Shweta Basu Prasad was born on 11 January 1991. She started her career as child artist in a Bollywood film Makdee for which she won National Award for Best Child Artist in 2002. She also acted in famous TV serial Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki as Shruti. She made her debut in Telugu cinema in 2008 with film Kotha Bangaru Lokam.
On August 31, 2014, she was arrested from a five star hotel of Hyderabad in a compromising position with a businessman and booked under flesh trade. She has willfully admitted to the reason and has claimed that flesh trade among movie actress is far more common than is know. This created a big controversy and various other actress like Deepika Padukone and Sakshi Tanwar came forward to support and even National award winner director Hansal Mehta offered a role to her in his next film.