Meet Bae Suzy, K-Drama Star Rumoured To Be Ram Charan’s New Co-Star

Bae Suzy
Bae Suzy: With her 2020 release, Start-up, the South Korean actor Bae Su-ji, well known for her mononym Bae Suzy, has charmed the K-drama watchers.

The newly released Netflix series has drawn global attention to the starlet of the show. Start-up series follows the story of Seo Dalmi ( Bae Suzy), an aspiring businesswoman, who dreams of becoming the Steve Jobs of South Korea. She enters Sandbox, an imaginary Korean version of Silicon Valley, wherein she reunites with her biological sister Won Injae (Kang Hanna), now a rival. The story also involves a love triangle among Dalmi, Nam Dosan (Nam Joohyuk) and Han Jipyeong (Kim Seonho).

The unique storyline of the K-drama drew Bae Suzy, as the star revealed in an interview, “The concept felt fresh. It’s been a while since I’ve played a character around the same age as me, so that made it feel realistic as well”.


Here’s what we know about the female lead, Bae Suzy:

  • Initially, Suzy was eliminated from a K-pop audition reality show, Superstar K, and later scouted by JYP Entertainment.
  • Suzy made her debut in the K-pop industry before moving to the K-dramas. She was a member of the popular girl group Miss A.
  • She had to go through only 10 months, which is an exceedingly short term, of training after which she was launched as a K-pop idol in 2010. 
  • The 26-year-old actor was the youngest among the members of the idol group as she debuted at age of 15. 
  • The Korean artist earned many accolades for her debut teen show, Dream High, which shot her to fame at the age of 16.
  • Suzy earned the nickname ‘Nation’s First Loves’ from her fans after featuring in Architecture 101.
  • However, that is not the only moniker attached to her. She is also known as the “CF Queen” for being the most bankable endorser in South Korea.
  • She is the first Korean female celebrity to have a wax figure at Madame Tussauds which went on display in September 2016.
  • Suzy was cast as Jin Chae-sun, Korea’s first female pansori singer in the film The Sound of a Flower in 2014. To prepare for the role she received training in pansori (Korean genre of musical storytelling performed by a singer and a drummer) for a year.
  • Reportedly, filmmaker S. Shankar is planning to cast the South Korean actor Bae Suzy opposite Telugu actor Ram Charan in his upcoming film. No official confirmation has been received for the same.