Nandha Durairaj

Nandha Durairaj
Born Govind Sendrampalayam Durairaj
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Nandaa
Occupation Film actor, Voice actor
Years active 2002–present

Nandha Durairaj is an Indian film actor, who primarily works in Tamil films. He made his debut in Mounam Pesiyadhe (2002) and later appeared in acclaimed films, including Eeram (2009).[1]


Nandha Durairaj was born as Govind Durairaj in Coimbatore to Durairaj and Rani. He has a younger brother Karthik and he is also the grandson of former minister M. Kannappan. He was married to Vidyaroopa at Tirumala Temple.[2]


He was spotted by producer S. Thanu during his family function. In 1998, he joined the Film Institute in Chennai with S. Thanu's help and obtained a diploma in acting after a one-year course. It was only at the Mounam Pesiyadhe film launch that Nandha was spotted by film director Ameer. Director Ameer was looking for a cheerful and well built hero to play the co-role with Suriya. Nandha immediately fit the criteria and was therefore selected for the role. His movie was Eeram after a long break.[3][4]



Year Film Role Notes
2002 Mounam Pesiyadhe Kannan
2003 Punnagai Poove Venkat
2005 Kodambakkam Sugavannan
Selvam Selvam/Kannan
Agaram Thiru
2006 Aanivaer Dr. Nandha
2007 Urchagam Ganesh
2009 Eeram Balakrishnan Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Villain
2010 Anandhapurathu Veedu Bala
2011 Vanthaan Vendraan Ramana
Vellore Maavattam Muthukumar
2014 Athithi Madhiazhagan [5]
2015 Katham Katham Nandha
Adhibar David
2016 Kallaattam Thamizh
Puthiya Thiruppangal Adithya Post-production

Dubbing artist

Year Film Actor Notes
2014 J. C. Daniel Prithviraj Tamil version of Malayalam film Celluloid


  1. Malathi, Rangarajan (18 September 2009). "Water, water everywhere … -- Eeram". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  2. "Nanda weds Vidyaroopa". Sify. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  3. "Interview: Newface Hero Nandha (Part-1)". Dinakaran. 4 May 2003. Archived from the original on 5 April 2003. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  4. "Interview: Newface Hero Nandha (Part-2)". Dinakaran. 13 May 2003. Archived from the original on 4 August 2003. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  5. V, Lakshmi (30 November 2013). "Trouble in Nandhaa, Ananya's paradise! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2016.

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