Actress Iniya Profile
Born: Shruthi Sawant
Years active :2005–present
Shruthi Sawant, better known by her stage name Iniya, is an Indian film actress, who works in the Malayalam and Tamil film industries.
Iniya hails from Trivandrum, Kerala; she has two sibilngs, one brother and one sister. She acted in several Malayalam television series, short films and telefilms as a child artist. While studying in class four, she acted in the telefilm Koottilekku, which was followed by appearances in tele-serials Orma by K. K. Rajeev and Sree Guruvayoorappan by Vayalar Madhavan Kutty. Iniya won the Miss Trivandrum title in 2005, following which she did modeling and appeared in several television advertisements as well as a number of Malayalam award-winning art films, including Saira (2006), directed Dr. Biju, Dalamarmarangal (2009) and Umma (2011), both directed by Vijayakrishnan. She also played a pivotal role in Rajesh Touchriver’s short feature The Sacred Face, which focusses on child abuse. In 2010, she starred in a Tamil film Padagasalai and signed up four more Tamil films, all of which were cancelled or remain unreleased. She next played a supporting role as the sister to Cheran’s character in Mysskin’s mystery thriller Yuddham Sei. Director A. Sarkunam signed her for the female lead character in his period piece Vaagai Sooda Vaa (2011), for which she changed her screen name to Iniya. Her portrayal of a tea stall owner was lauded by critics. Pavithra Srinivasan of Rediff wrote that she was a “welcome find”, describing her as “natural, appealing, and very expressive”.She played as a medical student and love interest of the hero in the film Mouna Guru co-starring Arulnidhi. She was signed with the film Annakodiyum Kodiveeranum directed by Bharathiraja, who roped her in, being impressed with her performance in Vaagai Sooda Vaa.