Siddharth Shukla is another actor who became popular in Tamil through the Hindi dubbed serial Manvasanai. Siddharth Shukla was born and raised up in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Indiai. He belongs to a Brahmin family from Allahabad and his father was a Civil Engineer who works in the Reserve Bank of India. Balika Vadhu, the Hindi version of Manvasanai has made him popular and changed his life.
 
He has received lots of appreciations and recognitions in Tamil Nadu mainly because of the serial Manvasanai.  Eventhough, he is known as a Hindi actor, the reach was more when he came into the Tamil households. He plays a balanced, understanding, wonderful character in the serial.  Siddharth also participated in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, in which Karan was one of the judges.
 
His handsome looks and his majestic appearance have made him popular among the Tamil audiences. When he was interviewed by a certain channel, the audience said that they like to watch Siddharth Shukla more in Tamil soaps in the future. The audience sit glued to the box just to see his performance in the serial.

Sudhir Pandey

Sudhir Pandey is a TV and cinema actor. Born on December, 31, 1969 Sudhir is best known for his role in movie ‘Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women’ and Hindi TV serials Amanat and Balika Vadhu. His popular role in the Hindi serial ‘Buniyaad’ as Gaindamal made him popular among the early watchers of TV serials. His virtuous portrayal of ‘Lala Lahori Ram’ in the serial Amanat is still memorable to the audience. Sudhir Pandey’s appearance in the TV serial ‘Nandhavanam’ has made him a household name in the Tamil serial world. ‘Nandhavanam’ is the Tamil dubbed version of the popular Hindi Serial ‘Sasural Genda Phool’. Sudhir started as a theatre artist. He still does a lot of theatre in his spare time. His famous performance in theatre, drama ‘Bakri’ won his several praises from all corners of the cine world. He was involved in many Radio programs due to his distinct voice quality. In his early days he worked for Doordarshan. He appeared in several telefilms on the national TV channel. He is a regular movie actor who can be seen doing small roles in the commercial cinema. He appeared in Akshay Kumar starrer movie called ‘Tees Maar Khan’. He is a very experimentative actor who is very comfortable with his creativity on the screen. He likes the way things are going on in the TV and Cinema world, but expects more experimentation and originality in the subjects. He has come up a long way and still going strong. Actor Sudhir Pandey appeals for the ‘Leave me alone’ campaign under Save the Tiger Project.   Another version of this story... Sudhir Pandey is a veteran actor. He is still remembered as Lala Gaindamal. It is a character which he has played in the soap opera ‘Buniyaad’. He is a prominent figure in TV serials. This character was written by Manohar Shyam Joshi. The story of the serial was based on Partition and was first aired on Doordarshan in 1986. Sudhir, whose effortless acting skills have been well capitalized in soap operas, has played a septuagenarian grandfather in ‘Sasural Genda Phool’ that was aired on Star Plus. This TV show is about a rich and spoiled girl who gets married in a closed knit family. Sudhir played the role of a senior citizen who suffered from a specific kind of amnesia. His elder son takes care of household responsibilities and he enjoys his life while keeping himself fully informed of everything at home. Sudhir has not limited himself to the small screen but he is taking interest to get better roles in big screen also. He has performed in ‘Tees Mar Khan’ with Akshay Kumar. Sudhir said in an interview that Tees Maar Khan is his 2nd film with Akshay Kumar. In his earlier film ‘Amanat’ he found Akshay to be smart and confident who is always willing to lend a helping hand. Sudhir does not like Star-System in Bollywood and stagnant themes of dramas. He said “What we really require are new subjects and I can assure that audience is still hungry for innovative subjects but unfortunately, if a serial having rural background becomes hit then all production houses will make the serials with same theme.”  In short, he is a versatile actor and likes innovation. He has won ‘Star Parivaar Award’ for favorite Buzurg. He has been nominated for ‘Star Guild Award’ for best actor in a drama series.      

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