Shruti (actress)

Priyadarshini (born 18 September 1975),[1][2] known by her screen name Shruti, is an Indian actress, television personality and politician. As an actress, she is known for her work in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films. She is currently serving as chief secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party's women's wing in its Karnataka cadre.

Shruti
Chairperson, Karnataka Women’s Development Corporation
In office
2008 – June 2009
Succeeded byD. S. Aswath
Chairperson, Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation
Assumed office
2020
Personal details
Born
Priyadarshini

(1975-09-18) 18 September 1975 (age 45)
Hassan, Karnataka, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
(2008–13, 2014–present)
Other political
affiliations
Karnataka Janata Paksha
(2013–14)
Spouse(s)
(m. 1998; div. 2009)

(m. 2013; div. 2014)
RelativesSharan (brother)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • Politician

In addition to Kannada, Shruti has appeared in a handful of Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films. She was among the leading actresses in Kannada cinema during the 1990s and has won three Karnataka State Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards South in her career spanning over 25 years. She is known for performance in films such as Gauri Ganesha (1991), Aagatha (1995), Kalki (1996), Gowdru (2004), Akka Thangi (2008) and Puttakkana Highway (2011). She is sister of actor Sharan. In 2016, she won the third season of the reality television show Bigg Boss Kannada.[3]

Shruti joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2008. She was made the chairperson of the Karnataka Women and Child Development Corporation before being removed in 2009. In 2013, she joined the Karnataka Janata Paksha which eventually merged in 2014 with the BJP.[4]

Early lifeEdit

Born in a Kannada speaking family in Karnataka, Shruti's birth name is Priyadarshini (She had this name when she first appeared in the movie Aasegobba Meesegobba). She was named as Shruti by the famous actor-director Dwarakish who introduced her as a leading star for his film Shruthi in 1990.

CareerEdit

Shruthi was in Puttur in her early ages of life. Shruti started her cinema career in Malayalam film Swantham ennu karuthi. Kannada movie Aasegobba Meesegobba as Shivarajkumar's sister role. Later in the year 1990, she acted as heroine in the movie Shruthi directed and produced by Dwarakish. This movie was a successful one running over 25 weeks. Some of the most famous and successful Kannada movies from Shruti are, Shruti, Taayi Illada Tavaru, Veerappa Nayaka, Gauri Ganesha, Bombat Hendthi, Muddina Maava, ‘’Mr. Mahesh Kumar’’, Midida Hrudayagalu. Soon after these films, Shruti was stereotyped for tear jerking roles in many Kannada films. She won her first Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress for the movie Aagatha (1995) directed by Suresh Heblikar.

In her career spanning for more than two decades, she acted with all the leading male stars in the film industry of her times like Vishnuvardhan, Ambareesh, Tiger Prabhakar, Shiva Rajkumar, Shashikumar, Ramesh Aravind, Jaggesh, Devaraj, Sunil, Abhijeeth, Ram Kumar and others.

In Telugu, most of her films are with the famous comedy hero Rajendra Prasad. She made her debut in Telugu withe movie Parugo Parugu against Rajendra Prasad.

Her Tamil film Kalki (1996) directed by the ace director K. Balachander won her the Filmfare Award and also the Tamil Nadu State Award for Best Actress. Navashakthi Vaibhava (2008) was Shruti's 100th film when she began filming in 2003.[5] The film however saw theatrical release five years later.[6] Gowdru turned out to be her 100th film, in which she played the sister of Ramegowda (played by Ambareesh).[7]

Shruti made her small screen debut in the Malayalam serial Sthreethvam aired on Surya TV during 2005. Also, her Tamil daily serial, Karthigai Pengal aired on Sun TV from July 2012.

