Swathi at TeachAIDS launch in 2010
Vladivostok, Soviet Union
|Other names||Colours Swathi|
|Occupation||Actress, television presenter, playback singer, voice actor|
|Years active||2006 – present|
Swathi Reddy is an Indian film actress and television presenter. Her nickname and fame comes from her stint in the Telugu television show Colours, which was telecast on Maa TV. After essaying supporting roles, she made her debut as a leading actress in the Tamil film Subramaniapuram (2008). Her role in the Telugu film Ashta Chamma earned her the Filmfare Award and Nandi Award for Best Actress.
Swathi was born in Vladivostok, Russia (earlier Soviet Union). She was named as Svetlana but later the name was changed to Swathi. Her father, who was an officer in the Indian Navy, was training as a submariner in the Soviet Union. She has one elder brother named Siddharth. Her family moved to Mumbai and later to the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam, where she spent most of her childhood. While studying in 11th class, she moved to Hyderabad. She enrolled at St. Mary’s College in Yousufguda, Hyderabad and graduated in biotechnology.
After her EAMCET, she ventured into television at age 17 by hosting a show called "Colors". Due to a positive response, the show was further extended and moved to primetime slot. She went on to present over 150 episodes. After completing the first year of her graduation, she made her debut in feature films.
She made her debut in supporting roles. In 2008, she debuted as a female lead in her first Tamil film Subramaniapuram. For her performance in Ashta Chamma she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu and Nandi Award for Best Actress. She made her debut in Malayalam with Amen which was a super hit.
Swathi has been occasionally working as a voice actor and playback singer as well. In 2008, she had dubbed for actress Ileana D'Cruz in the film Jalsa. In 2010, she gave her voice to an HIV/AIDS education animated software tutorial created by the nonprofit organization TeachAIDS. In 2011, she turned playback singer, rendering her voice for two songs, "Unbelievable" and "A Square B Square", for the soundtrack albums of her own film Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam Appalaraju and 100% Love, respectively.
She has also appeared in an advertisement for "Cadbury DAIRYMILK".
|2007||Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule||Pooja||Telugu|
|2008||Subramaniapuram||Thulasi||Tamil||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
|2008||Ashta Chamma||Lavanya||Telugu||Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
Nandi Award for Best Actress
|2011||Golconda High School||Anjali||Telugu|
|2011||Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam Appalaraju||Krishna||Telugu|
|2013||Swamy Ra Ra||Swathi||Telugu|
|2013||North 24 Kaatham||Narayani||Malayalam|
|2013||Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara||Renu||Tamil|
|2014||Bangaru Kodipetta||Bhanumati Pinnesetty||Telugu|
|2014||Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal||Isa||Malayalam|
|2011||Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam Appalaraju||Telugu||"Unbelievable"|
|2011||100% Love||Telugu||"A Square B Square"|
|2013||Swamy Ra Ra||Telugu||"Yo Yo Yo Memu Antha"|
Dubbing artist/voice actor
- "Interview with Swati". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 2009-07-26.
- T. LALITH SINGH (2003-12-25). "Colourful presence". HYDERABAD: The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-08-24.
- Swathi’s big leap in Kollywood. sify.com (2010-01-05).
- Special Correspondent (2010-03-17). "Nandi Award for Ravi Teja, Swati". HYDERABAD: The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-08-24.
- "Star touch to animated film on HIV/AIDS". The New Indian Express. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- Nikhil, Swathi film Karthikeya launched. timesofap.com (May 2013)
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