Cha-In-ha (Cha In-na), the South Korea based actor became famous for his appearances in The Banker (2019), Clean with Passion for Now (2017), Temperature of Love (2017), Wok of Love (2018) and Love with Flaws (2019). He was also one of the most popular members of Surprise U, the famed actor group.
He starred as Joo Won-seok in the 2019 TV series “Love with Flaws” and his role in this drama received a wide acclaim. He passed away on December 3, 2019. Here is a summary of his profile, dramas he appeared in, and Instagram.
Table of Contents
1. Cha In-ha Profile
2. Cha In-Ha’s Early Days into K-pop and Acting
3. What Happened To Cha in-Ha?
4. Cha In-Ha Passes Away At 27
5. Dramas Timeline As An Actor
6. Cha In-ha’s Instagram
Cha In-ha Profile
Name at Birth: Lee Jae-ho 이재호
Popular Name: Cha In-ha (This is a Korean name and ‘Cha’ is his family name)
Birth Date: July 15, 1992
Died On: December 3, 1992 (aged 27 years)
Years active in the industry: 2017 – 2019
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Made his film debut in 2017
Instagram Account Personal: (3.2 million followers) https://www.instagram.com/chang._.a/
Instagram Account Personal: (94.7 k followers) https://www.instagram.com/chainha_715/
Instagram Account Official: (84.4 k followers) @jeon.changha_official
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_8vMJIW8NIG-ytxxKZdpaw
Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/kimchitomatoaji
Cha In-ha was born in Sinchon on July 15, 1992.
Cha In-ha has had a longing to become an actor since he was a child, and he had his sights set on studying theater and film at university, but that didn’t work out, so he went on to study English literature.
However, the further he got away from acting, the stronger his dream of becoming an actor became, and he eventually tried again, enrolling in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at Chuo University.
Cha In-Ha’s Early Days into K-pop and Acting
While still in college, there was an audition for actors at the entertainment agency Fantagio, and he passed on his first try and joined the company.
In 2017, at the age of 22, he debuted as an actor group “Surprise U“.
Cha In-ha’s group “Surprise U” was formed in July 2017 as the second actor group of the same agency with some senior members.
Since their debut, it seemed that their careers were going well with supporting roles in popular dramas.
What Happened To Cha in-Ha?
While playing in the drama “Love with Flaws,” which just started a month before his death, Cha-in-ha was found dead at his home on December 3, 2019, by his manager, making this film his last work.
According to the testimony of a police official, Cha in-ha was under treatment for depression.
Also, according to the bereaved family, he had had similar incidents in the past.
The forensic examination of the scene revealed that there was no possibility of a homicide, and based on the above and other factors, the police concluded that this was an unfortunate case of suicide.
Sources said that Cha did not leave back any final message or Will. And his family requested not to conduct any autopsy.
The Fantagio office announced that the funeral would be held quietly and privately for the sake of the bereaved family and their painful feelings.
Cha In-Ha Passes Away At 27
The Korean entertainment industry just lost Seolli in October 2019 and Kuhara in November 2019. The continuing news of their deaths has spread shock.
In South Korea, the direct expression “suicide” is considered a no-no by press regulations, and reports will use the phrases “she made an extreme choice” or “she died while undergoing treatment for depression.”
Specific methods are also not allowed to be reported, and it is assumed that no further details will be given.
Some of the world’s most popular publications like The New York Times, The Guardian, and Deadline Hollywood have published articles comparing Cha’s death with the deaths of Sulli and Goo Hara, two other celebrities of the Korean entertainment industry.
Notably, the latter two died within two months of Cha’s death. Korea Times stated that there have been widespread concerns on copycat suicides.
Dramas Timeline As An Actor
|2017||Temperature of Love||Kim Ha-sung as a cook|
|2018||Greasy Romance||As Bong Chi-su (subordinate to lead actor Jang Hyuk)|
|2018||Are You Human?||Played by Hwang Ji-young (employee of lead actor Seo Gang-jun’s company)|
|2018||Clean With Passion For Now||(played by Hong Jae-min)(Company employee of cleaning company of lead actor Yoon Kyun Sang)|
|2019||The Banker||Played by Moon Hong-joo (starring as an employee at the bank’s audit office)|
|2019||Miss Independent Girl Ji Eun 2||Web drama [starring]|
|2019||Love with Flaws||Starring Ahn Jae-hyun Oh Young-seoPlayed by Joo Won-seok (Leading Actor Oh Young-seo’s Brother)November 27, 2019|
Cha In-ha’s Instagram
Cha In-ha had been very active on his Instagram account till the time of his death. His Instagram pages both personal and official contain a lot of his interesting pictures and messages to his friends and fans.