With a doll face, big eyes, sweet voice and thinnish body Jang Na Ra won my sympathy from the first moment that I saw her in “Fated to love you.” She impress me with her naturalness and vulnerability.
Na Ra made her debut in the entertainment industry as a singer. Even if at the beginning nobody trust in her talent afterwards she succeeded to won several awards including two Daesang Awards – Grand Prize (equivalent to Korean Top Artist of the Year) from MBC Music Festival and KBS Music Awards.
She started her acting career with the MBC TV sitcom “New Nonstop” and in 2002, she had her first leading role in an SBS drama “Successful Story of a Bright Girl” (명랑소녀 성공기) in which her partner has been Jang Hyuk. From that moment, Jang Na Ra started to be the most desired actress in the Drama industry.
In 2005, after she consolidated her career in Korea, she began to promote herself in China. Her first Chinese drama was “Bratty Princess” which attracted affection from Chinese-speaking fans and made Na Ra very popular in China and other countries in Asia. She had filmed some Chinese dramas until 2009 (Good Morning Shanghai in 2007, Iron Masked Singer in 2010, and Unruly Qiao in 2011). She came back in Korea, in 2009, where her talent has been rewarded with Excellence Award for an Actress in a mini-series at the 2011 and 2012 KBS Drama Awards for her two dramas “Baby Faced Beauty” and “School 2013.”
We must not forget her other extraordinary K-dramas “Fated to love you,” “Mr. Back,” “Hello Monster” and “One more happy ending.”
Her talent helped her to build strong and truthful characters and made us love her very much.
We wish her Happy Birthday and lots of successful projects in the future.
Photos “Hello Monster”, directed by Noh Sang Hoon & Kim Jin Won; “Fated to love you”, directed by Lee Dong Yoon & Kim Hee Won; “One more happy ending”, directed by Kwon Sung Chan