Rakshita Ponnamma is an actress in the Indian film industry. She works actively in the Kannada film industry. She belongs to the South Indian states of India. She has worked in the Kannada film named as “ Cigarette .” It released in the theatres on the 11th of December in the year 2015. It came under the U/A category. This film falls under the category/ genre of romance which contains lots of drama and a pinch of comedy too which is loved by the Indian audience.

It is a 2-hour film. In this picture, she worked under the direction of S. Shankar who has also directed the film “ Jilebi” and the production of Shankar and ShivuKabbina, and the music director was K. M. Indra who has worked in the film “Meshtru” too. The director was also the story writer. Rakshita was in the lead role in this film. Apart from Rakshitha, her co-stars Nagashekhar who is an actor, director as well as a producer, and Rupa Sri who is a Telugu actress, and has worked in the film Jatayu were also in the lead roles along with her.

Her another co-star Sadhu Kokila who is a talented Indian actor plus a film and music director was in a supporting role. She also worked with Suresh Heblikar who is an actor and a director of many popular movies and Girija Lokesh who is an actress seen in the films, Hasiru Ribbon, Kaanoorayana and many more. She played the role of a girl of Bubbly nature who falls in love with the guy, and at last, she remains heartbroken.

There is a love triangle, and the story is about the harmful effects of smoking cigarette. It also shows the comparison of love with cigarette showing that both of these are injurious to health. Rakshita did a scene in the film in which she had to do a lip lock with the male lead Nagashekhar who gave up smoking and also reduced his weight for this role. Rupa Sri smokes in the film. Her film included a song which has 20 words from twenty different languages.

This film was a success for her career, and it gave her fame and popularity. She is thankful to Nagashekhar as she claims that she got this role because of him. The film received positive reviews from most of its audience, and it was a good break for her career.

Ramya Barna

Ramya Barna is a renowned Kannada film actress. She was born on August 4, 1986, in Kodagu, Karnataka in India. Her father works as RBI’s Assistant General Manager. She studied at Jyoti Nivas College in Bangalore, where she took a Bachelors Degree in Travel and Tourism. She also studied in Mumbai and later started working as Customer Service Executive in Wipro Infotech in Navi Mumbai. She started her acting career in 2008 and took an MBA course at Sikkim Manipal University in 2010. Ramya never thought of becoming an actress. In fact, she declined a film offer from a producer. But her friends told her to try her luck in the glamour industry and accept the offer to play the role of the second heroine in the 2008 Kannada film, Hani Hani. This film marked her debut as a supporting actress. Ramya is still taking her degree while working as an actress. After Hani Hani, she acted with Suraj in Sindesh’ Kannada film, Neenyare. The film failed to make it to the box-office; however, she was recognized as an actress, which led her to bag roles in Yogaraj Bhat’s romantic comedy film, Pancharangi in 2010 and K. Madesh’ Hudugaru, which stars Puneet Rajkumar in the lead role, in 2011. Both films earned her nominations at the Filmfare for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada. Before the films mentioned above, Ramya made her Telugu debut in the year 2008, through the film, Kshudra and also ventured in the Tamil film, Mathiya Chennai in 2009. In the same year, she acted as Pallavi, a music teacher, in the Kannada film, Nannedeya Haadu. She was also seen in Nee Bandu Nintaaga (2010), where she stated that she had to perform in a song out of compulsion. In 2011, she played a cameo role in the Kannada romantic-comedy film, Paramathma, opposite Puneeth Rajkumar. Ramya was starred in the critically acclaimed Indian Tulu film, Oriyardori Asal, alongside Likith Shetty, Rekha Das, Naveen D Padil and Aravind Bolar. This film ran for more than 175 days and became a blockbuster hit of the year. She also got a nomination for Best Actress at the Red FM Tulu Film Awards for her performance in the film. She was seen in V. Ravichandran-starrer film, Mallikarjuna. She was seen in M. D. Shridhar’s Bulbul in 2013. In 2015, she started shooting for the upcoming Kannada film, Toss, which will feature Sandeep and Vijay Raghavendra in the lead roles. Ramya has also wrapped up the shoot for the film Notorious, alongside Rakesh Adiga in the lead role. She also donned an item number in Doodhsagar, and she is yet to appear in Premaya Namah and another Tulu film entitled Madime.

Ramya Barna Kannada Actress