Shruti (born on 29 October 1991), known by her stage name Haripriya , is an Indian film actress, model and Bharatanatyam dancer from Chikkaballapura, Karnataka. She predominantly appears in South Indian cinema.
Haripriya was born as Shruthi in Chikkaballapura, Karnataka. Haripriya studied at Vidya Mandir and completed her Pre-University Course (PUC). Due to her brother, Haripriya moved to Bangalore, where she learned Bharatanatyam and received acting assignments. Haripriya grandfather was a theatre personality, whom she then followed as an actress.
Haripriya used to participate in cultural programmes. When Haripriya 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. She made her Kannada film debut in Manasugula Mathu Madhura (2008), following which she was part of unsuccessful ventures such as Vasanthakala. Her performance in the political satire Kallara Santhe (2009) earned her a Filmfare nomination for Best Kannada actress, while Haripriya next film Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu released to rave reviews, making Haripriya popular in Karnataka. In 2010, she also forayed into the Tamil and Telugu film industries with Kanagavel Kaaka,and Bhumika Chawla’s maiden production, Thakita Thakita, respectively, with the latter emerging a moderate success.Currently, Haripriya has become busy with Tamil and Telugu projects, with Nande being her only Kannada project, while working on Cheran’s Muran in Tamil and Pilla Zamindar in Telugu.