Tarun Kumar

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Tarun Kumar
Born Tarun Kumar Savvana
(1980-01-08) January 8, 1980 (age 35)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990 - present
Height 5 ft 9 in
Relatives Roja Ramani (mother)
Amulya (sister)
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.[1]

He was featured as a lead actor in Nuvve Kavali in 2000.[2] He then starred in romantic films including Priyamaina Neeku, Nuvvu leka nenu lenu, Nuvve Nuvve, Enakku 20 Unakku 18, Punnagai Desam, and Sasirekha Parinayam.

Personal life[edit]

Tarun is the elder son of Oriya actor Chakrapani Savvana and Telugu actress Roja Ramani. He is an accomplished cricketer and participates in Celebrity Cricket League.[3]

Career[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Filmography and Awards[edit]

Year Film Cast Role Language Notes
1990 Manasu Mamatha Naresh Child artist Telugu Nandi Award for Best Child Actor
1990 Bujjigadi Babai Naresh Child artist Telugu
1990 Anjali Raghuvaran, Revathi Arjun Tamil As Master Tarun
National Film Award for Best Child Artist
1991 Thalapathi Cameo appearance Tamil As a petty-thief
1991 Surya IPS Daggubati Venkatesh Child artist Telugu
1991 Pillalu Diddina Kapuram Jagapathi Babu Child artist Telugu Nandi Award for Best Child Actor
1991 Abhayam Child artist Malayalam Best Child Artist Award - Japanese film festival
1991 Aditya 369 Nandamuri Balakrishna, Mohini Kishore Kumar Telugu
1992 Meera Vikram Jesu Tamil Credited as Master Tharun
1992 Teja Teja Telugu Nandi Award for Best Child Actor
1992 My Dear Muthachan Manu Malayalam
1995 Vajram Akkineni Nagarjuna Young Nagarjuna Telugu
2000 Nuvve Kavali Richa Pallod, Sai Kiran Tarun Savvana Telugu
2000 Uncle AVS Raj Telugu
2000 Priyamaina Neeku Sneha, Preethi Ganesh Telugu
2001 Chirujallu Richa Pallod Vamsi Telugu
2002 Nuvvu leka nenu lenu Aarthi Agarwal Radha Krishna Telugu
2002 Punnagai Desam Ganesh Tamil
2002 Adrushtam Reema Sen, Gajala Tarun Telugu
2002 Nuvve Nuvve Shriya Saran Rishi Telugu
2003 Ninne Istapaddanu Anita Hassanandani, Sridevi Charan Telugu
2003 Ela Cheppanu Shriya Saran Sekhar Telugu
2003 Enakku 20 Unakku 18 / Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu Trisha Krishnan, Shriya Saran Sridhar Tamil/Telugu Bilingual
2004 Sakhiya Nauheed Cyrusi Hari Telugu
2005 Soggadu Aarthi Agarwal Ravi Telugu
2005 Oka Oorilo Saloni Seenu Telugu
2007 Nava Vasantham Sunil Ganesh Telugu
2008 Bhale Dongalu Ileana D'Cruz, Jagapathi Babu Ramu Telugu
2009 Sasirekha Parinayam Genelia Anand/Abhi Telugu
2013 Chukkalanti Ammayi Chakkanaina Abbayi Vimala Raman Sanjay Telugu
2014 Yuddham Yami Gautam, Sri Hari Rishi Telugu
2014 Veta Meka Srikanth, Jasmin Bhasin Karthik Telugu

References[edit]

  1. ^ "38th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nava Vasantham - Review". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tarun Kumar - On-Spot: Celebrity Cricket League 2". Entertainment.in.msn.com. 2012-01-16. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  4. ^ maatv. "Tarun Birthday Special". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  5. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/mp/2004/02/05/stories/2004020500310100.htm