Sana - Updated Jun 2023

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Sana is a Japanese K-pop idol famous as a member of the girl band, TWICE. Sana is a lead vocalist and dancer. Furthermore, Sana has also acted in a very few series named ‘Twice: Seize the Light’,’ Knowing Bros, and ‘Running Man.’

Early Life and Childhood

Sana’s full name is Minatozaki Sana. She is a popular name, Sana. She was born on December 29, 1996, and has turned 26 years old. Sana was born in Tennoji-Ku, Osaka, Japan.

Sana is the single child of her parents however, she has not disclosed who her parents are. But, her fans have said that she resembles her father.

Reflecting on her birth details, she is Japanese by nationality and Asian by ethnicity. Minatozaki was born with the sun sign of Capricorn.

Sana is very good at calligraphy. Likewise, her hobbies are collecting perfumes, shopping, and eating. She is also very fond of yogurt smoothies.

Furthermore, Minatozaki also likes reading and writing Hangul (Alphabeth Korea). Also, Sana likes to watch horror movies. She is a very good friend of GFriend’s member Eunha.


Reflecting on her educational background, she attended Daejin University for pursuing her higher education. However, she has not disclosed the name of where she completed high school in Korea.

Relationship Status

Sana’s sexual orientation is straight. She was rumored to be dating Jungkook. One of the famous K-pop idols from BTS.

The rumor started when both of them hosted one music program back in 2016. The pair looked good together and the fans could not stop themselves from shipping the two.

It was also suspected that the two were already dating before the show. However, confirmation never came from both side.

As of now, her relationship status is single. She might be currently focusing on her career rather than her love life. She is one of the most beautiful and successful female stars based in South Korea.

Sana would love a man who is hardworking and loves her parents. Sana might not have difficulty finding the love of her life as she is very clear about the guy he wants as a life partner.

Body Measurements

Sana is gorgeous. She stands tall with a height of 5 feet and 5 inches which is approximately 165 cm. She weighs 48 kg. Her other body measurements are not recorded but she has a slim build.

Sana has a fair complexion with Brown eyes which adds extra beauty to her charming personality. Sana has a natural brown hair color.


Caption: Sana posing for the photo(Source: Instagram)

Early Career

Sana was very clear about what she wanted in her life. She always wanted to be a singer and dancer.

Without further due, she commenced her training in the Japanese management company EXPG and was motivated by K-pop groups such as Girls’ Generation.

Sana’s career highlight became her appearance in the music video, “A” of GOT. She was highly praised for her appearance in the song, “Feel” by singer Junho.

Talking about her as a member of TWICE, Sana’s talent was caught by JYP entertainment while she was in middle school.

She was found by the talent scout JYP entertainment when she was in a shopping mall with her friend. She was trained under JYP for three years.

In 2o12, she passed the audition for JYP entertainment. Sana debuted in the South Korean show ‘Sixteen’ and secured her position as one of the members of the girl K-pop group, TWICE.


Caption: Sana recording her song(Source: Instagram)

Professional Life

Professionally, Sana is the lead vocalist and dancer of TWICE. Her journey began in 2015 with their first extended play, The Story Begins.“Twice” held its first live show on October 20, 2015.

They performed all their songs from their debut. Among all, ‘Like Ooh-Ahh’ is one of the singles of the extended play which garnered 100 million views and became one of the most popular K-pop songs. ‘Twice’ released singles like “Cheer Up” and “TT”.

The former bagged the ‘Mnet Asian Music Award’ while the latter became the first-ever song to reach 100M views on ‘YouTube’.

In 2017, they started tours to South Korea, Thailand, and Singapore too. Being Japanese herself, Sana has contributed a lot to maintaining a smooth relationship with Japan.

Twice made a Japanese website with the motive of increasing popularity in Japan. Also, they released their debut Japanese single, “Signal” to target the Japanese audience. ‘TWICE’ held a concert in Tokyo and released their first debut album, ‘#Twice’.

The Japanese single, “One More Time” became an instant hit which made ‘TWICE’ the fastest-selling girl K-pop group in Japan. The other song topped the ‘Billboard World Albums chart.

Moreover, The group released Japanese singles and extended plays such as  ‘Candy Pop,’  ‘What is Love?’, ‘Yes, or Yes,’ and  ‘Wake Me Up’ to name a few.

Sana has appeared in the short videos of the TWICE Japanese versions of ‘Happy Happy’ and ‘Likey’.

Sana also brand endorses various Japanese, Korean, and Chinese brands. She has been a model for a cosmetic brand, A’Pieu along with Dahyun.

She is about to get an endorsement offer from Able C&C, the parent company of A’Pieu. Sana has always been on the hit list because she is widely popular all over Japan.

Twice is the brand ambassador of  Estée Lauder Korea too. Some of the brands with which Sana was associated TWICE are ‘Nexon’,  and Nintendo to name a few.


Caption: Sana promoting Estee Lauder with other band members (Source: Instagram)

TV series

She appeared as herself in the ‘Twice Teaser’‘ in the year 2015. Twiceland, ‘Knowing Bros’, and ‘Running Man’ are some of the series. ’Twice: Seize the Light’ is a TV Mini-series documentary and 8-bit Melody challenges her other on-screen project where she played the role of herself. Sana has also appeared as herself- the special judge in Nizi Project.

Sana – Net Worth 2023

The lead vocalist of Twice is a lead dancer, host, and actress too. Sana has various sources of income. In her early teens, Sana became a K-pop idol which brought her both name and fame.

However, she has not disclosed her income separately. Her estimated net worth is $3M Undoubtedly, she is living a lavish life on her own.

Sana – Social Media

She owns an Instagram handle, @twicesana with more than 545k followers. Unlike other celebrities, she does not have other social media handles like Facebook and Twitter.