|Born||Tarun Kumar Bhatti
January 8, 1983
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
|Years active||1990 - present|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Relatives||Roja Ramani (mother)
Chakrapani Bhatti (father)
Tarun Kumar Bhatti, better known as Tarun (Telugu: తరుణ్), is an Indian film actor who works primarily in the Telugu cinema. He has also worked in Tamil and Malayalam cinema. He is an accomplished cricketer and participates in Celebrity Cricket League. He received the National Film Award for Best Child Artist in 1991, for his work in Mani Ratnam's Anjali. He also won acclaim for his work in 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.
He went on to win three state Nandi Award for Best Child Actor awards for his work. Years later, in 2000, he 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), Enakku 20 Unakku 18 (2003), Sakhiya (2004), Sasirekha Parinayam (2009), and Yuddham (2014).
Tarun is the elder son of Oriya actor Chakrapani Savvana Bhatti 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. After a successful career as a child artist, 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.
Filmography and awards
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