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Kang JiYoung (KARA)

Weight: 48 kg
Height: 167 cm
Real name:
Date of Birth: January 18, 1994

Kang JiYoung (KARA)

About Kang JiYoung (KARA)

Kang JiYoung (KARA) Facts

  • K-pop group: KARA (2008-2014)
    • Position: Vocalist, dancer and maknae
    • Project group Mystic White (2012)
  • Education: Kwanghee Middle School
    • Gwanghui Junior High School
    • Sungkyunkwan University
  • Family: Parents, two younger sisters and cousin/singer NS Yoon Ji.
  • Hobbies: Taking pictures, listening to music, watching movies and aromatherapy candles.
  • Skills: Dancing, guitar, piano, twister and training her cat.
  • Languages: Korean (native language), English (fluent), Japanese (fluent) and Chinese (basic).
  • Fanclub: Bicycle
  • She auditioned with the song “Kissing You” by Girls Generation.
  • Joined KARA together with Goo Ha Ra after the departure of Kim Sung Hee debuting with the mini album “Rock U”.
  • She is a cousin of the singer NS Yoon Ji.
  • On January 16, 2014, Ji Young’s father confirmed her departure from the group saying, “Ji Young will leave the group once her contract expires in April 2014, in order to focus on her acting and language studies in London.
  • After finishing her studies in London, she signed a contract with the Japanese agency Sweet Power to pursue her acting career in that country.
  • Her favorite sports are boxing and horseback riding.
  • March 15 marked the one year anniversary of YJ’s debut as a solo artist. she made her debut in the Japanese market with “Radio” & “Saigo no Sayonara”, then released three singles in English: Radio, “Up In The Air” & “I’m Just Not Into You” marking her international debut as well. Ji Young also said that for her music career she will only use the acronym of her name JY, and leave her name only for acting.

Kang JiYoung (KARA) Advertisement

  • 2015-2017: Nesurenihon Kit Kat
  • 2011: Union Bay
  • 2011: Nature Republic
  • 2010: Karaya
  • BEARPAW

Kang JiYoung (KARA) Drama

  • Midnight Snack Couple (jTBC, 2020)
  • Soshite, Ikiru (WOWOW, 2019)
  • Ie Uru Onna 2 (NTV, 2019) ep.5
  • Orphan Black: Seven Genes (Tokai TV, 2017-2018)
  • Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (JTBC, 2017) cameo
  • Tokumei Shikikan Goma Ayaka (Fuji TV, 2016)
  • Osaka Kanjousen Part 2 (Fuji TV, 2017)
  • Doctor X ~ Gekai Daimon Michiko (TV Asahi, 2016) ep.7
  • Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto (Fuji TV, 2016) ep.10
  • Higanbana (NTV, 2016)
  • Life is… (Nestlé Japan, 2016, web series).
  • How is the sky over there? (Nestlé Japan, 2015, web series)
  • Tamiou (TV Asahi, 2015)
  • Higanbana SP (NTV, 2014)
  • Hell Teacher Cloud (NTV, 2014)
  • Secret Love (Dramacube, 2014)
  • Rainbow Rose (TV Tokyo, 2012)
  • URAKARA (TV Tokyo, 2011)
  • Hero (MBC, 2009) cameo
  • That Person Is Coming (MBC, 2008) cameo

Kang JiYoung (KARA) Musicals

  • Sweet Charity – as Charity Hope Valentine (2016)

Kang JiYoung (KARA) Films

  • Dai Tsunahiki no Koi (2021)
  • Dosukoi! Sukehira (2019)
  • Tokyo Ghoul 2 (2019)
  • Yaru Onna: She’s a Killer (2018)
  • Watashino Jinsei Nanoni (2018)
  • Reon (2018)
  • Zenin, Kataomoi (2016). kataomoi Spiral’ segment
  • Assassination Classroom: Graduation (2016)
  • Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno (2015, voice dubbing).
  • Assassination Classroom (2015)

Kang JiYoung (KARA) Radio Programs

  • (RADIO NEO) Morning NEO -SUNNY- (27/03/17)
  • TokyoFM Jiyoung’s Seasons (2015, as DJ).
  • Monaco Radio (11/13/14)
  • (MBC) ShimShimTaPa “Stop the Boring Time” (5/05/2010-3/10/2011, besides Gyuri and Shindong)
  • Sukira Kiss the Radio (23/09/2009-14/04/2010, besides Gyuri)

Kang JiYoung (KARA) TV Programs

  • Vs Arashi (Fuji TV) ep.298
  • PON! (10/02/16)
  • CUNE (04/18/15)
  • PON (03/30/15)
  • Sekai itte mitara honto wa konna toko datta!? (25/03/15)
  • Mezamashi TV (19/03/15)
  • Honmadekka (03/18/15)
  • Oricon Style (03/17/15)
  • TBS Sekai Summer Resort (03/14/15)
  • Downtown DXDX (20/11/14, Japan)
  • Sekaiichi Uketai Jugyou (8/11/14, Japan)
  • Trick Hunter (10/22/14, Japan)
  • ZIP! (10/10/14, Japan)
  • Invincible Youth 2 (KBS2, 2012)
  • Running Man (SBS, 20112) Ep. 61-62
  • I Love Pet (MBC, 2010)
  • Kara Bakery (Mnet, 2009)

Kang JiYoung (KARA) TV Drama’s

  • MY ID subject for Orphan Black: Seven Genes (2017)
  • Joshi Modoki subject for Hito wa Mitame ga 100 Percent (2017)
  • Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto theme for Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto (2016)
  • RADIO theme for Higanbana (2016)
  • Saigo no Sayonara theme for Higanbana (2016)
  • Rainbow Rose subject for Rainbow Rose (2012)
  • My Love & (together with Park Gyu Ri ) subject for Daemul: Big Thing (2010)

Kang JiYoung (KARA) is a member of:

Mystic White

Mystic White

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