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Surbhi Puranik, known by her stage name Surbhi is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in kannada and Telugu films. She was born in Delhi and made her Tamil film debut in 2013 film Ivan Veramathiri.[1]


Delhi, India
Years active2013–present



While undertaking a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the College of Art, Delhi, Surbhi became interested in a career in films and took up modelling assignments as well as signing up to an acting course at Imago Acting School, where she was taught by Barry John and Manoj Bajpai.[2]

She made her first film appearance in Saravanan's second film Ivan Veramathiri (2013) featuring Vikram Prabhu. After being recommended to seek acting opportunities in the South Indian film industry, Surbhi successfully auditioned for Ivan Veramathiri and was selected to play the leading female role of Malini, a cute and timid girl.[3] During the making of the film, the director gave particular praise to Surbhi for her dedication in learning the dialogues in Tamil and putting in extra effort to ensure her diction was correct.[4] The film opened in December 2013 to positive reviews and performed well at the box office. Surbhi's performance was praised by critics, who noted that "her smile is arresting" and that "she is perfectly cast and brightens up all the scenes she appears in with her bubbly, innocent character and seems totally natural and fresh."[5][6] She was subsequently nominated in the Best Female Debutant category at the Vijay Awards and South Indian International Movie Awards.

Surbhi was next seen in a supporting role in Velraj's directorial debut Velaiyilla Pattathari (2014), and portrayed the role of an ex-smoker who is saved by the lung donation of the lead character Dhanush's mother. She shot for the film in early 2014 and noted that it was a "special cameo appearance". The film opened in July 2014 to positive reviews and was one of the most successful Tamil films of the year.[7][8]

She also briefly shot for a role in Suseenthiran's sports drama film Jeeva but pulled out due to exam commitments, and thus was only seen in one scene in the film. She also appeared with Sundeep Kishan in Beeruva directed by Kanmani.[9]

In June 2015 she signed to appear in a Telugu film Express Raja starring opposite Sharwanand and directed by Merlapaka Gandhi.[10] Later in September 2015 she signed up for another Telugu film, Gentleman opposite Nani.[11]


Year Title Role Language Notes
2013 Ivan Veramathiri Malini Tamil Nominated - Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
Nominated - SIIMA Award for Best Female Debutant
2014 Velaiyilla Pattathari Anita Tamil
Jeeva Tamil Special appearance in "Oruthi Mele" song
2015 Beeruva Swathi Telugu
2016 Express Raja Ammu/Amulya Telugu
Pugazh Bhuvana Tamil
Attack Valli Telugu
Gentleman Aishwarya Telugu
2017 Okka Kshanam Jyotsna (Jyo) Telugu
2019 Voter Telugu
Adangathey Tamil Filming
Untitled Movie Telugu Announced
Bhimavaram Telugu Filming


  1. ^ "South bound - Tirupati". The Hindu. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  2. ^ Gupta, Rinku (3 December 2013). "Surabhi's Journey From Ramp Walk to Kollywood". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Surabhi, Actress, Surbhi". 13 December 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Surabhi`s passion for Tamil impresses director". 20 July 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Review: Ivan Veramathiri is an average entertainer - Movies". 13 December 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Movie Review : Ivan Veramathiri". Sify. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Surabhi's special role in Velai illa Pattadhari - The Times of India". 6 March 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Surabhi to do a cameo in `Velai Illa Pattadhari`". 4 March 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Surbhi goes glam for her Tollywood debut - The Times of India". 8 July 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Surbhi set to romance Sharwanand". 10 June 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Surabhi to romance Nani in his next". 21 September 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.

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