Nithin Kumar Reddy (born 30 March 1983 ), known professionally as Nithiin, is an Indian actor and producer who primarily works in Telugu films. Nithiin made his acting debut with the romantic action film Jayam (2002), for which he received Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South and CineMAA Awards Best Male Debut.[1]

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Nithiin in 2020
Nithin Kumar Reddy

(1983-03-30) 30 March 1983 (age 40)
Alma materShadan College of Engineering and Technology
  • Actor
  • film producer
  • film distributor
Years active2002–present
Shalini Kandukuri
(m. 2020)

Nithiin then appeared in Dil (2003), Sye and Sri Anjaneyam, both (2004). He won Santosham Film Awards Best Young Performer for Sri Anjaneyam. After a series of commercial failures, Nithiin achieved success with the romance films Ishq (2012) and Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde (2013), receiving Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu nominations for both these performances. He went onto establish himself with films including Heart Attack (2014), A Aa (2016) and Bheeshma (2020). He received SIIMA Award for Best Actor – Telugu nominations for the latter two.

Nithiin established his own film production studio, Shresht Movies in 2013. Nithiin is a brand ambassador for the Swachh Bharat campaign for the state of Telangana.[2][3]

Early life and backgroundEdit

Nithin Kumar Reddy was born on 30 March 1983[4] to film distributor Sudhakar Reddy and Laxmi Reddy.[5][6] He has an elder sister named Nikitha Reddy.[7] He completed his education at Geetanjali School, Begumpet and did his intermediate education from Ratna Junior College and pursued his graduation at Shadan College of Engineering and Technology, Gandipet.[8] His father later turned a producer and produced two movies with him, Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde and Chinnadana Nee Kosam.[9][failed verification] Nithin has added at extra "i" in his name and spells it as Nithiin.[10]


Debut and early success (2002-2004)Edit

Nithiin started his career with the movie Jayam in 2002, directed by Teja. Director Teja saw him at Sudarshan 35 mm theatre at a screening of his film Nuvvu Nenu on two occasions, Teja then enquired him about his acting interest and did a screen test and photo session and selected him as the lead for his directorial and production venture Jayam,[8] also starring Sadha and Gopichand.[11] In 2003, Nithiin acted in the film Dil, directed by V. V. Vinayak. produced by Dil Raju. Later in the same year, Nithiin acted in the film Sambaram, directed by Dasarath. K. In 2004, Nithiin starred in Sri Anjaneyam, directed by Krishna Vamsi, where he played the role as a devotee of Lord Hanuman. This is also the first film where Nithiin dubbed his dialogues, who until then was voiced by Sivaji.[12]

Consecutive failures (2005-2011)Edit

Following his 2004 film Sye, directed by S. S. Rajamouli, Nithin appeared in a number of films, some of which are Dhairyam, Agyaat and Seeta Ramula Kalyanam. However, none of these films were commercially successful.[13] Nithiin also has the distinction of most consecutive flops (12) by any actor in Telugu cinema.[14] He tasted success after many years with 2012 Vikram Kumar-directed romantic drama film Ishq.[15]

Comeback and stardom (2012-2016)Edit

In Ishq, Nithiin paired opposite Nithya Menen, which was also co-produced by his father Sudhakar Reddy.[16] He acted in the film Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde in 2013.[17] Isha Talwar and Nithya Menen played the lead roles along with Nithiin. Later, he acted in Chinnadana Nee Kosam, a film written and directed by A. Karunakaran in 2014,[18] also produced by N. Sudhakar Reddy and sister Nikhita Reddy under their home banner Sresht Movies.[19] Later the year, he played the lead in Heart Attack, directed by Puri Jagannadh. He made the role of a hippie and the movie got a mixed reviews.[20] He acted in the role of a courier boy in the movie Courier Boy Kalyan, released in 2015, directed by Premsai and produced by Gautham Vasudev Menon.[21][better source needed] Nithiin acted in the film A Aa (2016), written and directed by Trivikram Srinivas, opposite Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Anupama Parameswaran.[22] The film became the biggest grosser in Nithin's career.[23]

