Moon Bin was popular as a South Korean singer, actor, dancer, and model under the label Fantagio. He gained more fame after being a member of the South Korean boy group Astro and its sub-unit Moonbin & Sanha.
Moon Bin was also popular as a child actor when he played in the drama Boys Over Flowers.
Early Life of Moon Bin
Moon Bin was born on January 26, 1998. Moon was born in Cheongju-si, South Korea. As of 2023, he was 25 years old. He used to cut his birthday cake on the 26th of January and his birth was Aquarius. His parent’s name is Kim Hyosun (mother) and Cheongju (father).
Moon spent his early life with his two siblings. His younger sister’s name is Moon Sua. His sister, Sua is a member of the South Korean girl group Billie. Moon had South-Korean citizenship and he belongs to the Asian ethnicity. He used to follow the Christianity religion.
Education of Moon Bin
He joined Nampyeong Elementary School and Jungma Elementary School. Moon joined Jayang High School and after some time he attended Seowon High School.
He graduated with a major in Practical Music from Hanlim Multi Art School in 2016. Then, he joined Konkuk University Middle School.
Moon Bin’s Relationship
He was single at the time of his death. Moon was living a single low-key life while focusing on his singing career. He was not involved in any rumor or controversy during his lifetime.
Moon Bin’s Net Worth
As of 2023, Moon had an estimated net worth of $2 million. This was the outcome of his career as a model and singer. $346.5K to $458.4K was his annual salary as a reality tv personality.
Moon Bin Died at 25
On April 19, 2023, Moon Bin left this beautiful world in the Gangnam district of Seoul. His manager found him dead as he didn’t arrive for his rehearsal. The main reason behind his death is suicide. Bin was only 25 years old at the time of his death. His death was released by Yonhap News saying:
“it appears that [he] took his own life. We are currently discussing the possibility of an autopsy to determine the precise cause of death.”
On April 18, 2023, he and fellow Astro member Sanha announced that they were all set to perform at the Dream Concert in Busan.
The Journey of Moon Bin’s Career
- By profession, Moon is a model and singer.
- He started his career as a child model and ulzzang under the support of his mother in 2004.
- Moon appeared as mini U-Know Yunho in TVXQ’s music video of the song name Balloons in the year 2006.
- He also appeared as a child artist, the younger version of Kim Bum’s character in the Korean drama Boys over Flowers in 2009.
- He also played in a web drama, named To Be Continue.
- He played the role of Jung Oh-je in Moments of Eighteen on January 17, 2019.
- When he was in fifth grade he became a trainee at Fantagio.
- On February 23, 2016, he debuted as one of the six-member boy group Astro.
- With Astro, he released the album, Spring Up with five songs.
- He became part of The Ultimate Watchlist of Latest Trends on September 7, 2018, for the first two seasons.
Return from hiatus and unit debut: 2020–2022
Moon take leave from Astro due to his health issues on November 12, 2019. After a year, he got back by appearing in a Vlive broadcast with Astro members on February 14, 2020. On March 4, 2020, he became the new host of the Show Champion with his bandmate Yoon San-ha.
Awards and nominations
- In 2020, he was nominated for APAN Music Awards in the category of Entertainer of the Year.
- He was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the movie Find Me if you can at Seoul Webfest Film Festival.
Movies, TV Shows & Songs
He played in movies like Boys Over Flowers and Moment of Eighteen. Some of his popular tv shows are Forever Young, My Romantic Some Recipe, Idol Fever, and Soul Plate. He also played in The Mermaid Prince, Mermaid Prince: the Beginning, The Ultimate Watchlist of Latest Trend, and Insa Oppa.
His songs include Candy sugar pop, who, Blue Flame, Crazy sexy cool, All Night, madness, After Midnight, and Knock. He also released songs like Desire, Your Day, Baby, and Chup.
FAQs of Moon Bin
Was Moon Bin a Foodie?
Yes, Bin was a foodie. He had appeared in a variety of food-centric shows and videos. Some of his popular food videos include a lunch date with his sister Moon Sua on DNA Mate and a cooking challenge for the Food-vengers program.
Did Moon Bin speak English?
Yes, Moon used to speak English sometimes. He was not fluent in English but he used to speak at awards ceremonies and in interviews.
How tall is Monn Bin?
He stood at the height of 5 feet 11 inches. His body weight was 63 kg. Moon had a beautiful pair of black colored eyes and his hair was also black in color.
Are Moon Bin and Moon Sua related?
Yes, Moon Bin and Moon Sua are related. Sua is the younger sister of Bin. By profession, both of them are Korean singers.
What were Moon Bin’s Nicknames?
He had many nicknames. U-Know MoonBin, Binnie, and Sleepyhead are some of his popular nicknames given by his band member and fans.