Neelima Tadepalli is and Indian actor and majorly works for TV, Hindi films and regional cinema. She is from Mumbai, Maharashtra and currently playing the role of Sunaina, Chachi of Akshara (the leading lady) in the well known daily soap Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. The show is all about a daughter in low who plays many roles like Bahu, Bhabhi, Maa, Beti and at the same time manages her business to run. It is a light family drama TV series which is away from family fights.
As per the personality of Neelima, she is true Mumbaikar and loves her stay here for past 10 years. She was born and brought up in Vizag and completed her education from there itself. She is Masters in Arts specializing in English Literature.
According to her acting was not her passion and came to Mumbai after her wedding. It was by chance during her engagement in extra-curricular activities and social work. She joined theatre in the meantime and got acclaimed but due to long working hours and very less money she decided to pursue the hobby at next level. She got her first break in a kids based comedy drama series Dhoom Machao Dhoom in 2006 aired on Disney Channel. Thereafter, she worked in many ad films like Pulse Polio Campaign and shared screen with Great Amitabh Bachchan the millennium man followed by Easy of Bang, Wheel Smart Shrimati etc. She has also worked with director
Banna Chahti hu, a Hindi movie about a female aspirant to become like Madhuri Dixit, the famous Bollywood actress. She has also acted in movie '
', a film by
. She has also worked with United Nations and taught English to the kids of Istanbul.