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. 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.
Sanya Lopez at the GMAAC Skyranch
Shaira Lenn Osuna Roberto
August 9, 1996
Nagcarlan, Laguna, Philippines
|Occupation||Actress, model, television host|
|Agent||German Moreno (2012–2015; deceased)|
GMA Artist Center (2016–present)
|Family||Jak 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. 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. She was given the name Sanya, of Indian origin, by her manager.
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. Since then, Moreno included her on the program as one of his co-hosts.
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. Zubiri, on the other hand, congratulated Lopez for bagging the role on her Twitter account.
|2014–2016||The Half Sisters||Lorna|
|2016||The Millionaire's Wife||Lovely|
|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)
|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|
|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|
|Roadtrip: Albay||Herself with Jak Roberto|
|Wish Ko Lang||RJ|
|Follow Your Heart||Herself|
|2016||Magpakailanman: "The Wowowin Grand Winner"||Shayne|
|2012-2016||Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman||Co-host|
|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|
|Year||Category||Work||Award Giving Body||Notes|
|2017||Ranked No. 20, FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Woman||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||None||3rd Inding-Indie Short Film Festival Awards||December 4, 2016|
|German Moreno Youth Achievement Award 2016||None||FAMAS Awards 2016||December 10, 2016|
|Gintong Kabataan Sa Larangan ng Sining at Kultura recognition||None||GINTONG KABATAAN AWARDS||August 26, 2016|
- 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.
- 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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Sanya rising". Archived from the original on January 10, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
- "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.
- "Sanya Lopez, naiyak nang ikuwento kung paano siya na-discover". GMA Network. Archived from the original on April 8, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
- "'Encantadia' 2016: Meet Sanya Lopez, the new Danaya". Rappler. Archived from the original on June 16, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
- Policarpio, Allan. "4 protectors of Encantadia's gems revealed". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on June 20, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
- "'Encantadia' star Sanya Lopez, palaban din daw gaya ni Danaya?". GMA Network. Archived from the original on September 17, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
- 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.
- "Diana Zubiri Smith on Twitter".[non-primary source needed]
- "13 Fresh Faces in This Year's FHM 100 Sexiest List". Archived from the original on July 9, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
- "GMA Network dominates 3rd Inding-Indie Short Film Festival". GMA Network. Archived from the original on January 18, 2017. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
- "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.
- "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.