Swara Bhaskar (born 9 April 1988) is an Indian film actress who appears in the Hindi film industry. She has received two Filmfare Award nominations and her prime achievements have made her one of the most noticed actresses of the Hindi cinema. She was born in New Delhi in a Telugu family to a Naval officer Chitrapu Uday Bhaskar. She received her bachelors degree in English literature from the University of Delhi and later completed her masters degree in Sociology from the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Bhaskar made her film debut with a supporting role in the 2009 drama Madholal Keep Walking, a commercial failure. She achieved further mainstream attention for her supporting role of a bride-to-be in the commercially successful romantic comedy Tanu Weds Manu (2011). Her performance in the film was well received by critics and she garnered a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination. She received widespread acclaim for portraying an aggressive lover in the critically acclaimed romantic drama Raanjhanaa (2013), for which she earned her second Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination. She then played supporting roles in the romantic comedy Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015) and the romantic drama Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015), both of which were top grossing Bollywood films. Her first major starring role came in the comedy drama Nil Battey Sannata (2016) and she received critical acclaim for her performance. She is also the host of the show Rangoli on DD national.