Suchitra Krishnamoorthi is an Indian actress, writer, painter and singer.
She was born and brought up in a Telugu Brahmin family in Mumbai to V. Krishnamoorthi-commissioner of in-come tax and Dr Sulochana Krishnamoorthi, a historian and professor
She started her career with the TV series Chunauti (1987) while still in school. She was a successful model in the early nineties having endorsed many products such as Palmolive soap, Clearasil, Sunrise Coffee, Limca and Colgate toothpaste. She made her breakthrough in films with Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa a commercial and critically acclaimed hit, opposite Shahrukh Khan in 1994. She simultaneously pursued a music career in the mid to late 1990s, releasing the pop albums "'Dole Dole"', "'Dum Tara"', "'Aha"', and "'Zindagi"' the title track of which was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber
She starred in 1987-88 '"Peanuts the musical" a musical based on the famous comic strip "Peanuts' directed by C Y Gopinath. She played the comic strip character Lucy.
Having given up her showbiz career for early marriage, she returned nearly ten years later in the film My Wife's Murder (2005) starring opposite Anil Kapoor. The film garnered rave reviews for Suchitra as a performer of note. She also starred in Karma Confessions and Holi in 2009-an Indo American coproduction with an ensemble starcast comprising Naomi Campbell and Vincent Curatola amongst others. This film however failed at the box office. The year 2010 will see the release of Rann, a film based on media wars, directed by Ram Gopal Varma with a starcast comprising Amitabh Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh, where Suchitra plays the role of a media executive Nalini Kashyap
Suchitra is a classically trained vocalist in the Gwalior gharana style of Indian classical music, having studied the art form for over ten years.
She is also an accomplished poet and painter, having trained in India, London and NewYork. She has exhibited her paintings in galleries across India and around the globe. Her art, Suchitra proclaims is a divine blessing from Lord Ganesha. Having never painted or even sketched in her life before, Suchitra held a paintbrush in her hand for the first time on 27 September 2004 during the ganesh chathurthi festival, on the encouragement of her neighbour.Suchitra is well known for artistically expressing her own poetry on canvas.
Suchitra is also a writer whose views were first noticed via her blogs. Her many blogs -first on www.intentblog.com a site where she was invited to share her views with the world by Deepak Chopra,"art in a body part" and "give me another break" and then subsequently on her own site "'www.suchitra.com"' have put Suchitra in the midst of many an unwarranted controversy.
Suchitra's debut novel called The Summer of cool was released by Penguin India in January 2009 and met with huge success. It is her first novel in a series of four books called the "Swapnalok Society" Series. Based on the ethos of growing up in a typical co-operative housing society in Mumbai,this genre and these stories have struck a cord with young urban Indians.
The second book in the Swapnalok Society series called "The Good News Reporter" is scheduled to release in November 2009
She was married to Shekhar Kapur, a renowned filmmaker from India. They have a daughter named Kaveri. In February 2007 they got divorced. Suchitra is actively involved in charitable work, and is associated with few NGO's.
She was booked by Maharashtra government for allegedly employing child labor. The Labour Ministry of the Maharashtra government clarified on the next day that she had been falsely accused on the basis of wrong information provided by an NGO and apologized.
Rann (Jan 2010) post production...Nalini Kashyap
Mittal Vs Mittal" (2010) post production ...Karuna Maheshwari
Karma, Confessions and Holi (2009) ... Sujata
Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag (2007) .... Kavita
My Wife's Murder (2005) ... Sheila
Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994) ... Aana
Kilukkampetti (1991) ... Anu Pillai
Chunauti (1987) TV Series