Philip Karanja Biography

Philip Karanja Biography: Age, Salary, Divorcing Kate Actress & Owning Phil-it Productions

Philip Karanja is a well-known Kenyan film producer, director and actor. He recently garnered attention in the media due to his highly publicized divorce from Catherine Kamau, better known as Selina. Beyond the spotlight on his personal life, Philip Karanja biography unveils a multi-talented entertainment industry figure who has made substantial contributions to the field.

Kate actress and director Phil confirmed their separation on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. However, Philip clarified that the two still remain friends, co-parents and business partners.

 Philip Karanja biography and profile summary

NamePhilip Karanja
NicknameMelvin
Age36  years
NationalityKenyan
ProfessionFilm producer
FormerActor Tahidi High 
BirthplaceNairobi
Children2
Wedding2017
Ex-WifeCatherine Kamau
Divorce2023

Director Phil biography

Philip Karanja was born and raised in the vibrant city of Nairobi.

His innate talent and enthusiasm led him to explore various facets of the entertainment industry.

However, it was his role as ‘Melvin’ in the popular Citizen TV drama series, “Tahidi High,” that catapulted him into the limelight and earned him a special place in the hearts of Kenyan viewers.

Career journey

Philip started his acting career with a humble payment of Ksh. 500 for each appearance on “Tahidi High.”

Over time, his talent and the show’s popularity led to his earnings increasing to Ksh. 3,000 per show, and eventually reaching an impressive Ksh. 20,000 as Citizen TV’s viewership soared.

Film producer (Phil-It Productions)

Philip’s transition from acting to producing was a pivotal moment in his career.

Together with his close friend and fellow actor, Abel Mutua, and Bob Muriithi, he co-founded Phil-It Productions.

This venture aimed to revolutionize Kenyan television by bringing fresh and captivating content to the screens of eager audiences.

While speaking to other news sources, Phil revealed how the trio faced countless rejections and financial struggles, pouring their personal resources into shooting concepts and paying the actors.

However, their determination eventually paid off when they secured their first major contract in 2016.

Over the span of a decade, they have created an impressive portfolio of popular TV series, including

  • Mother-In-Law
  • Hapa Kule News
  • Real Househelps of Kawangware
  • Hullabaloo Estate and
  • Sue na Jonnie

Their consistent ability to deliver high-quality entertainment has solidified their position as key players in the Kenyan TV industry.

While not much has been revealed in Philip Karanja biography, his contribution to the entertainment industry is quite remarkable.

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