Tara (Kannada actress)

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Tara
Member (nominated) of Karnataka Legislative Council
Assumed office
10 August 2012
President of the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy
In office
15 March 2012 – June 2013
Personal details
Born Anuradha
(1973-03-04) 4 March 1973 (age 44)[a]
Bangalore, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) H. C. Venugopal (m. 2005)
Children 1
Occupation Actress, politician

Anuradha (born 4 March 1973), known by her stage name Tara, is an Indian actress and politician. As an actress, she is known for her work in Kannada cinema. She joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2009 and is currently a nominated member of the Karnataka Legislative Council.

Tara made her debut in films in 1984 with the Tamil film Ingeyum Oru Gangai. Her Kannada film debut came in 1986 with Thulasidala and has since portrayed many author-backed roles. Her notable performances came in films such as Krama (1991), Munjaneya Manju (1993), Kanooru Heggadithi (1999), Mathadana (2001), Hasina (2005), Cyanide (2006) and Ee Bandhana (2007). Her performance in Hasina won her the National Film Award for Best Actress.[3][4]

After joining BJP, she was elected as the president of the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy in 2012 and held the position for a year.[5] In the same year, she was nominated as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Council, the upper house of the legislature of Karnataka.

Career[edit]

Tara made her first appearance on screen for a Tamil film Ingeyum Oru Gangai directed by noted actor, Manivannan, in 1984 which also featured Murali in the lead. Followed by this, she featured in her first Kannada film Thulasidala in 1985. However, she got the big break of her career through a Rajkumar starrer Guri in 1986 and thereafter she has acted in several movies as a leading lady and mainly as supporting actress. Her performance in Girish Karnad's Kanooru Heggadithi brought her widespread recognition. She received her first ever award as best actress for the Kannada movie Krama(1991), directed by debutant director Asrar Abid. In the late 1980s, she featured in Mani Ratnam's two of the biggest blockbuster Tamil films, Nayagan and Agni Natchathiram as a supporting actress.

Tara paired with almost all the leading male co-stars in the 80's and 90's including Rajkumar, Shankar Nag, Vishnuvardhan, Ambarish, Ananth Nag, Ravichandran, Shashikumar, Tiger Prabhakar, Shivarajkumar, Raghavendra Rajkumar, Murali, Karthik, Sunil, Devaraj among others. She also received her second "best actress" state award for the movie Kaanooru Heggadithi and also "best supporting actress" award for the movie Munjaneya Manju.

In 2005, she was cast by Girish Kasaravalli in his film Hasina, for which she won a National Award from the Indian Government. Subsequently, her role in Kannada movie Deadly Soma was appreciated. Then came her another breakthrough performance in the movie Cyanide.[6] In 2007, Tara received her third Best Actress award.[7] Beside acting, she produced Hasina, directed by Girish Kasaravalli and she has also announced an intent to direct films as well.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Tara married cinematographer H. C. Venugopal in 2005. They have a son (b. 2013) together.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Notes
1984 Ingeyum Oru Gangai Tamil film
1984 January 1 Tamil film
1985 Thulasidala Debut Kannada film
1986 Guri
1986 Maneye Manthralaya
1986 Samsarada Guttu
1986 Sundara Swapnagalu
1986 Satkaara
1987 Nayagan Tamil film
1987 Karunamayi
1987 Thulasi Tamil film
1987 Shubha Milana
1988 Agni Natchathiram Tamil film
1988 Ranaranga
1988 Sangliyana
1988 Mutthaide
1989 Hendthighelbedi
1989 Deva
1989 Doctor Krishna
1989 Poli Huduga
1989 C.B.I. Shankar
1989 Avale Nanna Hendthi
1990 Nigooda Rahasya
1990 Maheshwara
1990 Policena Hendthi
1990 Raja Kempu Roja
1990 Maa Inti Katha Telugu film; Winner, Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress
1991 C. B. I. Shiva
1991 Krama Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
1991 Aranyadalli Abhimanyu
1991 Ibbaru Hendira Muddina Police
1991 Karnana Sampathu
1991 Golmaal Radhakrishna 2
1992 Undu Hoda Kondu Hoda
1992 Halli Meshtru Guest Appearance
1992 Belli Kalungura
1992 Nagaradalli Nayakaru
1992 Vajrayudha
1992 Malashree Mamashree
1992 Prema Sangama
1993 Munjaneya Manju Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
1993 Karimaleya Kaggathalu
1993 Muddina Maava
1994 Prana Snehitha
1994 Sammilana
1994 Gandhada Gudi Part 2
1995 Operation Antha
1995 Thumbida Mane
1995 Mana Midiyithu
1996 Ibbara Naduve Muddina Aata
1996 Sipayi
1996 Dhani
1996 Aadithya
1996 Jeevanadhi
1997 Amrutha Varshini
1998 Yaare Neenu Cheluve
1999 Kanooru Heggadithi Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
1999 Premotsava
2000 Galate Aliyandru
2000 Devara Maga
2000 Swalpa Adjust Madkolli
2001 Diggajaru
2001 Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu
2002 Mathadana
2002 Ninagagi
2003 Paris Pranaya
2003 Ondagona Baa
2004 Nalla
2004 Aagodella Olledakke
2004 Jyeshta
2005 Deadly Soma
2005 Karnana Sampathu
2005 Siddu
2005 Namma Basava
2005 Hasina Winner, National Film Award for Best Actress
2005 Dr. B R Ambedkar
2006 Cyanide Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
2006 Pandavaru
2006 Care of Footpath
2007 Shri Kshetra Kaivara Thathaiah Winner, Suvarna Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2007 Maathaad Maathaadu Mallige
2007 Ee Bandhana Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada
2008 Aramane
2008 Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu Tamil film
2008 Jnanajyothi Sri Siddaganga
2009 Birugaali
2010 Modala Sala
2010 School Master
2010 Eradane Maduve
2011 Mathond Madhuvena
2011 Kirataka
2011 Jolly Boy
2012 Bhageerathi Winner, Udaya Award for Best Supporting Actress
2012 Maatraan Tamil film
2012 Samsaaradalli Golmaal
2012 Kempe Gowda
2013 Galaate
2013 Shravani Subramanya Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada
2014 Ulidavaru Kandanthe
2015 Octopus
2016 CBI Sathya
2016 Madamakki
2016 Goli Soda

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tara has said that she was born on 4 March 1973[1] whereas a news report carried by The Times of India in 2013 quoted she was 48, which implies she was born in c. 1965.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ತಾರಾ ಜನ್ಮ ರಹಸ್ಯ" [The Secret of Tara's Birth]. Kannada Prabha (in Kannada). 4 March 2017. Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Tara delivers a baby boy at 48!". The Times of India. 2 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Saif, Tara win National awards". rediff news. 13 July 2005. Retrieved 23 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "It's better late than never, says Tara". The Hindu. 15 July 2005. Retrieved 23 January 2009. 
  5. ^ Muthanna, Anjali (16 June 2013). "Tara officially resigns as Film Academy head". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Cyanide Review – Kannada Movie Review by RGV". Nowrunning.com. 20 March 2006. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kumaraswamy happy with resurgent Kannada cinema". The Hindu. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2009. 
  8. ^ "Tara – from actress to director". Indiaglitz. 25 February 2005. Retrieved 23 January 2009. 

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