Rajeev Siddhartha

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Rajeev Siddhartha
EducationThe Doon School, Dehradun, St. Stephen's College, Delhi
OccupationActor
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)

Rajeev Siddhartha is an Indian actor. His work spans productions across film, television, theatre and digital web series. Siddhartha began his career in 2007 with the film Dil Dosti Etc and received critical acclaim as Romil in ALTBalaji's web series show Romil & Jugal in 2017.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Siddhartha spent his formative years in boarding schools in Mussoorie and Dehradun. He studied at The Doon School, Dehradun after which he went on to study Economics Honours from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. He is also an MBA graduate from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and Higher Studies(NMIMS), Mumbai. Post his MBA Siddhartha worked for a year at an investment bank.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Siddhartha acted in the film Dil Dosti Etc. whilst in college. After completing his MBA and working at an investment bank he took to the Mumbai theatre scene in 2011 with Lillete Dubey's Adhe Adhure. Mumbaitheatreguide.com praised his performance in the play stating that - "Rajeev Siddhartha plays the son to perfection, faithfully portraying the repressed angst of the character".[4] Subsequently, he acted in the plays August Osage County, Wedding Album, The Dancing Donkey, Gauhar and The Merchant of Venice.[3][5] His performance as Bassanio in the Merchant of Venice received mixed responses.[6][7] His theatre experience has extended to Cineplays (an original Hotstar series)[8][9] namely Adhe Adhure and Vijay Tendulkar's classics Khamosh Adalat Jaari Hai and Kanyadaan.[10][11][12]

Simultaneously he has essayed roles in films and TV shows - he was one of the antagonists in Anil Kapoor's 24 that aired on Colours in 2013[13] He has also starred in Subhash Kapoor's Jolly LLB featuring Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani. In 2017, Siddhartha played Romil in the ALTBalaji's Romil and Jugal, a same sex love story. Bollywood Life praised both Siddhartha and his co-actor Manraj saying that "they prove their calibre as actors".[1] He will be seen in Viu India's new web series Kaushiki in 2018[14][15]

Filmography[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Dil Dosti Etc 2007 Rajesh Solanki
Jolly LLB 2013 Rahul Dewan
24 2013 Bala TV Series
Aadhe Adhure 2014 Ashok
Khamosh Adalat Jaari Hai 2015 Karnik
Romil & Jugal 2017 Romil Kohli Web Series
Kanyadaan 2017 Jaiprakash
Kaushiki 2018 Mrityunjay Sharma Web Series
Four More Shots Please! 2019 Mihir Shah Web Series
Bekaboo 2019 Kiyan Roy/Gulshan Web Series
Raid 2019 Rhonty Talwar TV Movie
Love# 2019 Ishaan TV Movie
Upstarts 2019 Veer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Banerjee, Urmimala (17 April 2017). "Romil and Jugal Review: Manraj Singh and Rajeev Siddhartha are fabulous in this heartwarming tale of same sex relationships". Bollywoodlife.com. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  2. ^ "'Romil And Jugal' shows mirror to society, says Rajeev | Business Standard News". Business-standard.com. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Rajeev Siddhartha - Movies, Biography, News, Age & Photos | BookMyShow". In.bookmyshow.com. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "The stage belongs to all ages - MUMBAI". The Hindu. 22 April 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  6. ^ Mumbai Mirror (5 March 2015). "Reflections from venice - Mumbai Mirror". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Shylock on stage". The Hindu. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  8. ^ "About us". CinePlay. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Hotstar Brings New Storytelling Format With CinePlay, Blending Theatre and Cinema | Technology News". Gadgets.ndtv.com. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Hotstar Originals - CinePlay - Adhe Adhure". YouTube. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Khamosh Adalat Jaari Hai Trailer". YouTube. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  12. ^ https://silverscreen.in/hindi/features/khamosh-adalat-jaari-hain-50-year-old-play-on-womens-right-to-choice-still-finds-relevance/
  13. ^ "Interview: 24's Rajeev Siddhartha Dishes on Working With Anil Kapoor". MissMalini. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  14. ^ [2]
  15. ^ [3]

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