Swathi Reddy

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Swathi Reddy
Swati TeachAIDS Launch 2010.jpg
Swathi at TeachAIDS launch in 2010
Born Swathi Reddy
Vladivostok, Soviet Union[1]
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.[2][3][4]

Early Life[edit]

Swathi was born in Vladivostok, Russia (earlier Soviet Union).[1] She was named as Svetlana but later the name was changed to Swathi.[1] 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.[1] 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.[1] 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.[5]

Other work[edit]

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.[6] 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".[7]



Year Title Role(s) Language Notes
2005 Danger Lakshmi Telugu
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
2009 Kalavaramaye Madilo Shreya Telugu
2010 Kanimozhi Kanimozhi Tamil Cameo appearance
2011 Golconda High School Anjali Telugu
2011 Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam Appalaraju Krishna Telugu
2011 Mirapakaay Telugu Cameo appearance
2011 Kandireega Bujji Telugu Cameo appearance
2011 Poraali Bharathi Tamil
2013 Amen Shoshanna Malayalam
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
2014 Vadacurry Naveena Tamil
2014 Amali Thumali Tamil Post-production
2014 Karthikeya[8] Telugu Filming
2014 Irattakuzhal Malayalam Filming

Playback singer[edit]

Year Title Language Song(s)
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[edit]

Year Title Language For
2008 Jalsa Telugu Ileana D'Cruz


  1. ^ a b c d e "Interview with Swati". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  2. ^ T. LALITH SINGH (2003-12-25). "Colourful presence". HYDERABAD: The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  3. ^ Swathi’s big leap in Kollywood. sify.com (2010-01-05).
  4. ^ Special Correspondent (2010-03-17). "Nandi Award for Ravi Teja, Swati". HYDERABAD: The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  5. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/malayalam-cinema-first-half-of-2013-progress-report-news-malayalam-nhgry4ccbfg.html
  6. ^ "Star touch to animated film on HIV/AIDS". The New Indian Express. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  7. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLoZ98DfCPE
  8. ^ Nikhil, Swathi film Karthikeya launched. timesofap.com (May 2013)

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