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Shruthi Chandrasena, known professionally as Hariprriya, is an Indian film actress and model who chiefly works in Kannada and Telugu films. She has also appeared in several regional films of Tamil, Malayalam, and Tulu cinemas. Hariprriya became a prominent celebrity and an established actress in Sandalwood after playing her role in Ugramm, Ranna, Ricky, Neer Dose (film), Bharjari, Samhaara, Life Jothe Ondh Selfie, Bell Bottom, D/O Parvathamma and Bicchugatti – Chapter 1- Dalvayi Dange films.

Hariprriya was born on 29 October 1991 in Chikkaballapur, India.[4][5] After completing her schooling, she went to Bharatanatyam where she received training in dance. Later, her family moved to Bangalore, where she completed pre-university courses.[5][6][7][8] In 2013, her mother urged Shruthi to alter spelling from Haripriya to Harriprriya for numerological reasons, however, she declined the reports, citing “My mother insisted that I change my spelling.”[9]

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Hariprriya used to participate in a number of cultural programmes. When she was studying in 12th class, director Richard Castelino saw stills of her from the programmes and offered her the female lead role in the Tulu film Badi.[10][11] She then made her Kannada film debut in Manasugula Mathu Madhura (2008), following which she was part of Vasanthakala. Her performance in the political satire Kallara Santhe (2009) earned her a Filmfare nomination for Best Kannada actress, while her next film Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu received a number of positive reviews,[12][13] making Hariprriya popular in Karnataka.[14]

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In 2010, she also forayed into the Tamil and Telugu film industries with Kanagavel Kaaka,[15] and Bhumika Chawla’s maiden production, Thakita Thakita, respectively, with the latter emerging a moderate success.[16] After that, Hariprriya shifted her focus to Tamil and Telugu projects, working on Cheran’s Muran in Tamil and Pilla Zamindar in Telugu.[17] She was also part of the political drama Mukhyamantri I Love You, produced in 2008, which has not been released.[18] She debuted in Malayalam with Thiruvambadi Thampan.”[19] In her third Telugu film Abbayi Class Ammayi Mass, she played a call girl,[20] which required a two-week long immersion workshop to get into character.[21]


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