Sidharth Bharathan is a Malayali Actor and Director. Born on the 26th of May, 1983, he is the son of prominent film director Bharathan and actress K.P.A.C Lalitha.
Sidharth completed his education from the prestigious SRM university in Chennai, and then made his foray into Malayalam movies, debuting through the movie Nammal in2002. He then proceeded to make movies including Youth Festival, Rasikan, Ennittum and Kaakkakarumban in 2004 following which he took a break for his personal life. Nammal was iconic in that it was shot in the Government Engineering College, Thrissur, and the Holy Trinity School in Palakkad. He played the role of Shyam in Nammal, a romantic comedy drama, featuring him in the second lead role, where he portrays the role of a fun-loving, mischievous student, along with his partner Sivan, both of whom are exceptional hard workers. Shyam and Sivan learn to laugh, live and love, and get in to a bit of trouble ragging the principal’s daughter, after which the principal finds out they are orphans, and one of them is actually her son.
His directorial debut was the movie Nidra, in 2012, where he also played the lead role. Nidra was a remake of a movie directed by his father, having the same name and story line. The movie features the cast of
opposite Sidharth, and Jishnu. The movie is thought to be part of a wave of a new genre of cinemas in Mollywood, showing the love story between the lead characters, where the male protagonist is pushed to the edge by circumstance, and the only one keeping him grounded is his wife. Although widely received by critics as a beautifully executed movie, the lack of promotion did not allow it to make it big in the box office.
In 2014, he acted in the movies Rebecca Uthup Kizhakkemala and Olipporu. His other roles and activities include being a screenplay writer for the movie Isha, which is a part of the 5 Sundarikal, an anthology.
He is currently working on
, as a director. The movie is due for release on 27th Feb 2015, and features Dileep, Vedhika, Rachana Narayanan Kutty.