Kathryn Bernardo

This name uses Philippine naming customs. The maternal family name is Manuel and the paternal family name is Bernardo.
Kathryn Bernardo

Bernardo presenting one of the awards at the 2013 Candy Style Awards
Born Kathryn Chandria Manuel Bernardo
(1996-03-26) 26 March 1996
Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Education Enderun Colleges
Occupation Actress, model,[1] recording artist [2]
Years active 2003 (2003)–present
Agent Star Magic (2003 (2003)–present)
Known for Mara Clara, Growing Up, Princess and I, Got to Believe, Pangako Sa 'yo
Website Official website

Musical career

Years active 2014–present
Labels Star Music (2014–present)

Kathryn Chandria Manuel Bernardo (born 26 March 1996) is a Filipina actress.[3] She is best known for her role as Mara in the primetime Filipino drama Mara Clara.[4] Bernardo has been a contract artist of Star Magic and ABS-CBN since 2010[5] and most recently starred as Ana Bartolome in the 2011 drama film Way Back Home.[5] She also played the protagonist Mikay in the primetime series Princess and I.

Personal life


In her childhood years, she studied at Flowerlane Montessori Children's House. Bernardo studied at OB Montessori Center Inc. before her acting debut in 2003. She was home schooled, and currently attends Enderun Colleges, Taguig, where she studies marketing.[6][7][8]


Acting career

Bernardo began acting in 2003, appearing as the young Cielo on ABS-CBN's It Might Be You. In 2006, she landed her first main role in the TV series Super Inggo playing Maya, the love interest of the main character. She then continued to play different roles in other ABS-CBN shows such as Krystala and Vietnam Rose before landing a permanent spot on the hit kiddie show Goin' Bulilit.


In 2010, Bernardo received dramatic roles, the first being young Victoria on ABS-CBN's Magkaribal and young Jenny on GMA's Endless Love. Coincidentally, both premiered on 28 June 2010.[9]

Bernardo's breakthrough role was her as Mara David/Mara Del Valle in the remake of 1992 television drama Mara Clara with her co-star and off-screen best friend Julia Montes. Since its premiere, the TV series remained a consistent leader in primetime ratings. Affirming its success, the show was nominated in the 2011 Banff World Media Festival's "Telenovelas & Soap Operas" category and marked Bernardo's future as a distinguished actress.[10]

After the primetime teleserye ended, Bernardo soon began appearing in the Sunday afternoon teen show Growing Up. Re-partnering with Julia Montes, the show starred other up and coming ABS-CBN teen stars such as Kiray Celis, Diego Loyzaga and Daniel Padilla. On the show, Bernardo played the role of 15-year-old Ella who lives with her single mother.[11] The show premiered strongly, ranking at number 2 overall on the afternoon block of primetime television.[12]

Bernardo's film career started in 2004 with the movie Gagamboy. However, it was only in 2011 when she, together with her Mara Clara co-star Julia Montes, received a lead role in the movie Way Back Home.[13] The film opened at first place with an estimated PHP 18 million (US $428,571) in its first week that then surpassed other foreign film showings at the time, such as The Smurfs and Conan the Barbarian according to Box Office Mojo.[14]

In that same year, Bernardo was included in Regal Film's Metro Manila Film Festival entry Shake, Rattle & Roll 13. Bernardo took on the horror genre by snagging one of the lead roles of the film's second story called Parola.[15] Her performance received positive reviews. In a review for ClickTheCity.com, Philbert Dy praised Bernardo's acting: "A fantastic performance from Kathryn Bernardo ties it all together. It might just be one of the best things that has ever come out of Shake Rattle and Roll."[16]


The actress starred in Princess and I, a romance/drama royalty-themed television series, following the success of Growing Up. With a cast flanked by Daniel Padilla as Gino Dela Rosa, Enrique Gil as Prince Jao and Bernardo as Mikay/Princess Areeyah, the teleserye is touted as one of the grandest, being the first Philippine show to be shot in Bhutan.[17] Aside from Padilla and Gil as Bernardo's leading men on the show, Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3 former contestant Khalil Ramos played Mikay's unrequited lover and best friend Kiko. Other veteran actors like Gretchen Barretto and Albert Martinez joined the star-studded cast.[18]

