Kanchan is a yesteryear actress who appeared in many Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi movies. But luck did not smile upon her, and she went into oblivion after making her talent noticed in films of Raj N. Sippy and Sawan Tak banner and a couple of Tamil and Malayalam film. Kanchan’s acting credits included in Telugu and Malayalam movies only. She acted with
in 1993 Telugu romance film ‘Prema Pusthakam’, which was partly directed by
before his death.
Later the film was finished by his father, Gollapudi Maruthi Rao. It featured debutant Ajith Kumar and Kanchan in the lead roles. That is how this actress made her debut in Tollywood. The film was a success, and she followed with a Malayalam flick opposite Mohanlal in ‘Gandharvam’ that released in 1993. This Malayalam movie had a tremendous initial and ended up as a box office hit. Even in Bollywood, she acted with
in ‘Sanam Bewafa’ which was also a box-office hit. However, it was only a Mohanlal film that marked Kanchan’s first leading role in a feature film. However, she was miscast in many Hindi movies as an actress like Sridevi and
made their entry and drew maximum notice from the producer.
An actress who acted with Mohanlal was thereby reduced to getting smaller roles in Bollywood and went unnoticed totally. Later on, she acted in another Telugu film named ‘Allari Premikudu’ opposite
. The film was directed by K Raghavendra Rao and the film had three heroines Soundarya, Kanchan, and Rambha. Although, in Bollywood, she acted with Sridevi and
Shah Rukh Khan
too, her appearances in many B-grade films made her almost an unforgotten face. Kanchan was born on April 17, 1970. Kanchan was not too glamorous and had a girl next-door image, and this was one reason she could not compete with bold and sexy actresses like Rambha or Karishma Kapoor.