Siddharth, also known as Siddharth Suryanarayan is an Indian film actor, playback singer and screenplay writer. After his business management studies, Siddharth chose to work in film making and worked as an assistant director before making his acting debut in the 2003 Tamil film Boys. In the subsequent years, he has worked in many Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films.
Siddharth was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He studied at DAV Boys' Senior Secondary School, Chennai and Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Delhi. He got his Bachelor of Commerce (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 went on to complete his MBA in 2001 from S P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai. In 2006, he divorced his wife of four years, Meghna. The couple grew up together in New Delhi.
After his MBA, Siddharth landed the role of assistant director for Mani Ratnam's Kannathil Muthamittal. Writer Sujatha Rangarajan recommended his name to S. Shankar for casting in his then upcoming film Boys, in which he eventually made his acting debut. His first direct Telugu project, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana released in early 2005. The comedy-drama film, became a commercial blockbuster as well as a critical success, with Siddharth winning his first Filmfare Best Actor Award. Siddharth, subsequently, also ventured into writing. He next debuted in Bollywood as part of the critically acclaimed Rang De Basanti which starred Aamir Khan as a lead. Siddharth received the Star Screen Debut Award for his role as Karan Singhania in the film.
Siddharth's final release of 2006 was Bommarillu, received critical acclaim and garnered box office success, too. He has also worked in advertisement films for the Idea Cellular mobile.