Real Name: Lee Donghae (이동해/李 東 海)
Position: Main Rapper, Dancer, Main Vocalist
Nickname(s): Fishy (물고기, it’s actually just “fish” but because of how Koreans pronounce it, it became “Fishy” to international fans), Donghae Bada (동해바다, East Sea), Pinocchio (named by Heechul), Dorobbong (part of the Bbong brothers with Heechul and U-Know Yunho), Tiger (from the Zodiac)
Date of Birth: October 15, 1986
Place of Birth: Mokpo in Southern Jeolla Province
Height: 175 cm/5′ 8.9″
Weight: 60 kg/132 lb (Donghae mentioned on Itta Upta 4/4/09 that he weighed 59kg)
Blood Type: A
Siblings: older brother Donghwa
Pets: Bada (Bichon Maltese dog, name comes from Donghae’s name East Sea, thus Bada meaning “Sea”), Meo (Bichon Maltese dog, name is short for “Romeo”)
Specialty/Hobby: Dancing, Exercise, Singing, Watching movies
Education: Currently a student at Myongji University
Donghae was born in Mokpo, Jeollanam on 15 October 1986. Donghae initially wanted to become an athlete, but under the influence of his father, who once desired to become a singer, Donghae decided to train himself to become a singer.
In 2001, Donghae signed a contract with SM Entertainment soon after he jointly won the Best Outward Appearance award with future band mate Sungmin on the company's third annual SM Youth Best Contest. Under SM Entertainment, Donghae was put in singing, dancing, and acting lessons, and was then recruited into a five-member boy band Smile, with future band mate Leeteuk, but the idea was soon dropped.
Donghae officially debut as part of 12-member project group Super Junior 05 on 6 November 2005 on SBS's music programme Popular Songs, performing their first single, "Twins (Knock Out)". Their debut album SuperJunior05 (Twins) was released a month later on 5 December 2005 and debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts. In March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation. However, plans changed and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. Following the addition of thirteenth member Kyuhyun, the group dropped the suffix "05" and became officially credited as Super Junior.