Pranitha Subhash

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Pranitha Subhash
Subhash in 2015
Pranitha Subhash

Alma materHarvard Kennedy School
Years active2010–present
Nitin Raju
(m. 2021)

Pranitha Subhash is an Indian actress who appears in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam films. She debuted as an actress in the 2010 Kannada film, Porki. In 2012, she starred in the critically acclaimed film Bheema Theeradalli.[1] She went on to appear in several commercially successful Telugu and Tamil films like Baava (2010), Attarintiki Daredi (2013), Massu Engira Masilamani (2015), and Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal (2017).


Pranitha debuted in the 2010 Kannada film Porki opposite Darshan. After the success of Porki, she refused several offers from Kannada films and became choosy about her projects before signing for the Telugu film Baava, a love story where she starred opposite Siddharth.[2] She was praised unanimously for her portrayal of a Telugu village belle in the film. She then went on to appear in her first Tamil film, Udhayan, starring Arulnithi.[3]

She was then signed up for her second Tamil project Saguni, opposite Karthi, which released in both Tamil and Telugu languages. Saguni was her biggest release: a film that released in a record 1,150 theatres all over the world.

She then appeared in Jarasandha and Bheema Theeradalli, a real-life story of a naxalite, both opposite Duniya Vijay. Subhash was praised for her portrayal of Bheemavva by critics and won a Filmfare nomination for the same.[4] She won the Santosham award that year for Bheema Theeradalli.

She then acted in the Kannada film Whistle, for which she earned a nomination at the SIIMA awards.

After this, she appeared in the Telugu language film Attarintiki Daredi, which was released in September 2013 and went on to become the highest grossing Telugu language film of all time, collecting over ₹100 crore. It also won her nominations at various award events. The film is being remade in other languages.

During the same time, she worked on a Kannada film Brahma, opposite Upendra. She also worked on Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda, starring Raveena Tandon and Mohan Babu, in which she was paired opposite Manchu Manoj. Both the films fared well. After a brief gap of two years, she signed for another Tamil film Masss, opposite Suriya in late November 2014.[5] In late 2014, she signed for a Telugu film Dynamite, opposite Manchu Vishnu.[6]

In late June 2015, she acted in the Telugu film Brahmotsavam, featuring Mahesh Babu.

She recently worked with Ayushmann Khurrana in the song "Chan Kitthan".[7]

In December 2020, Subhash completed her executive education and received a degree in Professional & Leadership Development from Harvard Kennedy School.[8]

Other work[edit]


Subhash endorsed brands like Joyalukkas, SVB Silks Salem, Bombay Jewellery, Welight Academy of Education, Sri Lakshmi Jewellery, Pondichery and RS Brothers. She was signed as the brand ambassador of the team Karnataka Bulldozers in the Celebrity Cricket League in its third season in 2013.[9] In October 2014, Subhash along with Anu Prabhakar was selected as the ambassador for the Jewels of India – a fashion jewellery exhibition in Bangalore.[10] Subhash was the brand ambassador of Jewels Exotica the following year. She was the face of GRB and Lulu mall among others.


Subhash bought stakes in a hospitality company and now co-owns a restaurant called Bootlegger on Lavelle Road, Bangalore.[11]


Subhash has been involved in various philanthropic activities in India. She is working towards modernising public education in Karnataka by adopting schools and providing them with better infrastructure and sanitation facilities.[12] Subhash and a group of volunteers refurbished an ageing school in Karnataka's Hassan district. She has been committed to the cause by bringing an overhaul in the infrastructure and introducing language teachers in the schools.[13] Today, at least 13 such schools have been adopted by various individuals and has set a precedence to the others.[14] She contributed US$10,000 to the same cause.[15] In April 2019, the Election Commission (EC), along with Rahul Dravid, had appointed Subhash as a brand ambassador to promote awareness among general public on voting before the 2019 general election in India. The initiative was termed as "State Icons" and aimed to reach out to millions of voters in Karnataka.[16] In 2018, Subhash was a part of the Young South Indian Leaders delegation, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Pranitha married businessman Nitin Raju in an intimate ceremony on 30 May 2021.[18][19] In June 2022 she gave birth to a daughter.[20][21]


Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes Ref.
2010 Porki Anjali Iyer Kannada Kannada debut
Em Pillo Em Pillado Badra Telugu Telugu debut
Baava Varalakshmi
2011 Udhayan Priya Tamil Tamil debut
Jarasandha Samantha Kannada
2012 Bheema Theeradalli Bheemavva
Saguni Sridevi Tamil
Snehitaru Anjali Kannada
Mr. 420 Rukmini
2013 Whistle Anu
Attarintiki Daredi Prameela Telugu
2014 Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda Kuchala Kumari "Kuku"
Angaaraka Priya Kannada
Brahma Pranitha
Rabhasa Bhagyam Telugu
2015 Masss Anuradha Tamil
Dynamite Anamika Telugu
A 2nd Hand Lover Herself Kannada
2016 Brahmotsavam Babu's cousin Telugu
Jaggu Dada Herself Kannada Cameo appearance
2017 Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal Divya Tamil
Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum Priya
Mass Leader Deepa Kannada [22]
2018 Hello Guru Prema Kosame Reethu Telugu
2019 N.T.R: Kathanayakudu Krishna Kumari Cameo Appearance
2021 Hungama 2 Vani Kapoor Hindi Hindi debut [23]
Bhuj: The Pride of India Usha Karnik Special appearance
2023 Ramana Avatara TBA Kannada Filming [24]
Thankamani TBA Malayalam Completed [25]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Film Award Category Result Ref
Bheema Theeradalli 60th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress Nominated [26]
2nd SIIMA Awards Best Actress Nominated
Whistle 3rd SIIMA Awards Nominated [27]
Attarintiki Daredi 61st Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actress – Telugu Nominated [28]
Brahma 4th SIIMA Awards Best Actress Nominated [29]
Massu Engira Masilamani 9th Edison Awards Best Supporting Actress Won [30]


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  3. ^ "I don't like to overwork: Pranitha Subhash". The Times of India. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
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  5. ^ "Pranitha Subhash joins Suriya's Masss". The Times of India. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Pranitha Pairs up with Vishnu Manchu". 28 December 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  7. ^ T-Series (28 June 2018), Official Video: Chan Kitthan Song | Ayushmann | Pranitha | Bhushan Kumar | Rochak | Kumaar, retrieved 4 July 2018 – via YouTube
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  9. ^ "Pranitha's rooting for the Bulldozers". The Times of India. 8 March 2013. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Anu Prabhakar, Pranitha at inauguration of Jewels of India". Newswala. 10 October 2014. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  11. ^ Telugu: Pranitha turns her passion into a business. The Times of India (29 October 2015). Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  12. ^ SM, Shashiprasad (24 October 2018). "'Pedda' girl gets charitable". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  13. ^ "Pranitha Subhash shares the colours of joy with kids". The Times of India. 23 March 2019. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  14. ^ "Do-gooders adopt, revive govt schools". The New Indian Express. 15 May 2019. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  15. ^ Daithota, Madhu (14 October 2018). "Pranitha Subhash adopts government school". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  16. ^ Daithota, Madhu (9 April 2019). "Pranitha Subhash turns brand ambassador to spread awareness on voting". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  17. ^ Adivi, Sashidhar (31 December 2018). "Pranitha Subhash's Israel diaries". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  18. ^ "Actor Pranitha Subhash gets married to Nitin Raju in private ceremony". The Hindu. PTI. 1 June 2021. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 16 July 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  19. ^ "Kannada actor Pranitha Subhash marries businessman Nitin Raju". The News Minute. 31 May 2021. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  20. ^ Daithota, Madhu (12 June 2022). "Exclusive: I was secretly hoping for a baby girl: Pranitha Subhash". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  21. ^ Cyril, Gace (11 June 2022). "Pranitha Subhash blessed with baby girl, shares pics from hospital". India Today. Retrieved 15 November 2023.
  22. ^ Sunayana, Suresh (24 January 2017) Vamsi Krishna: Pranitha Subhash roped in as the lead in Leader | Kannada Movie News. Times of India. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  23. ^ "Hungama 2: Shilpa Shetty and Paresh Rawal are ready for a laugh riot with Meezan and Pranita Subhash". India Today. 24 December 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2023.
  24. ^ Daithota, Madhu (15 December 2018). "Ramana Avatara finds its heroine in Pranitha". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  25. ^ "Dileep's latest film 'Thankamani' based on true incidents wraps up shoot". Malayala Manorama. 6 September 2023. Retrieved 22 October 2023.
  26. ^ "60th Idea Filmfare Awrds (South) Kannada Nominations". Filmfare. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  27. ^ "Actresses who are battling for 2014 SIIMA Award". The Times of India. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  28. ^ Mehta, Ankita (2 July 2014). "61st Filmfare Awards (South) Nominations: 'Attarintiki Daredi' Leads; Complete List of Nominees". International Business Times India. Archived from the original on 25 January 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  29. ^ Khan, Ujala Ali (8 August 2015). "Dubai hosts fourth South Indian International Movie Awards". The National. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  30. ^ "9th Annual Edison Awards". India Today. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  31. ^ "9th Annual Edison Awards 2016 Winners list". India News Time. 16 February 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2020.

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