A German-born South Korean singer Ha Dong-hoon (friendly known as Haha) came to prominence for starring in the sitcom, Nonstop and for co-hosting two popular variety programs, MBC's Infinite Challenge and SBS's Running Man, which brought him the award for "Best Entertainer" during the 2011 SBS Entertainment Awards in addition to Distinguished Male Award at 6th MBC Entertainment Awards, etc. Interestingly, he is often mistaken for a stand-up comedian by fans outside of South Korea.
Haha was born in Stuttgart,Germany to Korean parents. After receiving a Master's degree in Drama and Fine Arts from Daejin University, he became a trainee for Seoul Records and made his debut as a singer and rapper in 2001 with boy band, Jikiri. He was then a co-host for the show, What's Up YO! And landed a role in sitcom Nonstop in the third reason. His debut album titled, "The Beautiful Rhyme Diary" was released on February 18, 2005 with his debut single, "Love Song".
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