MANILA, Philippines - Young actress Maja Salvador turned 22 today.
Born Maja Ross Andres Salvador, Maja came from a clan of actors and actresses.
Her father Ross Rival, late grandfather Lou Salvador and late granduncle Leroy Salvador were all actors. She is the niece of “Bagets” star Jobelle Salvador and actor Phillip Salvador.
The “dance princess” was discovered by an ABS-CBN executive who saw her emotional reunion with her father on television. ABS-CBN signed her up and she became one of the most promising stars of the network.
Her first soap opera was called “It Might Be You.” She also appeared in various films like "Shake Rattle and Roll," "Villa Estrella," "One More Chance" and "Sukob."
She was also part of hit series "May Bukas Pa."
She played her very first lead role in the series "Nagsimula sa Puso."
Currently, Maja stars in ABS-CBN's Wansapanataym's "Inday Sa Balitaw."