Sharada is a three time national award winning South Indian actress. She originally hails from Andhra Pradesh. She has achieved success through Malayalam movies. Initially she did many supporting roles in Telugu films and later on moved to Malayalam film industry and gained success there. She is also known as Urvashi Sharada because earlier the National Film Award for Best Actress was officially designated the Urvashi Award. Sharada has been selected for the prestigious NTR National Award 2010, instituted by the Andhra Pradesh state government.