Daniel Padilla

This name uses Philippine naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Ford and the second or paternal family name is Padilla.
Daniel Padilla
Born Daniel John Ford Padilla
(1995-04-26) April 26, 1995
Manila, Philippines
Residence Quezon City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Other names DJ, Daniel
Occupation Actor, recording artist
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Agent Star Magic (2010 (2010)–present)
Star Records (2012 (2012)–present)
ASAP Artists (2012 (2012)–present)[1]

Musical career

Labels Star Records

Daniel John Ford Padilla (born April 26, 1995) is a Filipino actor and recording artist. 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.

Personal life

Padilla was born as Daniel John Ford Padilla on April 26, 1995 in Manila, Philippines. He is the son of actors Rommel Padilla and Karla Estrada. Daniel is also the nephew of action star Robin Padilla and Rustom Padilla, better known as "BB Gandanghari".



Padilla's first acting stunt was in 2010, when he starred in a minor role in Gimik 2010, a remake of the hit 1990s Filipino youth-oriented show and was paired with Julia Montes.[2] He was also cast as Patrick Rivero in another youth-oriented show titled Growing Up. He reportedly replaced Albie Casiño (who was Kathryn Bernardo's leading man in Mara Clara) for that role.[3]


After two consecutive Sunday youth-oriented shows, Padilla finally landed a role in a prime-time 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".[4] The romantic-comedy royalty-themed series did well in the ratings, having reached the 40% mark and placed second behind Walang Hanggan.[5]

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 prime-time 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.[6] 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.[7] 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.


Music videos

Year Title Artist Details Ref.
2012 "Lumiliwanag ang Mundo sa Kwento ng Pasko" ABS-CBN ARTISTS [8]
2013 "Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat" Himself [9]
"My Only Radio" with Toni Gonzaga & Vice Ganda
  • Directed By: Peewee Gonzales
  • Music Production By: Jonathan Manalo & Jack Rufo
  • Studio: ABS-CBN & M.O.R. 101.9 Radio Station
2014 "PinaSmile" with Kathryn Bernardo [11][12]
"Simpleng Tulad Mo" Himself
2015 "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" with Morissette Amon
  • Words & Music by: Albert Hammond & Diane Warren
  • Music Production by: Jonathan Manalo
  • Studio: ABS-CBN Star Music
"Thank You For The Love" with Kathryn Bernardo, James Reid,
Nadine Lustre, Enrique Gil, Liza Soberano, Elha Nympha & Bamboo
  • Words by: Robert Labayen
  • Music by: Yumi Lacsamana & Thyro Alfaro
  • Studio: ABS-CBN

MV appearances


Year Track Artist Details Ref.
2012 "Hinahanap-hanap Kita" Himself
"Gusto Kita" with Enrique Gil & Khalil Ramos
2013 "Kasama Kang Tumanda" Himself [15]
"Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko"
"Got to Believe in Magic" with Kathryn Bernardo
2014 "Unlimited and Free" Himself N/A [16]

Studio albums

Year Album Title Sales Details Certification Ref.
2012 Daniel Padilla PHL Sales: 30,000+ PARI: 2× Platinum
2013 DJP PHL Sales: 40,000 PARI: 2× Platinum
2014 I Heart You N/A PARI: 2× Platinum
2015 I Feel Good N/A Gold [17]


TV drama

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2010 Gimik 2010 Daniel Ledesma ABS-CBN
2011 Growing Up Patrick Rivero
2012 Princess and I Gerald Antonio "Gino" de la Rosa /
Dasho Yuan Rinpoche
Main Role
2013 Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw Young Gregorio "Bogs" Dagohoy Special Participation
Got to Believe Joaquin / Ryan San Juan Manansala Main Role
2014 Be Careful With My Heart Young Anastacio Alejo Special Participation
2015 Pangako Sa 'Yo Angelo Buenavista Remake [18]


Year Title Role Studio Ref.
2012 24/7 In Love Billy Fernandez Star Cinema
Sisterakas Angelo Santos
2013 Must Be... Love Ivan Lacson
Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay Cedric Castillo Star Cinema and Regal Entertainment
2014 Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina, at mga Anak Nato Parojinog Star Cinema and RCP Productions
She's Dating the Gangster Kenji / Kenneth Delos Reyes Star Cinema and Summit Media
Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo Joaquin Philippians Productions and RCP Productions [19]
2015 Crazy Beautiful You Kiko Alcantara Star Cinema [20]
2016 Barcelona: A Love Untold Ely Antonio



  1. Daniel Padilla Official ASAP Artist Profile
  2. Acaba, Fionna (May 12, 2010). "Daniel Padilla is determined to become a good actor someday". Archived from the original on 2010-05-14.
  3. Placente, Rommel (August 25, 2011). "Newcomer Daniel Padilla replaces "best friend" Albie Casiño as Kathryn Bernardo's leading man in Growing Up". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved February 19, 2013.
  4. Santos, Rhea (July 1, 2012). "Daniel Padilla denies that he and Kathryn Bernardo are already mag-'M.U.'".
  5. Donida, Krissa (July 4, 2012). "Khalil Ramos admits feeling more pressure because of Princess and I's high ratings".
  6. "Daniel Padilla's Debut Album Turns Gold in Less Than A Week!". June 18, 2012.
  7. "Daniel Padilla's debut album reaches gold". ABS-CBNnews.com. June 20, 2012.
  8. ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID 2012 "Lumiliwanag ang Mundo sa Kwento ng Pasko". ABS-CBN Entertainment. Retrieved 2012-10-17.
  9. DANIEL PADILLA's "Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat" Enters The MYX Daily Top 10 Chart!. Myx Philippines. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  10. "M.O.R. 101.9 FOR LIFE!" Station Jingle Recording ABS-CBN Entertainment. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  11. PinaSmile Single on iTunes.
  12. ABS-CBN Summer Station ID 2014 Recording Sessions. ABS-CBN Entertainment. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  13. Daniel Padilla and Morissette: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now (Official Lyric Video). Retrieved 2015-02-10.
  14. ABS-CBN releases Ulan Station ID 2012. ABS-CBN Entertainment. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
  15. Got to Believe (The Official Soundtrack) on iTunes. Star Records Inc. Retrieved 2013-12-10.
  16. Daniel Padilla – Unlimited and Free Official Music Video. ABS-CBN Star Music. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  17. I Feel Good (Daniel Padilla album)
  18. PANGAKO SA 'YO, soon on ABS-CBN!. mychos.com. Retrieved 2014-12-01.
  19. Daniel, Jasmine, other stars at 'Bonifacio' event. philstar.com. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  20. It's official, the KathNiel valentine movie is "Crazy Beautiful You". CHISMS.net Retrieved 2015-01-26.

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