Monday, January 6, 2014

January 6: Filipino singer, actress and TV host Sharon Cuneta is 48-years-old today.

Sharon Cuneta-Pangilinan, better known as Sharon Cuneta, - and nicknamed “Mega” and “Shawnie”- is a multi-awarded Filipino singer, actress and TV host dubbed the Megastar of Philippine Entertainment. She has starred in 53 movies, 10 television shows) and recorded 40 albums.


Cuneta grew up surrounded by music, listening to her dad's collection of 45s, 78s and 331⁄3s. Her mother, Elaine Gamboa, is from Santa Ana, Pampanga while her father is a former Mayor Cuneta of Pasay. She is half-Tagalog on her paternal side and one-fourth Kapampangan and one-fourth Spanish-American on her maternal side. Her aunt is '60s Shingaling Sweetheart Helen Gamboa.

She started hosting GMA Supershow with other teenagers, later called Germspesyal, with German Moreno and C.U.T.E. (Call Us Two For Entertainment) with her aunt from Pampanga, former actress Helen Gamboa, via GMA 7.

In 1984, Cuneta's producers at Viva Films planned to change her image from poor-little-rich-girl image into from rags to riches type of movies. She made three movies that year including the movie which broke box-office records. She continued to make movies following the rags to riches formula and most of those successful movies came from popular comic novels including like Bukas Luluhod Ang Mga Tala, Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin, Bituing Walang Ningning and Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita.

She also won the Best Actress Award for Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin from FAMAS Awards and Sa Hirap at Ginhawa from Film Academy of the Philippines.

Aside from movies, Cuneta also had a weekly musical variety show The Sharon Cuneta Show every Sunday night.

in November 2011, following months of speculations, Sharon’s big move to TV5 was made official by signing a staggering 1 Billion contract with the Kapatid Network – the highest ever paid to a Filipino artist. Her daily afternoon talk show Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid premiered on May 14, 2012.


For more about Sharon, visit her Website at -


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