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|Spouse(s)||Gulnar Virk Krishna|
|Relatives||Prashanth Neel (cousin)|
Aadarsh Balakrishna is an Indian film actor born on 10 February 1984 in Bangalore. He is primarily known for his negative roles in Telugu films. He is also the runner up of reality TV show Bigg Boss Telugu 1.
His father, Balakrishna, is a businessman while his mother Uma is a homemaker. He has a younger sister, Apoorva, who is an architect. Aadarsh studied at Sophia High School, Bangalore until Standard 3. His family then moved to Hyderabad where he continued his schooling at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Public School and St. Andrews High School. He completed his graduation from Nizam College in 2005–06, majoring in Commerce. He was a cricketer and nurtured an ambition to play for India. He represented Hyderabad in various state level categories and also played for Osmania University.
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Aadarsh aspired to become a cricketer as a child and played at state level in his teens. While he was training at St John's Cricket Academy, he was spotted by Nagesh Kukunoor's team, who were on the lookout for a real cricketer to play the role of 'Kamal' opposite Shreyas Talpade and was asked to audition for Iqbal. He was given the role of Kamal, and Iqbal went on to become a critical and commercial success. It was produced by Subhash Ghai's Mukta Searchlight Films and won a National Award in 2005. Later, Aadarsh got his big break in Tollywood with the movie Happy Days directed by Sekhar Kammula which was a major blockbuster in 2007. He played Sanjay, a senior bully in the movie, set against an engineering college backdrop. His character was a memorable one and he made his mark as a 'Bad Guy' in Tollywood. He was then seen in Vinayakudu (2008) directed by Sai Kiran Avidi and Ride (2009) directed by Ramesh Varma which also went on to become successes at the box office. Aadarsh within a short span worked with directors like Nagesh Kukunoor, Sekhar Kammula, Gopichand Mallineni and Ram Gopal Varma among others. He made his Kannada film debut in Nooru Janmaku where he played the 2nd lead, directed by Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar, a national award-winning director. He was seen in the film directed by Krishna Vamsi, titled Govindudu Andarivadele with Ram Charan.
He will be seen playing the role of an Indian Research and Analysis Wing agent in Ullu App's upcoming web-series titled Peshawar, which is based on 2014 Peshawar school massacre. His role is loosely based on the real life hero, who was popularly known as 'Black Tiger'.
- Note: All films are in Telugu, unless otherwise noted.
|2010||Maa Annayya Bangaram|
|2011||Cricket Girls and Beer||Vijay|
|2010||Nooru Janmaku||Jeevan||Kannada Film|
|2010||KSD Appalaraju||Babu Garu|
|2014||Nee Jathaga Nenundali|
|2016||Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu||Seetha's suitor|
|2017||Babu Baga Busy|
|2017||PSV Garuda Vega|
|2018||Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava||Basi Reddy's henchman|
|2020||V||Sharath||Released on Amazon Prime|
|2020||Colour Photo||Chandu||Released on aha|
|2021||Thimmarusu: Assignment Vali|
|2017||Bigg Boss Telugu 1||Contestant||Star Maa||Runner up- On Day 70|
|2020||Avrodh||Army Personnel||Sony Live Tv||Actor|
- "Celebrity couple Aadarsh Balakrishna and Gulnar Virk Krishna", Times Of India
- Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (2010) "Poised to Win", The Hindu, 3 April 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2014
- "Exclusive Interview : Aadarsh Balakrishna- I have taken my career very seriously now". 123telugu.com. 15 May 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
- "I’d like to make a mark as baddie: Aadarsh Balakrishna", The Indian Express, 30 July 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014
- "Bigg Boss Fame Aadarsh Balakrishna To Play A RAW Agent In Peshawar"". Spotboye.com. Retrieved 9 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)