Arjun Sarja

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Arjun Sarja
Arjun at TFPC ELections.jpg
Arjun at TFPC Elections
Born Arjun Sarja
(1962-08-15) 15 August 1962 (age 56)[1]
Madhugiri, Mysore State (now Madhugiri, Tumkur District, Karnataka), India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Ashok Babu, Seenu
Occupation Film actor, director, producer, screenwriter, distributor
Years active 1981–present
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Spouse(s)
Niveditha Arjun (m. 1988)
Children Aishwarya, Anjana
Parent(s) Shakti Prasad (father)
Lakshmi (mother)
Relatives Kishore Sarja (brother)
Chiranjeevi Sarja (nephew)
Dhruv Sarja (nephew)
Rajesh (father-in-law)

Srinivasa Sarja (born August 15, 1962),[1] known professionally as Arjun, is an Indian actor, producer and director. Referred to by the media and his fans as "Action King", he has worked predominantly in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada films,[2][3][4] while also performing in a few Malayalam and Hindi films.[5][6][7] As of 2017, Arjun had acted in more than 150 movies.[8][9] Until his 150th film, he has mostly performed in lead roles[10][11] and is one of few South Indian actors to attract fan following from multiple states of India.[12][13] He has directed 11 films[14] and also produced and distributed a number of films.[15]

In 1993, he starred in S. Shankar's blockbuster Gentleman which opened to positive reviews, while Arjun went on to win the State Award for Best Actor.[16][17][18] During this time, he starred in hits such as Jai Hind (1994), Karnaa (1995), and the crime drama film Kurudhipunal (1995), for which Arjun won positive acclaim for his role while the film became[19] India's official entry for the 68th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film category.[20][21][22]

In 1999, he starred in the political thriller Mudhalvan (1999). Portraying an ambitious TV journalist who receives the opportunity to become the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for a day, Arjun offered bulk dates for filming the project to Shankar.[23] The film subsequently won positive reviews with Arjun described as having "acquitted himself with aplomb in the challenging role".[24] Arjun received the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor for his role as well as numerous other nominations. Arjun then briefly experimented in softer roles with Kannodu Kanbathellam (1999) and as an energetic civil service officer in Vaanavil (2000).

He was then featured in Vasanth's romantic drama film Rhythm, where he played a photographer, who eventually falls in love with a widow. Featuring a popular soundtrack and opening to positive reviews, Rhythm also became a commercial success.[25] He carried on with a lighter theme in his next directorial venture, the love story Vedham (2001), while he ventured into Telugu cinema again by appearing in Raja's Hanuman Junction and the Kannada devotional film Sri Manjunatha (2001). In 2012, he appeared in the Kannada film Prasad screened at the Berlin Film Festival.[26] Arjun won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor for his work in the film.[27] Jaihind 2 in Tamil, Abhimanyu in Kannada is a 2014 Indian bilingual action-masala film produced and directed by Arjun.[28] This film won the Karnataka State Film Award for Second Best Film.[29]

Personal life[edit]

Arjun Sarja was born on 15 August 1964, in Madhugiri, in the erstwhile Mysore State.[4] His father was Shakthi Prasad, a Kannada film actor,[30] and his mother was Lakshmi, an art teacher. He had one elder brother Kishore Sarja, who directed Kannada films.[31] He is married to Niveditha Arjun a former actress who has appeared in the 1986 Kannada film Ratha Sapthami under the stage name of Asha Rani. Kannada actor Rajesh is his father-in-law.[32] Sarja has two daughters, Aishwarya and Anjana.[33] Aishwarya Arjun made her acting debut in 2013.[34] His nephews Chiranjeevi Sarja and Dhruva Sarja both act in Kannada movies.[35] Another nephew of Arjun, Bharat Sarja, will also be making his acting debut in 2013.[36]

Sarja, inspired by Bruce Lee's 1973 film Enter the Dragon, began training Karate at the age of 16[4] and now holds a black belt.[37]

