Udhayanidhi Stalin is an Indian film producer and actor, who has worked on Tamil language films. Udhayanidhi Stalin entered the film industry as a film producer and distributor with his production studio, Red Giant Movies, and made films including Kuruvi (2008), Aadhavan (2009) and Manmadan Ambu (2010). He subsequently made his debut as an actor through the romantic comedy, Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012), and has since continued producing and starring in his own films.
Udhayanidhi Stalin's first film as a producer with Red Giant Movies was Kuruvi (2008) starring Vijay and Trisha, while he also produced two films directed by K. S. Ravikumar – Aadhavan (2009) starring Suriya and Kamal Haasan's Manmadan Ambu (2010). He also produced AR Murugadoss's science fiction film 7aum Arivu (2011), while he also worked as a distributor, gaining success through his four releases in 2010 such as Gautham Menon's Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, Vijay's Madrasapattinam, Rajesh's Boss Engira Bhaskaran and Prabhu Solomon's Mynaa.
Udhayanidhi had featured in a cameo appearance as an actor in Aadhavan, while turned down the opportunity to feature as an actor in Pandiraj's village drama, Vamsam (2010), fearing he would not suit the role. In 2012, Udhayanidhi then debuted as a lead actor in M. Rajesh's romantic comedy Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012) co-starring Hansika Motwani and Santhanam. The film opened to positive reviews, with Udhayanidhi winning positive reviews for his performance of an unemployed youth. Oru Kal Oru Kannadi performed well and became a profitable venture at the box office and Udhayanidhi also won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance. The success of the film prompted him to continue acting and he later appeared in Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal (2014) and Nanbenda (2015), with both films featuring him opposite Nayantara. Then He worked on a film Gethu (2016) With Amy Jackson directed by "Maan karate" Thirukumaran and then he performed in the courtroom drama Manithan with Hansika Motwani, directed by Ahmed.a remake of the Hindi film Jolly LLB. His latest movie "Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen" is all set to release on 12th May 2017.