27 November 1977
Udhayanidhi Stalin is an Indian film actor and producer, who has worked on Tamil language films. 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. Ravikumar - Aadhavan (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. 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 postive 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". 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. The success of the film prompted him to continue acting and her later appeared in Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal (2014) and Nanbenda (2015), with both films featuring him opposite Nayantara. He is currently working on a film with Hansika Motwani, Manithan, directed by I. Mueenuddin Ahmed and Thirukumaran's Gethu with Amy Jackson. He has signed up one more film with Kappal director Karthik G. Krish.
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.
|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|
|2009||Aadhavan||Suriya, Nayantara||K. S. Ravikumar|
|2010||Manmadan Ambu||Kamal Haasan, Trisha, Madhavan||K. S. Ravikumar|
|2011||7aum Arivu||Suriya, Shruti Haasan||A. R. Murugadoss|
|2012||Oru Kal Oru Kannadi||Udhayanidhi Stalin, Hansika Motwani, Santhanam||M. Rajesh|
|Neerparavai||Vishnu, Sunaina, Nandita Das||Seenu Ramasamy|
|2013||Vanakkam Chennai||Shiva, Priya Anand, Santhanam||Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi|
|2014||Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal||Udhayanidhi Stalin, Nayantara, Santhanam||S. R. Prabhakaran|
|2015||Nanbenda||Udhayanidhi Stalin, Nayantara, Santhanam||Jagadish|
|2016||Gethu||Udhayanidhi Stalin, Amy Jackson, Sathyaraj, Vikranth||Thirukumaran|
|Manithan||Udhayanidhi Stalin, Hansika Motwani, Prakash Raj||I. Ahmed|
The following films are a list of film which were distributed by Sri Thenandal Films throughout Tamil Nadu, apart from their own productions:
- Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010)
- Madrasapattinam (2010)
- Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010)
- Mynaa (2010)
- Ko (2011)
- Maveeran (2011)
- The Dark Knight Rises (English) (2012)
- Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya (2013)
- Udhayam NH4 (2013)
- Neram (2013)
- Kutti Puli (2013)
- Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer (2013)
- Nedunchaalai (2014)
- Saivam (2014)
- Aranmanai (2014)
- Tamiluku En Ondrai Aluthavum (2015)
- Inimey Ippadithan (2015)
- "Udhayanidhi Stalin – Filmography, Movies, Photos, biography, Wallpapers, Videos, Fan Club". Popcorn.oneindia.in. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
- Scripting a family story. Indianexpress.com (10 February 2010). Retrieved on 18 June 2012.
- Udayanidhi Stalin’s cameo in Aadhavan!. Sify.com (8 July 2009). Retrieved on 18 June 2012.
- "Karthik to direct Udhayanidhi next". Jan 7, 2015.
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