Jung Ji Hoon, better known by his satge name Rain, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and music producer who is considered as a world star due to his wide popularity. He shot to fame with various acting roles such as in Full House (2004), I'm a Cyborg, But That's Ok (2006), Speed Racer (2008) and Ninja Assassin (2009). His acting career earned him several awards such as the KBS Excellence in Acting (Best Actor), the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, etc. Rain's musical career includes seven albums (six Korean, one Japanese), 28 singles and numerous concert tours around the world. With a tenor vocal range and smooth yet husky, he has won a lot of fans' heart. Rain is one of typical hallyu artists.
Rain lost his mother as she struggled with diabetes and died in December 2000. Within that same year, Rain was recruited as a trainee for JYP Entertainment, led by recording artist and producer Park Jin-Young.
On 2 January 2013, Rain stated his relationship with actress Kim Tae-hee.
- The meaning of the name Rain: Abundant Blessings From Above