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Siddharth Nigam
Siddharth Nigam.jpg
Born (2000-09-13) 13 September 2000 (age 20)
Allahabad , Uttar Pradesh
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, Gymnast
Years active2011 — present
Known forDhoom 3
Chandra Nandini
Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga
Parent(s)
  • Vibha Nigam (mother)
RelativesAbhishek Nigam (brother)

Siddharth Nigam (born 13 September 2000)[1][2] is an Indian actor who works in Indian television and films. He is known for his role as young Sahir and Samar in Dhoom 3. He played young Mauryan prince Ashoka in Colors TV's Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat and Prince Bindusara in StarPlus's Chandra Nandini. From 2018 to 2021, he portrayed Aladdin in Sony SAB's Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga.

Nigam is one of India's most sought-after actors. In 2020, he became the youngest Indian actor to reach the one-million subscribers milestone on YouTube.[3]

Early life

Nigam was brought up in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.[4][5] He completed his tenth class studies at Khelgaon Public School, where he practiced for gymnastics.[4] Later he moved to Mumbai from Allahabad.[5] Nigam has won a gold medal in parallel bar and a silver medal in high bar at 58th National School Games, Pune.[6] He has an elder brother (Abhishek Nigam) who is also an actor and his mother runs an NGO and a beauty parlour.[6][7]

Nigam started off as a gymnast. He was selected on the national-level gymnastics, where he won a gold medal.[8]

Career

Nigam started his acting career in 2011 by appearing in a Bournvita advertisement.[8] After watching him in advertisement, makers of the film Dhoom 3 called him for an audition to play the Young Sahir/Samar.[9] The film was directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, and it was released on 20 December 2013.[10] Taran Adarsh of the entertainment portal Bollywood Hungama reviewed, "Siddharth Nigam is a talent to watch out for. He's superb!"[11] Writing for India Today Suhani Singh said, "He lights up the screen with his self-assured performance and charming presence."[12]

After his successful debut in film, he debuted on television with the role of Young Rudra in the mythological drama series Maha Kumbh: Ek Rahasaya, Ek Kahani.[13] The show aired on 15 December 2014 on Life Ok television.[14][15]

In February 2015, Nigam was seen in the historical drama series Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat where he played the lead role of Young Ashoka.[16][17] For his performance in the series, he received fame and critical acclaim, and won Zee Gold Award for Best Actor Debut - Male, Television Style Awards for Most Stylish Debut - Male,[18] Lions Gold Awards and Indian Telly Awards for Best Child Actor - male, Indian Television Academy Award 2015 for Desh Ka Ladla.[19][20] In 2016 he won Golden Petal Awards for Favourite Child Actor.

On 15 February 2015, Nigam appeared as a guest in a special Mahashivratri episode on Comedy Nights with Kapil.[21] In 2016, he was seen in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 as a contestant and later as Young Shivaji in Peshwa Bajirao. In 2017, he portrayed the character of Bindusara, the son of Emperor Chandragupta Maurya in Chandra Nandini, along with his brother Abhishek, who played Bhadraketu.

From 2018 to 2021, he played Aladdin in Sony SAB's Aladdin—Naam Toh Suna Hoga which made him quite popular in the youth.

He also get featured in numerous music videos latest being Teri Aadat.

Apart from featuring in music videos, he has also launched own his music label Bon Bros Records with his brother Abhishek Nigam.

Nigam will next star in a film named The Shoonyah: Chapter 1 - Blow of The War Horns.[22]

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Director Notes
2013 Dhoom 3 Young Sahir/Samar Vijay Krishna Acharya
2017 Munna Michael Young Munna Michael Sabbir Khan
2021 The Shoonyah: Chapter 1 - Blow of The War Horns Deepak SV Upcoming project

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Maha Kumbh: Ek Rahasaya, Ek Kahani Young Rudra Lead Role (Child)
2015-2016 Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat Prince Ashoka
2016 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 Himself
2017 Peshwa Bajirao Young Shivaji[23]
Chandra Nandini Crown Prince Bindusara Lead Role
2018–2021 Aladdin - Naam Toh Suna Hoga Aladdin
2019 Kitchen Champion Himself Guest
2020 Baalveer Returns Aladdin
2020 Kuch Smiles Ho Jayein... with Alia Aladdin
2021-present Hero – Gayab Mode On Shivaay Lead Role

