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The dyslexic who became a celebrity

March 27, 2008
AChennai magazine, while doing a feature on the kind of electronic gadgets celebrities use, wanted 30-year-old Siddharth to list his favourites. Embarrassed, he asked, "Me, a celebrity? I don't think I am one."

But the truth is, Siddharth is a celebrity in Chennai now. He is there in the newspapers, magazines and also on radio.

The reason for his celebrity status is his decision to talk on dyslexia after the release of the Hindi film Taare Zameen Par. "Taare Zameen Par made me talk about dyslexia. Why I talk about dyslexia more now is because people understand what it is. If I had talked about it earlier, nobody would have understood."

And the reason why he talks about dyslexia is because he is also dyslexic and also a successful entrepreneur. His design house Mitra Media is one of the leading designers of promotional campaigns of some of the major films made in Tamil like Boys, Anniyan, Bheema, Sivaji, Chandramukhi, Paruthiveeran, Ghajini, Kandasamy, etc.

Soon, Siddharth will direct a film too.

Read on how Siddharth overcame his problem, turned successful in life, and became a celebrity.
Image: Siddharth.

Text : Shobha Warrier | Photographs: Sreeram Selvaraj

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