Real Name : Tamanna Bhatia
Born : 21 December 1989 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation : Actress, model
Tamannaah Bhatia born 21 December 1989 is an Indian film actress and model, who performs under the mononym Tamannaah and predominantly appears in Telugu and Tamil cinema. 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, Tamannaah made her Telugu debut in Sri, and in the following year she appeared in her first Tamil film, Kedi. She also appeared in the music video of 'lafzon mein keh na saku' by Abhijeet Sawantm the winner of the first Indian Idol. 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 informally referred as the queen of Kollywood. She achieved critical successes in Telugu with 100% Love (2011), becoming signed up for several high-profile projects thereafter like Badhrinaadh(2011),Oosaravelli(2011).Her latest film Rachcha(2012) became a blockbuster establishing her as one of the leading contemporary actresses of Telugu Cinema. She has also been successful model appearing in various commercials. Tamannaah was born on 21 December 1989 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, to Santosh and Rajani Bhatia and she has an elder brother, Anand. Her father is a financial consultant. She is of Sindhi descent. 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. She later changed her name for numerological reasons, varying it slightly to Tamannaah. She has been working since the age of 13 since was spotted at her school’s annual day function and offered the lead role which she took up. Career Tamannaah 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, tamanna became overnight star with 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. In 2008, Tamannaah 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 although 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 co-starring Karthi, which went on to become a high commercial success. Her next release was Sura opposite Vijay. The film had average results and her performance was panned by critics. Her next release was Thillalangadi with Jayam Ravi, which became an average grosser and her performance was praised. Tamannaah appeared in six films in 2011, five of which featured her in a starring role. Her first release 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-candy". Her first Telugu release after two years was the romantic comedy 100% Love (2011) with Naga Chaitanya, which fetched positive reviews from both critics and viewers. She was next seen in the historical Badhrinaadh (2011) opposite Allu Arjun that became a critical and commercial failure, which was followed by a Tamil action-masala film again, Hari's Venghai (2011). The film was not well received, however critics lauded her performance. Her final release of 2011 was Oosaravelli, starring Jr. NTR. Her first film in 2012 was Ram Charan Teja starrerRachaa',which became a blockbuster. Her upcoming films portray her in lead roles opposite', Ram in Endhukante Premanta and Prabhas in Rebel.
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