South Korean actor Kim Soo-hyun, 31, will return to civilian life on July 1 after completing 21 months of mandatory military duty. “Kim has been reviewing a range of works ahead of the discharge,” an official for his agency, KeyEast, said on Monday. “He has already clinched a contract with a beauty brand.” Kim was originally expected to do alternative military service because of a cardiac condition. But after an additional physical examination, he was permitted to serve on active duty, and joined the army on October 23, 2017. He volunteered to serve in a front-line battalion. In 2015, the battalion’s two staff sergeants lost their legs after a landmine explosion while patrolling the southern side of the demilitarised zone near the city of Paju in Gyeonggi province. 5 movies with the hottest K-drama stars Kim made his debut in 2007 and rose to stardom after appearing in the dramas Dream High (2011), Moon Embracing the Sun (2012) and My Love From the Star (2013). Kim became the youngest winner of the KBS Drama Awards in 2015 at age 27. He also enjoyed success in the films The Thieves (2012) and Secretly, Greatly (2013). Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter This article was originally written by Dong Sun-hwa for The Korea Times .