Sanya Lopez

Shaira Lenn Osuna Roberto (born August 9, 1996 in Nagcarlan, Laguna), professionally known as Sanya Lopez, is a Filipina actress known for portrayal in the afternoon series, The Half Sisters, as Lorna.[1] In 2016, Lopez gained media attention and rose to fame after being announced as the new Hara Danaya of the 2016 television remake of GMA Network's Encantadia.[2][3]

Sanya Lopez
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Sanya Lopez at the GMAAC Skyranch
Born
Shaira Lenn Osuna Roberto

(1996-08-09) August 9, 1996 (age 23)
Nagcarlan, Laguna, Philippines
Nationality Philippines
OccupationActress, model, television host
Years active2012–present
AgentGerman Moreno (2012–2015; deceased)
GMA Artist Center (2016–present)
FamilyJak Roberto (brother)

Early life and backgroundEdit

Sanya Lopez was born Shaira Lenn Osuna Roberto on August 9, 1996, and raised in Malolos, Bulacan. She is the daughter of Marlyn Roberto and Ramil Roberto, who died when Lopez was two years old. She is the younger sister of actor Jak Roberto.[4] At the age of 14, Lopez met German Moreno and came to see him as a father figure; she dedicates her performance both to Moreno and her father.[5] She was given the name Sanya, of Indian origin, by her manager.[6]

Lopez currently resides in Quezon City with her brother Jak.[7]

CareerEdit

2012–2015: Early careerEdit

Lopez's career started in 2012 when she was accidentally discovered by the late German Moreno on the set of Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman, wherein her brother, Jak Roberto was a mainstay. In an interview, Lopez detailed how fans mistook her for another actress, Kim Rodriguez, who was also on the said show.[8] Since then, Moreno included her on the program as one of his co-hosts.[9]

2016–present: Breakthrough and transition to lead rolesEdit

After which, Lopez was given supporting roles at various afternoon series of GMA Network including Dormitoryo and The Half Sisters, wherein she played as Lorna, the best friend of the lead actress, Barbie Forteza. In 2015, Lopez auditioned and acquired the role of Danaya in the television remake of Encantadia, originally by Bubble Gang former cast Diana Zubiri which she considers her biggest television break.[10][11] Zubiri, on the other hand, congratulated Lopez[12] for bagging the role on her Twitter account.[13]

FilmographyEdit

Television series

Year Title Role Network
2013 Dormitoryo Thea GMA Network
2014–2016 The Half Sisters Lorna
2016 The Millionaire's Wife Lovely
2016–2017 Encantadia Danaya
2017-2018 Haplos Angela Marie "Anj / Angel" Alonzo-Cortez / Elang / Exotica / Alice
2018-2019 Cain at Abel Margaret Tolentino
2019 Dahil sa Pag-Ibig Mariella "Mariel" Fajardo-Corpuz
2019 Beautiful Justice Agent Thea

Television series (as a guest star)

Year Title Role Network
2019 Tadhana: "Boso" Arianne GMA Network
Daddy's Gurl Cherry Aguinaldo
Dear Uge: "Patayin sa Sindak si Bernadette" Bernadette
Magpakailanman: "Tatlong Henerasyon ng Sipag at Tiyaga" Young Lelang
Tadhana: "Titser Yaya" Elaine
2018 Wish Ko Lang: "Mga Mukha ng Pag-asa" Herself / Emily
Studio 7 Herself / Guest Star
Victor Magtanggol Aya
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: "Witchikels" Willow
Wish Ko Lang: "Tatlong Ama, Iisang Kapalaran" Emily
Dear Uge: "Emma Liar" Emma
Inday Will Always Love You Lea
Wagas: "Sigaw ng Puso (The Rein Morales and RJ Zulueta Story)" Rein Morales GMA News TV
Wish Ko Lang: "Ang Bangungot ni Rhea" Rhea GMA Network
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: "Giselle, Palayain Mo si Rapunzel!" Rapunzel
Wagas: "Lola Iska, 120" teen Iska GMA News TV
2017 Tadhana: "Prodigal Daughter" Elaine GMA Network
Magpakailanman: "BFF: Best Sisters Forever" Arianne
Pepito Manaloto Suzanne
Roadtrip: Albay Herself with Jak Roberto
Wowowin Herself
Wish Ko Lang RJ
Imbestigador Marina
Karelasyon Various roles
Follow Your Heart Herself
2016 Magpakailanman: "The Wowowin Grand Winner" Shayne
2012-2016 Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman Co-host

