Kriti Kharbanda is an Indian film actress who began her career primarily in Kannada and Telugu cinema. She did her schooling in Baldwin Girls High School, she attended Bishop Cotton Women's Christian College before graduating from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College. She holds a diploma in jewel designing. As a child, she was also featured in a number of advertisements and she continued modelling while in school/college. Her prominent modelling campaigns during her college days were for Bhima Jewellers, Spar, and Fair and Lovely. Kriti was selected as the female lead for the Telugu film Boni opposite Sumanth, which was directed by Raj Pippala. Although the film was unsuccessful at the box office, she landed a prominent role in the Pawan Kalyan film Teen Maar. Her next release, however, was her debut Kannada film, Chiru. Her performance was mostly well received. The film was a hit at the box office in 2010. In 2011, she was also seen in a guest role in the successful Telugu romantic comedy Ala Modalaindi, before Teen Maar released. The film turned out to be an average grosser. She had four releases in 2013, two each in Telugu and Kannada. Her Telugu films, Bhaskar's Ongole Githa, and Kalyan Ram's Om 3D, the first 3D action film in Telugu cinema, were box office failures. Her career in Kannada however saw a huge upswing with the romantic comedy Googly. The film went on to collect over 15 crores at the box office, emerging as one of the highest-grossing Kannada films in 2013. Kriti's rise in popularity resulted in her being voted Bengaluru Times Most Desirable Woman of 2013. Her 2014 Kannada releases, Super Ranga starring Upendra, Belli, in which she was paired with Shiva Rajkumar, and Thirupati Express, a remake of the Telugu film Venkatadri Express; all fetched a generally positive response. Kriti's most recent Kannada film Minchagi Nee Baralu released in December 2015 to positive reviews. Her upcoming films include Sakkattagavne, Naa Mechida Huduga, Dalapathy, Sanju Weds Geetha 2, Maasti Gudi, Bruce Lee and Raaz 4.