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Haripriya Biography

Shruthi, known by her stage name Hariprriya, is an Indian film actress, model and Bharatanatyam dancer from Chikkaballapura, Karnataka. She works in the South Indian film industries.
Early life

Haripriya was born as Shruthi in Chikkaballapura, Karnataka. She studied at Vidya Mandir and completed her Pre-University Course (PUC). Due to her brother, she moved to Bangalore, where she learned Bharatanatyam and received acting assignments. Her grandfather was a theatre personality, whom she then followed as an actress.


Haripriya used to participate in cultural programmes. When she was studying in 12th class, director Richard Castelino saw stills of her from the programmes and offered her the female lead role in the Tulu film Badi. She made her Kannada film debut in Manasugula Mathu Madhura (2008), following which she was part of unsuccessful ventures such as Vasanthakala. Her performance in the political satire Kallara Santhe (2009) earned her a Filmfare nomination for Best Kannada actress, while her next film Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu released to rave reviews, making Haripriya popular in Karnataka. In 2010, she also forayed into the Tamil and Telugu film industries with Kanagavel Kaaka and Bhumika Chawla's maiden production, Thakita Thakita, respectively, with the latter emerging a moderate success. After that, she become busy with Tamil and Telugu projects, working on Cheran's Muran in Tamil and Pilla Zamindar in Telugu. She was also part of the political drama Mukhyamantri I Love You, produced in 2008, which has not been released.

In 2012, Haripriya debuted in Malayalam with Thiruvambadi Thampan. In her third Telugu film Abbayi Class Ammayi Mass she played a call girl and she did a two-week-long workshop to get into the character. 2014 she returned to Kannada cinema with the gangster film Ugramm. The New Indian Express wrote, that it was "a strong performance by Haripriya, who is natural in her act". The film went on to become a major commercial success and she was said to have made a "sensational comeback to Kannada films". Sify wrote that Ugramm "did wonders to Haripriya" as she subsequently offered more Kannada projects. She accepted to be part of the big banner films, Ranna and Ricky as well as the comedy film Bullet Basya. In Ricky she would reportedly play a naxalite, for which she was instructed her to lose half her weight. She has completed filming for Ranathantra that she had signed before Ugramm.

Haripriya's next release after Ugramm was Galata. In Tamil, she has Vaaraayo Vennilaave coming up, while her next Telugu release would Eee Varsham Sakshiga in which she plays Seetha Mahalakshmi who, she said, "is modern, yet has a traditional outlook, She was also reported to have signed the Malayalam film Bhadrasanam, a sequel to the popular Anandabhadram in which she was said to play an airhostess who is also a medical college student.
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