Sid Mallya

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Sid Mallya
Mallya at GQ Most Stylish Man awards event (2011)
Sidhartha Vijay Mallya

(1987-05-07) May 7, 1987 (age 36)[1][2]
Occupation(s)Model, actor
RelativesVittal Mallya (grandfather)

Sidhartha Vijay Mallya (born May 7, 1987)[1][2] is an Indian and American actor and model.[3][4][5] He registered with the Screen Actors Guild as Sid Mallya, saying he chose the stage name to try to avoid being typecast in stereotypical roles.[3] He appeared in a sex comedy film entitled Brahman Naman.[6] He has also hosted an online video show, appeared as a guest judge and host on the Kingfisher Calendar Girl selection show, and worked as a model.

Mallya is the son of the Indian fugitive former businessman Vijay Mallya,[7] the former chairman of UB Group (an Indian conglomerate that is primarily in the alcoholic beverages business),[8][9] and the grandson of Vittal Mallya, who was the company's previous chairman.

He also worked as director of the IPL cricket team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), which was owned by his father at the time, and as a marketing manager for Guinness (a product of Diageo, a large drinks company closely tied to his father's business). In 2010 he also became one of the directors of the football club Mohun Bagan when his father stepped down as director.[10][11]

Early life and education[edit]

Siddharth Mallya was born in Los Angeles, California, to Indian businessman Vijay Mallya and former airline hostess Samira Mallya (née Tyabjee).[12] His father is of a Konkani background. Shortly after Siddharth's birth, the family moved to England, where he was primarily raised. The family also lived part of the time in Dubai (in the United Arab Emirates).[7] At the age of 15, he started boarding school at Papplewick School in Ascot and then went to Wellington College, Berkshire, where he passed his GCSEs and A Levels. He then attended Queen Mary University of London, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in business management.[7] While at the university, he also played on its field hockey team.[13]

In 2016, he was awarded a diploma supplement for a Master of Arts degree in Acting for Screen from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama of the University of London.[2]


After graduating from university, Mallya spent a year working for drinks giant Diageo, as an assistant brand manager on Guinness.[14]

At the beginning of 2010, he became director of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) IPL cricket team, which is owned by UB Group (his father's company).[15][16] While he was at the RCB, he oversaw the team's "Green Initiatives", which led to RCB claiming to be the world's first carbon-neutral sports team through fan engagement.[17][18] In 2012, he launched an online chat show called No Boundaries.[19][20] The show was written and hosted by him, and its episodes were posted on the team's web site.[21] The website show primarily featured players from the RCB cricket team.[19]

Later that year, he appeared as the lead presenter and judge on "The Hunt for The Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2013" on the NDTV Good Times channel.[22] He made his ramp modeling debut during Lakme Fashion Week 2012 as the show stopper for designer Komal Sood.[23] He followed this up by walking for designers Shantanu and Nikhil during Indian Bridal Week.[24]

In the latter half of 2013, Mallya was selected as one of 20 to participate in the ABC Talent Showcase, a platform and training program for aspiring talents, out of more than 7000 applicants.[3][25][26] In 2014, he launched a YouTube show called Sid Sessions.[27]

Mallya made his feature film debut in the sex comedy film Brahman Naman directed by Q and produced by Steve Barron where he played Ronnie, a cricket-playing jock, who is rich, good-looking, and popular with girls.[28][29]

Television and web appearances[edit]

Year Show Role
2011 The Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl Self (guest judge)[30]
2012–2013 No Boundaries with Sid Mallya Self (host and writer)[19][20][21]
2013 Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl Self (host and judge)[31]


Year Film Role Notes
2016 Brahman Naman
(an Indian comedy film shown at the Sundance Film Festival and released exclusively on Netflix)[32]
Ronnie Released
2016 Best Fake Friends[33] Vin Released
2020 Bad Boy Billionaires: India
(a three-part Netflix documentary series with an episode focused on his father)
Himself 1 Episode

Awards and accolades[edit]

  • Hello! India Hall of Fame Awards Celebutante of the year 2010[34]
  • Rotary Vocational Excellence Award 2010[35]
  • GQ Men of The Year Awards – Most stylish man in India 2011[36]
  • Power Brands Hall of Fame Awards (for work on RCB) 2011[37]
  • HT Café Mumbai's Most Stylish Awards 2011[38]
  • Top 5 of India's Sexiest Bachelor show on Big CBS Prime 2011[39]
  • Panasonic Green Globe Foundation Awards special honour 2012[40]
  • Ivy Sports Symposium "10 Next" of the next generation of sports industry leaders 2012[41]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2012, Mallya was a running enthusiast, having taken part in two Mumbai Marathons, the London Marathon and the Delhi Half Marathon.[42]


