Kalyani Natarajan is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Tamil cinema. She is a Tamilian based in Mumbai where she had enacted as many as 15 Tamil plays on stage. She relocated to Kollywood in order to pursue her passion of acting in films. Before making her debut in movies, she handled many modeling assignments as well. After which she had begun her film journey. She was auditioned for Sathyaraj’s wife in director Vijay’s ‘
Thalaivaa’, but she could not make it. Hence, the first film that came in her lap was ‘
Settai’( Tamil) that released in 2013. ‘Settai’ was a remake of Hindi movie
Delhi Belly where she appeared in a cameo role. In the same year, she appeared as Imran Khan’s sister-in-law in Dharma Productions 'Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’. Sooner, she followed up doing many supporting roles in various Tamil movies. In 2014, she was seen in a movie ‘
Saivam’ (a remake of Telugu film ‘Dagudumootha Dandako,' where she appeared as Nassar's daughter Meenakshi and got noticed. But she met with her biggest success in Mysskin’s Pisaasu where she essayed the role of a mother in the form of Janaki Soundarrajan. It seems that when she came to Chennai for the release function of ‘Saivam’, she met the film director Mysskin and enquired if he was looking for someone to play a character in his film. Later, the director auditioned her for the role. The actress also is doing a small cameo in ‘Atlee’s Vijay 59,’ where she will play the role of a doctor.
This actress who had missed earlier playing Sathyaraj’s wife in ‘Thalaivaa’, was seen playing Sathyaraj’s wife in Editor Anthony’s film ‘’Oru Naal Iravil’ (a remake of Malayalam blockbuster movie "
Shutter"). Her forthcoming movies are ‘
Dictator’ where she plays Nassar’s wife. In Prabhu Deva’s upcoming film ‘Vindohan’, Kalyani will be seen playing actor Varun’s mother. As Tamil cinema is always blessed with a mother role in every movie, it will not be difficult for Kalyani Natarajan to take her career in a flying spirit.