October 5, 1988
Maja Ross Andres Salvador
Maja Salvador made her acting debut with a minor role in the Filipino drama series ‘It Might Be You’. Directed by Don Cuaresma and Gilbert Perez, the story revolved around two childhood friends who fall in love. The series aired from 2003 to 2004. Maja Salvador made her film debut in the horror movie ‘Sukob’ in 2006. The film was a huge success, both critically and commercially. It is also considered one of the scariest Filipino films of all time. Salvador won multiple awards for her performance.
Before entering the world of showbusiness, Maja was faced with the hardships of coming from a broken family. As her parents were separated, she and her mother moved to Appari, Cagayan. She was only seven years old at the time and when she last saw her father. It was seven years later that she appeared on an on-air reunion with her father on the show The Buzz, thanks to the help of Chit Ramos, an entertainment writer at the time and now Maja’s manager. It was looking for her father that essentially gave the actress her chance to stardom.