Dr. Sharmila is a doctor, actress, social activist and YouTuber from Tamil Nadu, India. She debuted in a STAR Vijay show, Puthira Punithama? along with N. Mathrubootham, which made her popular. She went on to act in various television series in both Tamil and Malayalam, and a couple of Tamil films.
Sharmila was born on 15 November 1974 into a Brahmin family. Her father Kothandaraman owned a pharmaceutical concern.
Sharmila had a younger brother Hari who died sometime before 2022.
Sharmila attended C.S.I. Ewart Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Chennai, and was a topper there. She also learnt Bharatanatyam for ten years under Nandana Gopalakrishnan.
Sharmila went on pursue an MBBS degree in Orthopedics at Kilpauk Medical College (Chennai) in 1993. Later, she worked as a house surgeon at Government Royapettah Hospital around 19