The show garnered unprecedented ratings and appraisal as the number one primetime show in September 2012, opening more doors for Bernardo's shining career. In August 2013, she and Daniel Padilla announcing another television series: Got to Believe in which Bernardo plays Chichay Tampipi, a teenage girl who reunites with her childhood friend Joaquin Manansala (Padilla) after many years; Chichay falls for the rich boy despite their economic differences and family pasts, encountering difficult obstacles that put their love to the test. Got to Believe was also a primetime television hit, gathering 38.6% percent in ratings during the broadcast of the show's final episode and placing at #2 on Kantar Media's nationwide TV ranking list.[19]

Together with Padilla, they both starred in a Filipino romantic-comedy movie entitled 24/7 in love that was released on 21 November 2012. She then starred alongside comedian Vice Ganda together with Daniel Padilla in the 2012 MMFF entry, Sisterakas;[20] in the 1st quarter of 2013, Bernardo, with co-star Daniel Padilla, released her first solo project film from Star Cinema entitled Must Be... Love that was broadcast on 13 March.[21][22]

In December 2013, Bernardo and Padilla starred in the film (an entry for 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival) Pagpag (produced by Star Cinema and Regal Films) which was broadcast on Christmas Day.[23][24]


Bernardo and Padilla once again headlined a movie adaptation of Bianca Bernardino's best-selling novel named She's Dating the Gangster as part of Star Cinema's 20th anniversary in July 2014. The movie was produced by Star Cinema, co-produced by Summit Media and directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina. This is the 5th movie in which Kathryn and Padilla are paired on the big screen after the success of their romantic comedy television series Got to Believe (which was also directed by Garcia-Molina). According to Star Cinema Advertising Manager Mico del Rosario the film was a financial success, gathering PHP 15 million (US $340,000) on its first day of showing. On its 4th week (3 August 2014), the movie reportedly grossed PHP 230 million (US $5,476,190).[25][26] A year after her recognition from FHM UK, Bernardo was ranked 17 behind former Japanese AV Idol Maria Ozawa for the FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Woman 2015, which won by Jennylyn Mercado.

Music career

Bernardo has been involved in numerous singing ventures, such as her guest appearances for Daniel Padilla's concert "DOS" and her participation in the soundtrack albums of her primetime television shows.

Bernardo recorded her first solo "Mula Noon Hanggang Ngayon" as part of the soundtrack for Princess and I in 2012 and was originally sung by Lea Salonga. In 2013, she recorded a cover of David Pomeranz's "Got to Believe in Magic" with Padilla for their primetime television Got 2 Believe.

In 2014, she began to venture into music by recording various original songs and releasing her first studio album titled Kathryn. A duet with Padilla titled was used as the theme song for ABS-CBN's Summer Station. Bernardo also released her first solo original song titled "Ikaw Na Nga Yata", which was used in the local airing of the Korean series Pretty Man.[27][28] On 6 November, she released the lead single to her debut album titled "You Don't Know Me" which was written by Marion Aunor and is about a blooming relationship that fails to take off because of the lack of effort of one of those involved to genuinely get to know the other.[29] The album was released on 30 November under Star Music, consisting of eleven songs in total.[30][31]

Bernardo cites American pop stars Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande as her musical inspirations; she further said she considers local pop sensation Sarah Geronimo and singer Yeng Constantino her idols.[28]



Year Album Title Details Certification Ref.
2014 Kathryn
  • Release date: 26 November 2014
  • Producer: Jonathan Manalo
  • Record label: Star Music
Gold [32][33][34]


Year Track Details Ref.
2012 "Mula Noon Hanggang Ngayon"
2013 "Pagdating ng Panahon" [35]
"Got to Believe in Magic" (with Daniel Padilla)
2014 "Ikaw Na Nga Yata" [28]

