Kalyani is popular for her screen name, Poornitha. She is a South Indian actress, born in November 23, 1990 in Tamil Nadu. She lives and rose in Bangalore and her mother tongue is Kannada. She can speak the Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, Hindi and English languages. She is mostly seen in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada. She started her acting career on her early age through some television series. One summer, while playing outside her house, a shoot is currently happening near her place. One of the artists did not attend and so, the production asked Kalyani if she can do the role and that was her very first offer in the industry.
She became popular when she played as Julie in the 2001 Tamil drama film, Alli Thanda Vaanam along with
. Her acting was praised for exceeding expectations of a child artist and was claimed to be mature and cute. Since then, she started to appear in various films when she was a child and then later, she acted as the teenage daughter of Raadhika Sarathkumar in the TV series Annamalai on Sun TV.
She changed her name to Poornitha and performed in Marandhen Meimarandhen as a heroine that failed to become a box office hit in 2006. Then she was starred in the Tamil film, Prathi Gnayiru 9.30 to 10.00. She then acted in Malayalam as well as Telugu films. Poornitha also worked as an anchor in
of Vijay TV and changed her name again to Kalyani. She appeared in the Season 2 of Pirivom Santhipom and Pirivom and Santhipom on Vijay TV. She also did the TV series, Thayumanavan on Vijay TV and anchored in Super Singer Junior on the same channel. She was also an anchor in the Raj TV’s Beach Girls.
Kalyani also did the Tamil action film, Shree followed by the Malayalam film, Kattuchembakam in 2002. Her next film, Ramanna was critically acclaimed. Then she did Jayam, Mullavalliyum Thenmavum and more.
Kalyani was married through a formal ceremony with Doctor Rohit from Bombay on December 12, 2013. Their marriage is arranged but turned out to be a love marriage.