Anonymous wrote on Jun 16 2011 5:21PM
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. Rakshita was brought up in Mumbai. Her father, B.C. Gowri Shankar, was a popular cinematographer in Kannada and her mother, Mamatha Rao, too acted in a few Kannada films. She started her career with a Kannada movie Appu with Puneeth Rajkumar. She also acted in the remake of the same movie in Telugu titledIdiot. Her Kannada film career as heroine got a twist when her movie Kalasipalya became a hit. With in a short period of time, Rakshita acted with major Telugu heroes such as Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu, Jr NTR, Jagapathi Babu and Ravi Teja.She did an item number with Chiranjeevialso in Andarivaadu. She likes reading books, listening to music and traveling. Her favourite authors are Agatha Christie and Sidney Sheldon. She is married to Kannada cinema director Prem.