Pranitha Subhash is an Indian film actress, model and entrepreneur who predominantly appears in Telugu, Kannada and Tamilfilms. She was raised in Bangalore and pursued a career in modelling before plunging into films. She debuted as an actor in the 2010 Kannada film, Porki, a remake of Telugu film Pokiri, and in the same year starred in the Telugu film, Em Pillo Em Pillado. HerTamil debut was with the film Udhayan (2011). She went on to appear in several commercially successful Telugu films like Baava(2010) and Attarintiki Daredi (2013).
In 2012, she starred in a critically acclaimed parallel cinema, Bheema Theeradalli for which she was nominated for Filmfare award for Best Kannada actress and SIIMA award for Best Kannada actress.
Early life and family
Pranitha was born into a Kannadiga family. Her father Subhash is a physician and her mother Jayashri is a Gynaecologist. They run a hospital in Bangalore. She is the only child of her parents.
Pranitha Subhash made her debut in films with the 2010 Kannada film Porki, a remake of the Telugu blockbuster film Pokiri, opposite Darshan. After the success of Porki, she refused several offers from Kannada films and became choosy about her projects before signing the Telugu film Baava, a love story where she starred opposite Siddharth. She was praised unanimously for her portrayal of a Telugu village belle in the film. She then went on to appear in her first Tamil film, Udhayan starring Arulnithi.
She was then signed up for her second Tamil project Saguni opposite Karthi which released in both Tamil and Telugu languages. Saguniwas her biggest release: a film that released in a record 1,150 theaters all over the world.
She then appeared in Jarasandha and Bheema Theeradalli, a real-life story of a naxalite, both opposite Duniya Vijay. Pranitha was praised for her portrayal of Bheemavva by critics and won a Filmfare nomination for the same. She won the Santosham award that year for Bheema Theeradalli.
She then acted in the Kannada film Whistle for which she earned a nomination at the SIIMA awards.
After this, she appeared in the Telugu language film Attarintiki Daredi which was released in September 2013 and went on to become the Highest grossing Telugu language film of all time collecting over ₹100 crore. It also won her nominations at various award events. The film is being remade in other languages.
During the same time, she worked on a Kannada film Brahma opposite Upendra. She also worked on Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummedastarring Raveena Tandon and Mohan Babu in which she was paired opposite Manchu Manoj. Both the films fared well. After a brief gap of two years she signed another Tamil film Masss opposite Suriya in late November 2014. In late 2014 she signed a Telugu film Dynamiteopposite Manchu Vishnu.
In late June 2015 she the Telugu film Brahmotsavam featuring Mahesh Babu.
Pranitha Subhash has endorsed brands like Joyalukkas, SVB Silks Salem, Bombay Jewellery, Welight Academy of Education, Sri Lakshmi Jewellery, Pondichery and RS Brothers. She was signed as the brand ambassador of the team Karnataka Bulldozers in the Celebrity Cricket League in its third season in 2013. In October 2014, Pranitha along with Anu Prabhakar was selected as the ambassador for the Jewels of India - a fashion jewellery exhibition in Bangalore. Pranitha was the brand ambassador of Jewels Exotica the following year. She was the face of GRB and Lulu mall among others.
Pranitha bought stakes in a hospitality company and now co-owns a restaurant on Lavelle Road , Bangalore.