|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-28-34|
|Debut||Tamil Film: Oru Naal Koothu (2016) as Kavya
Telugu Film: Mental Madhilo (2017) as Swetcha
|Awards||• The Behindwoods Best Debut Actress Award for the movie Oru Naal Koothu (2016)
• Fresh Face of the Year Award for the Tamil film Mental Madhilo at the Zee Telugu Apsara Awards (2018)
|Date of Birth||30 November 1991 (Saturday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||32 Years|
|Birthplace||Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Hometown||Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|School||GEMS Our Own Indian School in Dubai, UAE.|
|College/University||Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Educational Qualification||Graduation in Human Resource Management at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland Sun Music|
|Hobbies||Reading Books, Gardening, Painting, Listening to Music|
|Tattoo(s)||• She has got a ‘Moon’ tattoo inked on the left side of her chest.
• She has got a tattoo inked on the right side of her back.
|Controversy||Some of her controversial images and videos were leaked on social media in May 2018. She then filed a police complaint about the same. The Times of India|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Not much is known about her parents.
|Siblings||Brother- Nisanth Pethuraj
|Car Collection||Dodge Challenger Sports Car
Some Lesser Known Facts About Nivetha Pethuraj
- Nivetha Pethuraj is an Indian model and actress who mainly works in the Tamil and Telugu film industry.
- She relocated to Dubai from India with her parents when she was eleven years old and lived there for about 10 years.
- In April 2015, Nivetha Pethuraj won the Miss India UAE beauty pageant held at Al Raha Beach Resort in Abu Dhabi. Later that year, she participated in the international beauty pageant ‘Miss India Worldwide’ in Mumbai and became a finalist, finishing in the top 5.
- After making her Tamil film debut as Kavya in ‘Oru Naal Koothu’ in 2016, she appeared as Leelavathi in the film ‘Podhuvaga Emmanasu Thangam’ opposite Udhayanidhi Stalin in 2017.
- The same year, Nivetha Pethuraj made her Telugu film debut as Swetcha in ‘Mental Madhilo’ and was nominated for the SIIMA Award for Best Female Debut – Telugu. Her performance was praised in ‘Firstpost’, a noted newspaper. It wrote,
A terrific actress, Nivetha Pethuraj easily gives one of the best performances of the year. She becomes the voice of reason in the film and anchors the whole film with her verve.”
- In the following years, Nivetha played various roles that received critical acclaim from film critics. She portrayed Lt. M. Swathi, an army official, alongside Jayam Ravi in the commercial hit film ‘Tik Tik Tik’ in 2018.
- In 2018, Nivetha Pethuraj disclosed her experience with childhood sexual harassment during a media conversation. Deccan Chronicle She said,
At the age of five, how do I go tell my parents about what happened? How do I explain? I did not even know what anything meant at that age. Such crimes are more often than not perpetrated by people around us — like relatives, friends, neighbours etc., who we know, rather than strangers.”
- In 2019, she played the role of K. Swecha, a corporate executive, alongside Sai Dharam Tej in the commercial film ‘Chitralahari’.
- Nivetha Pethuraj then played the role of Anbarasi Manickavel in the Tamil film ‘Pon Manickavel’ alongside Prabhu Deva.
- In 2020, Nivetha appeared as Nandini “Nandu” in the successful film ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’. She then appeared as SI Yamini in ‘Red’ in 2021, which was directed by Kishore Tirumala and co-starred Ram Pothineni, Malvika Sharma, and Amritha Aiyer.
- Nivetha Pethuraj is a car racing enthusiast and completed Level 1 of the Formula Race Car Training Program at the Momentum School of Advance Racing in Tamil Nadu in 2021.
- In 2022, Nivetha appeared in two films, ‘Bloody Mary’ as Mary and ‘Virata Parvam’ as Dr Sarala. In 2023, she played the role of Keerthi in ‘Das Ka Damki’ alongside Vishwak Sen.
- Apart from her acting career, Nivetha Pethuraj is a professional fitness instructor and has worked as a VIP hostess for many fashion brands.
- She has also been featured on the cover of renowned magazines and tabloids.
- In 2023, Nivetha Pethuraj appeared as Sitara in the Hindi web series ‘Kaala’ released on Disney+Hotstar.
- She has received professional training in boxing and wrestling.
- Nivetha Pethuraj is a fitness enthusiast, and she frequently uploads pictures of her workout sessions on social media.
- She is an avid dog lover and often uploads pictures of her pet cat ‘Tigy’ on various social media platforms.
- Nivetha Pethuraj enjoys activities like reading, gardening, painting, listening to music, and travelling to distant places in her free time. During a media interview, she once expressed her desire to travel the world and learn about different cultures. She said,
I want to travel around the world and meet a lot of people and learn different cultures.”