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Anuradha (born 4 March 1963), known by her stage name Tara, is an Indian actress and politician. As an actress, she is known for her work in Kannada cinema. She joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2009 and is currently a nominated member of the Karnataka Legislative Council.

Tara
Member (nominated) of Karnataka Legislative Council
Assumed office
10 August 2012
President of the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy
In office
15 March 2012 – June 2013
Personal details
Born
Anuradha

(1963-03-04) 4 March 1963 (age 56)[a]
Bangalore, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)
H. C. Venugopal (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), Mathadana (2001), Hasina (2005), Cyanide (2006) and Ee Bandhana (2007). Her performance in Hasina won her the National Film Award for Best Actress.[3][4]

After joining BJP, she was elected as the president of the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy in 2012 and held the position for a year.[5] In the same year, she was nominated as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Council, the upper house of the legislature of Karnataka.

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CareerEdit

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 featured in Mani Ratnam's two of the biggest blockbuster Tamil films, Nayakan and Agni Natchathiram as a supporting actress.

Tara paired with almost all the leading male co-stars in the 80's and 90's including Rajkumar, Shankar Nag, Vishnuvardhan, Ambarish, Ananth Nag, Ravichandran, Shashikumar, Tiger Prabhakar, Shivarajkumar, Raghavendra Rajkumar, Murali, Karthik, Sunil, Devaraj among others. She also received her second "best actress" state award for the movie Kanooru Heggadithi and also "best supporting actress" award for the movie Munjaneya Manju.

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 Kannada movie Deadly Soma was appreciated. Then came her another breakthrough performance in the movie Cyanide.[6] In 2007, Tara received her third Best Actress award.[7] Beside acting, she produced Hasina, directed by Girish Kasaravalli and she has also announced an intent to direct films as well.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

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

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Notes
1984 Ingeyum Oru Gangai Tamil film
January 1 Tamil film
1985 Thulasidala Kannada film
1986 Anand Kannada film
Guri
Maneye Manthralaya
Samsarada Guttu
Sundara Swapnagalu
Satkaara
1987 Nayakan Tamil film
Sankeertana Telugu film
Karunamayi
Thulasi Tamil film
Shubha Milana
1988 Agni Natchathiram Tamil film
Ranaranga
Sangliyana
Mutthaide
1989 Hendthighelbedi
En Swamy Aliyandre
Deva
Doctor Krishna
Poli Huduga
C.B.I. Shankar
Avale Nanna Hendthi
1990 Nigooda Rahasya
Maheshwara
Policena Hendthi
Raja Kempu Roja
Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar Tamil film
Neti Siddhartha Telugu film
Maa Inti Katha Telugu film
Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress
1991 C. B. I. Shiva
Krama Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Aranyadalli Abhimanyu
Ibbaru Hendira Muddina Police
Karnana Sampathu
Golmaal Radhakrishna 2
1992 Undu Hoda Kondu Hoda
Halli Meshtru Guest Appearance
Belli Kalungura
Nagaradalli Nayakaru
Vajrayudha
Malashree Mamashree
Prema Sangama
1993 Munjaneya Manju Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Karimaleya Kaggathalu
Muddina Maava
1994 Prana Snehitha
Sammilana
Gandhada Gudi Part 2
1995 Operation Antha
Thumbida Mane
Mana Midiyithu
1996 Ibbara Naduve Muddina Aata
Sipayi
Dhani
Aadithya
Jeevanadhi
1997 Amrutha Varshini
1998 Yaare Neenu Cheluve
1999 Kanooru Heggadithi Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
Premotsava
2000 Galate Aliyandru
Devara Maga
Swalpa Adjust Madkolli
2001 Diggajaru
Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu
2002 Mathadana
Ninagagi
2003 Paris Pranaya
Ondagona Baa
2004 Nalla
Aagodella Olledakke
Jyeshta
2005 Deadly Soma
Karnana Sampathu
Siddu
Namma Basava
Hasina National Film Award for Best Actress
Dr. B R Ambedkar
2006 Cyanide Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Pandavaru
Care of Footpath
2007 Shri Kshetra Kaivara Thathaiah Suvarna Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Maathaad Maathaadu Mallige
Ee Bandhana Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada
2008 Aramane
Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu Tamil film
Jnanajyothi Sri Siddaganga
2009 Birugaali
2010 Modala Sala
School Master
Eradane Maduve
2011 Mathond Madhuvena
Kirataka
Jolly Boy
2012 Bhageerathi Udaya Award for Best Supporting Actress
Maatraan Tamil film
Samsaaradalli Golmaal
Kempe Gowda
2013 Galaate
Shravani Subramanya Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada
2014 Ulidavaru Kandanthe
2015 Octopus
2016 CBI Sathya
Madamakki
Goli Soda
2017 Sathriyan Tamil film
Bharjari
2018 Hebbet Ramakka Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Filmibeat Award for Best Actress - Kannada
2019 Sinnga
Aadi Lakshmi Puraana
Ellidde Elli Tanaka Post-production

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Tara has said that she was born on 4 March 1963[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.
  3. ^ "Saif, Tara win National awards". rediff news. 13 July 2005. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
  4. ^ "It's better late than never, says Tara". The Hindu. 15 July 2005. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
  5. ^ Muthanna, Anjali (16 June 2013). "Tara officially resigns as Film Academy head". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Cyanide Review – Kannada Movie Review by RGV". Nowrunning.com. 20 March 2006. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Kumaraswamy happy with resurgent Kannada cinema". The Hindu. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
  8. ^ "Tara – from actress to director". Indiaglitz. 25 February 2005. Retrieved 23 January 2009.

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