Chanyeol, born Park Chan-yeol, is an actor and singer from South Korean who is known as a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO and its sub-group EXO-K. In his solo activities, he came to popularity for his appearances in an episode of the 2013 sitcom Royal Villa, the 2015 film Salut d'Amour and the 2015 show Dating Alone. He is currently under management of S.M. Entertainment in South Korea and Avex Trax in Japan.
His passion for music was found after watching School of Rock as an elementary school pupil and his interest in playing drums was inspired by a movie. He then had an easy access to many musical instruments thanks to his father's experience in music. He was active as a member of a band with his best friends for three years before achieving the second place in the 2008 Smart Model Contest and then becoming a trainee under SM Entertainment. In addition, he entered a private acting institution at the same year and currently studies Culture and Art Management at Kyung Hee Cyber University.
His sister Park Yoora is an Announcer at MBC Broadcasting Station in South Korea. In addition, he is the good friend of Block B's