Tara (Kannada actress)
Anuradha (born 4 March 1971), known by her stage name Tara, is an Indian actress, known for her work in Kannada cinema, and politician. She joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2009 and is currently a nominated member of the Karnataka Legislative Council.
|Member (nominated) of Karnataka Legislative Council|
10 August 2012 – 2018
|President of the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy|
15 March 2012 – June 2013
|President of The Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights|
|Assumed office |
4 March 1971[a]
Bangalore, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
Tara made her debut in films in 1984 with the Tamil film Ingeyum Oru Gangai. Her Kannada film debut came in 1986 with Thulasidala and has since portrayed many author-backed roles. Her notable performances came in films such as Krama (1991), Munjaneya Manju (1993), Kanooru Heggadithi (1999), Munnudi (2000), Mathadana (2001), Hasina (2005), Cyanide (2006) and Ee Bandhana (2007). Her performance in Hasina won her the National Film Award for Best Actress.
After joining BJP, she was elected as the president of the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy in 2012 and held the position for a year. In the same year, she was nominated as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Council, the upper house of the legislature of Karnataka.
Tara made her first appearance on screen for a Tamil film Ingeyum Oru Gangai directed by noted actor, Manivannan, in 1984 which also featured Murali in the lead. Followed by this, she featured in her first Kannada film Thulasidala in 1985. However, she got the big break of her career through a Rajkumar starrer Guri in 1986 and thereafter she has acted in several movies as a leading lady and mainly as supporting actress. Her performance in Girish Karnad's Kanooru Heggadithi brought her widespread recognition. She received her first ever award as best actress for the Kannada movie Krama(1991), directed by debutant director Asrar Abid. In the late 1980s, she appeared in Mani Ratnam's blockbuster Tamil films, Nayakan and Agni Natchathiram, as a supporting actress.
Tara worked with almost all of the leading male co-stars in the 1980s and 1990s including Rajkumar, Shankar Nag, Vishnuvardhan, Ambarish, Ananth Nag, Ravichandran, Shashikumar, Tiger Prabhakar, Shivarajkumar, Raghavendra Rajkumar, Murali, Karthik, Sunil and Devaraj. She received her second "best actress" state award for the movie Kanooru Heggadithi and "best supporting actress" award for the movie Munjaneya Manju. She also received critical acclaim for the female centric film Munnudi, which received multiple National Film Awards, including the Best Film on Other Social Issues.
In 2005, she was cast by Girish Kasaravalli in his film Hasina, for which she won a National Award from the Indian Government. Subsequently, her role in the Kannada movie Deadly Soma was appreciated. Then came another breakthrough performance in the movie Cyanide. In 2007, Tara received her third Best Actress award. Beside acting, she produced Hasina, directed by Girish Kasaravalli, and she has also announced an intention to direct films as well.
|1984||Ingeyum Oru Gangai||Tamil|
|Sangliyana||Forest officer's wife||Kannada|
|Avale Nanna Hendthi||Gayathri||Kannada|
|Pelli Chesi Choodu||Seeta||Telugu|
|En Swamy Aliyandre||Kannada|
|Raja Kempu Roja||Kannada|
|Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar||Muthappa's wife||Tamil|
|Maa Inti Katha||Telugu||Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1991||C. B. I. Shiva||Ranjini||Kannada|
|Krama||Kannada||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress|
|Brahmarshi Vishwamitra||Shakuntala's friend||Telugu|
|Ibbaru Hendira Muddina Police||Kannada|
|Golmaal Radhakrishna 2||Kannada|
|1992||Undu Hoda Kondu Hoda||Kannada|
|Halli Meshtru||Teacher's first wife||Kannada||Cameo|
|1993||Munjaneya Manju||Hema||Kannada||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Gandhada Gudi Part 2||Marappa's wife||Kannada|
|1996||Ibbara Naduve Muddina Aata||Kannada|
|1998||Yaare Neenu Cheluve||Mary||Kannada|
|1999||Kanooru Heggadithi||Subbamma||Kannada||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress|
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
Suprabhata Award for Best Actress
|Swalpa Adjust Madkolli||Kannada|
|Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu||An actress||Kannada|
|2004||Nalla||Dr Sarala Desai||Kannada|
|Hasina||Hasina||Kannada||National Film Award for Best Actress|
|Dr. B. R. Ambedkar||Ramabai Ambedkar||Kannada|
|Pandu Ranga Vittala||Sarala||Kannada|
|Cyanide||Mridula||Kannada||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress|
|Care of Footpath||Saraswati||Kannada|
|2007||Shri Kshetra Kaivara Thathaiah||Kannada||Suvarna Film Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Maathaad Maathaadu Mallige||Kannada|
|Ee Bandhana||Sukanya||Kannada||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada|
|Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu||Tamil|
|Jnanajyothi Sri Siddaganga||Kannada|
|2012||Bhageerathi||Kannada||Udaya Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Kempe Gowda||Kavya's mother||Kannada|
|Shravani Subramanya||Anuradha||Kannada||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada|
|2018||Hebbet Ramakka||Ramakka||Kannada||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress|
Nominated—Filmibeat Award for Best Actress – Kannada
|Aadi Lakshmi Puraana||Shanthamma||Kannada|
|Ellidde Illi Tanaka||Lakshmi||Kannada|
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- "ತಾರಾ ಜನ್ಮ ರಹಸ್ಯ" [The Secret of Tara's Birth]. Kannada Prabha (in Kannada). 4 March 2017. Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
- "Tara delivers a baby boy at 48!". The Times of India. 2 February 2013. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013.
- "Saif, Tara win National awards". Rediff. 13 July 2005. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
- "It's better late than never, says Tara". The Hindu. 15 July 2005. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
- Muthanna, Anjali (16 June 2013). "Tara officially resigns as Film Academy head". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
- "48th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
For attempting to discuss the misuse of Shariat by opportunistic men and the manipulation of the testaments on "Nikah" and "Talaaq".
- "48th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
- "Cyanide Review – Kannada Movie Review by RGV". Nowrunning. 20 March 2006. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- "Kumaraswamy happy with resurgent Kannada cinema". The Hindu. 31 August 2007. Archived from the original on 18 January 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
- "Tara – from actress to director". Indiaglitz. 25 February 2005. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
- "VIDEOCON SUPRABHATA FILM AWARDS". Chitraloka. Archived from the original on 3 March 2001. Retrieved 16 September 2020.