Madhavi Sharma is an Indian film actress known for her works in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi and Oriya cinema. In a career spanning seventeen years, she has acted in around three hundred films. She was one of the top actresses from 1976 to 1996 in Telugu & Tamil films.
Madhavi was born in Hyderabad, India to Sasirekha and Govindaswamy, on 12 August 1962. She grew up with a sister and a brother, named Keerthi Kumari and Dhananjay respectively. She learnt Bharat Natyam from Uma Maheswari and folk dance from Mr. Bhatt from an early age and gave more than a thousand dance performances. She attended Stanley Girls High School in Hyderabad, Abids Branch.
In 1996, her Hindu spiritual teacher Swami Rama arranged her marriage to one of his followers, a pharmaceutical businessman named Ralph Sharma, who was born to an Indian Hindu father and a German mother in the United States. Ralph first met his Hindu Guru, Swami Rama at the age of 23 at the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy. whereas Madhavi first met Guru Swami Rama, in 1995. She married within a few weeks on 14 February 1996 of their introduction. They have three daughters and live in New Jersey.