Geetha is a South Indian actress of Telangana origin. She debuted in a Tamil film Bhairavi as Rajnikant’s sister. Geetha has acted in films in all the South Indian languages, and in a few Hindi films; she even worked simultaneously in Telugu and Kannada films like Manavari Pandavarulu and Hennina Sedu.
Geetha studied in Bangalore up to grade 7, at Raghavendra High School, Malleswaram, Bangalore. Her father worked for a multinational company and they moved to Chennai, where Geetha completed her high school at T Nagar Girls’ High School. In 1997, she married Vasan, a chartered accountant, whose family had seen her on television. The couple moved to New York, where Vasan works as the CFO of an Internet company. She is 46 years old now.
Malayalam cinema which gave her break, utilized Geetha as a character actress and she decided to stay in the Malayalam film industry due to her love of meaningful roles. Director K. Balachander was her mentor and in Malayalam movies, she put in some superb performances notably the one in Panchagni, opposite Mohanlal, which was based on the true life story of Naxalite revolutionary Ajita, and also nominated for that year's national award for the best actress.
The role in Panchagni was the turning point for Geetha, which gave her lot of accolades and acclamations from both the critics as well as the common cinema goers and made her a popular star in malayalam. Some of her other notable films include Vatsalyam, Sughamo Devi, Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha, Aadharam, Aavanazhi, and several other films.
Although her mother tongue is Telugu, she is widely accepted by Malayalees and remains one of their favourite actresses of all time.