Bharath (actor)

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Bharath in 2012
Bharath Srinivasa Joshua

(1983-07-21) 21 July 1983 (age 39)[1]
Years active2000–present
Height1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Spouse(s)Jeshley (m.2013-present)
Children2 (Twin boys; born on 2018)

Bharath Srinivasa Joshua is an Indian film actor, working predominantly in the Tamil film industry along with a few films in Malayalam, Hindi and Telugu.

He made his acting debut in 2003 with S. Shankar's Boys. In 2004, he first appeared in the Malayalam, the Jayaraj directed vigilante film 4 the People where he portrayed one of the four protagonists. Followed by Chellamae where Bharath is cast as the possessive youth.[2]

He received his breakthrough in the film Kaadhal, as his first main lead role in Tamil. His performance as the naive but sweet lover was highly praised.[3] Some others of notable films include Pattiyal (2006), Em Magan (2006), Veyil (2006), Pazhani (2008), Kanden Kadhalai (2009), Vaanam (2011), Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu (2013) and Kaalidas (2019).

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Bharath was born on 21 July 1983, in Tiruchirappalli.[4] He later moved to Chennai when he was one month old since his dad got a job there. Bharath did his schooling from DAV. His mother tongue is Tamil.[5] He has a younger sister named Preethi.[6]

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, he's also a football fan.[7]

He married childhood friend Jeshly, a Malayali dentist based in Dubai, on 9 September 2013 in Chennai .[8] He has twin boys born on 09 August 2018.[9]

Career[edit | edit source]

Debut success (2003–2009)[edit | edit source]

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.[10] In 2004, he first appeared in the Malayalam film, the Jayaraj-directed vigilante film 4 The People, portraying one of the four protagonists. 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 whom he is obsessed with and although she has married someone else, was acclaimed by critics.[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 twelfth-standard student.[12][13] The film, produced by Shankar, received critical acclaim and commercial success.[14][12] Pattiyal, a gangster thriller, was his first release in 2006. The Vishnuvardhan-directorial opened to a positive response[[[|vague]]] and went to become a box office hit,[15] with Bharath garnering accolades for his performance as a deaf and dumb hitman[16] Later that year, he starred in Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu, Em Magan, Chennai Kadhal and Veyil. While Chennai Kadhal, a romance film by Vikraman,[17] bombed at the box office, Thirumurugan's family drama film Em Magan was declared a hit film.[18] He has received great accolades for Veyil.[19]

Following Veyil, Bharath experienced a setback in his career as his subsequent releases—with the exception of Pazhani—proved to be commercially unsuccessful.[20][21] 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.[20] Koodal Nagar, was released in 2007 in which he portrayed a dual role, which was a box office disaster. In 2008 he appeared in Perarasu's Pazhani alongside Kajal Aggarwal and Kushboo, following which Nepali, directed by V. Z. Durai was released.[22] That year he had two more releases, Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu, which saw him collaborating with the Em Magan team again, and Hari's Seval.[20][21] In 2009 he acted in Arumugam, directed by Suresh Krishna and Kanden Kadhalai, the Tamil remake of the 2007 Bollywood film Jab We Met. The latter featured him in a totally contrasting role as a rich businessman, and became his only commercial success in two years.[23][24]

Setbacks and success (2010–2013)[edit | edit source]

In 2010, he had a single release with Badri's 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.[25] His next film, the romantic comedy Yuvan Yuvathi co-starring Rima Kallingal, was followed by Perarasu's action-masala film Thiruthani co-starring Sunaina.[26] He also made a guest appearance in Vasanthabalan's Aravaan. In 2013, his romantic thriller film Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu released in August. The film, which was directed by Sasi, opened to positive 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".[27] Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu is Bharath's only highest-grossing film in his career.

Career slump, struggle and resurgence (2014–present)[edit | edit source]

Bharath performing on Ungalil Yaar Adutha Prabhu Deva

Bharath made his Bollywood debut with Jackpot.[28] 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.[29] He returned to Malayalam cinema in 2014 with Koothara. Thereafter, he plays his 25th movie in Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani (2014). The film hasn't been met with favourable reviews.[30] The next is action film Killadi (2015). The film is released to negative reviews.[31] Bharath subsequently appeared as autistic youngster in a Malayalam project titled 1000 – Oru Note Paranja Katha (2015), 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".[32] Later in 2015 he appeared in another Malayalam movie Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi (2015), which was an experimental movie.

