Udhayanidhi Stalin is a Tamil cinema producer. He is the owner of Red Giant Movies banner. His grandfather is M. Karunanidhi, the Ex-Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. His father is M. K. Stalin, the Ex-deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. He is married to Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi, head of Inbox 1305, a popular Chennai magazine.

His debut film as a producer was Kuruvi, starring Vijay and Trisha. This film was directed by Dharani of Ghilli fame. It was released on May 1. His next venture was Aadhavan which was released on Deepavali 2009 and it was a hit followed by K.S. Ravikumar's Manmadhan Ambu staring Kamal Hassan, Madhavan and Trisha along with A.R. Murugadoss' Ezham Arivu staring Surya, Shruti Hassan and Johny Tri Nguyen. He also Produced and debuted as an actor for the film Oru Kal Oru Kanndi followed by producing Neerparavai directed by National Award Winner Seenu Ramasamy. He introduced his spouse Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi as a director for Vanakkam Chennai followed by Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal directed by S.R.Prabhakaran. His forthcoming production includes Nanbenda directed by Jagadish.

He also works as a distributor, with his first one being Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa followed by Madrasapattinam, Boss Engira Baskaran, Myna, Ko, The Dark Knight Rises, Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya, Udhayam NH4, Neram, Kutti Puli, Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer, Raja Rani, Thagaraaru,  Endrendrum Punnagai, Nedunchaalai, Saivam, Aranmanai, Tamiluku En Ondrai Aluthavum and Inimey Ippadithan.

"Watching movies was a pastime, and then it became an obsession, so much so that I had an overwhelming urge to become part of the movie world - I became a producer!

Or it could have been a family thing, but either way I couldn't have chosen a more apt career for myself, or a more passionate one. My first venture "Kuruvi" starring Vijay was a dream project for me. "Ghilli" was my all time favourite, and I wanted to work with the same team. Some would call it beginner's luck since our first movie was a blockbuster hit, but when the second movie "Aadhavan" too became the biggest grosser of 2009 people began to see the hard work and the involvement of Red Giant Movie. We meant business but we also wanted to make good films!

My interest goes deeper than mere production values and box-office hits. I've always seen my projects through from story discussions to its completion. Movies became a defining point in my life and directors I worked with simply had to put up with me.

I also intend to sustain the trust the audience have placed in my productions, so watch out for good movies!"

Co Producers

  1. M.Senbagamoorthy
  2. R.Arjundurai