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Siva balaji Manoharan (born 14 October 1980) is an Indian actor, who appeared in Telugu and Tamil films. He was introduced as a hero by director Suresh Krissna through the film Idi Maa Ashokgadi Love Story (2003). His other films include, Ela Cheppanu (2003), Dost (2004), Arya (2004), Sankranti (2005), Kumkuma (2005), Englishkaran (2005), Pothe poni (2006), Kokila (2006), Sarada Saradaga (2006), Aganthakudu (2006), Annavaram (2006), Pagale Vennela (2007), Podarillu (2007), Chandamama (2007), Target (2008), Masth (2009), Shambo Shiva Shambo (2010), Jagame Maya (2013), and Janda Pai Kapiraju (2013). In 2006, he won the Gold Nandi Award for the movie of Pothe poni.

Siva Balaji was born and bought up in Chennai. He is the eldest son of Mr. Manoharan Ramaswamy, an industrialist and Mrs. Sivakumarai Manoharan. He attended Karthikeyan Metriculation Higher Secondary School. He has a younger sister Gayathri Lingam who is married to Yathendra Lingam, and younger brothers Prashanth Balaji and Krishna Sai. He started looking after his father's businesses when he was 17. In 2009, he married actress Madhumitha, whom he paired in his film Englishkaran. They have two sons, Dhanvin Kangula, born on 11 February 2010 and Gagan Kangula, born on 28 November 2014.

Siva Balaji started working in his father's Sri Balaji Group of companies (Sri Balaji Cylinders pvr ltd, Sri Balaji Valves Pvt ltd (DPR), and Sri Srinivasa cylinders pvr ltd (hot repair unit)) when he was 17 and established his own MSB Industries (valves, regulators and components manufacturing industry) at the age of 20. He got his first film offer in 2002 at the age of 22 which made him leave his entrepreneurship and choose films, as his father strictly advised him to choose, either films or business. He started shooting for his first film Idi Maa Ashokgadi Love Story on 23 September 2002, He is critically acclaimed for his role in the film Arya. Reviewer from Idlebrain.com quoted "Siva is good as adamant, at times confused, lover. He generated comedy in few scenes where he shows his frustration." Reviewer from Sify.com wrote " Siva as Ajay is very promising."