Janella Salvador

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Janella Salvador
Janella Salvador in 2018.jpg
Janella Maxine Desiderio Salvador

(1998-03-30) March 30, 1998 (age 21)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2012–present
Musical career
LabelsStar Music

Janella Salvador (born March 30, 1998) is a Filipino actress and singer. She debuted in the hit series Be Careful With My Heart (2012–14) and starred in Oh My G!, Haunted Mansion, Born for You, So Connected, and The Killer Bride.

Salvador has sang for Disney, won a FAMAS Award and three PMPC Awards.

Early life[edit]

Salvador was born in Cebu and raised in San Juan City.[2]

She is the daughter of West End musical actress 1992 Miss Saigon's Jenine Desiderio and Juan Miguel Salvador (of the Salvador clan), former lead vocalist of Rage Band.[3] Her father is also an Awit Award-winning songwriter and has credits such as True Faith's Sumasarap Ang Gising and Regine Velasquez' Light In The Dark.[4][5]


Early career[edit]

Meralco, where Salvador staged plays

Like her parents, she has interest in performing arts and started singing at a young age.[6]

Salvador appeared on stage and was scouted after guesting on Eat Bulaga's Sa Pula, Sa Puti. Management directors Manny Valera and Star Magic's Johnny Manahan signed her a contract as their talent.[7]

Between 2008 and 2009, she represented the Philippines in a world trade fair in Seoul, Korea and was part of Meralco Theater production, the school musical Paul! Paul![8]

Her official screen debut came in Be Careful With My Heart. A daytime drama airing from 2012 to 2014, it rated as one of the most successful dramas of ABS-CBN[9][10][11] with Salvador's character as middle daughter Nikki Grace Lim widely known for her Coño catchphrases.[12] Salvador won prestigious newcomer awards and became one of the youngest faces of Garnier skin care.[13]

Her first music project Mahal Kita Pero[14] was released on August 31, 2014 as part of Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs. Salvador won 3rd Best Song. Salvador signed film contracts with Regal Entertainment and Star Cinema, both in 2014.[15][16]

The same month of Be Careful's last episode, Salvador was nominated Best Appearance in a Music Video after playing the love interest in Enchong Dee's Chinito Problems which was released November 7, 2014 on Myx.

Lead roles and music[edit]

ABS-CBN in 2015 cast Salvador in her first leading role in Oh My G! as Sophie, an orphan teenager who blames God for the loss of her loved ones, until G ("God", various actors) appears to her in different forms to enlighten her.[17]

Salvador in 2017

On July 1, 2015, Salvador released her eponymous debut album. The album peaked at number one for several weeks[18][19] and became a platinum record for selling over 15,000 physical copies.[20][21] Later that year, she won PMPC Star Awards for Music Best New Female Recording Artist and sang "Happily Ever After" for Hong Kong Disneyland.[22] Her film debut Haunted Mansion became a top grosser in the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Salvador was cast alongside Elmo Magalona in the 2016 music drama Born For You.[23] Following her Disney in Concert, Kia Theatre performance, Salvador was picked alongside other singers from Southeast Asia to sing a native language of "How Far I'll Go" from Moana. Disney's Vevo channel has since monetized the video after 38 million views, which is the highest viewership amongst all the Asian remakes on YouTube.[24] 2017 came her first solo concert, Super Janella,[25] and a music cameo for Pinoy Boyband Superstar single "Unli" by BoybandPH.

