28 Facts About Aga Muhlach


Ariel Aquino Muhlach, popularly known as Aga Muhlach, is a Filipino actor.


Aga Muhlach was introduced to the entertainment industry using his real name "Ariel Muhlach" at the age of seven when he appeared in the 1975 film May Isang Tsuper ng Taksi and the 1976 film, Babaing Hiwalay Sa Asawa, but he only became well known with the success of the 1984 film Bagets, after which he became a popular matinee idol.


Aga Muhlach unsuccessfully ran for a 2013 congressional seat in Camarines Sur.


Aga Muhlach was born at 2:30 PM on August 12,1969, at Galang Maternity Clinic in Santa Cruz, Manila to Alvaro Amador Muhlach and Anita Adis Aquino.


Aga Muhlach is one of nine children: three sisters Arlene, Almira and Andrea; and five brothers AJ, Andrew, Anton, Aaron and Albert.


Aga Muhlach finished high school at Aquinas School in San Juan City, and entered San Beda College to study Commerce.


Aga Muhlach discontinued studies when he focused on his acting career.

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Aga Muhlach's father is a younger brother of former dramatic actress Amalia Fuentes; his cousin, Nino Muhlach, was the leading child actor of the 1970s; his brother AJ Muhlach was a member of boy band XLR8; his two sisters are actresses.


Aga Muhlach's family has Spanish, German, and Chinese roots.


Aga Muhlach's paternal grandfather, Alvaro Muhlach Aguera, was born in Barcelona, Spain, to Alejandro Muhlach Aguera and Enriqueta Aguera Iglesias, who were from Santander and Comillas, respectively both in Cantabria, but their ancestry originated from Asturias.


Aga Muhlach's paternal grandmother, Concepcion Borja Amador, was born in Xiamen, China, to a Chinese father and a Bicolano mother from Goa, Camarines Sur.


Aga Muhlach began his career as a child actor in the 1975 film, May Isang Tsuper ng Taksi and 1976 film, Babaing Hiwalay Sa Asawa; his aunt Amalia Fuentes was the lead in the latter film.


Aga Muhlach appeared in the 1980 film Aguila which starred Fernando Poe Jr.


At age 14, Aga Muhlach was cast as one of the male leads in Viva Entertainment's 1984 film, Bagets.


Aga Muhlach was nominated for "Best Supporting Actor" in the FAMAS Awards, and "Best Actor" in the Gawad Urian Awards.


Aga Muhlach was paired with Janice de Belen in the 1986 film, Super-Wan-Tu-Tri, alongside Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon.


Aga Muhlach branched out into television sitcoms including his first as a lead in ABS-CBN's Oki Doki Doc from 1993 to 2000.


In 2013, there were discussions about Aga Muhlach teaming up with his former leading actress, Lea Salonga for the third time.


In 1986,17-year-old Aga Muhlach decided to have a child with Janice de Belen after being paired up in the film, Super-Wan-Tu-Tri.


De Belen announced her pregnancy on a primetime television and said that Aga Muhlach had asked her to marry him, but that she had refused as they were still young.


Reports said that Aga Muhlach had been intending to follow Torres to Puerto Rico and marry her, but did not because he chose his acting career over personal matters.


Aga Muhlach was his co-star in Oki Doki Doc, where they became friends.


Aga Muhlach is considered one of the most bankable actors in the Philippine entertainment industry.


Aga Muhlach is known for being one of the Philippine cinema's leading men of romantic dramas, being partnered up with well-known leading ladies such as Lea Salonga, Sharon Cuneta, Claudine Barretto, Maricel Soriano, Angel Locsin, Regine Velasquez, Kris Aquino, Aiko Melendez, Anne Curtis and recently Bea Alonzo and Bela Padilla.


Aga Muhlach is claimed as a multi-media product endorser, a role model to Filipinos of all ages, a supporter of underprivileged children, a matinee idol, and multi-award winning actor.

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In 2013, Aga Muhlach ran for a seat in the House of Representatives to represent Camarines Sur's 4th district under the then-ruling Liberal Party.


Aga Muhlach filed an electoral protest before the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal on June 4,2013, alleging that there was massive vote buying, ballot tampering or errors on vote-counting machines in seven municipalities under the district.


Aga Muhlach is one of the male celebrities who are in-demand for advertising contracts.