Tejaswi Madivada (Telugu: తేజస్వి మదివాడ; born 3 July) is an Indian film actress and model, who works in the Telugu and Tamil film industries. A dance choreographer turned actress, she made her acting debut in 2013 with Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu and became noted after starring in Ice Cream.
Early life and education
Tejaswi studied Mass communication and Journalism at the St Francis College for Women in Hyderabad. She later worked part-time as a freelance dance instructor with Twist n Turns and took classes for MNCs like HSBC, Wipro, Franklin Templeton and in schools like Hyderabad Public School and Nasr School for Girls. She participated at Miss Dabur Gulabari 2011, a beauty pageant, where she was the second runner-up and which reportedly got her her first film offer.
She made her acting debut in 2013 with a supporting role in the Telugu family drama film Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu. Next year she was seen in further supporting roles in Manam and in Nithin's Heart Attack, before landing her first lead role in Ram Gopal Varma's horror film Ice Cream. The film made the headlines after it was reported that Tejaswi had appeared nude in one scene. Ice Cream received mixed reviews from critics.
Her next releases, Lovers  Anukshanam, another Ram Gopal Varma directorial, Kranthi Madhav's Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju, in which she portrayed Nithya Menen's daughter, and Pandaga Chesko  saw her playing secondary characters. Upcoming projects of her include Omkar's Raju Gari Gadi, Srimanthudu, Oorvasi Vo Rakshasi Vo, Subramaniam For Sale and her first Tamil film Natpathigaram 79.
|2013||Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu||Geetha's sister||Telugu|
|2015||Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju||Mehek||Telugu|
|2015||Superstar Kidnap||Cameo appearance||Telugu||Filming|
|2015||Oorvasi Vo Rakshasi Vo||Telugu||Filming|
|2015||Subramaniam For Sale||Telugu||Filming|
|2015||Wish You Happy Breakup||Telugu||Filming|
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- "Photos: Beautiful Tejaswi Madivada at Heart Attack Press Meet".
- "Tejaswi Madivada bares it all for RGV’s Ice Cream! – Bollywood News & Gossip, Movie Reviews, Trailers & Videos at Bollywoodlife.com".
- "Tejaswi goes nude for RGV's Ice cream". The Times of India.
- "Audiences will tell if I acted nude or not : Tejaswi Madivada".
- "Lovers Audio Launch II Sumanth Ashwin, Nandita, Tejaswi Madivada - Part 4".
- "RGV-Manchu Vishnu Film titled 'Anukshanam'". movies.sulekha.com.
- "Actress Tejaswi’s increasing popularity after 'Ice Cream'". Deccan Chronicle.
- "Tejaswi Madivada is on a roll". The Times of India.
- "Small role in Mahesh Babu's film is a big deal for Tejaswini".