Robinhood Ferdinand Cariño Padilla more popularly known by the name Robin Padilla was born on November 23, 1969. He is known as the Bad Boy of Philippine Cinema, the James Dean of Philippine Movies for his style of acting and role portrayals in films like Anak ni Baby Ama, Grease Gun Gang, Bad Boy 1 & Bad Boy 2. He is also a film director, screenwriter, producer and a martial artist
The Showbiz industry is not new to Robin Padilla’s family. His father, Roy Padilla was a film director who later became a politician who served Camarines Norte as a vice-governor during the 1970s. His mother, Eva Carino was likewise an actress and three of his broods, Rustom, Rommel and Royette are also actors. His sisters preferred the privacy of staying out of showbiz.
He married Liezl Sicangco through a muslim ceremony at the New Bilibid Prison social hall during his 21-year imprisonment due to illegal weapons possession. He was given pardon by Fidel V. Ramos in 1998. They divorced in 2009. He remarried in 2010 to Mariel Rodriguez, a host and an actress. He has a total of six children. Four of them are with Liezl, his son Ali and his three daughters Queenie, Kylie and Zhen-Zhen, all are actresses. He has a son with actress Jobelle Salvador, Mico and a daughter with Leah Orosa, Camille who is a model and an aspiring actress.
Robin Padilla or Binoe/Binoy is well known for his blockbuster movies in tandem with Mega Star Sharon Cuneta, Maging Sino Ka Man and with Vina Morales,Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum series. The movies were an instant hit to the public. Among his movies in recent years were Kuratong Baleleng, Wacha Wacha, Tum: My Pledge of Love, Paano Ginawa Ang Isang Robin Padilla, Sundo, Ikaw Pa Rin, Bongga Ka Boy!, Triple Romance, Brown Twelve, Blackout, Till I Met You, La Visa Loca, Kulimlim and Astig. He was able to take home the Best Actor Award in the 2006 Urian Awards. He also appeared in various television shows such as Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw, Toda Max, Wiltime Bigtime, Guns and Roses, Pilipinas Win Na Win, Wowowee, Totoy Bato, Joaquin Bordado, Asian Treasures, Pilipinas Ngayon Na!, Kamao: Matira Matibay, Basta’t Kasama Kita and Puwedeng Puwede.
Among his works as a writer are Sigaw, Hari ng Selda: Anak ni Baby Ama 2, Makuha Ka sa Tingin (Kung Pwede lang), Miss na Miss Kita: Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum 2, Bad Boy 2. All were credited under the name Robinhood Cariño Padilla.