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Sidhartha Vijay Mallya (born 7 May 1987),[1][2] commonly known as Siddharth Mallya and Sid Mallya, is an aspiring actor.[3][4][5] He registered with the Screen Actors Guild as "Sid Mallya", saying he chose the stage name to try to avoid being typecast in stereotypical roles.[3] He appeared in a sex comedy film entitled Brahman Naman[6] and was expected in 2015 to appear in another film entitled Homecoming.[7] He has also hosted an online video show, appeared as a guest judge and host on the Kingfisher Calendar Girl selection show, and worked as a model.

Siddharth Mallya
Siddharth Mallya.jpg
Mallya at GQ Most Stylish Man awards event
Sidhartha Vijay Mallya

(1987-05-07) May 7, 1987 (age 31)[1][2]
OccupationModel, Actor
Parent(s)Vijay Mallya (father)
Samira Mallya (née Tyabjee) (mother)

Mallya is the son of Indian Businessman Vijay Mallya,[8] the chairman of UB Group (an Indian conglomerate that is primarily in the alcoholic beverages business),[9][10] and the grandson of Vittal Mallya, who was the company's previous chairman.

He has also worked as director of the IPL cricket team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), which was owned by his father at the time, and as a marketing manager for Guinness (a product of Diageo, a large drinks company closely tied to his father's business). In 2010 he also became one of the directors of the football club Mohun Bagan when his father stepped down as director.[11][12]


Early life & educationEdit

Siddharth Mallya was born in Los Angeles, California, to Indian businessman Vijay Mallya and former airline hostess Samira Mallya (née Tyabjee).[13] His father is of a south Indian background, while his mother is a Muslim. Shortly after Siddharth's birth, the family moved to England, where he was primarily raised. The family also lived part of the time in Dubai (in the United Arab Emirates).[8] At the age of 15, he started boarding school at Papplewick School in Ascot and then went to Wellington College, Berkshire, where he passed his GCSEs and A Levels. He then attended Queen Mary University of London, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in business management.[8] While at the university, he also played on its field hockey team.[14]

In 2016, he was awarded a diploma supplement for a Master of Arts degree in Acting for Screen from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama of the University of London.[2]


After graduating from university, Mallya spent a year working for drinks giant Diageo, as an assistant brand manager on Guinness.[15]

At the beginning of 2010, he became director of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) IPL cricket team, which is owned by UB Group (his father's company).[16][17] While he was at the RCB, he oversaw the team's "Green Initiatives", which led to RCB claiming to be the world's first carbon-neutral sports team through fan engagement.[18][19] In 2012, he launched an online chat show called No Boundaries.[20][21] The show was written and hosted by him, and its episodes were posted on the team's web site.[22] The website show primarily featured players from the RCB cricket team.[20]

Later that year, he appeared as the lead presenter and judge on "The Hunt for The Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2013" on the NDTV Good Times channel.[23] He made his ramp modeling debut during Lakme Fashion Week 2012 as the show stopper for designer Komal Sood.[24] He followed this up by walking for designers Shantanu and Nikhil during Indian Bridal Week.[25]

In the latter half of 2013, Mallya was selected as one of 20 to participate in the ABC Talent Showcase, a platform and training program for aspiring talents, out of more than 7000 applicants.[3][26][27] In 2014, he launched a YouTube show called Sid Sessions.[28]

Mallya made his feature film debut in the sex comedy film Brahman Naman directed by Q and produced by Steve Barron where he played Ronnie, a cricket-playing jock, who is rich, good-looking, and popular with girls.[29][7] On 4 August 2015, it was announced that Mallya would also appear in another feature film, a dark comedy called Homecoming.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Mallya is a running enthusiast, having taken part in two Mumbai Marathons, the London Marathon and the Delhi Half Marathon.[30]

Awards and accoladesEdit

  • Hello! India Hall of Fame Awards Celebutante of the year 2010[31]
  • Rotary Vocational Excellence Award 2010[32]
  • GQ Men of The Year Awards – Most stylish man in India 2011[33]
  • Power Brands Hall of Fame Awards (for work on RCB) 2011[34]
  • HT Café Mumbai's Most Stylish Awards 2011[35]
  • Top 5 of India's Sexiest Bachelor show on Big CBS Prime 2011[36]
  • Cosmopolitan Fun, Fearless Male & Female Awards 2012[37]
  • Panasonic Green Globe Foundation Awards special honour 2012[38]
  • Ivy Sports Symposium "10 Next" of the next generation of sports industry leaders 2012[39]

Television and web appearancesEdit

Year Show Role
2011 The Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl Self (guest judge)[40]
2013 Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl Self (host and judge)[41]
Simi Selects India's Most Desirable (episode 3) Self[citation needed]
No Boundaries with Sid Mallya Self (host and writer)[20][21][22]


Year Film Role Notes
2013 Flashback (II)[citation needed]
(a low-budget 12-minute drama short film)
2014 Open House On Beverly[citation needed]
(a low-budget comedy short film)
2016 Brahman Naman
(an Indian comedy film shown at the Sundance Film Festival and released exclusively on Netflix)[42]
Ronnie Released
unreleased Homecoming[needs update]
(unreleased; planned as of 2015)[7]


