Tarun Kumar

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Tarun Kumar
BornTarun Kumar Bhatti
(1983-01-08) January 8, 1983 (age 31)
Andhra Pradesh, India
ResidenceFilm Nagar, Hyderabad, India
OccupationActor
Years active1990 - present
Height5 ft 8 in
RelativesRoja Ramani (mother)
Amulya (sister)
Chakrapani Bhatti (father)
 
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Tarun Kumar
BornTarun Kumar Bhatti
(1983-01-08) January 8, 1983 (age 31)
Andhra Pradesh, India
ResidenceFilm Nagar, Hyderabad, India
OccupationActor
Years active1990 - present
Height5 ft 8 in
RelativesRoja Ramani (mother)
Amulya (sister)
Chakrapani Bhatti (father)

Tarun Kumar Bhatti, better known as Tarun (Telugu: తరుణ్), is an Indian film actor who primarily works in Telugu cinema. He has also worked in Tamil and Malayalam cinema. He has garnered the National Film Award for Best Child Artist in 1991, for his work in Mani Ratnam's Anjali. He received the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South in 2001.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He is the elder son of Oriya actor Chakrapani Bhatti and Telugu actress Roja Ramani. He is an accomplished cricketer and participates in Celebrity Cricket League.[2]

Career[edit]

He started his acting career at the age of eight, under Usha Kiran Movies production. He won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist in 1991 for the Tamil film Anjali directed by Mani Ratnam.

In the same year, he acted in the Malayalam children's film, Abhayam. The film won the National Film Award for Best Children's Film and Tarun won the Best Child artist Award at the Japanese film festival. He won three Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Award for Best Child Actor.[3]

His first film as a lead actor, Nuvve Kavali, went on to become Tollywood's biggest blockbuster of 2000 and won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.[4][5][6] He was then starred in blockbuster Romantic films like Priyamaina Neeku, Nuvvu leka nenu lenu, Nuvve Nuvve, Enakku 20 Unakku 18, Punnagai Desam, and Sasirekha Parinayam.

Filmography and Awards[edit]

YearFilmCastRoleLanguageNotes
1990Manasu MamathaNareshChild artistTeluguNandi Award for Best Child Actor
1990Bujjigadi BabaiNareshChild artistTelugu
1990AnjaliRaghuvaran, RevathiArjun BhattiTamilAs Master Tarun
National Film Award for Best Child Artist
1991ThalapathiCameo appearanceTamilAs a petty-thief
1991Surya IPSDaggubati VenkateshChild artistTelugu
1991Pillalu Diddina KapuramJagapathi BabuChild artistTeluguNandi Award for Best Child Actor
1991AbhayamChild artistMalayalamBest Child Artist Award - Japanese film festival
1991Aditya 369Nandamuri Balakrishna, MohiniKishore KumarTelugu
1992MeeraVikramJesuTamilCredited as Master Tharun
1992TejaTejaTeluguNandi Award for Best Child Actor
1992My Dear MuthachanManuMalayalam
1995VajramAkkineni NagarjunaYoung NagarjunaTelugu
2000Nuvve KavaliRicha Pallod, Sai KiranTarun BhattiTeluguFilmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South
2000UncleAVSRajTelugu
2000Priyamaina NeekuSneha, PreethiGaneshTelugu
2001ChirujalluRicha PallodVamsiTelugu
2002Nuvvu leka nenu lenuAarthi AgarwalRadha KrishnaTelugu
2002Punnagai DesamGaneshTamil
2002AdrushtamReema Sen, GajalaTarunTelugu
2002Nuvve NuvveShriya SaranRishiTelugu
2003Ninne IstapaddanuAnita Hassanandani, SrideviCharanTelugu
2003Ela CheppanuShriya SaranSekharTelugu
2003Enakku 20 Unakku 18 / Nee Manasu Naaku TelusuTrisha Krishnan, Shriya SaranSridharTamil/TeluguBilingual
2004SakhiyaNauheed CyrusiHariTelugu
2005SoggaduAarthi AgarwalRaviTelugu
2005Oka OoriloSaloniSeenuTelugu
2007Nava VasanthamSunilGaneshTelugu
2008Bhale DongaluIleana D'Cruz, Jagapathi BabuRamuTelugu
2009Sasirekha ParinayamGeneliaAnand/AbhiTelugu
2013Chukkalanti Ammayi Chakkanaina AbbayiVimala RamanSanjayTelugu
2014YuddhamYami Gautam, Sri HariRishiTelugu
2014Veta(2014)Meka Srikanth, Jasmin BhasinTeluguReleasing on 21st March

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