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Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul, better known mononymously as Nichkhun, is a Thai–American rapper, singer, songwriter, model and actor. He is currently based in South Korea as a member of the South Korean boy band 2PM.
Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul [better source needed] (Thai: นิชคุณ หรเวชกุล; RTGS: Nitchakhun Horawetchakun; born June 24, 1988), better known mononymously as Nichkhun (Korean: 닉쿤), is a Thai–American rapper, singer, songwriter, model and actor. He is currently based in South Korea as a member of the South Korean boy band 2PM.
Nichkhun was born in Rancho Cucamonga, California to Thai Chinese parents from Bangkok. His paternal grandmother was from Hainan, China while his paternal grandfather was born in Thailand with Chinese ancestry. His mother, Yenjit Horvejkul, is the chief executive officer of a Thai pharmaceutical company, Union Medical, established in 1976, which acts as an importer and distributor.[unreliable source?] He has said that he has extended family and distant ancestors from Guangzhou. He holds dual citizenship in Thailand and USA.
He comes from a wealthy background, which earned him the nickname “Thai Prince" in South Korea. Nichkhun has one older brother, Nichan, and two younger sisters, Nichthima (Yanin) and Nachjaree (Chereen). At the age of five, ...