It’s not just Tammannah Bhatia any more but Dr. Tammannah Bhatia! The star has been conferred with the honorary doctorate by the Confederation of International Accreditation Commission (CIAC).
In a grand event held on July 22nd, in Ahmedabad, the CIAC, an international non-governmental, private self-financed quality assurance rating and accrediting body, honoured Tammannah with the honorary doctorate for her work in the field of arts.
Happy with the honour, Tammannah wrote on a social networking site, “Honored to receive the doctorate from CIAC (Confederation of International Accreditation Commission). Thank you all for your blessings. I will strive do justice to this honour in every possible way.”
Tammannah, a very popular actor in the south, has acted in a number of Tamil and Telugu films in her long career. She made her debut with the Bollywood flick Chand Sa Roshan Chehra in 2005 and her debut in Telugu and Tamil film industries were with Sri and Kedi respectively.
Tammannah’s biggest break came with the Telugu movie Happy Days, a Shekar Kammula directorial in 2007. The same year, she was seen in Balaji Shakthivel’s critically acclaimed film Kalloori. Ever since then, Tammannah has shared screen space with leading heroes in both Tamil as well as Telugu.
She has paired up with Vijay, Dhanush, Suriya, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Prabhu Deva, Ram Charan Teja, Prabhas, Allu Arjun,and Jr NTR. The actor is currently busy with a couple of movies including the Tamil film Sketch, directed by Vijay Chander, Hindi movie Kamoshi, directed by Chakri Toleti, and an untitled Kunal Kohli directorial in Telugu. Having carved a niche for herself in the film industry, Tammannah has several awards, honours and accolades and the honorary doctorate is the latest.
In the past few years, a number of actors and celebrities have received doctorates from various Indian and international universities. Among the list of Indian celebrities that boast of an honorary doctorate are Kamal Haasan, AR Rahman, Vikram, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Shilpa Shetty, and Preity Zinta. According to reports, actor Shabana Azmi has five PhDs, including from TERI University in Delhi.
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