Biography of Goo Hara
Goo Hara, better identified as Hara, was a popular South Korean singer, actress, and dancer. She is a retired member of the South Korean girl group KARA. In addition to this, Hara was also recognized for her performance in South Korean TV series ‘City Hunter-2011’. Furthermore, she gained much popularity after she debuted as a solo artist in July 2015. Likewise, she was also active in Japan focusing on her J-Pop music. Similarly, she was known to have a social and caring personality. She remained active as a solo artist as well as an actress until her death on November 24, 2019, when she was found dead at her home in Seoul, South Korea.
Childhood, Education & Early Life
Hara was born on January 13, 1991, in Gwangju, South Korea. Her birth name is Goo Ha-Ra and has a sibling brother. She kept her family and personal life secret from public knowledge. Likewise, she was a talented and qualified person from her early life thus she persuaded her career than her education.
As for her educational background, Hara attended Sungshin Women’s University. However, there is no information related to her educational achievements and subjects she majored in.
Goo Hara started her career as a model back in 2008. Later on, she became a member of the girl group KARA which was disbanded a few years ago. She also co-hosted a TV show named ‘A Style for You’. Likewise, she also appeared as a cast member of a reality show named ‘Invincible Youth’ (2009). Furthermore, she launched her solo career in July 2015. Eventually, she also started to collaborate with other artists.
Hara has received praise for her artistic performance and acting. She has been awarded the 2010 KBS Entertainment Awards, 2011 SBS Drama Awards, 2011 Mnet 20’s Choice Award, 2015 Korean Nail Star Award, 2015 SBS Entertainment Awards and others.
However, throughout her successful career, Hara suffered from severe depression and became the victim of cyberbullying. As a result, she had previously committed a failed suicide attempt. Soon after the death of her close friend Sulli, she ended up taking her own life to get rid of her depression & negative comments, news and rumors. Eventually, she was found dead at her home in Seoul, South Korea on November 24, 2019. After her death, the mental health issues and suicide attempts prevalent among the youth have become the major concern among the artists and the general public.
Hara had quite a great earning through her career. Her estimated net worth is around $9.5 million from her professional career as a singer and dancer.
- Name: Goo Hara
- Stage Name: Hara
- Birthday: January 13, 1991
- Sun Sign: Capricon
- Height: 5’4″ (164.5 cm)
- Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea
- Nationality: Korean
- Famous As: Singer & Dancer
- Labels: Production Ogi
- Marital Status: Unmarried
- Death: November 24, 2019
- Death-place: Seoul, South Korea
- Years Active: 2005-2019
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