30 March 1983
Nithin Reddy (born 30 March 1983), known professionally as Nithiin, is an Indian actor and producer who works predominantly in Telugu-language films. Niithin's work has earned him one Filmfare Award and two nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu.
Nithiin made his acting debut in 2002 with the romantic action film Jayam (2002). He won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South for his performance. Nithiin then appeared in Dil (2003), Sri Anjaneyam (2004), and Sye (2004).
After a series of failures at the box office, Nithiin achieved success with the romance film Ishq (2012). His other successful films include Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde (2013), Heart Attack (2014), A Aa (2016), Bheeshma (2020), and Rang De (2021).
Nithiin was born to film distributor Sudhakar Reddy and Laxmi Reddy. He has an elder sister named Nikitha Reddy. He completed his education at Geetanjali School, Begumpet and did his intermediate M.P.C. stream from Ratna Junior College. His father later turned a producer and produced two movies with him, Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde and Chinnadana Nee Kosam. In 2020, Nithiin married Shalini Kandukuri.
2002−2004: Debut and early success
Nithiin started his career with the movie Jayam in 2002, directed by Teja. Director Teja saw him at Sudarshan 35 mm theatre at a screening of his film Nuvvu Nenu on two occasions, Teja then enquired him about his acting interest and did a screen test and photo session and selected him as the lead for his directorial and production venture Jayam, also starring Sadha and Gopichand. In 2003, Nithiin acted in the film Dil, directed by V. V. Vinayak. produced by Dil Raju. Later in the same year, Nithiin acted in the film Sambaram, directed by Dasarath. K. In 2004, Nithiin starred in Sri Anjaneyam, directed by Krishna Vamsi, where he played the role as a devotee of Lord Hanuman. This is also the first film where Nithiin dubbed his dialogues, who until then was voiced by Sivaji.
2004−2011: Consecutive failures
Following his 2004 film Sye, directed by S. S. Rajamouli, Nithin appeared in a number of films, some of which are Dhairyam, Agyaat and Seeta Ramula Kalyanam. However, none of these films were commercially successful. Nithiin also has the distinction of most consecutive flops (12) by any actor in Telugu cinema. He tasted success after many years with 2012 Vikram Kumar-directed romantic drama film Ishq.
2012−2016: Comeback and stardom
In Ishq, Nithiin paired opposite Nithya Menen, which was also co-produced by his father Sudhakar Reddy. He acted in the film Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde in 2013. Isha Talwar and Nithya Menen played the lead roles along with Nithiin. Later, he acted in Chinnadana Nee Kosam, a film written and directed by A. Karunakaran in 2014, also produced by N. Sudhakar Reddy and sister Nikhita Reddy under their home banner Sresht Movies. Later the year, he played the lead in Heart Attack, directed by Puri Jagannadh. He made the role of a hippie and the movie got a mixed reviews. He acted in the role of a courier boy in the movie Courier Boy Kalyan, released in 2015, directed by Premsai and produced by Gautham Menon. Nithiin acted in the film A Aa (2016), written and directed by Trivikram Srinivas, opposite Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Anupama Parameswaran. The film became the biggest grosser in Nithin's career.
In 2017, Nithiin acted in the film LIE which was directed by Hanu Raghavapudi. It garnered average reviews from critics and could not perform well at the box office. In 2018, Nithiin's Chal Mohan Ranga directed by Krishna Chaitanya with co-star Megha Akash. The film performed poorly at the box office. Later the year, he starred in Srinivasa Kalyanam opposite Raashi Khanna and directed by Satish Vegesna. His 2020 film Bheeshma, directed by Venky Kudumula and starring alongside Rashmika Mandanna was a commercial success.
Nithiin collaborated with director Chandra Sekhar Yeleti for Check (2021), co-starring Rakul Preet Singh and Priya Prakash Varrier. His second release that year was Rang De, directed by Venky Atluri and paired opposite Keerthy Suresh.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2002||Jayam||Venkat||Won – Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South|||
|2004||Sri Anjaneyam||Anji||Won – Santosham Film Award for Young Best Performer|||
|2005||Allari Bullodu||Raju "Balu" / Munna||Dual role|
|2008||Aatadista||Jagan / Chinna|
|2010||Seetharamula Kalyanam||Chandrasekhar "Chandu" Reddy|
|2011||Maaro||Sathyanarayana Murthy / Siva / Sundaram|
|2012||Ishq||Rahul||Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu|
|2013||Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde||Karthik||Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu|
|Chinnadana Nee Kosam||Nithin||Also co-producer|
|2015||Courier Boy Kalyan||Kalyan|
|2016||A Aa||Aanand Vihari|
|2018||Chal Mohan Ranga||Mohan Ranga|
|2019||Gaddalakonda Ganesh||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|2013||"Ding Ding Ding"||Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde||Anoop Rubens|
As a producer
|2013||Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde||Vijay Kumar Konda||Nithin, Isha Talwar , Nithya Menen|
|2014||Chinnadana Nee Kosam||A. Karunakaran||Nithin, Mishti|
|2015||Akhil: The Power of Jua||V. V. Vinayak||Akhil Akhineni, Sayyeshaa|
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