Nikhil Siddharth

Nikhil Siddharth (born 1 June 1985) is an Indian actor who works in Telugu films. After playing minor roles in few films, Siddharth rose to fame with Sekhar Kammula's college drama Happy Days (2007). He went on play the lead in films such as Yuvatha (2008), Alasyam Amrutham (2010), Veedu Theda (2011), Swamy Ra Ra (2013), Karthikeya (2014), Surya vs Surya (2015), Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada (2016), Keshava (2017), Kirrak Party (2018) and Arjun Suravaram (2019).

Nikhil Siddharth
Nikhil at an interview for the movie Keshava.png
Siddharth at an interview in 2017
Born (1985-06-01) 1 June 1985 (age 35)[1]
Alma materMuffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology
OccupationActor
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)
Pallavi Varma
(m. 2020)

Early lifeEdit

Siddharth was born in Begumpet, neighbourhood of Hyderabad of present-day Telangana state.[1] After his schooling from Hyderabad Public School, he graduated from Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology.[2]

CareerEdit

Siddharth started out as an assistant director for the film Hyderabad Nawaabs. He had minor roles in various films before doing Happy Days. Directed by Sekhar Kammula, Siddharth played one of the 4 leads in the film.[3] Happy Days was one among the few low budget films made in 2007 that became commercially successful. His first solo lead film was Ankit, Pallavi & Friends w. He appeared in films like Yuvatha and Veedu Theda[4] Which established him as a Solo Hero and got his major breakthrough in 2013 with Swamy Ra RaWhich went on to be listed as the top 10 Telugu films of the decade 2010-2020 . His next film, titled Karthikeya, (October 2014) earned him brilliant reviews from critics and was a smash hit at the Box Office. He extended his Success streak with films like Surya Vs Surya and Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada which grossed 38 crores at the Box Office and stood as his biggest earner.

In 2017 Siddharth once again teamed up with Swamy Ra Ra Director Sudheer Varma for Keshava which is a revenge drama where Siddharth plays the character facing an issue of having heart on right side and a rare problem to it Film released on 19 May 2017 which got positive reviews for Siddharth's performance, musical score, visuals and backdrop of the plot.[citation needed]

His next film Kirrak Party, a remake of Kannada Kirik Party opposite Samyuktha Hegde and Simran Pareenja, was a college campus film directed by Sharan Koppisetty. The film under performed at the box-office. The film's screenplay was written by Sudheer Varma and Dialogues by Chandoo Mondeti.[5][6][7] His latest film Arjun Suravaram is released in 2019.This film was a hit at the box office.

Personal LifeEdit

Siddharth married Pallavi Varma on 14 May 2020.[8]

FilmographyEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
  • All films are in Telugu, unless otherwise noted.
Year Title Role(s) Notes Ref.
2003 Sambaram  ———  Uncredited role [9]
2006 Hyderabad Nawabs College boy Urdu & Telugu film, Uncredited role. Also assistant director [10]
2007 Happy Days Rajesh Debut as Lead role [11]
2008 Ankit, Pallavi & Friends Ankit
Yuvatha Babu
2010 Kalavar King Rajesh
Om Shanti Teja [12]
Aalasyam Amrutam Ram
2011 Veedu Theda 'Katthi' Seenu
2012 Disco Disco
2013 Swamy Ra Ra Surya [13]
2014 Karthikeya Karthikeya Kumaraswamy / Karthik [14][15]
2015 Surya vs Surya Surya [16]
Sankarabharanam Gautham [17]
2016 Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada Arjun [18]
2017 Keshava Keshava [19][20]
2018 Kirrak Party Krishna [21]
2019 Arjun Suravaram Arjun [22]
2020 Karthikeya 2  Karthikeya Kumaraswamy / Karthik Filming [23]
18 Pages  Shiva Filming [24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Happy Birthday Nikhil Siddharth: 5 remarkable films of the actor you should watch". The Times of India. 1 June 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  2. ^ "I am a very conventional Telugu boy: Nikhil - Times of India". Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Nikhil (Happy days) interview - Telugu cinema actor". Archived from the original on 30 April 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2008.
  4. ^ "Small films hold their own in Telugu film industry". @businessline. Archived from the original on 28 January 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Nikhil's 'Kirrak Party' nears completion". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 18 May 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Pre-look poster of Nikhil Siddharth's 'Kirik Party' remake out". The NEWS Minute. Archived from the original on 5 December 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Nikhil's Kirrak Party First Look Poster Talk". The Hans India. 2 December 2017. Archived from the original on 30 December 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Another Lockdown Wedding: Telugu Actor Nikhil Siddhartha Marries Pallavi Sharma". NDTV.com. Archived from the original on 14 May 2020. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Nikhil Siddhartha Best roles the actor has played in Tollywood - Nikhil Siddhartha: Best roles the actor has played in Tollywood". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Hyderabad Nawabs film in YouTube". Archived from the original on 7 April 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Happy Days - Nikhil Siddhartha: Best roles the actor has played in Tollywood". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Om Shanti (2010) | Om Shanti Movie | Om Shanti Telugu Movie Cast & Crew, Release Date, Review, Photos, Videos". FilmiBeat. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Review : Swamy Ra Ra – Decent Watch". 123telugu.com. 31 March 2013. Archived from the original on 29 April 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  14. ^ Arikatla, Venkat (24 October 2014). "https://www.greatandhra.com/movies/reviews/karthikeya-review-interesting-thriller-60827". greatandhra.com. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2020. External link in |title= (help)
  15. ^ "Karthikeya". Sify. Archived from the original on 4 October 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  16. ^ "Surya Vs Surya Telugu Movie Review | Nikhil Surya Vs Surya Movie Review | Surya Vs Surya Movie Review | Nikhil Surya Vs Surya Telugu Review | Surya Vs Surya Review and Rating | Nikhil Surya Vs Surya Twitter Updates | Surya Vs Surya Telugu Review | Surya Vs Surya Twitter Updates | Surya Vs Surya Live Updates | Nikhil Surya Vs Surya First Day Talk | Surya Vs Surya Review | Nikhil Surya Vs Surya Cinema Review | Surya Vs Surya Telugu Cinema Review | Nikhil Surya Vs Surya Review |". 123telugu.com. 6 March 2015. Archived from the original on 8 August 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  17. ^ Telugu360 (4 December 2015). "Shankarabharanam Sankarabharanam 2015 Review". Telugu360.com. Archived from the original on 20 February 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  18. ^ Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada Movie Review: An engaging thriller & an enthralling story. It's a honest narrative delivered well. 3.5/5 Star, archived from the original on 1 August 2018, retrieved 13 September 2020
  19. ^ "Keshava movie review: This revenge drama thrills, but doesn't quite explore its potential - Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 20 May 2017. Archived from the original on 5 April 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  20. ^ Arikatla, Venkat (19 May 2017). "https://www.greatandhra.com/movies/reviews/keshava-review-style-over-substance-81956". greatandhra.com. Retrieved 13 September 2020. External link in |title= (help)
  21. ^ "Kirrak Party Movie Review". Samayam Telugu (in Telugu). Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  22. ^ kavirayani, suresh (1 December 2019). "Arjun Suravaram movie review: A good remake!". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 18 September 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  23. ^ kavirayani, suresh (4 March 2020). "Karthikeya 2 launched". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 8 April 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  24. ^ "Nikhil Siddhartha's next titled 18 Pages - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 6 March 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.

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