Ritu Varma is an Indian film actress from Telangana who mainly works in Telugu cinema and Tamil cinema. She is best known for her performance in the short film Anukokunda and the movie Pelli Choopulu, which elevated her into overnight fame.
Ritu Varma was born and brought up in Hyderabad. She did her intermediate from Villa Marie College for Women, Hyderabad and holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Malla Reddy Engineering College. After completing her graduation, she took part in the Miss Hyderabad Beauty pageant and was declared the first runner-up.
Ritu Varma rose to fame with her performance in the short film Anukokunda. The short film won the Best Film award at the 48HR Film Project competition in 2012 and also fetched Ritu the Best Actor (Female) award. The short film was later screened at the Cannes Short Film Corner in 2013.