Tamannaah Bhatia Sindhi: तमन्ना भाटिया, Tamannā Bhāṭiyā ?; born 21 December 1989is an Indian film actress and modelwho predominantly appears in Tamil and Telugu-language films. In 2005, she made her acting debut in her only Hindi film so far, Chand Sa Roshan Chehra, before working in the major South Indian film industries.
Also in 2005, Tamanna made her Telugu debut in Sri, and in the following year she appeared in her first Tamil film, Kedi. In 2007, she starred in two college-life-based drama films, Happy Days in Telugu and Kalloori in Tamil, which both earned her critical acclaim. Following commercial successes with Padikathavan 2009 Ayan 2009, Paiyaa 2010 and Siruthai 2011 she established herself as one of the leading contemporary actresses in the Tamil film industry.She also has experience as a model appearing in various TV commercials
* 1 Early life
* 2 Career
* 3 Filmography
* 4 References
* 5 External links
Tamanna was born on 21 December 1989 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, to a Sindhi couple, Santosh and Rajni Bhatia and she has an elder brother, Anand. She did her schooling in Maneckji Cooper Educational Trust School, Juhu, Mumbai whilst she is currently pursuing a BA degree at National College, Mumbai through distance education.
Tamanna started her acting career in 2005 as a heroine in Chand Sa Roshan Chehra, her only Hindi film to date. The same year, she debuted in Telugu cinema in Sri, playing the leading female role opposite Manoj Kumar. In 2006, she made her debut in the Tamil film industry in Kedi, produced by A. M. Rathnam, along with Ravi Krishna and another newcomer, Ileana D'Cruz.
In 2007, she had three releases. After her role in the unsuccessful Vyapari, she starred in the Sekhar Kammula-directed Telugu film Happy Days which received positive reviews and became her first major box office success. Her next release was the Tamil drama film Kalloori, directed by Balaji Sakthivel, that won her accolades and critical acclaim in Tamil as well.
Tamaanaah Bhatia and Suriya as see in Ayan 2009
In 2008, she again had three releases, appearing only in cameo roles in two of them. In 2009, she received box office success with Padikathavan, with Dhanush. Her next Tamil film Ayan became a blockbuster and made her a leading star in the Tamil film industry. Her next film was Ananda Tandavam, which sank without a trace. But her performance was praised by critics. Her successive release Kandein Kadhalai, which was a remake of the 2007 Hindi blockbuster Jab We Met, was considered a moderate success. She did the role originally played by Kareena Kapoor and was praised by critics for her performance. Her first 2010 release was Lingusamy's romantic-action flick Paiyaa, a huge hit. It earned her a great name in the Tamil film industry. Her next release was Sura, with Vijay. The film was a box office dud and her performance was panned by critics. Her next release was Thillalangadi with Jayam Ravi, which became a moderate success and her performance was praised
Her first release of 2011 was the Tamil action film, Siruthai alongside Karthi with the film becoming a success commercially, although her character was received poorly by critics with a reviewer citing that she offered "little more than arm-cand Tamannaah has completed her schedules for two Telugu films, the historical Badhrinaadh alongside Allu Arjun and the romantic comedy, 100% Love with Naga Chaitanya. Furthermore she has recently signed on to porrtray the lead roles opposite Jr NTR in Rachcha and Ram in Mana Love Story, whislt she will also feature in Hari's Tamil action film, Venghai with Dhanush.
Year Film Role Language Notes
2005 Chand Sa Roshan Chehra Jiya Oberoi Hindi
Sri Sandhya Telugu
2006 Kedi Priyanka Tamil
2007 Vyapari Savithri Tamil
Happy Days Madhu Telugu
Kalloori Shobana Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award Tamil
2008 Kalidasu Archana Telugu
Ready Swapna Telugu Guest appearance
Netru Indru Naalai Swapna Tamil Guest appearance
2009 Padikathavan Gayathri Reddy Tamil
Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam Geeta Subramanyam Telugu Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award Telugu
Ayan Yamuna Tamil Nominated, Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine
Ananda Tandavam Madhumitha Tamil
Kanden Kadhalai Anjali Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award Tamil
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Actress
2010 Paiyaa Charulatha Tamil
Sura Poornima Tamil
Thillalangadi Nisha Tamil
2011 Siruthai Swetha Tamil
Badhrinaadh Telugu Post-production
100% Love Telugu Post-production
Venghai Tamil Filming
Rachcha Telugu Filming
Mana Love Story Telugu Filmingtamanna