Bharath (actor)

Born Bharath Srinivasan
(1983-07-21) 21 July 1983[1]
Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Alma mater The New College, Chennai
Occupation Film actor
Years active 2003–present
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Spouse(s) Jeshly Joshua (2013–present)

Bharath (born Bharath Srinivasan) is an Indian film actor, working predominantly in the Tamil film industry. His works include Boys (2003), Chellamae (2004), Kaadhal (2004), Pattiyal (2006) and Veyil (2006).

Personal life

Bharath was born in Tiruchirappalli. He has a younger sister named Preethi.[2] Bharath is a trained dancer by profession and joined Swingers International Dance club when he was 11 years old. He did his schooling at DAV Senior Secondary School, Anna Nagar,[2] and studied at The New College, Chennai. He married Jeshly, a Malayali dentist based in Dubai, in 2013.[3]


Bharath made his acting debut in the 2003 Tamil film Boys directed by S. Shankar, in which he played the guitarist of a boy band. He was selected for the role, after Shankar had seen him performing at a dance programme "Inspirations" at the Music Academy by Swingers.[4] In 2004, he first appeared in the Malayalam film, the Jayaraj-directed vigilante film 4 The People, portraying one of the four protagonists. The film went on to become a blockbuster,[5] grossing 10 lakhs at the Kerala box office and turning out the highest-grossing Malayalam film of that year.[6][7] The film was subsequently dubbed into Tamil as 4 Students,[8] and Telugu as Yuvasena,[9] with its Tamil version emerging a box office success as well.[5][10] Later that year, he played the antagonist role in the Tamil film Chellamae. His portrayal of Vishwa, a possessive teenager who kidnaps his childhood friend he is obsessed with and married to someone else, was acclaimed by critics.[10] It also was a box office success.[11] He played his first starring role in Balaji Sakthivel's Tamil romantic-drama film Kaadhal that featured him as a poor mechanic who falls in love and elopes with a wealthy 12th standard student.[11][12] The film, produced by Shankar, received critical acclaim and commercial success.[5][11] Pattiyal, a gangster thriller, was his first release in 2006. The Vishnuvardhan-directorial opened to negative critical response and went to become a box office hit,[13] with Bharath garnering accolades for his performance as a deaf and dumb hitman[14] Later that year, he starred in Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu, Em Magan, Chennai Kadhal and Veyil. While Chennai Kadhal, a romance film by Vikraman,[15] bombed at the box office, Thirumurugan's family drama film Em Magan was declared a hit film.[16] He has received great accolades for Veyyil, which also emerged a commercial success and was selected for screening at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.[17]

Following Veyyil, Bharath experienced a setback in his career as his subsequent releases—with the exception of Pazhani—proved to be commercially successful.[18][19] He was facing an "image crisis" as he signed up for action and masala films and went on play repetitive roles as a "larger than life angry young man", playing "small town rowdy" or "guy seeking revenge" roles.[18] Koodal Nagar, was released in 2007 in which he portrayed a dual role. In 2008 he appeared in Perarasu's Pazhani alongside Kajal Aggarwal and Kushboo, following which Nepali, directed by V. Z. Durai was released.[20] That year he had two more releases, Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu, which saw him collaborating with the Em Magan team again, and Hari's Seval.[18][19] In 2009 he acted in Arumugam, directed by Suresh Krishna and Kandein Kadhalai. The latter featured him in a totally contrasting role as a rich businessman, and became his only commercial success in two years.[21][22] In 2010, he had a single release with Thambikku Indha Ooru which became a critical and commercial failure.

In 2011, he appeared in the multi-starrer Vaanam as Bharath Chakravarthy, a guitarist. Post-release, Bharath clashed with the producer and another actor in the film, Silambarasan, claiming he did not receive as much promotion and publicity as Silambarasan's character.[23] His next film, the romantic comedy Yuvan Yuvathi co-starring Rima Kallingal, was followed by the action-masala film Thiruthani co-starring Sunaina.[24] He was also appeared in a guest appearance in Vasanthabalan's Aravaan.

