Cherprang Areekul

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Cherprang Areekul
Cherprang (March 2019)
Thai เฌอปราง อารีย์กุล
Nickname Cherprang (チャープラン, เฌอปราง)
Birth Info
Birthdate May 2, 1996
Birthplace Flag of Thailand.png Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
Blood type B
Current Age 27 Years Old
Height 159cm
Professional Info
Agency iAM
Social Networks Facebook pages / Instagram / TikTok / Threads
Idol Career Info
Former Group BNK48
Former Team Team BIII
Debuted February 2017 / 1st Generation
Graduated October 2023

Cherprang Areekul was a member of BNK48's Team BIII and was the captain of BNK48 (Soukantoku). She is currently the general manager of BNK48 (Shihainin).


  • Name in Japanese: チャープラン・アーリークン
  • Chinese Name: 刘秀敏 (Liu Xiumin)
  • Hobbies: Cosplay
    • Makes her own costumes
    • The first costume she made was Hatsune Miku
  • Likes: Science, NASA, space & astronomy
  • Favorite colour: White
  • Favorite food Tofu
  • Admired member: Yamamoto Sayaka and Okada Nana
  • Special skills: Scientific research, coding in Python, foreign languages
  • Representative symbol: The cat
  • Her fanbase is called the cat flock.
  • Can speak Thai, English, and Japanese.
  • Part Chinese.
  • Was named captain of BNK48 in June 2017.
  • Known for her leadership skill, maturity & high intelligence.
  • Has a serious image. She considers herself a Ravenclaw.
  • Part of the 4 Goddesses Unit with Jennis Oprasert, Praewa Suthamphong (Music) & Punsikorn Tiyakorn (Pun). This unit is usually considered the 'top members' of BNK48.
  • Is a university student at the Mahidol University International College with Chemistry as her major.
    • Is also a teaching & research assistant.
  • Interested in space & gives talks on quantum chemistry & space science at various educational events (e.g Fame Lab for the British Council).
  • Has published several research papers for Britain's Royal Science Open Society.
  • Is very organised; uses a calendar and diary to write down her daily plans and schedules and sorts them by priority.
  • Closest to Izuta Rina in BNK48.
  • She is good friends with Taniguchi Megu, Kodama Haruka, Mao WeiJia & Chen Shih-ya.
  • GNZ48's Liu LiFei is her fan.
  • Is often shipped with Praewa Suthamphong (Music) in a pairing called 'Chersic'
  • Got the first lead role in a movie, "Homestay", in 2018.



  • In February, she joined BNK48 as a Trainee during the Japan Expo in Thailand
  • In June, she was made BNK48 captain.
  • In August, she was part of her first Senbatsu with BNK's first single Aitakatta.
  • On September 20th, she received a Rotary Club of Chatuchak's juvenile award by Thailand's deputy prime minister.
  • In December, she was promoted to Team BIII.
  • In December, she was also given her first center position for the Koi Suru Fortune Cookie B-side BNK48.


  • On February 22nd, was made the Buddhist ambassador for the Magha Puja Day by Thailand's National Office of Buddhism.
  • On March 9th, at the EduLife Expo in Bangkok, was announced as a role model together with Natruja Chutiwansopon (Kaew) and Sawitchaya Kajonrungsilp (Satchan) by the Thai princess Soamsawali.
  • In March, was part of BNK48's first concert "STARTO" in Bangkok.
  • In March, she was invited to "Loukgolf's English Room", an English TV show on the Thai channel GMM25. Together with Punsikorn Tiyakorn and Jennis Oprasert, she did an entire interview in English.
  • In May, she and Music were the only non-Japanese 48 Group members to rank in the First Day results of the AKB48 53rd Single Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo. They were also the only non-Japanese members to rank in the final results.
  • Released on October 25th, became the female lead role for the theater movie "Homestay".
  • On November 16th, won the Woman of the Year award at the GQ Thailand Men of the Year Awards 2018.
  • In December, filed an official complaint with the police because of photoshopped pictures of her with inappropriate objects. She won the case and the guilty party was fined ฿200,000 and/or sentenced to a jail time of up to three years. It was also made clear that future acts would also be prosecuted.



  • On January 14th, her first solo song It's Life was released on BNK48's seventh single 77 no Suteki na Machi e.
  • On May 27th, appeared at the virtual concert ONE LOVE ASIA.
  • On August 9th, was part of the Shonichi performance for Team BIII's second stage, Saishuu Bell ga Naru.
  • On August 12th, announced a collaboration on a project with the the actors Vachirawit Chiva-aree (Bright) and Paris Intarakomalyasut (Ice Paris) for a yet unknown project.



  • On December 28th, it was announced she would become the General Manager (Shihainin) on top of being the group's captain.


  • On April 9th, announced her graduation.
  • On October 29th, held her graduation concert and graduated from the group.

Team History

BNK48 TraineeTeam BIII → Graduation
Joined BNK48 as a Trainee on February 12, 2017
Promoted to Team BIII on December 24, 2017 (Team BIII formation)
Graduated from BNK48 Team BIII on October 29, 2023 (Announcement: April 9, 2023)

BNK48 Senbatsu Election

BNK48 Janken Tournaments

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

Singles Participation

BNK48 A-Sides

BNK48 B-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Other Singles

Albums Participation

BNK48 A-Sides

BNK48 B-Sides


Stage Units

BIII1 (PARTY ga Hajimaru yo)
Hoshi no Ondo
Classmate (Swap)
BIII-W1 (Waiting Stage)
Mata Anata no Koto wo Kangaeteta
Temodemo no Namida (Swap)
BIII2 (Saishuu Bell ga Naru)
18nin Shimai no Uta (Center)

Concert Units


Hoshi no Ondo

BNK48 Concert "1st 2gether"

AKB48 Group Kanshasai ~Rank in Concert~

BNK48 Space Mission Concert

AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 in Bangkok

AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 in Shanghai

AKB48 Group CIRCLE JAM 2023

Team Cute
Team Cool

BNK48 vs CGM48 Concert “The Battle of Idols”

DEPART'CHER – Cherprang BNK48’s Graduation Concert

Solo Songs


Media Apperances



  • Homestay (2018)


  • One Year (2019)
  • Cat Radio TV (2021)
  • Cat Radio TV Season 2 (2022)
  • Thank You Teacher (2022)


Cherprang, winner of the BNK48 1st Senbatsu Sousenkyo (2019)
Cherprang BNK48 1st Senbatsu Sousenkyo Poster (2018)
Cherprang (November 2018)
Cherprang (September 2018)
Cheprang AKB48 10th Senbatsu Election Poster (2018)
Cheprang (May 2018)
Cheprang (March 2018)
Cherprang (December 2017)
Cherprang (August 2017)
Cherprang (Debut)