Siddharth Kannan

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Siddharth Kannan
Born
NationalityIndian
OccupationTV and radio host, announcer, voice-over actor, film critic[1][2][3]
Years active1994-present
Height6ft 2 in (186 cm)
Spouse(s)Neha Kannan (2 Feb 2014)
Websitewww.siddharthkannan.com

Siddharth Kannan is an Indian television and radio host, announcer, voice-over actor and a film critic.

Early life and background[edit]

He was born in New Delhi to parents V.Kannan and Radha Kannan, Sid K as he is popularly known as, moved to Kolkata with them and then spent 8 years in Lucknow and finally moved base with his family to Mumbai in 1994.

Career[edit]

Radio[edit]

At the age of 14, Siddharth joined Times FM as a Radio Host. He holds the record for becoming the youngest radio host in India.[4] In 1997, while at college, he joined Radio Star on 107.1 FM and hosted a show with Cyrus Broacha called ‘Miranda Char Baje Band Baje’. He started India’s first radio school called ‘Wild on Air’ in 1999. Emirates 2 FM in Dubai syndicated their Hindi shows to him, for whom he hosted and produced shows from Mumbai.[5] He also produced and hosted shows for Rediff Radio on rediff.com. In 2009,He started an A list Bollywood celebrity chat show ‘Meow Starburst’ on Meow 104.8fm.[6] Later called as ‘Oye talkies’ and then re-christened as ‘Bollywood Khul Ke ‘ on Oye 104.8FM(a TV Today Network initiative).[7][8][9] Sid K has interviewed Amitabh Bachchan,Shahrukh Khan,Salman Khan,Himesh Reshammiya,Aamir Khan,Ranbir Kapoor,Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif amongst others [10]

Television[edit]

He hosted his first TV show in 2006 –’Santa and Banta Newz Unlimited’ with renowned singer and rapper Baba Sehgal on Zoom.[11] In 2010,Sid started his next TV show ‘See Taare Mastiii Mein’ –An ‘A list’ celebrity chat show on Mastiii.[12][13][14] In 2012,he was the commentator on ‘Ring Ka King’ on Colors produced by Endomol India and backed by Total NonStop Action Wrestling (TNA).[15][16][17] In 2014,he was one of the hosts of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi and in the same year he was the host of the inaugural season of the Champions Tennis League on Sony Six.[18] [19]

On 10 May 2017, Siddharth Kannan was the official red carpet host of the Justin Bieber concert at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai.[20][21]

Career[edit]

Radio[edit]

At the age of 14, Siddharth joined Times FM as a Radio Host. He holds the record for becoming the youngest radio host in India.[22] In 1997, while at college, he joined Radio Star on 107.1 FM and hosted a show with Cyrus Broacha called ‘Miranda Char Baje Band Baje’. He started India’s first radio school called ‘Wild on Air’ in 1999. Emirates 2 FM in Dubai syndicated their Hindi shows to him, for whom he hosted and produced shows from Mumbai.[23] He also produced and hosted shows for Rediff Radio on rediff.com. In 2009,He started an A list Bollywood celebrity chat show ‘Meow Starburst’ on Meow 104.8fm.[24] Later called as ‘Oye talkies’ and then re-christened as ‘Bollywood Khul Ke ‘ on Oye 104.8FM(a TV Today Network initiative).[25][26][27] Sid K has interviewed Amitabh Bachchan,Shahrukh Khan,Salman Khan,Aamir Khan,Ranbir Kapoor,Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif amongst others [28]

Television[edit]

He hosted his first TV show in 2006 –’Santa and Banta Newz Unlimited’ with renowned singer and rapper Baba Sehgal on Zoom.[29] In 2010,Sid started his next TV show ‘See Taare Mastiii Mein’ –An ‘A list’ celebrity chat show on Mastiii.[30][31][32] In 2012,he was the commentator on ‘Ring Ka King’ on Colors produced by Endomol India and backed by Total NonStop Action Wrestling (TNA).[33][34][35] In 2014,he was one of the hosts of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi and in the same year he was the host of the inaugural season of the Champions Tennis League on Sony Six.[36] In 2015 he started hosting ' Fit and Famous' a chat show on fitness with Corporate Icons and Bollywood Stars on Tata Sky's Actve Fitness.[37] He won accolades for hosting the 'Super Fight League' a leading mixed martial arts league on Sony ESPN in 2017.[38]

Voice Overs[edit]

He has been the voice over artist for the IIFA AWARDS (2000-2014), Filmfare Awards and Stardust Awards.[39]

