Date of Birth: 17-Apr-1979
Place of Birth: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Profession: Actor, Producer, Singer, Writer, Playback Singer
Siddharth Narayan is an Indian actor who has made his mark in films across 3 languages (Telugu, Hindi and Tamil). His filmography reflects his passion for perfecion and for cinema.
He is very selective in choosing his roles, and this exclusivity has made an enviable run in the Indian film industry. He is also a credited screenwriter and playback singer.
He studied in the D.A.V School, Gopalapuram, Chennai and at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Delhi. He got his B.Com (Honors) degree from Kirori Mal College, New Delhi. Siddharth was popularly known as “Sidy” in school and college, and was part of the reputed theatre group of the college The Players. He was also president of the college’s debating society and attended the World Debating Championships. He completed his MBA in 2001 from S.P Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai. He was declared “CNBC MANAGER OF THE YEAR” in 1999.And he is also said to have been a Genius in his school.
Siddharth started in films as an assistant director to Mani Ratnam, for the critically acclaimed Tamil film Kannathil Muthamittal. His first role was in Boys as “Munna”, directed by S. Shankar. His mentor Mani Ratnam then offered him a role in the Tamil film Aayitha Ezhuthu. His first solo lead role was the role of Santosh in the Telugu film Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (2005) opposite Trisha Krishnan, which was commercially successful.
In 2006, he was chosen to play “Karan”, one of the protagonists in the Hindi movie Rang De Basanti, which released in January 2006 . He then scripted a Telugu film “Chukkallo Chandrudu” which was received well by critics. He followed this with “Bommarillu” in Telugu which is among the highest grossing Telugu films of all time. He has worked with director Vishal Bhardwaj and Oscar winning Lensman Guillermo Navarro on a short film titled “Blood Brothers” which screened at the Toronto film festival. He has completed filming his second Hindi film titled Striker directed by Chandan Arora.He also worked in telegu movie named Aata in 2007 which was a hit.
Siddharth’s new film has been titled “Oy!” to be directed by first timer Anand Ranga. Siddharth has already filming for “Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam” directed by another debutant Dolly Kishore.