Udhayanidhi Stalin

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Udhayanidhi Stalin
Udhayanidhi Stalin at 60th South Filmfare Awards 2013.jpg
Udhayanidhi at 60th South Indian Flimfare Awards 2013
Born Udhayanidhi Stalin
(1977-11-27) 27 November 1977 (age 39)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film Producer, Actor
Years active 2008–present
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Spouse(s) Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi
Children 2
Parent(s) M. K. Stalin (father)
Durga Stalin ( mother)
Relatives M. Karunanidhi (grandfather)
Arulnithi Tamilarasu (cousin)
Dayanidhi Azhagiri (cousin)
Senthamarai (sister)
M. K. Kanimozhi(aunt)

Udhayanidhi Stalin is an Indian film producer and actor, who has worked on Tamil language films.[1][2] The grandson of politician M. Karunanidhi, Udhayanidhi Stalin entered the film industry as a film producer and distributor with his production studio, Red Giant Movies, and made films including Kuruvi (2008), Aadhavan (2009) and Manmadan Ambu (2010). He subsequently made his debut as an actor through the romantic comedy, Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012), and has since continued producing and starring in his own films.


Udhayanidhi Stalin's first film as a producer with Red Giant Movies was Kuruvi (2008) starring Vijay and Trisha, while he also produced two films directed by K. S. RavikumarAadhavan (2009) starring Suriya and Kamal Haasan's Manmadan Ambu (2010). He also produced AR Murugadoss's science fiction film 7aum Arivu (2011), while he also worked as a distributor, gaining success through his four releases in 2010 such as Gautham Menon's Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, Vijay's Madrasapattinam, Rajesh's Boss Engira Bhaskaran and Prabhu Solomon's Mynaa.

Udhayanidhi had featured in a cameo appearance as an actor in Aadhavan, while turned down the opportunity to feature as an actor in Pandiraj's village drama, Vamsam (2010), fearing he would not suit the role.[3] In 2012, Udhayanidhi then debuted as a lead actor in M. Rajesh's romantic comedy Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012) co-starring Hansika Motwani and Santhanam. The film opened to positive reviews, with Udhayanidhi winning positive reviews for his performance of an unemployed youth. Behindwoods.com noted "Udhay’s portrayal of Saravanan is neat and enjoyable and he scores well in his debut heroic film", adding that he "impresses", while Sify.com added "Udhay's debut is promising and hats off to him to underplay his role".[4][5] Oru Kal Oru Kannadi performed well and became a profitable venture at the box office and Udhayanidhi also won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance.[6] The success of the film prompted him to continue acting and he later appeared in Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal (2014) and Nanbenda (2015), with both films featuring him opposite Nayantara. Then He worked on a film Gethu (2016) With Amy Jackson directed by "Maan karate" Thirukumaran and then he performed in the courtroom drama Manithan with Hansika Motwani, directed by Ahmed.a remake of the Hindi film Jolly LLB. He has signed up for two more films with Director Gaurav and Director suseenthiran.

Udhayanidhi is the son of politician M. K. Stalin and the grandson of M. Karunanidhi, a former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Several of his relatives have been actively involved in politics and Tamil cinema since the 1960s, while his cousins Arulnithi and Dayanidhi Azhagiri are also active in films as an actor and producer, respectively. Udhayanidhi is married to Kiruthiga, who heads the lifestyle magazine Inbox 1305; while, she also directed the film Vanakkam Chennai (2013) for Red Giant Movies.[7]


As actor[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Aadhavan Servant Guest appearance
2012 Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Saravanan Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South
Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Male Debutant
2013 Vanakkam Chennai Flat tenant Guest appearance
2014 Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal Kathirvelan
2015 Nannbenda Sathya
2016 Gethu Sethu
Manithan Sakthivel
2017 Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen Saravanan
Podhuvaga En Manasu Thangam TBA Filming
Ippadai Vellum TBA Filming

As producer[edit]

Year Title
2008 Kuruvi
2009 Aadhavan
2010 Manmadan Ambu
2011 7aum Arivu
2012 Oru Kal Oru Kannadi
2013 Vanakkam Chennai
2014 Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal
2015 Nannbenda
2016 Gethu
2017 Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen

2017 Karuna nithi

As distributor[edit]

The following films are the list of films which were distributed by Red giant movies throughout Tamil Nadu, apart from their own productions


  1. ^ Scripting a family story. Indianexpress.com (10 February 2010). Retrieved on 18 June 2012.
  2. ^ Udayanidhi Stalin’s cameo in Aadhavan!. Sify.com (8 July 2009). Retrieved on 18 June 2012.
  3. ^ Udhayanidhi was the first choice for Vamsam – Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2015-05-24). Retrieved on 2016-06-24.
  4. ^ Review : Oru Kal Oru Kannadi. Sify.com. Retrieved on 2016-06-24.
  5. ^ Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Review – Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Movie Review. Behindwoods.com. Retrieved on 2016-06-24.
  6. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/okok-immensely-watchable-fare/article3847867.ece
  7. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/saying-hello/article4985398.ece