Other names of Kanika: Kaniha, Divya Venkatasubramaniam, Kanika Subramaniam

Kanika also known as Kaniha is a popular south Indian actress, who was born in Madurai. Her original name is Divya. She studied in TVS Matriculation School in Madurai. She was very studious and got Award from the Tamil Nadu Government in 1999. Then, she completed her Mechanical Engineering course in BITS PILANI in Rajasthan. She was a good singer and she appeared in many musical shows during her childhood. She participated in the beauty contest in 2001 in Chennai. She won the contest and her photographs were published in the magazines. Seeing her photo, director Susi Ganesan gave her an opportunity to act in his movie named 5 Star. Prasanna and Krishna were also introduced in that movie, which was produced under the banner of Mani Ratnam Mani Ratnam is an Indian filmmaker deeply rooted t >> Read More... Mani Ratnam . The movie became a hit and Kanika became a notable actress. She got opportunities in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam movies.

As she was doing her graduation, she denied many offers from popular directors, including Shankar and P C Sreeram. During her winter vacation, she made her Telugu debut ‘Ottessi Chepputunna’ opposite hero Srikanth. In 2004, she did a Kannada movie called ‘Annavaru’. Her stage name in Kannada is Shravanthi. Then, she got a cameo role in Cheran’s ‘ Autograph AUTOGRAPH (FIVE FINGERS) is a serial that revolves >> Read More... Autograph ’. ‘Aethirree’ with Madhavan and Sada was her next movie. It was also a successful movie. Ennittum is her Malayalam debut movie. Later, she appeared as Ajith Kumar’s wife in the Tamil movie Varalaru. Her performance as the mentally retarded woman was applauded by critics. She married Shyam Radhakrishnan, who is the brother of Tamil actress Jai shree.

Kanika returned to acting after she was provided with a good role in the Malayalam movie Baghyadevatha. ‘Pazhassi’ Raja with Mamooty is one of her memorable movies. She took a break for few years, for her maternity and then returned to the cinema. Her latest venture is in Okay Kanmani, as a guest. She is also a good dubbing artist and she rendered her voice in ‘Sachien’, ‘Anniyan’ and ‘Shivaji the Boss’ to the female leads in these movies.


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Kanika Subramaniam is an Indian actress, dubbing artist, playback singer and television anchor. She was born as Divya Venkatasubramaniam in Madurai, Tamil Nadu in India to Mr. and Mrs. Venkat Subramanian, who were working as engineers. She was popularly known as Kaniha or Kanika. 

She attended TVS Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Madurai, where she earned many awards such as the Tamil Nadu State Award for Educational Excellence. Later, she took a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani, Rajasthan. 

She developed her singing skills right from her childhood after joining pop and light music shows. As a pop singer, she usually donned stage performances while she was still studying. A model suddenly backed out in the Miss Chennai beauty pageant in the year 2001, and she participated in the event. Luckily, she took the second place position, which led to a film career later on. Ace director Susi Ganesan saw her in a magazine and offered her to do the lead female role in his second film. 

She accepted the offer, and she changed her name to Kanika. She made her debut as an actress in Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film entitled Five Star in 2002. This movie also marks the debut of th actor Prasanna. Kanika finished this film in summer since she was still studying at that time. Subsequently, she declined all the offers to pursue her studies and finish her graduation. Before she graduated, she debuted in the Telugu film industry through the film, Ottessi Chepputunna, which she did during winter vacation. When she graduated, she has decided to try her luck in the tinsel town.

She starred in the Kannada feature film, Annavaru in 2003. This was followed by a cameo role in Cheran’s critically acclaimed film, Autograph in 2004. In the same year, she acted with Madhavan, Sadha and Rahman in the Tamil action comedy film, Aethirree. She played a significant role in the Tamil film Dancer and made a comeback in the Telugu cinema as she reprised her role in the Telugu remake of Cheran’s Autograph entitled Naa Autograph "Naa Autograph" was a Telugu TV show. The TV show >> Read More... Naa Autograph . Kanika acted in the Kannada film, Sye in 2005, alongside Sudeep in the lead role. Kanika made her debut in the Malayalam cinema through the drama film, Ennittum in 2006.

She played the role of a mentally-challenged wife of Ajith Kumar’s character in the Tamil action thriller film, Varalaru in the same year. After three years, she made a comeback in the Malayalam film, Bhagyadevatha, which also features Jayaram, Narain and Innocent in the lead roles. This film had a successful run at the box office and earned her a nomination at the Filmfare for Best Actress. She was also awarded the Asianet Special Jury Award, Best Actress award at the Kerala Film Critics Association’s Atlas Film Critics Award and the Best Actress award at the Annual Malayalam Movie Award. 

She was seen in the Kannada film, Rajakumari and the Malayalam historical drama film, Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja in 2009. Her last release of the year was another Malayalam film entitled My Big Father with Jayaram and Guinness Pakru Malayalam comedy star Pakru, has the prefix Guinne >> Read More... Guinness Pakru . She later played a supporting role in Mammootty-starrer Drona 2010. In 2011, Kanika acted in the Malayalam action-thriller film, Christian Brothers Click to look into! >> Read More... Christian Brothers , with the ensemble cast consisting of Mohanlal, Sarath Kumar Actor Sarath Kumar made a headline in Kollywood by >> Read More... Sarath Kumar , Dileep, Suresh Gopi Malayali by birth, Suresh Gopinath, also known as >> Read More... Suresh Gopi and more.

In 2012, she had three releases including the Malayalam drama part-thriller film, Bavuttiyude Namathil, which was written and produced by Ranjith. Her performance in the film as a housemaid earned her the Vanitha Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. In the year 2013, she played a pivotal role in M. Padmakumar’s Orissa. Kanika went on to appear in few Malayalam films in 2014 and 2015. 

