Tamanna Bhatia is one of the most successful South Indian actresses who had made inroads into Bollywood with the film – Himmatwala. Tamanna has changed her name to Tamannaah and is also called Tamannaah(mononym).
Though she made it big in South Indian cinema, she had actually debuted in a Bollywood film known as ‘Chand Sa Roshan Chehra’. The movie flopped and this Mumbai born girl went on to get plum offers in Kollywood and Tollywood movies. In 2005, Tamanna debuted in a Telugu film called Sri and in the same year, she did her debut Tamil film called Kedi. Incidentally, she was also seen in the music video ‘Lafzon Mein Keh Na Saku’ by Abhjijeet Sawant, the winner of the first Indian Idol.
2007 saw the rise of Tamanna with success in two college-life based super-hits, ‘Happy Days’ in Telugu and ‘Kalloori’ in Tamil. The pretty actress soon emerged as one of the most popular actress in South India with a string of hits. Tamanna became known as the ‘Queen of Kollywood’ due to her performance in successful Tamil films like Padikathavan (2009), Ayan (2009), Paiyaa (2010) and Siruthai (2011).
Tamanna came back to Tollywood and worked in many successful ventures including 100% Love (2011), Oosaravelli (2011), Rachcha (2012) and Cameraman Ganga – Tho Rambabu(2012). She has also signed Bhale Thammudu, the remake of the 2012 Tamil blockbuster Vettai, opposite Naga Chaitanya.
Tamanna’s second film in Bollywood – Himmatwala.
Sajid Khan considered several South Indian actress and finally zeroed onto Tamanna to star opposite Ajay Devgan in Himmatwala, which is a remake of the 1983 super-hit movie. Akshay Kumar will pair with Tamanna for a ‘masala entertainer’ that will be produced by Tips and directed by Sajid—Farhad, the duo who have written dialogue for Golmaal and other Rohit Shetty films. The film’s shooting will start in July this year and is set to release by next year.
Tamanna Bhatia – personal life
Tamanna’s father Santosh, is a financial consultant while mother Rajani is a home-maker. She has an elder brother, Anand. Tamanna is Sindhi; she did her schooling in Maneckji Cooper Educational Trust, Juhi and she did her BA through National College, through distance education.
Tamanna’s favorite colors include white and orange. Her pet peeve are people who are arrogant and malign others. She gorges on Punjabi food.
Tamanna Bhatia’s best feature
Her navel and her pout. Tamanna’s navel always gets a special appearance in her South Indian films.
Tamanna endorses popular brands like Fanta, Chandrika Ayurvedic Soap, Celkon Mobiles, AVR Jewellerry, Khazana Jewellery, Sun Direct and Shakthi Masala.