Nakul (actor)

Nakul is an Indian film actor and playback singer who works in Tamil cinema. He debuted as one of the lead actor in the 2003 film Boys directed by S. Shankar, in which he also sang his first song in the film's soundtrack album.[1] He later made a breakthrough portraying a psychotic lover in Kadhalil Vizhunthen (2008), before winning acclaim for his performances in Maasilamani (2009) Naan Rajavaga Pogiren (2013) Vallinam (2014) and Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum (2015) which was the biggest blockbuster hit in his career.

Nakul
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Nakul at the Madras Couture Fashion Week
Born
Nakul Jayadev

NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm actor, playback singer
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)Sruti Bhaskar
ChildrenAkira

CareerEdit

2003–2009: BeginningEdit

Nakkhul was 17 when he was chosen for the part of Juju in Shankar's coming-of-age film Boys (2003). His family had initially sent some pictures of his elder brother Mayur to Shankar's office, but after seeing Nakkhul in one of the pictures, Shankar approached him to portray a leading role alongside an ensemble cast of newcomers.[2][3] The film opened in August 2003 to mixed reviews but the high-profile nature of the technical team ensured that the film was publicized and took a good opening at the box office. He then subsequently did a Telugu language film titled Keelu Gurram, in which he played a supporting role, which didn’t do well at the box office. He struggled to get a breakthrough as an actor and during the period, he worked as a playback singer in films, notably recording for Harris Jayaraj in his albums for Anniyan, Ghajini and Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu.[4]

He signed on to feature in Prasad's Kadhalil Vizhunthen, his first film as a lead actor, in 2006 and lost close to 20 kilograms in order to fit into the role of his character. Nakkhul revealed that the director and himself were wary that the film would define their careers in the film industry, and shot on a trial-and-error basis and were not in a hurry to complete the film, with production taking almost two years. The film gained unexpected publicity after "Nakka Mukka", a song composed by Vijay Antony for the soundtrack, became a big success and the venture was consequently selected by media giants Sun Pictures to become their first project for film distribution.[5] Portraying a semi-psychotic character who refuses to accept the death of his lover, the film saw Nakul paired alongside actress Sunaina. The film released in 2008 and became a commercial hit, with critics raving and praising his performance stating "Nakul is riveting" and that "he holds the film together and dances with élan, and has a good future."[6] Sun Pictures also chose to distribute his next venture, the romantic comedy Maasilamani (2009) opposite Sunaina again, with the film becoming a surprise huge box office success.[7][8] He next featured in AGS Entertainment's Kandhakottai with Poorna, which opened to average response critically and commercially.

2013–2018: Mixed reviewsEdit

Nakkhul subsequently went four years without a film release, though he continued to work on several ventures simultaneously. In an interview, he stated that he preferred quality over quantity of work. Prithvi Rajkumar's thriller drama film Naan Rajavaga Pogiren released in 2013 to mixed reviews."[9] His next release, Vallinam (2014), had been in production since mid 2011 and featured Nakul as a basketball player. To prepare for the role, Nakul underwent special training to "ensure that he lived the role rather than act".[10][11] The film opened to positive reviews, with a critic noting "Nakul gives his career's best performance. He proves that a hero can step out of the commercial zone and take up roles that can still be liked by audience."[12] He went on next be seen in Naga Venkatesh's Narathan, while K. S. Adhiyaman's long-delayed venture Amali Thumali, in which Nakul co-stars with Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, was also expected to be completed in 2014. In 2015, his Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum released which turned out to be the biggest blockbuster in his career. Sei (2018), in which he plays a role of an aspiring actor Saravedi Saravanan which did average in the box office. He then went on to act in Brahmma.Com (2018) a Romantic-comedy fantasy flick pairing up with Asha Zaveri, and directed by Vijayakumar. Though the movie received very mixed reviews, Nakkhul was praised by critics for his role of Kameshwaran.

Personal lifeEdit

Nakkhul was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra into a Konkani family, to Jaidev and Lakshmi.[13][14] His older sister is also a renowned actress of the 90s Devayani. His elder brother, Mayur, has also attempted to make a career as an actor, though several of his films have been stalled prior to completion. He is married to his long-time girlfriend Sruti Bhaskar since 28 February 2016. His wife and him are known for singing together and making videos on their Instagram handles which received huge response among his fans. They’re also known for being huge animal lovers and own many cats and dogs. They have been huge advocates for Indie dogs and post many cute pictures and video especially with their pet dog Oola. On 2nd August 2020 his wife gave birth to their first child a baby girl and named her Akira and pet named her Khulbee. [15]

FilmographyEdit

As an actorEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2003 Boys Juju
2005 Keelu Gurram Unnamed youngster Telugu film
2008 Kadhalil Vizhunthen Sabapathy
2009 Maasilamani Maasilamani
Kandhakottai Siva
2013 Naan Rajavaga Pogiren Raja/Jeeva
2014 Vallinam Krishna
2015 Tamiluku En Ondrai Aluthavum Vasanth
2016 Narathan Vishnu
2017 Brahma.com Kameshwaran
2018 Sei Saravedi Saravanan
2021 Eriyum Kannadi Filming

As playback singerEdit

Year Song Album Composer
2005 Kaadhal Yanai Anniyan Harris Jayaraj
2005 X-Machi Ghajini
2006 Manjal Veyil Vettaiyadu Villaiyadu
2006 Karka Karka
2006 Hooray Hooray Hip Vallavan Yuvan Shankar Raja
2008 Naakka Mukka Kadhalil Vizhunthen Vijay Antony
2009 Eppadi Ennul Kadhal Kandhakottai Dhina
2014 Nakula Vallinam Thaman
2014 Live The Moment Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "I never gave her a gift: Nakul". Times of India. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  2. ^ Boys: A Preview
  3. ^ ACTOR NAKUL INTERVIEW - Behindwoods.com - Nakul Interview Ajith Vikram Nakul Kollywood actor Kadhalil Vizhunthen Sabapathy Boys directed by S.Shankar Juju Kadhalil Vizhunthen ...
  4. ^ The Hindu : Cinema Plus / Interview : Double impact
  5. ^ From boy(s) to hero : Goergo
  6. ^ Movie Review : Kadhalil Vizhundhen
  7. ^ The name is Nakul - Interview (Tamil Movies, Tamil Cinema, thamil films, Tamil Actors, Tamil Actresses, Telugu Actresses, Tamil Cinema Photo Gallery, Telugu film Wallpapers, t...
  8. ^ Naughty Nakul gears up for Kandha Kottai - The New Indian Express
  9. ^ Naan Rajavaga Pogiren: This masala works - The Hindu
  10. ^ "Eeram Director's Next Vallinam". Behindwoods.com. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  11. ^ "My film will focus on basketball: Arivazhagan". The Times Of India. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  12. ^ `Vallinam`: power, politics and sports (IANS Tamil Movie Review)
  13. ^ Devayani gives birth to second child - Telugu Movie News
  14. ^ The Hindu : Metro Plus Chennai : Five years... and still sitting pretty
  15. ^ 'I have persistence, I would die before I give up': Nakul | Deccan Chronicle

16.↑Actor Nakul wedding Sruti Bhaskar at 28-01-2016 Actor Nakul - Sruti Bhaskar Marriage Stills

External linksEdit

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