Nivetha Pethuraj is an Indian model and actress who primarily works in the Tamil and Telugu film industry.
Nivetha Pethuraj was born on Saturday, 30 November 1991 (age 32 years; as of 2023) in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. She did her schooling at the GEMS Our Own Indian School in Dubai, UAE. Later, she completed graduation in Human Resource Management at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Sun Music When Nivetha Pethuraj was eleven years old, she relocated to Dubai with her parents. She then lived in Dubai for about ten years.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Figure Measurements (approx.): 34-28-34
Parents & Siblings
Not much is known about her parents. Nivetha Pethuraj has a brother named Nisanth Pethuraj.
Nivetha Pethuraj is unmarried.
In April 2015, Nivetha Pethuraj participated in the Miss India UAE beauty pageant organised at Al Raha Beach Resort in Abu Dhabi and won. She then participated in the International beauty pageant ‘Miss India Worldwide’ in the same year in Mumbai and became a finalist and finished in the top 5.
In 2016, Nivetha Pethuraj made her Tamil film debut with ‘Oru Naal Koothu’ as Kavya.
In 2017, she appeared as Leelavathi in the film ‘Podhuvaga Emmanasu Thangam’ opposite Udhayanidhi Stalin.
In 2018, Nivetha Pethuraj portrayed an army official named Lt. M. Swathi alongside Jayam Ravi in the film ‘Tik Tik Tik,’ which was a commercial hit at the box office. In 2021, she appeared as Anbarasi Manickavel in the Tamil film ‘Pon Manickavel’ alongside Prabhu Deva.
Nivetha Pethuraj made her Telugu film debut with ‘Mental Madhilo’ as Swetcha in 2017 and was nominated for the SIIMA Award for Best Female Debut – Telugu. Soon, a noted newspaper named ‘Firstpost’ shared her performance reviews in its editions. 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 2019, Nivetha Pethuraj portrayed a corporate executive named K. Swecha alongside Sai Dharam Tej in the film ‘Chitralahari,’ which was a commercial hit at the box office.
Nivetha then appeared as Nandini “Nandu” in the film ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’ in 2020. In the following year, she appeared as SI Yamini in the film ‘Red,’ which was directed by Kishore Tirumala and co-starred Ram Pothineni, Malvika Sharma, and Amritha Aiyer.
In 2022, Nivetha Pethuraj appeared in two films including ‘Bloody Mary’ as Mary and ‘Virata Parvam’ as Dr.Sarala. In 2023, she appeared as Keerthi in the film ‘Das Ka Damki,’ where she acted alongside Vishwak Sen.
She appeared as Sitara in the Hindi web series ‘Kaala’ released on Disney+Hotstar in 2023.
Apart from being an actress, Nivetha Pethuraj is also a professional fitness instructor. She has also worked in events as a VIP hostess for many fashion brands.
- In 2016, Nivetha Pethuraj won the Behindwoods Best Debut Actress Award for the movie Oru Naal Koothu.
- In 2018, she won the Fresh Face of the Year Award for the Tamil film Mental Madhilo at the Zee Telugu Apsara Awards.
Nivetha Pethuraj owns a Dodge Challenger Sports car.
- She has got a ‘Moon’ tattoo inked on the left side of her chest.
- Nivetha Pethuraj has got a tattoo inked on the right side of her back.
- Nivetha Pethuraj is often featured on the cover of renowned magazines and tabloids.
- She is a trained boxer and wrestler.
- She likes reading books, gardening, painting, listening to music, and travelling to distant places in her leisure time. Once, in a media conversation, she shared that she wanted to travel around the world to learn about different cultures. Nivetha Pethuraj said,
I want to travel around the world and meet a lot of people and learn different cultures.”
- In 2018, during a media conversation, Nivetha Pethuraj shared that she was sexually harassed as a child. 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.”
- Nivetha Pethuraj is a fitness enthusiast and regularly goes to the gym. She frequently uploads pictures of her gym sessions on social media.
- She is an animal lover. She has a pet cat named ‘Tigy.’ She often shares pictures of her pet on social media.
- In 2021, Nivetha Pethuraj completed Level 1 of the Formula Race Car Training Program at the Momentum School of Advance Racing in Tamil Nadu.