Dhivyadharshini

Other names of Dhivyadharshini: Divyadarshini, Dhivyadharshini Neelakandan, Dhivyadharshini Ravichandran, DD
Dhivyadharshini is a Tamil TV show host and compere. She is well known throughout Tamil Nadu as ‘DD’. Many newspapers praise her as the most successful compere in the history of Tamil TV industry. She came into this field under the compulsion to make her elder sister and brother study and to meet her family’s ends.
 
Dhivyadharshini was born in Chennai to Tamil Brahmin parents. She lost her dad at an early age and she entered the TV industry when she was 14. She acquired the chance to host Vijay TV’s ‘UngalTheerpu’. The bubbly actress was loved by everyone on the sets who predicted a history behind her. She was never let go from her alma mater Vijay TV though she had acted in serials in other channels too. 
 
K.Balachander made her debut in serials through his ‘ Rekkai Kattiya Manasu’ in Raj TV and the positive reviews she got on account of her good performances gained her a wild card into the silver screen. She featured in Kamal Hassan’s production ‘Nala Damayanthi’ as a Brahmin girl, much to the likings of Tamil people. Subsequently, in her movie ‘ Whistle’ her character turns the movie apart. After a few small roles in some movies and a role in an independent English film by Roopa Swaminathan, she again returned to the TV industry.
 
Her return to the small-screen was ecstatic as she got offers from all TV channels. She meticulously chose Sun TV and Vijay TV, the then leaders of TV industry. She appeared in Radaan’s productions ‘ Selvi’ and ‘ Arasi’ alongside Radhika and then started participating and then hosting ‘Jodi No.1’. Till date, she is the host of the popular dance show. She also has compered about 20 shows in Vijay TV alone that made her scale great heights. She also is the host of her own show ‘Koffee with DD’ in Vijay TV in which she interviews celebrities.
 
DD’s got married to her childhood friend Srikanth, who served as Gautham Vasudev Menon’s assistant director. She frequently mentions about her late father, who she misses throughout and dedicates all awards to him and Vijay TV. She also lends her voice for several heroines, mostly in Venkat Prabhu’s movies ‘Saroja’ and ‘ Goa’. She did her B.A, M.Phil through correspondence in Loyola College, since she was the most sought TV host and will continue to be the same for years to come.
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Priyadarshini

Priyadarshini is a Tamil TV actress/compere, who is well known for her charming manner of comparing her shows. She is also the sibling of Divyadarshini, another famous compere. She was born in Singapore and brought up in Chennai. Her father passed away in her early ages and she was brought up by her mother. Priyadarshini started her career in modelling and acted in a commercial for a soap in 1998. She then appeared in DD’s ‘Vizhudugal’, which she claims, is still close to her heart. Her performance won her a chance in Sun TV, where she started t grow enormously. She hosted over 20 programs in the Sun network and still continues to be a part of it. Priyadarshini is a good dancer. She won the Best female dancer award in Vijay TV’s ‘Boys vs. Girls’ and was the title winner of Kalaignar TV’s ‘Maanada Mayilaada’ pairing with Bala. She won the 'Mylapore Academy award' for The Best Actress for the serial ‘Ethanai Manidargal’. She has also acted in serials like ‘Kolangal’, ‘Vasantham’ etc. She got into a controversy when she hugged Kamal Hassan in the game show ‘Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi’ (the Tamil version of Kaun Banega Crorepati). Some political parties accused her of tormenting Tamil Nadu’s culture by hugging and kissing in public, that too in a game show that is telecast worldwide. However, nothing big happened and the incident fizzled out. Priyadarshini appeared in a cameo role in the movie ‘Puli Varuthu’ as herself and was casted in a few other Tamil movies in negligible roles. DOB: 4th June, 1978 Serials acted: Vizhudugal, Kanavugal, Ilavasam, Kolangal, Vasantham, My Dear Bootham Movies acted: Puli Varudhu(cameo appearance) Another Version Priyadarshini is a renowned Tamil actress. She is known for her work as Video Jockey, TV anchor and actress. She is very successful in her work and has entertained the general audience for many years with her humor and acting. She was born in Singapore, but her home town is Chennai. She always had the spark in her from the childhood and was distinguished from others. She was a talented girl and made many cameos in various TV series in childhood.      She acted in Dhavani Kanavukal in the role of Barathi in 1984. She also appeared as a child artist in Idhya Kovil and Shubhyathra in 1985 and 1990 respectively. Her confidence always led her forward and gave her huge success. Her career took off with a daily soap, Vizhudugal on DD Podhigai in 1998. Her role in this serial earned her various acclaims and is still one of her favorite roles ever. She did a movie, but her real focus was always on serials. She made an appearance in Puli Varudhu, a Tamil movie. She loved her job of anchoring and was always full of enthusiasm while doing it. She is also a great dancer; she was declared a winner in the dance show Maanada Mayilada. She also won Best Female Dancer at Vijay TV’s Boys vs. Girls. She is one of the top television anchors. She acted in various TV serials like Kanavugal, IIavasam, Kolangal, Rakha IPS and Tharkappu Kalai Theeratha. Her roles in these serials fetched her various film offers, of which she took some.  Priyadarshini has a sibling named Divyadarshini, who is also a TV anchor and television actress. She earned many praises and pulled fans from across India. She also won a Mylapore Academy Award for best Actress for Ethanai Manidargal and was an MM2 title winner. She is the veteran anchor of Vijay TV and has carried her work of anchoring with great character and has always excelled in it.

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