Bharani (actor)

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Born Bala
1986 june21,32 years old
Paramakudi, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor
Years active 2007–present
Height 1.75 cm (1 in)
Spouse(s) revathi(2013)

Bharani is an Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil language films. After making his debut in Balaji Sakthivel's college drama Kalloori (2007), he made a breakthrough with his role as an eccentric Madurai-based youngster in Samuthirakani's buddy film Naadodigal (2009). He has since appeared in leading and supporting roles in films including Thoonga Nagaram (2011) and Netru Indru (2014).[1]


Bharani made his acting debut through Balaji Sakthivel's coming-of-age college drama Kalloori (2009), where he played a supporting role alongside Tamannaah and Akhil. The film, produced by Shankar, won critical acclaim and created further offers for the leading actors. Bharani was then cast in Samuthirakani's buddy movie Naadodigal (2009), where he featured as an eccentric Madurai-based youngster along with Sasikumar and Vijay Vasanth. Bharani won critical acclaim for his performance, with noting "it is Bharani who takes the cake as the perfect friend" and that "he has you in splits throughout with his comic expressions and dialogues".[2] The film performed well at the box office and presented further offers for several of the film's cast and crew. Soon after the release of the film, Bharani was offered leading roles in films including Seenu Ramasamy's Thenmerku Paruvakaatru (2009) and Prabhu Solomon's Mynaa (2010), but missed out on the opportunities.[3] During the period, he also worked on his first lead role in the critically acclaimed Vilai, before starring in Gaurav Narayanan's Thoonga Nagaram (2011) in a supporting role with Vimal.[4] Bharani also worked on films including Parimala Thiraiyarangam, Vellai Kuthirayil Rajakumaran and Podi Pasanga thereafter, though none of the films were completed.[5] Commercial success eluded the actor during the following years with Netru Indru (2014) being critically panned and another film as the lead actor, Kannakol, going through production delays, before eventually releasing in 2018.[6]

In 2017, Bharani appeared in the reality TV show Bigg Boss, hosted by Kamal Haasan. He was ejected from the house after 14 days after attempting to scale a wall to exit the premises.[7] His exit brought about much criticism and media discussion following allegations of bullying from other housemates. Since his exit, Bharani has enjoyed wider media attention and has been presented in positive light, in contrary to negative allegations he endured against him inside the house.[8][9][10]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2007 Kalloori Ramesh Tamil
2009 Naadodigal Paandi Tamil
2010 Vilai Nandhu Tamil
2011 Thoonga Nagaram Ayyavu Tamil
2014 Netru Indru Arivazhagan Tamil
2016 Vetrivel Paandi Tamil Cameo appearance
2017 Panam Pathinnonum Seiyum Azhagu Sundaram Tamil
2017 Bayama Irukku Raj Tamil
2018 Kannakol Tamil
2018 Pottu Tamil Filming
2018 Naadodigal 2 Tamil Filming



  1. ^ Kumar, S. R. Ashok (5 April 2014). "Kannakkol: Hitting the right notes". Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Nadodigal is realistic". Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  3. ^ "The First Episode Of 'Bigg Boss' I Watched Was The One Where I Tried To Escape: Bharani". 12 July 2017. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  4. ^ Kumar, S. R. Ashok (28 August 2010). "Vilai - Laudable attempt". Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Bharani strikes six!". Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  6. ^ Raghavan, Nikhil (5 October 2013). "Etcetera: Beware of this thief!". Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Here's why Bigg Boss contestant Bharani is feeling positive!". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Did Julie apologise to Bharani?". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  9. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (3 August 2017). "He wears no mask". Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Bharani explains his current status after escaping 'Bigg Boss' - Tamil Movie News". Retrieved 23 August 2018.