After an acting gig as part of ensemble cast in Topel Lee's Bloody Crayons, she interpreted the Karlo Zabala-penned song "Wow Na Feelings" for Himig Handog, winning 4th Best Song and TFC's Global Choice Award.[26] In 2018, Salvador top-billed in two films; also her first lead film roles not included in a film festival. After portraying a singing mermaid in My Fairy Tail Love Story, she garnered praise from critics for her role as an love-struck waitress in So Connected.[27][28]

In 2019, she returns to television with horror drama, The Killer Bride. She portrays Emma, the mysterious girl who suddenly appears in the cursed town, Las Espadas, after a freak killing.[29]

Personal life[edit]

2017 phishing scandal[edit]

Salvador filed an NBI police report for 100,000 worth of suspicious bank transactions on March 14, 2017. Reports confirm sensitive information of various female victims were stolen using a mass quantity server by an Anonymous hacker. Salvador made no further court motion after restitution of her assets.[30]


Studio albums

Promoted singles

Title Promotional date
Mahal Kita Pero August 2014
I Candagger January 2015
Ganyan Talaga July 2015
Kapag Tumibok Ang Puso
Mananatili April 2016
Pumapag-ibigdagger June 2016
How Far I'll Godagger November 2016
Alam Mo Ba December 2016
Wow Na Feelings September 2017
Hey It's Me November 2017
Be My Fairytaledagger February 2018
Atin Cu Pung Sing Sing October 2018
Take It Easy April 2019
Nung Tayo Pa August 2019
Singles that appeared in film or television drama soundtracks. Singles that appeared in film or television drama soundtracks.


Year Title Role
2015 Haunted Mansion Ella Santos
2016 Mano Po 7: Tsinoy Caroline Wong
2017 Bloody Crayons Eunice Nicolas
2018 My Fairy Tail Love Story Chantel Quejada
So Connected Trisha Biscocho
2019 The Heiress Guia
Stage musical
Year Title Location
2008 Jollitown Christmas n/a
2009 Paul! Paul! Meralco Theater
Year Title Role
2012–2014 Be Careful With My Heart Nikki Grace Lim
2014 Goin' Bulilit Herself/Guest
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Card Felynit "Neneng" Gallego
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Selfie Michelle Ann Rose "Mitch" Bonzo
Home Sweetie Home Teen Darla Sanchez
2015 Oh My G! Sophie Z. Cepeda
ASAP Herself/Performer
Wansapanataym: Fat Patty Patricia "Patty" Dionisio/Fatima
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pink Dress Amabelle Marquez
Wansapanataym: Christmas Witch Irene
2016 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Denise Paulino
Born for You Samantha "Sam" Reyes/Kazuko
Wansapanataym: Holly & Mau Holly Arellano
2017–2018 Wansapanataym: Jasmin's Flower Powers Rose Miraflores/Jasmin
2018 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Mangga Daisy
I Can See Your Voice Guest Artist
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Cards Rosela
2019 Maalaala Mo Kaya: White Ribbon Moira Dela Torre
The Killer Bride Emma Bonaobra
Music video
Year Title Artist Role
2015 Chinito Problems[31] Enchong Dee Herself
2017 Unli[32] BoybandPH Herself


Year Nominated Work Award-giving Body/Recognition Result Ref
2013 Herself 61st FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Award Won [33]
Be Careful With My Heart 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best New Female TV Personality Won [34]
ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Breakthrough Star Won [35]
2014 Candy Readers' Choice Awards Female Rising Star Won [36]
45th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Female Star Won [37]
45th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Loveteam for Television (with Jerome Ponce) Won
Yahoo! Celebrity Awards Female Emerging Star Nominated
10th ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Female Cutie Nominated
10th ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Teen Popsies (with Marlo Mortel) Nominated
Mahal Kita Pero Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 3rd Best Song Won [38]
Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs Myx Best Music Video Won
2015 Herself 17th Gawad PASADO Awards PinakaPASADOng Dangal ng Kabataan Won [39]
Alta Media Icon Awards - Best Female Recording Artist Won [40]
MOR Pinoy Music Awards Best New Artist Nominated
Chinito Problems Myx Music Awards Best Appearance in a Music Video Nominated
2016 Haunted Mansion 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies - New Movie Actress of the Year Won [41]
Herself 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music - Best New Female Recording Artist of the Year Won [42]
2017 Wow Na Feelings Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 4th Best Song Won [43]
Himig Handog TFC's Global Choice Award Won
2019 Nung Tayo Pa Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 4th Best Song Won [44]


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External links[edit]

Media related to Janella Salvador at Wikimedia Commons