Atharvaa, son of late actor Murali, is now one of the promising young actors of Tamil cinema. On his father’s birth anniversary, he posted some unseen pictures and wrote: “To the coolest and the strongest person I’ve ever know . Happy birthday dad ! We love you and miss you everyday ! ”
Atharva is currently working on a bunch of movies, including ‘Kuruthi Attam’, ‘Thalli Pogathey’, and a yet untitled film with debutant director Ravindra Madhava. Last year, he delivered a hit in the form of ‘100’, in which he played a police officer for the first time.
His movies ‘Othaikku Othai’ and ‘Rukkumani Vandi Varudhu’ are waiting for release and are expected to hit the screens once this ongoing lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus is over.
Atharvaa, grandson of legendary director S Siddalingaiah, began his acting career with ‘Baana Kaathadi’ (2010). He then garnered critical acclaim for his performance as a youngster suffering from delusion in the romantic thriller ‘Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal’ (2012), before signing on to feature in Bala’s period film ‘Paradesi’ (2013).
His role as a rural villager held as a slave in a tea plantation became his breakthrough performance, earning Atharvaa a Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Tamil.