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Sana Minatozaki (湊崎 紗夏 Minatozaki Sana), known mostly as Sana (Hangul: 사나), was born on December 29, 1996 (age 21) in Tennōji-ku, Osaka, Japan. She is a vocalist and lead dancer of the group.

Life and career

Sana attended EXPG (Exile Professional Gym) Osaka branch, a dance and vocal studio where many Japanese idols trained, including some members of E-girls, Generations and The Rampage, from 2009 to early 2012. She first got interested in K-pop because of Girls' Generation's and KARA's rising popularity in Japan. In her last year of middle school, she was scouted by JYP Entertainment on the street while shopping with her friends and auditioned on April 13, 2012. In 2014, she appeared in the music video of Got7's "A" and Junho's "Feel", making her noticeable and likeable by the public eye. Sana is also well known in her hometown Guri.

Filmography

Television Shows

  • Sixteen (Mnet) - 2015
  • TWICE'S Private Life (Mnet) - 2015
  • Knowing Bros Ep. 27 (JTBC) - 2016
  • Running Man Ep. 302 (SBS) - 2016
  • Running Man Ep. 328 (SBS) - 2016
  • Knowing Bros Ep. 76 (JTBC) - 2017
  • Master Key Ep. 4 (SBS) - 2017

Music video appearances

Collaborations