Desires and plans[edit]

Arjun had always thought and dreamt of becoming a police officer but his fate took him into an entirely different direction.[38]

Arjun is an ardent devotee of Lord Hanuman. He is building the Hanuman temple at the outskirts of Chennai. A 35 feet statue of the Lord Anjaneya was sculpted exclusively for the temple and the statue of the Hanuman is in a sitting posture and weighs around 140 tonnes. The sitting posture of Hanuman statue is first of its kind in India.The Single stone statue is in 35 feet height and 12 feet width with the thickness of 7 feet.[38][39]

Film career[edit]

Arjun's father Shaakthii Prasad, a renowned actor of Kannada films, did not want his son to become actor and turned down film offers that Arjun began to receive as a teenager. In a surprise move, film producer Rajendra Singh Babu managed to convince Arjun to begin shoot for a feature film for his production house without Shakti Prasad's express permission and consequently, his father agreed to Arjun's career choice. The film Simhada Mari Sainya (1981) featured him as a junior artiste and the director of the film gave him the stage name of Arjun, replacing his original name Ashok Babu.[40] While he began to establish himself Kannada films, he received an offer from actor-producer A. V. M. Rajan and director Rama Narayanan to do a Tamil film Nandri. Simultaneously he was offered a Telugu film, Kodi Ramakrishna's Maa Pallelo Gopaludu in Telugu too which went on to be a big success, running for a year in three centres. His career as an actor began to take off in the mid 1980s and he sometimes worked for up to seven shifts in a day to keep up with the films he had committed to do.[40][41]

By 1990, his films lost box office value and he was out of work in Tamil and Telugu films for almost a year. He subsequently chose to direct his feature film Sevagan (1992), a crime story which opened to mixed reviews, but became a box office success.[42] Soon after, Shankar cast him in the lead role in his first film, Gentleman, after much persuasion. Arjun had initially rejected the film without listening to Shankar's narration but the director's persistence prompted him to feature in the film as a vigilante against corruption. The film opened to positive reviews and went on to become a trendsetter in the Tamil film industry, as well as achieving significant box office success, while Arjun went on to win the State Award for Best Actor.[43][20] His change of fortune at the box office continued and Arjun began to gain ground as a bankable lead star in action films after his films including his patriotic directorial venture Jai Hind (1994) and Karnaa (1995), where he played a dual role, went on to become blockbusters.[44] Kamal Haasan approached Arjun to play a police officer in the drama film Kurudhipunal (1995), and the actor jumped at the opportunity and agreed to do the film even without hearing the narration. Arjun won positive acclaim for his role, while the film became India's official entry for the 68th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film category.[45]

In the late 1990s, his action films often carried a patriotic theme, though he was still able to attract prominent producers and directors.[46] After a series of unsuccessful action films, including his own venture Thaayin Manikodi (1998), he teamed up again with Shankar in the political drama film Mudhalvan (1999). Portraying an ambitious TV journalist who receives the opportunity to become the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for a day, Arjun offered bulk dates for filming the project to Shankar.[23] The film subsequently won positive reviews with Arjun described as having "acquitted himself with aplomb in the challenging role".[24] Arjun received the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor for his role as well as numerous other nominations. Arjun then briefly experimented in softer roles, portraying critically acclaimed characters of businessman with "shades of grey" in Prabhu Solomon's Kannodu Kanbathellam (1999) and as an energetic civil service officer in Vaanavil (2000). He then featured in Vasanth's romantic drama film Rhythm (2000), where he played a photographer, who eventually falls in love with another widower. Featuring a popular soundtrack and opening to positive reviews, Rhythm also became a commercial a success, with a critic noting "Arjun is as polished as ever" and adding "who would have conceived this idea that the "Action King" could attempt a soft-natured role of this kind".[25] He carried on with a lighter theme in his next directorial venture, the love story Vedham (2001), while he ventured into Telugu cinema again by appearing in Raja's Hanuman Junction and as a Hindu devotee in Sri Manjunatha (2001).

