8 January 1983
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
|Years active||1990 - present|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
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.
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. 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. 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).
After a seven year break, Tarun was featured as a lead actor in the blockbuster Nuvve Kavali, 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. He then starred in successful films such as Priyamaina Neeku (2000), Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu (2002), Nuvve Nuvve (2002), Punnagai Desam (2002), Ninne Istapaddanu (2003), Ela Cheppanu (2003), Enakku 20 Unakku 18 (2003), 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 (2017), and established himself as one of the successful actors of Telugu cinema.
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.
Celebrity Cricket League
Ownerships and Earnings
In 2009, Tarun became the co-owner of a Pub called "ON" in Road Number 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. In 2017, as part of the on going investigation on drug trafficking in Pubs of Hyderabad, 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.
|1990||Manasu Mamatha||Telugu||Nandi Award for Best Child Actor|
|Anjali||Arjun||Tamil||National Film Award for Best Child Artist|
|1991||Thalapathi||Petty thief||Tamil||Cameo appearance|
|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|
|Teja||Teja||Telugu||Nandi Award for Best Child Actor|
|My Dear Muthachan||Manu||Malayalam|
|2000||Nuvve Kavali||Tarun Savvana||Telugu||National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu|
|2002||Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu||Radha Krishna||Telugu|
|Enakku 20 Unakku 18||Sridhar||Tamil|
|Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu||Sridhar||Telugu|
|2008||Bhale Dongalu||Ramu||Telugu||Remake of Bunty aur Babli|
|2013||Chukkalanti Ammayi Chakkanaina Abbayi||Sanjay||Telugu|
|2017||Idi Naa Love Story||Abhi||Telugu|
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- "Hyderabad drugs case: No ripples over SIT call to pub hopper and 'lover boy' - Times of India".