Samvrutha Sunil was born to Sunil and Sadhana in Kannur, in northern Kerala on October 31, 1986. She has a younger sister Sanjuktha Sunil,who did the sound recording of the film Spanish Masala. She did her schooling at St. Teresas A.I.G.H.S. school in Kannur.
Samvrutha Sunil’s first film was to be titled Hello and directed by Ranjith, but the film got shelved. She was also considered for the movie Nandanam to play the lead character, but the shooting was planned during her board examination. So her parents decided against her acting in that film. Samvrutha Sunil’s entry into the film industry happened with Rasikan (2004). The film was not a significant success but her performance was noted. The film was directed by Lal Jose, to whom she fondly refers as her mentor. Samvritha later associated in three more successful films withhim. After Rasikan, she acted in films like Nerariyan CBI (2005) and Chandrolsavam (2005). Both the films were directed by veterans and had ensemble casts lead by superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal respectively but Samvrutha went mostly unnoticed in those films. It was her character Sherly in Lal Jose’s Achanurangatha Veedu (2005) which became an eye opener for her. She became more popular in the melodious song sequence “Pachappanamthathe” from the film Nottam (2006), which had a catchy beat and was picturised well. Her characters in Moonnamathoral (2006), Pothan Vava (2006) and Vaasthavam (2006) were memorable. Later, she starred in many successful ventures including Arabikkatha (2007), Chocolate (2007), Minnaminnikoottam (2008), and Thirakkatha (2008). She appeared in a guest role in Priyanandanan’s national award-winning film Pulijanmam (2006) and Rafi Mecartin’s Hallo (2007).
Samvrutha Sunil made her Tamil debut in Uyir, where she played the heroine opposite Srikanth. Her debut Telugu movie was Evadithe Nakenti (2007), a remake of Malayalayam hit Lion. Her hobbies include watching movies and riding her motorcycle.
Samvrutha married Akhil Jayaraj on November 1, 2012 at Kannur. Akhil is a software engineer from Kozhikode, who works in the United States. Even though the ceremony was in November 2012, their wedding registration took place in January 2012. This was done so that she would get a visa to settle in the US by the time their wedding ceremony took place.