18 September 1975
Hassan, Karnataka, India
Shruti (Kannada: ಶ್ರುತಿ , born as Priyadarshini on September 18) is a South Indian film actress. She has acted in about 120 Kannada films and several movies in other South Indian languages such as Tamil and Malayalam. Having won four Filmfare Awards and two State awards, she was one of the reigning actresses in the 1990s.
Born in a Kannada speaking family in Karnataka, Shruti's birth name is Girija. She was rechristened as Shruti by the famous actor-director Dwarakish who introduced her as a leading star for his 1990 film Shruti.
Shruthi was in Puttur in her early ages of life. Shruti started her cinema career as a supporting actress and acted in Kannada movie Aasegobba Meesegobba as Shivarajkumar's sister. Later in the year 1990, she acted as heroine in the movie Shruti 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 (Karnataka State award Winner), Muddina Maava, 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 "Aghata" (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 Dr.Vishnuvardhan, Dr.Ambrish, Shivarajkumar, Shashikumar, Ramesh Aravind, Jaggesh, Devaraj, Sunil, Abhijeeth Ram Kumar and others.
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 married to film director S. Mahendar for 11 years and divorced in 2009. Post her divorce, she was romantically linked with Chakravarthy, a journalist-turned-director and they married in June 2013.
|1989||Swantham Ennu Karuthi||Malayalam|
|1991||C. B. I. Shiva||Kannada|
|1995||Taayi Illada Tavaru||Kannada|
|1995||Aagatha||Kannada||Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
|1996||Kalki||Tamil||Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
|1998||Kottaram Veettile Apputtan||Malayalam|
|1998||Goonda Mattu Police||Kannada|
|2001||Amma Ninna Tholinalli||Kannada|
|2004||C. I. Mahadevan 5 Adi 4 Inchu||Malayalam|
|2004||Gowdru||Kannada||Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress|
|2005||Rama Shama Bhama||Kannada|
|2005||Pandu Ranga Vittala||Kannada|
|2011||Sri Naga Shakthi||Kannada|
|2011||Take It Easy||Kannada|
|2011||Puttakkana Highway||Kannada||Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress|
|2012||Sri Kshetra Adichunchanagiri||Kannada|
|2013||Thekku Thekkoru Desathu||Malayalam|
|Pellaniki Premalekha Priyuraliki Subhalekha||Telugu|
- Sthreetvam (Malayalam) - Surya TV - 07.00PM Prime Time, aired during the year 2005
- Karthigai Pengal (Tamil) - Sun TV - 10.00PM Prime Time