Minho (민호) is a South Korean singer, rapper, and actor under SM Entertainment. He is a member of the boy group SHINee.
Minho's father, Choi Yun-kyum, is a well-known soccer coach and retired professional player. Growing up, Minho wanted to become a professional soccer player, however, his father greatly disapproved of this decision.
In 2006, Minho was discovered through SM Entertainment's Casting System. In March 2008, he modeled for Ha Sang-beg's F/W 08–09 Seoul Collection.
2008: Debut with SHINee
He debuted as a member of SHINee on May 22, 2008 with the group's first mini album Replay.
Minho graduated from high school on February 10, 2010. He then went on to attend Konkuk University, majoring in film. He graduated from the university in 2015.
On April 15, 2019, he enlisted into the Marine Corps. His expected discharge date is November 14, 2020.