The image of "action king" made him popular with town and village centre audiences, who appreciate the actor's fight and stunt scenes. He thus actively chose to specialise in action films, often collaborating with directors who specialised in them such as Sundar C, Venkatesh and Selva. In the mid 2000s, he appeared in several action films with the same premise, often portraying a police officer or a local do-gooder. He directed and featured in lead roles in both the action films Ezhumalai (2002) and Parasuram (2003), while also being involved in Maharajan's Arasatchi (2004). Some of his films, Giri (2004) and Marudhamalai, were box office successes, with several of his projects were not, including Madrasi, Vathiyar (2006) and Durai, in all of which he was the story writer.[47] Despite not achieving any significant hit films in the 2000s, producers often considered Arjun as a "minimum guarantee" actor and felt his sizable fan following the four Southern States of India would help recover money even through dubbed versions.[48][49] In a rare experimental film for him in the decade, he portrayed the role of the Hindu deity Hanuman in Krishna Vamsi's devotional film Sri Anjaneyam (2004) and worked on the film without receiving remuneration as a self-confessed worshipper of the deity.[50] He was also cast for a change as a realistic police officer in Bharathiraja's critically acclaimed Bommalattam (2008), where a reviewer felt his "showcase of the soft, subtle yet unrelenting cop was noteworthy".[51] [52]

Since the turn of the decade, Arjun has attempted to move away from his "action king" image and accepted to star in films where he would play the antagonist or a supporting role, with the move drawing praise from film critics.[53] In 2011, Arjun accepted the opportunity to play an extended guest role alongside Ajith Kumar in Venkat Prabhu's crime thriller Mankatha, with critics praising his performance as a police offer in the blockbuster.[54] The following year he appeared in Kannada film Prasad, for which he won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor. Portraying a middle-class father with a deaf and dumb son, Arjun noted it was a rewarding experience for him to break the monotony of his standard roles and attempt something different, admitting he was moved by the script.[55] The film opened to unanimously positive reviews in March 2012 and then was selected to be screened as the Berlin Film Festival, with critics labelling Arjun's portrayal as a "stunning performance" and his "career best".[56] Arjun collaborated with director Mani Ratnam with Kadal (2013), in which the actor portrayed a negative role of a smuggler in coastal Tamil Nadu. While the film opened to mixed reviews and became a box office failure, Arjun won rave reviews for his portrayal with Sify.com noting Arjun is "deliciously despicable in his career's most memorable negative role" and The Hindu labelling him as "brilliant".[57] He then won acclaim for his portrayal of real life police officer K. Vijay Kumar in the bilingual film Vana Yuddham, the biopic of notorious forest brigand Veerappan, as well as for his role of a paralysed swimming coach in Vasanth's romance film, Moondru Per Moondru Kadal.[58] His latest directorial venture, Jai Hind 2 contained a message about the declining state of the Indian education system. Thee film became a box office success in Kannada, while the Tamil version did not perform well at the box office.[59]

Filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Title Role Language Note
1981 Simhada Mari Sainya Arjun Kannada Kannada debut
1983 Aasha Arjun
Prema Yuddha
1984 Pooja Phala
Prema Jyothi
Male Bantu Male
Pralayantaka Guest appearance
Nandri Murugan Tamil Tamil debut
Kadamai Jeeva
1985 Naagam
Maa Pallelo Gopaludu Gopalam Telugu Telugu debut
Ilamai Tamil
Sivappu Kili
Vesham Ashok
Terror Telugu
Bangaru Chilaka
Engal Kural Raja Tamil
Yaar? Jagan
Avan Johnny
1986 Na Ninna Preetisuve Kannada Dubbed in Tamil as Thanthai Mel Aanai
Naga Devatha Telugu
Kutra
Prathidwani Ravi
Kotigadu Dubbed in Tamil as Enga Ooru Thambi
Cowboy No. 1 Vijay
En Sabadham Vijay Tamil
Kulirkaala Megangal Prem
Vettai
Konaseema Kurradu Rambabu Telugu
Mannemlo Monagadu
1987 Manavadostunnadu Dubbed in Tamil as Naanthan Raja
Nyayaniki Sankellu Dubbed in Tamil as Neethikku Vilangu
Shankar Guru Shankar Guru Tamil
Trimurtulu Siva Telugu
Chinnari Devatha
Thayaramma Thandava Krishna
Kalyana Kacheri Vadivelu Tamil
Maonagadu Telugu
Prathispandhana
Garjinchina Ganga Dubbed in Tamil as Thayin Theerpu
Rakshasa Samharam
1988 Thaimel Aanai Raja Tamil
Venghai
Thaai Paasam Raja
Doctor Gari Abbai Kranthi Telugu
Pattikaatu Thambi Chinna Thambi Tamil
Dhayam Onnu Arun (Raja / Ilaiyaraja
/ Arjun /
Ignatius Immanuel Inbaraj)
Siripuram Chinnodu Telugu
Veguchukka Pagatichukka Dubbed in Tamil as Edutha Sabatham Mudipen
Chilipi Donga
Coolie Gopi
August 15 Rathri Abhimanyu Dubbed in Tamil as Kakki Sattai Potta Machan
1989 Sondhakkaran Rajadurai Tamil
Vettai Vilai
Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Raja
Annanukku Jai Kaali
Padicha Pulla Kasi
En Thangai Pandiyan
Enga Annan Varattum Manikkam
Premagni Vikram Kannada Dubbed in Tamil as Thennattu Vengai
1990 Prathap Prathap Dubbed in Tamil as Lorry Driver
Paattali Magan Gopi Tamil
Manaivi Oru Manickam Vijay
Periya Idathu Pillai Vijay
Aatha Naan Pass Ayittaen Chinnasamy
Thangaikku Oru Thalattu Gopi,
Prakash
1991 Thanga Thamaraigal Ramu
Enga Ooru Sippai Rasaiyya
1992 Mudhal Kural Karan
Sevagan Sanjay
Annan Ennada Thambi Ennada Shankar
Police Lockup Arjun Kannada
Snehada Kadalalli Krishna Dubbed in Tamil as Meenavan
Shivanaga Shiva Dubbed in Tamil as Raja Naagam
1993 Alimayya Anantha
Prathap Prathap Tamil
Gokulam Kannan Guest appearance
Gentleman Krishnamoorthy (Kitcha) Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
Dhuruva Natchathiram Suriyadevan
Karpagam Vanthachu Sakthivel
Rojavai Killathe Duraipandi (Alexander)
1994 Jai Hind Bharath
Mettupatti Mirasu Chinnadurai
Sadhu Sathyamoorthy (Sakthi)
Maa Voori Maaraju Suribabu Telugu
1995 Mudhal Udhayam Cheenu Tamil
Karna Karna, Vijay
Kurudhipunal Abbas
Ayudha Poojai Krishnasamy
1996 Sengottai Sekhar
Subash Subash
Drohi Abbas Telugu
1997 Adimai Sangili Karthikeyan (Kannan) Tamil
1998 Kondattam Raja (Ramu)
Thaayin Manikodi Arjun
Zulm-O-Sitam Arjun Hindi Dubbed in Tamil as Arjuna
Shubhavaarta Rajendra Prasad "Raja" Telugu
1999 Hello Friend Vijay
Suriya Paarvai Tamil
Mannavaru Chinnavaru Raja 100th film
Suyamvaram Sanjay
Kannodu Kanbathellam Seetharam
Mudhalvan Pughazhendi Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
2000 Sudhandhiram Vishwa
Rhythm Karthikeyan
Vaanavil Surya
2001 Vedham Vijay
Sri Manjunatha Manjunatha Telugu
Kannada
Hanuman Junction Krishna Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as Singakottai
2002 Ezhumalai Ezhumalai Tamil
2003 Parasuram Parasuram
Ottran Karthik
2004 Puttintiki Ra Chelli Sivanna Telugu
Anbu Sagotharan Siva Tamil
Sri Anjaneyam Lord Anjaneya Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as Hanuman
Arasatchi Siddharth Tamil
Giri Giri (Shiva)
Jaisurya Jai Anand
Surya
2005 Chinna Chinna
Aanai Vijay
2006 Madrasi Kasi
Sivakasi Telugu
Vathiyar Annadurai Tamil
2007 Manikanda Manikanda/Raja
Marudhamalai Marudhamalai
Thavam Himself Guest appearance
2008 Swagatam Srikanth Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as America to Aminjikarai
Durai Durai (Raja) Tamil
Bommalattam Vivek
Thiruvannamalai Easwaran/Swamiji
2009 Vayuputra Kannada Guest appearance
2010 Rama Rama Krishna Krishna Ashok Deva Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as Gandhipuram
Vandae Maatharam Anwar Hussain Tamil
Malayalam
Vallakottai Muthuvel (Vayuputhran) Tamil
2011 Mankatha Prithviraj
2012 This Weekend Sanjay Hindi Dubbed in Tamil as Kaatupuli
Maasi Masilamani Tamil
Prasad Shankar Kannada Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor
Dubbed in Tamil as Prasad [60]
2013 Kadal Bergmans Tamil Winner, Vijay Award for Best Villain
Dubbed in Telugu as Kadali
Attahasa DGP K. Vijay Kumar Kannada Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Supporting Actor
Vana Yuddham Tamil Dubbed in Telugu as Veerappan
Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal Paul Harris Rosario
2014 Jai Hind 2 Abhimanyu Tamil
Telugu
Abhimanyu Kannada
2016 Game Shakthi
Oru Melliya Kodu Tamil
2017 Nibunan Ranjith Kalidoss 150th film
Dubbed in Hindi as Jigarbaaz
Vismaya Kannada
LIE Padmanabha Telugu
2018 Prema Baraha Himself Kannada Special appearance
Solli Vidava Tamil
Naa Peru Surya Dr. Rama Krishna Raju Telugu Dubbed in Tamil as En Peyar Surya En Veedu India
Irumbu Thirai Sathyamoorthy (White Devil) Tamil
Kontract S. S. Sameer Telugu
Kannada
Filming
Iruvar Oppantham Tamil
Muniratna Kurukshetra Karna Kannada Filming
Kolaikaran Tamil Filming

