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Chanda Romero

Chanda Romero
Chanda V. Romero

(1954-03-06) March 6, 1954 (age 65)
Other namesChanda
OccupationActress, film and TV actress, product endorser, comedian
Years active1970–present
Spouse(s)Jose Mari Alejandrino

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

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.


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.


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.



Television Series
Year Title Role Network
2019 Prima Donnas Lady Primarosa Claveria GMA Network
2018 Cain at Abel Belenita 'Belen' Castillo
Contessa Charito Castillo-Imperial / Black Scorpion
Dear Uge: Bagong Bahay, Bagong Away Maui
2017 Magpakailanman: Batik: Ang Santa Claus Ng Tarlac - The Alberto Sebastian Story Tess
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tungkod Mrs. Pacita Piano ABS-CBN
Legally Blind Marissa Reyes-Evangelista GMA Network
2016 Magpakailanman: Davao Bombing: Mga Kuwento Ng Pag-Asa Euphemia
Once Again Carmen Mateo
Princess in the Palace Doña Pilar Buenaventura
2015-2016 The Half Sisters Cielo
2015 Pari 'Koy Madam Martha Buenavista
Ipaglaban Mo: Paano Mo Nagawa Ito? Zeny ABS-CBN
2014 Strawberry Lane Ms. Digna Castro GMA Network
Kambal Sirena Doña Victorina Villanueva
Ismol Family Mama China "Mommy C"
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Family Picture Fatima ABS-CBN
My Husband's Lover Soledad "Sol/Sinag" Del Mundo GMA Network
Kidlat Minerva Megaton TV5
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pulang Laso Mrs. Miranda ABS-CBN
Faithfully Amanda Quillamor GMA Network
My Beloved Elsa Quijano
2011 Spooky Nights: Ang Mama Kong Mamaw Mommy Glo
Sinner or Saint Racquel
Sisid Mommy L
Dwarfina Selya
2010 The Last Prince Dama Rosata
2009 Sine Novela: Kaya Kong Abutin Ang Langit Doña Lucia Enriquez-Recto
Adik Sa'Yo Doña Aurora Manansala
Zorro Agida
2008–2009 Luna Mystika Doña Benita Sagrado
2008 Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Doña Felicia Montemayor
2007 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pilat Estella ABS-CBN
Impostora Doña Anatella Cayetano GMA Network
2006 Princess Charming Doña Amparo
Now and Forever: Linlang Gina Dimaano
2005 Vietnam Rose Vida Mojica ABS-CBN
2003–2004 Narito Ang Puso Ko Clara Bautista GMA Network
2002-2003 Kapalaran Magda ABS-CBN Regional Network Group
2001–2002 Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Amarra Luna GMA Network
2000 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Abito Charito ABS-CBN
1995-1997 Villa Quintana Illuminada "Lumeng" Samonte GMA Network


Year Title Role Production Company
2014 Shake, Rattle & Roll 15: Ulam Aling Lina Regal Entertainment
2010 Rosario Tenant Cinemabuhay International
2009 When I Met U Sylvia GMA Films
Regal Entertainment
2008 Love Me Again Migo's Mother Star Cinema
2007 Eddie Romero's Faces of Love MFX Media
1997 Ligaya Ang Itawag Mo Sa Akin Lolay Star Cinema
Regal Home Video
1987 Walang Karugtong Ang Nakaraan Tess Viva Films
1985 Bakit Manipis ang Ulap? Jocelyn Essex Films
1984 Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? Glacilda Gancayco Viva Films
Bagets Christine
Working Girls Anne
1982 My Only Love Tiffany
Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan? Charley
1980 Aguila Diwata Bancom Audiovision
1978 The Last Reunion Rita
1977 Banta ng Kahapon Hemisphere 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

Year Film Award/Critics Category Work Results
2014 40th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Festival Supporting Actress Shake, Rattle & Roll XV Nominated


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

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