Preeti Nigam

Preeti Nigam is an Indian actress who is known for her negative roles in Telugu-language television serials.

Preeti Nigam


Her career began when a Telugu short filmmaker noticed her while she was giving a dance performance. The maker insisted that she star in his short film Aradhana although she wasn't fluent in Telugu. She garnered acclaim for her negative role in the Telugu television serial Kasturi as Sunila. Preeti went on to play negative roles in other serials including Chandramukhi on ETV and Swathi Chinukulu.[1] She played supporting roles in several films including the Bollywood films Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008) and Well Done Abba (2009) before portraying the lead role of the revolutionary Chityala Ailamma in the film of the same name in 2013.[2][1]

Personal lifeEdit

Her husband, Nagesh Karra, is also an actor.[1]



  • All films are in Telugu, unless otherwise noted.
Year Film Role Notes
2001 Student No.1
2002 Santosham Rani
Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru! Nookaraju's wife
2003 Ee Abbai Chala Manchodu Vivekananda's step-mother
Kabaddi Kabaddi Nagendra's wife
Back Pocket
2004 Sye Prudhvi's mother
2006 Asadhyudu Ram's wife
2008 Welcome to Sajjanpur Jamuna Bai Hindi film
2009 Well Done Abba Sakina's mother Hindi film
2010 Shoebite Hindi film; unreleased
2013 Chakali Ailamma Chakali Ailamma
2015 Tripura Tripura's servant
2019 Hulchul Rudra's mother


  • Kasturi as Sunila
  • Devadasu
  • Chandramukhi as Yashodhara
  • Swathi Chinukulu as Sunanda
  • America Ammayi as Jayanthi Vajrapati
  • Intinti Gruhalakshmi as Anjali


  1. ^ a b c Singh, T Lalith. "Pretty Preeti's performance peps up small screen". Telangana Today.
  2. ^ Singh, T. Lalith (December 6, 2013). "Serial performer Preeti Nigam now awaits her big test". The Hindu.

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