Elijah Canlas - Updated Apr 2024

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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines

Elijah Canlas


Elijah Canlas is a popular actor and commercial model from the Philippines. Elijah Canlas started his acting career in the 2014 independent film “Sundalong Kanin” and since then he has appeared in various projects.

Early Life

Elijah Canlas was born in Manila, Philippines, on August 16, 2000. His full name is Elijah Luiz Madiclum Canlas and holds Filipino nationality. He comes under the birth sign of Leo and is currently 23 years old.

The names of his parents are Rommel Canlas and Lyn Canlas. He is the second of three siblings, an older brother Jerom Andrel and a younger brother named Jamile Matthew. Both of his brothers are also actors by profession.

Caption: Elijah Canlas’s childhood photo with his friends (Source: Instagram)

Elijah Canlas – Education

Moving on to his academics, he attended Statefields School, a private institute located in Bacoor, Cavite. He studied Theater Arts at the Philippine High School for the Arts in Junior High and graduated from MINT College in Senior High.

He is now studying for his Bachelor of Arts in Philippine Arts at the University of the Philippines Manila while continuing his acting career.

Professional Career

In 2014, Elijah Canlas made his acting debut as one of the four main characters in the film “Sundalong Kanin” when he was just 14 years old. In 2014, he auditioned for the major part of “Kalel, 15” when the show was still called “Son of God,” but was turned down since the role was intended to go to someone who resembled the mestizo son of a Spanish friar.

Four years later, in 2018, Canlas met with filmmaker Jun Robles Lana, who was seeking a talent manager. During the discussion, Lana said that Canlas may play the lead in his upcoming film as Kalel.

A year after his appearance in the movie “Edward” (2019), his acting abilities won him Best Supporting Actor (PinakaPASADOng Katuwang na Aktor) from the Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro (PASADO), with other nominees such as Baron Geisler, Joross Gamboa, and Ian Veneracion.

In May 2020, he was cast as a lead actor in the YouTube series “Gameboys.” Produced by The IdeaFirst Company, it is a boy’s love (BL) series in the Philippines that tells the story of two young guys who meet online during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Caption: Elijah Canlas with the shooting crew (Source: Instagram)

Along with Kokoy de Santos as Gavreel Alarcon, he played Cairo Lazaro, an aspiring online game broadcaster, in the thirteen-part web series.

On August 5, 2020, he won his first Best Actor award at the renowned 17th Asian Film Festival in Rome, Italy, for Kalel, 15. CNN awarded him “Actor of the Year” on December 22, of that same year.

In late 2020, Netflix released a re-cut version of the series, called “Gameboys Level-Up Edition.” He starred as Lancelot in the 2022 film “About Us But Not About Us.” The next year, he was cast in the role of Paciano Mercado in the 2023 historical biographical film “GomBurZa.”

Apart from the big-screen movies and web series, the actor has appeared in TV series such as “Almost Paradise” (2020), “Paano ang Pangako?” (2020-2021), “My Fantastic Pag-ibig” (2021), “Suntok sa Buwan” (2022), “The Iron Heart” (2023), and ” Senior High” (2023-2024).


Canlas received Best Supporting Actor for the film “Edward” in 2019. He is likely to have won Best Acting Ensemble along with the other cast members for the film “KALEL, 15” (2020) at the PARAGON Critics Choice Awards. He has earned awards such as “The 68th FAMAS Award” (2020), “The 43rd Gawad Urian Award” (2020), “The 38th Luna Award” (2020), “National Commission for Culture and the Arts Award” (2021) and “The 6th EDDYS Award” (2023).

Net Worth 2024

Through his acting profession, he has earned a decent sum of money. Primarily, he makes money through his acting roles in TV series and movies. However, the exact information regarding his salary, income, and net worth is unknown.

Relationship Status

Elijah Canlas is possibly single and not dating anyone at the moment. Meanwhile, he has not mentioned much about his personal life, affairs, and love life. As far as now, this actor is more focused on his acting career rather than being involved in relationships.

Currently, there are no rumours or issues around him. This actor has maintained a positive reputation in the media or the general public.

Body Measurements

Caption: Elijah Canlas posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

This handsome actor stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs average. In addition, he has a pair of black eyes with black hair colour while his other body measurements are unknown.

Elijah Canlas – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@elijahcanlas’ there are over 352k followers. Likewise, there are over 47.2k followers on his Twitter page ‘@elijahcanlas_’, and over 220k followers on his Facebook page.