Shruti was a contestant in the reality television show Bigg Boss Kannada 3, winning the season, in January 2016.[8] In 2017, she appeared as a judge in the comedy television series Majaa Bharatha.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Shruti was married to film director S. Mahendar for 11 years and divorced in 2009.[10] Post her divorce, she was romantically linked with Chakravarthy Chandrachud, a journalist-turned-director and they married in June 2013 before the marriage ended in a divorce a year later.[11]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Language Notes
1989 Swantham Ennu Karuthi Malayalam
1990 Nambidre Nambi Bitre Bidi Kannada Credited as Priyadarshini
Aasegobba Meesegobba
Shruthi Shruthi
1991 Gauri Ganesha Gowri Kannada
Nagu Nagutha Nali
Punda Prachanda
C. B. I. Shiva Shruthi
1992 Sindhoora Thilaka
Bombat Hendthi
Chitralekha
Edurmaneli Ganda Pakkadmaneli Hendthi Jayakumari
Shambhavi
Thevar Veettu Ponnu Tamil
Pellaniki Premalekha Priyuraliki Subhalekha Keerthi Telugu
Ksheera Sagara Kannada
1993 Abhijith
Kaadambari
Alimayya
Dakshayini
Sri Durga Pooje
Mouna Sangrama
Ranjitha
Kempaiah IPS
Rupaayi Raja
Midida Hrudayagalu
Muddina Maava
Amruta Sindhu
Parugo Parugu Saroja Telugu
1994 Rashmi Rashmi Kannada
Rasika Rukmini
Jaana Lakshmi
Vijaya Kankana [12]
Sammilana
Bhuvaneshwari
Hettha Karulu Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
Time Bomb Maala
1995 Thumbida Mane Kaveri
Maangalya Sakshi
Kalyanotsava [13]
Mojugara Sogasugara
Shubha Lagna [14]
Urvashi
Satya Jwale
Taayi Illada Tavaru
Aagatha Usha Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
1996 Karpoorada Gombe
Thavarina Thottilu
Geluvina Saradara
Sthree Heera
Sowbhagya Devathe
Minugu Thare
Thayi Kotta Seere
Kalki Kalki Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1997 Oral Mathram Devika Menon Malayalam
Taaliya Sowbhagya Kannada
Shruthi Hakida Hejje [15]
Baalina Daari
Kodagina Kaveri Kaveri [16]
Thavarina Theru
1998 Bhama Satyabhama Bhama
Marthanda
Nammura Huduga [17]
Kottaram Veettile Apputtan Ambili Malayalam
Goonda Mattu Police Kannada
Jagadeeshwari
Tavarina Kanike
1999 Annan Thangachi Sarasu Tamil
Veerappa Nayaka Kannada
Durga Shakthi [18]
2000 Soorappa
Kadlimatti Station Master
Mahathma
Swalpa Adjust Madkolli
2001 Amma Ninna Tholinalli
Gattimela Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
Jenu Goodu
Mahalakshmi [19]
Ellara Mane Dosenu [20]
2002 Annayya Thammayya
Muthu
Manase O Manase [21]
2004 C. I. Mahadevan 5 Adi 4 Inchu Dr. Lakshmi Malayalam
Hendthi Andre Hendthi Kannada [22]
Gowdru Gowri Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
2005 Rama Shama Bhama Shanti Vatika Chalana Chitra Award for Best Comedian
Nominated—Udaya film Award for Best Comedian
Nominated—Udaya Film Award Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Filmfare award for Supporting Actress - Kannada
Pandu Ranga Vittala
2006 Sirivantha Kannada
Hendathi Kattida Thali Delayed release
2008 Navashakti Vaibhava
Avva Aane Baddi Rangavva
Nandadeepa
Akka Thangi Nagi
2009 Chellidaru Sampigeya
2011 Sri Naga Shakthi
Take It Easy
Puttakkana Highway Puttakka Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada
Nominated—TV9 Film Award for Best Supporting Actress - Kannada
Nominated—Innovative Award for Best Supporting Actress - Kannada
Nominated—Sandalwood Star Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Udaya Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Suvarna Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress
Aidondla Aidu
2012 Sri Kshetra Adichunchanagiri
Rambo Vijayalakshmi
Kalpana Janaki Nominated—Sandalwood Star Award for Best Comedian
Nominated—Udaya Film Award for Best Comedian
Nominated—Suvarna Film Award for Best Comedian
Nominated—Udaya Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Suvarna Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2013 Gombegala Love Karnataka Vanijya Mandali Award for Best Supporting Actress
Bachchan Lakshmi
2015 Ond Chance Kodi Tavare
2016 Shivayogi Sri Puttayyajja
1944
Home Stay Hindi
Kannada
Tamil
2017 Marali Manege Kannada
Dandupalya 2 Abhivyakthi
College Kumar Girija
2018 Dandupalya 3 Abhivyakthi
2021 Bhajarangi 2 TBA Filming

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ReferencesEdit

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Preceded by
Akul Balaji (2014)
Bigg Boss Kannada Winner
(Series 3) 2015
Succeeded by
Pratham (2016)