In 2017, he acted in Ennodu Vilayadu.[33] Kadugu directed by Vijay Milton was a solid comeback, but the film was an average hit.[34] At the end of the year, he appears in the movies as Spyder starring Mahesh Babu, a bilingual film directed by AR Murugadoss. Bharath play as negative role in cameo appearance after S. J. Surya as the main antagonist. The film was a moderate success.[35] Kadaisi Bench Karthi is released on 27 October and has received to negative reviews. It was a colossal flop.[36] In 2019, Simba and Pottu have commercially failed.[37][38] In Kaalidas, which is directed by Sri Senthil, released on 13 December 2019, featuring Bharath playing a cop for the first time in his career.[39]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

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 In This Film He has got the title 'Chinna Thalapathy'
2006 Pattiyal Selva Tamil
2006 Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu Manu Tamil
2006 Emtan Magan Krishna Tamil
2006 Chennai Kadhal Gautham Tamil
2006 Veyil Kathir Tamil
2007 Koodal Nagar Suriyan, Chandran Tamil
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 Note Paranja Katha Jikku Mon Malayalam
2015 Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi Shanmugan Ilangovan (Sam) Malayalam
2017 Ennodu Vilayadu Vikram Tamil
2017 Kadugu Nambi Tamil
2017 Spyder Bhairavadu's brother Telugu
Sudalai's brother Tamil
2017 Kadaisi Bench Karthi Karthi Tamil
2019 Simba Mahesh Tamil
2019 Pottu Arjun Tamil
2019 Kaalidas Kaalidas Tamil
2021 8 Films that have not yet been released Tamil Filming[40]
2021 NaduvanFilms that have not yet been released Tamil Filming[41]
2021 RadheFilms that have not yet been released Hindi


2021 6 HoursFilms that have not yet been released Malayalam Filming[43]
2021 KshanamFilms that have not yet been released Malayalam Filming[44]

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Program Role Language Note
2019 Kerala Dance League Judge Malayalam Amrita TV

Web series[edit | edit source]

Year Program Name Role Language Network Notes
2020 Time Enna Boss Bala Tamil Amazon Prime [45]

References[edit | edit source]

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  3. "Kaadhal (2004) Movie Review". Silentcritics. 4 October 2011.
  4. "Bharath: Movies, Photos, Videos, News, Biography & Birthday | eTimes".
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  6. "Transcript of the chat with Bharath". Sify. 26 September 2006. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
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  11. "Third National Award for Shobhana?". 29 November 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Actor Vikram's new post!". Retrieved 17 June 2018.
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  14. "Prabhu Deva, hot hot!". 2 March 2005. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  15. "A money spinner!". 30 March 2006. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  16. "Welcome to". 20 January 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  17. "Bharat – Acid test!". Sify. 5 April 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  18. "Slow and steady wins the race!". 2 October 2006. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  19. "'Veyil' will be screened at Cannes Film Festival". The Hindu. 1 April 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
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  31. Srinivasan, Sudhir (30 January 2015). "Killadi: A bucketful of clichés" – via The Hindu.
  32. "1000 Review". nowrunning. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  33. "Ennodu Vilayadu review. Ennodu Vilayadu Tamil movie review, story, rating".
  34. "Review : Kadugu Review: A solid comeback from Vijay Milton (2017)".
  35. "Spyder (aka) Spydar review". Behindwoods. 27 September 2017.
  36. "Kadaisi bench Karthi: One for your spam folder". The New Indian Express.
  37. "Simba (aka) Simbha review". Behindwoods. 26 January 2019.
  38. "Pottu (2016), a diabolical gruesome film | Reviews here (2019) - Rating, Cast & Crew With Synopsis". nettv4u.
  40. "8 ( Eight ) Movie First Look Posters Released By 8 Celebrities". 27 February 2018. Archived from the original on 18 June 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  41. "Bharath's next titled 'Naduvan'". The Times of India.
  42. "Bharath to play Salman Khan's villain in 'Radhe'=The Times of India". TNN. 8 November 2019. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  43. "ടാറ്റൂ ചെയ്ത കൈയില്‍ തോക്കുമായി ഭരത്, തിരിച്ചുവരവ് ത്രില്ലറുമായി..." Mathrubhumi.
  45. "'Time Enna Boss' - Bharath's next on Amazon Prime Video". 14 September 2020.

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