Keerthi Reddy

Keerthi Reddy (born 21 January 1977) is a former Indian film actress. She has acted in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada movies. Her notable work includes Tholi Prema (1998), Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (2001) and Arjun (2004).

Keshpalli Keerthi Reddy
Born (1977-01-21) 21 January 1977 (age 44)
Years active1996–2004

Early lifeEdit

Keerthi Reddy was born to an interior designer and dress designer mother. Her grandfather is Keshpally Ganga Reddy, Ex-Member of Parliament from Nizamabad in Telangana. She was raised in Bengaluru. She did her schooling in Jiddu Krishnamurthy's The Valley School near Kanakapura, Bengaluru.[1] She was trained in Bharatanatyam for eight years. She briefly studied at St. Joseph's Public School in Hyderabad. She attended Ryerson University for higher education.[citation needed]


In 1996, Keerthi Reddy made her film début in a comedy thriller Gunshot, opposite Ali directed by S. V. Krishna Reddy. In 1998 Keerthi was cast as female lead in Tholi Prema opposite Pawan Kalyan which was a blockbuster. In 2000 Keerthi Reddy made her Bollywood début in Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa opposite Abhishek Bachchan. Her next film Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat featured her as Isha Nair opposite the debutant Arjun Rampal. Her role was a girl who was loved by three men Gaurav Saxena, Yash Sabarwal (Suniel Shetty) and Taj Bharadwaj (Aftab Shivdasani). In 2002 Keerthi had a supporting role in Badhaai Ho Badhaai opposite Anil Kapoor. After these films, she stopped acting in Hindi films.[2]

In 2002 Keerthi Reddy acted in Super Star, her only Kannada film. In 2004 Keerthi Reddy acted in the Telugu film Arjun starring Mahesh Babu for which she received her only award, a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award in Telugu.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Keerthi married actor Sumanth, Nagarjuna Akkineni's nephew and the grandson of ANR in 2004. They divorced in 2006. She later remarried and settled in USA. The couple has two children.[4][5]


Year Title Role(s) Director(s) Language(s) Notes Ref.
1996 Gunshot Swarna S. V. Krishna Reddy Telugu Debut in Telugu [6]
1997 Devathai Kayal Nassar Tamil Debut in Tamil [8]
Nandhini Raji Manobala
1998 Jolly Chellamma Dilipkumar
Iniyavale Manju Seeman
Tholi Prema Anu A. Karunakaran Telugu [9]
1999 Ninaivirukkum Varai Sandhya K. Subash Tamil
Preminche Manasu Adi Narayana Telugu
Ravoyi Chandamama Rukmini Jayanth C. Paranjee [10]
2000 Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa Pooja A. Muthu Hindi Debut in Hindi [11]
2001 Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat Isha Nair Rajiv Rai [12]
2002 Badhaai Ho Badhaai Florence D'Souza Satish Kaushik [13]
Super Star Devyani Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar Kannada Debut in Kannada
2004 Arjun Meenakshi Gunasekhar Telugu Won - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu [14]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Keerthi Reddy Biography". Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  2. ^ "The Kirti Reddy Interview". 1 August 2001. Archived from the original on 7 March 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Filmfare 2004 Awards for South Indian Films". 13 March 2011. Archived from the original on 31 January 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Keerthi in India again". Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  5. ^ Published Date : 18-Sep-2011 22:00:00 GMT (18 September 2011). "Sumanth Said Yes For Second Marriage". Archived from the original on 10 February 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  6. ^ Admin. "Gunshot". Cineradham. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  7. ^ Admin. "Gunshot (1996)". thecinebay. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Mookan's success story". Indolink Tamil. Archived from the original on 27 April 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Tholi Prema: Pawan Kalyan-Keerthi Reddy's romantic classic continues to inspire filmmakers even after 20 years". Firstpost. 8 February 2018. Archived from the original on 31 January 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Ravoyi Chandamama - A review". Archived from the original on 12 February 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Then and Now : 'Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa' actress Keerthi Reddy". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Kirti is Reddy for 'Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat'!". The Times of India. 23 January 2001. Archived from the original on 28 February 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Reddy to make a mark: Badhaai ho Kirti". The Times of India. 14 June 2002. Archived from the original on 28 March 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Mahesh Babu's 'Arjun' & the Rakhi sentiment". IndiaGlitz. 18 August 2016. Archived from the original on 31 January 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2020.

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