Swati Reddy, better known as Colours Swathi, is an Indian film actress and television presenter. Her nickname and fame comes from her stint in the television show Colours, which was telecast on Maa TV. After essaying supporting roles, she made her debut as a leading actress in the Tamil film Subramaniapuram (2008). Her role in the Telugu film Ashta Chamma earned her the Filmfare Award and Nandi Award for Best Actress.

Early Life
Swati was born in Vladivostok, Russia (earlier Soviet Union). She was named as Svetlana but later the name was changed to Swati. Her father, who was an officer in the Indian Navy, was working as a submariner in the Soviet Union. She has one elder brother named Siddharth. Her family moved to Mumbai and later to the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam, where she spent most of her childhood. While studying in 11th class, she moved to Hyderabad. She enrolled at St. Mary’s College in Yousufguda, Hyderabad and graduated in biotechnology. 
After her EAMCET, she ventured into television at age 17 by hosting a show called "Colors". Due to a positive response, the show was further extended and moved to prime time slot. She went on to present over 150 episodes. After completing the first year of her graduation, she made her debut in feature films.


She made her debut in supporting roles. In 2008, she debuted as a female lead in her first Tamil film Subramaniapuram. For her performance in Ashta Chamma she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu and Nandi Award for Best Actress. She made her debut in Malayalam with Amen which was a super hit.

Other work
Swati has been occasionally working as a voice actor and playback singer as well. In 2008, she had dubbed for actress Ileana D'Cruz in the film Jalsa. In 2010, she gave her voice to an HIV/AIDS education animated software tutorial created by the nonprofit organization TeachAIDS. In 2011, she turned playback singer, rendering her voice for two songs, "Unbelievable" and "A Square B Square", for the soundtrack albums of her own film Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam Appalaraju and 100% Love, respectively. She has also appeared in an advertisement for "Cadbury DAIRYMILK".



2007Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu VerulePoojaTelugu
2008SubramaniapuramThulasiTamilNominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
2008Ashta ChammaLavanyaTeluguFilmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
Nandi Award for Best Actress
2009Kalavaramaye MadiloShreyaTelugu
2010KanimozhiKanimozhiTamilCameo appearance
2011Golconda High SchoolAnjaliTelugu
2011Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam AppalarajuKrishnaTelugu
2011MirapakaayTeluguCameo appearance
2011KandireegaBujjiTeluguCameo appearance
2013Swamy Ra RaSwatiTelugu
2013North 24 KaathamNarayaniMalayalam
2013Idharkuthane Aasaipattai BalakumaraRenuTamil
2013Amali ThumaliTamilPost-production
2013Bangaru KodipettaBhanumati PinnesettyTeluguFilming
2014Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal[9]MalayalamFilming

Playback singer

2011Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam AppalarajuTelugu"Unbelievable"
2011100% LoveTelugu"A Square B Square"
2013Swamy Ra RaTelugu"Yo Yo Yo Memu Antha"

Dubbing artist/voice actor

2008JalsaTeluguIleana D'Cruz


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