Dhanya Mary Varghese was born on September 17, 1985. She is from Koothatukulam, Kerala. In 2012, Kerala Film Critics Award gave her the Best Actress award for her performance in Daivathinte Swantham Devootty. Dhanya got educated from St. Josephs Higher Secondary School and M.K.M. Higher Secondary School, Piravom. She did her graduation in St. Teresa’s College, Cochin. She was a dancer from her school days, and she started modeling from her college days. She was a part of the famous Kalabhavan institution at Cochin, which has contributed many great artists to Malayalam cinema. Her first performance in a movie was as a junior artist dancing for a song in the movie Swapnam Kondu Tulabharam. In 2006, she debuted as an actress in the Tamil movie Thirudi. Her first Malayalam movie was Namna directed by Sharath Chandran Wayanad in 2007. She then became the lead actress in the movie Thalappavu in 2008 in Malayalam. She is known mainly for her roles in Thalappavu, Vairam: Fight for Justice (2009), Kerala Café (2009), Nayakan (2010), and Pranayam (2011). From 2007-2011, she has acted in many television commercials. Her famous advertisements are the ones she did for Kirti diamonds, Asian paints, Prince Jewelry, Kalyan Silks, Malayala Manorama, East Tea, and Narasimham Hair Oil. She has acted in several Malayalam music videos as well. She got married to
, who is also an actor in 2011, and they have a son Johan.