|Born||Tarun Kumar Bhatti
January 8, 1983
Andhra Pradesh, India
|Residence||Film Nagar, Hyderabad, India|
|Years active||1990 - present|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Relatives||Roja Ramani (mother)
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 was featured 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. 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.
Tarun started his acting career at the age of eight, under Usha Kiran Movies production, before going on two win the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his performance in Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Anjali (1990) alongside his co-stars Shamili and Shruti. He also won acclaim for his work in the Malayalam children's film, Abhayam (1991), which won the National Film Award for Best Children's Film and Tarun won the Best Child artist Award at the Japanese film festival. In total, he went on to win three Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Award for Best Child Actor recognitions for his work in Telugu films. After a successful career as a child artist, Tarun took a seven year break from appearing in films to complete his education, though featured in advertisements shot by Rajiv Menon.
He made a comeback as a leading actor in K. Vijaya Bhaskar's Nuvve Kavali (2000), a romantic drama film where he portrayed a youngster who falls in love with his best friend, played by Richa Pallod. The film became a blockbuster at the box office and won rave reviews from critics, en route to winning three Filmfare Awards and receiving the Best Telugu film prize at the National Film Awards in 2001.
Filmography and Awards
- "38th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
- Women cannot earn playing cricket
- Nava Vasantham - Review
- Tarun to launch his Pub 'ON'
- "Tarun Kumar - On-Spot: Celebrity Cricket League 2". Entertainment.in.msn.com. 2012-01-16. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
- maatv. "Tarun Birthday Special". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-09-19.