Name: Tamannaah (Tamanna Bhatia)
Birthday: 21st December, 1989
Marital Status: Single
1) CineMAA Award for Best Actress, 2011
2) South Scope Award for Best Actress (2009)
3) Hyderabad Times Film Awards (2011)
Trivia: She endorses a multitude of cosmetic brands. Television commercials have made her a great fortune. She has appeared in advertisements for big budget brands like Fanta. She is soon going to join as the ‘Lux Face’ making her at par with supermodel stars like Katrina Kaif and Asin.
Biography: The actress was born to Punjabi parents of Sindhi Descent in Mumbai, Maharashtra to Mr Santosh and Mrs Rajani Bhatia. She has elder sibling, her brother, Anand. Her father is a deemed Financial Consultant. She grew in a regular, upper middle class family. Her schooling was completed in Mumbai at the reputed Maneckji Cooper Educational Trust School located in Juhu, Mumbai. She is still pursuing her Bachelor’s degree, in correspondence, from a local Mumbai based College. Her original name varies slightly from her screen name keeping in mind the various factors numerology. She was first spotted at her school’s annual day function and has been working ever since the age of thirteen. Her major breakthrough came with appearing in the music of India’s First Indian Idol, Abhijeet Sawant’s romantic ballad, “Lafzon Mein Keh Na Saku”.
She has been professionally active since the year 2005. She has appeared as the lead actress of her only Hindi movie yet, “Chand sa Roshan Chehra”. She has been a great hit in movies down South. Her Telegu debut “Sri” found her playing a fantabulous performance opposite Manoj Kumar in 2006. The same year she debuted in Tamil films as well with her movie “Kedi”. 2007, was very crucial to her. Though her movie, Vyapaar fell flat, her performance in Telegu movie, “Happy days” was much appreciated. The movie won rave reviews from critics and was a box office hit! The next release, a tamil drama “Kallori” made her a star in Tamil movies all over again. In 2008, she mainly did cameos due to a lack of good script and performance oriented roles.
Luckily 2009 had better things in store for her. Box office was more than generous to her films. “Padikhtavan” with Dhanush and “Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam” with Siddharth were both huge success. Her performance in each was fresh and vivacious. The next film “Ananda Tandavam” was a flop but the critics did notice her conspicuous good performance which stood out. Her Tamil film “Ayan” opposite Suriya rose her to ultimate stardom. “Kandein Kadhalai” saw her playing the lovely and bubbly Geet, of Jab We Met , of whose it was a direct remake. The critics and audiences loved her work in the film.
She has been good with romantic comedies. That seems to be her comfortable genre of work. “Paiyya” with co-star Karthi was a blockbuster. The duo’s chemistry was almost breathtaking and passionate. The years 2009-10 saw her establishing herself as the superstar of Tamil cinema.
2011 was hectic and major for Tamannaah. Her best work evolved during this year. “100% Love” not only was a blockbuster hit and critically acclaimed, it went on to win her awards and accolades vastly including the CineMaa Award for Best Actress. The nominations were never ending. The movie “Venghai” opposite Dhanush again was a big commercial failure but her performance was well received by critics.
She is all prepared to win hearts of Bollywood with her performance in upcoming film “Himmatwala” opposite Ajay Devgan. The star of South is a confident and promising and she has the lady Luck by her side always.