Nikhil Siddharth

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Nikhil Siddhartha
Born (1985-06-01) 1 June 1985 (age 34)
Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Alma materMuffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology
Years active2003–present
Pallavi Varma (m. 2020)

Nikhil Siddhartha (born 1 June 1985) is an actor in the Telugu film industry. After playing minor roles in few films, Nikhil rose to fame with Sekhar Kammula's college drama Happy Days (2007). He went on to star in several critically and commercially acclaimed films such as Yuvatha (2008), Alasyam Amrutham (2010), Veedu Theda (2011) Swamy Ra Ra (2013), Karthikeya (2014), Surya vs Surya (2015), Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada (2016), Keshava (2017), Kirrak Party (2018) and Arjun Suravaram (2019).

Early life[edit]

Nikhil was born at Begumpet, Hyderabad. Nikhil did his schooling in Hyderabad Public School in Begumpet . He studied at Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology.[1]


He started out as an assistant director for the film Hyderabad Nawaabs. He had 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 an Indian national award winner Sekhar Kammula, Nikhil plays one of the 4 male leads in the movie.[2] Happy Days was one among the few low budget movies made in 2007 that became commercially successful. His first solo lead movie was Ankit, Pallavi & Friends w. He appeared in movies like Yuvatha and Veedu Theda[3] Which established him as a Solo Hero and got his major breakthrough in 2013 with Swamy Ra RaWhich went on to be listed as the top 10 Telugu movies of the decade 2010-2020 . His next movie, titled Karthikeya, (October 2014) earned him brilliant reviews from critics and was a smash hit at the Box Office. He extended his Success streak with films like Surya Vs Surya and Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada which grossed 38 crores at the Box Office and stood as his biggest earner.

In 2017 Nikhil once again teamed up with Swamy Ra Ra Director Sudheer Varma for Keshava which is a revenge drama where Nikhil plays the character facing an issue of having heart on right side and a rare problem to it Film released on 19 May 2017 which got positive reviews for Nikhil's performance, musical score, visuals and backdrop of the plot.

Nikhil Siddharth's next movie Kirrak Party, a remake of Kannada Kirik Party opposite Samyuktha Hegde and Simran Pareenja, was a college campus film directed by Sharan Koppisetty. The movie under performed at the box-office. The movie's screenplay was written by Sudheer Varma and Dialogues by Chandoo Mondeti.[4][5][6] His Latest Movie Arjun Suravaram which released in 2019 turned out to be a Huge Success at the Box office standing as one of the top ten Tollywood Hits of 2019.

Personal Life[edit]

He got married to Pallavi Varma on 14 May 2020.[7]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role(s) Director(s) Language(s) Notes Ref.
2003 Sambaram  ———  K. Dasarath Telugu Uncredited role
2006 Hyderabad Nawabs College boy Lakshmikanth Chenna Urdu
Uncredited role and also assistant director [8]
2007 Happy Days Rajesh Sekhar Kammula Telugu Debut as Lead role
2008 Ankit, Pallavi & Friends Ankit Hari Yelleti
Yuvatha Babu Parasuram
2010 Kalavar King Rajesh L Suresh
Om Shanti Teja Prakash Dantuluri
Aalasyam Amrutam Ram Chandra Mahesh
2011 Veedu Theda 'Katthi' Seenu Chinni Krishna
2012 Disco Disco Hari K Chanduri
2013 Swamy Ra Ra Surya Sudheer Varma
2014 Karthikeya Karthikeya Kumaraswamy / Karthik Chandoo Mondeti
2015 Surya vs Surya Surya Karthik Ghattamaneni
Sankarabharanam Gautham Uday Nandanavanam Remake of Phas Gaye Re Obama
2016 Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada Arjun Vi Anand
2017 Keshava Keshava Sudheer Varma
2018 Kirrak Party Krishna Sharan Koppisetty Remake of Kirik Party
2019 Arjun Suravaram Arjun T.Santhosh Remake of Kanithan Directed by T. Santhosh
2020 Karthikeya 2Films that have not yet been released Karthikeya Kumaraswamy / Karthik Chandoo Mondeti Filming [9]
18 PagesFilms that have not yet been released Shiva Palnati Surya Pratap Filming [10]


  1. ^ "I am a very conventional Telugu boy: Nikhil - Times of India".
  2. ^ "Nikhil (Happy days) interview - Telugu cinema actor".
  3. ^ "Small films hold their own in Telugu film industry". @businessline.
  4. ^ "Nikhil's 'Kirrak Party' nears completion". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Pre-look poster of Nikhil Siddharth's 'Kirik Party' remake out". The NEWS Minute.
  6. ^ "Nikhil's Kirrak Party First Look Poster Talk". The Hans India. 2 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Another Lockdown Wedding: Telugu Actor Nikhil Siddhartha Marries Pallavi Sharma". Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Hyderabad Nawabs movie in YouTube".
  9. ^ kavirayani, suresh (4 March 2020). "Karthikeya 2 launched". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Nikhil Siddhartha's next titled 18 Pages - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 March 2020.

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