Sunday, 21 September 2014


Swetha (born 31 March 1984), popularly known as Rakshita is a South Indian film actress. She has acted in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu language films. Rakshita made her acting debut in the 2002 Kannada-language film Appu, alongside Puneet Rajkumar, following which, she acted in many Kannada films.

Early life

Rakshita was brought up in Mumbai. Her father B. C. Gowrishankar was a popular cinematographer in Kannada and her mother Mamatha Rao too acted in a few Kannada films.


Rakshita started her career with a Kannada movie Appu with Puneeth Rajkumar. She also acted in the remake of the same movie in Telugu titled Idiot and in Tamil titled "Dum". In Tamil she acted alongside Silambarasan also known as "Simbu". Her Kannada film career as heroine got a twist when her movie Kalasipalya became a hit. Within a short period of time, Rakshita acted with major Telugu heroes such as Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu, Jr NTR, Jagapathi Babu and Ravi Teja. She also made a special appearance in a song in Lakshmi Narasimha.

After her marriage to the director Prem, she cut down on her acting profession and began supporting him in film making. She has also turned into a producer for one of the most prestigious project Jogayya starring Shivarajkumar in the lead and directed by Prem. Currently she has entered into politics.She has joined with Sriramulu of independent party.Then she shifted to BJP party.

Personal life

She likes reading books, listening to music and traveling. Her favourite authors are Agatha Christie and Sidney Sheldo n. She is married to Kannada cinema director Prem.

Galleries of Rakshita

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