Pranitha Subhash

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Pranitha Subhash
Pranitha at CCL 3's Chennai Rhinos Vs Karnataka Bulldozers match.jpg
Pranitha Subhash

  • Actress
  • model
Years active2010–present

Pranitha Subhash is an Indian film actress, model who predominantly appears in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil films. She was raised in Bangalore and pursued a career in modelling before plunging into films. She debuted as an actor in the 2010 Kannada film, Porki, a remake of Telugu film Pokiri, and in the same year starred in the Telugu film, Em Pillo Em Pillado. Her Tamil debut was with the film Udhayan (film) (2011). She went on to appear in several commercially successful Telugu and Tamil films like Baava (2010), Attarintiki Daredi (2013), Massu Engira Masilamani (2015) opposite Suriya and Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal opposite Jai. In 2012, she starred in a critically acclaimed parallel cinema, Bheema Theeradalli for which she was nominated for Filmfare award for Best Kannada actress and SIIMA award for Best Kannada actress.


Pranitha debuted in the 2010 Kannada film Porki, a remake of the Telugu film Pokiri, opposite Darshan. After the success of Porki, she refused several offers from Kannada films and became choosy about her projects before signing the Telugu film Baava, a love story where she starred opposite Siddharth.[1] 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 (film) starring Arulnithi.[2]

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 theaters all over the world.

She then appeared in Jarasandha and Bheema Theeradalli, a real-life story of a naxalite, both opposite Duniya Vijay. Pranitha was praised for her portrayal of Bheemavva by critics and won a Filmfare nomination for the same.[3] 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 another Tamil film Masss opposite Suriya in late November 2014.[4] In late 2014 she signed a Telugu film Dynamite opposite Manchu Vishnu.[5]

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

She recently worked with Ayushmann Khurrana in "Chan Kitthan" song.[6]

Other work[edit]


Pranitha has 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.[7] In October 2014, Pranitha along with Anu Prabhakar was selected as the ambassador for the Jewels of India – a fashion jewellery exhibition in Bangalore.[8] Pranitha was the brand ambassador of Jewels Exotica the following year. She was the face of GRB and Lulu mall among others.


Pranitha bought stakes in a hospitality company and now co-owns a restaurant called Bootlegger on Lavelle Road, Bangalore.[9]


Pranitha 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.[10] Pranitha and a group of volunteers refurbished an aging 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.[11] Spearheaded by Anil Shetty, #SaveGovtSchools campaign received support from over two lakh people, and was termed as an "initiative that changed the face of government schools in Karnataka".[12] Today, at least 13 such schools have been adopted by various individuals and has set a precedence to the others.[13] She contributed US$10,000 to the same cause.[14] In April 2019, the Election Commission (EC), along with Rahul Dravid, had appointed Pranitha 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.[15] In 2018, the actress visited Israel as a part of the 'Discover Israel Programme'. Pranitha was a part of the Young South Indian Leaders delegation that went to Israel, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel.[16]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
No Year Film Role Language Notes
1 2010 Porki Anjali Iyer Kannada Kannada debut
2 Em Pillo Em Pillado Badra Telugu Telugu debut
3 Baava Varalakshmi
4 2011 Udhayan Priya Tamil Tamil debut
5 Jarasandha Samantha Kannada
6 2012 Bheema Theeradalli Bheemavva Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Actress
7 Saguni Sridevi Tamil
8 Snehitaru Anjali Kannada
9 Mr. 420 Rukmini
10 2013 Whistle Anu Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Actress
11 Attarintiki Daredi Prameela Telugu Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
12 2014 Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda Kuchala Kumari "Kuku"
13 Angaaraka Priya Kannada
14 Brahma Pranitha Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Actress
15 Rabhasa Bhagyam Telugu
16 2015 Masss Anuradha Tamil Edison Award for Best Actress
17 Dynamite Anamika Telugu
18 A 2nd Hand Lover Herself Kannada
19 2016 Brahmotsavam Babu's cousin Telugu
--- Jaggu Dada Herself Kannada Cameo appearance
20 2017 Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal Divya Tamil
21 Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum Priya
22 Mass Leader Deepa Kannada [17]
23 2018 Hello Guru Prema Kosame Reethu Telugu
--- 2019 N.T.R : Kathanayakudu Krishna Kumari Extended-Cameo Appearance
24 2020 Ramana AvataraFilms that have not yet been released TBA Kannada Filming[18]
25 Bhuj: The Pride of IndiaFilms that have not yet been released TBA Hindi Filming[19]


  1. ^ "Pranitha moves to Tollywood". The Times of India. 1 July 2010.
  2. ^ "I don't like to overwork: Pranitha Subhash". The Times of India. 23 June 2011.
  3. ^ "60th Idea Filmfare Awards 2013 (South) Nominations". Filmfare. 4 July 2013. Archived from the original on 6 April 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  4. ^ Suriya: Pranitha Subhash joins Suriya's Masss | Tamil Movie News. Times of India (16 January 2017).
  5. ^ Pranitha Pairs up with Vishnu Manchu. (28 December 2014)
  6. ^ T-Series (28 June 2018), Official Video: Chan Kitthan Song | Ayushmann | Pranitha | Bhushan Kumar | Rochak | Kumaar, retrieved 4 July 2018
  7. ^ "Pranitha's rooting for the Bulldozers". The Times of India. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Anu Prabhakar, Pranitha at inauguration of Jewels of India". Newswala. 10 October 2014.
  9. ^ Telugu: Pranitha turns her passion into a business. Times of India (29 October 2015). Retrieved on 11 September 2018.
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  17. ^ Sunayana, Suresh (24 January 2017) Vamsi Krishna: Pranitha Subhash roped in as the lead in Leader | Kannada Movie News. Times of India. Retrieved on 11 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Ramana Avatara finds its heroine in Pranitha - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  19. ^ "Bhuj: The Pride of India goes on floors in Hyderabad; Sanjay Dutt starts shooting for war drama". 25 June 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.

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