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Nakul (actor)

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Full Name  Nakul Jaidev
Role  Film actor
Years active  2003–present

Name  Nakul Jaidev
Parents  Lakshmi, Jayadev
Siblings  Devayani, Mayur Jayadev
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Born  June 15, 1985 (age 30) (1985-06-15) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation  Film actor, playback singer
Spouse(s)  Sruthi Bhaskar (engaged)
Movies  Vallinam, Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum, Naan Rajavaga Pogiren, Kadhalil Vizhunthen, Maasilamani

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Nakkhul (born 15 June 1984) is a Tamil film actor and playback singer. Brother of former film actress Devayani, he debuted as a lead actor in the 2003 film Boys directed by S. Shankar, in which he also sang his first song in the film's soundtrack album. He later made a breakthrough portraying a psychotic lover in Kadhalil Vizhunthen (2008), before winning acclaim for his performances in Maasilamani (2009) Naan Rajavaga Pogiren (2013) and Vallinam (2014).


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Nakkhul was 18 when he was chosen for the part of Juju in Shankar's coming-of-age film Boys (2003). His family had initially sent some pictures of his elder brother Mayur to Shankar's office, but after seeing Nakkhul in one of the pictures, Shankar approached him to portray a leading role alongside an ensemble cast of newcomers. The film opened in August 2003 to mixed reviews but the high-profile nature of the technical team ensured that the film was publicized and took a good opening at the box office. Unlike some of the other cast members from Boys, Nakkhul's acting career failed to take off and a subsequent Telugu language film titled Keelu Gurram, in which he played a supporting role, went on to become a failure at the box office. He struggled to get a breakthrough as an actor and during the period, he worked as a playback singer in films, notably recording for Harris Jayaraj in his albums for Anniyan, Ghajini and Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu.

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He signed on to feature in Prasad's Kadhalil Vizhunthen, his first film as a lead actor, in 2006 and lost close to 20 kilograms in order to fit into the role of his character. Nakkhul revealed that the director and himself were wary that the film would define their careers in the film industry, and shot on a trial-and-error basis and were not in a hurry to complete the film, with production taking almost two years. The film gained unexpected publicity after "Nakka Mukka", a song composed by Vijay Antony for the soundtrack, became a big success and the venture was consequently selected by media giants Sun Pictures to become their first project for film distribution. Portraying a semi-psychotic character who refuses to accept the death of his lover, the film saw Nakkhul paired alongside actress Sunaina. The film released in 2008 and became a commercial hit, with critics praising his performance stating "Nakkhul is riveting" and that "he holds the film together and dances with élan, and has a good future." Sun Pictures also chose to distribute his next venture, the romantic comedy Maasilamani (2009) opposite Sunaina again, with the film becoming a surprise box office success. He next featured in AGS Entertainment's Kandhakottai with Poorna, which opened to average response critically and commercially.

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Nakkhul subsequently went four years without a film release, though continued to work on several ventures simultaneously. Prithvi Rajkumar's thriller drama film Naan Rajavaga Pogiren released in 2013 to mixed reviews." His next release, Vallinam (2014), had been in production since mid 2011 and featured Nakkhul as a basketball player. To prepare for the role, Nakkhul underwent special training to "ensure that he lived the role rather than act". The film opened to positive reviews, with a critic noting "Nakkhul gives his career's best performance. He proves that a hero can step out of the commercial zone and take up roles that can still be liked by audience." He will next be seen in Naga Venkatesh's Narathan, while K. S. Adhiyaman's long-delayed venture Amali Thumali, in which Nakkhul co-stars with Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, is also expected to be complete in 2014. In 2015 his Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum released which turned to be a blockbuster in his career. His upcoming projects are Sei, in which he plays a role of an aspiring actor and an unnamed Romantic-comedy fantasy flick pairing up with Asha Zaveri, and directed by Vijayakumar.

Personal life

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Nakkhul was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra into a Konkani family, to Jaidev and Lakshmi. He is the younger brother of actress Devayani, who is eleven years older than him. His elder brother, Mayur, has also attempted to make a career as an actor, though several of his films have been stalled prior to completion. He is married to his long time girlfriend, Sruti Bhaskar since 28 February 2016.

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