With her beautiful eyes and charismatic onscreen presence Janani Iyer is indeed a future promise of Southern film industry. Born on March 31, 1989 in Chennai, she did her schooling also in the same city. Later she pursued a Computer Science course in an Engineering Institution. During this juncture she got into modeling thinking it would be helpful with her studies.
In order to earn more she performed in several advertisements in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. She has over 150 TV advertisements to her credit. She did advertisements for money but was mainly interested in acting; she even confessed her love for acting once. Janani did a couple of films, Thiru Thiru and
while she was a busy model. The roles were small in these movies but she was noticed for her unique performance.
Tamil director A. L. Vijay introduced Janani to director Bala and eventually the latter called her for audition, and Janani came out in flying colors. This is how she got her offer in Avan Evan and that film proved to be box office success. Thegidi, Kazhugu and Paagan are some of the other Tamil films that Janani acted. Thegidi was well received both critically and commercially.
Later she experimented with Malayalam film industry. Janani Iyer gradually entered into Malayalam films and managed to get some acting assignments during 2013. She debuted in Malayalam film industry with ‘
’. She shared screen space with
, Prathap K Pothan and Narain in this film. The film was a big box office success. Her success in Malayalam film industry provided her with four assignments there. The nickname of Janani Iyer is Jaanu. Janani,who is a Tamilian, does not dub for her voice and that is an strength for her. Her childlike face is also an added strength.
In 2014, Janani played an important role in the critically and box-office acclaimed film, Thegidi. She then appeared in few more Malayalam films like 7th Day,
Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal, Koothara,
Ithu Thaanda Police, and
Ma Chu Ka. She later returned in Kollywood in appeared in films like
Adhe Kangal, Mupparimanam, Balloon,
Vidhi Madhi Ultaa, and she’s currently filming the upcoming romantic comedy film, Thollaikatchi, alongside
Ashwin Kakumanu in lead roles. Just a few days ago, Janani joined the second edition of the Bigg Boss Tamil and has become the house captain in Week 1.