Aiko Melendez is a Filipina actress who has been serving in the film industry since 1981 with the television series Anna Liza. She is best known for her roles in Apoy sa dagat, Rainbow's Sunset, and Asintado.
Before entering showbusiness, Melendez was a politician. She was Councilor of the 2nd District of Quezon City and served in office between 2001 to 2010.
What Is Aiko Melendez Age? Is She Half Japanese?
Aiko Melendez's full name is Mary Aiko Shimoji Melendez. She was born on December 16, 1975, in Quezon City, Philippines.
The Asian actress' father, Jimmy Melendez was an actor and her mother was Elsie Blardony. Her half-sibling Jam Melendez is also an actor.
She holds Philippine nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. Her father has Japanese and Spanish ancestry. Born with the Sagittarius star sign, she is currently 45 years old while her height is 5 feet 5-inch or 165 cm tall.
Professional Career: How Much Is Aiko Melendez Fortune?
The multi-talented Aiko is believed to have an estimated net worth of $2 million as of September 2021. She began her professional journey as a politician. Winning the city elections ran for councilor in the city elections, she served as Councilor of the 2nd District of Quezon City and stayed in office for 9 years until 2010.
Then in 1981, she made her debut with the series Anna Liza. Some of her initial works include television shows like Lovingly Yours, Helen, Bubble Gang, Eat Bulaga!, The Maricel Drama Special, Yes, Yes Show!, Talentadong Pinoy, and Reputasyon.
Eventually, in 2013, Melendez came into the spotlight as Odessa Villarosa-del Sol on the melodrama romantic suspense television show Apoy sa Dagat starring Angelica Panganiban, Diether Ocampo, Piolo Pascual, and Angel Aquino.
Additionally, she has also appeared in some episodes of Ipaglaban Mo!, The Ryzza Mae Show, Give Love of Christmas: The Gift Giver, Inday Bote, The Story of Us, Celebrity Playtime, Maalaala Mo Kaya, Wildflower, Bagani, StarStruck, Prima Donnas, Dear Uge, and I Can See You:#Future.
Her other career highlights include movies like Rainbow's Sunset (est. earning â‚±50 million), Pwera Usog, Barcelona: A Love Untold (box office â‚±321 million), Everyday I Love You (collection â‚±178 million), Etiquette for Mistresses (earning â‚±103,196,410.50), Batang-X, May Minamahal, Ali in Wonderland, Trese, and Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.
What Is Her Relationship Status? Is She Married?
The 45-year-old is currently in a relationship with Jay Khonghun. The couple started dating in 2018 and are still together. Prior to Jay, she had two unsuccessful marriages.
Back on February 16, 2006, the former politician was married to Martin Jickain. Together, the couple has a daughter, Marthena. As per Famous Birthdays, they divorced in 2010.
The site also revealed that Aiko was married to Jomari Yllana (2000-2003) and had a son, Andre. On the other hand, as per IMDB, their wedding was annulled.
by samikshya, 23 Sep, 2021