Swara Bhaskar was born in Delhi. Her father is a Telugu naval officer and her mother is a professor of cinema studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Before her movie career Swara Bhaskar was part of a theater group Act One. Her movie career started in 2009 with the movie Madholal Keep Walking. She was noticed for her brilliant performance in the movie. The movie which changed her fate was a comedy movie in 2011. Tanu Weds Manu.