1 May 1974
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Occupation||Film actress, model|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
Kasthuri is an Indian film actress, model and TV show anchor. She was a leading South Indian actress in the 1990s.She is born as Shannmathi, she had her schooling in Chennai and started modelling because of her height while in High School. Subsequently, she got offers to act in films. She debuted as heroine in the Tamil film Aatha Un Koyiley in 1991, and had appear in a number of Tamil fims thereafter, including the horror flick Rasathi Varum Naal, Government Mappilai,Chinnavar' 'and Senthamizh Paatu alongside Prabhu Ganesan in 1992.
She acted in many Telugu films which gained her enough fan following in Andhra Pradesh. After the success of Bharatheeyudu, the dubbed version of the Tamil film Indian, in which she acted as beloved daughter of Kamal Haasan, she got several opportunities to act opposite top heroes. Films like Soggadi Pellam, Merupu did not give any footage to her career.
Kasthuri bowed out of films after her Hindi short film The Bypass in 2003. In 2007, there were rumours that she was planning a comeback. But these rumours proved false.
She made it to the semi finals in the BBC's "Mastermind India" Quiz competition conducted by Siddartha Basu during 2000.(groups.yahoo.com/group/arrahmanfans/message/11976)
Kasthuri is married to Dr.Sreekumar on 2005 who is working in US Armed Forces.
|1991||Rasathi Varum Naal||Tamil|
|1992||Aattha Un Koyilile||kasturi||Tamil|
|Pudhiya Mugam||Tamil||Cameo Appearance|
|1994||Thendral Varum Theru||Nalini||Tamil|
|1995||Aniyan Bava Chetan Bava||Ammu||Malayalam|
|Maa Aayana Bangaram||Telugu|
|Engalukkum Kaalam Varum||Pooja||Tamil|
|2003||The Bypass||Woman in the jeep||Hindi||Short film|
|2010||Thamizh Padam||Tamil||Special Appearance|
|Gudu Gudu Gunjam||Malleeshwari||Telugu|
|Thoonga Nagaram||Tamil||Special Appearance|
|2013||Azhagan Azhagi||Tamil||Special appearance|
|Naan Rajavaga Pogiren||Bharathi||Tamil|
|2013||Kadhal 2 Kalyanam||Tamil||Post-production|
|Therodum Veedhiyile||Tamil||Special Appearance