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 Vina Vidai Vettai is a Tamil Quiz show that aired >> Read More... 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.
Kanika Tamil Actress


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. 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’. ‘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.   Another version of this bio... 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. 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. She later played a supporting role in Mammootty-starrer Drona 2010. In 2011, Kanika acted in the Malayalam action-thriller film, Christian Brothers, with the ensemble cast consisting of Mohanlal, Sarath Kumar, Dileep, 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 for Sivaji: 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.


Catherine Tresa

Catherine Tresa was born in Dubai. She could neither speak any Indian language (except Hindi) but made her impact in south Indian cinema, especially in Kannada, Telugu and even Malayalam cinema. Though born in a Malayalee Christian family, she cannot speak in Malayalam either. Well, she is one of the Kollywood Divas, who experience issues with the language dialect, but even then makes impression on viewers with stunning look and mind blowing performances.    She did modeling before making her debut in Kannada cinema while she was in Bengaluru. She walked in many ramp shows in Sandal region and got her first break in Shankar IPS opposite Duniya Vijay I 2010. Soon she grabbed some offers in the Malayalam industry and acted in two films ‘’The Thriller’’ and ‘’Back in Action’’. After completing her Malayalam projects, she again grabbed a few more Kannada offers and did two films such as ’’ Vishnu’’ and “Godfather”. Later on, she was cast in Telugu movies such as in Puri Jagannath's “Iddarammayilatho’’ and even “Chammak Challo”.    With a few films on her hand and who cannot speak her dialects well, this model-turned-actress is now the flavor of the season. She is hot, she is sexy and superbly entertaining in any role, be it in Muslim character played by her in Telugu film “Paisa” or even as a mentally challenged woman in Kannada film Godfather. With towering performances, she has now entered the Tamil industry too with ‘’Madras’’which had Karthi in the lead. Her latest release would be director Gunasekhar’s 3-D film ‘’Rudhramadevi’’, which will be simultaneously released in Tamil and Kannada too.    Buzz in the tinsel town is that, Catherine Tresa might be roped in, to play a heroine character with Vishal in Pandiraj’s next flick. She also will be hopefully seen in Selvaraghavan's upcoming film with Simbu. With such big banners, the Madras girl will rule the tinsel town with some good films, although language will remain her issue always.   Another Version Of Catherine Tresa : Catherine Tresa was born on 10 September in the year 1990. She was born in Dubai, which is in the United Arab Emirates. Her real name is Catherine Tresa Alexander. Katherine is a model and, an Indian Film actress who is very versatile in her roles. She has played in many movies in the Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada movie industries. Catherine was born to Roman Catholic Christians who are Malayali in their origin. Her father’s name is Mr. Frank Mario Alexander, and her mother’s name is Tresa Alexander. At home, she mostly converses in the English language and a decent little Hindi. Although she has her origin as Malayali she does not know a bit about the Malayalam language. She pursued her secondary education the city Dubai. She pursued her graduation degree from the College St. Joseph’s in the city Bangalore. She spent two years in the college. She was not so much inclined towards the studies, and she pursued the extra co-curricular ventures such as singing, debating, declamation, skating, dancing. She also learned piano and ice skating. She always believed in herself and claimed that she is best at everything or anything unless or until she does the work wholeheartedly and with full zeal. Katherine was also a volunteer in the Emirates Environment in Dubai during her course of studies. She stepped into the modeling world when she was just 14. She did modeling for some fashion design students in Dubai. She loved the experience and made her mind pursue her career in this field. When she came to India, she offered to model for big proclaimed brands like Deccan Chronicles, Fast Track, Nalli Silks, Josco Jewellers and Chennai Silks. Srikantadatta Maharaja has given her the shot in their calendar through which she gained much recognition. She partakes many ramp walk shows with the fashion guru Prasad Bidapa in many cities. Tresa made her film debut from the superhit Shankar IPS, which is a Kannada movie in the year 2010. Her co-star was Mr. Duniya Vijay. Her first movie was a hit at the box office. Then, she inclined towards doing Malayalam movies such as “The Thriller” in the year 2010 and “Uppukandam Brothers Back In Action” in the year 2011. In the year 2011, she did a part in the movie “Vishnu” which was a Kannada Movie. The role she played was quite opposite to what she has in her real life. She got applauds and accolades when she did a groundbreaking job in the Kannada movie “Godfather” in the year 2012. She played a role of a mentally ill woman. She depicted the character so apt. The movie was directed by filmmaker and cinematographer Mr. Sethu Sriram. Due to this, she has been nominated for the Filmfare Awards South under the category Best Supporting Actress. It was her first nomination in the 60th award show. She played a bold, beautiful, dynamic, urban, high-class role in the movie “Chammak Challo” in the year 2013. Neelakanta directed this film. Although the movie failed badly at the box office, the actress got affirmative reviews regarding her acting skills which boosted her confidence. She undertook a Telugu movie called “Idarammayilatho” in the year 2013 in which she played a role named “Akanksha” which perfectly suited her character. She got good reviews. She has won the SIIMA award in the year 2015 for “Best Debutant” in the Tamil genre. She has notably done many movies such as “Madras”, “Paisa”, “Errabus” in the year 2014. She has been consistent with her performances and has gained much prominence.

Catherine Tresa Tamil Actress