|Aishwarya and Anjana
|Chiranjeevi Sarja, Dhruv Sarja, Bharat Sarja
Arjun Sarja was born on 15th August 1962 in Mysore, Karnataka. His birth name is Ashok Babu and he prefers to use Arjun Sarja as his screen name. Inspired by Hollywood actor Bruce Lee he started learning Karate when he was just 16 years old, as of now he holds black belt in Karate. Although his father Shakti Prasad was an actor he was not interested to bring his son to film land and hence rejected several film offers which he received as a teenager. At last film maker Rajendra Singh Babu convinced both Shakti Prasad and Arjun for his film Simhada Mari Sainya in 1981 starring Amrish Puri and Master Bhanuprakash. His tamil debut film was with Nandri in 1984, his Telugu debut was with Maa Pallelo Gopaludu in 1985. He ventured into film direction with Sevagan in1992 opposite Kushboo, Nassar and Captain Raju. In 1993 he worked for blockbuster hit Gentleman, directorial debut of veteran director Shankar starring Madhoo, Charan Raj and Goundamani, he won Tamil Nadu State Film Award for his performance in the film. Arjun Sarja is an actor, director , producer and distributor who worked for Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu film industries.
Arjun Sarja family members and photos
His father Shakthi Prasad was an actor who worked in numerous Kannada films. His mother Lakshmi was an art teacher.
Arjun Sarja had an elder brother named Kishore Sarja, who was also a film director involved in Kannada films. He passed away in 2009.
Actors Chiranjeevi Sarja, Dhruv Sarja and Bharat Sarja are his nephews. Chiranjeevi Sarja made his acting debut with Vayuputra in 2009 opposite Aindrita Ray and Ambareesh. Dhruv Sarja made his acting debut with Addhuri in 2012 alongside Radhika Pandit, Tarun Chandra, Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar and Tabla Nani.
Wife and daughters
Arjun Sarja is married to actress Niveditha also known as Asha Rani, she worked for blockbuster hit Rathasapthami in 1986 opposite Shivarajkumar. She is the daughter of Kannada actor Rajesh. The couple gave birth to two daughters named Aishwarya and Anjana. His elder daughter Aishwarya made her acting debut with Tamil film Pattathu Yaanai in 2013 opposite Vishal and Santhanam.
Father in law
Kannada actor Kala Thapswi Rajesh is his father in law.