|Other names||Rasika P. Mani, Rasika Nivas, Deepti|
|Occupation||Actress, dancer, television presenter|
Sangeetha (born 21 October 1978) is an Indian actress, dancer, and television presenter singer who predominantly appears in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films. She is known as Rasika in Malayalam movie industry. Making her acting debut in the mid-1990s, Sangeetha is best known for her performances in the films Khadgam (2002), Pithamagan (2003), Uyir (2006), Dhanam (2008), and Sarileru Neekevvaru (2020).
Sangeetha was born in Chennai, India, to Santharam and Bhanumathy. Her grandfather, K. R. Balan, is a film producer, who had produced more than 20 Tamil films. Also her father had produced several films. She has two brothers. She studied at St. John's English School and Junior College, Besant Nagar, Chennai. Sangeetha is a Bharatanatyam dancer as she had learned Bharatanatyam during her school days.
She started her acting career in the late 1990s, beginning in an unreleased film opposite Venkat Prabhu titled Poonjolai. But eventually her debut release was the big-budget Malayalam political thriller, Gangotri. She subsequently played small roles in successful films like Summer in Bethlehem and Kaadhale Nimmadhi. She was cast as a second heroine in the Mammootty-starrer Ezhupunna Tharakan and Dileep starrer Deepasthambham Mahaashcharyam. She also earned a small role in the Mohanlal-starrer Sradha. Her supporting roles in Khadgam and Pithamagan earned her Filmfare Awards in Telugu and Tamil. She then debuted in Kannada films alongside Sudeep in Nalla.
She was a judge on Vijay TV's hit show Jodi No.1. She was one of the three judges along with Silambarasan and Sundaram in Jodi No.1 Season Two and with S.J.Suryaah and Sundaram in Jodi No.1 and with Jeeva and Aishwarya Dhanush in Jodi No.1 Season Three.
She was a guest judge during the finals of Vasantham Central's Indian dance competition "Dhool" held in Singapore in 2008. She was the anchor of Enga Veetu Mapillai show in Colors Tamil.
|Summer in Bethlehem||Jyothi||Malayalam|
|Ingane Oru Nilapakshi||Sangeetha||Malayalam|
|Navvuthu Bathakalira||Jayamma||Telugu||Credited as Deepti|
|Maa Ayana Sundarayya||Srisha||Telugu|
|2002||Khadgam||Seethalakshmi||Telugu||Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award (Telugu)|
Winner, CineMAA Award for Best Supporting Actress
|Shambho Mahadeva||Pooja Varma||Malayalam|
|Ee Abbai Chala Manchodu||Jeevitha||Telugu|
|Ore Nee Prema Bangaram Kaanu||Sangita||Telugu|
|Pithamagan||Gomathy||Tamil||Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award (Tamil)|
Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
|Nenu Pelliki Ready||Priya||Telugu|
|Tiger Harishchandra Prasad||Swathi||Telugu|
|2004||Maa Intikoste Em Testaaru-Mee Intikoste Em Istaaru||Haarika Madhav||Telugu|
|Kushi Kushiga||Satya Bhama||Telugu|
|Vijayendra Varma||Television artist||Telugu||Guest appearance|
|2005||Sankranthi||Kalyani||Telugu||Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu|
|Naa Oopiri||Gowri Venu||Telugu|
|Adirindayya Chandram||Padmavathy (Paddu)||Telugu|
|47A Besant Nagar Varai||Rashika||Tamil|
|Evano Oruvan||Vathsala Vasudevan||Tamil|
|Maa Ayana Chanti Pilladu||Chintamani||Telugu|
|Nayagan||Dr. Sandhya Viswanath||Tamil|
|2009||Naan Avanillai 2||Mahalakshmi||Tamil|
|Mathiya Chennai||Film heroine||Tamil|
|2010||Srimati Kalyanam||Swetha / Sita||Telugu|
|Manmadan Ambu||Deepa||Tamil||Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award (Tamil)|
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress
|2011||Uchithanai Muharnthaal||Nirmala Nadesan||Tamil|
|2013||Vanakkam Chennai||Lawyer Girija||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|2015||Massu Engira Masilamani||Principal S. Shankari||Tamil||Guest appearance|
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- "Actress Sangeeta weds singer Krish - Telugu cinema marriage". Idlebrain.com. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
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- Telugu, TV9 (26 May 2021). "'F3' సినిమా నుంచి మరో అప్ డేట్.. మరోసారి ఆ సీనియర్ హీరోయిన్కు ఛాన్స్ ఇవ్వనున్న డైరెక్టర్.. - senior actress sangeetha may act in director anil ravipudi f3 movie". TV9 Telugu (in Telugu). Retrieved 27 May 2021.