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Shweta Basu Prasad is an Indian film actress. She started her career as a child actress in Hindi films and television series and went on to play lead roles in Bengali,Telugu and Tamil cinema. For her performance in the 2002 film Makdee, she won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist.
Prasad was born in Jamshedpur, Bihar (now in Jharkhand) and moved to Mumbai when she was a child. Her mother Sarmishta is from West Bengal while her father Anuj is from Bihar.She studied commerce in the R. N. Podar High School, Santa-Cruz, Mumbai. She added her mother\\\\\\\'s maiden name Basu to her screen name.
In 2002, Prasad started her acting career as a child actress at the age of 11. She enacted dual roles as Chunni and Munni in the film Makdee, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and got the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for the same. As a child artist, she also acted in the Star Plus series Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii as Shruti, Parvati and Oms daughter, and in soap operas like Karishma Kaa Karishma.
In 2005, she starred in the film Iqbal, which propelled her to mini stardom and got subsequent film offers. Her performance as Khadija in the film, fetched her several accolades including the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 5th Karachi International Film Festival. The following year, she acted in Ram Gopal Varma\\\\\\\'s Darna Zaroori Hai as Ashu.
In 2008, she debuted in Telugu cinema and played her first starring role in the film Kotha Bangaru Lokam, co-starring Varun Sandesh. The film became a large commercial success.Shwetha Basu Prasad could not replicate the success of Kotha Bangaru Lokam. She was seen in Kasko, Kalavar King, Priyudu and Nuvvekaddunte Nenakkadunta. However, the actress could hardly make money from these films as they were all small-budget movies.
On 31 August 2014, Shweta was found in a compromising position at a star hotel in Hyderabad and was booked under prostitution. She has willfully admitted to the charge and has claimed that prostitution among movie actresses is far more common than is known.
The actress was lodged in a rehabilitation center in Hyderabad but was released following a court order on her mother\\\\\\\'s plea. The actress received a lot of support from women on the social media who poured in their sympathy towards her plight. Bollywood film-maker Hansal Mehta intends to offer her a role.
Her on screen mother from the serial Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Sakshi Tanwar, sent her an open letter. She has shown sympathy to her and extended her support to Shweta. Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone came out strongly in support of Shweta and has also asked other heroines to step in and support her. \\\\\\\"It\\\\\\\'s sad, but if that\\\\\\\'s the only way she could run her family, I don\\\\\\\'t think there\\\\\\\'s anything wrong. Instead of making this a scandal, why are we not helping her? We should, in fact, talk about the people who have hired her. Not look down on her\\\\\\\" commented Deepika.
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