Aditi Chengappa

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Aditi Chengappa
Born Bangalore, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010–present

Aditi Chengappa is an Indian actress, who appears in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi cinema.

Early life[edit]

Aditi was born in Bangalore. Her father, Raj Chengappa, a Coorgi from Karnaraka, is the Editorial director of publishing The India Today Group (Noida), while her mother, Usha Chengappa, a Tamilian, is the Delhi Centre Head at Bharat Thakur's Artistic Yoga.[1][2] She is related to Rukmini Devi Arundale, an Indian theosophist, dancer and choreographer of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam,[3] and Carnatic musician and playback singer D. K. Pattammal, both being her great grand aunts.[4]

Aditi studied at Vasant Valley School and then at Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi.[1] She has been trained in both Hindustani classical and western vocals.[1] She is also an accomplished pianist, representing both school and college.[2] She has stated "Music was my only passion till I became interested in acting. Music remains my first love".[2] She is a big fan of yoga and a gaming freak.[1][3] When she was in college, she hosted a health show, "Bodylicious" on NDTV Good Times, with her mother Usha Chengappa .[1]


She made her film debut in Telugu film Thakita Thakita. Her Tamil debut is Konjam Koffee Konjam Kaadhal, which is yet to release.[3] She has completed a Hindi film, titled X,[5] which is directed by 11 filmmakers.[6] She is shooting for Gunasekhar's Telugu 3D period-drama Rudhramadevi, in which she plays Rudrama Devi's sister Ganapamba.[7] She has also signed two new Tamil projects, a science fiction film titled Ra [5] and a romantic comedy, Moone Moonu Vaarthai.


Year Film Role Language Notes
2010 Thakita Thakita Nandhini Telugu
2014 Ra Renya Tamil
2015 Konjam Koffee Konjam Kaadhal Priyanka Tamil Post-production
2015 X: Past Is Present Aastha Hindi
2015 Rudramadevi Ganapamba Telugu
2015 Moone Moonu Varthai Anjali Tamil
2015 Moodu Mukkallo Cheppalante Anjali Telugu


  1. ^ a b c d e "Aditi has a finger in every pie". The Hindu. 2010-10-04. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
  2. ^ a b c "'Anushka is just adorable': Aditi". Deccan Chronicle. 2013-04-26. Archived from the original on 1 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
  3. ^ a b c Srinivasa Ramanujam, TNN (2012-08-28). "Aditi's big debut - Times Of India". Retrieved 2013-09-09.
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  5. ^ a b "Aditi Chengappa in Bollywood - Times Of India". 2013-08-24. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
  6. ^ Ians. "Aditi Chengappa roots for indie filmmakers' creativity". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
  7. ^ "Aditi Chengappa joins cast of 'Rudhramadevi'". Business Standard. 2013-04-22. Retrieved 2013-09-09.

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