In 2013, his romantic thriller film Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu (555) released in August. The film, which was directed by Sasi, opened the negative reviews with a critic noting he "has put a lot of effort and hardwork to the role" and "is one single reason to watch the film".[25] He made his Bollywood debut with Jackpot.[26] The film was about four people who try to con one another for money and Bharath played one of them, a Goan named Anthony D’Souza from Puducherry.[27] He returned to Malayalam cinema in 2014 with Koothara. Bharath subsequently appeared as autistic youngster in a Malayalam project titled 1000 : Oru Note Paranja Katha, which garnered poor reviews on release, with a critic noting that "there are plenty of moments of real terrible acting around, and it's a pity to see an actor like Bharath strut around awkwardly, trying to pass off as a youngster with a disability, but with very little success".[28] Later in 2015 he appeared in another Malayalam movie Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi which was an experimental movie.


Year Film Role Language Notes
2003 Boys Babu Kalyanam (Bob Galy) Tamil
2004 4 the People Vivek Malayalam
2004 Chellamae Vishwa Rajasekhar Tamil
2004 Kaadhal Murugan Tamil
2005 February 14 Shiva Tamil
2006 Pattiyal Selva Tamil
2006 Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu Manu Tamil
2006 Em Magan Krishna Tamil
2006 Chennai Kadhal Gautham Tamil
2006 Veyyil Kathir Tamil
2007 Koodal Nagar Suriyan,
2008 Pazhani Pazhanivel (Vellaiyan) Tamil
2008 Nepali Karthik (Nepali/Bharathan) Tamil
2008 Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu Muniyandi Tamil
2008 Seval Murugesan Tamil
2009 Arumugam Arumugam Tamil
2009 Kanden Kadhalai Sakthivel Rajasekharan Tamil
2010 Thambikku Indha Ooru Akilesh Tamil
2011 Ko Himself Tamil Cameo appearance
2011 Vaanam Bharath Chakravarthy Tamil
2011 Yuvan Yuvathi Kathirvelmurugan Tamil
2012 Aravaan Thogaimaan Tamil Guest appearance
2012 Thiruthani Velu/Thiruthani Tamil
2013 Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu Aravind Tamil
2013 Jackpot Anthony D’Souza Hindi
2014 Koothara Koobrin Malayalam
2014 Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam Himself Tamil Cameo appearance
2014 Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani Sigamani Tamil 25th film
2015 Killadi Dharani Tamil
2015 1000 Oru Nottu Paranja Katha Jikku Mon Malayalam
2015 Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi Shanumgan Ilangovan (Sam) Malayalam
2017 Simba Tamil Filming[29]
2017 Ennodu Vilayadu Tamil Filming[30]
2017 Pottu Tamil Filming[31]
2017 Kadugu Tamil Filming[32]
2017 Kadaisi Bench Karthi Tamil Filming[33]


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  10. 1 2 "Third National Award for Shobhana?". 29 November 2004. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  11. 1 2 3 "Actor Vikram's new post!". Retrieved 18 October 2011.
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  13. "A money spinner!". 30 March 2006. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
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  15. "Bharat – Acid test!". 5 April 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  16. "Slow and steady wins the race!". 2 October 2006. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
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  18. 1 2 3 "Bharath's image crisis". 11 May 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  19. 1 2 "Bharath – High anxiety!". 24 September 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
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  21. "Bharath gets that elusive hit!". 4 November 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  22. "Bharath's big bash and holiday!". Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  23. "Bharath takes on Simbu – Times Of India". 31 July 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  24. "Mass Masala combo is back". 2 September 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  25. "Review : Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu". Sify.
  26. "Bharath goes to Bollywood!". 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  27. Deepa Venkatraman (2013-12-14). "Bollywood ho!". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  28. "1000 Review". nowrunning. 14 February 2015.
  29. "Punjabi kudi to debut in K'town". The Times of India.
  30. Nikhil Raghavan. "Etcetera : Movies to look out for". The Hindu.
  31. "Kamal Haasan and Gautham Menon team up for a sequel?".
  32. "Kadugu will be a refreshing change".

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