Pranitha Subhash (born 17 October 1992) is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Telugu and Kannada films. She was raised in Bangalore and pursued a career in modelling before plunging into films. She debuted as an actor in the 2010 Kannada film, Porki, a remake of Telugu film Pokiri, and in the same year starred in the Telugu film, Em Pillo Em Pillado. Her Tamil debut was with the film Udhayan (2011).
She went on to appear in several commercially successful Telugu films like Baava (2010), Attarintiki Daredi (2013), Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda (2014) and Rabhasa (2014). In 2012, she starred in a critically acclaimed parallel cinema, Bheema Theeradalli for which she was nominated for Filmfare award for Best Kannada actress and SIIMA award for Best Kannada actress.
Pranitha Subhash made her debut in films with the 2010 Kannada film Porki, a remake of the Telugu blockbuster film Pokiri, opposite Darshan. After the success of Porki, she refused several offers from Kannada films and became choosy about her projects before signing the Telugu film Baava, a love story where she starred opposite Siddharth.
She was praised unanimously for her portrayal of a Telugu village belle in the film. She then went on to appear in her first Tamil film, Udhayan starring Arulnithi. She was then signed up for her second Tamil project Saguni opposite Karthi which released in both Tamil and Telugu languages.
Saguni was her biggest release: a film that released in a record 1,150 theaters all over the world. She then appeared in Jarasandha and Bheema Theeradalli, a real-life story of a naxalite, both opposite Duniya Vijay. The latter saw massive success in Karnataka. Pranitha was praised for her portrayal of Bheemavva by critics and won a Filmfare nomination for the same.
She won the Santosham award that year for Bheema Theeradalli. She then acted in the Kannada film Whistle for which she earned a nomination at the SIIMA awards. After this, she appeared in the Telugu language film Attarintiki Daredi which released in September 2013 and went on to become the Highest grossing Telugu language film of all time collecting ₹100 crore.
It also won her nominations at various award events. The film is being remade in other languages. During the same time, she worked on a Kannada film Brahma opposite Upendra. She also worked on Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda starring Raveena Tandon and Mohan Babu in which she was paired opposite Manchu Manoj. Both the films fared well.
After a brief gap of two years she signed another Tamil film Masss opposite Suriya in late November 2014. In late 2014 she signed a Telugu film Dynamite opposite Manchu Vishnu. In late June 2015 she the Telugu film Brahmotsavam featuring Mahesh Babu. Pranitha Subhash has endorsed brands like Joyalukkas, SVB Silks Salem, Bombay Jewellery, Sri Lakshmi Jewellery, Pondichery and RS Brothers.
She was signed as the brand ambassador of the team Karnataka Bulldozers in the Celebrity Cricket League in its third season in 2013. In October 2014, Pranitha along with Anu Prabhakar was selected as the ambassador for the Jewels of India – a fashion jewellery exhibition in Bangalore.