Gayathri Iyer is a well-known Indian film actress and a model. She was born as Gayathri Venkitagiri on June 16, 1983, in Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu in India. She took a Mechanical Engineering course, and her modelling career started during college when she joined many fashion shows, which led her to participate in intercollege fashion shows. Later, she got noticed by certain casting directors and coordinators from Kerala. Gayathri subsequently did some print ads before she went on to become a TV commercial model for popular brands like Garnier, Vivel Soap, Pantene, Prince Jewellery, Eashoffbang, Yamaha Dream Rider, ParleG, Airtel Digital TV, Colgate Max Fresh, Vanitha Magazine Cover, Cool Lips, Kalamandir Sarees and many more She did some modelling ramp in Bangalore for various fashion labels. When she already established herself as a successful model, she then shifted to acting and has worked predominantly in the Telugu and Kannada film industry.
In 2012, she was introduced and became notable for her role as a heroine in the Telugu horror-thriller film, Six, opposite Jagapathi Babu. Gayathri got noticed to play the role of a heroine not just because of her pretty face but also the way she handles powerful characters. In the same year, she did another Telugu film entitled Gola Gola, opposite Sivaji. In the following year, she was seen in Daya, alongside
Taraka Ratna. In 2014, she was cast in Agasthiya Bharathi’s Tamil film, Ninaivil Nindraval, which features
Keerthi Chawla and Ashwin Sekhar in the lead roles. Gayathri also acted in her first Kannada appearance in the comedy horror film, Namo Bhootatma, which was helmed by renowned choreographer, Murali. The film stars
Komal Kumar, Ishwarya Menon,
Anaswara Kumar and
Harish Raj in the lead roles. She also donned a Bengalj film entitled Shrishti. She reunites with Sivaji in the Telugu film, Dorakadu in 2015.
Also from 2015, she acted in Rajkumar Reddy’s Kannada supernatural horror film, Ouija, which stars Bharat and
Shraddha Das in the lead roles. This film was shot in Malaysia, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Ouija was entitled Aata in Telugu. She is now working in a Kannada action film entitled Tyson, alongside
Vinod Prabhakar. Gayathri is not just a versatile actress but a talented performer as well. She is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer and was trained in hip-hop and contemporary dance. She is also trained in Taekwondo. Her ultimate dream is to act in a Malayalam film if given a chance.