As director, producer, writer and distributor[edit]

Year Title Credited as Language Notes
Director Producer Writer Distributor
1992 Sevagan Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1993 Prathap Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1994 Jai Hind Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1995 Karna Green tickY Tamil
1998 Thaayin Manikodi Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
Thutta Mutta Green tickY Kannada
1999 Suyamvaram Green tickY Tamil
2001 Vedham Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2002 Ezhumalai Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2003 Parasuram Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2006 Madrasi Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
Vathiyar Green tickY Tamil
2007 Thavam Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2008 Durai Green tickY Tamil
2009 Vayuputra Green tickY Kannada
2014 Jai Hind 2 Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil [61]
Abhimanyu Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada [62][63][64]
2018 Prema Baraha Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
Solli Vidava Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil

As singer[edit]

Year Film Song Music director Notes
1995 Mudhal Udhayam "Raasi Nalla Raasi" Sankar Ganesh
1995 Karnaa "Hello Miss Chellama" Vidyasagar Sang alongside Chetan, Swarnalatha
2003 Parasuram "Chittukuruvi" A. R. Rahman Sang alongside Swarnalatha, Sriram Parthasarathy
2004 Jaisurya "Kattuna Avala Kattuvenda" Deva Sang alongside Vadivelu

Awards[edit]

State Film Awards - Won
Other awards - Won

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