Nichkhun has been described as the Thai prince and the reason is not farfetched. The musician, actor, and model is one of the most famous pop stars to come out of Thailand. He is the main rapper, and vocalist of the famous k-pop band, 2PM. He has also established an award-winning solo career as a singer. Discover more about the 2PM member here including details about his age, height, as well as other interesting facts about him.
Who Is Nichkhun and How Old Is He?
Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul was born on the 24th of June 1988 in Rancho Cucamonga, California. He hails from a family of six. His father’s name is Teeragiat while his mother’s name is Yenjit. Both of his parents were born in Thailand, but to people who had emigrated from China. The singer also has three siblings: an older brother, Nichan, and two younger sisters called Nichthima and Nachjaree. Nichkhun spent the first five years of his life in the United States. He thereafter moved back to Thailand where he spent the next seven years pursuing his elementary education. At the age of 12, the singer moved once more to New Zealand and lived there for a year and a half. He then returned to the United States and completed his high school diploma there.
Nichkhun’s journey to stardom commenced when a pal of his convinced him to attend a Korean music festival in L.A. in 2015. In the course of the festival, the young man partook in an audition hosted by JYP Entertainment. He performed excellently and was recruited as a trainee. He subsequently debuted with 2PM in 2008. 2PM dropped their debut album, 01:59 pm, in 2009. The album spurned several hit singles. The group also won several awards including Best Male Group and Artist of the Year at the 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
Since then, 2PM has dropped several more albums and has also won numerous awards. The band is now on a hiatus, in order to enable most of the bandmates to complete their compulsory military service, and Nichkhun has used this window to pursue his solo career. He dropped a mini-album in December 2018 and a full-length album, Me, in February 2019. He has also performed solo concerts in countries such as Japan, Korea, and Thailand.
His Acting Career
Asides music, Nichkhun is also an award-winning actor. He has featured in several movies and TV series including Welcome to the Show, One and a Half Summer, Looking for Aurora, Shall We Fall in Love, Arthdal Chronicles, Seven Something, Forever Young, and Brother of the Year. Brother of the Year is a 2018 Thai film directed by Witthaya Thonggyooyoun. In this rom-com, the 2PM member plays the lead role of Moji, a Japanese-Thai marketing manager who falls in love with a lady named Jane. Jane reciprocates his affections but the two have to contend with Jane’s overprotective older brother named Chut. Nichkhun’s outstanding showbiz career has thus far fetched him several awards including Asia Superstar Award at the 2018 Thai Person of the Year Awards.
Height and Other Interesting Facts About Nichkhun
Nichkhun boasts of a tall and lean physique. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall (1.80m) and his weight is given as 64 kg (141 lb). This makes him the 3rd tallest member of his band. The tallest 2PM member is rapper/vocalist, Taecyeon. He is 6 feet 1 inch tall (1.85m) and his weight is given as 76 kg (167 lb). The second tallest 2PM member is rapper/vocalist, Chansung. He is 6 feet 0 inch tall (1.84m) and his weight is given as 75 kg (165 lb). The 3rd joint tallest member of the group is leader, Jun K. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall (1.80m) and his weight is given as 68 kg (149 lb). Occupying the fourth position are vocalists/dancers, Junho and Wooyoung. Both are 5 feet 10 inches tall (1.78m).
Other facts that are worth knowing about Nichkhun are listed below:
1. He took part in Thailand’s military draft lottery in 2009. The singer luckily picked a black piece of paper which meant that he was exempted from military service.
2. He is an official friend of UNICEF Thailand and has been so since 2013.
3. The singer/rapper is multilingual and speaks English, Thai, Korean, Japanese and Chinese languages.
4. He is also an instrumentalist and is skilled in both the piano and the guitar.
5. His family is quite well-to-do and his mother is the CEO of a pharmaceutical company.
6. He is Buddhist and his favorite color is red.