Shraddha Srinath is an Indian film actress who predominantly appears in Tamil and Kannada films. She has also appeared in a number of Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam films. She gained wide acclaim for her role in the Kannada psychological thriller U Turn (2016) for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress and also for her performances in Urvi, Vikram Vedha and Operation Alamelamma. For the latter, she won Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Critics) – Kannada award.
|Residence||Chennai, Tamil nadu, India|
|Alma mater||Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies|
|Occupation||Actress, model, Lawyer|
Early life and educationEdit
Shraddha Srinath was born in the Command Hospital in the town of Udhampur, Jammu & Kashmir. Her father was an officer in the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army and her mother was a school teacher. She was raised all over India and lived in the towns of Suratgarh (Rajasthan), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Dharchula (Uttarakhand) Belgaum (Karnataka), Silchar (Assam), and Secunderabad (Telangana). After graduating from 12th from Army School RK Puram in Secunderabad, she moved to Bangalore to study Law at the Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies.
After graduating from law school, she started working as a real estate lawyer with a Bangalore-based real estate company and then moved to a French retail company as the real estate legal advisor. However, along with her full-time corporate job, she continued to act in plays and also appeared in several advertisements.
Kannada Debut and Break through ( 2016 )
In January 2015, she was called to audition for the role of the female lead in a Kannada film for which she eventually got selected. That film however did not take off. Soon enough, after being spotted in a digital commercial, she was called to play the second female lead in the Malayalam film called Kohinoor, directed by Vinay Govind, which released in September 2015, thus making her silver screen debut. Her grand Kannada debut happened in May 2016 with U Turn which was directed by Pawan Kumar which premiered at the New York Indian Film Festival and then subsequently released in India and worldwide to glowing reviews.
Kannada Recognition and Tamil debut (2017)
Shraddha's 2017 releases are Urvi directed by B.S. Pradeep Varma , Operation Alamelamma directed by Simple Suni. She debutted in tamil industry by doing a small role in Mani Ratnam's Katru Veliydai . Later she played the female lead in R.Kannan's movie Ivan Thanthiran opposite Gautham Karthik and RJ Balaji in the lead. She even played the female lead Pushkar Gayatri's movie Vikram Vedha opposite Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi which gained her huge critical acclamation in Tamil industry . Richie here she plays the lead opposite Nivin Pauly directed by Gautham Ramachandran . She has also played a cameo role in Mani Ratnam movie titled Kaatru Veliyidai
Fame, South Indian Actress ( 2018 )
After acting in movies like U Turn , Operation Almelamma , Richie and Vikram Vedha she started to get more offers in South Cinema Industry as well as she became one of the top heroines in south in a less period of time . In 2018 she had signed a huge number of projects but not even one was released. She had appared only in a song of The Villain movie along with Shivarajkumar.
Bollywood Debut , Telugu Debut and success continues (2019 – Present)
In 2019 , her first release was her Bollywood debut movie with Ali Fazal in Milan Talkies which is directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia .Though the movie did not do well at the box office but Shraddha gained huge appreciation for her performance as Maithili in the movie. The critics told that "Shraddha's perforance has Maithili is realistic and she has done a powerful character in her first Bollywood venture". After Milan Talkies her next release of the year is her Telugu debut movie oppsite Nani in the sports drama Jersey.The movie became one of the biggest blockbuster of the year. Both the critics and audience praised Shraddha's acting in the movie. The Times of India newspaper wrote that "Shraddha Srinath makes an impressive Telugu debut, as a woman who’s head-over-heels in love with her husband, but is still not someone who will agree to put up with his carelessness." Her next release of the year is her Tamil movie K -13 where she is paired opposite Arulnithi.
In Kannada she is currently shooting for two movies named Godhra with Ninasam Satish and Rustum with Shiva Rajkumar. In Tamil she is currently shooting Irumbu Thirai 2 where she will be paired alongside Vishal and she also acting in Nerkonda Paarvai Tamil remake of Hindi movie Pink with Ajith .In Telugu she is currently shooting for Jodi where she is paired opposite Aadi Saikumar.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2015||Kohinoor||Nancy||Vinay Govind||Malayalam||Malayalam Debut|
|2016||U Turn||Rachana||Pawan Kumar||Kannada||Kannada Debut.|
|Mungaru Male 2||Doctor||Shashank||Cameo appearance|
|2017||Urvi||Suzie||B.S. Pradeep Varma|
|Kaatru Veliyidai||Girija Kapoor||Mani Ratnam||Tamil||Cameo Appearence|
|Ivan Thanthiran||Asha||R. Kannan||Tamil Debut|
|Vikram Vedha||Priya||Pushkar Gayathri|
|2018||The Villain||Herself||Prem||Special appearance in song "Bolo Bolo"|
|2019||Milan Talkies||Maithili||Tigmanshu Dhulia||Hindi||Hindi Debut|
|Jersey||Sarah||Gawtam Tinnanuri||Telugu||Telugu Debut|
|K- 13||Malarvizhi||Bharat Neelakantan||Tamil|
|Jodi||TBA||Viswanath||Telugu||Post – Production|
|Godhra||TBA||K.S.Nandeesh||Post - Production|
|Nerkonda Paarvai||TBA||H. Vinoth||Tamil||Post Production|
|Irumbu Thirai 2||TBA||Anand||Filming|
Awards and NominationsEdit
|2017||Filmare Award- South||Best Actress||Kannada||U -Turn||Won|
|SIIMA Award||Best Actress||Won|
|IIFA Utsavam Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2018||Filmfare Award - South||Best Actress||Operation||Nominated|
|Filmfare Award||Best Actress (Critics)||Won|
|SIIMA Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Love Lavike Readers Chioce Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|TSR TV9 National Film Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Vijaya Award||Best Actress||Tamil||Vikram Vedha||Nominated|
|SIIMA Award||Best Debutant Actress||Nominated|
- "Shraddha Srinath- Best Actor in Leading Role Female". Filmfare.com.
- Nathan, Archana (24 May 2016). ""It is a nightmare to watch myself on screen"" – via The Hindu.
- "U Turn actress bags Suni's next – Times of India".
- "Shraddha Srinath bags Kannan-Gautham film – Times of India".
- "Apna sapna, Mani, Mani: Shraddha bags cameo in Mani Ratnam's next". deccanchronicle.com. 20 July 2016.
- "New promo of Milan Talkies featuring Ali Fazal and Shraddha Srinath will leave you in splits". Newsd www.newsd.in. Retrieved 2 March 2019.