| Swapna Madhuri|
Siva Balaji (m. 2009)
| Swapna Madhuri|
| 20 August 1981Hyderabad, India|
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil, Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress
Englishkaran, Biriyani, Yogi, Kudaikul Mazhai, Arai En 305‑il Kadavul
Siva Balaji, Venkat Prabhu, Ameer, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Tippu
Madhumitha (born Swapna Madhuri on 20 August 1981) is an Indian actress, who has appeared in films in various South Indian industries, frequently in Tamil and Telugu films. She has appeared in Puttintiki Ra Chelli, Kudaikul Mazhai, Aanivaer and Arai En 305-il Kadavul.
Madhumitha started her acting career under her birth name Swapna Madhuri with the 2002 Telugu film Sandade Sandadi (2002) doing a pivotal supporting role. She continued playing supporting roles in a couple of Telugu films like Manmadhudu (2002) along with Akkineni Nagarjuna and Sonali Bendre, Ammailu Abbailu (2003) and Puttintiki Ra Chelli (2004) sharing screen space with Arjun and Meena, with the latter in particular becoming a high commercial success, running for 275 days in theatres. She then got introduced to the Tamil film industry by R. Parthiban in his film Kudaikul Mazhai (2004), enacting the lead female role and changing her screen name to Madhumitha, named after her character in the film.
Though the film wasn't a major success, Madhumitha received several offers from Tamil directors. She played leading roles in several Tamil films like Amudhey (2005), Englishkaran (2005) opposite Sathyaraj and Namitha. She was appreciated for her performance in Englishkaran. Review by India glitz.com quoted, "Madhumitha dominates the film. After her debut venture Kudaikul Mazhai, she has got a good scope to act, and she has used the opportunity well". Her next release was, Naalai (2006), which, however, did not fetch her any recognition, despite being moderate successes. She then appeared in the 2007 Tamil independent film Aanivaer, a film about the Sri Lankan Civil War, in which she enacted the role of a journalist. Since the film was released in many Western Tamil diasporal regions, she became widely noticed by the Tamil audience, winning accolades for her performance. In 2008, she appeared in the Tamil comedy film Arai En 305-il Kadavul, directed by Simbudevan, acting along with comedy actors Santhanam and Ganja Karuppu. She was next seen in Yogi, opposite director-turned-actor Ameer Sultan, Madhumitha's role was unanimously praised with a reviewer from Rediff.com citing that "Madhumitha, taking on a role even experienced actresses might balk at and coming out trumps" Her performance as a young mother living in the Chennai slums, was critically praised, winning her a nomination for the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 3rd Vijay Awards. Solla Solla Inikkum, got released post marriage, which failed to achieve commercial success. Post her marriage, she played supporting roles in Venkat Prabhu's Biriyani and the Telugu films Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?, Maine Pyar Kiya and Bhale Bhale Magadivoy.
Madhumitha married her longtime boyfriend, actor Shiva Balaji on 1 March 2009 at Kalinga Function Place in Hyderabad, Telangana. Siva was her co-actor in her film Englishkaran. Their engagement was held on 21 August 2008 in Hyderabad. They have two sons, Dhanvin and Gagan.