Shruti (actress)

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Shruti
Born Priyadarshini
(1975-09-18) 18 September 1975 (age 38)
Hassan, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990–present

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.

Early life[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

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.

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.

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.

Personal life[edit]

Shruti was married to film director S. Mahendar for 11 years and divorced in 2009.[1] Post her divorce, she was romantically linked with Chakravarthy, a journalist-turned-director and they married in June 2013.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Language Notes
1989 Swantham Ennu Karuthi Malayalam
1990 Aasegobba Meesegobba Kannada
1990 Shruthi Kannada
1991 Gauri Ganesha Kannada
1991 C. B. I. Shiva Kannada
1992 Sindhoora Tilaka Kannada
1992 Bombaat Hendthi Kannada
1992 Chitralekha Kannada
1992 Shambhavi Kannada
1992 Ksheera Saagara Kannada
1993 Abhijith Kannada
1993 Alimayya Kannada
1993 Dakshayini Kannada
1993 Durga Pooje Kannada
1993 Ranjitha Kannada
1993 Kempaiah IPS Kannada
1993 Rupaayi Raja Kannada
1993 Midida Hrudayagalu Kannada
1993 Muddina Maava Kannada
1993 Amruta Sindhu Kannada
1993 Parugo Parugu Telugu
1994 Rashmi Kannada
1994 Rasika Kannada
1994 Sammilana Kannada
1994 Time Bomb Kannada
1995 Maangalya Sakshi Kannada
1995 Mojugara Sogasugara 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 Karpoorada Gombe Kannada
1996 Thavarina Thottilu Kannada
1996 Kalki Tamil Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1997 Oral Mathram Malayalam
1998 Bhama Satyabhama Kannada
1998 Kottaram Veettile Apputtan Malayalam
1998 Elavamkodu Desam Malayalam
1998 Goonda Mattu Police Kannada
1998 Jagadeeshwari Kannada
1998 Tavarina Kanike Kannada
1999 Veerappa Nayaka Kannada
2000 Soorappa Kannada
2000 Mahathma Kannada
2001 Amma Ninna Tholinalli Kannada
2001 Gattimela Kannada
2001 Jenu Goodu Kannada
2002 Annayya Thammayya Kannada
2003 Mr. Brahmachari Malayalam
2003 Saudamini Malayalam
2003 Swantham Malavika Malayalam
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 Ben Johnson Malayalam
2005 Manikyan Malayalam
2005 Pandu Ranga Vittala Kannada
2006 Sirivantha Kannada
2006 Shyamam Malayalam
2006 Saira Malayalam
2008 Navashakti Vaibhava Kannada
2008 Avva Kannada
2008 Nandadeepa Kannada
2008 Akka Thangi Kannada
2009 Chellidaru Sampigeya Kannada
2011 Sri Naga Shakthi Kannada
2011 Take It Easy Kannada
2011 Puttakkana Highway Kannada Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress
2011 Aidondla Aidu Kannada
2011 Bangkok Summer Malayalam
2012 Sri Kshetra Adichunchanagiri Kannada
2012 Rambo Kannada
2012 Kalpana Kannada
2013 Gombegala Love Kannada
2013 Thekku Thekkoru Desathu Malayalam
Pellaniki Premalekha Priyuraliki Subhalekha Telugu

Television[edit]

  • Sthreetvam (Malayalam) - Surya TV - 07.00PM Prime Time, aired during the year 2005
  • Karthigai Pengal (Tamil) - Sun TV - 10.00PM Prime Time

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Actress Shruthi applies for divorce". indiaglitz. 6 May 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kannada star Shruthi marries at Kollur Temple". Daijiworld. 6 June 2013. 

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