Nakshatra Trinayani is an Indian film actress who has been featured in Indian language films, including Kannada and Malayalam.
Nakshatra was born to Kannada's late film director D. Rajendra Babu and former actress Sumithra, where she is an youngest daughter. She has an elder sibling named Umashankari, where she is also an actress.
She studied biotechnology at the Erode Sengunthar College of Engineering.
At the age of 17, the director Sunil Kumar Desai spotted Nakshatra at an event and interacted with her mother, Sumithra, and showing interest in casting her. She was granted the leading role in Desai's Saregama and soon after secured a role in Gokula, which also became her maiden debut, and also acted as one of Hare Rama Hare Krishna's leading roles.
In Gokula she played a timid girl and got a chance to co-act with her mother. Critics were praised about her film success, claiming she was "very good," "steals the stage" and "strikes in a tiny role." She had her first releases in Tamil, Doo and Marudhavelu in 2011. She also made her debut in Malayalam in Vaidooryam the next year, switching her screen name for Malayalam films to Deepthi.
That year, Kili Paadum Gramam, she had a second release of Malayalam. In Vaidooryam, she played Gayathri, "a sturdy woman confronting struggle and emotional pain in order to win her love," Nakshatra reported that the role was a" big challenge "since certain scenes were" very difficult.
She was also signed for the Kannada film Fair & Lovely for "an significant role." In 2015, she starred for the first time in the Malayalam film Village Guys, in which her mother shared screen space.
In Telugu, she has appeared in Rajdooth Movie. She has also featured in the movie Palasa 1978.