Kotani Sanaye


December 5, 1993 (Age 19)


Tokyo, Japan


J-pop, K-pop, Dance, R&B, Trot


Singer, Dancer, Actress, Model



Years Active



SM Entertainment

Up-Front Promotion (Japan)

Associated Acts

Super Junior

Kotani Sanaye monomously credited as Sanaye is a Japanese-born Apop singer, dance, actress and model. She is a member of the Apop girlgroup Lollapalooza.


  • Birth Name: Kotani Sanaye
  • Stage Name: Sanaye
  • Nicknames: Sanaye, Sanaye-chan, Sanaye-onee, Sanaye-unnie, Sanaye-jiejie, Sana-onee, Sana-unnie, Sana-jiejie, Sana-chii, Sana-tan, Naye-onee, Naye-unnie, Naye-jiejie, Naye-chii, Naye-tan, Rice-chan
  • Birthdate: December 5, 1993
  • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Bloodtype: O
  • Height: 5'9
  • Western Zodiac: Leo
  • Eastern Zodiac: Rooster
  • Hello! Project Status: 2013-present
  • UP-FRONT PROMOTION status: 2013-present
  • S.M. Entertainment status: 2013-present
  • Hobbies: Cooking, Going to cafes
  • Charm Point: Good at picking good food
  • Motto: "Do everything you want, express yourself. Don't regret."
  • Favorite Word/s: Food names
  • Favorite Food: Homemade food
  • Disliked Food: Depends
  • Favorite Color: Warm colors
  • Favorite Flower: Flowers that bring light to houses
  • Favorite Season: Spring
  • Favorite Animal: Great Cats
  • Favorite Song: Various
  • Favorite Singers: Depends
  • Looks Up to: Depends
  • Hello! Project Groups:




  • She was picked by Shindong.
  • She eats the most and yet is the lightest member of Lollapalooza.
  • Talented in Cooking.
  • Loses appetite if she sees food without rice.
  • Her grandparents own a farm.
  • Wants a pet lion.
  • Big fan of amusing MCs and variety shows.
  • Big fan of Bigbang and 2NE1.
  • Her ideal type is someone who can keep up with her.

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