To end everyone’s curiosity, Sandino, or Noel Sandino Payola Martin in real life, is no way related to any local or foreign celebrity sporting the same last name.
Sandino’s flight to popularity was fueled by nothing else but pure (and totally incredible) talent and good character. From his remarkable performances in the theater stage, Sandino crossed over the small and big screens; and the journey is going on smoothly so far.
Teleserye enthusiasts may have known him first via groundbreaking afternoon series The Blood Sisters where he played the role of Juancho, a syndicate member.
Sandino is also a household name in the world of independent films where he bagged most of his biggest acting accolades. Adding more to the wow factor is the fact that his films are extremely brilliant; mostly internationally-acclaimed.
Among Sandino’s list of impressive filmography was “Unfriend” which was paraded at the Berlin Film Festival 2014. It did not last long until the prestigious Urian Awards Best Actor trophy landed unto his hands via indie film “Esprit de Corps”.
Sandino also showed versatility in his notable performances in musical films adapted from stage plays. His admirable acting resume only goes to show that Sandino is a true child of the performing arts.
The 27-year-old actor is currently portraying the character of Gaylord Mamaril, a young fiscal with a bad side, in the mystery-drama series Sino Ang Maysala? Mea Culpa. But, when on a break from his acting jobs, Sandino likes spending time under the sea.
He is also fond of watching online videos and getting his hands busy with sculpture, or growing plants.
His closest friends and family call him Lino, Dino, or Sardines. Others do not know that Sandino tried his luck in Pinoy Big Brother; and his dream role is to portray the character of Ferdinand Marcos.
Catch Sandino and his laudable acting prowess via Sino ang Maysala? Mea Culpa, weeknights in Primetime Bida.