Sandara Park (박산다라) is a South Korean singer and actress of the YG Entertainment label. She is a former member of kpop group 2NE1 (2009-2016). Sandara debuted as a solo artist in 2004 with her self-titled debut EP “Sandara” while living in the Philippines under the Star Records label.
Stage name: Dara
Real name: Park Sandara (박산다라)
Nicknames: Sandy, Krung-krung
Position in the group 2NE1: vocalist, sub rapper, visual
Birthday: November 12, 1984
Place of birth: Busan, South korea
Blood type: A
Height: 162 cm
Weight: 47 kg
Special talents: dancing, singing, acting
Languages: korean, english, chinese, japanese, tagalog
Accessory: mobile phone
Dara was influenced by: M.Y.M.P
Youtube: Dara TV
Interesting facts about Dara
1) Sandara Park was born in Busan, South Korea. She also lived in Daegu for a year.
2) Her name is an unusual Korean name due to the 3 syllables, it is related to the Korean General Kim Yoosin, whose childhood name was “Sang Sa Ra”.
3) Dara’s family: parents, younger sister Durami Park and younger brother (Thunder from kpop group MBLAQ).
4) Park Sandara released the album, which went platinum twice, selling over 60,000 copies in 6 months.
5) Dara’s nicknames: Sandy, Krung-krung
6) Dara moved to the Philippines in 1995 because of her father’s work.
7) Park Sandara joined YG in 2007.
8) Dara participated in the reality show “Star Circle Quest” (2004) in the Philippines and became famous.
9) Dara’s musical taste was influenced by M. Y. M. P, Seo Taiji and Boys.
10) Sandara Pak worked hard to improve her Tagalog accent and general knowledge of the language, because she felt very lonely as a foreigner in this country.
11) Park Sandara was the first member of 2NE1 to release the solo song “Kiss” ft. CL.
12) In december 2004, YG’s Yang Hyun-suk offered Dara master classes after watching the KBS documentary “My Name is Sandara Park”.
13) Thunder (former MBLAQ member) is Park Sandara’s younger brother.
14) According to Dara, “the flame of fame broke out” in 2004 when she participated in the talent show “Star Circle Quest” in the Philippines, where she began her career in music and television (dramas / commercials).
15) YG Entertainment began monitoring Sandara Park’s activities after her appearance in the KBS documentary “My Name is Sandara Park.” She joined the YG label in 2007 when she returned to Korea with her family after leaving her previous agency, Star Records.
16) Dara likes to wear streetwear style.
17) Park Sandara is strong in mathematics and physics.
18) Dara deletes the phone numbers of people who don’t answer.
19) Park Sandara speaks korean, tagalog, english and japanese. She said she had forgotten much of the chinese she knew.
20) Sandara Park focused on her acting activities at YG Entertainment, seeing the great success of her online dramas.
21) Dara has her own YouTube channel: Dara TV.
22) Korean netizens nicknamed Sandara “Boa from the Philippines” because of her huge popularity there, similar to the popularity of Boa in Japan.
23) Dara was a vocalist, sub rapper and visual artist in kpop group 2NE1, which, according to album sales, was one of the best-selling bands from 2009 until disbanding in 2016. Despite everything, Sandara took part in the creation and recording of the final song of the band “Goodbye”, which was released in early 2017.
24) Even before 2NE1 debuted, Sandara Park and CL collaborated on the song “Kiss”.
25) CL saved Sandara during the earthquake in Japan. CL even stated that she would rather die young than lose Dara.
26) Sandara’s favorite color: pink.
27) Dara used to be an obsessive fan of Lee Hyo-ri.
28) Sandara is a close friend of Donghae (Super Junior), they have been friends for more than ten years.
29) Heechul (Super Junior) is shy and often stutters around Sandara (he calls her little brother or brother-in-law).
30) Dara was a member of HeroSan along with Hero Angeles in the Philippines, however, they haven’t met each other in over a decade.
31) Sandara Park has been in love with Ji-won from Sechskies for a long time.
32) A celebrity close to Dara’s ideal type is actor Nam Joo-hyuk.
33) Sandara is considered an icon of South Korean beauty. She represented various fashion styles in the kpop industry.
