Parvathi Melton (born 7 January 1983) is an Indian American actress and former model who mainly works in Telugu Film Industry. She appeared in several Telugu and Malayalam movies. She acted with Raja in the film Vennela, which turned out to be a success. She acted in the super hit Malayalam film Hallo with South Indian star Mohanlal. She again shot to fame with item song in Telugu movie Dookudu opposite Mahesh Babu.
Parvathi was born in California to a German father Sham Melton and an Indian Punjabi mother Darika Preet. Parvathi stated that she was named by her father, who though being German practices Hinduism. She has one younger sister Ariana Sitara Melton. She is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. She graduated from Emeryville High School and attended Vista Community College in Berkeley, California. She took part in several beauty pageant's and won the Miss. Teen India Bay Area pageant in 2004 and the Miss India Le Visage USA pageant in 2005. She speaks fluent English, Hindi, Urdu and rudimentary Punjabi, Gujarati and Telugu. While still studying in Vista College, she was offered the lead role in the Telugu film Vennela. Although she intended to go back to school but the film's success kept her away.
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