Sidhartha Siva

Sidhartha Siva (born 5 May 1985) is an Indian film director, producer, actor, screenwriter and lyricist, who works in Malayalam cinema.

Sidhartha Siva
Born (1985-05-05) 5 May 1985 (age 35)
Alma materMar Thoma College, Thiruvalla
OccupationActor, director, scenarist
Spouse(s)Ann Mary Abraham (2012–present)
Parent(s)Kaviyoor Sivaprasad (father)

Early lifeEdit

His hometown is Kaviyoor Tiruvalla in Kerala. He is the son of internationally acclaimed filmmaker Kaviyoor Sivaprasad.[1]

Film careerEdit

He started his film career by directing telefilms and short films. He then appeared in Malayalam films like Thirakkadha, Ivar Vivahitharayal, Bodyguard, Puthiya Theerangal, Kudumbasree Travels, Artist, Omega.Exe, Rithu, Tejabhaai & Family, Sahasram, Calendar, Sagar Elias Jacky, Radio Jockey, On The Way, Central Theater, Ayaalum Njanum Thammil, Vikramaadhithyan, Love 24 X 7, Kadhantharam , Viswasam Athalle Ellam, Kali, Take Off, Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela, Adam Joan, etc.[2] He won his first National Film Awards at the 60th National Film Awards, he won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director for his film 101 Chodyangal (2012).[3][4][5] The film also won the Silver Crow Pheasant Award for Best Feature Film (Audience Prize) at the 18th International Film Festival of Kerala. 101 Chodyangal also won the best feature film award at Noida international film festival. Siva also won the Mohan Raghavan Award for Best Director, 2013. 101 Chodyangalwas also selected in Indian Panorama section at INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA 2013.

In 2014, his film Zahir was screened at 19th Busan International Film Festival.[6]

His film Ain won the best feature film in Malayalam at 62nd National Film Awards.[7][8] Ain also won the prestigious PADMARAJAN PURASKARAM for Best film and Best script. Ain bagged the KERALA STATE FILM AWARD for Best Story in 2014.

Personal lifeEdit

He was married to Ann Mary Abraham on 31 May 2012 at Chakkulathukavu Devi temple.[9] He had his graduation from Marthoma College, Thiruvalla where he met Ann, fell in love and married later. He is a cancer survivor.[10]


National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Other awards
  • 2013: Silver Pheasant at the International Film Festival of Kerala - 101 Chodyangal
  • 2013: Best Film at the Noida International Film Festival - 101 Chodyangal
  • 2013: Mohan Raghavan Award for Best Director - 101 Chodyangal
  • 2013: John Abraham Smaraka Puraskaram - 101 Chodyangal
  • 2014: Best Director - Jury at the Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival - Zahir
  • 2015: Padmarajan Puraskaram- Ain


As a director
Year Title Language Credits Notes
Director Producer Writer
2012 101 Chodyangal Malayalam Yes No Yes Winner, National Film Award for Best Debut film of a Director, Rajatha Chakoram at IFFK 2013
2013 Zahir Malayalam Yes Yes Yes Selection, 19th BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
2014 Ain Malayalam Yes Yes Yes Winner, National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam, PADMARAJAN Puraskaram, Kerala state award for best story
2015 Chathuram Malayalam Yes Yes Yes Selection, 40th Montreal World Film Festival Canadai
2016 Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho Malayalam Yes No Yes
2017 Sakhavu Malayalam Yes No Yes
2019 Varthamanam Malayalam Yes No No Post Production
  • Marimayam (Mazhavil Manorama)


  1. ^ "Sidhartha Siva son of Kaviyoor Sivaprasad". Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  2. ^ "My hometown was the inspiration for 101 Chodyangal: Siddharth". The Times of India. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  3. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  4. ^ "'Paan Singh Tomar' Wins Best Feature Honor at India's National Film Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Mumbai. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  5. ^ AS, Sashidhar (18 March 2013). "60th National Awards winners list". Times of India. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Zahir at BIFF". Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Ain contesting in the category of Best Feature Film". Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  8. ^ "National Film Awards 2015". Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  9. ^
  10. ^ "Cool, 101% : Interview with Ann Abraham". Retrieved 28 March 2015.

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