V, also known as Kim Tae-hyung (Korean: 김태형) was born on December 30, 1995 in Seo District, Daegu, South Korea and grew up in Geochang County.
He is a singer, songwriter and actor.
Aside from his position of vocalist in BTS, V has also made his acting debut in 2016.
V coined the phrase “I purple you” during a BTS fanmeeting in November 2016, and the color has since become a symbol of BTS and the fandom.
UNICEF also used the phrase for an anti-bullying campaign in collaboration with the band.
In 2018, his artist name, “V”, was the number one searched keyword related to the K-pop industry in South Korea and had been for the past five years! He was also chosen 9th most preferred idol of 2018, and he reached the 4th place in 2019.
He was awarded the Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit in 2018 by the President of South Korea for his contributions to South Korean culture, along with other band members.