Rakshita Movies and Career Information
Mar 31, 1984
Actor and Producer
Swetha (Born 31 March 1984), popularly known as Rakshita (Kannada: ರಕ್ಷಿತಾ) is a South Indian film actress. She has acted in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu language films. Rakshita made her acting debut in the 2002 Kannada-language film Appu, alongside Puneet Rajkumar, following which, she acted in many Kannada films. Rakshita was brought up in Mumbai. Her father, B.C. Gowri Shankar, was a popular cinematographer in Kannada and her mother, Mamatha Rao, too acted in a few Kannada films. She started her career with a Kannada movie Appu with Puneeth Rajkumar. She also acted in the remake of the same movie in Telugu titled Idiot. Her Kannada film career as heroine got a twist when her movie Kalasipalya became a hit. With in a short period of time, Rakshita acted with major Telugu heroes such as Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu, Jr NTR, Jagapathi Babu and Ravi Teja. She also made a special appearance in a song in Lakshmi Narasimha. After her marriage to the director Prem, she cut down on her acting profession and began supporting him in film making. She has also turned into a producer for one of the most prestigious project Jogayya starring Shivarajkumar in the lead and directed by Prem.