Shanmukha Srinivas was born in Eluru, West Godavari(Dist.), Andhra Pradesh. His father’s name is N.Sivarama Krishna. He resides in Film Nagar, Hyderabad. Shanmukha Srinivas is an actor and a talented Kuchipudi dancer who worked primarily for Telugu films. He had started his acting career in the year 1987 and continued in this career up to 1992. With his dancing talent, he had won Sri Vempati Sitaram Mohan Rao Dance Academy Award. He had entered into Telugu film industry with the Chiranjeevi starrer super hit film
directed by A.Kodandarami Reddy in 1987, as a child-artist.
He had acted in 20 Telugu films. Later he had acted in Rajasekhar starrer super hit film Sruthilayalu directed by legendary director K.Vishwanath in 1987, as a child-artist. In 1988, he had acted in Venkatesh starrer Swarnakamalam directed by ace director K.Vishwanath as a child-artist. In 1990, he had acted in
starrer Kaurava Samrajyam. Srinivas had also acted in an English film The Deceivers directed by . Srinivas had received Nandi Award for Best Child Actor for his performance in the film Sruthilayalu in the year 1987 and his performance in the film Swarnakamalam in the year 1988.
Shanmukha Srinivas had also acted in a Telugu TV serial called Anveshitha which was telecasted on ETV Telugu. This serial was directed by Pradyumna. In this serial Srinivas had acted in the role of Yamuna’s son. It was a super hit serial and bagged many awards in various categories.