23 September 1982 
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Rathi (born 23 September 1982) is an Indian film actress, who appears mostly in Tamil cinema and Telugu cinema. She made her feature film debut in Suki S. Murthy's 2002 Tamil film Gummalam. Later, she went on to do critically acclaimed performances in Solla Marandha Kadhai (2002). She had also dubbed for actress Genelia for the 2003 Tamil movie Boys.
Rathi was born in Bangalore, Karnataka to Tamil people Arumugam and Bharani. She has two siblings, one elder sister and one younger brother. She was a student of dentistry at the Mathrushri Ramabai Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital in Bangalore. She is a trained classical dancer and had her Arangetram.
She made her acting debut in the 2002 Tamil film Gummalam. She starred opposite Cheran in Thangar Bachan's Solla Marandha Kadhai. She appeared in a couple more Tamil films, including Adi Thadi starring Sathyaraj, but none of them were commercially successful. She had also performed an item number in the Tamil film Anjaneya featuring Ajith Kumar in the lead role. She then migrated to Telugu cinema and acted in six films.
|Solla Marandha Kadhai||Parvathi Chokkalingam||Tamil||Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress|
|Enge Enadhu Kavithai||Kavitha||Tamil|
|Anbe Un Vasam||Rathi||Tamil|
|Boys||Tamil||Voice artist (dubbed for actress Genelia)|
|Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku||Sundari||Malayalam|
|2009||Duryodhanudu||Telugu||Telugu dub of Singara Chennai|
|2011-2012||Shanthi Nilayam||Jaya TV||Tamil|
|2013-Present||Bangara||Udaya TV||Kannada||Remake of Thangam (TV series)|
|2013||Chithiram Pesuthadi||Jaya TV||Tamil||Replaced by Priyanka|
|2013||Godha Kalyanam||Gemini TV||Telugu|