Vidharth is a Tamil film actor, who started his career with uncredited roles in the year 2001. He was born on December 20, 1970, in Kalakkad, India. His father, who is working as a cook in Singapore, is sending him money for his education. He wanted to become a bus driver, but his father disapproved this plan. He worked in Madurai, Devakottai, and Coimbatore. However, he felt upset with his job and decided to move to Chennai to pursue a career in the Tamil film industry, without the knowledge of his family.
Vidharth initially joinedKoothu-P-Pattarai, a Tamil theatre group, and started learning the nuances of acting. In 2001, he made his debut with a small stint in Gautham Menon’s romantic comedy film, Minnale. He thought that this could be a start of his career, but it’s not. He continued to do small-time projects with his troupe. In 2003, he was cast in Selva’s Student Number 1, a Tamil remake of the Telugu hits of the same name. In 2005, he did another uncredited role in N. Linguswamy’s Tamil action film, Sandakozhi. Director
has cast him in the Tamil films, Kokki (2006) and Lee (2007). Vidharth has donned small stints to few more films until he starred in the 2009 action film, Thottupaar.
In 2010, he made a reunion with Prabhu Solomon in the romantic drama film, Mynaa, where he acted in the lead role opposite
. His performance as Suruli, an imprisoned man who’s in love with Mynaa since childhood, earned him Vijay Award for Best Debut Actor and Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Actor. Vidharth was later starred in films like Mudhal Idam (2011), Kollaikaran (2012), Venmegam (2014), Pattaya Kelappanum Pandiya (2014), Aal (2014), Kaadu (2014), and the critically acclaimed neo noir film, Kuttrame Thandanai.
This 2017, he made a cameo appearance in Adhiroopan’s romantic thriller film, Mupparimanam. Vidharth is also filming many Tamil films, which are slated to release this 2017 until 2018, including
, Chinnatha Oru Padam, Khadolkhajan, November 8 Iravu Ettu Mani, Vandi,
, Seemathanni, 88, and Kodi Veeran. On June 11, 2015, Vidharth got married to Gayathri Devi in Tirupati.