Arjunan (actor)

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Arjunan Nandakumar

(1986-08-08) 8 August 1986 (age 36)
Years active2012–present

Arjunan is an Indian film actor who has appeared in supporting roles in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films. He made his breakthrough portraying Siva, a hopeless college romantic, in Balaji Mohan's bilingual film, Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi (2012), winning critical acclaim for his portrayal.[1][2] He has since featured in comedy roles in films including Suseendran's Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer and in Balaji Mohan's next bilingual Vaayai Moodi Pesavum (2014).

Career[edit | edit source]

Arjunan made his breakthrough with Balaji Mohan's bilingual romantic comedy Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi portraying Siddharth's friend Siva, a hopeless romantic. The film, a remake of a short film by the director, which Arjunan also featured in saw him double up duty as an assistant director.[3] A critic from The Hindu noted "despite appearing gawky and untrained as an actors", he "makes that up by being natural and uninhibited."[4] After winning good reviews, he went on to feature in Siddharth's next Telugu film Jabardasth (2013) and then played a supporting role in Suseendran's Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer, where a critic praised his contribution, writing he "ensures some laughs even in the most serious scenes."[5] Arjunan next played a supporting role in Balaji Mohans's following bilingual film, Vaayai Moodi Pesavum.[6]

He has several films in production including Ravi K. Chandran's Yaan and Anand Shankar's Arima Nambi. Arjunan will also be seen in a major role in the forthcoming Anirudh-musical Aakko.[7]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

  • All films are in Tamil, unless otherwise noted.
Year Film Role Notes
2012 Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi Siva
Love Failure Telugu film
2013 Jabardasth Telugu film
Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer Jai
2014 Bramman Lakshmi's Ex lover
Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram Sathish Malayalam film
Vaayai Moodi Pesavum
Arima Nambi Raj
Yaan Siva
Kappal Kalyanasundaram
2016 Aviyal Dosa Acted in segment Kanneer Anjali
Darling 2 Shankar
Oyee Krish's Uncle
Idhu Namma Aalu Shiva's friend
Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai Abu
Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru
2017 Senjittale En Kadhala
Bongu Bhaskar
Vanamagan Arjun
Ivan Yarendru Therikiratha Arivu's friend
Puriyaadha Pudhir DJ
Nenjil Thunivirundhal Janani's lover
C/o Surya Telugu film
2018 Tik Tik Tik Appu
2020 Soorarai Pottru

References[edit | edit source]

  3. Mohan, Balaji. "Postmortem - Love Failure". Idlebrain. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  4. Subramanian, Karthik (18 February 2012). "Kadhalil Sodhapuvadhu Yeppadi: Simple is beautiful". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  5. staff (16 August 2013). "'Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer' review: It's about careless romance". IBN. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  6. Kaushik, L.M. (20 February 2012). "KADHALIL SODHAPUVADHU YEPPADI MUSIC REVIEW". Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  7. Karthik, Janani (2 January 2014). "Anirudh to do a cameo in Aakko". Times of India. Retrieved 30 June 2014.

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