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Gayathrie in an interview
Gayathrie Shankar

(1993-05-02) 2 May 1993 (age 28)[1]
OccupationFilm actress
Years active2012 – present

Gayathrie Shankar is an Indian actress who appears in Tamil language films. She debuted in 2012 with 18 Vayasu, and is best known for her role in Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012).

Personal life[edit]

Gayathrie is of Tamil origin and she grew up in Bangalore, Karnataka.[2]


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.[3]

The multi-starrer Ula,[4][5] 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.[2][6][7] 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. She is currently working on Maamanithan, directed by Seenu Ramasamy, costarring Vijay Sethupathi.

She will also be seen in the yet to be released movies, Titanic and K13 and the horror thriller Pechi.



  • All films are in Tamil, unless otherwise noted.
Year Film Role(s) Notes Ref.
2012 18 Vayasu Gayathri Debut Film
Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom Dhanalakshmi
2013 Ponmaalai Pozhudhu Divya
Mathapoo Pooja
2014 Rummy Meenakshi
2017 Puriyadha Pudhir Meera [8]
2018 Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren Godavari
Seethakaathi Herself
2019 Chithiram Pesuthadi 2 Priya
Super Deluxe Jyothi
K- 13 Pavithra [9]
Oththa Seruppu Usha Only Voice Over
2021 Tughlaq Durbar Herself Cameo appearance in the song "Arasial Kedi"
Bagheera dagger TBA Completed [10]
Maamanithan dagger TBA Filming [11]
Titanic Kadhalum Kavundhu Pogumdagger TBA Filming
2022 Kaayal Films that have not yet been released TBA Filming [12]
Nna Than Case Kodu dagger TBA Filming; Debut Malayalam film [13]
Untitled Seenu Ramasamy film Films that have not yet been released TBA Filming [14]

Web series[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "Gayathrie Shankar – Interview". Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  3. ^ Anupama, Subramanian (18 May 2013). "Rummy is a 1980s film". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 13 October 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ balachandran, logesh (24 December 2013). "Gayathrie on a signing spree". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Vijay Sethupathi and Gayathrie pair up again for Mellisai — Tamil News". 28 December 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Puriyatha Puthir movie review: Vijay Sethupathi shines in this decent thriller". The Indian Express. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  9. ^ "K13 movie review: An interesting premise that should have yielded a better result". The Indian Express. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Gayathrie roped in for important role in 'Bagheera'". The News Minute. 31 March 2020. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  11. ^ "Gayathrie teams up with Vijay Sethupathi again for Maamanithan". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Gayathrie's next, 'Kaayal'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  13. ^ "மலையாளத்தில் அறிமுகமாகும் காயத்ரி". Hindu Tamil Thisai (in Tamil). Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  14. ^ "'Super Deluxe' star Gayathrie joins the cast of Seenu Ramasamy's next". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 22 August 2021.

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