|Alma mater||Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies|
Shraddha Rama Srinath (born 29 September 1990) is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Tamil, Kannada and Telugu films. She debuted with the Malayalam film Kohinoor and gained wide acclaim for her role in the Kannada psychological thriller U Turn (2016) for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress and also for her performances in Jersey, Urvi, Vikram Vedha, Nerkonda Paarvai and Operation Alamelamma. For the latter, she won Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress – South award. She won the Zee Cine Awards Telugu for Best Find of the Year - Female in 2020 for her role in Jersey.
Early life and education
Shraddha was born on 29 September 1990 in the town of Udhampur, Jammu & Kashmir. Her father was an officer in the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army and her mother was a school teacher. Kannada is her mother tongue. She was raised all over India and lived in the towns of Suratgarh (Rajasthan), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Dharchula (Uttarakhand) Belagavi (Karnataka), Silchar (Assam), and Secunderabad (Telangana). After graduating from 12th from Army School Secunderabad, she moved to Bangalore to study law at the Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies.
After graduating from law school, she started working as a real estate lawyer with a Bangalore-based real estate company and then moved to a French retail company as the real estate legal advisor. However, along with her full-time corporate job, she continued to act in plays and also appeared in several advertisements.
She was called to play the second female lead in the Malayalam film called Kohinoor, directed by Vinay Govind, which released in September 2015. Her Kannada debut happened in May 2016 with U Turn which was directed by Pawan Kumar which premiered at the New York Indian Film Festival and then subsequently released in India and worldwide. Srinath received critical acclaim for this movie and received the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada.
Shraddha's 2017 releases are Urvi, directed by B. S. Pradeep Varma and Operation Alamelamma, directed by Simple Suni. She debuted in the Tamil industry by doing a small role in Mani Ratnam's Katru Veliydai. Later she played the female lead in R. Kannan's movie Ivan Thanthiran opposite Gautham Karthik and R. J. Balaji in the lead and also in Pushkar Gayatri's movie Vikram Vedha opposite Madhavan. In Richie she paired opposite Nivin Pauly, directed by Gautham Ramachandran.
In 2019, her first release was her Bollywood debut with Ali Fazal in Milan Talkies, which is directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. After Milan Talkies, her next release of the year was her Telugu debut opposite Nani in the sports drama Jersey. The Times of India newspaper wrote that "Shraddha Srinath makes an impressive Telugu debut, as a woman who's head-over-heels in love with her husband, but is still not someone who will agree to put up with his carelessness." Her next release of the year was her Tamil movie K-13, where she is paired opposite Arulnithi. Her next release of the year was her Kannada movie Rustum, where she is paired opposite Shiva Rajkumar. Her next after Rustum was Nerkonda Paarvai, the Tamil remake of Hindi movie Pink, with Ajith. Her next release of the year was Jodi, where she is paired opposite Aadi Saikumar. In 2021 her releases were Tamil films Maara and Chakra. In 2022, her first release was Mohanlal starrer Malayalam film Aaraattu.
|†||Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|Mungaru Male 2||Doctor||Kannada||Cameo appearance|
|Kaatru Veliyidai||Girija Kapoor||Tamil||Cameo appearance|
|2018||The Villain||Herself||Kannada||Special appearance in the song "Bolo Bolo Ramappa"|
|2019||Milan Talkies||Maithili / Janak Kumari||Hindi|
|Nerkonda Paarvai||Meera Krishnan||Tamil|
|2020||Krishna and His Leela||Sathya||Telugu|||
|Letters to Mr Khanna †||TBA||Hindi||Completed|||
Awards and nominations
|U -Turn||64th Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress – Kannada||Won|||
|6th SIIMA Awards||Best Actress – Kannada||Won|||
|2nd IIFA Utsavam||Best Actress – Kannada||Won|||
|Operation Alamelamma||65th Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress – Kannada||Nominated|||
|Critics Award for Best Actor – Kannada||Won|||
|7th SIIMA Awards||Best Actress – Kannada||Nominated|||
|Vikram Vedha||7th SIIMA Awards||Best Debutant Actress – Tamil||Nominated|||
|10th Vijay Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|||
|Rustum||Filmibeat Awards||Best Actress - Kannada||Nominated|||
|Nerkonda Paarvai||Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|||
|Jersey||3rd Zee Cine Awards Telugu||Best Actress||Nominated|||
|Best Find of the Year - Female||Won|
- "Shraddha Srinath: I took inspiration from Nirbhaya". Cinema Express. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
- "Shraddha Srinath- Best Kannada Actor in Leading Role Female Nominee | Filmfare Awards". filmfare.com. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
- "Winners of the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards (South) 2018". Filmfare. 16 June 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
- "Zee Cine awards Telugu 2020: Samantha Akkineni, Chiranjeevi and Nani win top laurels". Hindustan Times. 12 January 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
- "Shraddha Srinath holidays in Coorg with her family". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
- Yerasala, Ikyatha (1 June 2016). "Taking the right 'turn': Intriguing journey of actor Shraddha Srinath". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
- Yerasala, Ikyatha (20 July 2020). "Shraddha Srinath Interview: On 'Krishna And His Leela', What's Next, And Waiting For A Solid Role In Kannada". Silverscreen India. Retrieved 28 September 2021.
