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Siddharth Suryanarayan
Name: Siddharth Suryanarayan
Nick name
: Siddhartha, Sidy, Siddu, Sidey, Sid, Siddh
Profession
: Actor, Writer, Assistant Director, Playback Singer, Cinematographer and a Businessman
Birth Place
: Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Date of Birth
: 17 April 1979
Nationality
: Indian
Height
: 5' 10"
Mother Tongue
: Tamil
Zodiac sign
: Aries


Family
Father – Suryanarayan

Mother – Mrs. Suryanarayan

Brother - Jayendra

Sister - Sandhya (Is a research assistant in Singapore after completing her PhD there)


Marriage
He married Meghna on November 3, 2003 and later divorced her. Girl friend Soha Ali khan
Education Schools
: * St. Mary's, Delhi * DAV, Chennai * SPV, Delhi. College: * B.Com (Hons.) from Kirori Mal College, New Delhi. * MBA from S.P.Jain institute of Management in Mumbai
Languages known
Tamil, Telugu, Hindi & English

Debut Actor
: Boys (2003) [Tamil], Nuvvu Vastananate Nenu Vaddantana (2005) [Telugu], Rang De Basanti (2006) [Hindi]
Assistant Director
: Kannathil Muthamittal (Tamil)
Playback singer
: Chukkallo Chandrudu (Telugu), Bommarillu (Telugu) Influenced by: Bhagat Singh, Rakesh Mehra

Maniratnam- He always considered Mr Mani Ratnam to be one of the finest film-makers. As a persistent youngster, he kept bombarding him with repeated mails requesting him for a five-minute appointment. When it finally happened, the rest is history.


Hobbies: Music, Test Cricket, Video games and carrom Boys Writer Sujatha

Trivia:
  • Started out as wanting to be a director.
  • Was an Assistant Director to the legendary Mani Ratnam
  • Sang as a playback singer in his movie Chukkallo Chandrudu (Yadalo Epudo & Everybody) and Bommarillu.(Appudo Ippudo).
  • Trained in Carnatic music
  • Wrote the story and contributed to the screenplay of Chukkallo Chandrudu
  • Was President of his college's debating team and attended the World Debating Championships.
  • At college was also a part of a theatre group called 'The Players'
  • Was awarded CNBC Manager of the Year in 1999.
  • Can Speak 4 languages
  • He also worked as a cinematographer under the pseudonym R. Siddarth
  • Is said to have a child with his ex-wife Meghna, but these reports are unconfirmed.
  • Has a brother, named Jayender.
  • Has acquired a cult following in Germany.
Quote: I am a self-made man. I believe in my talent and hard work.


Biography:

He was born in Tamil Nadu and was educated all over India (his first two schools were elite boarding schools) and then attended the prestigious Kirori Mal College where he graduated with honours in commerce. It was here where his passion for acting began as he was part of the theatre group at college called The Players but it would seem life had other plans for him at this point.He was going to outdo himself academically and go on to do his MBA (from the SP Jain Institute of Management) where he would be once again successful and awarded a CNBC Manager of the Year.
But life finally took a turn for the even better (for the girls who swoon over him) when his brother and cinematographer PC Sreeram (two people who have inspired, mentored and supported him relentlessly) who helped him land the prestigious assignment - a chance to assist the legendary Mani Ratnam in the film Kannathil Muthamittal.


He was quoted to have said "I met Mani Ratnam for an interview and landed my first job in cinema. I am proud to be associated with a film as special as Kannathil Muthamittal. I saw and learnt the science of filmmaking from very close quarters". He also went onto work as a cinematographer but under a pseudonym and it is very hard to find those films (lets hope his popularity sky rockets and Indian journalists acquire enough conviction to actually research and investigate his work!).

It was during this assignment that writer Sujatha saw him and recommended him for the casting of the films Boys.


Having established himself in the art of film-making, his patron, Mani Ratnam approached him to do a Tamil film, Kannathil Muthamittal, though this was not his debut film as an actor - it was a Tamil film called Boys. A film about a group of *shock* boys who venture into the music industry as a band. It's opening was phenomenal - the biggest in 2003, however as critics panned the dialogues (so-called explicit references), the film dwindled in success. However musically it was an astounding success and once dubbed in Telugu and released in Andra Pradesh, the film became a hit and recovered all of its losses.

