Miho Kanno

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Miho Kanno
27th Tokyo International Film Festival Miho Kanno.jpg
Native name 菅野 美穂
Born (1977-08-22) August 22, 1977 (age 40)
Sakado, Saitama, Japan
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1992–present
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Spouse(s) Masato Sakai (m.2013-present)

Miho Kanno (菅野美穂, Kanno Miho, born August 22, 1977) is a Japanese actress and J-Pop singer. Her nickname is Kanchan (菅ちゃん). She was born in Sakado, Saitama, Japan.[citation needed]


In 1992, Kanno made her debut as a member of a group called Sakurakko Kurabu Sakura Gumi (trans. Sakurakko Club Sakura Group) after passing the orientation for the TV variety show Sakurakko Kurabu. As a member of the Sakura Gumi, she started to participate actively from the group's second single DO-shite. Because the group was one that allowed its members to undertake their own individual endeavors, Kanno increased her level of work outside the variety show, while remaining as a regular in the show.

In 1993, she made her Japanese television drama debut in Twins Kyōshi (Twins Teacher), and has continued to appear in dramas ever since. In 1996, Kanno appeared in the drama Iguana no Musume (The Iguana's Daughter). Afterwards, she continued to take on lead roles in several TV and live stage dramas. Her role as a person trying to overcome hearing deficiencies while trying to build a family won the general public opinion vote, which later translated into several awards for her, such as the ATP Award and "Erando-ru New Talent" Award.

She made her solo debut on 24 March 1995 with "Koi o shiyō!" (Let's Love!), after Sakura Gumi disbanded. Her first album was released later that year. She also participated in photography modeling. On her 20th birthday, a book featuring nude photos taken by Miyzawa Masaaki titled Nudity went on sale and was one of 1997 top-ten bestselling books in Japan.[1]

Besides starring in dramas, Kanno is also active in variety shows. In 2005, she featured in the Fuji TV show Burogu Taipu as a regular. While Kanno is mostly focused on acting, she still continues to sing.

Personal life[edit]

On 2 April 2013, Miho Kanno registered her marriage with fellow actor Masato Sakai in Tokyo.[2]



  • Happy Ice Cream (2 August 1995)


  • "Koi o Shiyo!" (24 March 1995)
  • "Taiyo ga Suki!" (21 June 1995)
  • "Makenai Anata ga Suki" (21 June 1996)
  • "Anoko ja nai" (23 October 1996)
  • "Zoo: Ai o Kudasai" (September 2000)



TV drama (serial) - As leading actress[edit]

TV drama (non-serial) - As leading actress[edit]

TV drama (serial) - As supporting actress[edit]

Video games[edit]


  • Best Actress, 26th Japanese Drama Academy Awards, for her role as Tono Ririka/Hasui Shuka in Ai o kudasai (2000)
  • Best Actress, 38th Japanese Drama Academy Awards, for her role as Tokuko in Ooku (2003)
  • Best Supporting Actress, Hochi Film Awards, for her role as Sawako in Dolls (2002)
  • New Talent Award Grand Prize, Elandor Awards (1998)
  • Best Picture (作品賞), 7th Hashida Awards (橋田賞), for the second TV drama Kimi no Te ga sasayaiteiru starring Kanno Miho as Nobe Mieko (1999)
  • Grand Prix, ATP Awards, for the first TV drama Kimi no Te ga sasayaiteiru starring Kanno Miho as Takeda Mieko (later Nobe Mieko) (1998)


  1. ^ Photoguide Japan
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ This drama is to be shown in three blocks; 5 episodes in 2009, 4 episodes in 2010, and 4 episodes in 2011, at the conclusion of each year's Taiga Drama.

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