Kathryn Chandria Manuel Bernardo, also known as Kathryn Bernardo was born in Cabanatuan City located in the province of Nueva Ecija on March 26, 1996 and thus beginning her journey through life. She is the daughter of Teodor C. Bernardo and Luzviminda M. Bernardo. Teodor and Luzviminda, loving parents, raised their four children in the best possible way. It was from here that Kathryn flourished into the person she is today.
Before she became an artist Kathryn was a student at OB Montessori center Inc. which is located at Greenhills. Now she is taking a home school program at the Angelicum College. She was discovered from her breakthrough role as Mara in the drama series Mara Clara. The drama series was continually gaining high television ratings at prime time. After Mara Clara, Kathryn also appeared in a teen show, Growing Up, again gaining high ratings and became number two in the afternoon block show on Filipino television. She also played the role Mikay and Princess Areeyah in the prime time show, Princess and I, a romance-drama themed television series which was the first and only Philippine show to be taken in Bhutan.
Her career started in the year 2004 with the movie Gagamboy. In the year 2011 she gained her lead role in the film Way Back Home. The movie was a box office hit in the Filipino movie industry. She also starred in a horror film Shake, rattle And Roll 13. Her performance in this horror movie gained positive reviews. Among her other movies are Sisteraka which was released in the year 2012. Aside from being a good actress, Kathryn is also a popular commercial and a print advertisement model. She is also a good singer. Kathryn was able to release a single from the television prime time, Princess and I. The title of the single is “Mula Noon HanggangNgayon” which was originally sung by Lea Salonga. Her album reached Gold as of September 2012.
Among her Awards and Nominations are: Best young Actress for Yahoo! Philippine OMG! Awards (2011), German Moreno Youth Achievement Award at the FAMAS Awards(2011), Best Actress, MMFF Awards (2011), Best Teen Drama Actress at the Teen Choice Awards (2012), Breakout Style Award with Danielle Padilla at the Star Magic Ball 2012, Newbie at the Yes Mag 100 Most Beautiful Stars (2012), Most Stylish BFF Awards with Julia Montes at the Candy Style Awards 2012, Breakthrough Actress at the Yahoo! Philippines OMG! Awards and Most Promising Actress at the Yahoo! Philippines OMG! Awards (2012).