Shim Changmin (심창민)Stage Name:
Max/Choikang Changmin (최강창민)Born:
February 18, 1988, Seoul, South KoreaHeight:
Mother, father and 2 younger sisters Shim Soo-yeon and Shim Ji-yeonPet:
Dog – MangdongOccupations:
Singer, dancer, actor, songwriter, composer, modelDebut:
December 26, 2003, with TVXQ at a BoA and Britney Spears showcasePosition:
High Vocal/Top tenorHobbies:
Listening to music, singing and eatingInstruments:
Piano, GuitarYears active:
SM Entertainment, AVEX (Rhythm Zone) Associated acts:
SM Town, TVXQ/DBSK,
Twitter: www.twitter.com/mjjejeShort Biography:
Shim Changmin also known as Max was born on February 18, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. He joined SM Entertainment by winning the best singer and best artist award in Sm Entertainment's 6th Annual Youth Competition, a talent search conducted annually by the talent agency. He debuted with TVXQ in 2003 performing the group's debut song "Hug" on SBS network's BoA and Britney Spears showcase special.
Apart from his contribution in misical activities with TVXQ, Changmin has also participated in some solo projects. In 2007, he wrote the lyrics to the track "Evergreen" which was composed by fellow band member Micky Yoochun and included in Sm Town's compilation album 2007 Winter SMTown - Only Love. In 2008, he wrote the Korean lyrics to "Love In The Ice" for the group's 4th Korean Album Mirotic. In the same year, Changmin also sang his Japanese solo track "Wild Soul" for TVXQ's 17th Japanese single of the TRICK project, Two Hearts/Wild Soul.
In 2006, Changmin starred with TVXQ in the miniseries "Vacation" which had a special premiere and screening at the main auditorium of Yonsei University. He appeared in the episode "Beautiful Life" alongside Xiah. They also participated in a number of episodes of Banjun Drama, a popular minidrama series aired on SBS network. He was also the first choice in the drama Snow Flower, but was replaced by Kim Ki Bum due to the hectic schedule of the TVXQ members. In 2009, Max was cast in the drama series "Paradise Ranch", which will be aired at the beginning of 2011.
Changmin graduated from Gaepo High School in 2006. Accordingly, he was accepted into Seoul's Kyung Hee University. As of 2009, he is enrolled as a student of Kyung Hee University majoring in postmodern music.
In January 2008, Max volunteered with his father in the cleanup of the beaches in Taean, South Korea following the nation's worst oil spill in history. His trip to Taean was intended to be done in secrecy during a short break from his activities with TVXQ during the new year and was only made known to the media and public when another volunteer posted his sighting on a fan site. The incident was later confirmed by TVXQ's agent.