Smt. Tara Anooradha is a veteran actress, who made her debut in 2003. One Sandalwood’s most sought-after actress, she has shared screen space with some of the big names in the industry and has acted in over 500 films so far. She was the Chairperson of Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy for the year 2012-13. During her tenure, she successfully conducted the 5th Bangalore International Film Festival (BIFFES). In recognition of her contributions to Cinema and Social Work, she has been honoured with the Prestigious NTR Award. She is also the Member of the Karnataka Legislative Council since 2012.