Nidhi Subbaiah is an Indian film actress and model, who has appeared in various television advertisements and in South Indian films, primarily in Kannada. After making her acting debut in the Telugu film Sweet Heart (2009), she rose to fame by acting in few successful Kannada films such as Pancharangi (2010) and Krishnan Marriage Story (2011). Both these films brought her nominations for South Filmfare Awards and the latter film won her SIIMA Award for Special Appreciaiton as Actress-Kannada.
Nidhi was born in Coorg/Kodagu, Karnataka, India as the only child to Bollachanda Subhash Subbaiah and Jhansi Subbaiah. Soon afterwards her family later moved to Gokulam in the historic city of Mysore, where she spent most of her childhood and pursued her education. A proud alumna of St. Joseph?s, Mysore, she went on to study Civil Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering ( SJCE ), Mysore, but decided to put her academic dreams on hold when her modelling career took off and this ultimately led her to pursue a career in acting.
She first ventured into modelling, appearing in various television commercials,with Fair and Lovely being the most notable, through which she landed her first acting assignment. She made her acting debut with Abhimaani in 2009, which did not fare well at the box office. She is shooting for Suri?s Anna Bond that features her alongside Puneet Rajkumar and Priyamani. She will be making a special appearance in Poornima Mohan?s School Days. Nidhi?s first Bollywood movie is titled Oh My God where she co-stars with Akshay Kumar.