South Korean singer Lee Gi-kwang, who is the lead vocalist and main dancer of boy band Beast, celebrates his 25th birthday on Monday, 30 March.
Born in Naju, South Korea, the celeb has been interested in singing from a very young age. With the support of his family, he entered the world of music as a solo singer and released his first album titled 'First Episode: A New Hero' on 4 April 1990.
His stage name Ace Junior (AJ) triggered many controversies after netizens expressed their dissatisfaction over him being known by the same name as singer Kim Jae-Seop.
After serving South Korean record label Cube Entertainment for a few months, he joined boy band Beast and the group released its first single 'Bad Girl' on 16 October 2009.
Gi-kwang was also part of several TV shows, including 'High Kick Through the Roof', 'Idol Maid', 'Hot Brothers', 'Win Win', 'My Princess', 'Inkigayo', 'Me Too, Flower!', 'Invincible Youth 2' and 'Running Man'.
The celeb won the popularity award at the MBC Entertainment Awards 2010 for his role in 'Hot Brothers' and he also received the Best New Actor award during the MBC Drama Awards 2011 for portraying Geon Lee in 'My Princess'.