Hyderabad: Actor Siddharth Narayan is a multi-feceted star, who has made a big name in acting, singing, screenplay writing and producing movies in Tamil and Telugu. He has also worked as assistant director. He is not only popular in South Indian film industry, but also in Bollywood and the huge success of his recent Hindi release Chashme Baddoor is the best example for his fame in North India.
Siddharth always wanted to become a director. So after finishing
his education, he became assistant director for Mani Ratnam's
Kannathil Muthamittal. But the fate has different plans for him.
Scriptwriter Sujatha insisted him to audition for S Shankar's Boys.
He auditioned and got the role of Munna. The film went on to became
a moderate success in Tamil. Its Telugu version brought him to
Then onwards, there is no look back for this actor. In 11 years,
Siddharth has acted in 25 movies in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi,
produced two movies and crooned seven songs Telugu, Tamil and Hindi
films. Besides winning the million heart, the actor has also bagged
a few best actor awards from Filmfare, Star and ITFA.
Siddharth, best known as a chocolate boy of the south, turns 34
today (April 17) and his fans across the globe are celebrating this
day in various ways. We, at Oneindia, wish him a very happy
birthday. We bring you some interesting facts and photos of the
actor. Continue to see them in slide show.
Siddharth Narayan was born on April 17, 1979 in Chennai, where
he has been brought up. His educational qualifications include an
MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management (Mumbai) and a bachelor's
degree in Commerce from Kirori Mal College (Delhi). He is also a
gifted speaker, and even won the CNBC Manager of the Year award in
Siddharth's performance in Boys impressed many
filmmakers in Tamil and Telugu and he was flooded with several
offers in both these film industries. This made him forget his
dream of directing films once for all. After Boys, he played one of
the three male leads in Mani Ratnam's next Tamil film Aaytha
Siddharth's first two Tamil movies released with dubbed version
in Telugu and got him a good fan base in AP. Realising the
magnitude of the market in the state, he made his Tollywood debut
came with Prabhu Deva's directorial debut Nuvvostanante
Nenoddantana (2005) opposite Trisha. And the movie became a
hit at the Box Office.
Following the success of Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana,
Siddharth completely went busy with Telugu projects. For next seven
years, he did not look back to Kollywood and he acted in eight
Siddharth is credited with having written the screenplay, acted
and sang in the Telugu film Chukkallo Chandrudu.
Siddharth enjoyed an almost red carpet-like entry into
Bollywood. He shared screen space with Aamir Khan in the highly
acclaimed film Rang De Basanti in 2006.
The actor has delivered several hit Telugu movies like
Bomarillu, Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam, Oy!, Anaganaga O
Dheerudu and Oh My Friend.
His flair for the big screen and its workings urged Siddharth to
turned producer with the bilingual film Kadhalil Sodhapuvvadu
Recently, Siddharth has also debuted in Hollywood with Meera
Nair's English film Midnight's Children, which was
screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver
International Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival.
Siddharth is now eagerly waiting to release his upcoming Tamil
films Udhayam NH4 and Theeya Velai Seiyanum
Kumaru, which are also being dubbed in Telugu and released as
NH4 and Something Something. Let us wish these
movies will be super-hits in both languages.