EARLY LIFE :
Keerthy Suresh was born on 17 October 1992 in Madras, Tamilnadu, India. She did her schooling in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She then studied in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom, and Thiruvananthapuram before coming back to Chennai to join the Pearl Academy, where she completed her degree in fashion design. Her Father’s name is G.Suresh Kumar, a filmmaker, and her Mother’s name is Menaka, an actress of Tamil Origin. Keerthy Suresh has one Sibling an elder sister Revathy Suresh.
Keerthy Suresh also spent four months on an exchange program in Scotland before completing a two-month internship in London.
Despite making a career in acting, she has stated that she was also “seriously considering a career in designing.” Keerthy also plays the violin.
In the early 2000s, Keerthy Suresh worked as a child actress in a few of her Father’s productions, such as Pilots 2000, Achaneyanenikkishtam 2001 and Kuberan 2002, and some television Serials.
Eleven years after Kuberan, she made her debut as a lead actress in Priyadarshan’s horror film Geethaanjali, where she had a dual role. She was still studying and shot for Geethanjali during her semester break. In 2014, Keerthy had her next release, Ring Master, directed by Rafi of the Rafi Mecartin duo, in which she shared screen space with Dileep. She played a blind girl, which she said was much more challenging than her double role in Geethanjali. The film was a commercial success, being termed a “super hit” by Sify.
In 2015, Keerthy accepted her first projects outside of Malayalam and simultaneously signed on to appear in several Tamil film projects. Her first film release was A. L. Vijay’s romantic comedy Idhu Enna Maayam 2015, opposite Vikram Prabhu, though the film did not perform well at the box office. Her busy schedule throughout 2015 meant that she had to opt out of movies she had already started working on, including Krishna’s Maine Thaene Paeye and Deekay’s Kavalai Vendam, to accommodate more significant projects. She worked on two films with Sivakarthikeyan in quick succession, Rajini Murugan and Remo, a Big Hit Movie, while also playing the lead role in Prabhu Solomon’s Thodari alongside Dhanush.
In January 2017, Keerthy appeared in Bairavaa opposite actor Vijay, directed by Bharathan. She also appeared in the Tamil film Paambhu Sattai and the Telugu film Nenu Local in 2017.
Her first release in 2018 was Agnyaathavaasi in Telugu. Her first Tamil film in 2018 was Thaana Serndha Kootam, in which she played opposite Suriya for the first time. The film opened to positive reviews and became a hit. She also acted in the Nag Ashwin-directed biographical drama Mahanati, where she portrayed the late southern actress Savitri and for which her performance has received critical acclaim and the National Film Award for Best Actress. Her performance in the film featured in the list of “100 Greatest Performances of the Decade” by Film Companion.
In 2021, Keerthy starred in the Telugu film Rang De opposite Nithiin. Keerthy’s next film, Annaatthe starring Rajinikanth and directed by Siva, opened to negative reviews but was a commercial success. Her next release was the Malayalam film Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham starring Mohanlal, directed by Priyadarshan, which opened to mixed reviews despite its hype.
Her first release of 2022 was the Telugu film Good Luck Sakhi which again opened to negative reviews and ended up as a commercial failure. Keerthy appeared alongside director Selvaraghavan in Saani Kaayidham, which marks the latter’s acting debut.
The film had an immediate OTT release on Amazon Prime Video and opened to positive reviews and public praise deeming it “one of the best performances of her career.” Her next film was the Parasuram directorial Sarkaru Vaari Paata, alongside Mahesh Babu, which was a commercial success. She was next seen in the Malayalam courtroom drama Vaashi opposite Tovino Thomas.
Her next set of films includes the Chiranjeevi-starred Bholaa Shankar, the Mari Selvaraj directorial Maamannan, the Nani-starred Dasara, and Jayam Ravi starred.
PERSONAL LIFE :
Earlier, she had been linked with co-star Sathish,a son of a famous politician. Now, she has been linked with composer Anirudh Ravichander. Reportedly, they have been in a relationship for a while.
Keerthy Suresh has a good reputation in the South industry as a fantastic actress who combines beauty and acting.