Agot Isidro

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This name uses Philippine naming customs. The matronymic is Fteha and the patronymic is Isidro.
Agot Isidro
Born Maria Margarita Amada Fteha Isidro
(1966-07-20) July 20, 1966 (age 50)
Marikina City, Philippines
Occupation Actress, singer, TV host
Years active 1991–present
Height 5' 6"
Spouse(s) Manu Sandejas (m. 2000–2011)

Agot Isidro (born July 20, 1966) is a Filipina recording artist, actress, host, and TV personality. Born as Maria Margarita Amada Fteha Isidro, she is the fourth of the six children of Jose Isidro, an architect, and Palestinian mother Edwarta Fteha. She graduated from the University of the Philippines, Diliman with a bachelor's degree in interior design. Isidro also pursued Fashion Buying and Merchandising at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where she graduated as magna cum laude. She also has a master's degree in communication from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Isidro started as a back-up singer together with her sisters Olive Cruz and Tina Isorena in the Sharon Cuneta Show. She was urged by Johnny Manahan or Mr. M to fill in for then pregnant Melissa de Leon in the noon time show 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila. She was like a breath of fresh air and people started noticing her, hence, the moniker "Crush ng Bayan" or "the people's crush". She is best known for her role as Ingrid Martinez in the 2009 hit television series, Tayong Dalawa.

In 2012, she transferred to GMA Network and signed an exclusive contract in Kapuso Network, her first major project was the television series of GMA Network entitled, One True Love. She later returned to her original home network, ABS-CBN in 2013 as she makes a comeback project via Muling Buksan Ang Puso, starring Julia Montes, Enrique Gil and Enchong Dee.

Early life[edit]

Isidro grew up in Marikina along with her parents and siblings. She is the youngest among the girls and considered herself as "daddy's girl". Growing up, she never saw herself as beautiful because of her ethnic features as a child. Isidro was skinny, dark-skinned, black hair, and has knobby knees compared to her siblings who were light-skinned and has brown hair. Because of her looks, she was teased a lot by her siblings and relatives, which left her emotionally scarred.[1]

After graduating college in UP Diliman, she left home and pursued a degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising in the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. New Yorkers were fascinated by her ethnic features, which gave Isidro a boost of confidence and self-esteem. Living alone, she felt really homesick and struggled to make ends meet with her allowance given by her parents. However, Isidro was determined to prove that she can live alone in the Big Apple so she focused on school and would later graduate with a Magna Cumlaude under her belt.[2]

When she entered showbizness at age 25, she was like a breath of fresh air to the Filipino audience. Her beauty and talent stood out and was given the title as "crush ng bayan" or "people's crush" because of her girl-next-door persona. Isidro continued to rise as a talent and was given numerous projects including recording albums, movies, television, and theater. Up to this date, she is considered to be one of the most beautiful women and best dressed celebrity in the Philippines.

TV Commercial[edit]



Year Title Role Network
2015-present FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Verna Syquia-Tuazon
2014 Bagito Sylvia Samson-Lorenzo
Carmela Amanda Fernandez
GMA Network
2013 Titser Teacher Sandra
Muling Buksan Ang Puso Carissa Beltran
Magpakailanman: Sex for Sale Norma Diwa
GMA Network
Vampire Ang Daddy Ko Adelle
Indio Linang
2012 Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa Amalia de Guzman
One True Love Leila Samonte
E-Boy Ria Villareal
2011–2012 Nasaan Ka Elisa? Dana Altamira
2011 100 Days to Heaven Diana
Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Young Remedios Sebastiano
Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla: Bianong Bulag Veronica Gutierrez
2010 1DOL Laura Suarez
Tanging Yaman Marcela Policarpio
2009 Tayong Dalawa Ingrid Martinez-Cardenas
2008 Lobo Nessa Blancaflor-Raymundo
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Mansyon Lina
2007 Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition Herself / Performer
GMA Network
Rounin Naya
Komiks Presents: Si Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao Reyna Bukang Liwayway
2006 Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Bukang Liwayway
2005 Mga Anghel Na Walang Langit Aling Pilar
2005–2006 Search for the Star in a Million Herself / Judge
2004 Marina Sheila Corrales / Dugyot
1997–2002 Oka Tokat Rona / Corona Catacutan
1995–1998 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila Herself / Host
1993 Spotlight Presents: Agot Isidro Various Roles
GMA Network
GMA Telecine Specials Various Roles
Oki Doki Doc Alex Macunatan
1991 Mana Mana Agot
1991–1995 Sa Linggo nAPO Sila Herself / Host
1990 The Sharon Cuneta Show Herself / Co-Host


Year Title[3] Character/Role
2013 Mga Anino ng Kahapon Irene
2012 One More Try Marga
Sossy Problems Glory
2011 My House Husband: Ikaw Na! Cynthia
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Agnes
Mga Mumunting Lihim Sandra
Way Back Home Amelia/Amy Santiago
2009 Ang Darling Kong Aswang Ayah
Patient X Myrna
2008 Huling Pasada
2007 Nars Marissa
2006 Tulad ng Dati Beth Pangan
1998 April, May June April
1997 Ipaglaban Mo: The Movie II
Da Best in Da West Leah
I Do, I Die! Dyos Ko Day Helena Mendiola
1995 Oki-doki Dok Alex
1994 Pangako ng Kahapon Elizabeth
1993 May Minamahal Trina
Padilla (Bala Lang ang Katapat mo!) Atty. Joan Sanchez
Kalabog En Bosyo


Isidro made her theatrical debut in August 2003 with Honk!, a musical inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling." Isidro played Ida, the mother of the "ugly duckling" played by Rajo Laurel.[4] The musical was under Trumpets Production and was directed by Chari Arespacochaga. Honk! was held at the Meralco Theater on August 1 till September 7 of 2003.[5]

After her Honk! debut, Isidro starred in Atlantis Production's "Baby The Musical" on August 2004. She played Pam Sakarian, a basketball coach in her 30s opposite Jett Pangan, who played her husband Nick Sakarian. The story involves the couple's struggle to conceive after being married for two years. The couple found out that Pam was pregnant but later realized that it was the wrong Mrs. Sakarian, Nick's sister-in-law.[6] The play was directed by Bobby Garcia and was held at the Meralco Theater.[7]


  • 1994 Sa Isip Ko
  • 1995 Hush
  • 1996 The Best of Agot Isidro
  • 1997 Winds Of Change
  • 1999 Best In Me
  • 2006 The Island
  • 2006 Silver Series
  • 2009 White Lace and Promises
  • 2015 (soon) Ikaw Parin


  • Everyday
  • Sa Isip Ko
  • Beginning Today
  • Sandali Na Lang
  • Loving You

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Giving Body Award/Nomination/Category Nominated work Result
2014 Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Single Drama/Telemovie Program Magpakailanman Nominated
2013 37th Gawad Urian Awards Best Actress Mga Anino ng Kahapon Nominated
ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama) Mga Mumunting Lihim Nominated
39th Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave Best Actress Mga anino ng kahapon Won
2011 8th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival–Director's Showcase Best Actress / Supporting Actress
(with Judy Ann Santos, Iza Calzado and Janice de Belen)
Mga Mumunting Lihim Won
2009 35th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Ang Darling Kong Aswang Nominated
23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actress Tayong Dalawa Nominated
33rd Gawad Urian Awards Best Supporting Actress Huling Pasada Nominated
2007 31st Gawad Urian Awards Best Supporting Actress Tulad ng dati Nominated


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