Kalakkad, Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu, India
Vidharth is an Indian actor, appearing in Tamil films. He started his career in 2001 doing uncredited roles. His first major role was in Thiruvannamalai, where he played villain, but his next release Mynaa became a huge success. He has also done a film for AVM Productions titled Mudhal Idam.
Vidharth's father was a cook in Singapore and sent money home for Vidharth to be educated, although he described himself as a "very weak student". Vidharth then hoped to become a bus driver, much to the displeasure of his father, and worked in Devakottai, Madurai and Coimbatore. However he became depressed with his occupation and soon left for Chennai, without telling his family, to try to make a career in the Tamil film industry.
He soon joined the drama troupe, Koothu-P-Pattarai through some of his friends and began learning the nuances of acting step by step and made his on screen debut with a small role in Gautham Menon's Minnale (2001). Despite believing that the small role would bring him more offers, it did not, and Vidharth continued small-time work with his drama troupe. After ten years, Prabhu Solomon selected him to appear in supporting roles in three of his films, in Kokki, Lee and Laadam, after seeing him in action in Koothupattarai.
His first major role was in Thiruvannamalai, where he played villain. He then collaborated with Prabhu Solomon again, who gave him the lead role in his romantic drama Mynaa. The film became the biggest success of Vidharth's career. He starred in AVM Productions' 175th production Mudhal Idam. In Kollaikaran, he played the role of a criminal. In 2014, he had five releases, the most in a year in his career. He first acted alongside Ajith Kumar in the masala film Veeram. Venmegam was his next release, which was said to be about the bond between an artist, played by Vidharth, and a school girl (played by Jayashree Sivadas). He then played a mini bus driver named Velpandiyan in S. P. Rajkumar's romantic comedy Pattaya Kelappanum Pandiya. His other releases that year were Aal, a remake of the Hindi film Aamir and reportedly the first Tamil film to be shot in Sikkim at the India-China border, and Kaadu, a film based on the subject of deforestation. With regard to Kaadu, The New Indian Express wrote that it had Vidharth's "most inspired performance post Myna".
|2002||Student Number 1|
|Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram||Azhagu Sundaram's friend|
|Raman Thediya Seethai||Manikkavel|
|Mynaa||Suruli||Vijay Award for Best Debut Actor
Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Actor
|Pattaya Kelappanum Pandiya||Velpandiyan|
|Oru Kidayin Karunai Manu||Filming|
|Chinnatha Oru Padam||Filming|
- "'Mudhal Idam' is AVM's 175th film". The Hindu. 2011-01-22. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
- "Vidharth plays criminal in Tamil 'Kollaikaran'". IBNLive. 2011-10-11. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
- "Myna fame Viddharth in Kaatu Malli". Behindwoods. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- "Actor Vidharth in a controversial subject". Deccan Chronicle. 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
- The author has posted comments on this article (2013-07-25). "Romance on the bus for Vidharth - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
- "`Aal` first Tamil film shot at India-China border? | Zee News". Zeenews.india.com. 2014-07-24. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
- The author has posted comments on this article (2014-01-24). "Vidharth shoots for Kaadu - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
- Mannath, Malini (2014-11-22). "A Film with Its heart in the Right Place". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2015-11-26.