Sharon Cuneta is a popular singer and actress from the Philippines who is also known as “Megastar” and is one of the most prominent showbiz icons in the country. She has appeared in more than fifty movies, ten television shows, and has released forty music albums. She has bagged ten wins and 23 nominations as an actress, including the prestigious Golden Screen TV Awards and FAMAS award.
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Early Life & Biography
Sharon Gamboa Cuneta-Pangilinan was born on January 6, 1966, in Santa Mesa, Manila, the Philippines, to her parents Pablo Cuneta and Elaine Gamboa. Her father was the former Mayor of Pasay, and her mother was a homemaker. Her aunt Helen Gamboa was a popular actress and singer.
Cuneta spent most of her childhood days in Dasmariñas Village, Makati, where she listened to her dad’s record collection. As a child, she appeared in Ike Lozada’s show, where she sang her aunt’s songs.
Cuneta went to St. Paul College, Pasig, and later attended International School Manila for high school. However, she decided to drop out of school at the age of 14 to pursue a career in music.
Cuneta started dating her on-screen partner Gabby Concepcion of her debut movie Dear Heart in 1981. The two got married in 1984 at the Manila Cathedral. Together they are the parents of a daughter, KC Concepcion. The couple divorced in 1993.
In 1996, she married politician, Francis Pangilinan. The couple has three children Frankie Pangilinan, Miel Pangilinan, and Miguel Samuel Mateo Pangilinan.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 6 January 1966, Sharon Cuneta is 54 years old as of today’s date 9th September 2020. Her height is 1.67 m tall, and her weight is 58 kg.
Sharon Cuneta started her music career at the age of 12 when she recorded her first single “Tawag ng Pag-ibig.” In 1978, she released the song “Mr. DJ,” which became very popular and gave her the nickname “DJ’s Pet.” Later, she released several hit singles, including “Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko,” “Naaalala Ka,” “I-Swing Mo Ako,” and many more.
Apart from her acting career, she hosted the television show Call Us Two for Entertainment along with her aunt Helen Gamboa. In 1981, Cuneta starred in her debut movie, Dear Heart along with her future husband, Gabby Concepcion. Later the pair appeared in several other films together, including P.S. I Love You, My Only Love, and many more.
In 1985, she starred in the movie Bituing Walang Ningning which was a huge success that earned her several awards, including the 1986 FAMAS Awards. She also won several awards and recognition for the film Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin. The following year, Cuneta hosted the musical-variety show, The Sharon Cuneta Show, which went on to be one of the longest-running musical-variety shows in Philippine television.
Her reign as box-office queen even made her stronger when she collaborated with popular actors like Robin Padilla, Fernando Poe Jr., Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr., Rudy Fernandez for several hit movies. In 1996, Cuneta made a family drama movie “Madrasta,” which helped her to win the best actress award from all the major award-giving bodies in the country, including a GrandSlam.
Later, she took a break from movies but still appeared in several television shows, including her own talk show, Sharon. In 2008, she appeared in the film, Caregiver, which was the fifth highest-grossing movie of that year.
Cuneta also hosted television series such as The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition, Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid, The Mega and the Songwriter, and many more.
Awards & Achievements
Sharon Cuneta has won several awards in her illustrious career. In 1984, she won the FAP Awards, FAMAS Awards, and KOMOPB Awards. In 1997, she won the PMPC Star Awards for Movies, People’s Choice Awards, and Gawad Urian.
Cuneta was awarded the Metro Manila Film Festival Award in 2002 for her work in the movie Magkapatid. The following year she won the People’s Choice Award and FAMAS Award for her role in the movie Crying Ladies. She has also earned a Gawad Genio Award and several GMMSF Box Office Entertainment Awards.
Net Worth & Salary of Sharon Cuneta in 2020
As of September 2020, Sharon Cuneta has an estimated net worth of more than $12 million. She made this huge wealth through her successful career as an actress and singer.
She is one of the most successful Filipina actresses and holds the record of having the most number of Box Office Queen of RP Movies title.
Cuneta’s popularity has translated well into the field of advertising, where she has become the country’s highest-paid and most effective celebrity endorser. She has a long list of endorsements, including electronics companies, make-up lines, fast food chains, banks, and many more.
In 2011, she signed a $21 million contract with the TV5 network. Cuneta also performs at various live events, concerts, and stage shows, which also helps in increasing her net worth significantly.
Sharon Cuneta is one of the most legendary artists in the world. She also owns a lifestyle magazine, Sharon at Home, several residential real estate enterprises, and a three-hectare farm in Alfonso, Cavite.