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Aadhi (actor)

Born Aadhi Pinisetty
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor
Years active 2006–present

Aadhi is an Indian film actor, who has mainly appeared in Tamil films. He debuted in 2006 with the Telugu film Oka V Chitram, and made his big break with S. Shankar's 2009 film Eeram.[1] His father, Ravi Raja Pinisetty has directed 56 films.[2]


"When we were shooting for Mirugam in Madurai, we saw the rushes of the film at a local theatre. That was the first time I saw myself on the big screen. I liked my portrayal. I saw the full film at Udayam theatre in Chennai along with the audience on the first day of its release. The response was good."

—Aadhi on the film, Mirugam[3]

After completing B.E. in computer science, Aadhi had applied for pilot training as he was interested in touring the world. While he was waiting to hear from them, he enrolled for Silambam classes under Pandian master where stars such as Suriya and Karthi used to come.

One day, director Samy who came to see Suriya, spotted him. The director was planning his next project post- Uyir. He came to Aadhi's home to give the script of Mirugam. Aadhi instantly accepted the offer as he was desperate for a film offer

Aadhi made hís debut in the Tamil film Mirugam (2007) which upon release received critical acclaim from critics and audiences. In 2009, he starred in the supernatural thriller Eeram that also fetched positive response from critics and emerged a sleeper hit. In 2010 he had two releases, Ayyanar and Aadu Puli which both were commercial films and were average grossers building his commercial value well despite the negative reviews.[4] His next film Aravaan released on 2 March 2012 to mixed reviews from the critics.


Year Film Role Language Notes
2006 Oka V Chitram Telugu
2007 Mirugam Ayyanar Tamil Nominated - Vijay Award for Best Debut Actor
2009 Eeram Vasudevan Tamil
2010 Ayyanar Prabha / Ayyanar Tamil
2011 Aadu Puli Idhayakanni Tamil
2012 Aravaan Varipuli / Chinnan Tamil
2013 Gundello Godari Malli Telugu
2013 Maranthen Mannithen Tamil
2014 Vallinam Tamil Guest appearance
2014 Kochadaiiyaan Veera Mahendra Tamil
2014 Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka Tamil Filming
2014 Malupu Telugu Post production


  1. September 17th, 2009 (2009-09-17). "'Eeram' Aadhi, again a cop in RGV's film". Kollywood Today. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  2. "Bollywood News - Actor Aadhi talks about his future plans...". 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  3. "News Archives: The Hindu". 
  4. "An Interview With Pradeep Pinisetty". Archived from the original on 8 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 

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