Jeong Ji-hoon (Korean: 정지훈; born June 25, 1982), often known simply as Rain, is a South Korean pop singer, dancer, model, actor, businessperson, and designer.
Rain has released six albums (5 Korean, 1 Japanese) and 19 singles. He won the KBS Best New Actor award for his premiering role in the drama Sang Doo! Let's Go To School. In 2004, Rain won the KBS Excellence in Acting award for his role in the drama Full House. After starring in A Love To Kill, he acted in his first Korean film, I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006), which won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. Rain has acted in the American films Speed Racer (2008) and Ninja Assassin (2009).
In 2007, Rain left the management of JYP Entertainment and started his own company, J. Tune Entertainment.
Rain spent most of his childhood living with his parents and younger sister, Jeong Hanna, near Hongik University. Despite being an introverted and shy child, he discovered he had a passion for dance when he performed in a talent show for Sungmoon Junior High School. Rain initially had a difficult time balancing dance and academics and received low grades during the beginning of junior high because of his