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Adivi Sesh

Adivi Sesh

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1985-12-17 (35 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Also Known As: Adivi · Adivi Sesh Sunny Chandra


Adivi Sesh Sunny Chandra (born 17 December 1985) is an Indian film actor, director and screenwriter who primarily works in Telugu-language films. Sesh made his film debut as a lead actor and director in 2010 with Karma. Following a few supporting roles, he established himself as a lead actor. His notable performances and commercial successes include Panjaa (2011), Ladies & Gentlemen (2015), Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), Dongaata (2015), Kshanam (2016), Ami Thumi (2017), Goodachari (2018) and Evaru (2019). His film Kshanam was a commercial success and it went on to get nominated for numerous awards. Sesh won the IIFA Award for the Best Screenplay and the Nandi Award for the Best Screenplay Writer for the movie Kshanam.


Sesh debuted as an actor in the film Sontham (2002) in a small guest appearance. He debuted as a director and writer in the 2010 film Karma, which also starred Jade Tailor and Sher Ali in the lead roles. Sesh's portrayal of Dev, a person who can fore-see events mere seconds before they happen, was well appreciated. Rediff praised his performance stating "As far as acting goes, Sesh Adivi does a good job. With an 'angelic' face he is an apt choice to play enigmatic Dev. His scripting skills also deserve mention. He may have chosen an unconventional path and a novel theme but he has tried to infuse something new in Telugu cinema."In 2011, Sesh appeared in Vishnuvardhan's Panjaa, which starred Pawan Kalyan, Sarah Jane Dias and Anjali Lavania in the lead. In this film, Sesh portrayed the role of Munna, an NRI who is a wealthy spoiled brat and a very dangerous person to those around him. This also marked his debut as a villain. His performance was highly appreciated by critics. Rediff said of his performance, "Sesh Adivi is worth watching for his 'maniacal' performance which is just the opposite of what he did in Karma, his directorial and acting debut." also praised his performance, saying "Sesh's Karma changes for the good with this film and he is quite a revelation." After this he did movie called Balupu as villain. Then he did movie called Kiss in his direction, the only disaster in his career till now. He did supporting role in Run Raja Run after this he started doing leads again in Ladies & Gentlemen and Dongaata in 2015 then he appeared in S.S. Rajamouli's epic drama Baahubali: The Beginning.In 2016 Sesh appeared in Kshanam story and screen play written by him along with Ravikanth Perepu director of the film. With this film, Sesh got the attention from the audience and industry. After Kshanam he rejected more than 50 scripts that offered him the lead role. Then he appeared as cameo in Size Zero and Oopiri. He appeared in Ami Thumi comedy film, which was directed by Mohanakrishna Indraganti. His next film, Goodachari , an action thriller released on 3 August 2018 to positive reviews and became a super hit and closed on 6 September at the box office, 33 days after release. The film was written by him and directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka. He next had a special appearance in Oh! Baby, starring Samantha Akkineni. His next film was the 2019 suspense thriller Evaru, written and directed by Venkat Ramji, which was released on 15 August, open to positive reviews, and went on to become a hit film, running for more than 4 weeks in the theatres. His upcoming film is Major, a biopic about the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan.

Early Life

Adivi Sesh was born to Chandra Adivi and Bhavani Adivi in Hyderabad, India, but was brought up in Berkeley, California, United States, where he attended Berkeley High School. He went to college at San Francisco State University.

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