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." CineGoer.com 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.
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.
Movies & TV shows
A 70-year-old woman transforms into her 24-year-old self after she's photographed at a studio, changing her life and those of the people around her forever.
When a high-ranking police officer is killed by his alleged rape victim, Sub-inspector Vikram Vasudev is entrusted with investigating what seems like an open-and-shut case. However, as he delves deepe...
Gopi, alias Arjun, is the son of an ex-RAW agent Raghuveer. Brought up by his uncle Satya, he wants to be an agent just like his father and uncle. But Satya wants him to lead a normal life and not be ...
An IT employee, who works in Australia, gets a call from his ex-lover, asking him to help her find her missing daughter. The former has a tough time ahead when he comes to know about some shocking rev...
Ami Tumi 2017 Telugu Movie
A woman switches places with her maid in a bid to keep from marrying the man chosen for her by her father.
Rishi,an NRI and ex-lover of Swetha returns to India because she asks for help in search of her kidnapped daughter,where the believes doesn't exist.How did Rishi find out the truth behind this scenari...
A convict out on parole finds employment as the caretaker of a multi-millionaire, who is paralysed from neck down.
Ladies And Gentlemen
Ladies & Gentlemen is a 2015 Telugu film written and directed by P. B. Manjunath, who makes his directorial debut. An anthology film, it features an ensemble cast including Chaitanya Krishna, Adivi...
An overweight, young woman, who finds it hard to land a husband, learns to accept her 'Size Sexy' figure and leads an awareness campaign against a dubious slimness centre.
Dongaata is a comedy thriller starring Lakshmi Manchu and Adivi Sesh. The film marks the debut of Vamsi Krishna as a director,and the film has also been produced by Lakshmi Manchu.
Bāhubali: The Beginning
The young Shivudu was left by his mother in a small village. It has become apparent that he possesses exceptional gifts by the time he is a grown up. He learns that the queen of the warrior princess h...
Run Raja Run
Raja (Sharwanand) is on a search for a perfect match for him and in the process he will break-up with most of those girls. One day, he meets Priya (Seerat Kapoor) and falls truly in love with her. Pri...
Ravi, a collection agent for a bank, learns from his friend about a man and woman who cheat gullible people. Soon, he resolves to teach the couple a lesson.
Keep It Simple Stupid
Kiss is a romantic comedy entertainer about two strangers coming together in San Francisco. The entire story transpires in 24 hours.
Set in Kolkata, the story revolves around Jai, an orphan nurtured into an accomplished hit man by Bhagawan, a ruthless gangster. Due to this, Jai is loyal to him and keeps protecting him all possible ...
Based on the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who was martyred in action during the November 2008 Mumbai attacks and was consequently awarded the Ashoka Chakra, India's highest peacetime gallantry ...
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