Tamanna Bhatia was born on 21 December
1989 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India to Santosh Bhatia and Rajni Bhatia. She did
her schooling in Maneckji Cooper Education Trust School, Juhu, Mumbai. She is of
Bhatia started her acting career with a Hindi film, Chand Sa Roshan Chehra that
released in early 2005, which remains her only Bollywood release till date. The
same year, she debuted in the Telugu cinema as she appeared in the film Sri in
which she played the leading female role opposite Manoj Kumar. In 2006, she made
her debut in the Tamil film industry, starring in the film Kedi alongside Ravi
Krishna and another newcomer Ileana D'Cruz. She essayed a negative role in the
film, which did not do well at the box office.
In 2007, she had three releases. After her appearance in the unsuccessful
Vyapari, she starred in the Sekhar Kammula-directed Telugu film Happy Days,
which received highly positive reviews and became her first major box office
success. Her next release was the Tamil drama film Kalloori, directed by Balaji
Sakthivel that won her accolades and critical acclaim in Tamil as well.
In 2008, she again had three releases, but appeared in cameo roles in two of
them. Her 2009 Blockbuster Tamil film Ayan, made her a leading actress. Her
recent film Kandein Kadhalai, which is a remake of the 2007 Hindi blockbuster
Jab We Met, has been declared a decent success. She enacted the role, originally
played by Kareena Kapoor, and was praised by critics for her performance. Her
recent 2010 release is Lingusamy's Paiyaa which is already declared a huge hit.
She is currently acting in two Tamil films that are Thillalangadi alongside
Jayam Ravi and Sura with Vijay.