Nandha Durairaj

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Nandaa Dorairaj is an Indian film actor, who primarily works in Tamil films. He made his debut in Mounam Pesiyadhe (2002) and later appeared in acclaimed films, including Eeram (2009).[2]

Nandaa Dorairaj
Actor Nandha at the Athithi Audio Launch.jpg
Actor Nandaa at the Athithi Audio Launch
Govind Sendrampalayam Durairaj

(1977-09-09) 9 September 1977 (age 43)
OccupationFilm actor, Voice actor, Producer
Years active2002–present
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Spouse(s)Vidya Rupa (m. 2013)[1]


Nandaa Dorairaj was born as Govind Durairaj in Coimbatore to Durairaj and Rani. He has a younger brother Karthik and he is also the grandson of former minister M. Kannappan. He was married to Vidyaroopa at Tirumala Temple on 17 July 2013 at Codissia E Hall, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore.[3]


He was spotted by producer S. Thanu during his family function. In 1998, he joined the Film Institute in Chennai and obtained a diploma in acting after a one-year course. He first signed up to star in a project titled Enna Solla Pogirai opposite Gayathri Raguram, but the film was later stalled.[4] He made his debut in 2002 with the movie Mounam Pesiyadhe along with Suriya and Trisha Krishnan by film director Ameer. Director Ameer was looking for a cheerful and well built hero to play the co-role with Suriya. Nandhaa immediately fit the criteria and was therefore selected for the role. Punnagai Poove in 2003, showed him as a full-time hero. In 2005, he acted in Selvam. In a freak mishap, he suffers an injury on his head and he forgets all about his past. Nandha playing a confused youth has given a good and matured performance. Donning a tricky character.[5] In 2006, he appeared in two movies as Kodambakkam and Aanivaer. He play in action film, Agaram (2007). The film was released to positive reviews.[6] Followed by Urchagam (2007).[7]

His movie Eeram (2009) was a hit produced by director S. Shankar. Following the success of Eeram, director Shankar again cast him in his production for the second time in Anandhapurathu Veedu (2010), directed by Naga. Then he starred alongside Jiiva in Vanthaan Vendraan (2011). He starred in Vellore Maavattam (2011), in which he played a cop. After two years without movies, Nandha became an action hero in movies as Athithi (2014), Katham Katham (2015), Adhibar (2015) and Kallaattam (2016). In 2018 again after Mounam Pesiyadhe, he starred alongside Suriya in Thaana Serndha Kootam directed by Vignesh Shivan for studio green productions, which turned out to be a success.[8] He has also been starred in a web series produced by Ekta Kapoor for Balaji teleflims which was Tamil s first web series directed by Kaushik.[9] The next is Zhagaram (2019) the adventure thriller film. Nandha who plays Akhilan is very fit and passes off as a young man quite convincingly and lends authenticity to the role of the reluctant treasure hunter.[10]



Year Film Role Notes
2002 Mounam Pesiyadhe Kannan
2003 Punnagai Poove Venkat
2005 Selvam Selvam/Kannan
2006 Kodambakkam Sugavannan
Aanivaer Nandha
2007 Agaram Thiru
Urchagam Ganesh
2009 Eeram Balakrishnan Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Villain
2010 Anandhapurathu Veedu Bala
2011 Vanthaan Vendraan Ramana
Vellore Maavattam Muthukumar
2014 Athithi Madhiazhagan
2015 Katham Katham Nandha
Adhibar David
2016 Kallaattam Thamizh
2018 Thaana Serndha Kootam Vetrivel
2019 Zhagaram Akhilan
2020 Vaanam Kottatum Baskaran, Natrayan
2021 Paramapadham Vilayattu Delayed
Untitled Atharva's Filming
Year Show Role Notes
1997 Premi Govind Episode 18[11]
2017 Maya Thirrai

Dubbing artistEdit

Year Film Actor Notes
2014 J. C. Daniel Prithviraj Tamil version of Malayalam film Celluloid


Year Show Channel Language
2018–2019 Sun Naam Oruvar Sun TV Tamil


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  2. ^ Malathi, Rangarajan (18 September 2009). "Water, water everywhere … -- Eeram". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
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