Bharat (born Bharat Niwas) is an Indian film actor, working predominantly in the Tamil film industry along with a few films in Malayalam, Hindi and Telugu. He was named as Chinna Thalapathy (little commander) in Tamil Cinema, given by the director Perarasu during the film Pazhani (2008).
He debuted in 2003 in the film Boys under the direction of S. Shankar. Coming-of-age extravaganza is complete with technical wizardry, terrific music and a vivacious cast. The film was a commercial success. In 2004, he first appeared in the Malayalam, the Jayaraj directed vigilante film 4 the People. Portraying one of the four protagonists, which was a musical Hit and a Blockbuster in Kerala, it was dubbed into Tamil as 4 Students.In the film Chellamae, Bharath is cast as the possessive youth.
He received his breakthrough in the film Kaadhal, as the first lead role in Tamil. It was a poignant love story, his performance as the naive but sweet lover was highly praised. He has given several successful movies in romance, action, comedy and drama film like Pattiyal (2006), Em Magan (2006), Veyil (2006), Pazhani (2008), Kanden Kadhalai (2009), Vaanam (2011) and Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu (2013). He delivered his 25th film Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani (2014).
Bharath was born on July 21, 1983, in Tiruchirappalli.He later moved to Chennai when he was one month old since his dad got a job there. Bharath did his schooling from DAV. His mother tongue is Tamil. His father, Srinivasan, is in the Computer Field and his mother, Lakshmi, is a housewife. He has a younger sister named Preethi.
Bharath is a trained dancer by profession and joined Swingers International Dance Club when he was 11 years old. He did his schooling at DAV Senior Secondary School, Anna Nagar, and studied at The New College, Chennai. He's also a football fan. If not an actor, I would have become a football player, says Bharath.
He married childhood friend Jeshly, a Malayali dentist based in Dubai, on September 9, 2013 in Chennai. He has twin boys born on 11th of August 2018.