Bharath (actor)

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Bharath in 2012
Bharath Srinivasan

(1983-07-21) 21 July 1983 (age 38)
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)Jeshley (m. 2013-present)

Bharath Srinivasan (born 21 July 1983), known professionally as Bharath, is an Indian film actor, who works predominantly in the Tamil film industry, along with a few films in Malayalam, Hindi and Telugu.

He made his acting debut in 2003 with S. Shankar's Boys. He first appeared in the Jayaraj-directed Malayalam vigilante film 4 the People (2004) which was a musical hit and a blockbuster in Kerala.[1] Then, he played the negative character in Chellamae (2004).[2]

He received his breakthrough as the lead in the Tamil film Kaadhal (2004). Some of his other notable films include Pattiyal (2006), Em Magan (2006), Veyil (2006), Pazhani (2008), Kanden Kadhalai (2009), Vaanam (2011), Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu (2013) and Kaalidas (2019).

Personal life[edit]

Bharath was born as Bharath Srinivasan on 21 July 1983 in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India. He is a trained dancer by profession and joined Swingers International Dance Club when he was 11 years old. He did his schooling at DAV Senior Secondary School, he's also a football fan.[3] Bharath has a younger sister, Preethi.[4] His mother tongue is Tamil.

He married childhood friend Jeshly, a Malayali dentist based in Dubai, on 9 September 2013 in Chennai.[5] He has twin boys who were born in August 2018.[6]


Debut success (2003–2009)[edit]

Bharath made his acting debut in the 2003 Tamil film Boys directed by S. Shankar, in which he played the guitarist of a boy band. He was selected for the role, after Shankar had seen him performing at a dance programme "Inspirations" at the Music Academy by Swingers.[7] In 2004, he first appeared in the Malayalam film, the Jayaraj-directed vigilante film 4 The People, portraying one of the four protagonists. Later that year, he played the antagonist role in the Tamil film Chellamae. His portrayal of Vishwa, a possessive teenager who kidnaps his childhood friend whom he is obsessed with and although she has married someone else, was acclaimed by critics.[8] He reprised his role from 4 The People in the Telugu remake Yuvasena.[9] He played his first starring role in Balaji Sakthivel's Tamil romantic-drama film Kaadhal that featured him as a poor mechanic who falls in love and elopes with a wealthy twelfth-standard student.[10][11] The film, produced by Shankar, received critical acclaim and commercial success.[12][10] Pattiyal, a gangster thriller, was his first release in 2006. The Vishnuvardhan-directorial opened to a positive response[vague] and went to become a box office hit,[13] with Bharath garnering accolades for his performance as a deaf and dumb hitman[14] Later that year, he starred in Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu, Em Magan, Chennai Kadhal and Veyil. While Chennai Kadhal, a romance film by Vikraman,[15] bombed at the box office, Thirumurugan's family drama film Em Magan was declared a hit film.[16] He has received great accolades for Veyil.[17]

Following Veyil, Bharath experienced a setback in his career as his subsequent releases—with the exception of Pazhani—proved to be commercially unsuccessful.[18][19] He was facing an "image crisis" as he signed up for action and masala films and went on play repetitive roles as a "larger than life angry young man", playing "small town rowdy" or "guy seeking revenge" roles.[18] Koodal Nagar, was released in 2007 in which he portrayed a dual role, which was a box office disaster. In 2008 he appeared in Perarasu's Pazhani alongside Kajal Aggarwal and Khushbu, following which Nepali, directed by V. Z. Durai was released.[20] That year he had two more releases, Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu, which saw him collaborating with the Em Magan team again, and Hari's Seval.[18][19] In 2009 he acted in Arumugam, directed by Suresh Krishna and Kanden Kadhalai, the Tamil remake of the 2007 Bollywood film Jab We Met. The latter featured him in a totally contrasting role as a rich businessman, and became his only commercial success in two years.[21][22]

Setbacks and success (2010–2013)[edit]

In 2010, he had a single release with Badri's Thambikku Indha Ooru which became a critical and commercial failure. In 2011, he appeared in the multi-starrer Vaanam as Bharath Chakravarthy, a guitarist. Post-release, Bharath clashed with the producer and another actor in the film, Silambarasan, claiming he did not receive as much promotion and publicity as Silambarasan's character.[23] His next film, the romantic comedy Yuvan Yuvathi co-starring Rima Kallingal, was followed by Perarasu's action-masala film Thiruthani co-starring Sunaina.[24] He also made a guest appearance in Vasanthabalan's Aravaan. In 2013, his romantic thriller film Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu released in August. The film, which was directed by Sasi, opened to positive reviews with a critic noting he "has put a lot of effort and hardwork to the role" and "is one single reason to watch the film".[25] Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu is Bharath's only highest-grossing film in his career. Bharath made his Bollywood debut with Jackpot (2013).[26] The film was about four people who try to con one another for money and Bharath played one of them, a Goan named Anthony D’Souza from Puducherry.[27]

