Madhumitha (born August 20, 1981 as Swapna Madhuri) is an Indian actress, who has appeared in films in various South Indian industries, frequently in Tamil and Telugu films. She is probably best known for her roles in Puttintiki Ra Chelli, Kudaikul Mazhai, Aanivaer and Arai En 305-il Kadavul.
Madhumitha started her acting career under her birth name Swapna Madhuri with the 2002 Telugu film Sandade Sandadi (2002) doing a pivotal supporting role. After essaying supporting roles in a couple of Telugu films like Manmadhudu (2002) along with Akkineni Nagarjuna and Sonali Bendre, Ammailu Abbailu (2003) and Puttintiki Ra Chelli (2004) sharing screen space with Arjun and Meena, she got introduced to the Tamil film industry by R. Parthiban in his film Kudaikul Mazhai (2004), enacting the lead female role and changing her screen name to Madhumitha, named after her character in the film.
Though the film ended up as a box office bomb, Madhumitha got several offers from Tamil directors, staying in Kollywood and starring in films like Amudhey (2005), Englishkaran (2005) opposite Sathyaraj and Namitha and Naalai (2006), which, however, did not give her any recognition, despite being moderate successes. She then got to star in the 2007 Tamil independent film Aanivaer, a film about the Sri Lankan Civil War, in which she enacted the role of doctor. Since the film got released in many Western Tamil diasporal regions, she herself got widely noticed by the Tamil audience, winning accolades for her performance. In 2008, she appeared in the Tamil comedy film Arai En 305-il Kadavul, directed by Simbudevan, acting along with comedy actors Santhanam and Ganja Karuppu, essaying the role of a sex worker, which fetched her much critical acclaim. She is currently awaiting the release of her forthcoming Tamil films, including Yogi, pairing opposite director-turned-actor Ameer Sultan of Paruthiveeran fame, and Solla Solla Inikkum.