Shruti (born 29 October 1986), known by her stage name Haripriya, is an Indian film actress, model and Bharatanatyam dancer from Chikkaballapura, Karnataka. She works in the South Indian cinema.
Haripriya was born as Shruthi in Chikkaballapura, Karnataka. She studied at Vidya Mandir and completed her Pre-University Course (PUC). Due to her brother, she moved to Bangalore, where she learned Bharatanatyam and received acting assignments. Her grandfather was a theatre personality, whom she then followed as an actress.
Haripriya used to participate in cultural programmes. When she was studying in 12th class, director Richard Castelino saw stills of her from the programmes and offered her the female lead role in the Tulu film Badi. She made her Kannada film debut in Manasugula Mathu Madhura (2008), following which she was part of unsuccessful ventures such as Vasanthakala. Her performance in the political satire Kallara Santhe (2009) earned her a Filmfare nomination for Best Kannada actress, while her next film Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu released to rave reviews, making Haripriya popular in Karnataka. In 2010, she also forayed into the Tamil and Telugu film industries with Kanagavel Kaaka, and Bhumika Chawla’s maiden production, Thakita Thakita, respectively, with the latter emerging a moderate success. After that, she become busy with Tamil and Telugu projects, working on Cheran’s Muran in Tamil and Pilla Zamindar in Telugu. She was also part of the political drama Mukhyamantri I Love You, produced in 2008, which has not been released.
In 2012, Haripriya debuted in Malayalam with Thiruvambadi Thampan. In her third Telugu film Abbayi Class Ammayi Mass she played a call girl and she did a two week long workshop to get into the character. She has completed the film Ranatantra in Kannada. In Telugu, she is shooting for Galata and in Tamil, for Vaaraayo Vennilaave.
She has also signed up Eee Varsham Sakshiga in which she plays Seetha Mahalakshmi who, she said, “is modern, yet has a traditional outlook”  and the Malayalam film Bhadrasanam, a sequel to the popular Anandabhadram in which she was said to play an airhostess who is also a medical college student.
By Anil Blon