Keerthy Suresh is an Indian film actress working in the South Indian film industries. Keerthy Suresh was a child actress in the early 2000s and, after completing her studies and pursuing a degree in fashion design, she returned to acting in lead roles. Keerthy Suresh played her first lead role in the 2013 Malayalam film Geethaanjali and has signed up films in Tamil and Telugu languages as well.
Keerthy Suresh was born to noted Malayali film producer Suresh Kumar and Tamil actress Menaka. She has an elder sister, Revathy Suresh, who works in Shahrukh Khan’s production house Red Chillies. Until class four, Keerthy did her schooling in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She then studied in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram before coming back to Chennai to join the Pearl Academy where she completed her degree in fashion design. Despite making a career in acting, she has stated that she was also “seriously considering a career in designing.
In 2014, she accepted her first projects outside of Malayalam. She initially signed up two Tamil films, A. L. Vijay’s Idhu Enna Maayam, and Maane Thaene Paeye directed by Krishna but later opted out of the latter to be part of the Thirrupathi Brothers production Rajini Murugan starring Sivakarthikeyan. Idhu Enna Maayam will feature Keerthy as an “urban, calm and quiet Chennai girl”, a role that Keerthy said was “very close to my heart”, while Rajini Murugan will see her playing a traditional Madurai girl and the complete opposite of Maya, “loud and bubbly”. That year, she also signed up her first Telugu film, Aina Ishtam Nuvvu directed by Ramprasad Ragutu. The film, supposedly an adaptation of Rendu Jella Sita (which was also Aina Ishtam Nuvvu’s initial title), was termed “a sweet love story on the lines of the Ramayana” by Keerthy, who would be playing Janaki, a “bubbly playful character” similar to Sita. She has completed shooting for the art film Darboni in which she would be seen as a Kashmiri girl. Besides she is part of Paambhu Sattai in Tamil, in which she plays a poor Chennai girl from a lower middle class strata, and Harikatha in Telugu