Keerthy Suresh (born 17 October 1992) is an Indian actress who appears predominantly in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films. She won the National Film Award for Best Actress for portraying actress Savitri in the Telugu and Tamil biopic film Mahanati (2018). Her performance in the film featured in the list of “100 Greatest Performances of the Decade” by Film Companion.
Keerthy is the daughter of film producer G. Suresh Kumar and actress Menaka.Keerthy began her career as a child actress in the early 2000s and returned to films after studying fashion design. She had her first lead role in the 2013 Malayalam film Geethaanjali.
She went on to star in films such as Ring Master (2014), Idhu Enna Maayam (2015), Rajini Murugan (2016), Remo (2016), Nenu Sailaja (2016), Bairavaa (2017), Nenu Local (2017), Thaana Serndha Kootam (2018), Mahanati (2018), Sandakozhi 2 (2018) Sarkar (2018), Penguin (2020), Miss India (2020) and Rang De (2021).
Keerthy was born on 17 October 1992 in Chennai (then called as Madras), Tamil Nadu, India.
Her father G. Suresh Kumar is a filmmaker of Malayali descent,while her mother Menaka is an actress of Tamil origin. She has an elder sister Revathy Suresh.
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.She also spent time on an exchange program in Scotland for four months, 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