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Name: Chanyeol
Real Name: Park Chanyeol
Alternative Spelling(s): 박찬열, 朴燦烈
Date of Birth: November 27, 1992
Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea
Nationality: South Korean
Genres: Korean Pop
Occupation: Singer, Actor
Label: S.M. Entertainment
Active Years: 2011-present
Status: Active
Power: Fire (Phoenix)
Associated Acts: EXO, EXO-K, SMTOWN
Affiliations: EXO member, EXO-K member

Park Chanyeol (박찬열), better known as simply Chanyeol, born on November 27, 1992 in Seoul, South Korea is the main rapper of the group. Chanyeol is part of EXO-K.


Chanyeol was born on November 27, 1992 in Seoul, South Korea. He has an older sister, Park Yura, who is an announcer. He attended Hyundai Chungun High School in Dong-gu, Ulsan and was admitted to a private acting institution when he was sixteen years old. Chanyeol has been a fan of musical instruments since his primary school years and has cited the film School of Rock to be his main influence in inspiring him to learn the drums.

During middle school, Chanyeol formed the band "Heavy Noise" with his friends. After winning second place in a televised uniform modeling contest in 2008, Chanyeol successfully auditioned for S.M. Entertainment through the S.M. Casting System. During this time, he was involved in his school's band, "Seiren." He made several media appearances prior to his debut with Exo, including TVXQ's music video, "HaHaHa Song" with Suho and Kai in 2008, and in 2010, he starred in the music video of Girls' Generation Japanese single, "Genie". He was also featured in the music video of Girls' Generation TTS's single "Twinkle" along with Kai, Sehun, and Baekhyun, and the model in K.Will's "You Don't Know Love".

Chanyeol was the twelfth and last member of EXO to be formally introduced to the public, on February 23, 2012. He cites Jason Mraz and Eminem to be his biggest influences. Chanyeol guest starred in the second episode of the 2013 sitcom, Royal Villa, with fellow member Sehun. He also appear in K.Will's M/V You Don't Know Love with actor Lee Hojung. Chanyeol was also a member of SBS's Law of the Jungle in Micronesia and was a member of Roommate.



  • If We Love Again (with Chen) (2016)
  • Let Me Love You (with Junggigo) (2017)


  • Last Hunter (Law of the Jungle OST) (2016)
  • I Hate You (with Yuan Shanshan) (So I Married an Anti-fan OST) (2016)
  • Stay With Me (with Punch) (Goblin OST) (2016)


TV Drama

Year Name Channel Role
2008 High Kick! KBS2 High school student
2012 To The Beautiful You SBS Himself (Cameo)
2013 Royal Villa jTBC
2015 Exo Next Door Naver TV Cast Chanyeol
2017 Missing 9 MBC Lee Yeol


Year Name Role
2015 Salut d'Amour Min-sung
2016 So I Married an Anti-fan Hoo Joon

Variety Show

Year Name Channel Role
2014 Law of the Jungle SBS Recurring Cast
Roommate Main Cast
2015 Law of the Jungle Recurring Cast

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Works Result
2015 8th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor Exo Next Door Won
Hallyu Star Award Won
2016 16th Top Chinese Music Awards Most Popular Foreign Idol N/A Won
2017 5th YinYueTai VChart Awards Best Collaboration (with Yuan Shanshan) I Hate You Won
Most Popular Artist (South Korea) N/A Won
Asia Model Festival Awards Asia OST Popularity (with Punch) Stay With Me Won
19th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best OST Nominated
9th Melon Music Awards Top 10 N/A Nominated


  • When he was a child, Chanyeol loved ferrets. He was even part of a ferret club.
  • Chanyeol can play guitar, bass, djembe and bass. In addition, he can beatbox and do imitations.
  • In Exo Next Door, he is one of the main characters.


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