Indian actor Daniel Balaji is predominantly known for his works in Tamil cinema. He started his career with the television serial Chitthi, where he played a character named Daniel. After receiving recognition as 'Daniel Balaji', he appeared in his first film April Maadhathil, followed by a role in Kaadhal Kondein. His first major role was in Kaakha Kaakha where he plays a negative character and which became the breakthrough movie of his career. Balaji appeared in another major role in Menon's next film,'Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu'. He also received praises for his performance in Polladhavan alongside Kishore Kumar. He made his debut in Malayalam cinema through 'Black'.