Siddharth has stated that direction was his “ultimate dream”. After finishing his education at age 21, Siddharth landed the role of assistant director for Mani Ratnam’s Kannathil Muthamittal. The script writer of that film, Sujatha, was insistent that Siddharth auditioned for S. Shankar’s Boys which would feature five debutant actors. After consulting with Mani Ratnam, he met Shankar, auditioned, and got the role of Munna. The film was a moderate success in Tamil but the dubbed version in Telugu gave Siddharth an opening in the Telugu film industry. Siddharth then appeared in another Tamil film, Mani Ratnam’s Aayutha Ezhuthu (2004), after which he would shift focus and concentrate on Telugu-language projects. His first direct Telugu project, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana released in early 2005. The comedy-drama film, marking the directorial debut of choreographer-turned-actor Prabhu Deva, became a commercial blockbuster as well as a critical success, with Siddharth winning his first Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) for his portrayal of Santhosh, a playful NRI, who fights for his love. Siddharth, subsequently, also ventured into the writing forum as well as the singing forum as he wrote the screenplay for his next Telugu film Chukkallo Chandrudu (2006) directed by Siva Kumar and sang as a playback singer. He next debuted in Bollywood as part of the critically acclaimed blockbuster Rang De Basanti which also starred Aamir Khan. Siddharth received the Star Screen Debut Award for his role as Karan Singhania in the film. Siddharth’s final release of 2006 was Bommarillu, directed by then newcomer Bhaskar. The film, revolving around a father-son relationship, received critical acclaim and garnered box office success, too. He worked with director Vishal Bhardwaj and Oscar winning cinematographer Guillermo Navarro on a short film titled Blood Brothers, which premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival as part of Mira Nair’s AIDS Jaago project.

After the above average grossing Aata in 2007, Siddharth took a sabbatical and did not have a release for 20 months. In 2009, his Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam opposite Tamannaah received good responses from critics and audiences. Siddharth played the lead role in debutant director Anand Ranga’s Oy!, which achieved box office success despite mixed reviews. His first release of 2010 was Striker, his second Bollywood venture that portrayed the life of a carrom player. It became the first Indian film to be released in theatres and on YouTube on the same day. His other release that year was the Telugu film Baava, a village-based romantic family entertainer, shot in places like Palakollu, Razole, Rajahmundry and Hyderabad. His first release of 2011, Prakash Kovelmundi’s fantasy epic Anaganaga O Dheerudu was produced by veteran K. Raghavendra Rao. He was next seen in the Tamil-Telugu bilingual 180 by Jayendra, which performed poorly at the box office. His third release of the year was Oh My Friend, directed by debutant Venu Sriram, which opened to mixed reviews but went on to garner positive response. In 2012, Siddharth first starred in the bilingual romantic comedy Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi (Tamil) / Love Failure (Telugu), based on the same-titled short film by Balaji Mohan, which fetched critical acclaim. He has signed up a Tamil film to be directed by an associate director of Vetrimaaran.

 

Films Done By Siddharth

  • 2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Bus passenger Tamil Uncredited role
  • 2003 Boys Munna Tamil ITFA Best New Actor Award
  • 2004 Aaytha Ezhuthu Arjun Balakrishnan Tamil
  • 2005 Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana Santosh Prakash Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu
  • 2006 Chukkallo Chandrudu Arjun / Krishna Telugu Also writer
  • 2006 Rang De Basanti Karan Singhania / Bhagat Singh Hindi Screen Award for Best Male Debut
  • 2006 Bommarillu Siddharth “Siddhu” Addala Telugu Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu
  • 2007 Aata Sri Krishna Telugu
  • 2009 Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam Siddharth “Siddhu” Telugu
  • 2009 Oye! Uday Telugu
  • 2010 Striker Suryakant Sarang Hindi
  • 2010 Baava Veera Babu Telugu
  • 2011 Anaganaga O Dheerudu Yodha Telugu
  • 2011 180 Ajay “AJ” Kumar alias Mano & José Telugu
  • 2011 Nootrenbadhu Ajay “AJ” Kumar alias Mano & José Tamil
  • 2011 Oh My Friend Chandu Telugu
  • 2012 Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi Arun Tamil
  • 2012 Love Failure Arun Telugu
  • 2013 Midnight’s Children Shiva English
  • 2013 Jabardasth Bairraju Telugu
  • 2013 Baadshah Siddhu Telugu Cameo appearance
  • 2013 Chashme Baddoor Jai Hindi
  • 2013 Udhayam NH4 Prabhu Tamil
  • 2013 Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru Kumar Tamil
  • 2013 Something Something Kumar Telugu
  • 2014 Jigarthanda Karthik Subramaniam Tamil Norway Tamil Film Awards ّFor Best Actor
  • 2014 Kaaviya Thalaivan Thalaivankottai Kaliappa Bhagavathar Tamil
  • 2015 Enakkul Oruvan Vicky / Viknesh Tamil
  • 2016 Aranmanai 2 Murali Tamil
  • 2016 Jil Jung Juk Jil Tamil
  • 2017 Aval Doctor Krishnakanth Tamil also producer and co-writer
  • 2017 The House Next Door Doctor Krishnakanth Hindi also producer and co-writer
  • 2017 Gruham Doctor Krishnakanth Telugu also producer and co-writer
  • 2018 Kammara Sambhavam Othenan Nambiar Malayalam
  • 2019 Leila Bhanu Hindi Web series
  • 2019 Sivappu Manjal Pachai K. Rajasekar Tamil
  • 2019 Aruvam Jagannathan Tamil
  • 2019 TBA Shaitan Ka Bachcha dagger Tamil Delayed
  • 2019 TBA Takkar dagger Tamil Filming
  • 2019 TBA Indian 2 dagger Tamil Filming

 

Dubbing Done By Siddharth

  • 2019 The Lion King Simba English Tamil Version

 

Singing Done By Siddharth

  • 2006 Chukkallo Chandrudu Telugu “Everybody”, “Edhalo Epudo” Chakri
  • 2006 Bommarillu “Appudo Ippudo” Devi Sri Prasad
  • 2007 Aata “Ninu Chusthunte”
  • 2008 Santosh Subramaniam Tamil “Adada Adada”
  • 2009 Oy! Telugu “Oy Oy” Yuvan Shankar Raja
  • 2010 Striker Hindi “Bombay Bombay”, “Haq Se” Amit Trivedi, Yuvan Shankar Raja
  • 2010 Baava Telugu “Baava Baava” Chakri
  • 2011 Oh My Friend “Maa Daddy Pockets”, “Sri Chaitanya Junior College” Rahul Raj
  • 2012 Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi Tamil “Parvathi Parvathi”, “Ananda Jaladosam” S. Thaman
  • 2012 Love Failure Telugu “Parvathi Parvathi”, “Happy Heart Attack”
  • 2013 NH4 “Neevevvaro” G. V. Prakash Kumar
  • 2014 Enakkul Oruvan Tamil “Prabalamagavey” Santhosh Narayanan
  • 2015 Strawberry “Strawberry” Taj Noor
  • 2016 Jil Jung Juk “Shoot The Kili” Vishal Chandrasekhar
  • 2017 Taramani “Unn Badhil Vendi” Yuvan Shankar Raja
  • 2019 Simba “Bow Wow Vadai” Vishal Chandrasekhar
  • 2019 Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene Telugu “Excuse Me Rakshasi” S. Thaman
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