Fernando Luján (born Fernando Ciangherotti Díaz on August 23, 1938) is an actor, born in Mexico City, Mexico. His father; Alejandro Ciangherotti, brother Alejandro Ciangherotti Jr., wife Martha Mariana Castro, son Fernando Ciangherotti and daughter Vanessa Ciangherotti are also actors. He is not related to actress Daniela Luján.
He is the son of Alejandro Ciangherotti I and Mercedes Soler, the youngest of the famous Soler family. His late brother, Alejandro Ciangherotti, ex-wife, Adriana Parra, wife Martha Mariana Castro, children Fernando, Vanessa, Canek, Franco Paolo, granddaughter and son-in-law Vaita and Roberto Sosa, nephews Alejandro III, Alexis and Alan are also actors in Azteca, except his daughter, Cassandra, who works for the rival company, Televisa.
He has 10 children; 5 daughters and 5 sons.
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In 2009, his wife and daughter, Martha Mariana and Vanessa, produced a trilogy of the family in celebrating the ninth anniversary of Lo que callamos las mujeres, starring his children, nephews and granddaughter, where Vanessa and Fernando Ciangherotti serve as the director.
He started his acting career as a child in the Cinema of Mexico credited as "Fernando Ciangherotti" but changed his stage name to "Fernando Luján" a few years later. After appearing in more than eight films, mostly light comedies, he obtained a role in the telenovela Cuatro en la trampa at age twenty-three. The next eighteen years, he alternated his film career with television, culminating with the worldwide famous production Los ricos también lloran. The next twelve years he did not participate in telenovelas and only starred in four films. He returned to television with Vida robada and Cadenas de amargura in 1991.
After participating in three other telenovelas for Televisa in the next five years, he signed a contract with TV Azteca to co-star with Angélica Aragón in the second telenovela of that new network titled Mirada de mujer. This telenovela was a success and would produce a sequel six years later. After Mirada de mujer he obtained significant roles in film, especially as the star of the film-version of Gabriel García Márquez's book No One Writes to the Colonel in 1999 (El coronel no tiene quien le escriba). His performance in this film was qualified as "remarkable" by The New York Times. In 2005, he received the Ariel Award by the Mexican Academy of Film in honoring his career and contributions to film.
- Los Rey (2012) as Everardo Rey Martínez
- Quererte Así (2012) as Alfred "Fred" Roth
- Entre el Amor y el Deseo (2010) as Edgar Dumont
- Montecristo (2006) as Alberto Lombardo
- Las Juanas (2004) as Calixto Matamoros
- Mirada de mujer: El regreso (2003) as Lic. Ignacio San Millán
- Lo que es el amor (2001) as Emiliano Lomelí
- Todo por amor (2000) as Gonzalo Robles
- Mirada de mujer (1997) as Lic. Ignacio San Millán
- Para toda la vida (1996) as Juan Angel
- La paloma (1995)
- Sueño de amor (1993)
- Cadenas de amargura (1991) as Padre Julio
- Vida robada (1991) as Don Ramon
- Los ricos también lloran (1979) as Diego
- Bella y Bestia (1979)
- María José (1978) as El Jaiba
- La venganza (1977)
- Los que ayudan a Dios (1973)
- Marina Lavalle (1965)
- La culpa de los padres (1963)
- Cuatro en la trampa (1961)
- http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/espectaculos/92966.html La dinastía Ciangherotti tiene nuevo integrante: Paolo Luján
- http://www.informador.com.mx/entretenimiento/2010/218860/6/cassandra-ciangherotti-en-pleno-ascenso.htm Cassandra Ciangherotti, en pleno ascenso
- Fernando Luján at the Telenovela database.
- Fernando Luján at the Internet Movie Database
- El coronel no tiene quien le escriba review on The New York Times