Rakshita (born as Swetha) is an Indian actress popular in Kannada and Telugu Cinema. Rakshita is the daughter of well-noted Kannada Cinematographer BC Gowrishanker and actress Mamatha Rao. She made debut with “Appu” alongside Puneet Rajkumar in Kannada and entered into Telugu films with “Idiot”, the remake of “Appu”.

In a short time, Rakshita has become a popular heroine and acted alongside the top heroes like Nagarjuna, NTR, Mahesh Babu and Chiranjeevi. She quit the films after marrying the Kannada director Prem.