Balaji was his actual name. The tag Daniel was added to him because of his astounding performance in the soap opera Chitthi. His first movie debut happened in April Maadhathil. But his career had huge break through the movie Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu in which he did the role of a gay serial killer.
He has also acted in 3 Malayalam movies. The most impressive thing about his career is that all the movies that he did had some thing which lifted his role in short his role was noted in all those movies.