Dhruva Sarja

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Dhruva Sarja
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Dhruva Sarja in 2021
Born (1988-10-06) 6 October 1988 (age 32)
Years active2012–present
Spouse(s)Prerana Shankar
Relatives Arjun Sarja (uncle)
Kishore Sarja (uncle)
Shakti Prasad (grandfather)
Aishwarya Arjun (cousin)
Meghana Raj (sister-in-law)
Family Chiranjeevi Sarja (brother)

Dhruva Sarja (born 6 October 1988) is an Indian actor who appears in Kannada films. He made his acting debut in the 2012 film Addhuri , which brought him much appreciation and popularity.



Sarja, once when he was young, was watching a movie with his uncle Arjun Sarja and told him that he wanted to become a film hero. Arjun Sarja replied, saying that before becoming a hero, you should be a good actor and suggested that he take training classes. Dhruva took the classes and was prepared for acting. When he heard about an audition call for a lead role in A. P. Arjun's new movie, he attended the audition and got selected. Until he was selected, he didn't reveal that he is a nephew of Arjun Sarja. Dhruva debuted in films with the 2012 blockbuster film Addhuri . His portrayal of Arjun as the male lead, opposite Radhika Pandit, received praise from critics. [1] He signed for his next film Bahaddur with his close friend Chethan Kumar in 2013, starring again opposite Pandit. The film became commercially successful [2] [3] and in April 2015 he signed for Bharjari which was released in September 2017, becoming a blockbuster and giving hat-trick success to Dhruva Sarja. [4] His next film has been tilted Pogaru .

A Harsha and Dhruva Sarja are also in talks for a movie. [5] [6]

Personal life

Dhruva Sarja was born on 6 October 1988 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. His brother Chiranjeevi Sarja, an actor in Kannada films, died on 7 June 2020. Their maternal uncle Arjun Sarja is a well known South Indian actor. Their grandfather Shakti Prasad was also an actor in Kannada films. Dhruva got engaged to his childhood friend Prerana on 9 December 2018. [7] He did his schooling from Baldwin Boys High School in Bangalore.[ citation needed ]

On July 15 he and his wife were tested positive for COVID-19, [8] and then on 22nd said later test was negative. [9]


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2012 Addhuri ArjunDebut film
2014 Bahaddur Ashok
2017 Bharjari Surya
2018 Prema Baraha HimselfCameo appearance [10]
2021 Pogaru Shiva [11]
2021DubariDagger-14-plain.pngTBA [12]


Addhuri 2nd SIIMA Awards Best Male Debutant Won [13]
Udaya Film Awards Best Debutant - Male Won [14]
Suvarna Film Awards Suvarna Award for Best Debutant Won
Bahaddur 4th SIIMA Awards Best Actor Nominated [15]
Bharjari Love Lavike Readers Choice AwardsBest ActorNominated
7th SIIMA Awards Best ActorNominated [16] [17]

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