Tamannaah Bhatia (born 21 December 1989) is an Indian actress, who predominantly appears in Telugu and Tamil films. She has also appeared in a few Hindi films. Through her successful career, Tamannaah has become one of the most popular celebrities in South India. In addition to acting, she also participates in stage shows and is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products.
In 2005, she made her acting debut in the Bollywood film, Chand Sa Roshan Chehra and appeared in Abhijeet Sawant album song “Lafzon main” from the album Aapka Abhijeet which was also released in the year 2005, before working in Telugu cinema and Tamil cinema. In same year Tamannaah made her Telugu film debut in Sri, and in the following next year she appeared in her first Tamil movie, Kedi. In 2007, she starred in two college-life-based drama films, Happy Days in Telugu and Kalloori in Tamil.
Her projects include the Tamil films Ayan (2009), Paiyaa (2010) and Siruthai (2011). She returned to Telugu cinema in 2011 with the romance film 100% Love (2011). Other films include Racha (2012), Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu (2012), Thadaka (2013), Aagadu (2014), Baahubali: The Beginning and Bengal Tiger (2015). She thus established herself as one of the leading contemporary actresses in Telugu.
Tamannaah Bhatia was born on 21 December 1989 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, to Santhosh and Rajani Bhatia and she has an elder brother, Anand. Her father is a diamond merchant. She is of Sindhi descent. She did her schooling in Maneckji Cooper Educational Trust School, Juhu, Mumbai. She later changed her screen name for numerological reasons, varying it slightly to Tamannaah. She has been working since the age of 13, when she was spotted at her school’s annual day function and offered a lead role, which she took up, and then also became a part of Mumbai’s Prithvi Theatre for a year. She also appeared in Abhijeet Sawant’s album song “Lafzo Mein” from the album Aapka Abhijeet which was released in the year 2005.
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