  1. ^ a b "Amidst Vijay Mallya's tryst with the authorities, Siddharth had a helluva birthday". The Economic Times. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  2. ^ a b c "Diploma Supplement (Instagram photo post by Sid Mallya)". 21 November 2016. Retrieved 2017-07-26 – via Instagram.
  3. ^ a b c Aravind, Indulekha (4 June 2014). "Mallya scion gives up family business to pursue an acting career". Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  4. ^ "Drunk, pole dancing outside strip club is OK with Freida Pinto, dating Sid Mallya is not". American Bazaar. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  5. ^ "Not easy to read things being written about dad: Sid Mallya". Pinkvilla. 21 April 2017. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  6. ^ Sen, Zinia (12 January 2017). "Sidharth Mallya part of Gandu-maker Q's next!". The Times of India. Retrieved 2015-01-19.
  7. ^ a b c d "After B Naman, Sid Mallya signs his second international film project – Homecoming". Bollywood Life. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-05.
  8. ^ a b c "Sidhartha Mallya Net Worth". Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  9. ^ "Siddharth Mallya takes over Bagan from dad". New Indian Express. 20 December 2010. Retrieved 2012-05-30.
  10. ^ "Son replaces father as Mohun Bagan chairman". The Statesman. 22 February 2013. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
  11. ^ "Vijay Mallya hands over Mohun Bagan baton to son". Hindustan Times. 20 December 2010. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  12. ^ "Mallya steps down as Bagan director to meet AFC criteria". The Times of India. 20 December 2010. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  13. ^ "Unseen Pictures of Vijay Mallya and Wives". Daily Bhaskar. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  14. ^ Dalal, Mihir (7 March 2013). "Free Spirit: Siddharth Mallya". LiveMint. Retrieved 2014-09-16.
  15. ^ Nayyar, Dhiraj (3 March 2012). "Corporate India inheritors 2012: Sidhartha Mallya". India Today. Retrieved 2014-09-16.
  16. ^ "Jadeja hits it big in closely fought IPL 5 auction". Hindu Business Line. 4 February 2012. Retrieved 2017-04-14.[dead link]
  17. ^ Joshi, Aniket (10 January 2012). "RCB director Siddharth Mallya runs to look good". Cricket Country. Archived from the original on 2015-02-14.
  18. ^ "Siddharth Mallya's green initiative". Bollywood Mantra. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  19. ^ "RCB, a carbon-neutral team". The Hindu. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  20. ^ a b c KBR, Upala (12 April 2012). "Sidhartha Mallya hosts his own IPL show". The Times of India. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  21. ^ a b "Siddharth Mallya to make TV debut". Gulf News. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-27.[dead link]
  22. ^ a b "Sid Mallya presents No Boundaries". Royal Challengers Bangalore official website (archived).
  23. ^ "Siddhartha Mallya to make TV debut with Kingfisher Calendar Girl hunt". NDTV. 21 September 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  24. ^ "Siddharth Mallya in tuxedo, Amy Jackson in sari at LFW". India Today. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  25. ^ "Sidhartha Mallya walks in Bridal Fashion Week". 16 September 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  26. ^ MissMalini (18 December 2013). "Sid Mallya not as easy as ABC". Retrieved 2014-09-16 – via YouTube.
  27. ^ Tanwar, Sarita A. (23 December 2013). "Siddarth Mallya on his journey from Richie Rich to struggling actor in Los Angeles". DNAIndia. Retrieved 2014-09-16.
  28. ^ Mallya, Sid (28 October 2014). "#SidSessions: Ep. 1 – Kick starts by answering all the obscure questions!". Retrieved 2014-10-28 – via YouTube.
  29. ^ PTI (29 April 2015). "Siddharth Mallya takes the plunge into acting". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  30. ^ Ferro, Ashwin (10 January 2012). "Running makes you look good, says Sidhartha Mallya". Mid Day. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  31. ^ "Times of India Publications". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-11-27. (Subscription required (help)).
  32. ^ "Mr. Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, ZEEL presented the Rotary Vocational Excellence Award 2010!". Zee Television. Retrieved 2013-11-27.[dead link]
  33. ^ Smita G. (30 September 2011). "GQ Men of the year 2011 awards winners". Pinkvilla. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  34. ^ "Power Brands Hall of Fame 2011". Business and Economy. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 2014-09-16.
  35. ^ "Arjun Rampal photos | Siddharth Mallya and Arjun Rampal at HT Café Most Stylish Awards 2011 at ITC Parel in Mumbai". 21 December 2011. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  36. ^ "John, Ranbir, Abhay, Shahid or Siddhartha – Who is India's sexiest bachelor?". 5 September 2011. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  37. ^ Joshi, Sonali (20 February 2012). "Winners all the way: Bollywood stars walk the red carpet at awards gala". Daily Mail India. Retrieved 2014-09-16.
  38. ^ Muthanna, Anjali (15 February 2012). "Sid Mallya gets green award". The Times of India. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  39. ^ Long, Michael (23 October 2012). "The 10 Next Class of 2012". SportsPro. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  40. ^ Keshri, Kalyani Prasad (29 June 2011). "Siddharth Mallya becomes India's Most Desirable". One India. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  41. ^ Bari, Nishat (29 September 2012). "Sidhartha Mallya to host and judge latest edition of Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl". India Today. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  42. ^ Bhushan, Nyay (13 January 2016). "'Brahman Naman' to Premiere Globally on Netflix". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-04-14.

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