Adithya Menon, born on 6 April, often credited as Adithya, is an Indian film actor who appears in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films.
He was born in Mumbai and his family migrated to Dubai, UAE when he was really young. He spent his childhood in Dubai till the age of 18. He finished his schooling there in the Our Own English High School Dubai and then migrated back to India. He went to college in Bangalore at the M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology where he did his engineering. He has been an Atheist from early childhood.
While in College he auditioned for a slot at being a Radio Host with Radio Midday. That was his first stint in the Media. Soon he started hosting live events like fashion shows and product launches. He worked as a compere and event manager for a few years after getting out of college. During this period he got into armature theatre in Bangalore and acted in a few plays before being spotted by a co-actor Prakash Belawadi to star in a Kannada Television serial he was to direct for the then launching ETV Kannada. Adithya first faced a camera for this serial that was called Mussanjeya Kathaprasanga. Subsequently he was featured as the protagonist for another television serial called Soorya Shikari on the same channel directed by noted comedian Sihi Kahi Chandru.
He shifted to Chennai in 2001 and scouted for work as an actor. He first appeared in a television serial on Sun TV called Thanthira Bhoomi directed by C. Jerrold and produced by Radaan Mediaworks India Limited. He then won a role in the famous TV Serial Anni directed by the famous director K. Balachander. He kept trying to get into cinema and managed to get two movies as a new comer. He was cast in Anjaneya and Jay Jay at the same time. The movie that released first was the Ajith Kumar starer Anjaneya on Diwali day 2003.