Chanda Romero

Chanda Romero (born March 6, 1954) is a Filipino actress.[1] She is mostly seen on GMA Network.

Chanda Romero
Born
Chanda V. Romero

(1954-03-06) March 6, 1954
Other namesChanda
OccupationActress, film and TV actress, product endorser, comedian
Years active1970–present
Spouse(s)Jose Mari Alejandrino

She played supporting roles and leading roles in many films during the early and late 1970s. Her prolific work in sexy comedies and dramas caught the attention of many directors, and in the 1980s, showed her serious work as an actress in the Ishmael Bernal's Working Girls and Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin?, both in 1984. She showed a different side in what may be considered as her most underrated work in Kapag Tumabang ang Asin with Daria Ramirez, and Pag-ibig na Walang Dangal with Dindo Fernando and Charo Santos.

Biography

Chanda V. Romero is the daughter of Enrique Villanueva Romero of Bais, Negros Oriental (of Spanish and Chinese descent) and Remedios Valenzuela of Cebu City. She grew up in a family of politicians, sugar planters, artists and cultural workers in Negros Oriental. She is the niece of award-winning film director Eddie Sinco Romero, and is also related to Yasmin Romero, a character actress in the 1960s and 70s. Film director and MTRCB Director Joey Romero and fashion designer Raymund A. Villanueva are her cousins, as well.

Career

In the 1970s and the 1980s, she had a staple of films in which she starred with award-winning actresses such as Elizabeth Oropesa, Hilda Koronel, Gloria Diaz and Daria Ramirez. As a result, she caught the attention of directors Celso Ad Castillo, Ishmael Bernal, Danny Zialcita and Lino Brocka. Her leading men include Philip Salvador, Eddie Garcia, Christopher de Leon, Dindo Fernando, Joel Torre, etc. In the 1990s, her work in television also brought her success. Shows such as Villa Quintana. She was also praised for her role in the 1997 movie Ligaya Ang Itawag Mo Sa Akin which was directed by Carlos Siguion-Reyna.

Personal life

She married Jose Mari "Mayi" Alejandrino on October 25, 2013. In May 17, 2014, Chanda and Mayi professed their vows in a commitment ceremony at the Tierra de Maria Chapel in Tagaytay City.

Filmography

Television

Television Series
YearTitleRoleNetwork
2019Prima DonnasLady Primarosa ClaveriaGMA Network
2018Cain at AbelBelenita 'Belen' Castillo
ContessaCharito Castillo-Imperial / Black Scorpion
Dear Uge: Bagong Bahay, Bagong AwayMaui
2017 Magpakailanman: Batik: Ang Santa Claus Ng Tarlac - The Alberto Sebastian StoryTess
Maalaala Mo Kaya: TungkodMrs. Pacita PianoABS-CBN
Legally BlindMarissa Reyes-EvangelistaGMA Network
2016 Magpakailanman: Davao Bombing: Mga Kuwento Ng Pag-AsaEuphemia
Once AgainCarmen Mateo
Princess in the PalaceDoña Pilar Buenaventura
2015-2016The Half SistersCielo
2015Pari 'KoyMadam Martha Buenavista
Ipaglaban Mo: Paano Mo Nagawa Ito?ZenyABS-CBN
2014Strawberry LaneMs. Digna CastroGMA Network
Kambal SirenaDoña Victorina Villanueva
Ismol FamilyMama China "Mommy C"
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Family PictureFatimaABS-CBN
My Husband's LoverSoledad "Sol/Sinag" Del MundoGMA Network
KidlatMinerva MegatonTV5
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pulang LasoMrs. MirandaABS-CBN
FaithfullyAmanda QuillamorGMA Network
My BelovedElsa Quijano
2011 Spooky Nights: Ang Mama Kong MamawMommy Glo
Sinner or SaintRacquel
SisidMommy L
DwarfinaSelya
2010The Last PrinceDama Rosata
2009Sine Novela: Kaya Kong Abutin Ang LangitDoña Lucia Enriquez-Recto
Adik Sa'YoDoña Aurora Manansala
ZorroAgida
2008–2009Luna MystikaDoña Benita Sagrado
2008Mars Ravelo's DyesebelDoña Felicia Montemayor
2007 Maalaala Mo Kaya: PilatEstellaABS-CBN
ImpostoraDoña Anatella CayetanoGMA Network
2006Princess CharmingDoña Amparo
Now and Forever: LinlangGina Dimaano
2005Vietnam RoseVida MojicaABS-CBN
2003–2004Narito Ang Puso KoClara BautistaGMA Network
2002-2003KapalaranMagdaABS-CBN Regional Network Group
2001–2002Ikaw Lang Ang MamahalinAmarra LunaGMA Network
2000 Maalaala Mo Kaya: AbitoCharitoABS-CBN
1995-1997Villa QuintanaIlluminada "Lumeng" SamonteGMA Network

Movies

YearTitleRoleProduction Company
2014Shake, Rattle & Roll 15: UlamAling LinaRegal Entertainment
2010RosarioTenantCinemabuhay International
Studio5
2009When I Met USylviaGMA Films
Regal Entertainment
2008Love Me AgainMigo's MotherStar Cinema
2007Eddie Romero's Faces of LoveMFX Media
1997Ligaya Ang Itawag Mo Sa AkinLolayStar Cinema
Regal Home Video
1987Walang Karugtong Ang NakaraanTessViva Films
1985Bakit Manipis ang Ulap?JocelynEssex Films
1984Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin?Glacilda GancaycoViva Films
BagetsChristine
Working GirlsAnne
1982My Only LoveTiffany
Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan?Charley
1980AguilaDiwataBancom Audiovision
1978The Last ReunionRita
1977Banta ng KahaponHemisphere Pictures

In the 1970s Chanda Romero starred in both Award-Winning Films Pag Puti Ng Uwak Pag Itim Ng Tagak which transitioned her from more daring roles such as skin flicks through the 1970s and 1980s she has also done films with VIVA Films entirely she even starred with bigger actors in numerous films such as Christopher De Leon (Bituing Walang Ningning) and Gabby Concepcion and even Aga Muhlach she even did numerous antagonist roles

Awards and nominations

YearFilm Award/CriticsCategoryWorkResults
201440th Metro Manila Film FestivalBest Festival Supporting ActressShake, Rattle & Roll XVNominated

References

  1. "Movie Spice". Manila Standard. August 3, 1989. Retrieved June 22, 2010.
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