Tara (Kannada actress)

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Tara
Born Anuradha
(1973-03-04) 4 March 1973 (age 41)
Bangalore, Mysore State, India
Occupation Actress
Politician
Years active 1984-present (Actress)
2009-present (Politician)
Spouse(s) H. C. Venugopal (m. 2005)
Parents
  • M. Thyagaraju
  • Pushpa
Website
www.tharaanooradha.com

Anuradha (born 4 March 1973; Kannada: ತಾರಾ) known by her stage name Tara is a south Indian film actress who primarily works in Kannada films and a politician with the Bharatiya Janata Party.[1] On March 15, 2012, Tara was elected as a chief president for the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy (KCA) making her the first ever actor to hold the position.[2] Tara has featured in over 500 commercial and Parallel Cinema.

Known for her strong author backed roles, Tara has won the Best Actress award in the 2005 National Film Awards for her role in the film Hasina, which also received the Best Film on Family Welfare award.[3] It was her first major recognition in a film career spanning over two decades long.[4] Besides Kannada, she has acted in few Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films as well.

Career[edit]

Tara made her first appearance on screen for a Tamil film Ingeyum Oru Gangai directed by noted actor, Manivannan, in 1984 which also featured Murali in the lead. Followed by this, she featured in her first Kannada film Thulasidala in 1985. However, she got a big break of her career through a Rajkumar starrer Guri in 1986 and thereafter she has acted in several movies as a leading lady and mainly as supporting actress. Her performance in Girish Karnad's Kanooru Heggadithi, which brought her widespread recognition. She received her first ever award as best actress for the Kannada movie Krama(1991), directed by debutant director Asrar Abid. In the late 1980s, she featured in Mani Ratnam's two of the biggest blockbuster Tamil films, Nayagan and Agni Natchathiram as a supporting actress.

Tara paired with almost all of the leading male co-stars in the 80's and 90's including Dr. Rajkumar, Shankar Nag, Vishnuvardhan, Ambarish, Ananth Nag, Shashikumar, Tiger Prabhakar, Shivarajkumar, Raghavendra Rajkumar, Murali, Karthik, Sunil, Devaraj among others.

In 2005, she was cast by Girish Kasaravalli in his film Hasina, for which she won a National Award from Indian Government. Subsequently, her role in Kannada movie Deadly Soma was appreciated. Then came her another breakthrough performance in the movie Cyanide the inside story.[5] In 2007, Tara received her second Best Actress award.[6] Beside acting, she produced Hasina, directed by Girish Kasaravalli and she has also announced an intent to direct films as well.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Tara married cinematographer H. C. Venugopal in 2005. She gave birth to a baby boy in February 2013 through the help of IVF.[8]

Notable Filmography[edit]

Year Film Title Notes
1984 Ingeyum Oru Gangai Tamil film
1994 Prana Snehitha
1985 Thulasidala Debut Kannada film
1986 Guri
1986 Maneye Mantralaya
1986 Samsarada Guttu
1986 Sundara Swapnagalu
1986 Satkaara
1987 Nayagan Tamil film
1987 Karunamayi
1987 Thulasi Tamil film
1987 Shubha Milana
1987 Hendthigelbedi
1988 Agni Natchathiram Tamil film
1988 Ranaranga
1988 Sangliyana
1988 Mutthaide
1988 Thaayi Karulu
1989 Idhu Sadhya
1989 Deva
1989 Doctor Krishna
1989 Poli Huduga
1989 C.B.I. Shankar
1989 Avale Nanna Hendthi
1990 Nigooda Rahasya
1990 Maheshwara
1991 C. B. I. Shiva
1991 Krama
1991 Aranyadalli Abhimanyu
1991 Ibbaru Hendira Muddina Police
1991 Karnana Sampathu
1991 Golmaal Radhakrishna 2
1992 Undu Hoda Kondu Hoda
1992 Halli Meshtru Guest Appearance
1992 Belli Kalungura
1992 Malashree Mamashree
1993 Munjaneya Manju Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
1993 Karimaleya Kaggathalu
1993 Muddina Maava
1994 Sammilana
1995 Operation Antha
1996 Sipayi
1996 Dhani
1996 Jeevanadhi
1997 Amrutha Varshini
1998 Yaare Neenu Cheluve
1999 Kanooru Heggadithi Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
1999 Premotsava
2000 Galate Aliyandru
2000 Kotigalu Saar Kotigalu
2000 Devara Maga
2001 Diggajaru
2001 Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu
2002 Mathadana
2002 Ninagagi
2003 Paris Pranaya
2003 Ondagona Baa
2004 Nalla
2004 Aagodella Olledakke
2004 Jyeshta
2005 Deadly Soma
2005 Karnana Sampathu
2005 Siddu
2005 Namma Basava
2005 Hasina Winner, National Film Award for Best Actress
2005 Dr. B R Ambedkar
2006 Cyanide Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
2006 Pandavaru
2006 Care of Footpath
2007 Shri Kshetra Kaivara Thathaiah Winner, Suvarna Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2007 Mathad Mathad Mallige
2007 Ee Bandhana Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Kannada
2008 Aramane
2008 Jnanajyothi Sri Siddaganga
2009 Birugaali
2010 Modala Sala
2010 School Master
2010 Eradane Maduve
2011 Mathond Madhuvena
2011 Kirataka
2011 Jolly Boy
2012 Bhageerathi Winner, Udaya Award for Best Supporting Actress
2012 Maatraan Tamil film
2012 Samsaaradalli Golmaal
2013 Galaate
2013 Shravani Subramanya Played Anant Nag's wife
2014 Ulidavaru Kandanthe
2015 Disco Shanthi-Part.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Admin (5 April 2009). "Kannada film actress Tara joins BJP". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  2. ^ TNN Mar 15, 2012, 12.00AM IST (2012-03-15). "Tara to head Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  3. ^ "Saif, Tara win National awards". rediff news. 13 July 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  4. ^ "It's better late than never, says Tara". The Hindu. 15 July 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  5. ^ "Cyanide Review - Kannada Movie Review by RGV". Nowrunning.com. 2006-03-20. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  6. ^ "Kumaraswamy happy with resurgent Kannada cinema". The Hindu. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  7. ^ "Tara - from actress to director". Indiaglitz. 25 February 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  8. ^ "Tara delivers a baby boy at 48!". The Times of India. 2 February 2013. 

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