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The talented and award winning actor is popular for movies like "A Soldier's Story," "Mummy Dearest," "Paint My Life," "The Child," "Chimobi" among others.

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Check out 10 things you should know about the talented actor;

1. A native of Nenwe in Ani-Nri Local Government Area of Enugu State, Daniel was born at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in Maiduguri, Borno State on May 22, 1986.

2. Daniel's hopes of becoming a pilot were dashed after he was diagnosed with myopia (short sightedness).

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3. The actor studied Applied Biochemistry at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State.

4. Before making his acting debut, the actor was a model. He took part in a few runway shows including the Abuja Moroccan Fashion Show.

5. Daniel K Daniel made his TV debut in the TV series "All About Us."

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6. The actor got his first lead role in "Ladies' Men," which was directed by Afam Okereke, and also starred Mercy Johnson, Funke Akindele, Queen Nwokoye, Ruth Kadiri, Alex Ekubo among others.

7. Daniel has been nominated alongside OC Ukeje, Oris Erhuero, Fragass Assande, Masego ‘Maps’Maponyane and Biuferi Yakoubi for the 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards in the best actor category.

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8. In 2010, the actor took a break from acting for his  National Youth Service programme.

DKD returned to Nollywood in 2011, starring in lots of movies including undefined

9. On March 5 2016, Daniel won the Award for Best Actor in a Drama at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards , for his role as Boss Man in "A Soldier's Story."

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10. The actor is part of the star studded cast of the anticipated Izu Ojukwu movie "76."

Watch Daniel K Daniel in "A Soldier's Story" trailer below.