Shweta Prasad

Shweta Basu Prasad
Born August 9, 1990 (1990-08-09) (age 20)
Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002-present
Official website

Shwetha Basu Prasad [2] is an Indian actress and former child actor.

Early life

Prasad was born in Jamshedpur, Jharkand and moved to Mumbai when she was a child. Her mother’s ancestry stretches to West Bengal, thus she can read and write Bengali. Her dad is from Uttar Pradesh and later moved to Delhi and he has a strong background in the Theatre.


Prasad started her career as a child actress in 2002 at the age of 11. She acted in dual role as Chunni and Munni in her debut film Makdee and got the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for the same. She also acted as a child artist in the Star Plus serial Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki as Shruti, Parvati and Oms daughter.

In 2005, she acted in Iqbal as Khadija which was superbly written by Vipul K Rawal, which propelled her to mini stardom and got subsequent film offers. In 2006 she acted in Ram Gopal Varma's Darna Zaroori Hai as Ashu. She recently debuted in Tollywood as a heroine in the film Kotha Bangaru Lokam, which also casts Varun Sandesh as the hero. She is well acclaimed for her acting in all the languages.

She studies commerce in the R. N Podar High School, Santa-Cruz, Mumbai.


Year Film Role Language Notes
2002 Makdee Chunni,
Hindi Winner, National Film Award for Best Child Artist
Winner, Star Screen Award for Best Child Artist[3]
2005 Iqbal Khadija Hindi Winner, Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress[4]
Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! Shweta Hindi
2006 Darna Zaroori Hai Ashu Hindi
2008 Kotha Bangaru Lokam Swapna Vishwanath Telugu Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu)
2009 Ride Rani Telugu
Kasko Krishnaveni Telugu
2010 Kalavar King Shruti Telugu
Nuvvekkadunte Nenakkadunta
Telugu Filming

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