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This name uses Philippine naming customs. The middle name or maternal family name is Desiderio and the surname or paternal family name is Salvador.
Janella Salvador
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Janella in Haunted Mansion one of the MMFF entries.
Background information
Birth name Janella Maxine Desiderio Salvador
Born (1998-03-30) March 30, 1998 (age 18)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation(s) Singer, Actress, Model
Years active 2012–present
Associated acts
Website Janella Salvador on Twitter

Janella Maxine Desiderio Salvador (born March 30, 1998) is a Filipino actress, singer, and model.[1] She is known for playing Nikki Grace Lim in ABS-CBN's Be Careful With My Heart And garnered further acclaim and prominence with her role as Sophie Z. Cepeda in daytime teleserye Oh My G!. She made her film debut in Haunted Mansion (2015). She was chosen to sing the 10th Anniversary themesong of the Hong Kong Disney Land, earning the Disney Princess title. She is now dubbed as the country's OPM Pop Sweetheart.

Early life[edit]

Janella Maxine "Jea" Desiderio Salvador was born in Manila, Philippines. Her mother is Filipino actress-singer Jenine Desiderio who was known for playing "Kim" in the musical stage play Miss Saigon.[2] Her father is singer-songwriter Juan Miguel "JM" Salvador.[3] Like her parents, she has interest in performing arts and started singing at a very young age.[4][5] . She is the cousin of actress Maja Salvador and the niece of action star Phillip Salvador. Her parents separated when she was 3 years old. She attended St. Paul College, Pasig.

Salvador was first discovered by Manny Valera and signed her a contract as his talent, co-managed by Star Magic, when she was 6 years old.[6]

Acting career[edit]

In 2012, Salvador scored her breakthrough role when she played Nikki Grace Lim in the hit teleserye Be Careful With My Heart. starring Jodi Sta. Maria. She originally auditioned for the role.[7] She won her first acting award in the 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television. The said TV series aired until 2014.[8] On 8 March 2013, she was launched as a part of Star Magic Circle 2013 alongside 12 young celebrities which included co-star Jerome Ponce[9][10] Her career escalated bagging endorsement deals and being one of the awardees of German Moreno Youth Achievement Award during the FAMAS Award for being an excellent sample of the youth.

In July 2014, Salvador signed a multi-picture deal contract with Regal Entertainment[11] and Star Cinema.[12]

In 2015, Salvador was cast in her first main lead role in ABS-CBN's Oh My G!.[13] She subsequently starred in her film debut Haunted Mansion[14] which was chosen to be a part of the Metro Manila Film Festival.[15] The same year, she was cast in the upcoming teleserye Born For You which began filming to be aired in 2016.[16]

Music career[edit]

Salvador teased her debut album in April 2015.[17] On 1 July 2015, Star Music announced Salvador as their recording artist.[18][19] The self-titled album was released in the same month in Spotify and iTunes, containing nine tracks which include "Ganyan Talaga", "Mahal Kita Pero" and her own versions of Sharon Cuneta's "Dear Heart and Donna Cruz' "I Can" and "Kapag Tumibok and Puso". In November 2015, Hong Kong Disneyland had chosen her to represent the Philippines in singing the theme park’s 10th anniversary theme song entitled, "Happily Ever After". The next month, the song was added in the limited edition album.[20][21]

On January 2016, Salvador and co-star Marlo Mortel were chosen as interpreters of "Mananatili," one of the top 15 finalists in the 2016 Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs, composed by Francis Louis Salazar.



Year Title Role Notes Production Company
2015 Haunted Mansion Ella Film debut Regal Films


Year Title Role Notes Network
2012-2014 Be Careful With My Heart Nikki Grace Lim Teleserye debut ABS-CBN
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 Guest star
2015 Oh My G! Sophie Z. Cepeda Lead role
Wansapanataym: Fat Patty Patricia "Patty"/Fatima
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pink Dress Amabelle Marquez
Wansapanataym: Christmas Witch Irene Legazpi
2016 ASAP Herself
Ang Probinsyano Denise Paulino Guest star
Born for You Samantha "Sam" Reyes-Kazuko Lead role


Year Nominated Work Award-giving Body/Recognition Result
2013 Herself 61st FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Award Won
Be Careful With My Heart 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best New Female TV Personality
ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Breakthrough Star
2014 Candy Readers' Choice Awards Female Rising Star
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
10th ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop Teen Popsies (with Marlo Mortel)
Mahal Kita Pero Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 3rd Best Song Won
Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs Myx Best Music Video
2015 Herself 17th Gawad PASADO Awards PinakaPASADOng Dangal ng Kabataan
MOR Pinoy Music Awards Best New Artist Nominated
Chinito Problems Myx Music Awards Best Appearance in a Music Video
2016 Haunted Mansion 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies- New Movie Actress of the Year Won


  1. ^ "Janella Salvador Biography". Pinoy Stop. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Jenine Desiderio on 'Saigon' and style". Inquirer. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  3. ^ "Janella Salvador opens up about her father". PUSH. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Janella Salvador Biography". Philippine News. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  5. ^ "Janella Salvador at 7". Jenine Desiderio @YouTube. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  6. ^ "Meet Star Magic Circle 2013". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  7. ^ "Be Careful With My Heart star Janella Salvador wants to play a lead role in MMK in the future". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  8. ^ "‘Be Careful With My Heart’ airs its final episode". Kicker Daily News. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  9. ^ "IN PHOTOS: Star Magic 2013". Rappler. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  10. ^ "Meet the 12 new faces of Star Magic". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  11. ^ "Regal stardom for Janella". Tempo Entertainment. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  12. ^ "Star Cinema to produce films for Janella". Philippine News. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  13. ^ "‘Ultimate test of faith’ in Oh My G finale". Philippine Star. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  14. ^ "WATCH: Janella stars in horror film 'Haunted Mansion'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  15. ^ "Janella Salvador not competing with other love teams in MMFF 2015". Philippine Star. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  16. ^ "Elmo is set to star with Janella Salvador in the upcoming show, 'Born For You'". Rappler. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  17. ^ "MYXclusive: JANELLA SALVADOR Teases About Her Upcoming Debut Album!". MYX Features. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  18. ^ "Janella to release her debut album under Star Music". Star Cinema News. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  19. ^ ""Oh My G" star Janella Salvador to launch her self-titled debut album". Philippine News. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  20. ^ "Janella Salvador launches first album". Kicker Daily News. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  21. ^ "Janella Salvador’s limited self-titled album features Hong Kong Disneyland 10th anniv theme song". Lion Hear TV. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 

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