Year Shows
2000-2004 IIFA AWARDS
2008 Ford Super Model India
2011 Femina Miss India South
2012 IIFA Weekend Singapore amongst others.
2013 Femina Miss India Delhi[40]
2014 IIFA World Premiere (Tampa bay)[41]
2014 IIFA Stomp (Tampa Bay,Usa)[42]
2014 Provogue Men’s Xp Mr.India World
2014 Filmfare Awards
2014 Avengers-Age of Ultron (official Hindi trailer)
2014 Spectre (official Hindi trailer-James Bond film)
2015 Gima Awards
2016 Renault Star Guild Awards

Personal life[edit]

Sid K’s parents are retired Corporate executives. His elder brother Hrishikesh Kannan,also known as Hrishi K,is a radio host and voice over artist in India.[43][44][45] Siddharth married Neha in 2014 in Chennai and Mumbai.[46][47][48][49][50][51]

TV shows[edit]

Year Shows
2006 Santa and Banta Newz Unlimited on Zoom
2008 Planet Bollywood on Zoom
2010 See Taare Mastiii Mein on Mastiii
2012 Ring Ka King on Colors
2014 Star Sports Pro Kabaddi on Star Sports
2014 Champions Tennis league on Sony Six
2015 Fit And Famous on Tata Sky Active Fitness
2016 Star Special on Mtunes
2017 Super Fight League on Sony ESPN

Radio shows[edit]

Year Shows
1994 Campus Capers on Times FM
1995 Thursday Night Take off on Times FM
1996 Yamaha First on Times FM
1997 Purab Paschim Masala on Radio Star
1998 Miranda Chaar Baje Band Baje on “All India Radio”
1999 East West Masala on All India Radio
2009 Meow Starburst on Meow 104.8fm
2011-2013 Oye Talkies on Oye104.8fm
2013 – present Bollywood Khul Ke on Oye104.8fm
2016 – present Ishq Khul Ke on Ishq 104.8FM
2017 – present Bollywood Hat Ke on London's Lyca Radio

Achievements[edit]

Year Award Event
2007 Best TV Host 14th Lions Golds Award
2011 Best Radio Host Newsmakers Achievers Awards
2013 Best Chat Show host on TV Tassel Fashion and Lifestyle Awards
2013 Best Emcee Live Quotient Awards (Event Faqs)
2014 Best Emcee Tassel Fashion and Lifestyle Awards

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Ankur Arora Murder Case Scores High on Critic Reviews". Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Bollywood Uncensored". Retrieved 16 April 2015.
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  8. ^ "Salman Khan discloses only on Oye 104.8 FM!". 16 August 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Bipasha reveals she's in love with 'Brad'". 7 September 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Hrithik Roshan & Katrina Kaif with Siddharth Kannan shaking their legs@launch of Bang Bang inspired Pantaloons Collection". Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Himesh Reshmmiya on the 50th episode of Santa & Banta Newz Unlimited on Zoom". 25 June 2007. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Siddharth Kannan is back on Television". 10 December 2010. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Salman Khan, Siddharth Kannan at IIFA Press meet to announce Chillar Film and Environment initiatives in Taj Land's End". 5 June 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
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  18. ^ "Bigg Boss 8:Siddharth Kannan offered Big Boss". Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  19. ^ "When Siddharth Kannan Challenged Tiger Shroff". Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  20. ^ "Jacqueline wants to teach Justin Bieber Bollywood dance! IndiaGlitz". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  21. ^ "Do you know who will host the Red Carpet for the Justin Bieber concert?". RadioandMusic. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
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  26. ^ "Salman Khan discloses only on Oye 104.8 FM!". 16 August 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  27. ^ "Bipasha reveals she's in love with 'Brad'". 7 September 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
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  36. ^ "Bigg Boss 8:Siddharth Kannan offered Big Boss". Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  37. ^ "Salman at Suniel Shetty's Fitness Channel Launch". Retrieved 3 October 2015.
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  39. ^ "A voice for all stages". 9 February 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  40. ^ "Pond's Femina Miss India, Delhi 2013". Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  41. ^ "Do the Tampa". 27 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  42. ^ "SIDDHARTH KANNAN fires up the crowd at STOMP". 23 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  43. ^ "Ace TV and Radio Host Siddharth Kannan finds his Soul Mate Neha Agarwal!!". Retrieved 1 April 2015.
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  49. ^ "Siddharth Kannan and Neha Agarwal's star-studded wedding reception". 5 February 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
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