June 1, 1985 (age 33 years), Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
|Alma mater||Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology|
Nikhil Siddhartha (born 1 June) 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 (2018).
Nikhil was born at Begumpet, Hyderabad. Nikhil did his schooling in Hyderabad Public School in Begumpet and St. Patricks' High School, Secunderabad. He studied at Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology.
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. 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 which turned out to be a disaster. He appeared in an average and utter flop movies like Yuvatha and Veedu Theda and got his major breakthrough in 2013 with Swamy Ra Ra. His next movie, titled Karthikeya, (October 2014) earned him brilliant reviews from critics.
His first release in 2015 was Surya vs Surya, which opened to largely positive reviews and was appreciated for its fresh theme and storyline. It went on to gross 11cr in less than two weeks and fared below average at the box office. His next movie Shankarabaranam opened to negatuve reviews and turned out to be a disaster at box-office. His next, Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada (2016), turned out to be a blockbuster. Collecting nearly 40 crores during its run, the movie as one of the biggest blockbusters of 2016 for Telugu film industry taking Nikhil to stardom.
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 and turned out to be a flop. The movie's screenplay was written by Sudheer Varma and Dialogues by Chandoo Mondeti. His next release, Mudra, released on November 8th. His upcoming project is titled Swaasa, which was launched by Sharwanand.
|2006||Hyderabad Nawabs||College boy||Uncredited role and also assistant director|
|2007||Happy Days||Rajesh||Debut as Lead role|
|2008||Ankit, Pallavi & Friends||Ankit|
|2011||Veedu Theda||'Katthi' Seenu|
|2013||Swamy Ra Ra||Surya|
|2015||Surya vs Surya||Surya|
|2016||Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada||Arjun|
|2018||Kirrak Party||Krishna||Remake of Kirik Party Directed by Rishab Shetty|
|2019||Arjun Suravaram||Arjun||Remake of Kanithan Directed by T.N. Santhosh|
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- "Nikhil (Happy days) interview - Telugu cinema actor".
- The Hindu Business Line : Small films hold their own in Telugu film industry
- "Nikhil's 'Kirrak Party' nears completion". The Times of India.
- "Pre-look poster of Nikhil Siddharth's 'Kirik Party' remake out". The NEWS Minute.
- "Nikhil's Kirrak Party First Look Poster Talk". The Hans India.
- "Hyderabad Nawabs movie in YouTube".