Keerthy Suresh is an Indian film actress who primarily works in the Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu film industry. She is the daughter of actress Menaka and producer Suresh Kumar. After making her debut as a child actress, Keerthy played her first lead role in the Malayalam movie Geethanjali that released in 2013.
Born to the film producer Suresh Kumar and actress Menaka, Keerthy has an elder sister, Revathy, who also works in the entertainment industry as a VFX specialist. The actress first did her schooling at Chennai and later from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram. Later, Keerthy completed her degree in Fashion Design from the Pearl Academy in Chennai. She also completed a two-month internship in London and then as a part of the student exchange program she went to Scotland for four months.
Keerthy began her acting career as a child actress by appearing in several films produced by her father in early 2000s. She was seen in movies such as Pilots (2000), Achaneyanenikkishtam (2001), and Kureban (2002). Her last movie as a child actress was Kureban and then she made her comeback in the film industry a decade later. In 2013, Keerthy appeared in her first lead role in Priyadarshan’s Malayalam horror comedy, Geethanjali. The actress was still studying when she was offered the role and she shot for the movie during her semester break. Portraying a double role in the movie, Keerthy received mixed reviews from the critics with Rediff quoting that: “she has got a plum role but whether she impresses with her acting prowess is another matter.” However, she bagged the 2014 South Indian International Movie Award for Best Female Debutant and the Asianet Film Award for Best New Face of the Year for her performance in Geethaanjali
Keerthy was next seen in the Malayalam movie Ring Master (2014) directed by the Rafi-Mecartin duo. Portraying the role of a blind girl, Keerthy was cast opposite the popular Malayalam actor, Dileep. The film received positive reviews from the critics. Soon Keerthy made her Tamil film debut with A.L. Vijay’s romantic comedy movie Idhu Enna Maayum (2015) alongside Vikram. The film, however, failed to make an impression at the box office. The actress was soon flooded with many offers to a point when she had to drop out of a couple of films that she had already started working on in order to accommodate bigger projects. Eventually, she opted out of Maane Thaene Paeye directed by Krishna and Kavalai Vendam directed by Deekay.
In 2016, Keerthy appeared in the Tamil movie, Rajini Murugan, a comedy drama, opposite Sivakarthikeyan. The movie opened to mixed reviews at the box office. Her other projects of 2016 include Remo, a romantic comedy opposite Sivakarthikeyan, Aina Ishtam Nuvvu, her debut Telugu movie directed by Ramprasad Ragutu, Darboni, an art film, Paambhu Sattai, a Tamil action movie, and the Telugu movie Nenu Sailaja. Next, she was cast alongside Nani in the Trinadharao Nakkina-directed romantic-comedy action movie Nenu Local in 2017.