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Atharva Murali
Born (1989-05-07) May 7, 1989 (age 25)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor
Years active 2010–present
Relatives Murali (Father)

Atharva Murali (Tamil: அதர்வாமுரளி; born may 7, 1989) is an Indian film actor. He is the son of late actor Murali.[1] He began his acting career in 2010 with the film Baana Kaathadi. He is a good dancer, Basketball and Football Player, and his ambition was to become a pilot, but his path has been changed. He did his engineering in Sathyabama University.

Early life and career[edit]

Atharva was born as the second child to film actor Murali and his wife, Shobha, on May 7, 1989 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.[2] He also has an elder sister, Kavya, and a younger brother, Aakash.[3]

In 2009, his father found him an offer to play the lead role in a film to be produced by Sathya Jyothi Films and directed by Badri Venkatesh. Titled Baana Kaathadi, the film launched in March 2009 and had Atharva pair up with Samantha Ruth Prabhu. The film, which also had Murali making a special appearance, released on August 6, 2010 to positive reviews and his performance was praised, especially Sify wrote: "makes a promising debut and he dances and emotes well".[4] A month after the film's release, tragedy struck Atharva as his father, Murali, deceased of a heart attack.[5]

Gautham Menon had previously shown interest in directing Adharavaa for a film.[6] Year later, his next release was Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal where he played a youngster suffering from hallunication, film did well and his performance was well received.[7] His Recent movie is Paradesi under the direction of Bala.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2010 Baana Kaathadi Ramesh Tamil Edison Award for Best Male Debutant
Nominated - Vijay Award for Best Debut Actor
2012 Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal Ramachandran Tamil
2013 Paradesi Raasa Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Techofes Award for Best Actor
Edison Award for Extreme Performance
Nominated - Vijay Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Best Lead Actor at London International Film Festival
2014 Irumbu Kuthirai Films that have not yet been released Tamil Post-production
2014 Eetti Films that have not yet been released Tamil Filming
2015 Kanithan Films that have not yet been released Tamil Filming
2015 Untitled A.Sarkunam Project Films that have not yet been released Tamil Pre Production


  1. ^ Posters, Movie (2010-05-04). "Murali’s Praises For His Son Adharva | Tamil Movie News". Archived from the original on 15 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-10. 
  2. ^ "Tamil Movie Baana | Adharva | Samandha | TG Thyagarajan | Murali | Karunas | Manobala - Oneindia Entertainment". 2009-03-11. Retrieved 2010-09-10. 
  3. ^ “”. "Actor Murali in Coffee with Anu -Part 04/04". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-09-10. 
  4. ^ "Movie Review : Baana Kaathadi". Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  5. ^ "Popular Kannada, Tamil actor Murali dead". 2010-08-31. Archived from the original on 11 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-10. 
  6. ^ "Gautham Menon considers Adharva". TamilVix.Com. Archived from the original on 8 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-10. 
  7. ^ "Movie Review : Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal". Retrieved 2013-10-25. 

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