Sreenath Bhasi

  • Actor

May 29, 1988  in Kochi, Kerala, India

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Sreenath Bhasi is an Indian model, film actor, and playback singer, who started out as a radio jockey in Red FM 93.5, and then eventually went on to star in several Malayalam films. The actor, who was also a VJ, is most remembered for his notable performances in movies like 22 Female Kottayam (2012), Ustad Hotel (2012), Honey Bee (2013), and Jacobinte Swargarajyam (2016).

Early life
Sreenath was born in Kochi in 1988 and stays in Vypin. He pursued his education at the MG University. He was part of the alternative metal band Crimson Wood when in college. He works as a vocalist for an experimental band from Kerala. He is also a vocalist in his brother`s band Two Decades and After.

Personal life
The actor married his longtime girlfriend Reethu Zachariah on 9th December 2016, at Bolgatty Palace, Ernakulam.

Movie career
Sreenath kickstarted his movie career in 2011 with the Malayalam romantic drama Pranayam, under the direction of Blessy. The story follows the love story of three characters, Mathews played by Mohanlal, Grace by Jaya Prada and Achutha Menon portrayed by Anupam Kher. Sreenath played a supporting role in the film, which received positive reviews and was a commercial success. He then continued with smaller roles in the Rima Kallingal-Fahadh Faasil starrer 22 Female Kottayam (2012), followed by Shyamaprasad`s Arike featuring Dileep, Samvrutha Sunil and Mamta Mohandas in the lead roles. Sreenath was next seen as a band member in the 2012 Dulquer Salmaan-Nithya Menen box office hit Ustad Hotel, and later featured in a minor role in director Lal Jose`s Ayalum Njanum Thammil. After a string of supporting roles, Sreenath was cast in a lead role in the romantic comedy Da Thadiya in the same year, opposite Sekhar Menon and Ann Augustine.

In 2013, he featured as one of the leads in the comedy thriller film Honey Bee, directed by Jean Paul Lal. Sreenath played a friend to lovers Sebastian (Asif Ali) and Angel (Bhavana), who run away, but later struggle for survival. He followed this up with an appearance in the road movie North 24 Kaatham, starring as the lead Fahadh Faasil`s brother. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam, and the critics praised the movie for its fresh concept.

Sreenath`s first venture in 2014 was a supporting role in the political satire Masala Republic starring Indrajith and Aparna Nair. He was later cast in a lead role of a bachelor in the comedy movie Beware of Dogs. In the following year, he had three movie appearances - KL 10 Patthu, Rasputin and Rani Padmini. KL 10 Patthu, in which Sreenath played a supporting role, is about two lovers who elope and how their friends and families try to track their whereabouts. Rasputin was a romantic comedy starring Vinay Forrt as the main character, with Sreenath in a pivotal role, whereas he only had a supporting role in Aashiq Abu`s Rani Padmini.

In 2016, the actor played the son of a successful businessman portrayed by Renji Panicker, in the box office hit Jacobinte Swargarajyam. In the movie, he also shared screen space with popular actors like Nivin Pauly, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan and Sai Kumar. In another film Anuraga Karikkin Vellam in the same year, Sreenath played the friend of a police officer`s son. This movie too was a success at the box office and received positive critical acclaim for being a good family entertainer.

Sreenath`s 2017 release includes the comedy thriller film Honey Bee 2: Celebrations, under the direction of Jean Paul Lal. It features him as part of an ensemble cast including Asif Ali, Bhavana, Baburaj, and Balu Varghese, whereas Lal, Sreenivasan, and Lena play supporting roles. As of 2018, he is associated with the film Iblis and Kumbalangi Nights. His 2019 release includes Virus.

As a playback singer
Sreenath has recorded the songs Vattakkulam from the movie Idukki Gold, and Thaanaro from North 24 Kaatham, both in 2013.