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Kallichanda Nishan Nanaiah

Kallichanda Nishan Nanaiah an eminent Kodava was born on 7 December 1985.He is an actor who has worked in Malayalam,Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu movies. He was brought up in Kolkata. He was a professional tennis player, who represented Kolkata University and played many All India and National tournaments.



Kallichanda Somaiah Prasad 


Kallichanda ( Kadiyamada ) Padma Prasad


  • He did his graduation in Mass communication from St. Xaviers college kolkata and post graduation (in acting) from the Pune Film Institute (FTII).


After graduating, he moved to Mumbai to try his luck in Bollywood. As an actor, he believed  in expanding his horizons and hence he decided to venture down south.


  • Nishan debuted in the Hindi film Cycle Kick but the film did not release.
  • He got a career break in legendary director Shyamaprasad’s Malayalam film Ritu in 2009,(for which he also received great critical acclaim as well as won his Best Debut award), along with a Telugu release “Manorama” in the same year opposite lead actress Charmee.
  • He became a notable actor through Sibi Malayil’s Apoorvaragam, which was released in 2010, and was one of the biggest commercial hits of that year. In February, Ee Adutha Kaalathu released in which he played the role of Rustam.
  • He also starred in Bejoy Nambiar’s David alongside Vikram. His role of Peter was appreciated by the critics.
  • His last release was Geethanjali (Malayalam) directed by Priyadarshan, starring Mohanlal. The film went on to be a semi hit.
  • Nishan’s Badlapur Boys (Hindi) directed by newcomer Shailesh Verma is based on the Indian traditional rural sport, kabaddi.
  •  Nishan has worked as a leading man in around 14 Malayalam films, 1 Telugu film, 3 Hindi films, 2 Tamil films, 1 Bengali Web series.
  • He starred in Hindi feature film Nastik (2018 film) , with Arjun Rampal.


  • Asianet Film Award for Best New Face (2009)
  • Surya Film Award for Best Debutant (2009)
  • World Malayalee Council and Kairali TV award for Best Debut (2009)


Year Film Language
2009 Ritu Malayalam
2009 Manorama Telugu
2010 Apoorvaragam Malayalam
2010 Soch Lo Hindi
2010 Cycle Kick Hindi
2011 Gramam / Namma Gramam Tamil/Malayalam
2011 Note Out Malayalam
2011 Ithu Nammude Katha Malayalam
2012 Yaarukku Theriyum Tamil
2012 Ee Adutha Kalathu Malayalam
2013 Annum Innum Ennum Malayalam
2013 David/David Hindi/ Tamil
2013 10:30 am Local Call Malayalam
2013 Radio Malayalam
2013 Geethaanjali Malayalam
2014 Badlapur Boys Hindi
2015 Lavender Malayalam
2017 Hadiya Malayalam
2018 SIX (6) Bengali
2018 Lolans Malayalam
2018 Chai Shai Biscuit Hindi
2018 Nastik (2018 film) Hindi