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Arjun

General Profile of Arjun  -   Cine Artist

Arjun Sarja is an Indian film actor and director. Son of Kannada film star Shakti Prasad, he has primarily acted in Tamil films, and also appeared in Kannada and Telugu films. The title "Action King" has been given to Arjun by fans, for the numerous roles he has portrayed in action films. He is also a black belt holder in karate. Arjun's initial desire was to become a police officer. He went to police training and was selected but later opted to become a film star. He has acted in over 200 films in five different languages. Arjun has built a temple for Lord Anjaneya in Chennai.

He entered film Industry as a child artiste in Kannada films. As a Hero he made his debut in SingaKutty 1, 2, 3 which was a multilingual film (Tamil, Telugu and Kannada). His first straight Tamil film was Nanri. Though the film faired reasonably well in the box office, it was the film Sankar Guru with actress Seetha turned a new leaf in his sinking career.

He continued with average films like Kalyana Kacheri, Thai Poosam, Padicha Pulla, Thangaikku Oru Thalattu, Manaivi Oru Maanikkam, etc. His first major break came in the Tamil film Gentleman through director Shankar. He portrayed the role of a poor ambitious student who along with his friend dreams about becoming a doctor and finally ends up in stealing money to construct an educational institution free of cost for the poor and needy.

His fiery actions and flamboyant dialogues in the film fetched him many accolades. His notable film was Kuruthi Punal with actor Kamal Haasan. He played the role of an honest police officer named Abbas, who finally meets death in a secret operation called operation Dhanush. His excellent fighting prowess fetched him the title Action King Arjun.

He continued his success story in the film Mudhalavan where he played the role of an ambitious TV Cameraman who when during an interview with the Chief Minister accepts his challenge to be the C.M of the state for a single day. The film show projected him different from his stereotype action roles. His first restrained performance of a widower who recuperates from the agony of losing his wife and finds love in the eyes of Meena a bank manager with a son in Rhythm, won him many appreciation.

He made notable performances in films like Sevagan, Prathap, Karna, Jai Hind, Sadhu, Sengottai, Ezhumalai, Ottran, Giri, Vaathiyar, Durai, etc. Apart from acting, he is a writer, director and producer. All his movies are proverbial sugar coated pills. He owns a production company named Sree Ram Movies.

Films Acted

Putaani Agent 1-2-3
Simhada Mari Sainya
Pooja Phala
Male Bantu Male
Pralayantaka
Aasha
Nandri
Na Ninna Preetisuve
Avan
Maa Pallelo Gopaludu
Yaar?
Ilamai
Sivappu Kili
Vesham
Prema Jyothi
En Sabadham
Kulir Kaala Megangal
Mannemlo Monagadu
Asha
Shankar Guru
Kalyana Kacheri
Thaai Mel Aanai
Thai Poosam
Pattikaatu Thambi
Prema Agni
Vettai Vilai
Sondhakkaaran
Padicha Pulla
En Thangai
Engal Annan Varattum
Annanukku Je
Aatha Naan Paasayitten
Thangaikku Oru Thalattu
Paatali Magan
Manaivi Oru Maanikkam
Periya Idathu Pillai
Thanga Thaamaraigal
Enga Ooru Sepoy
Police Lockup
Shiva Naga
Snehada Kadalalli
Mudhal Kural
Sevagan
Annan Ennada Thambi Ennada
Gentleman
Aleemayya
Rojavai Killadhey
Prathap
Gokulam
Thuruva Natchathiram
Karpagam Vandhachu
Jai Hind
Mettuppatti Mirasu
Sadhu
Maa Oori Maharaju
Mudhal Udhayam
Karna
Kurudhipunal
Subash
Sengottai
Ayudha Poojai
Adimai Sangili
Kondattam
Thaayin Manikodi
Suriyaparvai
Kannodu Kanbathellam
Mudhalvan
Suyamvaram
Mannavaru Sinnavaru
Vaanavil
Sudhandhiram
Rhythm
Vedham
Hanuman Junction
Sri Manjunatha
Ezhumalai
Parasuram
Ottran
Puttintiki Ra Chelli
Jai Surya
Arasatchi
Sri Anjaneyam
Giri
Chinna
Aanai
Madrasi
Vathiyar
Manikanda
Marudhamalai
Thavam
Swagatam
Durai
Bommalattam
Thiruvanamalai
Vayuputhra
Rama Rama Krishna Krishna
Vandae Maatharam
Vallakottai
Mankatha
Kaatupuli
Maasi
Prasad

 
Family Background

Sreenivasa Sarja R Ashok Babu alias Arjun was born in a family of Kannada film personalities. He was born on 15th August 1964 in Bangalore, Karnataka. His Father J.C.Ramaswamy alias Shakthi Prasad was a popular actor who has acted in more than 200 films. His mother Lakshmi Devi was a housewife. His brother Kishor Sarja is a director. He has a sister Chickadevajammani. He got married to Nivedita , who is a former actress. They have two daughters Aishwarya and Anjana. His father-in-law Rajesh is also a popular Kannada actor. His dreams of becoming a police officer failed and destiny made this charming young man to enter film Industry.

 
Awards & Titles

Best Actor Award Dharma Yuddha(1983)

Best Actor Award Gentleman(1993)