Udhayanidhi Stalin

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Udhayanidhi Stalin
Udhayanidhi Stalin at 60th South Filmfare Awards 2013.jpg
Udhayanidhi at South Filmfare Awards 2013
Youth Wing Secretary of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Assumed office
4 July 2019
PresidentM. K. Stalin
Secretary GeneralK. Anbazhagan
Preceded byM. P. Saminathan [1]
Personal details
Udhayanidhi Stalin

(1977-11-27) 27 November 1977 (age 42)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Political partyDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Spouse(s)Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi
ParentsM. K. Stalin (father)
Durga Stalin (mother)
RelativesM. Karunanidhi (grandfather)
Arulnithi Tamilarasu (cousin)
Dayanidhi Azhagiri (cousin)
Senthamarai Sabareesan (sister)
M. K. Kanimozhi (aunt)
ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu , India
Alma materLoyola College, Chennai

Udayanidhi Stalin is an Indian film producer and actor, who has worked on Tamil-language films.[2][3] He 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) and Manmadan Ambu (2010), starring Kamal Haasan. He produced AR Murugadoss's science fiction film 7aum Arivu (2011), while also working as a distributor, achieving success through his four 2010 releases: Gautham Menon's Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, Vijay's Madrasapattinam, Rajesh's Boss Engira Bhaskaran and Prabhu Solomon's Mynaa.

Stalin had featured in a cameo appearance as an actor in Aadhavan, while turning down the opportunity to feature as an actor in Pandiraj's village drama, Vamsam (2010), fearing he would not suit the role.[4] Stalin then began work as an actor on Mysskin's Yuddham Sei (2011) and participated in the shoot for a few days, before opting out of the film citing that he wanted to debut with a comedy film.[5] In 2012, Stalin debuted as a lead actor in M. Rajesh's romantic comedy Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012), co-starring with Hansika Motwani and Santhanam. Stalin received positive 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", while Sify.com added: "Udhay's debut is promising and hats off to him to underplay his role".[6][7] Stalin won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance.[8]

The success of Oru Kal Oru Kannadi prompted Stalin to continue acting and he appeared in Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal (2014) and Nanbenda (2015), both films featuring him opposite Nayantara. He worked on Gethu (2016), with Amy Jackson and then performed in the courtroom drama Manithan (2016), with Hansika Motwani, a remake of the Hindi film Jolly LLB.

Personal life[edit]

Udhayanidhi Stalin is the son of former Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M. K. Stalin and the grandson of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu late M. Karunanidhi. He did schooling in Don Bosco and his degree in Visual Communications from Loyala College in Chennai.[9] Several of his relatives have been actively involved in politics and Tamil cinema since the 1960s. His cousins Arulnithi and Dayanidhi Azhagiri are an actor and producer, respectively. He is married to Kiruthiga, who heads the lifestyle magazine Inbox 1305; she also directed the film Vanakkam Chennai (2013) for Red Giant Movies and Kaali.

Political Career[edit]

Udhayanidhi Started his political life as Secretary of Youth Wing in Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on July 4th 2019. Before, he started his Political life he Started Campaigning all over Tamil Nadu in 2019 Lok sabha Elections for the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and its alliance parties.


As actor[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Aadhavan Servant Guest appearance
2012 Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Saravanan SIIMA Award for Best Male Debutant
Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South
Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Newcomer Actor
2013 Vanakkam Chennai Flat tenant Guest appearance
2014 Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal Kathirvelan
2015 Nannbenda Sathya
2016 Gethu Sethu
Manithan Sakthivel
2017 Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen Saravanan
Podhuvaga Emmanasu Thangam Ganesh
Ippadai Vellum Madhusoodhanan
2018 Nimir Selvam
2019 Kanne Kalaimaane Kamala Kannan
2020 Psycho Gauthaman Post-production
2020 Kannai Nambathey Arun Filming


  1. ^ "Another son traces dad's footsteps, rises in the DMK". The Times of India. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  2. ^ Scripting a family story. Indianexpress.com (10 February 2010). Retrieved on 18 June 2012.
  3. ^ Udayanidhi Stalin's cameo in Aadhavan!. Sify.com (8 July 2009). Retrieved on 18 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Udhayanidhi was the first choice for Vamsam". Times of India. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  5. ^ https://www.in.com/entertainment/regional/udhayanidhi-stalin-reveals-why-he-opted-out-of-mysskins-yuddham-sei-312073.htm
  6. ^ "Review : Oru Kal Oru Kannadi". Sify.com. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Review – Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Movie Review". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  8. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/okok-immensely-watchable-fare/article3847867.ece
  9. ^ "Udhayanidhi Stalin: Right Heir, Right Now". Lakshmi Subramanian. India Today. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 31 October 2018.