Siddharth Narayan

Actor, Writer, Producer

Born: Chennai, India

BIOGRAPHY

Siddharth is an actor, producer, playback singer, screenplay writer; and an avid cricket lover. After completing his MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, Siddharth landed the role of assistant director for Mani Ratnam's Kannathil Muthamittal (2002) and later made his debut in the Tamil movie Boys (2003). Siddharth consequently worked as an actor in Mani Ratnam's Aayitha Ezhuthu (2004), which was dubbed from Tamil into Telugu (Yuva); and later worked with Prabhu Deva in the film Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (2005) and won his first Filmfare Best Actor award for that film. In 2005, Siddharth ventured into writing and wrote the screenplay for his Telugu film Chukkallo Chandrudu (2006), directed by Siva Kumar. Siddharth made his Bollywood debut as part of the critically and commercially acclaimed Rang De Basanti (2006), alongside Aamir Khan and Kunal Kapoor; and received the Star Screen Debut Award for his role as Karan Singhania in the movie. He then worked with director Vishal Bhardwaj and Oscar winning cinematographer Guillermo Navarro on a short film titled Blood Brothers, which premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival as part of Mira Nair's AIDS Jaago project. His second Bollywood movie Striker (2010) portrayed the life of a carrom player and became the first Bollywood film to release on YouTube and in theatres on the same day.His acting success was followed by Prakash Kovelmundi's fantasy epic Anaganaga O Dheerudu (2011), Jayendra's Tamil-Telugu bilingual 180 (2011) and Oh My Friend (2011) by debutant Venu Sriram. By 2012 he started his production house, Etaki Entertainment and his first production venture was the bilingual project, Love Failure (Telugu), Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi (Tamil). This rom-com, based on the same-titled short film by Balaji Mohan, fetched critical acclaim for him as an actor and producer. Siddarth continues to explore challenging roles and scripts as an actor-producer and has stated that directing would be his ultimate dream.

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