HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIKHIL SIDDHARTHA: Popular Telugu actor Nikhil Siddhartha turns 38 this year. He started his film journey as an assistant director for director Lakshmikanth Chenna’s Hyderabad Nawabs (2006). The following year, he made his breakthrough in Sekhar Kammula’s Happy Days (2007). The star of Karthikeya and its sequel, Siddhartha has appeared in more than 20 films since his debut in the film Sambaram (2003). To celebrate his birthday, we’re taking a look at his latest and upcoming films.
- Karthikeya 2 (2022)
The adventure thriller directed by Chandoo Mondeti sees Siddhartha returning as Dr Karthikeya Kumaraswamy from the first film who tries to find Lord Krishna’s lost bicycle. The film was a critical and commercial success, earning Rs 121.50 crore worldwide by the end of its theatrical run.
- 18 pages (2022)
The romantic thriller, written by Sukumar and directed by Palnati Surya Pratap for Netflix, sees Siddhartha stumble upon a diary of a Nandini (Anupama Parameswaran) and fall in love with her. He learns that she is dead and embarks on a journey to fulfill her unfulfilled duties.
- Spy (2023)
The upcoming Telugu thriller deals with the mystery of Subhash Chandra Bose’s death. Directed by Garry BH, the film sees Siddhartha tasked with solving the Netaji mystery in what looks to be a globe-trotting adventure.
- Karthikeya 3 (TBA)
After the huge success of Karthikeya 2, director Chandoo Mondeti said in an interview to news agency Cinema Express, “I want to tell many stories about Karthikeya and I want to franchise it.” At the OTTplay Changemakers Awards 2023, Siddhartha said that Karthikeya 3 is “definitely coming and we will start shooting in November”. He added that it will be done in 3D.
- The India House (TBA)
RRR actor Ram Charan will produce The India House, directed by Ram Vamsi Krishna. Siddhartha is going to star as the protagonist of this movie opposite Anupam Kher. The film will chronicle Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s revolutionary activities in the North London home of the same name.
first published: June 1, 2023, 07:10 IST
last update: June 1, 2023, 07:10 IST
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