Aadhi Pinisetty

Aadhi Pinisetty is an Indian actor who appears in Tamil and Telugu films. He is the recipient of a Nandi Award and a SIIMA Award, in addition to two nominations for Filmfare Awards South.

Aadhi Pinisetty
Aadhi Pinisetty at Maragatha Naanayam audio launch (cropped).jpg
Pinisetty in 2017
Born (1982-12-14) 14 December 1982 (age 40)
Years active2006–present
(m. 2022)
ParentRavi Raja Pinisetty (father)

Born to film director Ravi Raja Pinisetty, he debuted in 2006 with the Telugu film Oka V Chitram. His first prominent role was in the Tamil film Eeram (2009), produced by director S. Shankar.[1]

Early lifeEdit

Aadhi Pinisetty was born into a Telugu-speaking family.[2] His father, Ravi Raja Pinisetty has directed over 50 films.[3] He grew up in Chennai and was schooled at Don Bosco.[4][5]


Pinisetty made his debut in 2006 with the Teja-directed Oka V Chitram.[6] He later appeared in the Tamil film Mirugam (2007). In 2009, he starred in the supernatural thriller Eeram. In 2010, he had two releases, Ayyanar and Aadu Puli, which were commercial films and were average grossers, building his commercial value well despite the negative reviews.[7] His next films were Aravaan (2012), Gundello Godari (2013), Vallinam (2014) and Kochadaiyaan (2014) Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka (2015). He has been the successful film, Sarrainodu (2016), for which he got critical acclaim, with one reviewer commenting that Aadhi's screen presence elevates the film.[8] In 2017, he starred in the thriller Maragadha Naanayam, which turned out to be a surprise box office success. The same year he starred in the Telugu romantic-drama film Ninnu Kori, alongside Nani. His portrayal as Arun in the latter was well reviewed by one reviewer.[9] In 2018, he appeared in Telugu films with Agnyaathavaasi, Rangasthalam, Neevevaro and the Bilingual U Turn.

Personal lifeEdit

In March 2022, Pinisetty got engaged to his long-time girlfriend and actress Nikki Galrani.[10] They married on 18 May 2022[11] in a private function attended by close family and friends.[12]


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes Ref.
2006 Oka `V` Chitram P. Balaram Telugu Credited as Pradeep Pinisetty [13]
2007 Mirugam Ayyanar Tamil
2009 Eeram ACP Vasudevan Tamil
2010 Ayyanar Prabha / Ayyanar Tamil
2011 Aadu Puli Idhayakanni Tamil
2012 Aravaan Varipuli / Chinna Tamil
2013 Gundello Godari Malli Telugu
2014 Vallinam Basketball coach Tamil Cameo appearance
Kochadaiiyaan Veera Mahendran Tamil
2015 Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka Saga Tamil Bilingual film
2016 Malupu Telugu
Sarrainodu Vairam Dhanush Telugu
2017 Maragadha Naanayam Senguttuvan Tamil
Ninnu Kori Arun Telugu
2018 Agnyaathavaasi Seetharam Telugu
Rangasthalam Chelluboina Kumar Babu Telugu
Neevevaro Kalyan Telugu
U Turn SI Nayak Tamil Bilingual film
2022 Good Luck Sakhi Goli Raju Telugu
Clap Kathir Tamil Bilingual film [14]
Vishnu Telugu
The Warriorr Guru Telugu Bilingual film; [15]
2023 Saptham




Year Title Role Platform Language
2022 Modern Love Hyderabad Amazon Prime Video Telugu


Year Film Song Notes
2015 Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka Sokkana Ponna
2015 Malupu Chalaki Pilla

Awards and nominationsEdit

Film Award Ceremony Category Result Ref.
Sarrainodu Nandi Awards 2016 Best Villain Won [16]
Ninnu Kori 7th South Indian International Movie Awards 2018 Best Supporting Actor (Telugu) Won [17]
Filmfare Awards South 2018 Best Supporting Actor – Telugu Nominated [18]
Rangasthalam 2019 Nominated [19]
South Indian International Movie Awards 2019 Best Supporting Actor (Telugu) Nominated [20]


  1. ^ "'Eeram' Aadhi, again a cop in RGV's film". Kollywood Today. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  2. ^ "5 Telugu-origin heroes who made it big in Tamil cinema". The Times of India. 13 November 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  3. ^ kavirayani, suresh (4 April 2018). "We are actors, not heroes: Aadhi Pinisetty". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  4. ^ Srinivasan, Sudhir (20 June 2015). "'Fame is fleeting'". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  5. ^ sundar, priyanka (23 September 2015). "Crowning Chennai's capital". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Oka 'V' Chitram review. Oka 'V' Chitram Telugu movie review, story, rating". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  7. ^ "An Interview With Pradeep Pinisetty". cinegoer.com. Archived from the original on 8 October 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  8. ^ Sarrainodu Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (22 April 2016). Retrieved on 3 July 2016.
  9. ^ "'Ninnu Kori' review: A dose of maturity". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  10. ^ "PICS: Aadhi Pinisetty and Nikki Galrani get engaged; Seek blessings for their new journey". Pinkvilla. 26 March 2022. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  11. ^ "Aadhi and Nikki Galrani look so much in love in FIRST wedding pics - Movies News". 20 May 2022. Archived from the original on 20 May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  12. ^ Dinamalar (19 May 2022). "தெலுங்கு முறைப்படி ஆதி - நிக்கி கல்ராணி திருமணம் | Aadhi tieknotted with Nikki Galrani". தினமலர் - சினிமா (in Tamil). Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  13. ^ "From Chitram to Vichitram". 14 April 2006 – via www.thehindu.com.
  14. ^ "Aadhi Pinisetty's next in Telugu is a sports drama". The News Minute. 4 October 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  15. ^ "Ram Pothineni's The Warrior will be something beyond the usual cop film: Lingusamy". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  16. ^ "Nandi Film Awards G.O and Results 2016". APSFTVTDC. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  17. ^ "Nominations for the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards (South) 2018". filmfare.com. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  18. ^ Narayanan, Nirmal (15 September 2018). "SIIMA Awards 2018 Telugu Kannada winners list live updates: Baahubali 2 and Rajakumara turn best movies [Photos]". www.ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  19. ^ "Nominations for the 66th Filmfare Awards (South) 2019". filmfare.com. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  20. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2019: Here's a complete list of nominees – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 January 2021.

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