Tamannaah Bhatia (born 21 December 1989) is an Indian film actress and model, who performs under the mononym Tamannaah and predominantly appears in South Indian cinema. In 2005, she made her acting debut in the Bollywood film, Chand Sa Roshan Chehra, before working in the major South Indian film industries. Also in 2005, Tamannaah 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.
After being part of the several commercially successful films, including Ayan (2009), Paiyaa (2010) Siruthai (2011) and Veeram (2014), she emerged as a leading contemporary actress in Tamil cinema. She staged a successful comeback in Tollywood in 2011 with the romance film 100% Love (2011), which won her several accolades. With the successful films such as Racha (2012), Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu (2012) Thadaka (2013) and Veeram (2014), she established herself as one of Telugu cinema's leading contemporary actresses.