She was lately seen in a cameo appearance in the Tamil romance film, O Kadhal Kanmani. Besides acting, Kanika also worked as a dubbing artist. She has dubbed for Genelia D’ Souza in the Tamil romance film, Sachein in 2005, for Sadha in Anniyan and Shriya Saran Shriya Saran, the timeless beauty, is a much loved >> Read More... Shriya Saran for Sivaji: The Boss Click to look into! >> Read More... The Boss in 2007. She also sang Engalukku in the Tamil film, Five Star. She got married to Shyam Radhakrishnan, a software engineer from the US, on June 15, 2008, and they have a son named Sai Rishi.

Aksha Pardasany  Tamil Actress

Aksha Pardasany

Aksha Pardasany is a popular actress who is performing in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. She was born in the year 1991. She hails from the Northern part of India and Sindhi is her mother tongue. Aksha Pardasany completed her schooling successfully at ‘Bombay Scottish School’. She is a model, right from the age of ten. Aksha Pardasany, has a passion in acting and she made her debut in the Hindi movie 'Musafir' as a child artist in the year 2001. After three years, she was introduced to the Malayalam film industry, ‘Goal’. When she was performing in Goal as a heroine, she was just 15. Within the next 4 years, she completed nearly 6 Telugu films. Aksha Pardasany’s Telugu debut was through ‘Yuvatha’. Yuvatha had Nikhil Siddharth in the lead role. This movie was a super hit and it made Aksha Pardasany to commit in Telugu films continuously. Ride, Adi Nuvve, Kandireega, Shatruvu and Rye Rye are her hit Telugu movies. She appeared in ‘Bangles’, a Malayalam movie in 2013. In the same year, she did the lead role in the Tamil film, Salim with music director turned actor ‘Vijay Antony’. In the super hit Hindi film Ramleela, Aksha Pardasany appeared as a guest. At present she is doing good roles in Telugu films, Bengal Tiger and Mental Police. Another Version Of This Bio: Aksha is an Actress in India who has worked in Hindi, Telugu, and Malayalam cinema November in 1991, Aksha is just 25 years old and already has worked in a dozen films in all three languages combined. Aksha belongs to the Sindhi community of India. She completed her high school from Bombay Scottish School. Around the age of 5, Aksha had already been bitten by the acting bug. She started modelling from the early of 5 itself and has since been a part of almost 75 commercials till date. Aksha has proved her versatility by acting different roles in her films including a cameo role. She made her debut with a film in Malayalam titled “Goal” when she was still in her 10th standard. The film had another newcomer named Rejith Menon and Mukta George. They both were fresh faces and cast as the lead for this film. The film also starred actors Rahman and Mukesh. The film released on 25th May 2007 with music composed by Vidyasagar and the lyrics by Sharath Vayalar and Gireesh Puthenchery. Even before her full-fledged debut in the film “Goal”, Aksha got the opportunity to play a minor role of a young version of the lead actress in a Hindi Movie. This was the role of a Young Sameera Reddy in the film “Musafir” in 2004. She was cast as a child who portrayed the younger version of the main character of Sam. This movie had a big star cast including yesterday’s heartthrob Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Pancholi, Sameera Reddy, Shakti Kapoor, Koena Mitra, etc. This film saw almost 100% booking at the cinemas due to its controversial contents including some sensual scenes and a kiss between Sameera Reddy and Anil Kapoor. This film is believed to be based on the story of “U-turn”, a thriller movie Oliver Stone from 1997. Aksha went on to do many films and received appreciation from the critics for her acting skills. The director of her first film “Goal” again signed her for another movie named “Yuvatha” in 2008. This was also a lead role for Aksha where she played a girl named Vishalakshi also known as Baby. She is mainly known for her films like Yuvatha, Kandireega and Ride. She appeared in the very successful Bollywood film named “Ramleela” in a cameo role. She also did a cameo in a Telugu film titled “Bengal Tigers” in 2015. And before that, she made an appearance as a guest in a Malayalam Film “Bangles”.



Tamil-Malayalam actress Kasthuri was on top of the world when she made her debut in the Tamil film in the year 1991 and has been a successful star till 2003. She had acted in a number of Tamil films till 2003 and had vanished away from tinsel town. However, after a gap of few years, this tall and slender actress made her comeback with Malai Malai in Tamil in 2009 and had acted even in Malayalam and Telugu movies too. She enjoys acting and wants to do only those roles which are backed by the script. Currently, she does not require the run-of-the- mill women character at all, but would be interested in doing some memorable roles only. This yesteryear south Indian actress turned out to be a very popular television anchor too. After she did a memorable role in Malayalam cinema with Aniyan Vava Chettan Bava, she returned to acting by playing a pivotal role in Rajesh Pillais’ Mili. In Nancy, she had a strong character of a woman with a mind of her own. Her popularity in small screen was in greater demand when she had hosted a quiz show Vina Vidai Vettai in Tamil Channel Puthu Yugam TV, which made waves for becoming the best quiz master.     This actress had schooling in Chennai and started modeling at her young age when she was in high school. She won the Madras Title in 1992. Subsequently, she got film offers too. She debuted as a heroine in Chinnavar in 1993 with Prabhu Ganesan. She also played the role of Kamala Haasan’s beloved daughter in the film Indian (Tamil) which was made in other languages too. After she acted in the Telugu film Bhaaratheeyudu (Tamil version Indian), she got a chance to act in some more Telugu films which however did not give her any footage to her career. She later concentrated in Tamil and Malayalam movies only.

Kasthuri Tamil Actress