Name: Kim, Taehyung also known as V, 김태형
Nicknames: TaeTae, CGV, 4D, Gucci Prince, Blank Tae, Jack, Alien
Date of Birth: December 30, 1995
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
Associated Acts: BTS
Label: Big Hit Entertainment
Kim, Taehyung (stage name V) was born on December 30, 1995 in Daegu, South Korea. Taehyung is a singer, songwriter, and actor. He is a vocalist in the all South Korean group BTS.
V was born in Daegu but grew up in Geochang County. He comes from a working class family of farmers. Taehyung is the eldest of three children. He has a younger brother and sister. Taehyung showed an early interest in music and aspired to be a singer. In order to pursue his musical dream, he began saxophone lessons after convincing his parents that it would help improve his performance on stage.
Taehyung continued to pursue his dream of becoming a professional singer at Korean Arts High School. He was urged by friends to attend an audition held by Big Hit Entertainment. He passed the audition and became a trainee for Big Hit Entertainment.
In June 2013, he became the last member of the newly-formed group BTS. Taehyung joined six other boys to record the debut single “No More Dream”, which later was included in the first BTS album of the group “2 Cool 4 Skool.”
Taehyung is a lover of animals. He has three dogs, Soonshim, Ssyongssyong, and YeonTan. He also has a cat named Kkanji.
Aside from singing, Taehyung is also an actor. He was in the South Korean drama series Hwarang: The Poet Warrior which ran from December 19, 2016 to February 21, 2017. The series starred Park Seo-joon, Go A-ra and Park Hyung-sik.
Taehyung is currently attending Global Cyber University along with six of his fellow BTS members.