Aadarsh Balakrishna

Aadarsh Balakrishna is an Indian actor primarily known for his negative roles in Telugu films.[3] He is also the runner up of Telugu reality TV show Bigg Boss 1.[4]

Aadarsh Balakrishna
Born (1984-02-10) 10 February 1984 (age 38)
Other namesAddy, Aadhi
OccupationFilm Actor
Spouse(s)Gulnar Virk Krishna[1][2]
RelativesBalakrishna (father)
Prashanth Neel (cousin)

Early lifeEdit

Aadarsh was born on 10 February 1984 in Bangalore. His father, Balakrishna, is a businessman while his mother Uma is a homemaker. He has a younger sister, Apoorva, who is an architect. Aadarsh studied at Sophia High School, Bangalore until Standard 3. His family then moved to Hyderabad where he continued his schooling at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Public School and St. Andrews High School. He completed his graduation from Nizam College in 2005–06, majoring in commerce. He was a cricketer and nurtured an ambition to play for India. He represented Hyderabad in various state level categories and also played for Osmania University.

Kannada film director Prashanth Neel and Sriimurali’s wife, Vidya, are Aadarsh' cousins.[5]


Aadarsh aspired to become a cricketer as a child and played at state level in his teens.[4] While he was training at St John's Cricket Academy, he was spotted by Nagesh Kukunoor's team, who were on the lookout for a real cricketer to play the role of 'Kamal' opposite Shreyas Talpade and was asked to audition for Iqbal.[4] He was given the role of Kamal, and Iqbal went on to become a critical and commercial success. It was produced by Subhash Ghai's Mukta Searchlight Films and won a National Award in 2005. Later, Aadarsh got his big break in Tollywood with the movie Happy Days directed by Sekhar Kammula, which was a major blockbuster in 2007. He played Sanjay, a senior bully in the movie, set against an engineering college backdrop. His character was a memorable one and he made his mark as a 'Bad Guy' in Tollywood.[4] He was then seen in Vinayakudu (2008) directed by Sai Kiran Avidi and Ride (2009) directed by Ramesh Varma which also went on to become successes at the box office. Aadarsh, within a short span, worked with directors like Nagesh Kukunoor, Sekhar Kammula, Gopichand Mallineni and Ram Gopal Varma among others. He made his Kannada film debut in Nooru Janmaku where he played the 2nd lead, directed by Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar, a national award-winning director. He was seen in the film directed by Krishna Vamsi, titled Govindudu Andarivadele with Ram Charan.[6]

Aadarsh represents the Telugu Warriors in the Celebrity Cricket League and is one of their mainstays. He was runner up in GRAND FINALE of Bigg Boss Telugu Season 1.[7]

He will be seen playing the role of an Indian Research and Analysis Wing agent in Ullu App's upcoming web-series titled Peshawar,[8] which is based on 2014 Peshawar school massacre. His role is loosely based on the real life hero, who was popularly known as 'Black Tiger'.



  • Note: All films are in Telugu, unless otherwise noted.
List of films and roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Iqbal Kamal Hindi Film
2007 Happy Days Sanjay Telugu Film
2008 Vinayakudu Ananth Naidu
2009 Ride Gaja
2009 Evaraina Epudaina Raja
2010 Maro Charitra Maddy
2010 Maa Annayya Bangaram
2011 Cricket Girls and Beer Vijay
2010 Nooru Janmaku Jeevan Kannada Film
2010 KSD Appalaraju Babu Garu
2012 Genius Nizamuddin
2012 Bodyguard
2014 Nee Jathaga Nenundali
2014 Govindudu Andarivadele Baachi
2015 Superstar Kidnap Jai
2016 Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu Seetha's suitor
2016 Sarrainodu Paddam Veerendra
2016 Jaguar Arya Bilingual
Kannada-Telugu Film
2017 Babu Baga Busy
2017 Winner
2017 PSV Garuda Vega
2018 Vijetha Kiran
2018 Neevevaro Blind sculptor
2018 W/O Ram Rocky
2018 Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava Basi Reddy's henchman [9]
2019 Chanakya RAW agent
2019 Ranarangam Seshu
2020 Aswathama Jagadish
2020 V Sharath Released on Amazon Prime
2020 Colour Photo Chandu Released on aha
2021 Thank You Brother Surya Released on aha
2021 Thimmarusu: Assignment Vali
2021 Anubhavinchu Raja
2022 Atithi Devo Bhava


List of television shows and roles
Year Show Role Network Language Result
2017 Bigg Boss 1 Contestant Star Maa Telugu Runner up - on day 70
2020 Avrodh Army Personnel SonyLIV Hindi Actor [10]


  1. ^ The Times of India (16 January 2017). "We only met four times, before our engagement. On our sixth meeting, we take the final leap of faith - Times of India". Archived from the original on 15 November 2021. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Celebrity couple Aadarsh Balakrishna and Gulnar Virk Krishna", Times Of India
  3. ^ "New baddie on the block: Aadarsh Balakrishna - Times of India". The Times of India.
  4. ^ a b c d Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (2010) "Poised to Win", The Hindu, 3 April 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2014
  5. ^ "Exclusive Interview : Aadarsh Balakrishna- I have taken my career very seriously now". 123telugu.com. 15 May 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  6. ^ "I’d like to make a mark as baddie: Aadarsh Balakrishna", The Indian Express, 30 July 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014
  7. ^ "Aadarsh Balakrishna (Actor) Wiki, Biography, Wife, Marriage, Bigg Boss, Family". 11 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Bigg Boss Fame Aadarsh Balakrishna To Play A RAW Agent In Peshawar". Spotboye.com. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  9. ^ The Times of India (6 August 2018). "Adarsh Balakrishna to play a guest role in 'Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava' - Times of India". Archived from the original on 15 November 2021. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  10. ^ Deccan Chronicle (11 October 2018). "Adarsh Balakrishna bags a web-series". Archived from the original on 15 November 2021. Retrieved 15 November 2021.

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