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Do Kyung-soo (Hangul: 도경수), better known as D.O. (디오), is member of the group EXO and its sub-group EXO-K. He is also known for being an actor.


  • Stage Name: D.O. (디오)
  • Real Name: Do Kyungsoo (도경수)
  • Chinese Name: Dōu Jǐng Xiù (都暻秀)
  • Nicknames: Nation's First Love (because of his movie 'Pure Love'), Heenjabuja (rich in whites), Kyungja (by Baekhyun & Sehun), Dyo, Kaengsoo, Penguin, R&B Prince (by fans), Yoo Young-jin's Son (by Korean media)
  • Bloodtype: A
  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 59kg
  • Skills: Singing, beat box
  • Super Power (Badge): Earth
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Chinese Zodiac Sign: Monkey
  • Family: Father, Mother, Older brother


Kyungsoo was born on January 12, 1993 in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea to a couple whose names are undisclosed. He has an older brother, Do Seungsoo.

Known for his singing skill, Kyungsoo began singing during primary school. Throughout his high school career, he was an avid participant in local singing competitions. In 2010, he was recommended to audition for S.M. Entertainment after winning at a local singing festival. Subsequently, he became an S.M. Entertainment trainee during his last two years of high school after performing Na Yoonkwon's "Anticipation" and Browneyed Soul's "My Story" at his audition.

Kyungsoo was formally introduced as the eighth member of EXO on January 30, 2012. His stage name is derived from his family name, Do. He sees Yoo Youngjin, S.M.'s music producer, as his role model. In July 29, 2013, he was featured in f(x)'s song "Goodbye Summer", a track from their album Pink Tape. Premiering at the September 2014 Toronto International Film Featival, Kyungsoo made his feature film debut in the movie Cart. His role consisted of playing the high school student Tae Young.


Mini Album


TV Drama

Year Name Channel Role
2012 To The Beautiful You SBS Himself (Cameo, Episode 2)
2014 It's Okay, That's Love Han Kang-woo
2015 EXO Next Door Naver TV Cast Fictionised version of himself
Hello Monster KBS2 Teenage Lee Joon-young
2016 Be Positive Naver TV Cast Kim Hwan-dong
2018 100 Days My Prince tvN Won-deuk/Lee Yool
2019 Dear My Room Cameo (episode 11)
2022 True Sword Battle KBS2 Jin-jeong


Year Name Role
2014 Cart Choi Tae-young
2016 Pure Love Beom-sil
My Annoying Brother Go Doo-young
2017 The Underdog Moongchi (voice)
Room No.7 Tae Jung
Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds Private Won Dong-yeon
2018 Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days
Swing Kids Roh Ki-soo
TBA The Moon Seon-woo
The Unspeakable Secret Yoo-joon

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2014 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best Young Actor It's Okay, That's Love Won
3rd APAN Star Awards Best New Actor Won
2015 51st Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) Nominated
10th Max Movie Awards Best New Actor Cart Nominated
9th Asian Film Awards Best Newcomer Nominated
52nd Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
2016 11th Max Movie Awards Rising Star Award N/A Won
52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor (Film) Pure Love Won
2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (Film) My Annoying Brother Nominated
Most Popular Actor (Film) Won
Korean Film Shining Star Awards Newcomer Award (Film) Won
13th JIMFF Awards Star Award Won
38th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actor Won
2nd Asia Artist Awards Popularity Award (Actor) N/A Won


  • D.O. is responsible for most of the cooking done at EXO’s dorm.
  • When he was a kid, he was an ulzzang probably due to his cute appearance.
  • Apart from cooking, D.O. likes cleaning. He likes to keep his room and their dorm tidy and organized.
  • He idolizes and respects TVXQ’s Yunho.
  • D.O. has a close relationship with Kai.
  • His family was supportive of his singing and always supported him in singing competitions.
  • D.O. likes spaghetti, pop music, English music, and fantasy movies.
  • D.O. is well known for his doe-eyed look and scary-but-cute expression.
  • He sings English songs quite well and has a good pronunciation. He often covers popular English songs during radio shows.
  • D.O. is known to be quiet and calm.


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