Nithiin is an Indian film actor and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema.[1] He is the son of noted Tollywood producer and film distributor Sudhakar Reddy. Nithiin made his film debut in the year 2002 with Jayam, for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South. This film was one of the highest-grossing Telugu films of all time.[2]

Nithin Kumar Reddy
OccupationActor, producer, playback singer
Years active2002–present

He is also a brand ambassador of Cotton King.[3][4] He has been listed as Brand Ambassador for Swachh Bharat Campaign along with 9 other personalities for Telangana state by former Indian Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu in 2015.[5][6]

Personal life

Nithiin was born to noted film producer and distributor Sudhakar Reddy and Laxmi Reddy. He has an elder sister named Nikitha Reddy.[7]On February 15, Nithiin got engaged to Shalini and they are set to marry in April. [8]


2002−2004: Successful Career Debut

Nithiin started his career with the movie Jayam in 2002, directed by Teja. Sadha played the female lead role and Gopichand played the villan role in the movie.[9] It was remade by Jayam Ravi in Tamil. In 2003, Nithiin acted in the film Dil, directed by V. V. Vinayak. This film is produced by Raju, who got the title "Dil Raju" after this film. 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. He played the role as devotee of Lord Hanuman in the movie. This is first time Nithiin dubbed his own voice for his movie, Sivaji dubbed his voice for his earlier films. Shivaji won Nandi Award for Best Male Dubbing Artist for his voice for Nithiin in the movie Dil.[10]

2012−2016: Comeback

In 2012, he acted in the film Ishq, with the female lead played by Nithya Menen and directed by Vikram.[11] The music of this film was composed by Anup Rubens and Aravind Shankar. The film is produced by Nithiin's father Sudhakar Reddy and Vikram Goud. Nithiin sang the song "Lachhamma" in this movie. He was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Telugu for Ishq. Nithiin got a success with Ishq after many years.[12] He acted in the film Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde in 2013.[13] Isha Talwar and Nithya Menen played the lead roles along with Nithiin. Indian badminton player Jwala Gutta made a special appearance.[14] Nithiin sang the song "Ding Ding Ding" along with Chaitra, Ranjith, Anup Rubens, Thagubothu Ramesh and Dhananjai in this movie. Later, he acted in Chinnadana Nee Kosam, a film written and directed by A. Karunakaran in 2014.[15] The film was produced by Nithiin's father N. Sudhakar Reddy and sister Nikhita Reddy under their home banner Sresht Movies.[16] In the same year he acted in the film Heart Attack, directed by Puri Jagannadh. He made the role of a hippie and the movie got a mixed reviews.[17] Nithiin has planned to work again with Director Puri Jaganath, but Nithiin announced that the movie was cancelled and that he will see to work with Puri Jaganath in future. 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 Menon.[18] Nithiin acted in the film A Aa in 2016, written and directed by Trivikram Srinivas,[19] produced by S. Radha Krishna under his banner Haarika & Haasine Creations, the female lead roles were played by Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Anupama Parameswaran. The film became the biggest grosser in Nithin's career.[20]

2017-present: Another Career Slump

In 2017, Nithiin acted in the film LIE which was directed by Hanu Raghavapudi. It garnered average reviews from critics, but the song "Bombhaat" which was composed by Mani Sharma became famous. Despite this, the film could not do well at the box office and ended up as a double disaster.[21]

In 2018, Nithiin's Chal Mohan Ranga directed by Krishna Chaitanya with co-star Megha Akash opened to average reviews from critics. It was criticized for the routine story from Trivikram but was praised for its comedy. The music composed by S. Thaman became very popular. However, this film also ended up as a disaster at the box office.[22] On August 9, 2018, another film of Nithiin's titled Srinivasa Kalyanam released. It was directed by Satish Vegesna and his co-star was Raashi Khanna. It got average reviews from critics and was a "hat-trick disaster" for Nithiin, as Telugu360 stated.[23]


Filmfare Awards South
Santosham Film Awards


  Denotes films that have not yet been released

As actor

Year Film Role Director Notes
2002 Jayam Venkat Teja Won Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South
2003 Dil Seenu V.V. Vinayak
Sambaram Ravi Kondapalli Dasaradh Kumar
2004 Sri Anjaneyam Anji Krishna Vamsi
Sye Pruthvi S. S. Rajamouli
2005 Allari Bullodu Raju / Balu / Munna K. Raghavendra Rao Dual role
Dhairyam Seenu Teja
2006 Raam Raam N. Shankar
2007 Takkari Tirupathi Amma Rajasekhar
2008 Aatadista Jagan / Chinna AS Ravi Kumar Chowdury
Victory Vijji Ravi Chavali
Hero Radhakrishna G. V. Sudhakar Naidu
2009 Drona Drona J Karun Kumar
Agyaat Sujal Ram Gopal Varma Hindi Debut
Rechipo Siva Murali Paruchari
2010 Seetharamula Kalyanam Chandrasekhar Reddy / Chandu / Shekhar Y. Eswara Reddy
2011 Maaro Sathyanarayana Murthy / Fake Siva / Sundaram Siddique
2012 Ishq Rahul Vikram Kumar
2013 Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde Karthik Vijay Kumar Konda
2014 Heart Attack Varun Puri Jagannadh
Chinnadana Nee Kosam Nithin A. Karunakaran Also Co-producer
2015 Courier Boy Kalyan Kalyan Premsai
2016 A Aa Anand Vihari Trivikram Srinivas
2017 LIE A. Sathyam Hanu Raghavapudi
2018 Chal Mohan Ranga Mohan Ranga Krishna Chaitanya 25th Film by
Pawan Kalyan Creative Works
Srinivasa Kalyanam Srinivas Satish Vegesna
2019 Gaddalakonda Ganesh Himself Harish Shankar Cameo appearance
2020 Bheeshma Bheeshma Venky Kudumula Filming
Nithin 28 TBA Chandra Sekhar Yeleti Filming
Rang De TBA Venky Aturi Filming
Nithin 30 TBA Krishna Chaitanya Filming

As singer

Year Song(s) Film Composer Notes
2012 "Lachhamma" Ishq Anoop Rubens
2013 "Ding Ding Ding" Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde Anoop Rubens

As a producer

Year Film(s) 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


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  20. ^ "A…Aa, a complete family entertainer". The Hindu. 2 May 2016. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  21. ^ "Nithiin's LIE closing collections". The Hans India. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  22. ^ "Chal Mohan Ranga Closing Collections". The Hans India. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  23. ^ "Srinivasa Kalyanam Worldwide Closing Collections : Hat-trick Disaster For Nithiin". 11 September 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.

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