Bang Min-ah (Hangul: 방민아; born May 13, 1993), better known by the mononym Minah, is a South Korean singer and actress. She debuted as a member of the girl group Girl’s Day in 2010 and released her first solo album, I Am a Woman Too, in 2015. She has acted in various films and television series, including lead roles in Beautiful Gong Shim (2016) and Absolute Boyfriend (2018).
Bang Min-ah was born on May 13, 1993, in Incheon, South Korea. She attended Jinsun Girls’ High School and majored in Broadcasting at Dongduk Women’s University.
On July 9, 2010, Minah made her debut as a member of girl group Girl’s Day on Music Bank with their first single “Tilt My Head.”
Minah has released several solo singles; among them are “Holding Hands,” a song on Lee Hyun-do’s project album 4U; and “You, I” for the soundtrack of the SBS drama Doctor Stranger.
On March 3, 2015, DreamT announced that Minah would be making her solo debut in mid-March. Minah released her album I Am a Woman Too on March 15, 2015.
Minah released a solo digital single “Other Way” on November 11, 2017. Minah took part in writing the lyrics to the song “11°”, and also took part in composing the song.
Minah made her acting debut on the tvN variety show, Roller Coaster, appearing in the segment “Frustrated, But Let’s Stick Together.” She then featured in the sitcom Vampire Idol in 2011.
In 2013, Minah made her film debut in Holly, playing a high school student who aspires to be a ballerina. She received the Rookie Actress Award at the Gwangju International Film Festival for her performance. The same year, Minah was became the host of the music program Inkigayo, which she left in January 2014. She was subsequently cast in her second film, the family comedy Dad for Rent.
In 2015, Minah featured in the family drama Sweet, Savage Family. She also starred alongside Seo Kang-joon as leads for The Best Future, a web drama produced by Samsung.
In 2016, Minah landed her first television leading role in SBS’s romantic comedy series Beautiful Gong Shim. She earned positive reviews for her portrayal of the “ugly” but down-to-earth protagonist.
In 2019, Minah is set to return to small screen with the romantic comedy drama Absolute Boyfriend, based on the Japanese manga series of the same name.