Ana Karylle Padilla Tatlonghari-Yuzon (born March 22, 1981), commonly known by her stage name Karylle, is a Filipino singer, song writer, actress, TV host, dancer, theater performer, writer, blogger and entrepreneur.
Karylle was born on March 22, 1981 in Manila to Zsa Zsa Padilla, a singer-actress and Dr. Modesto Tatlonghari. She has two other siblings from her mother's relationship to actor and comedian Rodolfo Vera Quizon; a younger half-sister, Zia Quizon and an adopted half-sister Nicole Quizon. She often called by her friends 'K' came from her name Karylle. She completed her elementary and secondary education, notably in O.B. Montessori Center - Greenhills during grade school (where she was class valedictorian) and Poveda, where she finished high school with a Service Medal for extra-curricular and volunteer works, before embarking on a showbiz career. She began taking formal ballet lessons at the age of three and continued until she was fifteen. While she was preparing for her debut album, Karylle had started rehearsals for her first stage musical Little Mermaid where she played Princess Sapphire. In college, Karylle took up B.S. Management major in Communications Technology Management at the Ateneo de Manila University, where she made the Dean's list and graduated in 2002. Karylle is also an entrepreneur; owner of the family KTV and resto-bar Centerstage at Tomas Morato in Quezon City, Jupiter in Makati City and Mall of Asia (MOA) in Pasay City and part owner of Mey Lin Restaurant.
Karylle entered the music scene with her first album Time to Shine from Universal Records with the dance single "Can't Live Without You" and bagging awards from different award giving bodies.
Her second album, You Make Me Sing showcased her songwriting skill which was released on 2005 entitled You Make Me Sing. She wrote the songs "Coz, I Love You" and "Hiling". Also included in the album is the theme song, "Mahiwagang Puso", for her hit fantaserye Encantadia, in which she starred as Sang'gre Alena.
Three years later, she released her third album Time for Letting Go under a new recording company Polyeast Records. With this album, Karylle's gifts as a distinctive powerhouse vocalist is showcased in the single, "I'll Never get Over You Getting Over Me". It is a collection of songs that give the definition of moving on and at the same time divides grief in five different stages. The album also features duet with her mom Zsa Zsa Padilla -- "I Live for Your Love" and three of Karylle's original compositions, "Minamahal Kita", "Hulog ng Langit" and the soulful piano-driven "Wala Na Bang Lahat".
Her 4th album 'Roadtrip' was released in 2011, in which she ventured out of her comfort zone and produced the album by herself. Furthermore, she wrote eleven tracks which "narrates her personal journey". She had worked on this album for the past four years and according to one of her interviews this album represents who she is- the artist, singer, songwriter.
Aside from her albums she also did the theme songs for the movies that she starred in. Karylle together with Jerome John Hughes did, "Pagbigyan ang Puso", for Mano Po 3 and a cover of "Sana'y Maghintay ang Walang Hanggan" for the movie Moments of Love.
Her latest album entitled K was launched in November 2013 in Glorrieta 5. It features her dabbling into different genres. She shows her fun side in the catchy pop tune and carrier single Kiss You, goes edgy in the modern upbeat tune Bad Boys turns sentimental in the ballad Kapiling Kita, and pays tribute to her musical roots in In My Own Little Corner (from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella), among others. The album also includes Karylle's 2013 Philpop entry Sa'yo Na Lang Ako. She's now having a tour which called The K Tour for her album.