Music videos

Year Title Co-star Singer Label Notes
2018 Tu Naa Aaya Shyamoli Sanghi Shyamoli Sanghi Zee Music Company Debut Music Video
2019 Zaroori Hai Kya Ishq Mein Jannat Zubair Rahmani Meet Bros ft. Papon MB Music
Yaari Hai Tony Kakkar, Riyaz Aly Tony Kakkar Desi Music Factory
Gal Karke Anushka Sen Asees Kaur Desi Music Factory
Attachment Avneet Kaur Ravneet Singh Bon Bros Records Released by his own label BonBros Records
2020 Luck Di Kasam Ramji Gulati, Mack T-Series
Tu Mera Bhai Hai Abhishek Nigam, Alam Khan & Ravish Khanna Ravish Khanna Bon Bros Records Special Appearance
Ringtone Jannat Zubair Rahmani Preetinder, Vicky Sandhu Desi Music Factory LockDown Release
2021 Chup[24] Ritika Badiani Vikas BGBNG Music
Teri Aadat Anushka Sen Abhi Dutt Blive Music

Awards

Year Award Category Show Ref.
2015 Indian Television Academy Awards Most Promising Child Star
(Desh Ka Laadla)
Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat [19][25]
Zee Gold Awards Best Actor Debut (Male) [20]
Lions Gold Awards Best Child Actor (Male) [26]
Indian Telly Awards [27]
Television Style Awards Most Stylish Debut - Male
2016 Gold Petal Awards Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat
2018 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Male) Aladdin - Naam Toh Suna Hoga
2019 Zee Gold Awards People's Favorite TV Actor [28]
2020 Most Sought After Influencer Award [citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ "EXCLUSIVE- Aladdin's Siddharth Nigam shares his birthday plans; talks about his surprise party". The Times of India.
  2. ^ "From Jannat Zubair to Ashnoor Kaur; here's how these teenage sensations are rocking the internet with their sass and style". The Times of India.
  3. ^ Service, Tribune News. "Siddharth Nigam is India's youngest actor to reach one million followers on YouTube". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Meet junior Aamir Khan of 'Dhoom 3'". The Indian Express. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Siddharth Nigam: I feel I resemble Emperor Ashoka". The Times of India. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  6. ^ a b Lipika Varma (13 October 2015). "An Olympic medal is all I want, says Siddharth Nigam". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Television stars share their special Mother's Day messages". Deccan Chronicle. 9 May 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  8. ^ a b Lakshmi, K. (18 October 2015). "No sabhas? Well, there is always television". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  9. ^ Varma, Lipika (11 October 2015). "An Olympic medalis all I want: Siddharth Nigam". The Asian Age. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  10. ^ Subhash K Jha (27 December 2013). "Meet the young Aamir Khan in Dhoom 3". Rediff.com. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  11. ^ Adarsh, Taran (20 December 2013). "Dhoom 3". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  12. ^ Singh, Suhani (20 December 2013). "Movie review: Dhoom 3 on par with Hollywood's action flicks". India Today. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Lost & found". The Tribune (Chandigarh). 15 December 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  14. ^ Natasha Coutinho (25 November 2014). "Young Siddharth Nigam is fearless". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  15. ^ ""I am sure it will be a game-changer," says Gautam Rode about ' Maha Kumbh'". Deccan Chronicle. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Siddharth Nigam, Sumit Kaul and Pallavi Subhash roped in for Ashoka". The Indian Express. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  17. ^ Srabanti Chakrabarti (1 March 2015). "Simulating regality". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Siddharth Nigam receives the 'Most Stylish Debut'". The Times of India. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  19. ^ a b Prarthna Sarkar (7 September 2015). "ITA Awards 2015 Complete Winners List: Karan Patel, Shakti Arora, Radhika Madan, Anita Hassanandani and Others Win Big". International Business Times. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  20. ^ a b Prarthna Sarkar (22 June 2015). "Zee Gold Awards 2015 Highlights, Complete Winners' List: 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein' Bags Most Honours; Karan-Divyanka's Romance Steals the Show". International Business Times. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  21. ^ Anu James (13 February 2015). "'Comedy Nights with Kapil': Colors TV Celebs Grace Special Mahashivratri Episode". International Business Times. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  22. ^ THE SHOONYAH: Chapter One -Blow of the War horns | Official Trailer | Siddharth Nigam | DREAMEREGO, retrieved 30 March 2021
  23. ^ "Ashoka's Siddharth Nigam to now play young Chatrapati Shivaji". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  24. ^ "Siddharth Nigam, Rits Badiani's song 'Chup' on millennial love and sacrifice will leave you emotional; Watch". Bollywood Bubble. 26 February 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  25. ^ "The Indian Television Academy Awards 2015 winners". The Indian Television Academy Awards. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  26. ^ "22nd Lions Gold Awards: Naagin Adaa Khan, Mona Iqbal Bag Awards List Pic". filmibeat.com.
  27. ^ "Indian Telly Awards 2015: Karan Patel, Kapil Sharma winners". Times of India.
  28. ^ "Gold Awards 2019". Zee5. Retrieved 8 February 2021.

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