After this success, Siddh relocated to Hyderabad (from Chennai) to focus on Telugu films, where he worked for the amazing Prabhu Deva in a film called 'Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana', in 2005 which to date is Siddh's biggest hit! In 2005, Siddh also ventured into the writing forum as well as singing forum as he wrote the screenplay for his Telugu film Chukkallo Chandrudu directed by Siva Kumar and sang as a playback singer.


This was also the year that Siddh left his mark on the Hindi film industry - he was part of a phenomenal ensemble cast in the critically acclaimed and box office smash Rang De Basanti. The film was sent as an Oscar's bid as well. This was followed by the successful Bommarillu and Aata in Telugu. Finally the world was awakening to Siddh. He has 2 Hindi films and 1 telugu film in the making - an achievement for any newcomer into Bollywood but an even greater achievement for someone who is from the South. It is a rare feat for someone from those industries as Bollywood as very tightly bound in loyalties and cliques. Another testimony to the powerhouse that is Siddh.

Awards:


Nominations


Zee Cine Award 2007
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Rang De Basanti

Zee Cine Award 2007
Best Male Debutant - Rang De Basanti

13th Annual Star Screen Awards
Most Promising Newcomer - Rang De Basanti

52nd Filmfare Awards
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Rang De Basanti

52nd Filmfare Awards
Best Male Debutant - Rang De Basanti

GIFA 2006
Best Debutant Actor - Rang De Basanti

Max Stardust Awards 2007
Male Superstar of Tomorrow - Rang De Basanati

Filmfare South 2006
Best Actor - Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana


Wins

13th Annual Star Screen Awards

Most Promising Newcomer - Rang De Basanti


Filmfare South 2006

Best Actor - Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana


Filmography
:

Actor
:

Title:
Boys
Role: Munna

Year: 2003

Language: Tamil

Director: S Shankar

Co-Star: Genelia D Souza, Nakhul, Bharath, Sai Srinivas & Manigandan


Title:
Ayutha Ezhutha
Role: Arjun

Year: 2004

Language: Tamil

Director: Mani Ratnam

Co-star: Trisha Krishnan, Surya, Mahedavan, Meera Jasmin & Esha Deol


Title:
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
Role: Santosh

Year: 2005

Language: Telugu

Director: Prabhu Deva

Co-star: Trishna Krishnan, Srihari & Prakash Raj


Title:
Chukkallo Chandrudu
Role: Arjun aka Krishna

Year: 2006

Language: Telugu

Director: Shivkumar

Co-star: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Vaheeda Rahman, Saloni, Sada & Charmi


Title:
Rang De Basanti
Role: Karan Singhania aka Bhagat Singh

Year: 2006

Language: Hindi

Director: Rakesh Omprakash Mehra

Co-star: Aamir Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Mahedaven, Atul Kulkarni, Soha Ali Khan, Alice Patten, Kiron Kher & Anupam Kher.


Title:
Bommarillu
Role: Siddhu aka Siddharth

Year: 2006

Language: Telugu

Director: Bhaskar

Co-star: Genelia D Souza & Prakash Raj


Title:
Aata
Year: 2007

Language: Telugu

Director: V N Aditya

Co-star: Ileana D Cruz, Sharada & Sharvanand


Title:
Blood Brothers (short film)
Year: 2007

Language: Hindi

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj

Co-star: Ayesha Takia


Title:Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam
Year: 2008

Language: Telugu

Director: Dolly

Co-star: Tamannah


Title:
OY!
Year: 2009

Language: Telugu

Director: Anand Ranga

Co-star: Shamili



Soundtrack:
1. Aata (2007) (performer: "Ninnu Choostunte")

2. Bommarillu (2006) (performer: "Appudo Ippudo")

3. Chukkallo Chandrudu(2006) - Everybody
4. Oye Oye - OY (2009)


Writer
:
1. Chukkallo Chandrudu (2006) (screenplay) (story)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director:
1. Kannathil Muthamittal (2002) (assistant director) (as R. Siddharth Narayan)

Album Producer:
1. OY! (2009)

 
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