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Daniel Padilla - A Filipino Celebrity

Updated on May 22, 2015

Background of the Rising Star - The Padilla Clan

The hometown of the famous Padilla clan is the well known Plaridel, Bulacan. Not only living there but also they served the government because the former governor of the province and their patriarch of the family, was Jose Padilla. The people of Plaridel said that his big house was already a landmark in their area.

He has two sons named Carlos Padilla and Jose Padilla, Jr. These two sons of Jose became top Filipino amateur boxers and movie stars not to mention famous womanizers during the 1950s. Jose also has siblings, Ateng Osorio who made his name as director of Philippine movies, Amado Cortes who became a movie star, and a consul in San Francisco. Amado also a second husband of former Visayan movie queen Gloria Sevilla. Lastly, brother Carlos Padilla who followed his father’s footsteps by becoming a top politician in the Bicol region but he was paralyzed at the peek of his career as a movie star and became a minor legend.

One of Jose Padilla Jr's many children was Zsa Zsa Padilla who became a famous singer in the Philippines after she married a dentist and had a child of her own but she abandoned her family and lived with Dolphy, the most popular Filipino comedian in his sixties. Her daughter is an actress singer Karylle of ABS-CBN.

One of Carlos Padilla jr's sons who is another star of the Padilla clan and who's making the headlines was Robin Padilla who became top Filipino action star. Robin was romantically involved with Kris Aquino, the daughter of former Philippine President Corazon Aquino and the sister of the present President Noynoy Aquino. But Robin Padilla got involved in many criminal cases not to mention the hit-and-run accidents, drugs, illegal possession of firearms, and others so he served for 21-year prison sentence. He claimed that he was involved with many girls including Megastar Sharon Cuneta, singer and actress Vina Morales, actress Jobelle Salvador and married a non-showbiz personality like Liezel Sicangco in a Muslim ceremony when he converted to Islam until he got married the pbb and wowowee host Mariel Rodriguez.

Robin's daughters from Liezel named Queenie and Kylie Padilla are now a rising Filipino actresses in GMA network.

Robin's other three siblings are actors Rustom, a movie actor and model who became a Filipina transexual actress also known as BB Gandang hari, Royette, the eldest and Rommel Padilla, husband of actress Karla Estrada and father of Daniel Padilla.

Profile of Daniel Padilla

  • Nickname: DJ, Daniel
  • Real Name: Daniel John Ford Padilla
  • Origin: Quezon City, Philippines
  • Birthdate: April 26, 1995
  • Nationality: Filipino
  • Occupation: Actor, Singer, Recording artist, Commercial Model, Bass Guitarist of the band Parking Five/P5
  • Civil Status: Single
  • Hobbies: Playing Basketball, Skateboard and Playing music with his band
  • Religion: Catholic

Family and Siblings

Daniel is the son of Carla Ford well-known as Carla Estrada and Rommel Padilla. He is the eldest of Carla's four kids but they have different fathers. His dad Rommel Padilla and mom Carla Estrada were separated even before he was born. He was already 3 years old when He first met his dad. He has four other siblings with his dad with different mothers too.

He once met his uncle Robin but his cousins Queenie and Kylie never been close to him.

Daniel Padilla`s Siblings Father Side:

Matt Raprap Padilla

RJ Padilla

Roanna Padilla

Red Padilla

Mother Side:

Carlito JC Padilla

Margaret Planas

Carmella Ford.

His Band

He Has a band called "Parking 5". The vocalist is his brother Jose Carlito "JC" Padilla, while his best friends Katsumi Kabe is the Rhythm Guitarist, then the drummer is Lester Giri while Seth Gothico, is the Lead guitarist. Daniel is the bassist of Parking 5 that started in 2010 and their band Play Rock Songs.


He was discovered by the late Douglas Quijano. He brought him to ABS-CBN for a vtr. But two days later, Douglas died. Daniel thought it was gone and done. But, ABS called him and give him a minor role in the remake of ABS-CBN ‘Gimik’, a youth-oriented show. He considered his big break was his role from another youth oriented show "Growing-Up" where he replaced his bestfriend, teen star Albie Casiño.

From then on, he became the leading man and love team of the teen star Kathryn Bernardo.


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      Cer Espartinas 18 months ago from Sevilla

      Cery Good

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      iluvceleb 3 years ago

      He is really a promising star. I just hope that he will continue being a good role model to the youth