Pragathi is a South Indian actress who was born in Hyderabad. She has acted mainly in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam movies. She lost her dad at an young age and wanted to support her family financially and thus she began her career as a dubbing artist for cartoons.  During this time, one of her friend’s father noticed her and introduced her to model for Mysore Silk Palace. After watching the advertisement,  Director K. Bhagyaraj was very impressed with her and offered her a role in his movie,’ Veetla Visheshanga’ which was her debut. The same movie was simultaneously dubbed in Telugu and named ‘Gowramma Nee Mogudevaramma’.
In one of her interviews, she has mentioned that she never had any stage fear and she was not camera shy either. Infact, she falls in love with the camera everyday and loves acting. She also recalls that her first scene was shot in a hospital, as she was getting treatment for Amnesia and her dialogue was to repeatedly keep asking the doctor of the hospital as to where she was.
After her debut movie, she was offered a few more movies. She completed 7 Tamil movies and 1 Malayalam movie in a span of two years. She also completed her graduation around this time and had decided to tie the knot too. After getting married, she moved to Chennai  and took a break of about 3 years. She returned to the small screen wherein she appeared in television serials in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. She is not very choosy about her roles as she says she has to make a mark in the industry first and only then she can sit and choose the characters that she wants to play. Well, she is now one of the senior actress in the Telugu film industry and is the first choice for any roles relating to Mother or Aunt.