Madhu Shalini (born 21 July 1989) is an Indian film actress and model, who predominantly works in the Telugu Film industry, but has also appeared in Kannada, Hindi and Tamil language films. She has previously worked as a television anchor as well. Madhu Shalini was born in Hyderabad, Telangana. Her father Hameed is a businessman and mother Polapragada Raj Kumari is an advocate and a classical dancer. Like her mother, she also learned Kuchipudi, before taking part in a beauty contest, which she won and which paved her way for a modelling career.