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Gayathrie Shankar

Bangalore, India
OccupationFilm actress
Years active2012–present

Gayathrie Shankar is an Indian actress who appears in Tamil and Malayalam films. Her Tamil film debut was in 2012 with 18 Vayasu, and is best known for her role in Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012). She had her Malayalam film debut with Nna Thaan Case Kodu (2022).

Early life[edit]

Gayathrie was born and brought up in Bangalore.[1]


The actress's first release was the psychological thriller 18 Vayasu, but was recognized for her work in Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom alongside Vijay Sethupathi. In 2013 she starred in two films, Ponmaalai Pozhudhu and Mathapoo. She was next seen in Rummy, a 1980s college love story, opposite Inigo Prabhakaran.[2]

The multi-starrer Ula,[3][4] was renamed Chithiram Pesuthuadi 2 and saw a release in 2019. The movie is directed by Rajan Madhav of Muran fame, also starred Radhika Apte, Priya Banerjee, Vidharth and Dwayne Bravo. Puriyatha Puthir directed by Ranjit Jeyakodi co-starring with Vijay Sethupathi, released in 2017.[1][5][6] Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren directed by debutant Arumugakumar was a dark comedy starring Vijay Sethupathi, Gautham Karthik and Niharika Konidela. The movie released on 2 February 2018. Seethakathi released on 20 December 2018. She worked as an assistant director on Seethakathi, directed by Balaji Tharaneetharan. She also featured in a cameo in Seethakathi. 2018 also saw her foraying into web series. She played Aadhira, in the Amazon Prime exclusive series called Vella Raja.

2019 saw the release of the much awaited Super Deluxe, directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja, starring Vijay Sethupathi, Samantha Akkineni, Fahadh Faasil, Ramya Krishnan, Mysskin among others.

In 2022, she starred in Lokesh Kanagaraj's Vikram, in which she played the wife of Amar, interpreted by Fahadh Faasil along Kamal Haasan and Vijay Sethupathi . The film marks her second collaboration with Faasil after Super Deluxe and eighth collaboration with Vijay Sethupathi. Her long delayed movie, Maamanithan, directed by Seenu Ramasamy with Vijay Sethupathi was released in the same year.



  • All films are in Tamil, unless otherwise noted.
List of Gayathrie film credits
Year Film Role(s) Notes Ref.
2012 18 Vayasu Gayathri
Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom Dhana Lakshmi (Dhana)
2013 Ponmaalai Pozhudhu Divya
Mathapoo Pooja
2014 Rummy Meenakshi
2017 Puriyadha Pudhir Meera [7]
2018 Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren Godavari
Seethakaathi Herself
2019 Chithiram Pesuthadi 2 Priya
Super Deluxe Jothi
K- 13 Pavithra [8]
Oththa Seruppu Usha Voice over only
2021 Tughlaq Durbar Herself Cameo appearance in the song "Arasial Kedi"
2022 Vikram Gayathri Amar
Maamanithan Savithri [9]
Nna Thaan Case Kodu Devi Malayalam film [10][11]
Udanpaal Kanmani
2023 Bagheera Pallavi [12]

Web series[edit]

List of Gayathrie web series credits
Year Series Role Notes
2018 Vella Raja Aadhira Amazon Prime
2019 Fingertip Sandhya ZEE5
2021 I Hate You I Love You Madboys Original YouTube Channel
2022 Srikanto Ritu Cameo Appearance, Bengali Web Series (Hoichoi)
2023 Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke Thasleena ZEE5 Hindi


  1. ^ a b Gayathrie. "Gayathrie Shankar – Interview". (Interview). Interviewed by Jyothsna Bhavanishankar. Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  2. ^ Anupama, Subramanian (18 May 2013). "Rummy is a 1980s film". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 13 October 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  3. ^ Gupta, Rinku (1 October 2013). "I came as a blank slate: Gayathrie". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 26 November 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Ajmal and Ashok kick start 'Ulaa'". The Times of India. 20 March 2013. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  5. ^ balachandran, logesh (24 December 2013). "Gayathrie on a signing spree". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Vijay Sethupathi and Gayathrie pair up again for Mellisai — Tamil News". 28 December 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Puriyatha Puthir movie review: Vijay Sethupathi shines in this decent thriller". The Indian Express. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  8. ^ "K13 movie review: An interesting premise that should have yielded a better result". The Indian Express. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Gayathrie teams up with Vijay Sethupathi again for Maamanithan". Cinema Express. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  10. ^ "மலையாளத்தில் அறிமுகமாகும் காயத்ரி". Hindu Tamil Thisai (in Tamil). Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  11. ^ "Release date of Kunchacko Boban-starrer Nna, Thaan Case Kodu out". Cinema Express. Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  12. ^ "Gayathrie roped in for important role in 'Bagheera'". The News Minute. 31 March 2020. Retrieved 27 May 2021.

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