Shreya Dhanwanthary is an Indian entertainer, model, director, and writer related to Hindi and Telugu language movies and web series. In 2019, she played Zoya in the Amazon Prime Video web series The Family Man, and in 2020, she played the role of financial journalist Sucheta Dalal in Scam 1992 in the Sony LIV’s web series directed by Hansal Mehta.
Below are some facts about emerging and talented actress Shreya Dhanwanthary:
1. Shreya Dhanwanthary was born on 30th November 1988 in Hyderabad in a Telugu family.
Initially she was raised in Delhi before moving to Middle East, where she spent 17 years.
2. Shreya has lived in 7 countries as her father worked in Aviation.
Her father name is Vijay Dhanwanthary and has a sister named Shruthi Dhanwanthary. She lives with her family in Hyderabad.
3. Shreya had the dream of becoming actress since childhood.
She has been acting since she was just four years old.
4. Graduated from NIT Warangal in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
After completing her schooling she shifted to India for her higher studies.
5. Participated in Femina Miss India South 2008 during her third year of engineering.
She was 1st Runner-Up in that event. Later, she went on to compete at Miss India 2008 as a finalist.
6. Started her acting career with a Telugu film Sneha Geetham in 2010.
7. Worked at a talent management firm, Elite, in Delhi and then shifted to Mumbai on advice of actress Bhumi Pednekar.
Bhumi was then as assistant casting director at Yash Raj Films.
8. After shifting to Mumbai Shreya started doing commercials for part-time earnings but got flooded with modeling and advertisements offers.
Shreya has been seen in nearly 20 advertisements till date. She has been face of many top brands, for instance, Samsung, Airtel, Pantaloons, Provogue, Bharat Matrimony, etc.
9. Rose to popularity with Yash Raj Film’s web series Ladies Room (2016).
Her next web series appearance was with The Zoom Studios, The Reunion (2018). Shreya character of Devanshi Tailor became quite popular.
10. With Prime Video The Family Man (2019) Shreya proved that she is made for something big.
There she worked with Bollywood biggies like Manoj Bajpayee, Dalip Tahil, Gul Panag, etc.
11. Shreya Dhanwanthary wears multiple hats
In Eros Now A Viral Wedding (2020), Shreya worked as a writer, director and even produced the drama.
12. Shreya debuted in Bollywood in 2019 with Why Cheat India, opposite Emraan Hashmi.
She played the part of Nupur Dubey in the film, which depended on the defilement in the instruction framework. It was composed and coordinated by Soumik Sen.
13. Rose to success with webseries Scam 1992 (2020) with the role of journalist Sucheta Dalal.
The series was about Harshad Mehta Story– a ten-episode series chronicling the life of one of India’s most notorious scamsters, Harshad Mehta. She was afraid to play the role of the journalist who broke the news about something so massive. Dhanwanthary in an interview revealed how she bagged Sucheta Dalal’s role in Scam 1992.
“I am a huge Hansal Mehta fan, and when I got to know that he is directing it, I begged and begged for an audition … (the audition) was a huge seven-page long scene. It was very intense but went quite well.”
Shreya had to wait for a long time before she received news of bagging the role.
14. Shreya has also authored a book titled Fade To White in 2016.
15. Shreya is trained in theatre and dance.
Including Kathak, Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam.