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Personal Information
Real Name Kim Tae-hyung
Hangul 김태형
Other Names TaeTae
Birthdate December 30, 1995 (1995-12-30) (age 22)[3]
Birth Place Daegu, South Korea
Height 178 cm (1.78 m)[3]
Weight 62 kg[3]
Blood Type AB[4]
Job Singer, songwriter, actor
Genre Dance Pop, Rap, Hip-Hop
Years active 2013–present
Labels LOEN Entertainment[5]
Agency Big Hit Entertainment
Associated acts BTS
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (as Suk Han-sung)
BTS' V Signature
Website Official Website
BTS Twitter (Shared by members)
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I’ve learned to look back and appreciate my times of trial, as they are also what made me.

–V, 2017.12.10, South Korea

Kim Tae-hyung (김태형) known by his stage name, V (뷔) is a South Korean singer, songwriter and actor. He is one of the vocalist and lead dancer of BTS.


Kim Tae-hyung was born on December 30, 1995 in Daegu, South Korea. He is the oldest boy in his family. He has one younger sister named Kim Eon-jin and a younger brother Kim Jeong-gyu.

He attended Korea Art School with Jimin and they graduated in 2014. [6] As of April 2016, he has not continued his education at a university.

At first, Taehyung's parents did not allow him to audition. However, he eventually received their permission to audition after asking them again. He was signed by Big Hit Entertainment and joined BTS as the sixth member after Jungkook. His addition to the group was kept a secret until their debut. Everyone was surprised by his teaser pictures, since BTS didn't announce him joining.[7]

He made his debut as actor in a historical drama entitled Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth as a supporting role. [8]


See also: BTS Discography


Unofficial songs

See also: BTS Unofficial songs


Television series

Year Name Channel Role
2016 Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth KBS2 Seok Han-sung (Supporting Role)

Variety shows

Year Name Channel Role
2015 Star King SBS Guest with RM (Ep.413)
Hello Counselor KBS2 Guest with RM (Ep.223)
My Pet Clinic - Guest with Jimin and J-Hope (Ep.6)
2016 Star King SBS Guest with J-Hope (Ep.433)
Celebrity Bromance Naver TV Cast Cast (Ep.1-4)

Music shows

Year Name Channel Role
2014 Show! Music Core MBC Special host (Episode November 8)
2015 Special host (Episode May 9)
2016 Music Bank KBS2 Special host (Ep.814)
Inkigayo SBS Special host with J-Hope (Ep.869)
2017 Inkigayo Super Concert in Daejeon Host

Music videos

Year Title Director Notes
2012 "I'm Da One" N/A Servant; Jo Kwon's music video
2018 "Singularity" Choi Yong-seok (Lumpens) Comeback Trailer for "Love Yourself 'Tear'" album


◯ = Participates as writing/composer/producer, ✖ = Not participated as writing/composer/producer

BTS Discography

Album Song Writing Composer Producer Ref.
No More Dream Outro: Circle Room Cypher [9]
The Most Beautiful Moment
in Life, Part 1
Hold Me Tight [10]
Boyz with Fun [11]
The Most Beautiful Moment
in Life, Part 2
Run [12]
The Most Beautiful Moment
in Life: Young Forever
Run (Ballad Mix) [13]
Run (Alternative Mix) [14]
Wings Stigma [15]
Unofficial song 4 O'CLOCK [16]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2017 Melon Music Awards Best OST "It’s Definitely You" (with Jin) Nominated
2018 Soompi Awards Best Idol Actor V (Hwarang) Won
Best Acting Ensemble Cast of Hwarang Won
Best Soundtrack Hwarang OST Nominated


  • His nicknames are: TaeTae, Blank Tae
  • He is 22 years old in the US age and 24 years old in the Korean age.
  • His zodiac sign is Capricorn
  • Taehyung's favourite number is 10
  • He loves bright weather
  • V's favourite season is Fall
  • Taehyung's favourite colours are black, white and green.
  • His favourite foods are: any type of meat and Japchae.
  • Before he received his stage name, he had the choice of picking either Six, Lex, or V, and he chose V, because it stands for victory
  • He used to play the saxophone, since his dad said that a singer should play at least one instrument
  • V's favourite subject in school is Music
  • He speaks Korean, English and Japanese. He also said that he's learning Mandarin
  • He and Jimin used to be classmates in high school
  • V's role model is his dad who takes care of V and his siblings and listens to everything they say.
  • If he wasn't a performer he would be a saxophonist or a farmer.
  • He had a pet dog named SoonShim.
  • He loves Panda Express.
  • He ranked 1st place in "The Most Handsome Faces of 2017".
  • V got a new adorable puppy named Yeontan/큰탄 in early 2018.
  • He is very sociable and he has a lot of friends who are also idols. Some example are: Baekhyun (EXO), Park Bo Gum (who supported him before he became successful) and more.
  • People used to say he has 4D, called him 'alien', but Taehyung doesn't like it.
  • Taehyung used to post pictures with his signature name Vante, a combination of V his stage name and Ante from his favourite photograher Ante Badzim.
  • V's voice is most distinguishable from other members for its deep, husky vocal range.
  • He almost debuted as a rapper in BTS rather than a vocalist.
  • He is known to BTS Armys for having a completely different person onstage compared to being offstage.

Family Tree

Kim Tae-hyung
Kim Eon-jin
Kim Jeong-gyu




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