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Siddharth Nigam
Siddharth Nigam.jpg
Nigam at Colors's annual bash in 2016
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
OccupationActor, Gymnast
Years active2011 - present
RelativesAbhishek Nigam (brother)

Siddharth Nigam is an Indian actor,[1] who works in Indian television and films and is known for his roles of Sahir/Samar in Dhoom 3 and Ashoka in Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat.[2] He is currently seen as Aladdin in Sab TV's Aladdin—Naam Toh Suna Hoga.[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) 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]


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 K9 Productions comedy/talk series 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 in Chandra Nandini. Currently he is seen as Aladdin in Sab TV's Aladdin—Naam Toh Suna Hoga.


Year Title Role
2013 Dhoom 3 Young Sahir/Samar


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Maha Kumbh: Ek Rahasaya, Ek Kahani Young Rudra Lead Role (Child)
2015 Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat Young Ashoka
2017 Peshwa Bajirao Young Shivaji[22] Lead Role
Chandra Nandini Bindusara
2018 - present Aladdin - Naam Toh Suna Hoga Aladdin/Ali

Bigg Boss 09 Young Ashoka Grand Performance on Grand Finale
2019 Bigg Boss 14 Himself Contestant
2016 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9


Year Award Category Show Ref.
2015 Indian Television Academy Awards Most Promising Child Star
(Desh Ka Laadla)
Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat [19][23]
Zee Gold Awards Best Actor Debut (Male) [20]
Lions Gold Awards Best Child Actor (Male) [24]
Television Style Awards Most Stylish Debut [18]
Indian Telly Awards Best Child Actor (Male) [25]
2016 Golden Petal Awards Favourite Child Actor [26]

See also




  1. ^ "From Siddharth Nigam, Jannat Zubair Rehmani to Avneet Kaur: Young brigade take over TV".
  2. ^ "Siddharth Nigam aka Ashoka finalised; Yuvika Chaudhary approached for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa".
  3. ^ "Siddharth Nigam and Avneet Kaur in SAB TV's fantasy drama Aladdin". The Indian Express. 12 May 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  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". 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. ^ a b "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. ^ "Ashoka's Siddharth Nigam to now play young Chatrapati Shivaji". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  23. ^ "The Indian Television Academy Awards 2015 winners". The Indian Television Academy Awards. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  24. ^ "22nd Lions Gold Awards: Naagin Adaa Khan, Mona Iqbal Bag Awards List Pic".
  25. ^ "Indian Telly Awards 2015: Karan Patel, Kapil Sharma winners". Times of India.
  26. ^ "Golden Petal Awards 2016 winners: Varun Kapoor, Helly Shah, Mouni Roy, Sudha Chandran take home trophies". International Business Times.

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