As with the other popular celebrities today, Kaya also started with the children’s show Ang TV, on ABS-CBN. She later became a member of Star Circle Batch 3. Showing a lot of promise and flair in acting, she starred in Star Drama Theater Presents to showcase her talents. At 16, Kaye made an impression when she won her first major award in the Asian International Awards for best supporting actress (First Runner-Up). Her acting prowess was noticed. In 2002, she would single-handedly picked by Fernando Poe Jr to play his daughter in the film, Batas ng Lansangan in which she was cited a Best Supporting Actress nomination.