Tarun Kumar

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Tarun Kumar
Oka Oorilo.jpg
Native name తరుణ్
Born Tarun Kumar
(1983-01-08) 8 January 1983 (age 35)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Parent(s) Roja Ramani(mother)
Chakrapani (father)

Tarun Kumar Bhatti, better known as Tharun, is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He has also appeared in few Tamil and Malayalam films. He has received three state Nandi Awards and the National Film Award for his works.[1]

He received the National Film Award for Best Child Artist in 1991, for his work in Mani Ratnam's Anjali, which was India's official entry to the Oscars for that year.[2] Tarun won critical acclaim with the Malayalam children's film, Abhayam (1991), which won the National Film Award for Best Children's Film for that year, and Tarun won the Best Child artist Award at the Furoshiki Film Festival in Japan.[3] As a child artist, Tarun was starred in super hits such as Manasu Mamatha (1990), Surya IPS (1991), Aditya 369 (1991), Teja (1992), My Dear Muthachan (1992), and Johny (1993).[4]

After a seven-year break, Tarun was featured as a lead actor in the blockbuster Nuvve Kavali in 2000, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year, and Tarun won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South for his work in the film.[5][6] He then starred in successful films such as Priyamaina Neeku (2001), Kadhal Sugamanathu (2001) (Tamil), Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu (2002), Nuvve Nuvve (2002), Punnagai Desam (2002) (Tamil), Ninne Istapaddanu (2003), Ela Cheppanu (2003), Enakku 20 Unakku 18 (2003) (Tamil), Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu (2003), Sakhiya (2004), Bhale Dongalu (2008), Sasirekha Parinayam (2009), Chukkalanti Ammayi Chakkanaina Abbayi (2013), Yuddham (2014), and Idhi Naa Love Story (2018), and established himself as one of the successful actors of Telugu cinema.[7]

Early life[edit]

Tarun is the elder son of Oriya actor Chakrapani Savvana and Telugu actress Roja Ramani. Tarun started his acting career at the age of eight, under Ushakiran Movies production, before going on to win the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his performance in Mani Ratnam's Tamil film, Anjali in 1990, alongside his co-stars Shamili and Shruti. Tarun took a seven-year break from appearing in films to complete his graduate education, though he appeared in television commercials shot by Rajiv Menon.

Non-film work[edit]

Celebrity Cricket League[edit]

Tarun is an accomplished cricketer and participates in Indian Celebrity Cricket League.[8][9]

Ownerships and earnings[edit]

In 2009, Tarun became the co-owner of a pub called "ON" in Road Number 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. In 2017, Tarun was interviewed on July 22, 2017, by the Special Investigation Team of the Telangana Prohibition and Excise Department headed by Akun Sabharwal. After the probing for 13 hours, Tarun stated that as of now, he doesn't own the partnership in pub called "ON", and he has fully co-operated with the team in their investigation.[9]


Year Film Role Language Notes
1990 Manasu Mamatha Telugu Nandi Award for Best Child Actor
Bujjigadi Babai Telugu
Anjali Arjun Tamil National Film Award for Best Child Artist
1991 Thalapathi Petty thief Tamil Cameo appearance
Surya IPS Telugu
Pillalu Diddina Kapuram Telugu Nandi Award for Best Child Actor
Abhayam Vinu Malayalam Best Child Artist Award - Furoshiki Film Festival in Japan
Aditya 369 Kishore Kumar Telugu
1992 Meera Jesu Tamil
Teja Teja Telugu Nandi Award for Best Child Actor
My Dear Muthachan Manu Malayalam
1993 Johny Johny Malayalam
1995 Vajram Young Nagarjuna Telugu
2000 Nuvve Kavali Tarun Savvana Telugu National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Uncle Raj Telugu
2001 Kadhal Sugamanathu Ganesh Tamil
Priyamaina Neeku Ganesh Telugu
Chirujallu Vamsi Telugu
2002 Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu Radha Krishna Telugu
Punnagai Desam Ganesh Tamil
Adrustam Tarun Telugu
Nuvve Nuvve Rishi Telugu
2003 Ninne Istapaddanu Charan Telugu
Ela Cheppanu Sekhar Telugu
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 Sridhar Tamil
Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu Sridhar Telugu
2004 Sakhiya Hari Telugu
2005 Soggadu Ravi Telugu
Oka Oorilo Seenu Telugu
2007 Nava Vasantham Ganesh Telugu
2008 Bhale Dongalu Ramu Telugu Remake of Bunty aur Babli
2009 Sasirekha Parinayam Anand/Abhi Telugu
2013 Chukkalanti Ammayi Chakkanaina Abbayi Sanjay Telugu
2014 Yuddham Rishi Tamil
Veta Karthik Telugu
2018 Idi Naa Love Story Abhi Telugu


  1. ^ maatv. "Tarun Birthday Special". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  2. ^ "38th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Hindu : Chocolate HERO". thehindu.com. 
  4. ^ "Nava Vasantham - Review". oneindia.in. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Filmfare Awards South - 2001 - Winners & Nominees". awardsandwinners.com. 
  6. ^ "filmibeat Page Not Found". oneindia.in. 
  7. ^ "filmibeat Page Not Found". oneindia.in. 
  8. ^ "Tarun Kumar - On-Spot: Celebrity Cricket League 2". Entertainment.in.msn.com. 2012-01-16. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  9. ^ a b "Hyderabad drugs case: No ripples over SIT call to pub hopper and 'lover boy' - Times of India".