Shraddha Srinath is an Indian film actress who predominantly appears in Kannada and Tamil films. She 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 Urvi, Vikram Vedha and Operation Alamelamma. For the latter, she won Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Critics) - Kannada award.
Early life and education
Shraddha Srinath was born in a Kannadiga family, in the Command Hospital 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. She was raised all over India and lived in the towns of Suratgarh (Rajasthan), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Dharchula (Uttarakhand) Belgaum (Karnataka), Silchar (Assam), and Secunderabad (Telangana). After graduating from 12th from Army School RK Puram in 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.
Kannada Debut and Break through ( 2016 )
In January 2015, she was called to audition for the role of the female lead in a Kannada film for which she eventually got selected. That film however did not take off. Soon enough, after being spotted in a digital commercial, she was called to play the second female lead in the Malayalam film called Kohinoor, directed by Vinay Govind, which released in September 2015, thus making her silver screen debut. Her grand 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 to glowing reviews.
Kannda Recognition and Tamil debut (2017)
Shraddha's 2017 releases are Urvi directed by B.S. Pradeep Varma , Operation Alamelamma directed by Simple Suni. She debutted in 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 RJ Balaji in the lead. She even played the female lead Pushkar Gayatri's movie Vikram Vedha opposite Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi which gained her huge critical acclamation in Tamil industry . Richie here she plays the lead opposite Nivin Pauly directed by Gautham Ramachandran . She has also played a cameo role in Mani Ratnam movie titled Kaatru Veliyidai
Fame, South Indian Actress , Bollywood Debut ( 2018–Present)
After acting in movies like U Turn , Operation Almelamma , Richie and Vikram Vedha she started to get more offers in South Cinema Industry as well as she became one of the top heroines in south in a less period of time . In Kannada she is currently shooting for two movies named Godhra with Ninasam Satish and Rustum with Shiva Rajkumar. She is also debuting into Bollywood with Aali Fazal's Milan Talkies  which is directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia . In Tamil she is currently shooting Maara where she will be once again paired with Madhavan after Vikram Vedha ; K - 13 with Arulnithi and she also acting in AK 59 Tamil remake of Hindi movie Pink with Ajith . Her next is Telugu debut where she is acting in Jersey paired with Nani .
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- "New promo of Milan Talkies featuring Ali Fazal and Shraddha Srinath will leave you in splits". Newsd www.newsd.in. Retrieved 2019-03-02.