the name itself means popularity. For Keerti Reddy her name was supposed
to do the trick. Along with the name, if there was anything else that
would have done the trick was the fact that her debut film in Bollywood
was with the Abhishek’s Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya. If there was any jadoo, it
was of the wrong kind.
This Bangalore bred, shy and innocent schoolgirl started career at the
tender age of seventeen, while she was studying in Bangalore's Jiddu
Krishnamurthy School. Coming from a family of politicians, Keerti always
wanted to become a part of the glamour world. She learnt Bharatnatyam
for eight long years and had some basic training in classical Karnatic
music and classes in diction and voice modulation.
Her grand father, Ganga Reddy is an M.P. Her father is an interior
designer and mother is an internationally recognized fashion dress
designer. Her brother and sister have a wine business. When Keerti
expressed a wish to act in films, first her grandfather and then her mom
okayed her decision. Thus began the career of this stunning Andhra girl.
Her debut film, Devadai, was an offbeat Tamil film that may have not hit
bull's eye at the box-office, but helped her establish credentials.
Later her Telugu film opposite Pawan Kalyan, 'Tholi Prema' brought a lot
of recognition to her as an actress and has also won best actress award
for this film.
When Keerthi was visiting Mumbai to participate in Gautamraja Dhakshya's
photo session for an ad, she bagged the role opposite Abhishek Bachchan
in 'Tera Jadu Chal Gaya. But the film failed miserably. Everything about
the film--from the director to Reddy's clothes was criticized. But that
was not enough. Her next two films Rajiv Rai's ‘Pyar Ishq Aur Mohabbat’
and Anil Kapoor starrer ‘Badhai ho Badhai’, on which she had banked
heavily, too bombed . She was virtually written off from Bollywood. And
Keerthi was back in South.
She reminds you of a cuddly cat; clever and careful. Mesmerizing smile,
and naughty beautiful eyes, this soft baby faced girl is proud of her
traditional values imbibed during the course of her upbringing.
She takes lessons in horse riding, salsa and jazz during her free time.
“Dance in any form is a passion, especially Bharatanatyam”, she says. “I
love to travel. Vienna's my favorite city. it is the most romantic place
in the world.”
A simple girl by heart, she loves doing simple household chores like
shopping for groceries, cleaning house and reading. Her favorite actors
remain Sanjeev Kumar, Brad Pitt, Michael Douglas and Andy Griffith. Her
favorite films are ‘Lolita’ and ‘The Piano.’
Recent buzz has it that Keerthi is all set to tie the knot with Southern
star Sumanth. Sumanth happens to be nephew of star Nagarjuna. The duo
fell in love while on a shoot and is to marry soon. Keerthi reportedly
was going steady with Aryan Vaid. The model turned actor dumped her when
she failed to go anywhere in Bollywood.
She will be seen in 'Arjun' after a long time as Mahesh Babu's sister.
For the actress who has tried Bollywood, Kollywood and even did a couple
of Kanada and Malayalam films without success, the success of 'Tholiprema'
seems the only impressive point in her resume as an actress.