Recent work and further career (2017−present)Edit

In 2017, Nithiin acted in the film LIE which was directed by Hanu Raghavapudi. It garnered average reviews from critics and could not perform well at the box office.[24] In 2018, Nithiin's Chal Mohan Ranga directed by Krishna Chaitanya with co-star Megha Akash. The film performed poorly at the box office.[25] Later the year, he starred in Srinivasa Kalyanam opposite Raashi Khanna and directed by Satish Vegesna. His 2020 film Bheeshma, directed by Venky Kudumula and starring alongside Rashmika Mandanna was a commercial success.[26]

Nithiin collaborated with director Chandra Sekhar Yeleti for Check (2021), co-starring Rakul Preet Singh and Priya Prakash Varrier. His second release of the year was Rang De, directed by Venky Atluri and starred alongside Keerthy Suresh.[27] His third release of the year was the black comedy crime thriller Maestro which had a direct-to-streaming release on Disney+ Hotstar on 17 September 2021.[28] He played the role of a pianist, with critics praising his performance in the film and this is remake of Hindi film Andhadhun.[29][30][better source needed] In September 2021, he started filming was for his next film Macherla Niyojakavargam.[31]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2020, Nithiin married his girlfriend Shalini Kandukuri.[32] Their wedding took place at Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad.[33]


As actorEdit

  Denotes films that have not yet been released
  • All films are in Telugu, unless otherwise noted.
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2002 Jayam Venkat [1]
2003 Dil Seenu
Sambaram Ravi
2004 Sri Anjaneyam Anji
Sye Pruthvi
2005 Allari Bullodu Raju "Balu" / Munna Dual role
Dhairyam Seenu
2006 Raam Raam
2007 Takkari Tirupathi
2008 Aatadista Jagan / Chinna
Victory Vijay Chandra
Hero Radhakrishna
2009 Drona Drona
Agyaat Sujal Hindi film
Rechipo Siva
2010 Seetharamula Kalyanam Chandrasekhar "Chandu" Reddy
2011 Maaro Sathyanarayana Murthy / Siva / Sundaram
2012 Ishq Rahul
2013 Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde Karthik
2014 Heart Attack Varun
Chinnadana Nee Kosam Nithin
2015 Courier Boy Kalyan Kalyan
2016 A Aa Anand Vihari
2017 LIE A. Sathyam
2018 Chal Mohan Ranga Mohan Ranga
Srinivasa Kalyanam Srinivas
2019 Gaddalakonda Ganesh Himself Cameo appearance
2020 Bheeshma Bheeshma Prasad
2021 Check Aditya [34]
Rang De Arjun [35]
Maestro Arun Released on Hotstar [36]
2022 Macherla Niyojakavargam Siddharth Reddy IAS [37]
TBA #Nithiin32   TBA Filming
TBA #VNRTrio   TBA Announced [38]

As producerEdit

Year Title Director Actors
2013 Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde Vijay Kumar Konda Nithin, Isha Talwar , Nithya Menen
2014 Chinnadana Nee Kosam A. Karunakaran Nithin, Mishti
2015 Akhil: The Power of Jua V. V. Vinayak Akhil Akhineni, Sayyeshaa
2018 Chal Mohan Ranga Krishna Chaitanya Nithin, Megha Akash


Year Film Song Notes Ref.
2012 Ishq "Lachhamma" Also lyrics writer [39]
2013 Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde "Ding Ding Ding" [40]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2002 50th Filmfare Awards South Best Male Debut – South Jayam Won [41]
2003 CineMAA Awards Best Male Debut Won [42]
2004 1st Santosham Film Awards Best Young Performer Sri Anjaneyam Won [43]
2012 60th Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Telugu Ishq Nominated [44]
2013 61st Filmfare Awards South Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde Nominated [45]
2016 6th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor – Telugu A Aa Nominated [46]
2020 9th South Indian International Movie Awards Bheeshma Nominated [47]


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