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Sruthi Hariharan Biography

Sruthi Hariharan is an Indian film actress. She predominantly acts in Kannada films and also appears in Malayalam and Tamil films.

After doing theatre and working as a background dancer in films, she began a career in acting. She debuted in the 2012 Malayalam film Cinema Company and got noticed after working in the Kannada film Lucia.

Sruthi Hariharan is a Palakkad Iyer, hailing from Kerala, who was raised in Bangalore, Karnataka. She graduated with a BBM degree from Christ University. She is trained in Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance and she is fluent in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi and can understand Telugu.

She was interested in cultural activities and was a part of the cultural team at Christ College and later went on to do theatre.After college, she wanted to take up dance as her profession but her family, particularly her father, was against it. She joined choreographer Imraan Sardariya's dance troupe and worked in the Kannada film industry as assistant choreographer and background dancer. She was a background dancer in the industry for three years and featured in a number of songs.

Although she was "fascinated" by the film industry she did not intend to become an actor. However, she stated that she "knew it would be wonderful to be in front of the camera" and therefore started being a part of short films and documentaries and a few independent films. She then got the opportunity to audition for a role in the Malayalam film Cinema Company.

In 2014, she was seen as the love interest of Kitty's character in Jacob Varghese's road movie Savaari 2. She accepted the role although she knew that she would appear in only a few scenes, shooting for 10 days for the film. She played a "rich spoilt brat" in the film and stated that she had to be "very girlie", which she said caused her difficulties as she considered herself "quite a tomboy". Her next release was her first Tamil film Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe by Lakshmy Ramakrishnan. She has completed filming for A. P. Arjun's Raate, which she signed even before the release of Lucia.

Her character in the film was that of a traditional village girl and she was chosen among several girls who auditioned for the role as she could speak Kannada, with the director further stating that "her eyes and smile" caught his attention. She is simultaneously shooting for the Kannada film Sipayi directed by Rajath Mayee and the Tamil independent art film Nila and has also signed another Kannada film, Godhi Banna Sadharna Mykattu directed by Hemanth Rao opposite Rakshit Shetty.
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