Swati Reddy, better known as Colours Swathi, is an Indian film actress and television presenter. Swati Reddy nickname and fame comes from her stint in the television show Colours, which was telecast on Maa TV. After essaying supporting roles, she made her debut as a leading actress in the Tamil film Subramaniapuram (2008). Her role in the Telugu film Ashta Chamma earned her the Filmfare Award and Nandi Award for Best Actress.
Swati Reddy was born in Vladivostok, Russia (earlier Soviet Union).Swati Reddy was named as Svetlana but later the name was changed to Swati. Her father, who was an officer in the Indian Navy, was working as a submariner in Soviet Union. Swati Reddy has one elder brother named Siddharth. Swati Reddy family moved to Mumbai and later to Visakhapatnam, where she spent most of her childhood. Swati Reddy later moved to Hyderabad and graduated in biotechnology from St. Mary’s College, Hyderabad.
Swati Reddy ventured into television at age 17 by hosting a program called “Colors”. Due to a positive response, the show was further extended and moved to primetime slot. She went on to present over 150 episodes. After completing the first year of her graduation, she made her debut in feature films in supporting roles. Later, Swati Reddy debuted as a female lead in Tamil film Subramaniapuram in 2008.