Shruthi Raj is a young television serial and film actress who plays pivotal roles in Tamil serials ‘
Thendral’ and ‘
Office’. She has also acted in a few Tamil films including ‘Kadhal Dot Com’ in 2004 and ‘Jerry’ in 2006. She made her debut in Malayalam first, alongside Khushboo and Mammootty. This was after Srilatha, a Malayalam comedy actress thought she would be a right fit for acting and circulated Shruti Raj’s photos and by chance, Shruti’s photos reached Malayalam director George. K, who was incidentally on a hunt for a new actress who could play a teenage girl in his film ‘Elavangodu Desam’.
Post this she starred in ‘
Udayapuram Sulthan’ which had Dilip and
Preetha Vijayakumar in lead roles. At the same time, Tollywood director EVV Satyanarayana helped her clinch a role in the Telugu film industry and she acted in her first Telugu film ‘Veedekkadi Mogudandi’ alongside Venu in the lead role. She followed this up with ‘O ChinaDaana’ which she acted opposite Srikanth which ran for more than 100 days in the theatres. She also acted in a Telugu TV serial in the lead role as Sravani in ‘
Sravani Subramanyam'. She received positive reviews from many critics for this performance and was roped later in Vijay TV’s ‘Office’ serial, which is successfully running currently.
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Shruthi Raj is a South Indian movie/TV serial actress who is known for her character of Thulasi in the Tamil serial ‘Thendral’ and her role in ‘Office.' She initially acted in a few Malayalam movies before entering the Tamil film industry. She also did a few Telugu movies before acting full-fledged in serials.
Shruthi was born in Kerala. Her entry into movies is a comical incident. Srilata, a veteran Malayalam comedy actress passed her photo (she was still at school then) to director K.George who made her act alongside Mammootty and Khushboo in ‘Elavangodu Desam’. After her schooling, she co-starred in ‘Udhayapuram Sulthan’ and ‘
Priyam’. At the same time, she also entered the Telugu market through the films ‘Veedekkadi Mogudandi’ and ‘O ChinaDaana’.
Shruthi co-starred as Vijay’s college mate in the movie ‘Maanbumigu Maanavan’ in the year 1996. After quite a decade, her single lead release was ‘Kadhal dot com’. She went on to do lead roles in ‘Manthiran’ and ‘Jerry’. However, none of her movies shined at the box office and she went unnoticed on account of it.
She turned her attention towards the small-screen and she appeared as the lead character Thulasi in the Tamil hit serial ‘Thendral’. This went on to be the longest serial in Sun TV history with a whopping 1149 episodes. She now stars in Vijay TV’s ‘Office’ through which she has got much popularity than before.
DOB: 27th March 1983
Serials acted: Thendral, Sravani Subramanyam, Office
Movies acted: Over 11 movies