Nora Aunor is a Filipino actress, singer, television host, film producer and vlogger. She is called as the Superstar in the local entertainment industry due to her numerous box office movies, hit songs, local and international awards. On June 10, 2022, she received the National Artist Award by virtue of Presidential Proclamation no. 1390 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.
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Complete Name –> Nora Cabaltera Villamayor
Screen Name –> Nora Aunor
Birth Date –> May 21, 1953 (Age 69)
Hometown –> Iriga, Camarines Sur, Philippines
Height –> 4’11”
Life Before Showbiz
Nora Aunor came from a poverty-stricken family. She has nine siblings. During her childhood, she sold peanuts and water in bus and railway stations. Her relatives especially her grandmother taught her how to sing.
As a child, Nora Aunor joined local singing contests including radio competitions. In 1967, she became the national champion in the singing contest Tawag Ng Tanghalan aired by DZAQ-TV (now DWWX-TV). Since then, she became a recording artist and appeared in concerts, television programs, and movies. To date, she has appeared in more than 200 films and television shows and brought home numerous awards from many award-giving bodies both local and international. Her television musical variety show “Superstar” which aired from 1975 to 1989 is still one of the longest running shows in local television.
Latest Television Programs
2020 – Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit
2018-2019 – Onanay
2013 – Never Say Goodbye
2021 – Kontrabida
2020 – Isa Pang Bahaghari
2015 – Taklub
2012 – Thy Womb
2004 – Naglalayag
1999 – Sidhi
1996 – Bakit May Kahapon Pa?
1995 – The Flor Contemplacion Story
1991 – Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M.
1990 – Andrea, Paano Ba Ang Maging Isang Ina
1989 – Bilangin Ang Bituin sa Langit
1984 – Bulaklak Sa City Jail
1982 – Himala
1980 – Bona
1979 – Ina Ka ng Anak Mo
1976 – Minsa’y Isang Gamu-Gamo
1976 – Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos
1975 – Banaue
1972 – And God Smile At Me
Devoted To You
Nora Aunor is a recipient of the National Artist Award for film in 2022. She was actually nominated for the same award in 2014 and in 2018 but fate did not allow her to receive it during those times.
Other notable awards are:
2022 – Susan Roces Celebrity Award from FAMAS
2013, 2014, 2016 – Ani ng Dangal (Harvest of Honor) by the National Commission for Culture & the Arts (NCCA)
2016 – Gawad CCP para sa Sining by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)
2015 – Gusi Peace Prize by the Gusi Peace Prize International
2013 – Lampara ng Kultura (Lights of Culture) by the Philippine Center of the International Theatre Institute
2007 – Centennial Honors for the Arts by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)
1999 – Gawad Sentenaryo by the National Centennial Commission
1995 and 1996 – Parangal ng Bayan by the Office of the President
1983 – The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS)