Daniel Padilla

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Daniel Padilla
Born Daniel John Ford Padilla
(1995-04-26) April 26, 1995 (age 19)
Tacloban, Philippines
Residence Quezon City, Philippines
Other names DJ,Daniel
Occupation Actor, model, endorser, singer
Years active 2010–present
Agent Star Magic (2010–present)
Partner(s) Kathryn Bernardo

Daniel John Ford Padilla (born April 26, 1995), popularly known as Daniel Padilla, is a Filipino actor and recording artist/bassist of the band, Parking 5. He is a talent of ABS-CBN and Star Magic and was chosen as one of the Original Pilipino Music Junior Ambassadors in promoting local music to the Filipino youth.


2010–2011: Early works[edit]

Daniel Padilla's first acting stunt was in 2010 when he starred in a minor role in Gimik 2010, a remake of the hit 90's Filipino youth-oriented show and was paired to Julia Montes .[1] He was also casted as Patrick Rivero in another youth-oriented show entitled Growing Up. He reportedly replaced Albie Casiño (who was Kathryn Bernardo's leading man in Mara Clara) for the said role.[2]

2011-present: Breakthrough and music[edit]

After two consecutive Sunday youth-oriented shows, Padilla finally landed a role in a primetime television series in Princess And I. He played Gerald Antonio "Gino" dela Rosa or Dasho Yuan Rinpoche, a character whom he describes as "a swaggering rich kid who will change and sacrifice a lot for the sake of love".[3] The romantic-comedy royalty-themed series did well in the ratings, having reached the 40% mark and placed second behind Walang Hanggan.[4]

On May 28, 2012, Padilla released his self-titled debut album, Daniel Padilla. The album has six tracks with the carrier single "Hinahanap-hanap Kita", which is also featured in his primetime show Princess And I. According to Star Records producer Jonathan Manalo, Padilla's debut album sold more than 10,000 copies in less than a week.[5] On June 17 of the same year, Padilla was given a Gold Record Award for the sales of his debut album and later on sold more than 30,000+ copies and reached Double Platinum.[6] On April 14, 2014, Star Records released Daniel Padilla's new album, I Heart You. I Heart You is one of the singles in the said album.

Personal life[edit]

Padilla is the nephew of action star Robin Padilla and the son of Rommel Padilla and Karla Estrada. He is a practicing Roman Catholic.[7]


Studio albums[edit]



Year Title Role Network
2014 Be Careful With My Heart young Anastacio Alejo ABS-CBN
2014 ASAP Himself/Performer
2013-2014 Got to Believe Joaquin "Wacky/Ryan" San Juan-Manansala
2013 Gandang Gabi Vice Guest
Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw young Gregorio "Bogs" Dagohoy
2012-2013 Princess and I Gerald Antonio "Gino" Dela Rosa/Dasho Yuan Rinpoche
2012–present ASAP Main Host/Performer
2011-2012 Growing Up Patrick Rivero
2010 Gimik 2010 Daniel Ledesma


Year Title Role Studio
2014 She's Dating the Gangster Kenji Delos Reyes / Kenneth Delos Reyes Star Cinema and Summit Media
Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina, at mga Anak Nato Star Cinema and RCP Productions
2013 Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay Cedric Castillo Star Cinema and Regal Films
Must Be... Love Ivan Lacson Star Cinema
2012 Sisterakas Angelo Santos
24/7 In Love Billy Fernandez