Arjun Sarja

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Arjun Sarja (born 15 August 1964 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India) is an Indian film actor and director. He has acted in several Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu films. He is the son of Shakti Prasad, a former Kannada film star. The title “Action King” has been given to Arjun by fans, for the numerous roles he has portrayed in action films.
Born August 15, 1964 (1964-08-15) (age 45)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Occupation Film actor, director
Years active 1984 – Present
Spouse(s) Asha Rani

Original name Sreenivasa Sarja R. Ashok Babu Arjun
Title(s) Action King
Date of birth August 15th
Residence Appu Salai Street, Saligramam, Chennai – 93
Address for communication No.B-3, C Block, 4th Floor,109, G.N.Chetty Road, T.Nagar,
Chennai 600 017.
Phone number 8250116 ,8265334,4323519
e-mail [email protected]
Brought up in Bangalore
Qualification B.Sc
Family details Father – J.C.Ramaswamy Alias Shakthi Prasad
Mother – Lakshmi Devi
Wife – Niveditha Arjun
Daughters – Aishwarya Arjun and Anjana Arjun
Brother ( Elder ) – Kishor Sarja
Sister ( Younger )- Chickkadevajammanni
Favourite colour Lemon Yellow
Favourite Hero Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Haasan, Karthik
Favourite heroine Kajol
Favourite Food Chicken Dishes
Favourite Holiday spot Countryside in Switzerland
Special talent Karate
Hobbies Photography
Internet Browsing
Watching Movies
Listening to Music
Playing with his Children

Early life
Arjun was born to Shakti Prasad, a popular actor of Kannada films. His father-in-law Rajesh is also a senior actor in Kannada movies and his younger brother Kishor Sarja is a director. Arjun’s initial desire was to become a police officer and went to police training and was selected but later he opted to become a film star. He has now acted over 200 films in four different language including Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada. His wife Asha Rani is also an actress who has acted in a Kannada movie called Rathasapthami with Shivaraj Kumar. Arjun has two daughters, Aishwarya and Anjana.

Film career
Arjun started his first venture as a film actor in Karnataka with director Rajender Singh Babu. He then moved to Tamil and Telugu and concentrated there. His first Tamil film was Nanri. His popular movies in Tamil include Gentleman, Jai Hind, Kurudhipunal, Mudhalvan, Ezhumalai ,Giri and Marudhamalai. In Telugu, he is known for his role in Maa Pallelo Gopaludu. Arjun has also directed and produced some films. Arjun has won the Filmfare Best Actor Award South and Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor in the film Gentleman. He is currently acting in the Malayalam/Tamil film Aruvadai alongside Mammootty.


Year Film Role Notes
1984 Male Bantu Male Kannada film
1985 Avan
Sivappu Kili
1986 En Sabadham
Kuli Kaala Megangal
1987 Shankar Guru
Kalyana Kacheri
1988 Thaai Mel Aanai
Thai Poosam
Pattikaatu Thambi
1989 Vettaiyadu Vilaiyadu
Padicha Pulla
En Thangai
Engal Annan Varattum
Annanukku Je
1990 Aatha Naan Paasayitten
Thangaikku Oru Thalattu
Paatali Magan
Manaivi Oru Maanikkam
Periya Idathu Pillai
1991 Thanga Thaamaraigal
Enga Ooru Sepoy
1992 Mudhal Kural
Sevagan Also director
Annan Ennada Thambi Ennada
Gentleman Kitcha/Krishnamoorthy Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award South
Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
1993 Rojavai Killadhey
Prathap Also director
Thuruva Natchathiram
Karpagam Vandhachu
Karna Dual role
1994 Jai Hind Also director
1995 Mudhal Udhayam
Kurudhipunal Abbas
1996 Subash
Sengottai Vijay
Ayudha Poojai
1997 Adimai Sangili
1998 Kondattam
Thaayin Manikodi Vijay Also director
1999 Suriyaparvai
Kannodu Kanbathellam
Mudhalvan Pughazhendi
Suyamvaram Sanjay Also director
Mannavaru Sinnavaru
2000 Vaanavil
Rhythm Karthikeyan
2001 Vedham Also director
Hanuman Junction Telugu film
2002 Ezhumalai Also director
2003 Parasuram Parasuram Also director
Anbhu Sahotharan
2004 Jai Surya Jai,
Arasatchi Siddarth
Sri Anjaneyam Telugu film
Giri Giri
2005 Chinna Chinna
Aanai Vijay
2006 Madrasi Kasi Also director
Vathiyar Dorai
2007 Manikanda Manikanda
Marudhamalai Marudhamalai
Thavam Guest appearance
Also producer
2008 Swagatam Srikanth Telugu film
Durai Durai
Bommalattam Vivek
Thiruvanamalai Easwaran
2010 Aruvadai Anwar Hussain Filming
Simultaneously made in Malayalam as Vandemataram
Vandemataram Arjun Filming
Malayalam film
Maasi Filming
Mei Kaan Filming
Rama Rama Krishna Krishna Filming
Telugu film
Vallakottai Filming
2011 Jai Hind 2 Announced

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