Keerthy Suresh is one of the most popular and sought-after young actresses in South Indian Films and is a successful actress in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam languages. Keerthy was born into a filmy family. Her father, Suresh Kumar is a well-known Malayalam film producer and her mother, Menaka, is one of the most popular yesteryear actresses from Mollywood. Keerthy started her acting career as a child artist in the 2000 super hit movie Pilots which was produced by her father. Later in 2013, she made her debut as a leading lady in Priyadarshan’s Malayalam horror film ‘Geethanjali’. Her Tamil debut came with 2015 movie ‘Idhu Enna Maayam’, while her first Telugu movie is the 2016 movie ‘Nenu Sailaja’.
Keerthy Suresh Early Life
Keerthy Suresh was born as the second daughter of Suresh Kumar and Menaka on October 17, 1992. Though her parents were Keralites, they were settled in Chennai and she was born there. As she was born into a filmy family, father being producer and mother being an actress, she had the understanding about movies from the childhood itself. Till her fourth standard, she did her schooling in Chennai. Later, she moved to Trivandrum and it was at the Kendriya Vidyalayam, Pattom, where she completed her schooling. After her schooling, Keerthy went back to Chennai to do her graduation, where she joined the renowned Pearl Academy and completed her graduation in Fashion Designing. During the course time, she went to Scotland in an exchange program for 4 months and also did a two-month internship in London. Keerthy entered the film industry as a lady lead during the last stage of her degree course.
Keerthy Suresh Family
Keerthy Suresh Family Father
Revathy Suresh Kumar
Keerthy Suresh was born as the second daughter to Suresh Kumar and Menaka on October 17, 1992. Though her parents were Keralites, they were settled in Chennai and she was born there. Later, she moved to Trivandrum and finished up her schooling in the capital city of Kerala. Keerthy has an elder sister, Revathy Suresh. She is a VFX specialist and had worked for Shahrukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment. Revathy Suresh got married in September 2016.
Keerthy Suresh Career
Though her debut as a lead star was in 2013 only, the first time she appeared on the big screen was way back in 2000, in the Rajiv Anchal directorial movie Pilots. This movie was produced by her father under the banner Revathi Kalamandir. As a child artist, she acted in only three films; the other two being Achaneyanenikishtam and Kuberan. Later she moved on to the mini screen and acted in two TV serials, Santhana Gopalam (2004) and Krishna Kripa Sagaram (2005). After which she focused on her studies and took a break from acting. Later, during her last year of degree, Priyadarshan asked her to be the leading lady in his horror flick Geethanjali (2013) starring. As per the director, he tricked Keerthy’s father Suresh Kumar into agreeing to let her act. Keerthy did the shooting for the same during her summer break. Her first role itself was a double role and she shared screen space with Mohanlal, but these factors couldn’t help the movie from being a flop at the box office. Even her performance ended up receiving mixed reviews, thus, her career didn’t get a desired lift off. After completing her course, she came back into the acting arena and signed a movie with Dileep in the 2014 release ‘Ring Master’ featured her as the visually challenged leading lady. The movie was a super hit and thus becoming the big break of her career. Audiences loved her as the blind girl and she won a lot of applauds. Incidentally, Dileep was the hero in her last movie as a child artist.
Riding on the success of ‘Ring Master’, Keerthy diverts her career into Tamil. Her first project in Tamil was the AL Vijay directed 2015 movie Idhu Enna Mayam, but her recognition in Kollywood came through Sivakarthikeyan starrer 2016 movie Rajini Murugan. The movie was a big time hit and Keerthy rose to fame among Tamil audience. She was highly appreciated for her performance. Interestingly, her role in this movie was first offered to Nazriya Nazim, then to Samantha, then Lakshmi Menon and finally landed up with Keerthy. The movie was her first signed Tamil film but due to production and post-production delays, it was released as her second film.
Following this, she made her Telugu debut in the 2016 movie Nenu Sailaja as the title character. The movie and her performance won the hearts of the audience. By now, she had become one among the top actresses in Tamil. She got to be Dhanush’s lady- love in Thodari (2016), which ended up getting mixed to negative reviews. Then came the biggest hit of her career, so far, Remo (2016) where she was again paired with Sivakarthikeyan. Even before the release of this film, she was confirmed as the female lead in Vijay starrer Bhairava. In 2017, she appeared in the Telugu film Nenu Local and the Tamil movies Bairavaa and Pambhu Sattai. She began the year 2018 with two big releases in January, one in Telugu and one in Tamil, namely Agnyaathavaasi and Thaanaa Serndha Koottam’ opposite Pawan Kalyan and Suriya respectively.
