Swathi Reddy

Other names of Swathi Reddy: Swati Reddy, Svetlana, Colors Swathi

Swathi Reddy is an actress and TV presenter from India. She was known as Colours Swathi when she was doing the Telugu TV show, ‘Colours’, which was aired on Maa TV. Swathi was born on April 9, 1987, in Vladivostok, Russia. Her first name was Svetlana and then changed it to Swathi. Her father was working as a submariner from the Indian Navy. Then they moved to Mumbai and afterward, in Visakhapatnam where she spent her childhood days. When she was in her 11th standard, she moved to Hyderabad and studied at St. Mary’s College and finished Biotechnology. After taking the EAMCET test, she started on TV at 17. She hosted ‘ Colors Click to look into! >> Read More... ’ and because of the good feedback from the viewers, they extended the show, and it became a primetime show. She has finished over 150 episodes.

Swathi made her debut in doing the supporting roles. She was introduced as a lead star in the Tamil film, ‘ Subramaniapuram Show Synopsis Coming Soon... >> Read More... ’ in 2008. Then later, the film was dubbed as ‘Ananthapuram 1980’. Her performance in this movie was critically acclaimed and then she started acting in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. She got the Telugu’s Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her character in Ashta Chamma.

Swathi is also a voice over artist and a playback singer. She dubbed for the film, ‘ Jalsa Click to look into! >> Read More... ’ for Ileana D Cruz in 2008. Her voice was also used in the animated software tutorial for promoting the HIV/AIDS awareness, which was created by the TeachAIDS in 2010. Then, she became a playback singer and renders her voice for the songs. The songs were used for the OST of her comedy films, ‘Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam Appalaraju’, and ‘ 100% Love Click to look into! >> Read More... ’.

With the recent film “Swami Ra Ra”, she is in the top priority for all small and medium budget filmmakers. Adding to this is her Malayalam movie, “Amen” which is also a hit. She couldn’t excel in her career in tune with her talent. As she said in an interview, “I prefer good command over the language in which you work,” she had to learn the Telugu language as she spent much of her life out of Andhra Pradesh.

Some of her Telugu films are ‘Danger’, ‘ Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule Click to look into! >> Read More... ’, ‘Subramaniapuram’, ‘Ashta Chamma and more. She also did some Telugu films like, ‘Golconda High School’, ‘Mirapakaay’, which she does a cameo appearance, ‘Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam Appalaraju’ and more. Some of her Malayalam films are ‘Amen’, ‘North 24 Kaatham’, ‘ Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal Click to look into! >> Read More... ’s, etc.

Bhanu Priya Telugu Actress

Bhanu Priya

Bhanu Priya or Manga Bhama is a popular Indian TV and film actress. From 1983 – 1993, she appeared in various Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam films and acted in some of the Bollywood movies as well. She was the sister of the actress, Shantipriya. Bhanu was born on the 15th of January 1966 in Rangampeta village, near Rajamundry, Andhra Pradesh. Then her family permanently shifted to Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She studied at Saraswati Vidyalaya. When she was studying, she attended dance and music classes after school hours. Bhanu is good in classical dance Bharatha Natyam, and also sings well. Bhanu was married to Adarsh Kaushal and gave birth to a daughter named Abhinaya. She got divorced in 2004. Director Bhagya Raja went to a certain dance show as one of the judge, and he saw Bhanu and asked to do a screen test for the film, “Thoral Ninnu Pochu”. But Bhanu refused since she was only 14 years old at that time. Then, in her teenage years, she met the veteran actress, Shoukaar Janaki in another dance competition. Bhanu was asked if she is interested in doing films. She decided to accept the offer and dropped out from school. She has acted in about 150 films across different languages. She started acting when she was 17 years old and her first appearance was in the Tamil movie, “Mella Pesungal” in 1983, and performed in over 40 films. In Telugu, her debut film was “Sitaara” and later acted in over 80 films. She also did 15 Hindi films and some in Kannada and Malayalam Languages. Because Bhanu was trained in classical dance, all her popular movies were based on it, such as “Sitara” and “Swarnakamalam”. She also appeared in the stage show “Netru, Indru, Naalai” by Mani Ratnam. Sivaji Ganesan, actor from Tamil Cinema, says Bhanu is the only one from her generation that has the ability to act like Savithri and Padmini. Bhanu also appeared on the TV serial “Shakti” in Sun Networks, “Vishwamitra” in Doordashan, “Penn” and more. She became popular for doing the expressions with her eyes, which also led her to do the modeling job. She did the Eyetex ad. Bhanu is one of the most gorgeous and photogenic face among other Indian actresses. Some of her famous films were” Jamesbond 999”, “Rowdy”, “Jhansi Rani”, “Kashmora”, “Prema Samrat”, “Bhabhi”, “People’s Encounter”, “Bharathan”, “My Name is Amruta”, “3”, “Dhammu”, “Avathaaram:, ”Chatrapathi” and a lot more. She got “Nandi Award for Best Actress” in 1988 and some other major awards that add to her fame and success. Another version of this story... Bhanu Priya (born Manga Bhama) is a south Indian cine and TV serial actress. She appeared in all south Indian languages as lead heroine for about 2 decades and did a few Hindi movies as well. She is a professional dancer, who learnt dance right from her childhood. Bhanupriya was introduced to the Telugu Industry with the movie “Sitara”, directed by Vamshi, which took her to the level of a sensation virtually overnight. She starred in Bharathiraja’s “Mella Pesungal”. Since then, there was no catching the sensation as she was very busy in all 4 languages down South.  Bhanupriya is especially known for her dancing skills and her expressions which made her surpass all the actresses of her era. Sivaji Ganesan compared her with the legendary actresses Padmini and Savithri. Chiranjeevi mentioned that he saw her as a competitor, rather than a co-star. Her enacting of the role in “Aararo Aariraro” awed millions including Kushboo, who was a competitor to her in the cine industry. S.P.Balasubramaniam praised her dance to be one of the best he has witnessed. Cinematographer P.C.Sreeram described her as having the most beautiful eyes and a photogenic face. Bhanupriya entered the small-screen through the serial “Shakti” and subsequently acted in “Vazhkai” and “Porandha Veeda Puguntha Veeda”. She also has been the judge for several dance shows in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.  Bhanupriya had rhinoplasty surgery to alter the appearance of her nose in 1989. Since her eyes are gorgeous, she was the model for Eyetex, an eyeliner company for many years. She has a daughter with Adarsh Kaushal, whom she married and later divorced. She now lives in US with her daughter and teaches dance. She won 2 Filmfares, 2 Nandi awards, 2 Tamil Nadu state awards and 1 screen Videocon award for the serial “Shakti”. DOB: 15th January, 1966 Movies acted: about 200 films Serials acted: Vishwamitra, Penn, Shakti, Vazhkai, PoranthaVeeda PugunthaVeeda.      

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