  1. ^ a b "Amidst Vijay Mallya's tryst with the authorities, Siddharth had a helluva birthday". The Economic Times. May 15, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Diploma Supplement (Instagram photo post by Sid Mallya)". November 21, 2016. Archived from the original on December 24, 2021. Retrieved July 26, 2017 – via Instagram.
  3. ^ a b c Aravind, Indulekha (June 4, 2014). "Mallya scion gives up family business to pursue an acting career". Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "Drunk, pole dancing outside strip club is OK with Freida Pinto, dating Sid Mallya is not". American Bazaar. December 2, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "Not easy to read things being written about dad: Sid Mallya". Pinkvilla. April 21, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.[dead link]
  6. ^ Sen, Zinia (January 12, 2017). "Sidharth Mallya part of Gandu-maker Q's next!". The Times of India. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "Sidhartha Mallya Net Worth". December 21, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  8. ^ "Siddharth Mallya takes over Bagan from dad". New Indian Express. December 20, 2010. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
  9. ^ "Son replaces father as Mohun Bagan chairman". The Statesman. February 22, 2013. Archived from the original on February 22, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  10. ^ "Vijay Mallya hands over Mohun Bagan baton to son". Hindustan Times. December 20, 2010. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  11. ^ "Mallya steps down as Bagan director to meet AFC criteria". The Times of India. December 20, 2010. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  12. ^ "Unseen Pictures of Vijay Mallya and Wives". Daily Bhaskar. November 27, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2017.[dead link]
  13. ^ Dalal, Mihir (March 7, 2013). "Free Spirit: Siddharth Mallya". LiveMint. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  14. ^ Nayyar, Dhiraj (March 3, 2012). "Corporate India inheritors 2012: Sidhartha Mallya". India Today. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  15. ^ "Jadeja hits it big in closely fought IPL 5 auction". Hindu Business Line. February 4, 2012. Archived from the original on July 27, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  16. ^ Joshi, Aniket (January 10, 2012). "RCB director Siddharth Mallya runs to look good". Cricket Country. Archived from the original on February 14, 2015.
  17. ^ "Siddharth Mallya's green initiative". Bollywood Mantra. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  18. ^ "RCB, a carbon-neutral team". The Hindu. May 15, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2013.[dead link]
  19. ^ a b c KBR, Upala (April 12, 2012). "Sidhartha Mallya hosts his own IPL show". The Times of India. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  20. ^ a b "Siddharth Mallya to make TV debut". Gulf News. September 22, 2012. Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  21. ^ a b "Sid Mallya presents No Boundaries". Royal Challengers Bangalore official website (archived). Archived from the original on March 4, 2013.
  22. ^ "Siddhartha Mallya to make TV debut with Kingfisher Calendar Girl hunt". NDTV. September 21, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  23. ^ "Siddharth Mallya in tuxedo, Amy Jackson in sari at LFW". India Today. August 4, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  24. ^ "Sidhartha Mallya walks in Bridal Fashion Week". September 16, 2012. Archived from the original on December 4, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  25. ^ MissMalini (December 18, 2013). "Sid Mallya not as easy as ABC". Retrieved September 16, 2014 – via YouTube.
  26. ^ Tanwar, Sarita A. (December 23, 2013). "Siddarth Mallya on his journey from Richie Rich to struggling actor in Los Angeles". DNAIndia. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  27. ^ Mallya, Sid (October 28, 2014). "#SidSessions: Ep. 1 – Kick starts by answering all the obscure questions!". Retrieved October 28, 2014 – via YouTube.
  28. ^ PTI (April 29, 2015). "Siddharth Mallya takes the plunge into acting". The Hindu. Retrieved February 26, 2017.[dead link]
  29. ^ "After B Naman, Sid Mallya signs his second international film project – Homecoming". Bollywood Life. August 4, 2015. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  30. ^ Keshri, Kalyani Prasad (June 29, 2011). "Siddharth Mallya becomes India's Most Desirable". One India. Retrieved November 27, 2013.[dead link]
  31. ^ Bari, Nishat (September 29, 2012). "Sidhartha Mallya to host and judge latest edition of Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl". India Today. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  32. ^ Bhushan, Nyay (January 13, 2016). "'Brahman Naman' to Premiere Globally on Netflix". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  33. ^ "Best Fake Friends". Amazon. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  34. ^ "Times of India Publications". The Times of India. Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  35. ^ "Mr. Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, ZEEL presented the Rotary Vocational Excellence Award 2010!". Zee Television. Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  36. ^ Smita G. (September 30, 2011). "GQ Men of the year 2011 awards winners". Pinkvilla. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  37. ^ "Power Brands Hall of Fame 2011". Business and Economy. January 19, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  38. ^ "Arjun Rampal photos | Siddharth Mallya and Arjun Rampal at HT Café Most Stylish Awards 2011 at ITC Parel in Mumbai". December 21, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2013.[dead link]
  39. ^ "John, Ranbir, Abhay, Shahid or Siddhartha – Who is India's sexiest bachelor?". September 5, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2013.[dead link]
  40. ^ Muthanna, Anjali (February 15, 2012). "Sid Mallya gets green award". The Times of India. Archived from the original on September 5, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  41. ^ Long, Michael (October 23, 2012). "The 10 Next Class of 2012". SportsPro. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  42. ^ Ferro, Ashwin (January 10, 2012). "Running makes you look good, says Sidhartha Mallya". Mid-Day. Retrieved November 27, 2013.[dead link]

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