Swara Bhaskar Chitrapu is an Indian actress who works in the Hindi film industry. She has received two Filmfare Award nominations. Bhaskar, the daughter of naval officer Chitrapu Uday Bhaskar, was born and raised in Delhi. After receiving her bachelors degree in English literature from the University of Delhi, she enrolled herself at the Jawaharlal Nehru University to complete her masters in Sociology. 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. Her performance in the film was well received by critics and she garnered a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination.