Shraddha Das is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada and Bengali films.
Shraddha Das was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra to Bengali parents. Her father is a businessman, who hails from Purulia, her mother is a housewife. She was brought up in Mumbai, where she completed her studies. Shraddha graduated from University of Mumbai at SIES College of Commerce and Economics with a Bachelor of Mass Media degree in journalism.
While doing her graduation she worked in theater and attended workshops conducted by National School of Drama artists like Piyush Mishra, Chittaranjan Giri and Salim Shah. She also acted in print advertisements like McDowells, Aristocrat and over 400 catalogues before training at the Gladrags academy.
Shraddha Das’ debut release was the 2008 Telugu film Siddu from Sikakulam, although she had first auditioned for the Telugu film Target. She was told that she played the female lead in Siddu from Sikakulam, but she had only a minor supporting role as the lead actress’ cousin. Although unhappy with her character she continued filming for the project as she did not want to be branded as unprofessional by leaving her first film midway. The film was negatively reviewed, and Das in a later interview told that she was “very upset for doing such a bad film”. After Target and Sidhu from Srikakulam, she quickly signed four more Telugu films within six months: 18, 20 Love Story, Diary, Adhineta and Sukumar’s Arya 2, which was her first high profile project. Excluding Arya 2, all films proved to be critically and commercially unsuccessful.
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