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. Padilla 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. He is the nephew of action star Robin Padilla and the son of Rommel Padilla and Karla Estrada .

Career timeline[edit]

2010–2011: Youth-oriented shows[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]

2012–present: Debut as a primetime actor[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]

2012-present: Music industry[edit]

On May 28, 2012, Padilla released his debut self-titled 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 will release Daniel Padilla's new album. I Heart You is one of the singles in the said album.


Studio albums[edit]

  • DJP (2013)
  • I Heart You (2014)

Extended play[edit]



2013-2014Got to BelieveJoaquin "Wacky/Ryan" San Juan-ManansalaABS-CBN
2013Kailangan Ko'y IkawYoung Gregorio "Bogs" Dagohoy
Must Be LoveIvan Castillo
2012-2013Princess and IGerald Antonio "Gino" Dela Rosa/Dasho Yuan Rinpoche
2012-presentASAPMain Host/Main Performer
2011-2012Growing UpPatrick Rivero
2010Gimik 2010Daniel Ledesma


2014She's Dating the GangsterKenji Delos ReyesSummit Media and Star Cinema
Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina, at mga AnakNatoStar Cinema and RCP Productions
Bride for RentScotty "Scott" Dela CruzStar Cinema
2013Pagpag: Siyam na BuhayCedric CastilloStar Cinema and Regal Films
Must Be... LoveIvan LacsonStar Cinema
2012SisterakasAngelo Santos
24/7 In LoveBilly Fernandez

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