Madhumitha (born Swapna Madhuri on August 20, 1984) is an Indian actress, who has appeared in films in various South Indian industries, frequently in Tamil and Telugu films. Madhumitha has appeared in Puttintiki Ra Chelli, Kudaikul Mazhai, Aanivaer and Arai En 305-il Kadavul.
Madhumitha started her acting career under her birth name Swapna Madhuri with the 2002 Telugu film Sandade Sandadi (2002) doing a pivotal supporting role. She continued essaying supporting roles in a couple of Telugu films like Manmadhudu (2002) along with Akkineni Nagarjuna and Sonali Bendre, Ammailu Abbailu (2003) and Puttintiki Ra Chelli (2004) sharing screen space with Arjun and Meena, with the latter in particular becoming a high commercial success, running for 275 days in theatres. She then got introduced to the Tamil film industry by R. Parthiban in his film Kudaikul Mazhai (2004), enacting the lead female role and changing her screen name to Madhumitha, named after her character in the film.
Madhumitha was next seen in Yogi, opposite director-turned-actor Ameer Sultan, Madhumitha’s role was unanimously praised with a reviewer from Rediff.com citing that “Madhumitha, taking on a role even experienced actresses might balk at and coming out trumps” Her performance as a young mother living in the Chennai slums, was critically praised, winning her a nomination for the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 3rd Vijay Awards. Solla Solla Inikkum, got released post marriage, which failed to achieve commercial success. Madhumitha then appeared in a song in Thoonga Nagaram. Madhumitha is currently working in Venkat Prabhu’s Biriyani.
Madhumitha married her longtime boyfriend, actor Shiva Balaji on 1 March 2009 at Kalinga Function Place in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Siva Balaji was her co-actor in her film Englishkaran, eventually marrying him, after romancing for 3 three years. The engagement was held on 21 August 2008 in Hyderabad.