Namitha (born Namita Mukesh Vankawala) is an Indian actress, who has appeared in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films. She was crowned Miss Surat during the year 1998. She was a contestant in the 2001 Miss India pageant. She appeared in a number of TV commercials such as Himani cream and hand soap, Arun Ice Cream, Manikchand Gutka, and Nyle herbal shampoo. . She made her acting debut in the Telugu film Sontham opposite to Aaryan Rajesh,directed by Sreenu Vitla. Subsequent to that, she starred in the Tamil film "Aai". On 26 October 2010, there was an attempt to kidnap her by a fan at Trichy in Tamil Nadu On 17 April 2011, She inaugurated the Nungambakkam (Chennai) branch of the sports cafe Blitzz. Namitha has been an advocate of safe driving. In June 2012, she partnered with Tamil actor Bharat to promote awareness of safe driving..