Kaththi Sandai actress, the heart throb of south Indian filmdom Tamannaah Bhatia is trending. Her director Suraaj made inappropriate comments and the actress had to rise up to the occasion. She wrote a strong statement on social media which forced Suraaj to apologize to every actress out there. Tamannaah’s film Kaththi Sandai directed by Suraaj has been released four days back opposite Dangal.
Lets take a look at her journey.
Tamannaah was first seen in the 2003 Ifilm Enakku 20 Unakku 18, directed by Jyothi Krishna. She played the role of Trisha’s friend at the age of 13.
In 2005, at the age of 15, she played the female lead in Chand Sa Roshan Chehra which was a commercial failure at the box office. The same year, she made her debut in Telugu cinema with Sri and in Tamil cinema with Kedi in 2006. Though both were commercial success, her performance in the latter fetched her critical acclaim.
She got her breakthrough with Sekhar Kammula’s Happy Days and Balaji Sakthivel’s Kalloori, both of which featured Tamannaah as a college student. Her performance in the latter earned her a nomination at the 56th Filmfare Awards South in the Best Tamil Actress category.
Tamannaah’s 2009 release was the Tamil film Padikkadavan, directed by Suraj and co-starring Dhanush, which was named after Rajinikanth’s 1985 film of the same name. The film received mixed reviews from critics . Her next release was the Telugu film Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasany and co-starring Siddharth. The film earned her a nomination at the 57th Filmfare Awards South in the Best Telugu Actress category.
Tamannaah later appeared in R. Kannan’s Kanden Kadhalai, the official remake of Jab We Met (2007), co-starring Bharath. Her performance in the film earned her a nomination at the 57th Filmfare Awards South in the Best Tamil Actress category, making her the only actress to earn two nominations in two different languages at that event. She also won the South Scope award for the same. During this phase, she was established as an undisputed top actress in Tamil cinema.
Tamannaah’s first release of 2010 was N. Linguswamy’s Paiyaa, co-starring Karthi, which was a Tamil road movie. The film opened to positive reviews from critics and was a commercial success.She earned a nomination each at the 58th Filmfare Awards South and 5th Vijay Awards in the Best Tamil Actress category.
Tamannaah’s first release of 2011 was Siva’s Siruthai, co-starring Karthi, which was the official remake of S. S. Rajamouli’s Vikramarkudu (2006). She made her comeback to Telugu cinema after a two-year gap in the same year with Sukumar’s 100% Love, co-starring Naga Chaitanya, in which she played the role of a village girl visiting her cousin’s house in Hyderabad for pursuing higher education. The film became one of the biggest commercial successful Telugu films of 2011. She earned a nomination each at the 59th Filmfare Awards South and 1st South Indian International Movie Awards in the Best Telugu Actress category. She also won the Best Actor Female awards at CineMAA Awards 2012 and The Hyderabad Times Film Awards 2011.
Her next release of 2011 was V. V. Vinayak’s Badrinath, co-starring Allu Arjun. Her looks in the film became debatable considering her girl-next-door looks sported in her previous films. The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics. She earned a nomination at the CineMAA Awards 2012 in the Best Actor Female category.
She played the role of a village girl in Hari’s Venghai, co-starring Dhanush, whom she called a “subtle and underplayed” character. Her next release Oosaravelli, co-starring N. T. Rama Rao Jr. and directed by Surender Reddy, opened to mixed reviews from critics and was a commercial failure.
Tamannaah starred in four Telugu films in 2012, the first one being Sampath Nandi’s Racha, co-starring Ram Charan, in which she played the role of a rich girl living in a protected world whose character’s layers are revealed as the film progresses. The film was declared a major commercial success by the end of its 50-day run. She earned a nomination each at 60th Filmfare Awards South and CineMAA Awards 2013 in the Best Actor Female category.
Her last release of 2012 was Puri Jagannadh’s Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu, co-starring Pawan Kalyan, in which she played the role of a tomboyish media cameraman. The film was one of the biggest commercial successful Telugu films of 2012.
Tamannaah’s first release of 2013 was a hindi film. It was Sajid Khan’s Himmatwala, co-starring Ajay Devgan, which was the remake of the 1983 Hindi film of the same name where she reprises the role of Sridevi from the original.
Her another release of 2013 was Kishore Kumar Pardasany’s Tadakha, co-starring Naga Chaitanya, Sunil and Andrea Jeremiah, the official Telugu remake of N. Lingusamy’s Vettai where she reprises the role played by Amala Paul in the original. The film opened to moderate reviews from critics, and was commercially successful. She earned a nomination at the 3rd South Indian International Movie Awards in the Best Actor Female category.
She made her comeback to Tamil cinema in 2014 after a sabbatical of three years with Siva’s Veeram, co-starring Ajith Kumar. Veeram received positive reviews from critics, and became one of the highest grossing Tamil films of 2014. She again collaborated with Sajid Khan for the film Humshakals as one of the female leads. The film co-starred Saif Ali Khan, Ram Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta. The film received poor reviews from critics, and flopped at the box office.
In July 2015, the first part of S. S. Rajamouli’s two-part multilingual fictional epic film Baahubali, co-starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati and Anushka Shetty, was released. She played the role of Avanthika, a warrior princess of an unspecified era. For her role, she had to lose five to six kilos of weight and also, special care was taken regarding the looks, costumes and jewelry of her character. The film received positive reviews from critics and Tamannaah was praised for her performance. The movie collected around ₹600 crore (US$89 million) and eventually became the top grosser of Telugu cinema and third highest grossing Indian film.
Her last release of 2015 was Sampath Nandi’s Bengal Tiger, co-starring Ravi Teja for the first time. She was praised for her looks in the film. It opened to mixed reviews but was commercially successful at the box office by grossing ₹40.5 crore (US$6.0 million) globally and also became the 8th highest grossing Telugu film of the year. Her next release was Tamil film Dharma Durai. In which she played a doctor and she also appeared in the film without makeup. The film also ran successfully in box office.
She as back to back three release in upcoming year, that is Baahubali: The Conclusion. She also started shooting for her Tamil film Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan with Silambarasan for the first time. She has also signed the remake of kangana’s critically acclaimed Queen in tamil under the direction of Revathi.
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