She also has a number of releases lined up for 2018. Her film Mahanati opposite Dulquer Salman in which she portrayed the role of one of the greatest southern actresses, Savitri. Directed by Nag Ashwin, the film is an epic biographical drama also starring Samantha as a journalist.
Sandakozhi 2 opposite Vishal is set to release on April 12, while Saamy Square, which is a sequel to the 2003 film Saamy opposite Vikram and Vijay62 opposite Vijay will be released later in the year.
Keerthy Suresh Awards
Though her role in her debut movie ‘Geethanjali’ ended up getting mixed reviews from critics, Keerthy Suresh won 4 awards for that same role. She was awarded as the best female debutant at Asianet, SIIMA, Valyar and Nana film awards. Her Tamil Debut Idhu Enna Mayam also fetched her two awards. Keerthy bagged the Best Actress Debut award at SIIMA and Edison film awards. Let's take a look at the awards she has won:
Keerthy Suresh Awards Year Film Category Award Name 2014 Geethanjali Best New Face of The Year-Female Asianet Film Awards 2014 Geethanjali Best Female Debutant SIIMA 2014 Geethanjali and Ring Master Best Second Actress Vayalar Film Awards 2014 Geethanjali Best Female Debutant Nana Film Awards 2015 Idhu Enna Maayam Best Female Rising Star of the Year Edison Awards 2015 Idhu Enna Maayam Best Female Debutant (Tamil) SIIMA 2017 Favourite Heroine Radio City Cine Awards 2017 Nenu Sailaja Best Debut- Female Zee Cinemalu Awards
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Keerthy Suresh Television
During her time as a child artist, she acted in two TV serials. ‘Santhana Gopalam’ in 2004 (Surya TV) and ‘Krishna Kripa Sagaram’ in 2005 (Asianet). Later she devoted her time into studies and put a halt to her mini screen career.
Keerthy Suresh Education
fourthstandard, Keerthy did her schooling in Chennai. Later she moved to Trivandrum and joined Kendriya Vidyalayam, Pattomand finished her schooling. After this, she went back to Chennai to join in the famous Pearl Academy for her degree in Fashion Designing. During the course time, she went to Scotland in an exchange program for 4 months. She also did a two monthinternship in London. Though she has a happening film career, down the lane she wants to focus on fashion designing.
Keerthy Suresh Endorsements
Keerthy Suresh was invited to inaugurate the AVR Swarna Mahal Elite Shop and has also appeared in an advertisement for Chennai Silks for Diwali of 2017. You can check out the video here:
Keerthy Suresh Trivia & Facts
- Keerthy was a champion swimmer during her school days.
- She is the daughter of famous yesteryear actress Menaka.
- Keerthy’s sister, Revathy is a VFX specialist who had worked with SRK’s RedChillies Entertainment.
- Keerthy wants to pursue a career in the fashion industry, as she is a graduate in Fashion Designing.
- Keerthy had stated that she will go for love marriage and her parents would never oppose her.
- She was trained in Bharatanatyam.
- As a child artist, Keerthy Suresh acted in 3 movies and all of them were produced by her father Suresh Kumar.
- Despite getting mixed reviews for her debut role in Malayalam (Geethanjali) she won 4 awards for Best Debutant for the same role.
Keerthy Suresh Controversies
Though her career is not of too many years, she has already landed in quite a few controversies. During the shooting of ‘Thodari’, there were reports that she had an ego clash with Dhanush and the lead pair were not willing to work together. But, Keerthy came out refuting these reports and said that she had never got any issues with Dhanush and everything is fine on the set.
The second time she landed in trouble was when reports came out that she rejected a Vikram movie which was to be directed by Thiru, citing that Chiyaan is too old and she won’t act with old actors. This made a huge uproar against Keerthy. Chiyaan fans began to troll the actress all over the social media. Finally, director Thiru came out with the statement that all these reports are baseless as they had never approached the actress for the role.
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