Adithya Menon (born 6 April 1974), often credited as Adithya, is an Indian film actor who appears in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi films.[1][2][3]

Adithya
Adithya Menon pic.jpg
Born
Anil Menon

(1974-04-06) 6 April 1974 (age 45)
OccupationActor
Years active2003–present
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)

Early lifeEdit

Adithya Menon was born in Mumbai into a Malayali family hailing from Palghat in Kerala. His family emigrated to Dubai, UAE and he spent his childhood in Dubai till the age of 18. He finished his schooling from the Our Own English High School Dubai and then migrated back to India. He earned his Bachelors in engineering from the M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology in Bangalore.[4][5] He has been an atheist from early childhood as is revealed by him on his blog.[6] He is a staunch rationalist and is often seen debating on Indian news channels.[7][8][9]

While in college, he auditioned for a slot at being a radio host with Radio Midday. That was his first stint in the media. Soon he started hosting live events like fashion shows and product launches. He worked as a compere and event manager for a few years after getting out of college. During this period he got into amateur theatre in Bangalore and acted in a few plays before being spotted by an actor Prakash Belawadi to star in a Kannada television serial he was to direct for the then launching ETV Kannada. Adithya first faced a camera for this serial, Mussanjeya Kathaprasanga. Subsequently, he was featured as the protagonist for another television serial called Soorya Shikari on the same channel directed by comedian Sihi Kahi Chandru.[10][11]

He moved to Chennai in 2001 and scouted for work as an actor. He first appeared in a television serial on Sun TV called Thanthira Bhoomi directed by C. Jerrold and produced by Radaan Mediaworks India Limited. He then won a role in the TV serial Anni directed by K. Balachander. He kept trying to get into cinema and managed to get two movies as a newcomer. He was cast in Anjaneya and Jay Jay at the same time.[12][13]

In 2014, he garnered attention for playing the lead role in Main Hoon Part-Time Killer,[14] which garnered controversy for its previous title of Main Hoon Rajinikanth.[15][16][17][18]

FilmographyEdit

Actor
Year Film Role Language Notes
2003 Anjaneya Siva Tamil [19][20]
Jay Jay Sivaram Tamil
Vamanapuram Bus Route Karipidi Gopi Malayalam
Relax Billu
2004 Wanted
Mambazhakkalam Dr. Raghuram
Chatrapathi Siva Tamil
Neranja Manasu Inspector Adithya
2005 Ben Johnson Vettukadan Velayuthan Malayalam
Bus Conductor S.I Sajan George
Arinthum Ariyamalum ACP Thiyagarajan Tamil [21]
Daas Anwar
2006 Aathi Abdullah
Kedi Aadhi
Vattaram Inspector
Poi[22] Vishnu
Kilukkam Kilukilukkam Shivachandra Panikker Malayalam
Raashtram Amir Bhai
Pachakuthira Terrorist
Bhargava Charitam Moonam Ghandam Mariappan
Chacko Randaaman Parindhu Gopi
2007 Nanma Paramashivam
Billa Anil Menon Tamil
2008 Inba [23]
Thirutham
2009 Villu Raaka
Billa Adithya Telugu
Kulir 100° Tamil [24]
TN 07 AL 4777 Advocate Seshadri
2010 Kanagavel Kaaka Karunakaran
Singam Vaikuntam
Pournami Naagam Police officer
Aattanayagann Chandran [25][26][27][28]
Simha Gopi Telugu
Rhythm Malayalam
Thanthonni
Again Kasargod Khader Bhai Ali Khan
2011 Collector John Williams
Manushya Mrugam
Raa Raa Dhana Tamil
Naan Sivanaagiren
Thimiraatam
Sigappu Nizhal
Kshetram Viswanadha Rayulu Telugu
Dookudu Sivayya
Adhinayakudu Ramappa's brother
2012 Eega Sudeep's business partner
Naan Ee Tamil
2013 Oduthalam
Mirchi Babai Telugu
Baadshah Ganesh
Jai Sriram Adinarayana
Balupu Nanaji's brother
Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum Yuva Tamil
Bhai Munna Telugu
2014 Antha Scene Ledu Inspector
Power Gautam
Shivaji Nagar Adithya Kannada
2015 Lion Benerjee Telugu
Main Hoon Part-Time Killer Rajnikanth Hindi
Eli IG Mohanraj Tamil
Rudhramadevi Muraridevudu Telugu [29][30]
Pandaga Chesko [31]
2016 Jaguar Vijendra Kannada [32][33]
Ner Mugam Tamil
2017 Nondi Kudhirai Inspector
Kolara Inspector Shivakumar Kannada
Balakrishnudu Ravinder Reddy Telugu [34]
2018 Agnyaathavaasi Seetharam's henchemen
Amar Akbar Anthony Saboo Menon
Bluff Master Pasupathi
Idam Jagath
2019 Seetharama Kalyana Viswa Kannada
Guna 369 Radha Telugu
Market Raja MBBS Das Tamil
Dubbing artist
Year Film Actor Language Notes
2020 Darbar Sunil Shetty Tamil