34) The gift known as the idol with the “baby face” among celebrities due to the fact that looks younger than his real age.
35) Sandara Park has more than a thousand pairs of shoes.
36) Fans call Sandara Park “the rapper’s muse”.
37) During her career, Dara has repeatedly appeared in television commercials, advertising in print publications.
38)Park Sandara is afraid of large animals.
39) Favorite game of Dara: Angry Birds.
40) Favorite song 2ne1 for Sandara: “Fire”.
41) Favorite bands of Park Sandara: Boy Band PH and Big Bang (Boy Abunda interview).
42) EXO’s Chanyeol is a big fan of Sandara.
43) Dara prefers texting rather than calling, as she finds calling an awkward event.
44) Almost two years pack of Sandar dated Filipino actor Joseph Bitangcol.
45) Sandara remains in the agency YG Entertainment, where she also became a successful actress.
46) In addition to her singing and acting career, Sandara is also a TV presenter; she has been involved in projects “Two Yoo Project Sugar Man” (JTBC, 2015-2016), “Get It Beauty” (OnStyle, 2017) and “Видео звезда” (MBC, 2019).
47) Documentaries about Sandara Park: “My Name is Sandara Park” (KBS, 2004) and “Dara TV” (Youtube, 2017).
Sandara Park’s ideal type
“someone who is cute and slim, not muscular; who shares similar interests with me; who is interested in fashion, music and cats”.
Sandara Park albums (discography)
[2004.07.01] Sandara (mini album)
 Walang Sabit (Repackage, mini album)
 Ang Ganda Ko (I’m Beautiful) (Repackage, mini album)
[2009.09.07] Kiss feat. CL (digital single)
[2017.04.10] One Step OST Part.2 (원스텝 OST Part.2, digital single)
Movies with Sandara Park
Volta, 2004 – plays herself (cameo)
Bcuz of U, 2004 – April
Can This Be Love, 2005 – Daisy
D’Lucky Ones, 2006 – Anna
Super Noypi, 2006 – Michi
Girlfriends, 2009 – plays herself (cameo)
My Ex and Whys, 2017 – plays herself (cameo)
One Step, 2017 – Shichen
Cheese in the Trap, 2018 – Chan Bora
Solo Para Mujeres: The Movie, 2019 – Sandra
Doramas with Sandra Park
Krystala (ABS-CBN), 2004 – Kim
SCQ Reload: Ok Aco! (ABS-CBN), 2004 – Sandra
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Scrapbook (ABS-CBN), 2004 – plays herself
Voltes V Evolution (Hero), 2005 – Megumi Oka / Jamie Robinson (voice acting)
Your Song: Everything You Do (ABS-CBN), 2006 – plays herself
Komiks Presents: Machete (ABS-CBN), 2006 – Mara
Crazy for You (ABS-CBN), 2006 – Ara
Abt Ur Luv (ABS-CBN), 2006 – Betin (cameo)
Dalawang Tisoy (RPN) , 2007 – Kim Jae
The Return of Iljimae (MBC), 2009 – Ri
Style (SBS), 2009 – plays herself (cameo)
My Love from the Stars (SBS), 2014 – plays herself (cameo)
What’s Eating Steven Yeun (Be FUNNY Studios), 2014 – plays herself
Dr Ian (Naver TV Cast, Youku), 2015 – Lee Sodam
We Broke Up (CJ E&M), 2015 – No Uri
The Producers (KBS2), 2015 – plays herself (cameo)
Missing Korea (KBS), 2015 – Ri Yonghwa
One More Happy Ending (MBC), 2016 – Gu Silia (cameo)
Sandara Park Awards
2005 21st PMPS Star Awards for Movies (Best New Actress, movie “Bcuz of U”)
2005 PARI (Gold Award, “Sandara” EP)
2006 PARI (Platinum Award, “Sandara” EP)
2010 Philippines Kpop Convention (Hottest Female Star)
2012 Philippines Kpop Convention (Hottest Female Star)
2015 KWeb Festival (Best Actress, “Dr Ian”)
2018 ELLE’s Style Awards (Trend Entertainer Award)