Tara is a Kannada film actress. She won the Best Actress award in the 2005 National Film Awards for her role in the film Hasina (film), which also received the Best Film on Family Welfare award. It was her first major recognition in a film career nearly two decades long.
She started her career in a Dr.Rajkumar's movie and there after she has acted in several movies as a leading lady and mainly as supporting actress. But it was her performance in Girish Karnad's Kanooru Heggadathi, which brought her recognition. In 2005, she was casted by Girish Kasaravalli in his film Hasina (film), for which she won a National Award from Indian Government. Subsequently, her role in Kannada movie 'Deadly Soma' was appreciated. Then came her another breakthrough performance in the movie Cyanide the inside story. In 2007, Tara received her second Best Actress award. She has produced Achala, directed by Girish Kasaravalli and she has also announced an intent to direct films as well.
She married cinematographer H.C. Venu in 2005.