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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[1] 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.

Shraddha Srinath
Born (1990-09-29) 29 September 1990 (age 28)
Udhampur, Jammu, India
ResidenceChennai, Tamil nadu, India
Alma materBangalore Institute of Legal Studies
OccupationActress, model, Lawyer
Years active2015–present
Notable work
U Turn
Operation Alamelamma
Vikram Vedha


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.[citation needed]

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.[2]

Kannada Recognition and Tamil debut (2017)

Shraddha's 2017 releases are Urvi directed by B.S. Pradeep Varma , Operation Alamelamma directed by Simple Suni.[3] 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[4] 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[5]

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[6] 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.

Upcoming Projects

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
Year Title Role Director Language Notes
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
Richie Megha Gautham Ramachandran
Operation Alamelamma Ananya Suni Kannada
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
Rustum  TBA Ravi Varma Kannada 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

Year Award Category Language Film Result
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


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


  1. ^ "Shraddha Srinath- Best Actor in Leading Role Female".
  2. ^ Nathan, Archana (24 May 2016). ""It is a nightmare to watch myself on screen"" – via The Hindu.
  3. ^ "U Turn actress bags Suni's next – Times of India".
  4. ^ "Shraddha Srinath bags Kannan-Gautham film – Times of India".
  5. ^ "Apna sapna, Mani, Mani: Shraddha bags cameo in Mani Ratnam's next". 20 July 2016.
  6. ^ "New promo of Milan Talkies featuring Ali Fazal and Shraddha Srinath will leave you in splits". Newsd Retrieved 2 March 2019.