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Films Bio". pix61.blogspot.jp. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Bollywood calling for Adithya Menon". 16 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Adithya: Movies, Photos, Videos, News & Biography - eTimes".
  4. ^ Menon, Priya M (15 April 2008). "Far from home, yet in touch with their roots". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Adithya Menon - Movies, Biography, News, Age & Photos | BookMyShow". BookMyShow. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Thank god I'm an atheist!". infidel-man.blogspot.tw. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  7. ^ The Newshour Debate (7 July 2017), Anti-Hindi Row: Language WAR Intensifies In Karnataka | The Newshour Debate (6th July), retrieved 26 January 2018
  8. ^ The Newshour Debate (16 November 2017), Padmavati Row: State Sponsors The Mob? | The Newshour Debate (15Th November), retrieved 26 January 2018
  9. ^ NewsX (2 November 2017), Kamal Haasan now sparks in South; Hindu terror Bogey is back; Why polarise the south now?, retrieved 26 January 2018
  10. ^ "Duniya Vijay and I come from similar backgrounds: Adithya Menon - Times of India".
  11. ^ Public TV | ಪಬ್ಲಿಕ್ ಟಿವಿ (4 July 2017), Tollywood Actor Aditya Menon Speaks in Kannada with Public Tv, retrieved 26 January 2018
  12. ^ RAJTV (18 October 2015), Biography - Actor Adithya Menon, retrieved 26 January 2018
  13. ^ "Adithya Career & Biography | Age, Height, Movie More". Celebrity Bliss. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  14. ^ "South-Indian Villian [sic] Adithya Menon Enters Bollywood, Adithya Menon, Actor, Bollywood Aaina". bollywoodaaina.com. Archived from the original on 24 September 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  15. ^ "'Main Hoon Rajinikanth' a tribute to thalaiva: Adithya Menon". 18 September 2014.
  16. ^ "Main Hoon Rajinikanth a Tribute to Thalaivar, Says Lead Actor - NDTV Movies". 18 September 2014.
  17. ^ Bureau, Odisha Sun Times. "Bollywood calling for Adithya Menon - OdishaSunTimes.com". odishasuntimes.com.
  18. ^ Complete Bollywood (26 July 2014), Interview of Adithya Menon & Kavita Radheshyam for 'Main Hoon Rajinikanth', retrieved 26 January 2018
  19. ^ AP International (11 August 2012), Anjaneya - Aadhitya threats government officers, retrieved 26 January 2018
  20. ^ AP International (11 August 2012), Anjaneya - Ajith kills Aadhitya, retrieved 26 January 2018
  21. ^ Khafa Entertainment (23 April 2016), Arinthum Ariyamalum Tamil Movie | Scene | Adithya Menon Meet Prakash Raj At Road, retrieved 26 January 2018
  22. ^ AP International (28 November 2014), Poi Tamil Movie - Adithya Menon and Renuka Comedy Scene, retrieved 26 January 2018
  23. ^ AP International (23 January 2015), Inba Tamil Movie - Adithya Menon shoots Arun Pandiyan, retrieved 26 January 2018
  24. ^ AP International (15 May 2015), Kulir 100 Tamil Movie Scenes | Sanjeev meets his father | Adithya Menon, retrieved 26 January 2018
  25. ^ Ayngaran (28 July 2017), Aattanayagann | Aattanayagann full movie scenes | Sakthi changes Adithya Menon's thoughts, retrieved 26 January 2018
  26. ^ Ayngaran (28 July 2017), Aattanayagann | Aattanayagann full movie scenes | Adithya Menon reveals his past to sakthi, retrieved 26 January 2018
  27. ^ Ayngaran (28 July 2017), Aattanayagann scenes | Adithya menon & his wife visits temple | Ravi kale stabs Adithya menon, retrieved 26 January 2018
  28. ^ Ayngaran (28 July 2017), Aattanayagann | Adithya Menon's true face revealed | Sakthi & Ramya Nambeesan Intimacy scene, retrieved 26 January 2018
  29. ^ Gunaa Teamworks (19 September 2015), Special Interview - Krishnam Raju, Aditya Menon, Vikramjeet Virk - Rudhramadevi 3D, retrieved 26 January 2018
  30. ^ Sakshi TV (10 February 2015), Actor Aditya Menon On Rudrama Devi, retrieved 26 January 2018
  31. ^ TV9 Telugu (1 May 2015), Adithya Menon speech @ Pandaga Chesko audio launch - Tv9, retrieved 26 January 2018
  32. ^ TV5 News (9 October 2016), Jaguar Movie Team Sharing Success | Nikhil | Jagapati Babu | Mahadev | Aditya Menon | TV5 News, retrieved 26 January 2018
  33. ^ Channambika Films (2 September 2016), Adithya Menon Cheers HD Kumaraswamy Fans | Jaguar Kannada Movie Audio Launch | Nikhil Kumar, retrieved 26 January 2018
  34. ^ Telugu Filmnagar (11 January 2018), Balakrishnudu 2018 Telugu Movie | Adithya Menon Slaps Villain | Nara Rohit | Regina | Mani Sharma, retrieved 26 January 2018

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