Srinivasa Sarja, known professionally as Arjun, is an Indian actor, producer and director. Referred to by the media and his fans as \”Action King\” for his roles in action films, who works predominantly in Tamil cinema. He has also worked in Kannada and Telugu language films, while also performing in Malayalam and Hindi films.
About Arjun Sarja in brief
Srinivasa Sarja, known professionally as Arjun, is an Indian actor, producer and director. Referred to by the media and his fans as \”Action King\” for his roles in action films, who works predominantly in Tamil cinema. He has also worked in Kannada and Telugu language films, while also performing in a few Malayalam and Hindi films. Arjun has acted in more than 150 movies, with most of them being lead roles. He is one of few South Indian actors to attract fan following from multiple states of India. Sarja has two daughters, Aishwarya and Anjana. His nephews Chiranjeevi Sarja and Dhruva Sarja have acted inKannada movies. Another nephew, Bharat Sarja will also be making his acting debut in 2013. He was inspired by Bruce Lee’s 1973 film Enter the Dragon, began training Karate at the age of 16 and now holds a black belt. He had always thought and dreamt of becoming a police officer but his fate took him into an entirely different direction. He is building the Hanuman temple at the outskirts of Chennai. A 35-foot statue of the Lord Anjaneya was sculpted exclusively for the temple and the statue is in a sitting posture and weighs around 140 tonnes.
He won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor for his work in the film Prasad, which screened at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012. In 1999, he starred in the political action-thriller, Mudhalvan, which earned him the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for his role as well as numerous other nominations. In 2012, he appeared in the bilingual film Sri Manjunatha and the Telugu film Hanuman Junction. He is married to Niveditha Arjun a former actress who has appeared in a Kannataka film Ratha Sapthami under the stage name of Asha Rani. His father was Shakthi Prasd, a KANNada film actor, and his mother was Lakshmi, an art teacher. His brother Kishore Sarja is his father-in-law and his father is Rajesh Sarja who is his uncle’s father. He also has two nephews who have also acted in KANNADA films. In a surprise move, film producer Rajendra Singh Babu managed to convince Arjun to begin shooting for a feature film for his production house without his production company’s express permission.