Siddharth Nigam is an Indian actor who works in Indian television and films. He is known for his roles as young Sahir and Samar in Dhoom 3, young Mauryan prince Ashoka in Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat, Prince Bindusara in StarPlus's Chandra Nandini, and Aladdin in Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga.

Siddharth Nigam
Nigam in 2023
Born
Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh
Alma mater
OccupationActor
Years active2011 — present
Known forDhoom 3
Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 9)
Chandra Nandini
Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga

Personal life

 
Siddharth Nigam with his family at special screening of Panipat

Nigam was brought up in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.[1] He has an elder brother, Abhishek Nigam, who is also an actor, and their mother runs an NGO and a beauty parlour.[2][3]

He completed his tenth-class studies at Khelgaon Public School, where he practiced gymnastics.[4] Nigam has won a gold medal in parallel bars and a silver medal in high bar at 58th National School Games, Pune.[2][5][6]

Later, he moved to Mumbai from Allahabad.[1] In 2021, Nigam pursued a degree from Thakur College in Kandivali, Mumbai.[7] Nigam also owns two houses in Mumbai.[8]

Career

Nigam started his acting career in 2011 by appearing in a Bournvita advertisement.[6] After watching him in advertisement, the makers of the film Dhoom 3 called him for an audition to play the Young Sahir/Samar.[9] The film was directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and was released on 20 December 2013.[10] Taran Adarsh of the entertainment portal Bollywood Hungama reviewed, "Siddharth Nigam is a talent to watch out for, he's superb!".[11] Writing for India Today, Suhani Singh said, "He lights up the screen with his self-assured performance and charming presence".[12]

After his successful debut in film, he debuted on television in 2014 with the role of Young Rudra in the mythological drama series Maha Kumbh: Ek Rahasaya, Ek Kahani,[13] which aired on Life OK.[14][15] In February 2015, Nigam was seen in the historical drama series Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat where he played the lead role of Young Ashoka,[16][17] and in the same month, he appeared as a guest in a special Mahashivratri episode on Comedy Nights with Kapil.[18]

In 2016, he was seen in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 as a contestant, and later portrayed Young Shivaji in Peshwa Bajirao. In 2017, he portrayed the character of Bindusara, the son of Emperor Chandragupta Maurya, in Chandra Nandini opposite Avneet Kaur. From 2018 to 2021, he played Aladdin in Sony SAB's Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga opposite Avneet Kaur and Ashi Singh. In 2021, he was seen as Shivaay in Sony SAB's Hero – Gayab Mode On alongside his brother Abhishek Nigam.

In March 2022, Nigam made his debut as a singer and lyricist with Tum Mili.[19][20] In April 2023, he appeared in Salman Khan's Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan.[21][22] In July 2024, he will be seen in Blue Tick opposite Parul Gulati.[23]

Other work

In August 2022, on the 75th Anniversary of Indian Independence, the Ministry of Culture recognized 75 Cultural Ambassadors, among whom Nigam was selected.[24]

On 31 August 2022, Nigam turned entrepreneur by launching his own activewear brand Ulltor.[25]

Filmography

Key
Denotes Films/TV shows that have not yet been released

Films

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013 Dhoom 3 Young Sahir/Samar Extended cameo [26]
2017 Munna Michael Young Manav "Munna" Roy Cameo [27]
2023 Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan Love [28]
Rani Pink Rishi Short film [29][30]
TBA Tez Raftaaar Shiva [31]

Television

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Maha Kumbh: Ek Rahasaya, Ek Kahani Young Rudra [32]
2015–2016 Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat Prince Ashoka [33]
2016 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 Contestant 4th place [34]
2017 Peshwa Bajirao Young Shivaji [35]
Chandra Nandini Crown Prince Bindusara [36]
2018–2021 Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga Aladdin [37]
2021 Hero – Gayab Mode On Shivaay [38]

Special appearances

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao Himself Episode 55 [citation needed]
2018 Kundali Bhagya Episode 308 [39]
2019 Kitchen Champion Episode 53 [40]
Ace of Space 2 Episode 72 [41]
2020 Baalveer Returns Aladdin [citation needed]
Kuch Smiles Ho Jayein... with Alia Episode 1 [42]
2021 Bigg Boss 15 Himself Episode 91 [43]
2022 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10 Episode 13 [44]

Web seriess

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2024 Blue Tick Viraj [45]

Music videos

Year Title Singer(s) Notes Ref.
2018 Tu Naa Aaya Shyamoli Sanghi [46]
2019 Zaroori Hai Kya Ishq Mein Meet Bros, Papon [47]
Yaari Hai Tony Kakkar [48]
Gal Karke Asees Kaur [49]
Attachment Ravneet Singh [50]
2020 Luck Di Kasam Ramji Gulati, Mack [51]
Tu Mera Bhai Hai Ravish Khanna Special appearance [52]
Ringtone Preetinder, Vicky Sandhu [53]
Meri Hai Maa Tarsh [citation needed]
2021 Chup Vikas [54]
Teri Aadat Abhi Dutt [55]
Kareeb Vishal Dadlani [56]
Hone Laga Tumse Pyaar Abhi Dutt [57]
Dard Tere Ishaan Khan, Shambhavi Thakur [58]
Majnu Prakriti Kakar, Sukriti Kakar, Mellow D [59]
Wallah Wallah Ishaan Khan [60]
Mere Sanam Yasser Desai [citation needed]
2022 Tum Mili Himself Independent release [19]
2023 Teri Aadat 2 Abhi Dutt [61][62]
Ek Danta 2.0 Mika Singh [63]
Jaana Hai Toh Jaa Raas, Sheetal [64]
Latka Amit Mishra, Shilpa Surroch [65]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2014 Screen Awards Best Child Artist Dhoom 3 Nominated [66]
2015 Indian Television Academy Awards Most Promising Child Star (Desh Ka Laadla) Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat| style="background: #9EFF9E; color: #000; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="yes table-yes2 notheme"|Won [67][68]
Gold Awards Best Actor Debut (Male) Won [69]
Indian Telly Awards Best Child Artiste (Male) Won [70]
Fresh New Face (Male) Maha Kumbh: Ek Rahasaya, Ek Kahani Nominated [71]
2019 Gold Awards People's Favorite TV Actor Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga Won [72]
Best Onscreen Jodi (With Avneet Kaur) Nominated
2020 Gold Glam and Style Awards Most Sought After Influencer (Male) Won [73]
2022 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards India Favorite TV Actor (Male) Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga Nominated [74]
Favourite Sibling Jodi (With Abhishek Nigam) Nominated
Favorite Instagram Personality Won [75]
Indian Television Academy Awards Popular Actor – Drama Hero – Gayab Mode On Nominated [76]

See also

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