Karylle (Ana Karylle Padilla) known to do theater acting. She made her debut in the Trumpets’ production of Little Mermaid. Her performance in the Trumpets musical is known to be her breakthrough to show business.
Born Name: Ana Karylle Padilla
Nick Name: Karylle, K
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actress, TV Host, Theater Performer, Dancer, Model, Runner, Entrepreneur, Producer
Years active: 2000–present
Born: March 22, 1981, 38 years and 10 months, Manila, Philippines
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color:Dark Brown
Measurements: 34-25-34 in / 86-64-86
Bra size: 34B
Manager: Karylle is represented by STAGES.
Labels: Universal Records (2001–2008), EMI Philippines (PolyEast Records)
Karylle attended Operation Brotherhood Montessori Center, an Italian-based school, located in Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila. Later, she got enrolled at the Ateneo de Manila University and graduated in 2002 with a B.S. Management major in Communications Technology Management.
Father – Dr. Modesto Tatlonghari
Mother – Zsa Zsa Padilla (Singer, Actress, Songwriter, Commercial Model, Product Endorser, Businesswoman, Music Producer)
Others – Carlos Padilla Jr. (Maternal Grandfather) (Boxing Referee, Judge), Carlos Padilla Sr. (Maternal Great Grandfather) (Actor), Kating Padilla (Maternal Grandmother), Zia Quizon (Maternal Half-Sister), Nicole Quizon (Older Adopted Sister).
Ana Karylle Padilla Tatlonghari commonly known by her stage mononym Karylle and dubbed as the OPM Showbiz Royalty of the Philippines, is a Filipino singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, TV host, model, runner, musical theater performer, and entrepreneur.S
Karylle was born in Manila to Zsazsa Padilla, a singer-actress and Dr. Modesto Tatlonghari.
She is the granddaughter of famous boxing referee Carlos Padilla Jr.. Her parents separated when she was six years old. Karylle has one half-sister Zia Quizon from her mother’s relationship to actor and comedian Dolphy a.k.a. Rodolfo Vera Quizon. Karylle completed her elementary and secondary education, notably in O.B. Montessori Center – Greenhills during grade school (where she was class valedictorian), and Poveda where she finished high school with a Service Medal for extra-curricular and volunteer works.
She began taking formal ballet lessons at the age of three and continued until she was fifteen. While she was preparing for her debut album, Karylle had started rehearsals for her first stage musical Little Mermaid where she played Princess Sapphire.
In college, Karylle took up B.S. Management major in Communications Technology Management at the Ateneo de Manila University, where she made to the Dean’s list and graduated in year 2002. Karylle is also an entrepreneur. She is the owner of the family KTV and resto-bar CenterStage at Tomas Morato in Quezon City, Jupiter in Makati City and Mall of Asia (MOA) in Pasay City and part owner of Mey Lin Restaurant and The Mango Farm dessert kiosk in Greenhills, San Juan City.
In March 2014, Karylle married musician and Sponge Cola lead vocalist Yael Yuzon.
She entered the music scene with her first album Time to Shine from Universal Records with the dance single “Can’t Live Without You”.
Her second album was released on 2005 entitled You Make Me Sing. She wrote the songs “Coz, I Love You” and “Hiling”. Also included in the album is the theme song, “Mahiwagang Puso”, for her hit fantaserye Encantadia, in which she starred as Sang’gre Alena.
Three years later, she released her third album Time for Letting Go under a new recording company Polyeast Records. With this album, Karylle’s gifts as a distinctive powerhouse vocalist is showcased in the single, “I’ll Never get Over You Getting Over Me”. It is a collection of songs that give the definition of moving on and at the same time divides grief in five different stages. The album also features duet with her mom Zsa Zsa Padilla – “I Live for Your Love” and three of Karylle’s original compositions, “Minamahal Kita”, “Hulog ng Langit” and the soulful piano-driven “Wala Na Bang Lahat”.
Her fourth album, Roadtrip, was released in 2011, in which she ventured out of her comfort zone and produced the album by herself. She wrote eleven tracks in this album which “narrates her personal journey”. She had worked on this album for the past four years and according to one of her interviews this album represents who she is, as- the artist, singer, songwriter.
Aside from her albums Karylle also did theme songs for the movies that she starred in. She, together with Jerome John Hughes did “Pagbigyan ang Puso”, for Mano Po 3 and a cover of “Sana’y Maghintay ang Walang Hanggan” for the movie Moments of Love.
Another album of Karylle, her 5th which is simply entitled K was launched in November 2013. This one features her dabbling into different genres. The album also includes Karylle’s 2013 Philpop entry Sa’yo Na Lang Ako. In 2015, Universal Records released Karylle Songbook containing her first two albums in one CD.
Her latest and sixth album entitled A Different Playground was launched in February 2016. She said that this album is a reflection on her married life. A Different Playground captures Karylle playful side as an artist.
Often wears glasses
Usually sports forehead bangs
Karylle has either endorsed or promoted a couple of brands through social media which include the likes of MARK BUMGARNER, Miladay Jewels, Resorts World Manila, etc.
She was 3 years old when she started taking ballet lessons and continued with the lessons until the age of 15.
Karylle was 6 years old when her parents separated and she was then raised by her father.
She has released many popular albums such as Time to Shine, Time for Letting Go, Roadtrip, K, and Different Playground.
In 2011, she was cast as Maddie Avilon in the Singaporean musical restaurant drama television series, The Kitchen Musical, in which she starred alongside the likes of Stephen Rahman Hughes, Christian Bautista, Arthur Acuña, and Rosemary Vandenbroucke. For this role, Karylle was nominated for a Monte-Carlo Television Festival Award in the “Best Actress” category in 2012.
As a theatre artist, she has been a part of various plays like Little Mermaid, Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko, West Side Story, Rama Hari, and Cinderella.
Karylle has earned a huge fan base on social media with more than 4.5 million followers on Twitter and more than 3 million followers on Instagram.