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Janella Salvador
Birth name Janella Maxine Desiderio Salvador
Born (1998-03-30) March 30, 1998 (age 17)
Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Occupation(s) Singer, Actress, Model
Years active 2011–present
Labels Star
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).

Early life[edit]

Janella Maxine "Jea" Desiderio Salvador was born in Cebu City, 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] 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. 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 and rumored boyfriend 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]



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 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 Born For You Lead role


Year Nominated Work Award/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
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


  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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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:03:45 -0800

FE AUSTERO, student: “Janella Salvador deserves a followup after the impressive showing of 'Haunted Mansion' at the tills. Her starrer was among the MMFF's top earners.” Dwight Lucina, student: “After 'My Bebe Love,' what can the AlDub team do for an ...


Wed, 02 Dec 2015 08:30:34 -0800

“I feel no hatred toward him. It felt good to finally see him after six years,” said teen star Janella Salvador of her “emotional” reunion with dad, Rage Band frontman Juan Miguel Salvador, in August. Janella said the meeting had the approval of her ...


Wed, 09 Dec 2015 19:33:45 -0800

Marlo Mortel is happy for the successful career of Janella Salvador, and supports her new project and team up with Elmo Magalona. Philstar.com/Joyce Jimenez. MANILA, Philippines – Marlo Mortel is giving his full support to Janella Salvador, now that ...


Mon, 21 Dec 2015 08:18:45 -0800

The time is ripe for OPM (Original Pinoy Music) “Pop Sweetheart” Janella Salvador to achieve full stardom. That's why Mother Lily and Roselle Monteverde tapped her to headline Regal Entertainment's 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival entry, “Haunted ...


Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:26:15 -0800

NEW KAPAMILYA. Elmo Magalona signs with ABS-CBN and will be part of the upcoming teleserye 'Born For You.' with Janella Salvador. Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN. MANILA, Philippines – Actor-singer Elmo Magalona has become the newest member of the ...


Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:08:32 -0700

Let's call a spade a spade: There's a growing number of local recording artists who sound good only when their deficient voices are corrected, enhanced or magnified by auto-tune and other audio processing devices. Janella Salvador isn't one of them.

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Philippine Star
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:37:30 -0700

MANILA, Philippines – Janella Salvador are among the celebrities who expressed grief over the passing Julia Buencamino, the daughter of character actors Nonie and Shamaine Buencamino. It was reported that Julia was found dead from apparent suicide in ...


Tue, 19 Jan 2016 19:25:23 -0800

Other artists who scored more than one nomination each include Alex Gonzaga, Christian Bautista, Janice Javier, Jed Madela, Yeng Constantino, Daryl Ong, Klarisse de Guzman, Janella Salvador, Spongecola, Morissette Amon, Lunar Lights, Marion Aunor, ...

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