides Luhan, Baekhyun, Lay, Chen interview)
  • (Mnet) Super Hit (20.12.2013, together with Luhan, Baekhyun, Lay and Chen )
  • Star Face-Off Chuseok Special: “The Beatles” (20.09.2013, besides Chanyeol, Lay and Chen )
  • Immortal Song 2 (14.09. 2013, together with Kai, Lay, Sehun, Baekhyun, Luhan, Chen and Xiumin )
  • Beatles Code 2 (02.09.2013, together with Xiumin, Sehun, Lay, Suho and Baekhyun )
  • Immortal Song 2 (31.08.2013, together with Baekhyun, Kai, Sehun, Xiumin, Lay and Chen )
  • KBS Super Dog (17.08.2013, together with Xiumin, Kris Wu, Luhan, Suho, Baekhyun and Kai )
  • 1000 Song Challenge (07.07.2013, besides Chanyeol and Chen )

Movie Themes

  • Don’t Worry (besides Jo Jung Suk) theme for The Older Brother (2016)
  • Crying Out theme for Cart (2014)

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