Career slump, struggle and resurgence (2014–present)[edit]

Bharath performing on Ungalil Yaar Adutha Prabhu Deva

He returned to Malayalam cinema in 2014 with Koothara. Thereafter, he played his 25th movie in Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani (2014). The film was met with mixed reviews.[28] The next was action film Killadi (2015). The film was released to negative reviews.[29] Bharath subsequently appeared as autistic youngster in a Malayalam project titled 1000 – Oru Note Paranja Katha (2015), which garnered poor reviews on release, with a critic noting that "there are plenty of moments of real terrible acting around, and it's a pity to see an actor like Bharath strut around awkwardly, trying to pass off as a youngster with a disability, but with very little success".[30] Later in 2015 he appeared in another Malayalam movie Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi (2015), which was an experimental movie.

In 2017, he acted in Ennodu Vilayadu.[31] Kadugu directed by Vijay Milton was a solid comeback, but the film was an average hit.[32] At the end of the year, he appeared in the movie Spyder starring Mahesh Babu, a bilingual film directed by AR Murugadoss, playing a negative role in a cameo appearance. The film was a moderate success.[33] Kadaisi Bench Karthi was released on 27 October and received negative reviews. It was a colossal flop.[34] In 2019, Simba and Pottu commercially failed.[35][36] Kaalidas, which is directed by Sri Senthil, released on 13 December 2019, featured Bharath as a cop for the first time in his career. The movie was a success for Bharath after a long time.[37]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Year Film Role Language Notes
2003 Boys Babu Kalyanam (Bob Galy) Tamil
2004 4 the People Vivek Malayalam
2004 Chellamae Vishwa Rajasekhar Tamil
2004 Yuvasena Vivek Telugu
2004 Kaadhal Murugan Tamil His first film as a main lead actor
2005 February 14 Shiva Tamil
2006 Pattiyal Selva Tamil
2006 Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu Manu Tamil
2006 Em Magan Krishna Tamil
2006 Chennai Kadhal Gautham Tamil
2006 Veyil Kathir Tamil
2007 Koodal Nagar Suriyan, Chandran Tamil
2008 Pazhani Pazhanivel (Vellaiyan) Tamil In this film, he has got the title 'Chinna Thalapathy'
2008 Nepali Karthik (Nepali / Bharathan) Tamil
2008 Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu Muniyandi Tamil
2008 Seval Murugesan Tamil
2009 Arumugam Arumugam Tamil
2009 Kanden Kadhalai Sakthivel Rajasekharan Tamil
2010 Thambikku Indha Ooru Akilesh Tamil
2011 Ko Himself Tamil Cameo appearance
2011 Vaanam Bharath Chakravarthy Tamil
2011 Yuvan Yuvathi Kathirvelmurugan Tamil
2012 Aravaan Thogaimaan Tamil Guest appearance
2012 Thiruthani Velu / Thiruthani Tamil
2013 Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu Aravind Tamil
2013 Jackpot Anthony D’Souza Hindi
2014 Koothara Koobrin Malayalam
2014 Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam Himself Tamil Cameo appearance
2014 Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani Sigamani Tamil 25th Film
2015 Killadi Dharani Tamil
2015 1000 – Oru Note Paranja Katha Jikku Mon Malayalam
2015 Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi Shanmugan Ilangovan (Sam) Malayalam
2017 Ennodu Vilayadu Vikram Tamil
2017 Kadugu Nambi Tamil
2017 Spyder Bhairavadu's brother Telugu
Sudalai's brother Tamil
2017 Kadaisi Bench Karthi Karthi Tamil
2019 Simba Mahesh Tamil
2019 Pottu Arjun Tamil
2019 Kaalidas Kaalidas Tamil
2021 Radhe Sarvesh Hindi
2021 Naduvan Karthik Tamil
2021 Kurup Izaakh Malayalam
2021 Kshanam Aravind Malayalam [38]
2021 8 Films that have not yet been released Tamil Filming[39]
2021 Inspector Barani Films that have not yet been released Tamil Filming[40]
2021 6 HoursFilms that have not yet been released Malayalam Post Production[41]
2021 Samara Films that have not yet been released Malayalam Pre Production[42]
2022 Untitled movie with Vani BhojanFilms that have not yet been released TBA Tamil Announced[43]
2022 MunnarivaanFilms that have not yet been released TBA Tamil Announced[44]


Year Program Role Language Note
2019 Kerala Dance League Judge Malayalam Amrita TV

Web series[edit]

Year Program Name Role Language Network Notes
2020 Time Enna Boss Bala Tamil Amazon Prime [45]


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