|Born||21 July 1983|
|Spouse(s)||Jeshley (m. 2013-present)|
He made his acting debut in 2003 with S. Shankar's Boys. He first appeared in the Jayaraj-directed Malayalam vigilante film 4 the People (2004) which was a musical hit and a blockbuster in Kerala. Then, he played the negative character in Chellamae (2004).
He received his breakthrough as the lead in the Tamil film Kaadhal (2004). Some others of notable films include Pattiyal (2006), Em Magan (2006), Veyil (2006), Pazhani (2008), Kanden Kadhalai (2009), Vaanam (2011), Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu (2013) and Kaalidas (2019).
Bharath is a trained dancer by profession and joined Swingers International Dance Club when he was 11 years old. He did his schooling at DAV Senior Secondary School, he's also a football fan. Bharath has a younger sister, Preethi. He married childhood friend Jeshly, a Malayali dentist based in Dubai, on 9 September 2013 in Chennai. He has twin boys born in August 2018.
Debut success (2003–2009)Edit
Bharath made his acting debut in the 2003 Tamil film Boys directed by S. Shankar, in which he played the guitarist of a boy band. He was selected for the role, after Shankar had seen him performing at a dance programme "Inspirations" at the Music Academy by Swingers. In 2004, he first appeared in the Malayalam film, the Jayaraj-directed vigilante film 4 The People, portraying one of the four protagonists. Later that year, he played the antagonist role in the Tamil film Chellamae. His portrayal of Vishwa, a possessive teenager who kidnaps his childhood friend whom he is obsessed with and although she has married someone else, was acclaimed by critics. He played his first starring role in Balaji Sakthivel's Tamil romantic-drama film Kaadhal that featured him as a poor mechanic who falls in love and elopes with a wealthy twelfth-standard student. The film, produced by Shankar, received critical acclaim and commercial success. Pattiyal, a gangster thriller, was his first release in 2006. The Vishnuvardhan-directorial opened to a positive response[vague] and went to become a box office hit, with Bharath garnering accolades for his performance as a deaf and dumb hitman Later that year, he starred in Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu, Em Magan, Chennai Kadhal and Veyil. While Chennai Kadhal, a romance film by Vikraman, bombed at the box office, Thirumurugan's family drama film Em Magan was declared a hit film. He has received great accolades for Veyil.
Following Veyil, Bharath experienced a setback in his career as his subsequent releases—with the exception of Pazhani—proved to be commercially unsuccessful. He was facing an "image crisis" as he signed up for action and masala films and went on play repetitive roles as a "larger than life angry young man", playing "small town rowdy" or "guy seeking revenge" roles. Koodal Nagar, was released in 2007 in which he portrayed a dual role, which was a box office disaster. In 2008 he appeared in Perarasu's Pazhani alongside Kajal Aggarwal and Kushboo, following which Nepali, directed by V. Z. Durai was released. That year he had two more releases, Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu, which saw him collaborating with the Em Magan team again, and Hari's Seval. In 2009 he acted in Arumugam, directed by Suresh Krishna and Kanden Kadhalai, the Tamil remake of the 2007 Bollywood film Jab We Met. The latter featured him in a totally contrasting role as a rich businessman, and became his only commercial success in two years.
Setbacks and success (2010–2013)Edit
In 2010, he had a single release with Badri's Thambikku Indha Ooru which became a critical and commercial failure. In 2011, he appeared in the multi-starrer Vaanam as Bharath Chakravarthy, a guitarist. Post-release, Bharath clashed with the producer and another actor in the film, Silambarasan, claiming he did not receive as much promotion and publicity as Silambarasan's character. His next film, the romantic comedy Yuvan Yuvathi co-starring Rima Kallingal, was followed by Perarasu's action-masala film Thiruthani co-starring Sunaina. He also made a guest appearance in Vasanthabalan's Aravaan. In 2013, his romantic thriller film Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu released in August. The film, which was directed by Sasi, opened to positive reviews with a critic noting he "has put a lot of effort and hardwork to the role" and "is one single reason to watch the film". Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu is Bharath's only highest-grossing film in his career. Bharath made his Bollywood debut with Jackpot (2013). The film was about four people who try to con one another for money and Bharath played one of them, a Goan named Anthony D’Souza from Puducherry.
Career slump, struggle and resurgence (2014–present)Edit
He returned to Malayalam cinema in 2014 with Koothara. Thereafter, he plays his 25th movie in Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani (2014). The film hasn't been met with favourable reviews. The next is action film Killadi (2015). The film is released to negative reviews. Bharath subsequently appeared as autistic youngster in a Malayalam project titled 1000 – Oru Note Paranja Katha (2015), which garnered poor reviews on release, with a critic noting that "there are plenty of moments of real terrible acting around, and it's a pity to see an actor like Bharath strut around awkwardly, trying to pass off as a youngster with a disability, but with very little success". Later in 2015 he appeared in another Malayalam movie Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi (2015), which was an experimental movie.
In 2017, he acted in Ennodu Vilayadu. Kadugu directed by Vijay Milton was a solid comeback, but the film was an average hit. At the end of the year, he appears in the movies as Spyder starring Mahesh Babu, a bilingual film directed by AR Murugadoss. Bharath play as negative role in cameo appearance after S. J. Surya as the main antagonist. The film was a moderate success. Kadaisi Bench Karthi is released on 27 October and has received to negative reviews. It was a colossal flop. In 2019, Simba and Pottu have commercially failed. In Kaalidas, which is directed by Sri Senthil, released on 13 December 2019, featuring Bharath playing a cop for the first time in his career. The movie was a huge success for Bharath after a long time.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2003||Boys||Babu Kalyanam (Bob Galy)||Tamil|
|2004||4 the People||Vivek||Malayalam|
|2005||February 14||Shiva||Tamil||In This Film He has got the title 'Chinna Thalapathy'|
|2006||Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu||Manu||Tamil|
|2007||Koodal Nagar||Suriyan, Chandran||Tamil|
|2008||Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu||Muniyandi||Tamil|
|2009||Kanden Kadhalai||Sakthivel Rajasekharan||Tamil|
|2010||Thambikku Indha Ooru||Akilesh||Tamil|
|2013||Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu||Aravind||Tamil|
|2014||Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam||Himself||Tamil||Cameo appearance|
|2014||Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani||Sigamani||Tamil||25th Film|
|2015||1000 – Oru Note Paranja Katha||Jikku Mon||Malayalam|
|2015||Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi||Shanmugan Ilangovan (Sam)||Malayalam|
|2017||Kadaisi Bench Karthi||Karthi||Tamil|
|2021||6 Hours||Malayalam||Post Production|
|2021||Untitled movie with Vani Bhojan||TBA||Tamil||Announced|
|2019||Kerala Dance League||Judge||Malayalam||Amrita TV|
|2020||Time Enna Boss||Bala||Tamil||Amazon Prime|||
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