|Born||Tarun Kumar Savvana
January 8, 1980
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
|Years active||1990 - present|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Relatives||Roja Ramani (mother)
Chakrapani Savvana (father)
Tarun Kumar Savvana, 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 received 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 in Nuvve Kavali in 2000. He then starred in romantic films including 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 to win the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his performance in Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Anjali in 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 was favourably received, and won three Filmfare Awards and received 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.
- "Nava Vasantham - Review". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011.
- "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.