- "A lawyer who quit to become an actor: Meet Shraddha Srinath of 'U-Turn' fame". The News Minute. 8 April 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
- Nathan, Archana (24 May 2016). "Shraddha Shrinath talks about her film U-Turn". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
- Suresh, Sunayana (24 January 2017). "U Turn actress bags Suni's next". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
- "Shraddha Srinath bags Kannan-Gautham film". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
- "Richie will show a unique way of storytelling: Shraddha Srinath". Indian Express. 7 December 2017.
- "New promo of Milan Talkies featuring Ali Fazal and Shraddha Srinath will leave you in splits". Newsd www.newsd.in. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
- Adivi, Sashidhar (12 April 2019). "Jersey is an emotional ride: Shraddha Srinath". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
- "Shraddha Srinath begins work on Tamil film K 13". Deccan Herald. 19 April 2019. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
- "Shraddha Srinath to star opposite Shivarajkumar in Ravi Varma's Rustum". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
- "Shraddha Srinath to star opposite Thala Ajith in Pink remake". Asianet News Network Pvt Ltd. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
- "Shraddha Srinath will be seen as a French teacher in her upcoming rom-com Jodi". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
- "Vishal's Next Titled 'Chakra'; Also Stars Regina Cassandra And Shraddha Srinath". Silverscreen.in. 15 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
- "Mohanlal gave me the most amazing welcome on Aarattu sets: Shraddha Srinath". OnManorama.
- "Reel Retake: U Turn Can be Game Changer for Newbie Alaya F, Like it was for Shraddha Srinath". News18. 8 August 2021. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
- "Shraddha Srinath to star opposite Shivarajkumar in Ravi Varma's Rustum". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Ravikanth Perepu announces his next with Siddharth and Shraddha Srinath!". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Maara: R Madhavan kick starts the shoot of the film alongside Shraddha Srinath; Read details". PINKVILLA. Archived from the original on 14 April 2021. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Shraddha Srinath roped in for Vishal's Irumbuthirai sequel". Cinema Express. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
- "Shraddha Srinath to play an IAS officer in Mohanlal-starrer". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
- Anandraj, Shilpa (1 July 2022). "Shraddha Srinath talks about her new Kannada film 'Dear Vikram'". The Hindu.
- "Shraddha Srinath's multilingual drama Witness to have a direct-to-OTT release". OTTPlay. Retrieved 1 December 2022.
- "Irugapatru gets a clean U from the censor board". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 5 October 2023.
- "Team 'Saindhav' welcomes Shraddha Srinath as Manognya; Daggubati Venkatesh leads the way". The Times of India. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 15 April 2023.
- "Here's Shraddha Srinath look from Saindhav". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 15 April 2023.
- "Team 'Rudraprayag' to start shooting in Dandeli forest!". The Times of India. 21 February 2020.
- "Final shoot schedule of 'Kaliyugam' begins". The New Indian Express. 28 December 2021.
- "Neetu Kapoor, Sunny Kaushal and Shraddha Srinath wrap Letters to Mr Khanna shoot". The Telegraph (India). Retrieved 14 January 2023.
- "Letters to Mr. Khanna: Neetu Kapoor and Shraddha Srinath share BTS from the Raja". OTTPlay. Retrieved 14 January 2023.
- "Winners: 64th Jio Filmfare Awards 2017 (South)". The Times of India. 16 June 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
- "Complete list of winners of SIIMA 2017". India Today. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
- "IIFA Utsavam Nominations - 2017". IIFA Utsavam. Archived from the original on 2 April 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
- "Nominations for the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards (South) 2018". Filmfare. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
- "Winners of the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards (South) 2018". Filmfare. 16 June 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
- "SIIMA 2018 Nominations: Vijay's Mersal Beats Madhavan And Vijay Sethupathi's Vikram Vedha". NDTV. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
- "Stars of the Night". Hotstar. 17 June 2018. Archived from the original on 18 June 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
- "Best Actress - 2019 Winner and Nominations". Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards. Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
- "Zee Cine awards Telugu 2020: Samantha Akkineni, Chiranjeevi and Nani win top laurels". Hindustan Times. 12 January 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2020.