Niveditha Jags is a Kannada film industry actress. She was born in Mysore, Karnataka and is currently living in Bangalore, India. She was known by the name Smitha first. She is known for her performance in the film Avva released in 2008. This movie was directed by
. Niveditha got Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Avva.
Her father’s name is Jagadish and he was Deputy Commissioner of commercial taxes. Her mother’s name is Lakshmi and she is a housewife. She has done his schooling from Chikmagalur and then at Marimallappa High School. She has done PUC from Maeimallappa Pre- University College in Mysore. She was also an NCC cadet. She was a tomboy in her student life. After completing engineering from CMRIT College, Bangalore, she worked at Infosys for a year. She then chooses acting as her career and left her job at Infosys. She did a crash course of acting from Anupam Kher’s acting school, Anupam Kher Actor Prepares. Her first signed film was Akasha Gange but the film Avva was released first. Aksha Gange was completed in 2006 but still, its release was delayed to 2008 and it became her 6th release. She has worked in the Tamil film industry too. Her first Tamil film was Porkkalam directed by Bandi Sarojkumar.
The movie was not appreciated by critics. Smitha then changed her screen name to Niveditha. This name was suggested by her good wishers and family members as good luck. Her first release after changing the name was Kathai in 2010. It was a Tamil film written and directed by Abhishek. And her first release in the Kannada film industry after changing the name was 9 To 12 in 2011.
Some other films she has acted are Gandhi Smiles and
in 2012, Nimbe Huli and December-1 in 2014 and so on. Her 2019 released movie is Chithiram Pesuthadi 2. It is a Tamil film directed by
. She has played the role of Dhanalakshmi in this thriller drama.