Sid Makkar is a Mumbai born and raised actor. He has worked extensively in film, television and on stage both in the Hindi and English language.

Sid Makkar
Siddhartha Makkar

(1983-05-15) 15 May 1983 (age 39)


Sid started as an actor after studying at the University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A. He has worked in Indian, American, British and Australian films. His works include the very successful John Madden directed 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' with Judi Dench and Dev Patel ,the cult favourite 'Sense 8' Season 2 (Netflix) by the Wachowski's and the Australian film 'Save your Legs'.[1]

Sid has played leading parts in Indian series like 'Spotlight', 'Six',[2] and films like 'Hacked' and 'Turning 30' and been part of Zoya Akhtar's first film 'Luck by Chance'. He played the protagonist, a detective in the 1850's, Mughal era series 'Dariba Diaries' and received much acclaim.[3]

His love towards theatre has gravitated him towards playing the titular role in the hit Bollywood musical 'Zangoora'. He essayed the role of Gautama Buddha in Lushin Dubey's "Buddha"and worked on other dramatic plays like 'Where did I Leave my Purdah' directed by Lillette Dubey and "Art" directed by Mahabanoo Mody Kotwal and Kaizaad Kotwal.

Sid is currently working on various projects and divides his time between Mumbai, Goa and London. [4]



Year Title Role Language Country Notes
2006 Offshore Ajay Tiwari English America
2009 Luck by Chance Sameer Hindi India
2009 Straight Rajat Hindi India
2010 Dus Tola Ravi Hindi India
2011 Turning 30 Rishabh Puri Hindi India
2012 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Jay English United Kingdom
2012 Talk to Me English India Short film
2012 Save Your Legs! Tusshar Rai English Australia
2012 Chaurahen Indian
2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Jay English United Kingdom
2017 The Big Fat City Puneet Hindi India
2020 Hacked Om Kapoor Hindi Indian [5][6][7]
2019 377 AbNormal Keshav Hindi India A ZEE5 Original film[8][9][10]
2021 Corvid's Head Harmesh English, Hindi United Kingdom, India

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2017 Sense8 Ajay Netflix Season 2 [11][12]
2017 Rain Abhay YouTube [13]
2017 Spotlight Romesh VIU [14][15]
2019 Made in Heaven Bilal Amazon Video
2019 Faceless JioCinema [16]
2020 State of Siege: 26/11 Sontosh Dutta ZEE5 [17]
2021 Six Kashish Sura Disney + Hotstar [18]
2022 Barun Rai and the House on the Cliff


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyaan Satyakam Kapadia [19]
2007-2008 Mere Apne Shankar [20][21][22]
2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki Arjuna
2014-2015 Dariba Diaries Mirza Jaan Nawaz [23][24]


2015-2016 Lajwanti Sunderlal Bharadwaj [25][26]
2016–2017 Ye Hai Mohabbatein Vidyut [27][28]
2022 Dhadkan Zindaggi Kii Nikhil Sardesai [29]


Title Role
Zangoora Zangoora
Where did I Leave my Purdah Vinay, Suhel and Dushyant
Buddha Prince Siddhartha / Gautama Buddha
Lift Kara De Goldy
Art Serge


  1. ^ "Sid Makkar". IMDb.
  2. ^ "Sid Makkar: With the OTT boom, I am finally getting what I deserve - Times of India". The Times of India.
  3. ^ a b "Dariba Diaries". 24 November 2014 – via IMDb.
  4. ^ "In Bed With Sid Makkar: I wear perfume to bed, says the actor". Hindustan Times. 9 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Vikram Bhatt on having signing Hina Khan as lead actor of Hacked". Retrieved 8 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Vikram Bhatt's 'Hacked' starring Hina Khan to release on February 7". Deccan Chronicle. 8 January 2020. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Sid Makkar joins Hina Khan in Vikram Bhatt's Hacked". Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  8. ^ "377 Ab Normal review: Shashank Arora shines in the Faruk Kabir film". The Indian Express. 22 March 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Review of Zee5's 377 AB Normal – a half-hearted attempt to dramatize the historic SC ruling". IWMBuzz. 30 March 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  10. ^ "377 Ab Normal movie review: Indian LGBTQ community deserves a better film than this patchy, soulless affair". Firstpost. 26 March 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  11. ^ Rao, +Gayatri T. (30 May 2016). "Actor Sid Makkar Currently Handling a Handful of Projects". A Journalist Reveals. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  12. ^ "'I won't settle for the generic friend role'". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  13. ^ "Vikram Bhatt's Rain: Here's a look at the first episode of Sid Makkar, Priya Banerjee's web series". PINKVILLA. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  14. ^ Dixit, Prachi (29 April 2017). "Exclusive Interview..वो SUPER स्टार घर पर बैठा है..मैं काम कर रहा हूं..." (in Hindi). Retrieved 8 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ "Tridha Choudhury is all set to make her comeback - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  16. ^ Rajesh, Author: Srividya (2 January 2019). "Sid Makkar and Purvi Mundada, leads of Vikram Bhatt's series, Faceless". IWMBuzz. Retrieved 8 January 2021. {{cite web}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  17. ^ "ZEE5's State of Siege: 26/11 to uncover the untold stories of Mumbai attacks". Mumbai Live. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  18. ^ "10 Things To Know About Web Series Six Starring Mandira Bedi".
  19. ^ "Once experimental shows start getting TRPs,producers will try out new concepts - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  20. ^ "I want to be like Shankar: Sid Makkar". Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  21. ^ "Sizzler: Sid Makkar". India Today. 22 February 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  22. ^ "Sid is no more single! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  23. ^ Coutinho, Natasha (15 December 2014). "With Dariba Diaries, Sid's on the case". DeccanChronicle. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  24. ^ "Dariba Diaries series being telecast on Epic". The Indian Express. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  25. ^ coutinho, natasha (18 October 2015). "We share a good chemistry: Sid Makkar". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  26. ^ "'Lajwanti' is a proper story with a finite end: Sid Makkar on his new show based on partition". The Indian Express. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  27. ^ "Ye Hai Mohabbatein: This actor will play the new man in Ishita's life - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  28. ^ "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein: This is how New Man will come in Ishita's life". 11 November 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  29. ^ "Exclusive! I will play a feminist in Dhadkan and I identify with this character: Sid Makkar - Times of India". The Times of India.

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