Film

Movies
Year Title Role(s) Film Production Company
2017 Amalanhig: The Vampire Chronicles Aryana Dimalinlang
2018 Wild and Free Ellie Regal Multimedia Inc.
2019 Isa Pang Bahaghari Heaven’s Best Entertainment

AwardsEdit

Year Category Work Award Giving Body Notes
2017 Ranked No. 20, FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Woman[14] None FHM Philippines (Summit Media) First time to be nominated in the list, July 2017 issue
2016 Huwarang Artista ng Taon para sa mga Kabataan[15] None 3rd Inding-Indie Short Film Festival Awards December 4, 2016
German Moreno Youth Achievement Award 2016[16] None FAMAS Awards 2016 December 10, 2016
Gintong Kabataan Sa Larangan ng Sining at Kultura recognition[17] None GINTONG KABATAAN AWARDS August 26, 2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rodriguez, Bea (March 18, 2016). "'The Half Sisters' actress Sanya Lopez, nagpaabot ng mala-beauty queen na mensahe sa mga kabataan". Archived from the original on September 13, 2016. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  2. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick. "Meet the new Danaya in Encantadia 2016: Sanya Lopez". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Archived from the original on June 11, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "Sanya Lopez, 'di inasahang mapipili siyang gumanap na Danaya sa 'Encantadia'". GMA News. Archived from the original on September 13, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "READ: "Abs ng Bayan" Jak Roberto nagpipinta ng lapida sa sementeryo noon para kumita". GMA Network. Archived from the original on January 16, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "Part 1 of 2: All About Encantadia 2016's 'Danaya' Sanya Lopez (Her Audition, Diet, Training, Co-Stars Etc.) – Random Republika". May 8, 2016. Archived from the original on January 18, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "Sanya rising". Archived from the original on January 10, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "Bahay ng magkapatid na Sanya Lopez at Jakol, pinasok ng kawatan". GMA News. GMA Network, Inc. GMA News and Public Affairs. April 1, 2017. Archived from the original on April 3, 2017. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "Sanya Lopez, naiyak nang ikuwento kung paano siya na-discover". GMA Network. Archived from the original on April 8, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  9. ^ "'Encantadia' 2016: Meet Sanya Lopez, the new Danaya". Rappler. Archived from the original on June 16, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  10. ^ Policarpio, Allan. "4 protectors of Encantadia's gems revealed". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on June 20, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  11. ^ "'Encantadia' star Sanya Lopez, palaban din daw gaya ni Danaya?". GMA Network. Archived from the original on September 17, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  12. ^ Rula, Gorgy. "Sanya Lopez regrets Kuya Germs will not see her in Enca 2016". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Archived from the original on August 15, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  13. ^ "Diana Zubiri Smith on Twitter".[non-primary source needed]
  14. ^ "13 Fresh Faces in This Year's FHM 100 Sexiest List". Archived from the original on July 9, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  15. ^ "GMA Network dominates 3rd Inding-Indie Short Film Festival". GMA Network. Archived from the original on January 18, 2017. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  16. ^ "Gabbi Garcia, Sanya Lopez and Jak Roberto bag German Moreno Youth Achievement Award". GMA Network. Archived from the original on January 16, 2017. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  17. ^ "Ken Chan and Sanya Lopez get recognized by Gintong Kabataan Awards". GMA Network. Archived from the original on January 16, 2017. Retrieved January 14, 2017.

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