Aadarsh Balakrishna

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Aadarsh Balakrishna
Born (1984-02-10) 10 February 1984 (age 36)
Other namesAddy,aadhi
OccupationFilm Actor
Spouse(s)Gulnar Virk Krishna[1]

Aadarsh Balakrishna is an Indian film actor born on 10 February 1984 in Bangalore. He is primarily known for his negative roles in Telugu films. He is also the runner up of reality TV show Bigg Boss Telugu 1.[2]

Early life[edit]

His father, Balakrishna, is a businessman while his mother Uma is a homemaker. He has a younger sister, Apoorva, who is an architect. Aadarsh studied at Sophia High School, Bangalore until Standard 3. His family then moved to Hyderabad where he continued his schooling at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Public School and St. Andrews High School. He completed his graduation from Nizam College in 2005–06, majoring in Commerce. He was a cricketer and nurtured an ambition to play for India. He represented Hyderabad in various state level categories and also played for Osmania University.


Aadarsh aspired to become a cricketer as a child and played at state level in his teens.[2] While he was training at St John's Cricket Academy, he was spotted by Nagesh Kukunoor's team, who were on the lookout for a real cricketer to play the role of 'Kamal' opposite Shreyas Talpade and was asked to audition for Iqbal.[2] He was given the role of Kamal, and Iqbal went on to become a critical and commercial success. It was produced by Subhash Ghai's Mukta Searchlight Films and won a National Award in 2005. Later, Aadarsh got his big break in Tollywood with the movie Happy Days directed by Sekhar Kammula which was a major blockbuster in 2007. He played Sanjay, a senior bully in the movie, set against an engineering college backdrop. His character was a memorable one and he made his mark as a 'Bad Guy' in Tollywood.[2] He was then seen in Vinayakudu (2008) directed by Sai Kiran Avidi and Ride (2009) directed by Ramesh Varma which also went on to become successes at the box office. Aadarsh within a short span worked with directors like Nagesh Kukunoor, Sekhar Kammula, Gopichand Mallineni and Ram Gopal Varma among others. He made his Kannada film debut in Nooru Janmaku where he played the 2nd lead, directed by Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar, a national award-winning director. He was seen in the film directed by Krishna Vamsi, titled Govindudu Andarivadele with Ram Charan.[3]

Aadarsh also represents the Telugu Warriors in the Celebrity Cricket League and is one of their mainstays. He was runner up in GRAND FINALE of Big Boss Telugu Season 1. [4]

He will be seen playing the role of an Indian Research and Analysis Wing agent in Ullu App's upcoming web-series titled Peshawar,[5] which is based on 2014 Peshawar school massacre. His role is loosely based on the real life hero, who was popularly known as 'Black Tiger'.


Year Title Role Director Notes
2005 Iqbal Kamal Nagesh Kukunoor Hindi Film
2007 Happy Days Sanjay Sekhar Kammula Telugu Film
2008 Vinayakudu Ananth Naidu Sai Kiran Adivi Telugu Film
2009 Ride Gaja Ramesh Varma Telugu Film
2009 Evaraina Epudaina Raja Marthand K Shankar Telugu Film
2010 Maro Charitra Maddy Ravi Yadav Telugu Film
2010 Maa Annayya Bangaram Jonnalagadda Srinivas Telugu Film
2011 Cricket Girls and Beer Vijay Umesh Shirupalli Telugu Film
2010 Nooru Janmaku Jeevan Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar Kannada Film
2010 KSD Appalaraju Babu Garu Ram Gopal Varma Telugu Film
2012 Genius Nizamuddin Ohmkkar Telugu Film
2012 Bodyguard Gopichand Malineni Telugu Film
2014 Nee Jathaga Nenundali Jaya Ravindra Telugu Film
2014 Govindudu Andarivadele Baachi Krishna Vamsi Telugu Film
2015 Superstar Kidnap Jai A. Sushanth Reddy Telugu Film
2016 Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu Seetha's suitor Srinivas Gavireddy Telugu Film
2016 Sarrainodu Paddam Veerendra Boyapati Srinu Telugu Film
2016 Jaguar Arya Mahadev Bilingual
Kannada-Telugu Film
2017 Babu Baga Busy Naveen Medaram Telugu Film
2017 Winner Gopichand Malineni Telugu film
2017 PSV Garuda Vega Praveen Sattaru Telugu Film
2018 Vijetha Kiran Rakesh Sashi Telugu Film
2018 Neevevaro Blind sculptor Hari Nath Telugu Film
2018 W/O Ram Rocky Vijay Yelakanti Telugu Film
2018 Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava Trivikram Srinivas Telugu Film
2019 Chanakya RAW agent Thiru Telugu Film
2019 Aswathama Jagadish Ramana Teja Telugu Film



Year Show Role Channel Result
2017 Bigg Boss Telugu (season 1) Contestant Star Maa Runner up- On Day 70


  1. ^ "Celebrity couple Aadarsh Balakrishna and Gulnar Virk Krishna", Times Of India
  2. ^ a b c d Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (2010) "Poised to Win", The Hindu, 3 April 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2014
  3. ^ "I’d like to make a mark as baddie: Aadarsh Balakrishna", The Indian Express, 30 July 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014
  4. ^ http://www.scooptimes.com/biography/aadarsh-balakrishna-actor/9919
  5. ^ "Bigg Boss Fame Aadarsh Balakrishna To Play A RAW Agent In Peshawar"". Spotboye.com. Retrieved 9 August 2019.

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