Sidhartha Siva

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Sidhartha Siva
Born (1985-05-05) 5 May 1985 (age 35)
OccupationActor, director, scenarist
Parent(s) Kaviyoor Sivaprasad (father)

Sidhartha Siva (born 5 May 1985) is an Indian film director, producer, actor, screenwriter and lyricist, who works in Malayalam cinema.


Early life

His hometown is Kaviyoor in Kerala. He is the son of filmmaker Kaviyoor Sivaprasad. [1]

Film career

He started his film career by directing telefilms and short films. He then appeared in Malayalam films like Thirakkadha, Ivar Vivahitharayal, Bodyguard, Puthiya Theerangal, Kudumbasree Travels, Artist, Omega.Exe, Rithu, Tejabhaai & Family, Sahasram, Calendar, Sagar Elias Jacky, Radio Jockey, On The Way, Central Theater, Ayaalum Njanum Thammil, Vikramaadhithyan, Love 24 X 7, Kadhantharam , Viswasam Athalle Ellam, Kali, Take Off, Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela, Adam Joan, etc. [2] He won his first National Film Awards at the 60th National Film Awards, he won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director for his film 101 Chodyangal (2012). [3] [4] [5] The film also won the Silver Crow Pheasant Award for Best Feature Film (Audience Prize) at the 18th International Film Festival of Kerala. 101 Chodyangal also won the best feature film award at Noida international film festival. Siva also won the Mohan Raghavan Award for Best Director, 2013. 101 Chodyangalwas also selected in Indian Panorama section at International Film Festival of India 2013.

In 2014, his film Zahir was screened at 19th Busan International Film Festival. [6]

His film Ain won the best feature film in Malayalam at 62nd National Film Awards. [7] [8] Ain also won the prestigious Padmarajan Puraskaram for Best film and Best script. Ain bagged the Kerala State Film Award for best Story in 2014.


National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Other awards


As a director
Director Producer Writer
2012 101 Chodyangal Malayalam YesNoYesWinner, National Film Award for Best Debut film of a Director, Rajatha Chakoram at IFFK 2013
2013Zahir Malayalam YesYesYesSelection, 19th BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
2014 Ain Malayalam YesYesYesWinner, National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam, PADMARAJAN Puraskaram, Kerala state award for best story
2015Chathuram Malayalam YesYesYesSelection, 40th Montreal World Film Festival Canada
2016 Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho Malayalam YesNoYes
2017 Sakhavu Malayalam YesNoYes
2019 Varthamanam Malayalam YesNoNo

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