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.

Tara
The Minister of Culture & Urban Development Shri S.Jaipal Reddy inaugurating the International Film Festival of India - 2005, in Panaji, Goa on November 24, 2005 (1).jpg
Tara, IFFI (2005)
Member (nominated) of Karnataka Legislative Council
In office
10 August 2012 – 2018
President of the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy
In office
15 March 2012 – June 2013
President of The Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights
Assumed office
January 2020
Personal details
Born
Anuradha

(1971-03-04) 4 March 1971 (age 50)[a]
Bangalore, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)
(m. 2005)
Children1
OccupationActress, politician

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.[3]

After joining BJP, she was elected as the president of the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy in 2012 and held the position for a year.[4] In the same year, she was nominated as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Council, the upper house of the legislature of Karnataka.

CareerEdit

 
Tara in 2004 Kannada film Hasina, which won her National Film Award for Best Actress

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.[5][6]

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.[7] In 2007, Tara received her third Best Actress award.[8] Beside acting, she produced Hasina, directed by Girish Kasaravalli, and she has also announced an intention to direct films as well.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Tara married the cinematographer H. C. Venugopal in 2005. They have a son (b. 2013).[2]

 
Tara (left) and Girish Kasaravalli (right) at a press conference in IFFI (2005)

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1984 Ingeyum Oru Gangai Tamil
January 1 Tamil
1985 Thulasidala Kannada
1986 Anand Kannada
Guri Kannada
Maneye Manthralaya Kannada
Samsarada Guttu Kannada
Sundara Swapnagalu Kannada
Satkaara Kannada
1987 Nayakan Shakila Tamil
Sankeertana Telugu
Ravana Rajya Kannada
Thulasi Ponni Tamil
Shubha Milana Kannada
1988 Agni Natchathiram Mallika Tamil
Ranaranga Bhavana Kannada
Sangliyana Forest officer's wife Kannada
Mutthaide Kannada
Avale Nanna Hendthi Gayathri Kannada
Pelli Chesi Choodu Seeta Telugu
1989 Hendthighelbedi Srinivas's wife Kannada
En Swamy Aliyandre Kannada
Deva Kannada
Doctor Krishna Chanchala Kannada
Poli Huduga Kannada
C.B.I. Shankar Herself Kannada Cameo
1990 Nigooda Rahasya Kannada
Maheshwara Kannada
Policena Hendthi Kannada
Raja Kempu Roja Kannada
Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar Muthappa's wife Tamil
Neti Siddhartha Rekha Telugu
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
Aranyadalli Abhimanyu Kannada
Ibbaru Hendira Muddina Police Kannada
Karnana Sampathu Kannada
Golmaal Radhakrishna 2 Kannada
1992 Undu Hoda Kondu Hoda Kannada
Halli Meshtru Teacher's first wife Kannada Cameo
Belli Kalungura Tunga Kannada
Nagaradalli Nayakaru Kannada
Vajrayudha Kannada
Malashree Mamashree Kannada
Prema Sangama Kannada
1993 Munjaneya Manju Hema Kannada Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Karimaleya Kaggathalu Kannada
Muddina Maava Kannada
1994 Prana Snehitha Kannada
Sammilana Kannada
Gandhada Gudi Part 2 Marappa's wife Kannada
1995 Operation Antha Kannada
Thumbida Mane Geetha Kannada
Mana Midiyithu Kannada
1996 Ibbara Naduve Muddina Aata Kannada
Sipayi Kannada
Dhani Kannada
Aadithya Kannada
Jeevanadhi Kannada
1997 Amrutha Varshini Vimala 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[10]
Premotsava Shanti Kannada
2000 Galate Aliyandru Kannada
Devara Maga Kannada
Munnudi Kannada
Swalpa Adjust Madkolli Kannada
2001 Diggajaru Gowri Kannada
Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu An actress Kannada
2002 Mathadana Lakshmi Kannada
Ninagagi Rukkamma Kannada
2003 Paris Pranaya Seetha Kannada
Ondagona Baa Kannada
2004 Nalla Dr Sarala Desai Kannada
Aagodella Olledakke Kannada
Jyeshta Kannada
2005 Deadly Soma Kannada
Karnana Sampathu Kannada
Siddhu Kannada
Namma Basava Kannada
Hasina Hasina Kannada National Film Award for Best Actress
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Ramabai Ambedkar Kannada
Pandu Ranga Vittala Sarala Kannada
2006 Mata Chandra's lover Kannada
Cyanide Mridula Kannada Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Pandavaru Kannada
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
2008 Aramane Savitri Kannada
Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu Tamil
Jnanajyothi Sri Siddaganga Kannada
2009 Birugaali Kannada
2010 Modalasala Paaru Kannada
School Master Kannada
Eradane Maduve Kannada
2011 Mathond Madhuvena Kannada
Kirataka Nandisha's mother Kannada
Jolly Boy Kannada
2012 Bhageerathi Kannada Udaya Award for Best Supporting Actress
Maattrraan Sudha Tamil
Samsaaradalli Golmaal Kannada
Kempe Gowda Kavya's mother Kannada
2013 Galaate Kannada
Shravani Subramanya Anuradha Kannada Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada
2014 Ulidavaru Kandanthe Ratna Kannada
2015 Octopus Kannada
2016 CBI Sathya Kannada
Madamakki Ratna Kannada
Golisoda Kannada
2017 Sathriyan Niranjana's mother Tamil
Bharjari Kannada
2018 Hebbet Ramakka Ramakka Kannada Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Filmibeat Award for Best Actress – Kannada
Atharva Kannada
2019 Sinnga Janakamma Kannada
Aadi Lakshmi Puraana Shanthamma Kannada
Ellidde Illi Tanaka Lakshmi Kannada
Bharaate Jaganmohan's mother Kannada
2020 Shivarjuna Kannada

TelevisionEdit

  • Mikhaelinte Santhathikal - Malayalam TV Serial

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Tara has said that she was born on 4 March 1971[1] whereas a news report carried by The Times of India in 2013 quoted she was 48, which implies she was born in c. 1965.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ a b "Tara delivers a baby boy at 48!". The Times of India. 2 February 2013. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Muthanna, Anjali (16 June 2013). "Tara officially resigns as Film Academy head". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  5. ^ "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".
  6. ^ "48th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Cyanide Review – Kannada Movie Review by RGV". Nowrunning. 20 March 2006. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  8. ^ "Kumaraswamy happy with resurgent Kannada cinema". The Hindu. 31 August 2007. Archived from the original on 18 January 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
  9. ^ "Tara – from actress to director". Indiaglitz. 25 February 2005. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
  10. ^ "VIDEOCON SUPRABHATA FILM AWARDS". Chitraloka. Archived from the original on 3 March 2001. Retrieved 16 September 2020.

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