When he joined Star Magic , he simply used the name Daniel Padilla. Padilla met his siblings from his father's side in when he turned sixteen. Due to the tight schedule, he reportedly took the home study program of Angelicum College years back. Career beginnings and breakthrough Padilla's first acting job was in , in a minor role in Gimik , a remake of the hit s Filipino youth-oriented show, in which he was paired with Julia Montes.
Siyam na Buhay Pagpag was named the highest grossing horror movie in the festival's history. He was one of the youngest interpreters in the competition. It kicked off in Dubai on 10 April , continued to London and Rome, and ended in Milan on 20 April , with four legs and shows in total. The announcement of the win was made through the official Nickelodeon Facebook fan page, with a video of him getting slimed.
The I Feel Good album reached gold status in less than a week. The concert not just streamed live via Sky Cable's pay per view services but also streamed live in the cinemas of malls in Davao , Cebu , Iloilo , Cabanatuan , Pampanga , and Legazpi. The album peaked at No. He received complimented from critics for the role.
I am sure you'll get a long way. However, to those who know Daniel, these virtues exist. Amy Schlanger of Filipino Reporter in  Unarguably the most popular to emerge from the Padilla showbiz clan's third generation, Padilla is aware that he has inherited the trademark bad boy swagger of his elders.
However, while he may look the part of a heartthrob oozing with self-confidence, Daniel has said he's not the arrogant teen others perceive him to be.
Though flattered, he has said that he also wants to be known for being simply himself. I Am" tour, commented on Padilla, "Everyone was talking about this singer named Daniel Padilla, so I went to his concert and let me tell you, that boy is fine.
Mario Bautista of Asian Journal further said, "His star wattage is getting brighter and his natural charisma, more and more appealing to fans. He cited Johnny Depp as a style icon. However, he did not walk out, and immediately apologized when he went back to perform. He was named among the top ten most followed Twitter accounts in the Philippines in , with 5,4 million followers.
On July Padilla along with Bernardo appointed as Cybersmile ambassador to fight against cyberbullying. Padilla was one of the artists who sent donations and gave a free concert at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on 7 November for the families of those who had been killed. Padilla along with his mother were given a special award, the Bayani ng Haiyan "Hero of Haiyan" , from the Haiyan Disaster Governance Initiative headed by film producer-actor Carlo Maceda, which stands as the communications director of the organization.
He led the star-studded basketball exhibition "Hoops for Hope" charity game at the court of the Mall of Asia Arena on 16 November