Tamannaah Bhatia is an Indian film actress and model, who predominantly appears in Tamil and Telugu-language films. In 2005, she made her acting debut in her only Hindi film so far, Chand Sa Roshan Chehra, before working in the major South Indian film industries.
Also in 2005, Bhatia made her Telugu debut in Sri, and in the following year she appeared in her first Tamil film, Kedi. In 2007, she starred in two college-life-based drama films, Happy Days in Telugu and Kalloori in Tamil, which both earned her critical acclaim. Following commercial successes with Padikathavan (2009), Ayan (2009), Paiyaa (2010), Siruthai (2011) and Venghai (2011), she established herself as one of the leading contemporary actresses in the Tamil film industry. She achieved critical successes in Telugu with 100% Love (2011), becoming signed up for several high-profile projects thereafter. She also has experience as a model appearing in various TV commercials.
Her successive release Kandein Kadhalai, which was a remake of the 2007 Hindi blockbuster Jab We Met, was considered a moderate success. She did the role originally played by Kareena Kapoor and was praised by critics for her performance. Her first 2010 release was Lingusamy's romantic-action flick Paiyaa, a huge hit. It earned her a great name in the Tamil film industry. Her next release was Sura, with Vijay. The film was not a box office hit and her performance was panned by critics. Her next release was Thillalangadi with Jayam Ravi, which became an average grosser and her performance was praised.
Her first release of 2011 was the Tamil action film, Siruthai alongside Karthi with the film becoming a success commercially, although her character was received poorly by critics with a reviewer citing that she offered "little more than arm-candy". Her first Telugu release after two years, the romantic comedy 100% Love with Naga Chaitanya opened to highly positive reviews from both critics and viewers. Her next release opposite Allu Arjun, the historical Badhrinath, was opened to mixed reviews though her role was praised. Her latest release Hari's Tamil action film, Venghai with Dhanush has opened to positive reviews with critics praising her role.
She also has experience as a model appearing in various TV commercials. She is endorsing popular brands like Celcom Mobiles and Chandrika Ayurvedic Soap.
In 2013, she is seen in the film 'Himmatwala' opposite Ajay Devgn directed by Sajid Khan.