Music videos

Year Title Details Ref.
2014 "PinaSmile" (with Daniel Padilla)
  • Album: ABS-CBN Summer Station ID
  • Directed by: Peewee Gonzales and Paolo Ramos
  • Producer: Christian Faustino
  • Studio: ABS-CBN
"You Don’t Know Me" 24 December 2014 [30]
"Mr. DJ" 8 March 2015

MV appearances


  • "Summer Ang Simula"[37]
  • "Ngayong Pasko Magniningning Ang Pilipino"




  • "Unlimited and Free" - Daniel Padilla
  • "Simpleng Tulad Mo" - Daniel Padilla[40]
  • "Thank You, Ang Babait Ninyo" - The Voice Kids PH Top 4



Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2003 It Might Be You Young Cielo San Carlos ABS-CBN [41]
2004 Krystala Bulinggit [42]
2005 Vietnam Rose Young Carina Mojica dela Cerna [41]
Goin' Bulilit Herself 2005-2008
2006 Gulong ng Palad Young Mimi Sandoval
Komiks Presents: Agua Bendita Young Agua Cristi / Bendita Cristi [43]
Komiks Presents: Bandanang Itim Juliana
Super Inggo Maya Guevarra [44]
2007 Pangarap na Bituin Young Chorva Ayala Gomez
Prinsesa ng Banyera Young Mayumi Burgos
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bracelet Zorayda
2009 Your Song Presents: You Know It's Christmas Stephanie
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Blusa Nympha
Super Inggo at ang Super Tropa Maya Guevarra voice only
2010 Endless Love Young Jenny Dizon / Jenny Cruz GMA First GMA appearance
Magkaribal Young Victoria Valera / Anna Abella ABS-CBN [41]
Mara Clara Mara David / Mara del Valle Remake [41]
2011 Wansapanataym: Apir Disapir Jenny Season 2, Episode 42
Growing Up Mikaella "Ella" Dimalanta / Cassandra
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Ensaymada Dang Season 20, Episode 5 [45]
Princess and I Maria Mikaela "Mikay" Dela Rosa
/ Princess Areeyah Rinpoche
2013 Got to Believe Cristina Carlotta "Chichay" Tampipi [41][47]
2014 Be Careful With My Heart Young Felicidad Guest star [48]
Wansapanataym: Puppy ko si Papi Iris Season 5, Episode 225 [49]
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Parol Daisy Ravelo Season 21, Episode 204 [50]
Pangako Sa ’Yo Yna Macaspac /
Maria Amor de Jesus
Remake [51][52]
2017 La Luna Sangre Malia Rodriquez Is the third installment
after Lobo & Imortal.


Year Title Role Studio Notes Ref.
2004 Gagamboy Tsoknat MAQ Productions
& Regal Entertainment
2005 Nasaan Ka Man Pilar Star Cinema
2006 Tatlong Baraha Inah Valiente Violett Films [55][56]
2008 Supahpapalicious Special Guest Star Cinema [57]
2011 Way Back Home Joanna Santiago / Ana Bartolome
Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 Lucy Regal Entertainment, Inc.
& Regal Multimedia, Inc.
Part 2: Parola
2012 24/7 in Love Jane Dela Cuesta Star Cinema
Sisterakas Katherine "Kathy" Maningas Star Cinema & Viva Films
2013 Must Be... Love Patricia "Patchot" Espinosa Star Cinema [58]
Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay Leni dela Torre Star Cinema & Regal Films [59]
2014 She's Dating the Gangster Athena Dizon / Kelay Dizon Star Cinema & Summit Media [60]
2015 Crazy Beautiful You Jacqueline "Jackie" Serrano Star Cinema [61]
2016 Barcelona: A Love Untold Ma. Angela "Mia" Dela Torre / Celine Antipala [62]



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  45. List of Maalaala Mo Kaya episodes#Season 20
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  48. SILIPIN: KathNiel sa 'Be Careful with My Heart'. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  49. List of Wansapanataym episodes
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