T.N Balakrishna

Other names of T.N Balakrishna: Balanna
T N Balakrishna, fondly called as Balanna, is a Kannada film actor. This talented actor had worked in over 560 films and survived in the industry despite his hearing ailment. He used to tell the dialogues naturally after imbibing the lip movements of his colleagues. 

Born on 2nd November 1913, Balanna was renowned for his stint with comedy as well as villainous roles. He had shared screen space with legendary actor Raj Kumar Actor RajKumar came to limelight as he resembled S >> Read More... in over 100 films. Balanna has tested waters in different types of roles. Balanna was just 4 years when he was abandoned by his mother in order to give treatment for her sick husband. This she did by selling Balanna to a couple. Balanna, who could not tolerate the bad treatment from his adopted father and mother, fled from the house.

In the year 1929, Balanna started trying his luck in acting; he worked in the 1929 play Shri Rama Pattabhishekha. Eventually, he did paintings for a drama group. Later, he became a full-fledged painter. After having a stint with ticket collection, he found his way to theatre acting. Then he got associated with Gubbi Veeranna’s drama group. Veeranna was a renowned director during those days. B R Panthalu, a filmmaker got attracted by Balanna and gave him a role in his film. In the flick Kalachakra, his acting prowess got noticed and, in fact, many audiences “disliked” him. This is a true recognition to an artist. Balanna was the most sought-after Kannada actor in the 60s and 70s. 

Balanna founded the Abiman Studio in Bangalore with a noble cause of self-dependence for the producers. This studio was not a success and his earnings were at risk. During the worst days of Kannada film industry, Balanna, along with Rajkumar and G V Iyer produced the movie Ranadheera Kanteerava. In recognition of Balanna’s contribution to Sandalwood, he was adjudged with the honorary Puttanna Kanagal Puttanna Kanagal was known as Chitra Brahma (God o >> Read More... award. He also has various other awards to his credit.

Bharat Sarja

Bharat Sarja is the acclaimed actor Arjun Sarja’s nephew. Bharat Sarja made his debut in the cine field in 2013. It is to be noted that Bharat Sarja’s uncle, Arjun Sarja is noted as an action hero in both Tollywood and Kollywood. Besides Bharat Sarjah, his two other cousins are in the cine field. Bharat Sarja drew inspiration from his uncle Arjun, and he made debut in the cine field through Kannada movie ‘Veera Pulikeshi’ released in 2013. Bharat Sarja played a cop in Kannada movie ‘ Veera Pulikeshi’. The movie shooting commenced in Kanteerava Studios. Actress Rekha, who is known for her role in Jinke Mari, did a role in Bharat Sarja’s debutant venture. Bharat Sarja won the SIIMA 2015 awards under the category Best Debutant Actor for his role in the Kannada movie ‘Veera Pulikeshi’. The award function was held in Dubai. Bharat took up yet another chance ‘Hanuman’. While shooting for Hanuman, Bharat Sarja commented that his family of Sarjas is a devotee of Lord Hanuman, and hence the title was given. Bharat Sarja’s quest during his childhood was to be a director. He served as the assistant director in the Kannada movies Vaayuputra and Dandam Dashagunam. He had plenty of chances to do the role of a movie hero. But, following advice by his uncle Arjun Sarja, he delayed his debut in cine field. Arjun had reasoned out that a different kind of devotion is needed for one to turn a hero. It is a herculean task for any actor to get movie chances while his first film awaits release. But, Bharat Sarja proved to be an exception. He was new to the industry in 2013. Even before the release of his debutant venture Veera Pulikeshi, Bharat got a chance to do the role of hero in Sandalwood movie Hanuman. His cousins Chiranjeevi and Dhruva are into the cine field.

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