|Born||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Alma mater||Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology|
Nikhil Siddhartha (born 1 June 1985) is an actor in the Telugu film industry. After playing roles in few films, Nikhil rose to fame with Sekhar Kammula's college drama Happy Days (2007). He continued to star in several critically and commercially acclaimed films like Yuvatha (2008), Alasyam Amrutham (2010), Veedu Theda (2011) Swamy Ra Ra (2013), Karthikeya (2014)and Surya Vs Surya (2015).
Nikhil was born in Begumpet, Hyderabad, went to Hyderabad Public School (HPS) in Begumpet. He calls himself a "Begumpet boy". He studied at the Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad.He started out as an assistant director for the film Hyderabad Nawaabs. He did minor roles in various movies before doing Happy Days, the first movie in Tollywood with an overseas release date earlier than the Indian release. Directed by National award winner Sekhar Kammula, Nikhil plays one of the 4 male leads in the movie. It was declared a Smash Hit and gave Nikhil overnight fame. Happy Days was one among a few low budget movies made in 2007 that became commercially successful. His first solo lead movie was Ankit, Pallavi & Friends. He has appeared in Hit movies like Yuvatha and Veedu Theda which ran for 50 days in Andhra Pradesh. and He got his major breakthrough in 2013 with the smash hit film Swamy Ra Ra, (March 2013) which turned into a Blockbuster Hit. His recent movie, titled Karthikeya, (October 2014) and critics have given it brilliant reviews. The trade pundits have declared the movie to have collected over 20 crores at the World wide Box Office and certified the film (Karthikeya) also a Blockbuster Hit Giving Nikhil back to back Blockbusters. Recently released (5th March, 2015) 'Surya Vs Surya' movie is running successfully in theaters.
|2008||Ankit, Pallavi & Friends||Ankit|
|2011||Veedu Theda||'Katthi' Seenu|
|2013||Swamy Ra Ra||Surya|
|2015||Surya vs Surya||Surya|
- Nikhil (Happy days) interview - Telugu cinema actor
- Nikhil did his schooling in Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet and then transferred to St. Patricks' High School, Secunderabad. He was brilliant in school and was a merit student.The Hindu Business Line : Small films hold their own in Telugu film industry