Daniela Cajías was born in Bolivia. In 2008 she graduated in the specialty of Cinematography at the International Film and TV School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba.
Among her films, Alcarràs stands out, winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlinale 2022. Las Niñas (2020), winner of the Goya for Best Film in 2021, with which she wins the Goya for Best Cinematography, being the first woman to achieve it in 35 years of the contest. In addition to this important achievement, Daniela also won the Biznaga de Plata for Best Photography at the Malaga Festival and the award for Best Cinematography at the Gaudí Awards for the same feature film. These recent successes join others achieved during her years of international career such as As duas Irenes (2017), premiered at the Berlinale and with which she received the Mayahuel Award for Best Photography at the Guadalajara International Festival, Mexico. La Eterna Night of the Twelve Moons (2013) also premiered in Berlin and was selected to represent Colombia at the Goya Awards, nominated for the Platinum Awards and with which he won the award for Best Photography at the Costa Rica International Film Festival.
Since 2015 she lives in Spain.